Subarus are lauded for the go-anywhere capability, and it appears their owners attempt to get to those places more quickly than anyone else — the brand has three entries in on the top 10 list of cars with the most speeding tickets.
Not only does it have three of the top 10, Subaru claims two of the top five spots with the BRZ at No. 5 and, not entirely unsurprisingly, the WRX sitting at the top of the heap at No. 1. The Impreza is the third Subie on the list, coming in at No. 9.
Also no shocker, the WRX has held the crown for three straight years. For 2021, the WRX owns the title by a substantial margin with 18.8% of all WRX owners having at least one speeding ticket on their record. Additionally, they get 49% more speeding tickets than the average American driver, making their violation rate the highest in the country.
Living up to the stereotype
The WRX is the sportiest of all Subarus, and its owners are living up to some of the trends found on this year’s list, according to Insurify.com, a website offering insurance comparison services, which created the list. Five of the ten car models with the most speeding tickets are sports cars, the site noted, adding luxury vehicles, compact cars, and one pickup truck make up the rest of the rankings.
Overall, 9.59% of all drivers have a speeding ticket on their record, according to the survey. Among the 10 models with the highest speeding rates, the average share of drivers with a ticket is 16.14%, which is 40% greater than the U.S. average.
Speeding tickets can be pricey, so it’s a good thing all of the vehicles in the top 10 are among the most affordable in their segment, the website noted.
“Affordable cars are more popular and widespread than exorbitantly expensive models, likely contributing to their higher ticketing rates — overall, there’s more of them out and about on the roads,” the website said in a release.
Others on the list
While Subaru drivers may be a bit lead footed, they aren’t alone as Hyundai had two vehicles on the list, including the second-place Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The Veloster took the No. 10 spot on the list.
Seeing the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in second place may seem a bit strange. Here’s why: it was discontinued in 2016 as Genesis was spun off from Hyundai to become a free-standing luxury brand. However, the ones that remain, go fast as their 17.7% of their drivers have a ticket on their record and are cited 45% more than the national average.
One might have expected the Veloster to be in second position on the list; however, the little pocket rocket’s second in its own family. Nearly 15% of its owners have an existing speeding ticket and they’re 35% more likely than other drivers in the U.S. to hear the phrase “License and registration.”