17. Chevrolet Camaro
The pony car has never been considered a safe type of vehicle by any means. What happens when you mix a powerful V8 engine and rear-wheel-drive? Fatalities. The Camaro is one of the most common car models to be involved in a fatal crash. If you’re driving a Camaro, chances are that you want to look cool, and this is why people tend to crash these. The new models have come a long way in terms of safety features and design. But there’s still a stigma that follows the Camaro for its boy racer image.
Deadly car accidents are not just the Camaro’s fault though. A lot of tragedies have to do with user error. These pony cars are being manufactured with huge amounts of horsepower and as such, an inexperienced driver is not going to understand how to handle that much car. Not to mention the fact that the Camaro is rear-wheel drive. That in itself takes a lot of getting used to, especially if you have never driven a rear-wheel-drive car. Luckily, the Camaro does have some advantages in its safety design such as a built-in safety cage and crumple zones. But the Camaro is still on the list for the most fatalities, so keep that in mind when you go to test drive one.