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Posted: 1:29 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Insurance industry names the most and least dangerous cars

Toyota Yaris, Ford Fusion hybrid are on opposite ends of spectrum

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Is your ride safe or are you cruising around in a death-trap? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has new data about which cars have the most injuries per crash.

Topping the list of the most dangerous car is the Toyota Yaris. As you might expect, the general trend is that drivers of smaller cars report more injuries when they're involved in an accident.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Ford Fusion hybrid has been named the overall safest car. That would be the one before the model changeover this year.

Of course, a lot of this has to do with who is driving the car. Younger and more inexperienced drivers tend to favor cars like the Yaris. Meanwhile, people over the age of 50 who aren't interested in high-performance vehicles tend to favor hybrids. So there you go!

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a great color-coded chart laying out all the crash data by vehicle type for you to peruse when you're considering a new car purchase.

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