The Subaru Crosstrek is a popular vehicle for drivers in Virginia, and it's easy to understand why. The mini SUV is affordable and fuel-efficient, and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave the 2019 model its top safety rating. However, according to Insurify, an auto insurance comparison website, the Crosstrek also bears the distinction of being the most-crashed vehicle in the U.S.
Insurify researchers analyzed data from the company's auto quote database to determine which vehicles are most likely to get in an accident. Information contained in the 1.6 million quotes included the make and model of each customer's vehicle as well as its crash history. The researchers found that a little over 13.5% of all vehicles in the database had been crashed at least once. However, they found that 25.81% of all Crosstreks had been in a wreck, making it the most crash-prone vehicle in America. They also found that 25.7% of Honda HR-Vs had been involved in an accident, making it the second most accident-prone vehicle. Other vehicles in the top 10 included the Hyundai Elantra GT, the Infiniti Q50, the Subaru WRX, the Mazda 3, the Acura ILX, the Lexus CT, the Chevrolet Trax and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Only one vehicle, the Chevrolet, came from an American manufacturer. The others were imports from Japan or Korea.
While Crosstreks are more likely to be involved in an at-fault car accident, its high safety rating means that its drivers and passengers are less likely to be injured in a crash. Some crash-prone cars in the past have also had poor safety ratings, making them very dangerous to operate.
Individuals hurt in motor vehicle accidents often face the need for extensive medical treatment. If it can be established that a crash was caused by the negligence of another motorist, injured victims might want to have legal assistance when seeking compensation for their losses.