#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Toyota Matrix

#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Toyota Matrix

Speeding Ticket Rating: 2.64 times average

Tied with the Audi A4, Toyota's Matrix was totally redesigned for '09, is now available as a '10 model. It's Toyota's synergy of zippy sports-car appeal with the utility of a cute-ute. It comes in three FWD drive trim levels and one AWD trim level (S). The Base is powered by a 1.8-liter 132-hp four-cylinder, while the others get power from a 158-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder.
#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Toyota Matrix

#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Toyota Matrix

2010 Toyota Matrix Pricing:
MSRP: $16,550 - $20,770
Invoice: $15,474 - $19,003
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy, 26 mpg City

The Matrix is available in three front-wheel drive trim levels (Base, S and XRS) and one all-wheel drive trim level (S). The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine found in the Base trim produces 132 horsepower; all other trims are equipped with a 158-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Available transmissions include a five-speed manual, four-speed automatic and a five-speed automatic with manual shift control. Every Matrix is outfitted with a comprehensive group of standard safety features, including Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with integrated traction control, anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front side-impact airbags, front and rear curtain airbags, front active head restraints and a tire pressure monitoring system.
#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Audi A4

#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Audi A4

Speeding Ticket Rating: 2.64 times average

Tied with the Toyota Matrix, Audi's A4 is one of the many stalwarts in the company's stable, offering spiffy design elements and quality accoutrements. It can be had as either a sedan, wagon (Avant) or Cabriolet body styles, and buyers can choose either the Quattro AWD system or the FrontTrak FWD system on sedans and Cabriolets. For '09, the sedan and Avant have been redesigned.
#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Audi A4

#9 (tied) Ticket Prone: Audi A4

2010 Audi A4 Pricing:
MSRP: $31,450 - $32,350
Invoice: $29,249 - $30,085
Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy, 23 mpg City

The A4 is outfitted with a 211-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, featuring FSI direct fuel injection; available transmissions include a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shift mode, and a Multitronic CVT. Every A4 is equipped with the Premium package, including a power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, satellite radio and an auxiliary input jack. A Premium Plus package, available for all variants, adds features such as Xenon Plus headlights, LED tail lamps, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, Homelink universal garage door opener, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and an Audi Music Interface with iPod integration. The quattro models can be further equipped with a Prestige package that boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, Advanced Key passive entry/start, voice-activated navigation, DVD player and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers, and a tire pressure monitor; rear side-impact airbags are optional.
#8 Ticket Prone: Subaru Outback

#8 Ticket Prone: Subaru Outback

Speeding Ticket Rating: 2.66 times average

The Outback wagon has two-tiered appeal. The sport-wagon design beckons off-roaders, and its roomy interior appeals to both sportster types and to those who have other cargo-hauling needs. The Outback offers three engine choices, depending on the trim level -- a 170-hp four-cylinder, a 243-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, or a 245-hp six-cylinder.
#8 Ticket Prone: Subaru Outback

#8 Ticket Prone: Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Pricing:
MSRP: $22,295 - $32,095
Invoice: $21,020 - $29,924
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy, 20 mpg City

Depending on the trim chosen, the Outback uses either a; 170-hp four-cylinder, 243-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, or 245-hp six-cylinder engine. 3 distinct transmission are used; a 4-speed automatic, a 5-speed automatic, and a 5-speed manual. The five-speed automatic transmission provides manual gear selection using steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Power is sent through the standard full-time all-wheel drive. A unique SI-Drive system is also available that allows three different driving modes: "Intelligent," "Sport" and "Sport Sharp".
#7 Ticket Prone: Scion xA

#7 Ticket Prone: Scion xA

Speeding Ticket Rating: 2.75 times average

The Scion xA was discontinued after 2006 to make room for the xD, so the price listed reflects its 2006 new-car MSRP. Many xA's are still out on the road, given Toyota's rep for reliability. It's a solid, small five-passenger hatchback, is a youthful entry like all Scions, and is powered by a 103-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder.
#7 Ticket Prone: Scion xA

#7 Ticket Prone: Scion xA

2010 Scion xD Pricing: (Pictured)
MSRP: $14,800 - $14,800
Invoice: $14,060 - $14,060
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy, 27 mpg City

The xD is powered by a 128-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with either a standard five-speed manual or an available four-speed automatic transmission. Every xD is equipped with 16-inch wheels, air conditioning and cruise control, as well as power windows, exterior mirrors and door locks with remote keyless entry; a satellite-compatible 160-watt Pioneer audio system features MP3 capability, USB connectivity and an auxiliary audio input jack for portable music devices. The rear seats are split 60/40, and can be folded down flat for increased cargo carrying capacity; they can also be reclined up to ten degrees, as well as moved fore or aft up to six inches for increased leg room. Safety features include a vehicle stability control system with integrated traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, a tire pressure monitor, and dual front, front side-impact and overhead curtain airbags.
#6 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

#6 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

Speeding Ticket Rating: 2.76 times average

The CLS63 AMG is the sportier entry in Mercedes-Benz's "youthful" CLS-Class, which also includes the CLS550. The CLS is Mercedes' fusion of coupe-like sporty appeal with some of the more practical elements of a sedan. The more aggressive CLS63 AMG is powered by a brawny, 507-hp V8 engine.
#6 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

#6 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Pricing:
MSRP: $96,300
Invoice: $89,559
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg Hwy, 12 mpg City

The CLS Class is Mercedes-Benz's youngest class, consisting of the CLS550 and CLS63 AMG. These models are large but handle like smaller cars and have bold but sleek lines. The CLS Class is a result of an effort to combine the sporty character of a coupe with the practicality of a sedan.

Subtly refreshed for 2009, the CLS Class still features it's trademark coupe silhouette incorporating four doors. The CLS550 comes with a 382-hp 5.5-liter V8 engine teamed with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The more aggressive CLS63 AMG has a 507-hp V8. Both models come with Mercedes-Benz's Pre-Safe system, which will automatically close the sunroof and move the front seats to the safest position if an impending collision is detected. More traditional safety features such as side-curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes also come standard.
#5 Ticket Prone: Toyota Camry Solara

#5 Ticket Prone: Toyota Camry Solara

Speeding Ticket Rating: 3.06 times average

The Solara is Camry's coupe / convertible entry, so it's sportier than the more high-volume Camry family sedan -- although it does offer the utility of a full rear seat. Coupe buyers get a choice between the 155-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the 210-hp 3.3-liter V-6, while the even sportier ragtop is only available with the V-6.
#5 Ticket Prone: Toyota Camry Solara

#5 Ticket Prone: Toyota Camry Solara

2008 Toyota Camry Solara Pricing:
MSRP: $20,180 - $30,710
Invoice: $18,362 - $27,946
Fuel Economy: 31 mpg Hwy, 21 mpg City

Available as a front-wheel drive coupe or convertible the Camry Solara comes in three trims: SE, Sport, and SLE. The coupe seats five passengers and the convertible seats four. Coupes come with either a 155 hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 210 hp 3.3-liter V-6. Convertibles come only with the V-6. The four-cylinder engine can be equipped with either a five-speed automatic or manual transmission while the V-6 is only available with a five-speed automatic. ABS brakes, driver and front-passenger airbags and front seat-mounted side-impact airbags are standard. The coupe also includes standard side curtain airbags. Stability control and traction control are optional.
#4 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLK

#4 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLK

Speeding Ticket Rating: 3.97 times average

The CLK63 AMG is one of four models within the CLK-Class -- a class marked by luxury refinements and road-burning engine performance. The CLK63 AMG cabriolet -- which ended production after the 2008 model year, was powered by a 6.2-liter 475-hp V8.
#4 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLK

#4 Ticket Prone: Mercedes-Benz CLK

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Pricing:
MSRP: $48,100 - $64,800
Invoice: $44,733 - $60,264
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy, 17 mpg City

The rear-wheel drive CLK-Class is comprised of two models: the CLK350 and the CLK550. The CLK350 is outfitted with a 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, while the CLK550 gets a more powerful 382-hp 5.5-liter V8. Both engines are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with TouchShift manual shift control, and CLK550 models feature steering-wheel mounted shift paddles (optional on the CLK350). The CLK350 is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery and automatic climate control, while CLK550 models add a sport suspension, rear lip spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires. Standard safety features on all CLK-Class models include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control systems, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags for front and rear passengers (coupes only) and active anti-whiplash front head restraints.
#3 Ticket Prone: Scion xB

#3 Ticket Prone: Scion xB

Speeding Ticket Rating: 4.03 times average

Even more popular among younger buyers -- especially those in big cities -- the funky-boxy Scion xB has been labeled an "urban utility vehicle." The xB draws its power from a 158-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, hitched to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic with manual shift mode.
#3 Ticket Prone: Scion xB

#3 Ticket Prone: Scion xB

2010 Scion xB Pricing:
MSRP: $15,750 - $15,750
Invoice: $14,962 - $14,962
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy, 22 mpg City

The xB is powered by a 158-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode is optional, and both gearboxes are controlled through a high-mounted shifter, which falls easily into the driver's hand. Every xB is equipped with 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, power mirrors and windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, a satellite-compatible 160-watt Pioneer audio system with MP3 capability, and an auxiliary audio input jack for portable music devices; a rear liftgate provides access to a generous cargo area with approximately 70 cubic feet of capacity. Safety features include a vehicle stability control system with traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, a tire pressure monitor, and dual front, front side-impact and overhead curtain airbags.
#2 Ticket Prone: Scion tC

#2 Ticket Prone: Scion tC

Speeding Ticket Rating: 4.60 times average

The tC coupe has proven to be a popular entry for Scion, especially with younger buyers, due to its low price, reliability and spiffy design. The tC gets its power from a 161-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, matched to either a five-speed manual or an available four-speed automatic.
#2 Ticket Prone: Scion tC

#2 Ticket Prone: Scion tC

2010 Scion tC Pricing:
MSRP: $17,000 - $17,000
Invoice: $16,150 - $16,150
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy, 20 mpg City

The tC is powered by a 161-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with either a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. It is offered in one well-equipped trim level, with features that include a panorama sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and cruise control, as well as power windows, mirrors and door locks; a standard 160-watt Pioneer audio system includes a subwoofer, MP3 capability and direct iPod connectivity, along with a regular auxiliary jack for other types of portable music devices. Standard safety features include seven airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, tire pressure monitoring and a first aid kit.
#1 Ticket Prone: Hummer H2 / H3

#1 Ticket Prone: Hummer H2 / H3

Speeding Ticket Rating: 4.63 times average

The study combined the H2 and the H3 SUVs, although they are very different vehicles. The H2 is a big, powerful, expensive vehicle, while the H3 is a mid-sized number with a more mid-line price and a smaller power plant. The H2 is powered by a flex-fuel 393-hp 6.2-liter Vortec V8 engine, while the base H3 has a 242-hp 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder.
#1 Ticket Prone: Hummer H2 / H3

#1 Ticket Prone: Hummer H2 / H3

Speeding Ticket Rating: 4.63 times average

The study combined the H2 and the H3 SUVs, although they are very different vehicles. The H2 is a big, powerful, expensive vehicle, while the H3 is a mid-sized number with a more mid-line price and a smaller power plant. The H2 is powered by a flex-fuel 393-hp 6.2-liter Vortec V8 engine, while the base H3 has a 242-hp 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder.


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      brennemanbelkin
      • 3 Months Ago

      It's not the car, it's the driver.

      d2a3v8i3d4
      • 3 Months Ago

      So to be ticket prone you need to either drive a 4 cylinder econobox that couldn't out run a moped or a luxury car no more than 1% of the population can afford?

      trixxygenesis
      • 3 Months Ago

      I drive one of these and have never gotten a ticket in it. Drivers get tickets, not cars.

      weirdo
      • 3 Months Ago

      Any car made is capable of speeding.  The story would be more about what type of people drive which model of car.

      MRFOOT....LABAS!
      • 3 Months Ago

      WHEN A VEIHICLE MAKES NOISE, HITS THEIR BRAKES A LOT, WEAVES , TICKET MATERIAL...RACE TO THAT RED LITE SO U CAN BE 1ST IN LINE AND GET THERE 2M AHEAD OF EVERYONE, JUST TO WASTE FUEL...DIPSHITS!

      syntheticlubeguy
      • 3 Months Ago

      So my red Tacoma is a ticket magnet?? Might reach 70 and that will get you run over on I-95 in FL. Closer to 80 and you might keep up with the pack. Head south to Miami and Mad Max would even pick up a few pointers.

      s247247
      • 3 Months Ago

      Is this because these are the cars they can catch?  The list consisted of mostly Toyotas, lol 

        chuckhalper
        • 3 Months Ago
        @s247247

        More likely that Toyotas appeal to folks who are just not in to the driving experience. Soft suspensions, numb steering, isolation from road inputs,etc. People who don't really like cars and probably lack an appreciation for driving can be more likely to make mistakes at the wheel. 

      Bob Martine
      • 3 Months Ago

      I've always told my 6 children NOT to buy foreign cars! Hahahaha.

      tomatomike
      • 3 Months Ago

      Any car painted red is a traffic cop magnet.  

      markgrumpy17
      • 3 Months Ago

      I do not see a real American Muscle car anywhere on this list,made by a foreign car lover?


      Junior
      • 3 Months Ago

      I drive a 1991 Z 28 and its fast I had a 32 ford coup with a corvette engine and have never got a ticket. You are right it's the driver and just think they pay people money for coming up with this crap.

      valgc
      • 3 Months Ago

      Note the models of this ancient recycled list is. All the models listed are 06' 08' 09 and '10. So you know it as to be dated.

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