Wow — I’m glad I don’t drive a Dodge Ram. This is nothing to brag about: that truck was just named the most dangerous vehicle in America. Here’s the story from the New York Daily News:
It’s the title no automaker wants to have, but was given to the Dodge Ram by 24/7 Wall St., a financial publication that put together a list of the worst cars on the road based on testing scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Consumer Reports, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and consumer analyst JD Power.
The Ram 1500, a long-standing high-selling pickup truck in the United States, has a safety track record that “has long been unimpressive,” said 24/7 Wall St., noting poor crash testing results. It also scored a poor 2/5 from JD Power’s Initial Quality Study.
In second place was the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, which earned poor side impact grades and marginal grades for rollover, along with a recall last year due to seatbelt safety concerns.
Mazda vehicles took an ignominious third and fourth place in the study, with the CX-7 and CX-9.
No European automakers found themselves among the worst-scoring seven models, which contained three US-made cars and four Japanese-made models.
America’s most dangerous vehicles:
- Dodge Ram
- Chevrolet Colorado Super Cab
- Mazda CX-7
- Mazda CX-9
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Jeep Wrangler
- Suzuki SX4