18. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is part of a recent study that showcased the most dangerous new cars. The Soul is still involved in a good deal of fatal crashes according to research, and that’s not comforting news considering that the majority of Soul buyers are college students and first-time drivers. The Soul still manages to be a hot seller for the Kia brand, and a redesign is imminent. The car has a good deal of positives, but the study does leave a lot to be concerned about.
Still, at this point, the car has developed a reputation for being unsafe. Drivers seem to accept that as the Soul provides a good deal of value for the price. There’s a reasonable amount of airbags in the car, but the small size still makes it a risky proposition. As automakers are continuing to increase the sizes of their crossover offerings, small cars will suffer in vehicle collisions. Kia seems to be unphased by the recent study and in fact, new advertising still boasts about its IIHS top pick award.