Mention the most dangerous vehicles on the road today, and the Ram 1500 pickup truck isn’t likely to make many people’s list. Dangerous to others, perhaps, but certainly not the most dangerous vehicle to ride in.
The smart fortwo? That would make sense.
But, once again, we have proof that we live in a world that doesn’t make much sense. Because, according to the website 24/7 Wall St, which compiled information from Consumer Reports ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash safety results, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety vehicle scores and J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, the most dangerous vehicle on the road today is indeed the Ram pickup truck. And the smart’s not even on the list.
The seven vehicles highlighted scored poorly in one area or another in crash testing, typically side or rear impact tests. They all scored badly in rollover testing, with the exception of the Jeep Wrangler.
The seven most dangerous are:
We all know, though, that safety isn’t a very important factor to U.S. car buyers, and 24/7 Wall St. noted, “In fact, sales of all models are up from last year.”
Would you buy a car knowing it is one of the most unsafe on the road?