In case you didn’t know before now, the renowned nonprofit, independent, educational and scientific organization – IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has rankings for different car models based on the number of recorded driver deaths behind the wheel. Yes, that’s the reason why we decided to highlight the top 10 cars with the lowest rates of driver death based on IIHS rankings in this post. Read on!
There are some cars that have an extremely low record of driver deaths according to the IIHS rankings
After publishing a recent article about the top 5 cars that are best for surviving flood-prone areas, we noticed that it will be extremely beneficial to also share a new post that highlights based on IIHS rankings, the top 10 safest cars to drive. Check them out in the below list;
10. Honda Odyssey
From bottom down, the Honda Odyssey family minivan makes the list of safest cars based on IIHS reports of just 8 driver deaths per 1 million units registered yearly.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦1.5million – ₦3million (2006 to 2008 model)
The Honda Odyssey minivan is one of the safest choices for family needs
9. Toyota Tundra (CrewMax 4WD)
If you are looking for a safe pickup truck with almost no scary history of recorded driver deaths behind the wheels, the Toyota Tundra should be your choice. According to IIHS, this pickup truck model only gets about 7 driver deaths per 1 million vehicles registered.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦2.4million – ₦30million (2006 to 2016 models)
The Toyota Tundra is rated by the IIHS as a very safe pickup truck
8. Toyota Sienna (4WD)
Even though many Nigerian drivers who use the Toyota Sienna for interstate travel usually drive recklessly, it is actually rated by IIHS as a very safe minivan with only 7 driver deaths usually recorded per 1 million registered units.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦750,000 – ₦3million (2000 to 2008 models)
The Toyota Sienna is ranked by IIHS as a safe minivan
7. Mitsubishi Outlander (4WD)
IIHS record says that only 7 driver deaths per 1 million registered units of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV are usually recorded.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦2.8million – ₦4million (2007 to 2010 models)
6. Cadillac Escalade (4WD)
The Cadillac Escalade does not only offer luxury but also safety as IIHS records only 6 driver deaths per 1 million registered units of the large SUV.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦7.1million (2007 model)
The Cadillac Escalade SUV is a complete package of luxury and safety
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5. BMW X3 (4WD)
Based on IIHS records, only 5 driver deaths are usually recorded per 1 million registered BMW X3 units.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦2million (2008 model)
4. Lexus GX 460 (4WD)
How beautiful is it to know that one of the most popular and most affordable SUV models in Nigeria is actually rated as “very safe” by the IIHS? Only 3 driver deaths are usually recorded by the IIHS per 1 million registered units of the Lexus GX 460.
Lexus GX 460 SUV is not only affordable but also provides topmost security based on IIHS rankings
3. Volkswagen Golf
The list gets really interesting to see one of the most affordable small cars in Nigeria, the Volkswagen Golf, having an IIHS record of Zero (0) driver deaths per 1 million registered vehicles.
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦400,000 – ₦2million (1999 to 2008 models)
The super-affordable Volkswagen Golf is actually one of IIHS top ranking cars for safety
2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (4WD Sedan)
And coming to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, many Nigerians will be excited to know that their “dream car” is also among the top IIHS ranked cars with Zero (0) driver deaths recorded per 1 million registered units.
1. Range Rover Evoque (4WD)
And drum roll… our very most preferred top choice vehicle with Zero (0) driver deaths per 1 million registered units, is the charming luxury Range Rover Evoque SUV. Yes, it's not much of a cheap car but along with the massive price tag also comes safety
Tokunbo Price Range: ₦7million – ₦30million (2011 to 2016)
The Range Rover Evoque is one of very few luxury SUV that has top IIHS safety ranking
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Now, before you begin to wonder why your favorite car model isn’t included in the above list, please note that we only selected the top 10 among a gigantic host of others. So, the above-mentioned aren’t the only safe cars but just our own compilation of the top 10 cars with the lowest rates of driver death based on IIHS rankings.