What SUVs most often get into accidents: it is better to refrain from buying them

At the beginning of the year, experts conducted a large-scale study on the subject of such cases. They analyzed the statistics of traffic accidents and found out which SUVs were more likely to be in an accident. The parameters that the experts were guided by when compiling the rating: the availability of full Casco coverage for the current year, the number of thefts of certain car models, accidents, insurance payments, etc.

1st place – Lexus LX

This SUV is especially loved by drivers. It is equipped with all-wheel drive, powerful engine, automatic transmission, excellent electronics and many useful systems. The car belongs to the premium class, it is considered quite reliable, but this did not become a guarantee of safety on the road.

As the insurers found out, it was the Japanese SUV that most often appeared in police reports. More than 50% of road accidents with his participation were recorded.

The study also showed that the Lexus LX has been very popular with car thieves for the past few years. 2022 was no exception: compared to other Lexus models, the SUV was stolen more often than others. The number of recorded cases is about 40% of all stolen cars of this brand.

Experts believe there are several reasons for this. First of all, this is the popularity of a premium car. And secondly, the SUV is easy prey due to the fact that it is equipped with fairly simple on-board electronics and a standard immobilizer. An experienced car thief cracks such protection in a short time. Therefore, owners are advised to think through protection on their own.

2nd place – Chery Tiggo 8 PRO

Stylish, powerful crossover enjoys no less popularity among Russians. The seven-seater SUV has something to praise: a turbocharged engine with a robotic gearbox, digital control with 3 displays, a surround view system, low fuel consumption, etc.

However, despite the rich equipment and a lot of “chips” useful for the driver, this did not save the SUV from getting into the top of the most emergency cars. He became the silver medalist of the anti-rating. Although the number of accidents lags far behind the Lexus LX, but compared to other cars, this SUV became a participant in road accidents much more often.

3rd place – Ford Explorer

Large, powerful, fast and comfortable – the car is famous for its many advantages. The premium SUV is available in four trim levels, equipped with a powerful engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The universal SUV became the bronze medalist in the anti-rating of the insurance company. The car got into accidents a little less often than Chery Tiggo 8 PRO. However, compared with other models, the number of accidents with his participation turned out to be quite impressive.

Other participants in the rating

According to the study, other models were less likely to get into an accident. The top most accidental off-road vehicles included several vehicles with a rate of just over 40 percent.

4. Skoda Kodiaq

Mid-size crossover with all-wheel drive, petrol or diesel engine. In the first case, it comes with a manual transmission, in the second – with an automatic one. Develops speed up to 210 km / h.

5. Volkswagen Touareg

Presentable, mid-size crossover. It is often chosen by wealthy drivers. Advantages of an SUV: high quality paintwork, excellent handling and equipment, a powerful engine and a reliable gearbox. Disadvantages: difficulties with the repair of headlights, high cost of maintenance and spare parts.

6. Audi Q7

Mid-size, all-wheel drive crossover. Equipped with petrol and diesel engines, 6- or 8-speed “automatic”. The maximum speed (depending on the model) is 216-250 km / h.

7. Toyota Land Cruiser

Full-size SUV with a powerful gasoline engine, brutal appearance, good off-road performance. Alas, at the same time it is one of the most stolen cars. Therefore, owners have to think through additional protection.

The safest SUVs according to the insurance company

The study of insurance specialists made it possible to identify cars that were less likely to have an accident than others. The best performance – less than 15% accident rate was found in the subcompact crossover Nissan Juke. The car is famous for its reliability and good handling.

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