While we’re sure that Chevy’s attention to making the Corvette one of the best handling cars on the planet had something to do with this rating, we figure that the maturity of the drivers may have had a lot to do with it, too. After all, Chevy has been worried about the aging demographics of Corvette drivers for years, and with age, comes a bit more wisdom behind the wheel, even if the reflexes are a little slower.
We fully expect the upcoming 2020 mid-engine Corvette to continue this trend since it will come with several high-tech safety features, like rear cross-traffic alert, a front curb view camera, an HD rear-vision camera, and side blind zone alert.
Two other Chevrolet vehicles also made the list, the Trailblazer and the Tahoe.
The Trailblazers studied in this insurance survey were from discontinued generation, but as with the Corvette, the 2021 Trailblazer will have a lot of accident-prevention technology, such as front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist, a following distance indicator, teen driver technology, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-change alert with side blind-zone alert.
The new Tahoe also has many impressive safety features, including rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, and the vibrating Safety Alert Seat to try and prevent crashes.
It all adds up to a golden age for vehicles, with performance at levels never dreamed of in the past, plus an impressive array of safety features.
Other key findings in the study:
- Mid-sized sports cars are the most accident-prone cars on the road.
- Minivans and SUVs are the least accident-prone cars on the road.
- Luxury sport car brands Infiniti, Lexus and Acura are among most accident-prone cars on the road.
- Dodge and Chrysler minivans rank among least accident-prone cars on the road.
- Tesla Model 3 and its autopilot feature ranks among the least accident-prone cars.
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