These Vehicles Have The Worst Safety Ratings Of All Time

It’s pretty obvious that modern cars are a lot safer than vehicles of the past. Nearly every vehicle sold today will have a set of airbags fitted as standard, as well as safety belts for all occupants. Crash-testing, unheard of prior to the 1990s, has become a standard procedure for every new vehicle sold today.

Continue reading to learn about the vehicles that have received the worst safety ratings from different organizations. Some of them even had to be discontinued due to safety concerns followed by crash-tests!

Cadillac Escalade

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Sadly, the Escalade has lost a large part of its appeal. The premium SUV was a hit among consumers, with over 20 000 units sold in the US when it was first launched in 1999. Unfortunately, the current fourth-gen Escalade is no longer regarded as a luxury vehicle. The car’s handling could be dramatically improved, and the cramped rear seats repel buyers.

Unarguably, the biggest disadvantage of the Escalade is its poor safety rating. In fact, the Cadillac Escalade is the lowest-rated Large Luxury SUV on the market. Hopefully, the upcoming fifth-gen will be improved.