The Safest and Deadliest Cars of All Time Announced by Insure.com

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 31 -- Leading insurance Web site insure.com (http://www.insure.com) today released the identity of the five safest and four deadliest cars of all time. "Because motor vehicle fatalities are a leading cause of death in the United States, we hope that consumers will learn what makes a safe or dangerous car and use that information to select the best vehicles for their needs," says Amy Danise, Editor and Vice President of Content Development at insure.com.

The five safest cars of all time are:

Buick LeSabre (2000)

Honda Civic (2001)

Lincoln LS (2001)

Volkswagen Passat(2000 and 2001)

Volvo S80 (2001)

The four deadliest cars of all time are:

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Corvette

Ford Mustang

Pontiac Firebird

Insure.com's analysis debunks the theory that large, heavy, older vehicles are the safest. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conclusively show that side air bags saves lives.

Therefore, only those models with either standard or optional side air bags made insure.com's safe car list. Further, only those cars that were rated highest and given a "Best Pick" rating by the IIHS, given a five-star rating by NHTSA in front crash tests, and earned at least a four-star rating in NHTSA's side crash test made the safe car list.

The deadliest cars of all time were identified by their alarmingly high death rates over the years.

Each come equipped with large engines, appeal to a young male demographic, and are relatively inexpensive compared with some imported sports cars. The type of driver attracted to the these cars historically pays the highest insurance rates and has a high death rate, propelling the cars onto insure.com's list.Deaths from motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading cause of death for those ages 16 to 34.

Insure.com is a leading independent provider of consumer insurance information. With insure.com's interactive tools, feature stories, helpful tips, and news reports, consumers can become savvy insurance shoppers. The articles can be found at http://www.insure.com/auto/safestcars.html and http://www.insure.com/auto/deadliestcars.html

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