Which Is The Most Dangerous Car?

15 feb. 2020
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[2] www.nhtsa.gov/research-data/fatality-analysis-reporting-system-fars
[3] www.iseecars.com/most-dangerous-cars-2019-study
[6] www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/federal-car-crash-testing-needs-major-overhaul-safety-advocates-say/
[7] www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/steering-column
[8] www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31283362

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  • 0:20 the look on Elon Musk’s face is priceless!!!!!! “What is that, Elon Musk??”

    MrSupercar55MrSupercar5518 uur geleden
  • The most dangerous cars are the ones with Australian drivers behind the wheel.

    Beedoo XBeedoo X21 uur geleden
  • Excellent segue to your sponsor brilliant!

    itsover9000itsover9000Dag geleden
  • I knew this was a 10+min stretched out clickbait. Im sick of "brilliant" for backing up clickbaiters as well

    M JM J2 dagen geleden
  • The most dangerous car is any car with an idiot behind the wheel….

    LightMagic Image MediaLightMagic Image Media3 dagen geleden
  • 10:24 love tap

    PandaDBeastPandaDBeast4 dagen geleden
  • I may not like ads. But I gotta admit, that was a smooth and fairly seamless segway.

    CorvusCorvus4 dagen geleden
  • I wonder if compact cars are driven more by younger inexperienced drivers. Perhaps more girls too. Accident rates might be similar to other cars, but they get injured more, hence the greater fatalities?

    M ParkerM Parker4 dagen geleden
  • It's sad that car makers have to be "forced" to make safer cars. 😞 One would think that basic humanitarian would be enough. Although to be fair I'm sure that there are some car companies that do improve safety without being forced; But far too many don't. And it's not just car makers; It's everywhere. To the point that it is; or at least, should be; a major problem in 1st world countries that very much needs to be addressed.

    Zatar 123Zatar 1235 dagen geleden

    Phil SwiftPhil Swift7 dagen geleden
  • The old car used had no engine or drive train so its a propaganda stunt not an actual test.

    CamCam8 dagen geleden
  • Dislike and unsub for embedded sponsorship "organically" transitioned into while impressing the fatal seriousness of car safety testing. Bring back amateur content, pro youtubers are a mistake.

    ZolvaringZolvaring8 dagen geleden
  • Watching this after my mum just got a 2015 mirage 🥲😳😳

    Declan ElsholtzDeclan Elsholtz9 dagen geleden
  • I would ask what kind of an impact incorrect seating position has as quite a few women prefer to sit way too close to the steering wheel both airbags and seatbelts expect the drivers head to be a specified distance away from the steering wheel sit too close and you're rendering both not just useless, but also potentially dangerous to you. What about pregnant women who claim they should not have to wear seat belts, because they can potentially harm the baby? yeah... head-on crash with no seat belts, and that harm would be the least of your worries...

    Mike zMike z9 dagen geleden
  • I have a theory.... Do you think they haven't changed it for females because it helps insurance companies make more money? Also if thier not testing for women, they aren't testing for children either. Which is a big flaw in my opinion. (Ik some do test for this but i don't think US does. ) The whole point of suvs and mini vans is to drive your family places. They need to update the system.

    Sarah StumphSarah Stumph9 dagen geleden
  • this is some dumb shit. Just cause a car is small doesnt mean its not safe. next thing you know this will cause an arms race of who has the bigger vehicle hence being safer.

    FeVaRFeVaR10 dagen geleden
  • Nuclear flying tank.

    Rufus ApplebeeRufus Applebee10 dagen geleden
  • As a physicist I know there are many factors that affect the safety. Clearly having vehicles of different masses and strengths makes safety very difficult. If a heavy solid car collides with a lighter one the heavy car is safer and the lighter one far, far more dangerous. Yet if the same two cars crash into a stationary tree the smaller car can be much safer than that heavy unyielding one. If a vehicle is strong enough to pass the partial front end collision it will be too strong in a full frontal collision. A post will only hit a portion of the front while a brick wall affects the whole front. No design can take into account of ALL these possibilities. The best way to be safe is to avoid collisions altogether. The second best is to realize that speed alone radically alters the risks and the lust for driving as fast as possible works against any form of vehicle safety that could be devised. Fast drivers are not only a menace to themselves ( single car crashes for example) but as the also increase the risks to other innocent people they are also socially reckless and irresponsible.

    smitajkysmitajky10 dagen geleden
  • Any small eastern car is a death-trap, especially KIA cars. You don't want to hit ANYTHING with those.

    zer00rdiezer00rdie10 dagen geleden
  • I may not know what the most dangerous car is but I know it's not any Subaru!

    Ape XApe X10 dagen geleden
  • I am retired first responder and have responded to literally hundreds of vehicle crashes. I can say, from my experience the chance of surviving a head on crash at 55 in a car of any is unlikely. I have seen people killed in crashes as slow as 35 MPH. If a person hit a large tree or unmoving object at highway speed chances of surviving are low. I have seen several car vs full size truck crashes where everyone in the car is killed and the people in the truck are un-injured. Good rule of thumb larger the vehicle you are in the more likely you are to survive a crash.

    CoreyCorey10 dagen geleden
    • Side note, for some reason dogs seem to never get killed in car crashes...it's so odd to pull up to a crash scene with dead and or dying people, smash cars and dogs just walking around the wreckage. It's one of those things I never could understand.

      CoreyCorey10 dagen geleden
  • A significant number of women sit extremely close to the steering wheel. I believe that men sitting further back in their seats, allows for more kinetic energy to be dissipated prior contacting the dashboard or steering wheel

    chawk678chawk67811 dagen geleden
  • Death row prisoners should be used as crash test subjects. Also training attack dogs.

    John BarberJohn Barber11 dagen geleden
  • So what about the cyber truck then bullet proof smash proof an no crumple zones

    stepchildstepchild16 dagen geleden
  • Dear Americans, our European roads are not that tiny! 😂 Regarding the myth that American SUVs are so big that they “wouldn’t fit most European roads” this cannot be true.. While we don’t have many large SUVs here in Europe, people often use small vans like the VW Transporters and there are plenty of delivery vans as well on most of our streets (on inner city as well as suburban roads). Larger box trucks will easily fit most of our streets too, so no, most of our roads are not that small! 😉😬

    Edmond PEdmond P16 dagen geleden
  • I am not surprised the Mirage gets 4 stars, Mitsubishi have been deliberately crash testing their products since at least 1942.

    Tom SmithTom Smith16 dagen geleden
  • Suzuki mehran

    MashableMashable17 dagen geleden
  • Boooooring...

    RSH21RSH2118 dagen geleden
  • If you have seen Maruti Suzuki cars in India, you will rate 5 stars for any cars other then Maruti. Those are just terrible but most selling cars in India.

    charan k.vcharan k.v18 dagen geleden
  • I was hoping to see a cybertruck take the tests, to help answer the question you had at the start. We also definitely need to change the rating system... with almost everything getting either 4/5 stars, it is not conducive to a proper analysis.

    Jonathan DawsonJonathan Dawson18 dagen geleden
  • I would say that the most dangerous car is the behemoth "light" truck that kills the occupants of the other vehicle.

    Dan Wylie-SearsDan Wylie-Sears18 dagen geleden
  • Reliant Robin

    LeafleapLeafleap18 dagen geleden
  • About the Mitsubishi Mirage, you didn't mention the requirements of the countrys in security measures. For instance, I live in México, and the Mirage is a low cost car, the perfect model to the average citizen here, it doesn't have enough air bags and any trace of abs, why? Because tje goverment don't ask for it. Just a few years ago, Nissan used to sell the Sentra III, with the nickname "Tsuru". A dier car, it was as a toy, it was retired from the market because of the lack of space to the airbags. The same with the Spark Classic and the Jetta Clásico, old models with cheap prices to the mexican people. And the story repeats in any other latin american country.

    Ulises ColliUlises Colli19 dagen geleden
  • Best way to prevent Automobile Induced deaths is to make car so expensive that only the rich can afford them. Few car fewer death, less traffic less pollution and dependence on oil. Sound like a win/win to me. Fortunately government regulations are working hard to make this a reality.

    Da DillenDa Dillen19 dagen geleden
  • Interesting video, but what does this have to do with the rigidity of Teslas new car?

    Sigurd TorvaldssonSigurd Torvaldsson19 dagen geleden
  • I have the safest car I will ever own, it is among the first cars with a crumple zone. I have an airbag which is nice but I'm not shure if it works after almost 3 decades since it was built

    Isak sIsak s19 dagen geleden
  • Those sponsor Segways put everyone else to shame.

    Valerie BrentinValerie Brentin20 dagen geleden
  • Make kerrs safe now!

    Jose Luis PérezJose Luis Pérez21 dag geleden
  • So, honest question: If compact cars result in more occupant deaths, does that mean that larger, heavier vehicles are 'safer'? I know it's not that simple, but if everyone was only concerned with 'greatest chance of personal survival', would we all be driving heavy trucks?

    IKRIKR22 dagen geleden
  • I think the "can the car keep jaywalkers safe" test is ridiculous. How about we just go back to telling kids to look both ways and if they get run over they get a Darwin award?

    JtrettaJtretta22 dagen geleden
  • Ahhh I hate that they smashed those cute color Mirages lol But of course pink and seafoam green would be available.

    Alex MAlex M22 dagen geleden
  • Deflect, not absorb. Or more accurately, channel the Kinetic energy away from the cockpit area.

    Call me KennethCall me Kenneth23 dagen geleden
  • In a nutshel: the most unsecure element is the driver, if you are a save driver, every car is save, if you are an idiot no car is save!

    Klaus PeterKlaus Peter24 dagen geleden
  • From what I've seen so far, it turns out that American cars have a smaller focus on safety. The problem is in the authorities, they do not put pressure on manufacturers, while EU pressure is much greater. That is why cars in the EU are much safer and you can see it on the price. The American car is cheaper, the product processing worse, the safety lower, the consumption higher. This can also be seen with Tesla, the quality of workmanship is quite lousy compared to most European cars.

    Mari B.Mari B.24 dagen geleden
  • Title: Which is the most dangerous car? Video: lol nvm

    DioXinDioXin24 dagen geleden
  • Nissan "Tsuru" Sentra in the states id the unsafest car to ever exist that i know

    Mario BéjaresMario Béjares24 dagen geleden

    JustRobertCZEJustRobertCZE25 dagen geleden
  • The most dangerous car is the one you're in when it crashes so pay attention, put your phone away if you're driving and don't become a crash test dummy.

    Tilc RekcilTilc Rekcil26 dagen geleden
  • buy your ex a mitsobishi mirage

    danchosocutedanchosocute27 dagen geleden
  • That really shows how sexist institutions still are

    Joe H.SJoe H.S28 dagen geleden
  • HOWEVER, at the same time vehicle safety increased, road design also increased.

    CornerTalkerCornerTalker28 dagen geleden
  • The most dangerous car is the fastest car.

    İsmail Ekenİsmail Eken29 dagen geleden
  • You would think with higher fat percentage, women are more protected in a crash. My short chubby grandma was hit by a cab and didn't have a single broken bone, even though she was bruised head to toes

    puregsrpuregsrMaand geleden
  • I think I drive the most dangerous car on the road in America, a 1997 Mazda Miata

    puregsrpuregsrMaand geleden
  • I own a 2018 mirage :(

    joseph cifuentesjoseph cifuentesMaand geleden
  • How you pronounce “car” gives me headache

    Element GamingElement GamingMaand geleden
  • I knew it! Mirage is really dangerous! HAAHAHA!

    santiago uribe manzanosantiago uribe manzanoMaand geleden
  • First, It’s Volvo, now, Tesla? They said Fi- - Wait, There the same.

    jenny bee Jataynajenny bee JataynaMaand geleden
  • Most dangerous cars exist Maruti Suzuki left the chat

    avinash dubeyavinash dubeyMaand geleden
  • You are already talking about making better tests, and i was thinking about our situation in Brazil where we have a less advanced test, and cars with 0 stars being sold.

    Adriel GardiniAdriel GardiniMaand geleden
  • It's not clickbait but a misleading title my man. I'm not American I don't care about your safety tests.

    ja ne is klarja ne is klarMaand geleden
  • I wonder what the safety ratings are for a lawnmower, because just today i seen a teenager getting gas and getting McDonald's on a lawnmower, this is in the middle of nowhere mind you.

    tater anustater anusMaand geleden
  • Did this dude just prove there are only two genders?

    Bryan MBryan MMaand geleden
  • A well designed EV pickup truck would resemble a 1960 VW pickup. a) an electric motor under the rear load bed, driving the rear wheels, and accessible for service through a rear-facing hatch b) Slide-mounted battery packs under the load bed, in front of the rear wheels, and accessible for service through hatches in the side panels. c) A central electrical power buss with coolant channels running to and from a front-mounted radiator. Slide-mounted battery packs plug into the power buss and coolant channels. Rear-mounted radiators may also work using cooling air intake vents in the sides. d) Another electric motor in the front located under the floor and driving the front wheels. e) Front sheet metal with a shape which resembles a humpback whale for low aerodynamic drag coefficient and to .provide room for the battery cooling radiator and front-mounted electric motor. f) Fold-down load bed sides to facilitate loading from both sides and the rear. g) Lightweight bed skirts extend up from the fold down sides to reduce aerodynamic drag. Bed skirts extend from the roof of the cab to the tailgate. h) An eight foot load bed is standard. Optionally, a shorter bed version with a four door cab and an extended wheelbase version with four door cab and an eight foot load bed. An eight foot load bed should accommodate 4 by 8 sheets of plywood or drywall laying flat. i) charging connectors on both sides of the truck to reduce charging time. Pull between two chargers and plut into both at one time. Perhaps there might be room for side-mounted spare tires on each side, in line with the rear wheels, and covered by lightweight fender skirts. Storing a spare tire under the load bed is a PITA if you should need to change a tire. Fender skirts might also be used over the rear wheels. Combined horsepower of the motors must be sufficient to maintain the posted speed limit on an uphill grade on an interstate highway while fully loaded to the maximum permissible road weight or towing the heaviest permitted trailer.

    Allen LoserAllen LoserMaand geleden
  • My vote for the most dangerous car is a Tesla on Autopilot,. a) Drives into parked fire trucks b) Tries to drive under a truck trailer which is perpendicular to the flow of traffic thinking that it is a bridge c) Turns into Jersey barriers used to separate lanes of traffic Not an Autopilot driving error but Tesla cars have also spontaneously combusted while parked.

    Allen LoserAllen LoserMaand geleden
  • Worst ad implementation ever.

    FoxyFoxyMaand geleden
  • Kerrs

    clemenza089clemenza089Maand geleden
  • The reason the mirage is more "dangerous" pertains to the car is marketed and built for. Young people. Given that driver ability is the largest variable in these statistics (I would argue) then the only logical solution moving forward to decreasing deaths would be superior driver training and autonomous vehicles I guess too.

    HavokR505HavokR505Maand geleden
  • Any car driven by my mom

    Jacob HuntingtonJacob HuntingtonMaand geleden
  • Excellent! I didn’t know how outdated the standard test is.

    Gustav DerkitsGustav DerkitsMaand geleden
  • Please its not a ker it is a car C A R

    علي طالب جلود طوكانعلي طالب جلود طوكانMaand geleden
  • The accident death rate doesn’t accurately predict the safety of a car either. Yes sports cars are on the list because of how they are driven, and cheap compacts are on the list because who buys them? Younger buyers under 25. The age group where statistically they’re all out at 3AM, drunk, blowing stop signs, speeding, texting, etc. The Mirage exacerbates this because with dealer and factory incentives, it’s the cheapest car on the market and Mitsubishi will finance anyone with a pulse. It’s also skewed by production numbers because statistically if the Miata is safer than the F-150, that doesn’t mean anything because they simply sell more F-150s.

    montysport94montysport94Maand geleden
  • 2:57 THIS VIDEO IS WRONG He called it a truck and not a Ute... Good videos by the way

    BlueGamer 308BlueGamer 308Maand geleden
  • For me its all LCGC cars

    De_ BritishmanDe_ BritishmanMaand geleden
  • As someone who worked in vehicle crash safety for over 30 years, I have been told by the best biomedical experts there are that whiplash is impossible to measure with a dummy.

    Lego Maniac 531Lego Maniac 531Maand geleden
  • I came here to look at dangerous cars, I ended up learning about road safety tests. This was a clickbait for good

    flaetsbnortflaetsbnortMaand geleden
  • Americans measure "dangerous" wrong! If your car kills people in OR outside the passengenger compartment , then it's dangerous. That's why the new smart4two lost it's flat face, because pedestrian and byciclist safety is tested in European crash tests. If your car kills more pedestrians and byciclists and car drivers than others your car is dangerous. Now how will the Cybertruck get a better pedestrian security rating than a tank? Will they add cushions outside?

    F-RuneF-RuneMaand geleden
  • When every car can get a 4-5 star rating...it is time to make the ratings tougher ;) They are doing that with the PowerEfficience labels in europe. In around 10 years every cooler, fridge, and so on has become A+ to A+++++ ... in short... everything under A meant nothing. So they have redesigned the requirements under the new label, which is back to G to A... of which... D-A is expected. E-F and G are more warning labels to those who make them "make them better"

    Masticina AkictaMasticina AkictaMaand geleden
  • That poor Bel air :(

    StutterPunkStutterPunkMaand geleden
  • What happen with crash cars from this tests?

    PaťoPaťoMaand geleden
  • 10:24 Honda: wait, someone's there. Nope no ones there. OH SHIT SOMEONE WAS THERE

    random car guyrandom car guyMaand geleden
  • ...Bulls**t... Most of the people doesn't know why they are on the road, not to mention the physics and mathematics behind the car. Understeer and oversteer tests when getting a license or renewing it will eliminate 80+% of the drivers. No crashes, no traffic jam, better public transport.

    Владислав ГорановВладислав ГорановMaand geleden
  • 2:40 is that a supra?

    xin zhangxin zhangMaand geleden
  • The one my brother is driving of course.

    Mk ShffrMk ShffrMaand geleden
  • keeping those algorithms happy

    KoMaHu3λMKoMaHu3λMMaand geleden
  • Ere

    BiniBiniMaand geleden
  • Herder

    BiniBiniMaand geleden
  • Sters

    BiniBiniMaand geleden
  • Cers

    BiniBiniMaand geleden
  • It's the NHTSA not the NHSTA...

    Ujw PlaysUjw PlaysMaand geleden
  • If you think this is bad, you should see the DOT motorcycle helmet tests

    Kara SeneKara SeneMaand geleden
  • My father drives 2014 mitsubishi mirage

    FRAKIZFRAKIZMaand geleden
  • My Motorcycle was not mentioned. They must be pretty safe or human crumple zones were never tested.

    cutroc350cutroc350Maand geleden
  • Active safety Iam missing in video really For example turning signals inside the car mask (like Peugeot 206 or Ford Ka) is way safer on typical European runabout than others because you see, when the car get the signal to leave the runabout

    Michal MatějkaMichal Matějka2 maanden geleden
  • Everyone gangster til it’s your car

    MarcusStuffMarcusStuff2 maanden geleden
  • Great

    Lakmal GamageLakmal Gamage2 maanden geleden
  • The IIHS is the best source of information for this.

    Tech SpeakTech Speak2 maanden geleden
  • Whoa the belair!.

    Blank BlankBlank Blank2 maanden geleden
  • The Mirage/Space Star is a safe car. I think the problem with it is, that it attracts younger and other less skilled drivers.

    Kek chupKek chup2 maanden geleden
  • Which Is The Most Dangerous Car? *Maruti Suzuki* : Please allow me to introduce myself.

    Jitin KumarJitin Kumar2 maanden geleden