STUDY: The Corvette Is One of the Least Accident-Prone Vehicles on the Road


STUDY: The Corvette Is One of the Least Accident-Prone Vehicles on the Road

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A recent study by QuoteWizard Insurance found that the Chevrolet Corvette is one of the least accident-prone vehicles on the road.

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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  1. Lol, That’s because most Corvette folks never actually drive them! But to be fair the C7 I believe has excellent visibility along the sides. I have had a few near miss situations where folks came up on my right to take a picture and I didn’t realize that they floored it to keep up with me. The most important tool on the Corvette is to use the muscles between your ears and eyes 🧠

  2. Accident stats, like crime stats, are best compared in volumes of 100,000, i.e., per 100,000 miles for vehicles and per 100,000 population for crime. Here in California the average personal vehicle is driven something like 13,500 miles annually. I doubt that is anywhere near the average for Vettes here. My guess is Vettes are frequently the 3rd or 4th vehicle in the household. Mileage-wise it was the 4th in mine. I don’t doubt the conclusion, just that it not based on standard statistical methods. Age has a lot to do with all auto insurance stats (it often increases rates in senior years), as does annual mileage, but handling capability has never been a rating factor as that depends on the skill of the driver…not the vehicle. Physical Damage rates are also based on the claim frequency rate and severity for that vehicle, the average cost of repairs, theft frequency, etc.

  3. I have had Corvettte’s since 1963 and the only accident I have had is the Lady hitting my 1969 L88 is with her door. I parked in the middle of the shopping center and she pulled up next to me and opened her door into mine. I did not yell at her I just asked her to be more careful chipping doors.

  4. Corvettes don’t crash because they’re never on the road! They spend their lives in garages collecting dust! They only come out when the owner wants to clean the dust off.

  5. My C6 had a little over 13,000 on the clock when I sold it 12 years later. In the last 5 years I put 40,000 on my 1T diesel 4WD pickup with an 18′ camper on top. The guy that bought my Vette was sold because the tires still had no less than 7/32 left on the treads. It never dawned on him that they were 12 years old…though it was always garaged. It was only driven on road trips. My wife called it a Go Kart, she didn’t like it.

  6. My 2007 C6 (Z06) averages 1000 per year. I enjoy owning it almost as much as driving it, most don’t understand that. It’s in a separate two-car garage next to my C3 that I’ve owned since the mid 80s and put on less than 7000 miles. My Corvettes are safe there. Out on the road are people that can hurt my car by accident and sometimes on purpose. There’s a lot of bad drivers in Southern CA mostly due to cellphone usage.

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