Deadliest Car Brands in the U.S. Revealed

If you own a Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda or a Dodge, you might want to consider buying another car because analysis has found that these are the deadliest vehicles in the U.S.

According to research by Horwitz Horwitz and Associates, alongside 1point21 Interactive, these five car manufacturers were involved in the most fatal crashes in the past 12 months. The companies took data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and found that the Chevrolet Silverado was the deadliest vehicle in the nation—the make and model involved in 1,774 traffic fatalities.

Deadliest Vehicles in America
The Chevrolet Silverado caused the most traffic fatalities in the past 12 months. Horwitz Horwitz and Associates

The Ford F150 followed in second with 1,539 fatalities with the Honda Accord coming in third—the Accord also ranks as the second most popular car in the U.S. according to Insurify. The study also found that males had the most fatalities in these three cars as well as the Toyota Camry.

Overall, Ford vehicles were involved in the most fatalities, resulting in 7,354 deaths collectively, as shown in the chart below.

RankMakeFatalities
1Ford7354
2Chevrolet6975
3Toyota4401
4Honda3727
5Dodge2699
6Nissan2673
7Harley-Davidson1886
8GMC1564
9Jeep1401
10Hyundai1331

The analysis found that men had a higher chance of being involved in motor vehicle collisions—though the report states that this doesn't mean men driving the vehicles were necessarily at fault.

According to the research, men are also more likely to be driving a truck than women are—six of the top 10 vehicles for men were trucks, with four pickup trucks and two large commercial or big rig trucks listed.

The Top Five Deadliest Cars in America

5. Honda Civic

This make and model was involved in 950 fatalities in the past 12 months, killing 318 female drivers and 594 male drivers. It was also the deadliest vehicle in Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

Honda Civic
An image of the 2018 Honda Civic. Honda

4. Toyota Camry

If you live in Massachusetts, consider not owning this model—it is the deadliest vehicle for people there.

While it's the only state where the vehicle has the highest fatality rate, Toyota has the third highest fatality rate across all its models in the U.S, with 4,401 recorded fatal crashes. Out of this, the Camry accounted for 965 of those fatalities.

Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Saloon (1999 to 2002 exterior). This is the fourth deadliest vehicle in the U.S. according to an analysis of fatal crashes in the past 12 months. Toyota

3. Honda Accord

The third deadliest vehicle in the nation has been involved in the most fatalities in California, District of Columba, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina. Overall, it has seen 1,085 fatalities in the past 12 months, with 370 female drivers and 663 male drivers involved.

Honda Accord
Profile shot of Accord Tourer 2008 in Milano Red—he third deadliest car make and model in the U.S. Honda

2. Ford F150

Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi and Utah have seen the most fatalities from this vehicle—overall 1,539 deaths been involved in these cars.

If you're a male driver, you're more likely to be involved in a fatal crash with these vehicles, as the data shows that 1,318 males over 161 female drivers were part of the fatal crashes.

Overall, Ford is also the make the most involved in fatal crashes in the U.S.

Ford 2021 f-150
An image of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. Ford, overall, is involved in the most fatal crashes in the U.S. Ford

1. Chevrolet Silverado

With this vehicle being the deadliest one in 26 states, including Alabama, Delaware, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Texas and Ohio, Americans should perhaps reconsider owning a Chevy and avoid colliding with one. It's another vehicle more prone to involving male drivers in crashes, 1,538 versus 194 female drivers were reported to be a part of the fatal crashes in the past 12 months.

Chevy Silverado
The Chevrolet 2021 Silverado 3500 HD LTZ. This make and model is the deadliest vehicle in the U.S., with the most fatalities in 26 states. Chevrolet

The full list of the U.S. deadliest vehicles is below.

RankMakeModelFatalities
1ChevroletSilverado1774
2FordF1501539
3HondaAccord1085
4ToyotaCamry965
5HondaCivic950
6NissanAltima761
7ToyotaCorolla739
8FordExplorer622
9FordF250594
10DodgeRam 1500560
11ChevroletImpala543
12KenworthConstruction526
13ChevroletMalibu514
14FreightlinerConventional505
15FordRanger498
16FordFocus487
17FreightlinerCascadia 125484
18GmcSierra464
19JeepGrand Cherokee463
20ChevroletTahoe425
21FordMustang416
22FordEscape404
23FordFusion399
24ToyotaTacoma398
25VolvoVN391
26FordF350388
27HyundaiElantra380
28HyundaiSonata376
29HondaCR-V367
30NissanSentra362
31FordTaurus338
32DodgeGrand Caravan323
33ChevroletGmt-400312
34ChevroletTrailblazer307
35Ram1500305
36FordExpedition297
37ChevroletSuburban294
38ChevroletEquinox289
39ToyotaRav4289
40FordEconoline288
41ToyotaTundra280
42DodgeRam 2500280
43ChryslerTown & Country259
44Toyota4Runner259
45ChevroletCruze251
46GmcNew Sierra237
47DodgeCharger235
48NissanMaxima226
49Mack600222
50ChevroletS Truck219
51VolkswagenJetta217
52DodgeDakota215
53ChevroletCobalt214
54HondaOdyssey208
55NissanFrontier205
56ToyotaPrius203
57KiaOptima201
58ToyotaSienna199
59DodgeDurango198
60Peterbilt379195
61NissanRogue189
62JeepCherokee188
63ToyotaHighlander182
64NissanVersa177
65JeepWrangler Unlimited175
66ChevroletCavalier175
67ChevroletCamaro175
68GmcYukon172
69KiaSorento165
70JeepLiberty165
71Mazda3164
72ToyotaAvalon164
73BuickLesabre164
74PontiacG6164
75HondaPilot163
76ChevroletBlazer159
77Chrysler300158
78YamahaYZFR6156
79HyundaiAccent152
80FreightlinerM2151
81FordEdge150
82NissanPathfinder149
83KiaSoul143
84MercuryGrand Marquis142
85Chrysler200139
86GmcEnvoy139
87International4000136
88LexusRX135
89HyundaiSanta Fe134
90SubaruLegacy133
91ChevroletColorado131
92FordCrown Victoria131
93Harley-DavidsonFLHX130
94LexusES129
95PontiacGrand Prix129
96SubaruForester126
97DodgeJourney122
98LincolnTown Car122
99HondaCBR600122
100Ram2500121