The Highway Loss
Data Institute looked at
insurance data for medical payment (Med-Pay) coverage, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) to determine how well a vehicle protected the
occupants from injury during a collision.
The majority of the vehicles
with the highest claim frequency for the model year 2009-2011 were classified
as minicars or small cars.
Highway Loss Data Institute said its research demonstrated that the vehicles
with the highest injury claims tend to be small cars. As auto sales continue to
trend towards smaller vehicles, this is important safety information for
You can see the full list of
passenger cars with high personal injury claim rates – and the vehicles with
the lowest claim rates – at the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website.