New Study Reveals Cars Americans Crash Most

The Chevrolet Tahoe is the car which is most likely to be involved in a dangerous crash, a new study revealed.

The study, conducted by Dolman Law, compared the number of models involved in fatal crashes throughout the United States in 2020 with how many of each model was sold from 2005 to 2020 to reveal the number of cars that crashed per million cars sold.

On top of the list comes the Chevrolet Tahoe, first produced in 1991 and sold 1,619,617 times between 2005 and 2020. In 2020, drivers crashed while driving a Tahoe 504 times, which results in 311.18 Tahoe crashes per one million sold – the highest ratio in the list.

Chevrolet dominated the top 10, as the number two, three and four on the list are also Chevies, respectively Impala, Sierra and Silverado, as well as the Malibu which comes in tenth place.

Impalas crashed almost 600 times during 2020, which compared to its 2.11 million units sold in the last 15 years results in 283 crashes per million cars sold.

Americans crashed 765 Chevrolet Sierras in 2020 and bought 2.77 million of them from 2005 to 2020, resulting in 276 Sierras crashed per one million sold.

Silverados were involved in 2,129 crashes in 2020, while more than eight million units were sold between 2005 and 2020, resulting in a ratio of 263 Chevy Silverados crashed per one million sold.

The top five closes with the Ford Fusion, 444 of which were involved in a fatal crash during 2020. Also, between 2005 and 2020 Ford sold 1,853,842 Fusions, which means that 240 cars were crashed per one million sold.

Further down on the list there’s more famous names, such as the Dodge Ram Pick-up, with 225.69 crashes per million units sold, the Honda Civic and Accord with respectively 225.09 and 223 crashes per million cars sold and the Nissan Altima, with 213 crashes per million unit sold.

The model which registered the most crashes during 2020 was the Ford F-Series, with 2,255 accidents, however the popular pick-up was sold almost 11 million times between 2005 and 2020, reducing the ratio of crashes per million units sold to 208.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at

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