10 Cars Most Likely to be Pulled Over

From the Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen GTI to the Nissan 350Z and Subaru WRX, these are the top 10 most pulled-over cars.
Written by Andrea Barrett
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Updated on Mar 23, 2023
If you’re speeding or driving under the influence, you’re likely to get pulled over. But anecdotal evidence shows you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a
Hyundai Veloster
Volkswagen GTI
, or
Nissan 350Z
, among others.
Speeding is one of the most common traffic citations, and when it comes to issuing tickets, certain models seem to take the heat more often. Maybe these models are just eye-catching, or perhaps the drivers have a need for speed. Either way,
we have the scoop on the top 10 most pulled-over vehicles (which also helps you decide which vehicles to breeze by when it comes time to shop). 
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10. Nissan 350Z

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 14.65%
  • MSRP: $31,210
  • Powertrain: 3.5L V6 engine with 306-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 17 city / 23 highway
Cruising down the road with the top down might sound like a blast, but it's easy to get carried away when you’re having a grand time driving and not paying attention to your speed. Packing a 3.5L V6 engine with 306-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque, it’s no wonder nearly 15% of drivers behind the wheel of this manual mini-beast are stopped for exceeding the speed limit. 
With smooth power delivery, abundant torque, and a close-ratio gearbox that keeps the car in the fattest part of its powerband, there’s no way you can’t have fun driving a
Nissan 350Z
—and cops seem to have a good time pulling it over, too. 

9. Dodge Charger

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 14.71%
  • MSRP: $34,095
  • Powertrain: 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 305-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque; 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 370-hp and 395 lb-ft of torque; supercharged 6.2L HEMI High-Output SRT V8 engine with 797-hp and 707 lb-ft of torque; 6.4L 392 HEMI V8 engine with 486-hp and 475 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 18 city / 27 highway
Is there any question about why this one made the list? With some models packing more than 700-hp, the
goes fast—and it’s practically begging for you to floor it. Plus, with its ferocious acceleration from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a claimed top speed exceeding 200 mph, who wouldn’t want to test the limits? 
But just because the car can go fast doesn’t mean you should—it’s why 14.7% of Charger drivers have at least one speeding ticket. And funny enough, Dodge claimed the #1 spot for the vehicle brand with the most speeding tickets in 2020.

8. GMC Sierra

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 15.31%
  • MSRP: $35,645
  • Powertrain: 2.7L Turbo four-cylinder engine with 310-hp and 430 lb-ft of torque; 5.3L V8 engine; 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine
  • MPG: 13-23 city / 17-30 highway
A pickup may not be your idea of a road speedster, but don’t let the practicality of a pickup truck fool you,
drivers hold their own and claim a speeding violation rate that’s 38% higher than the national average. While the GMC Sierra may not be built for speed and performance, it can—and does—reach speeds just as high as a sports car.

7. Hyundai Veloster

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 15.43%
  • MSRP: $33,545
  • Powertrain: 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 275-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 22 city / 28 highway (manual transmission)
With a car as cool-looking and fun to drive as the
, it’s no surprise that drivers want to test out its performance. Claiming the 7th place for cars with the most speeding tickets, Veloster drivers receive 32% more speeding violations than the average driver.
It’s by no means an expensive sports car, but it drives aggressively, and the Rally Edition reminds drivers that Veloster race cars exist—but it probably shouldn’t be taken literally. 

6. Subaru Impreza

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 15.90%
  • MSRP: $20,290
  • Powertrain: 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 152-hp and 145 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 28 city / 36 highway
Subaru is known for producing some incredibly reliable and practical off-road cars, but the Impreza also comes with a serious need for speed. Although it’s not the fastest or most powerful car Subaru sells, nearly 16% of
drivers have landed a speeding ticket. It’s famed for its high levels of safety, reliability, capability, and affordability, but drivers disregard this reputation and test out just how fun the Impreza can be. 
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5. Scion FR-S

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 16.01%
  • MSRP: $26,100
  • Powertrain: 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engine with 200-hp and 151 lb-ft torque
  • MPG: 25 city / 34 highway
Claiming the 5th spot for cars with the most speeding tickets, the
Scion FR-S
’s 2.0L 200-hp engine doesn’t scream “speedster.” This car weighs less than 3,000 pounds but tackles corners like Lewis Hamilton handling his Mercedes on the track. When you’re cutting corners or laying down the pedal on a straightaway, you must remember that the speed limit is the speed limit—and more than 16.01% of FR-S drivers have forgotten that. 

4. Kia Stinger

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 16.58%
  • MSRP: $37,395
  • Powertrain: 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 300-hp and 311 lb-ft of torque; 3.3L twin-turbo V-6 with 368-hp and 376 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 17 city / 24 highway
The sexy lines of the
Kia Stinger
offer a premium look and feel for drivers—and a good amount of pedal power. The Stinger has some serious speed with a 300-hp turbocharged 2.5L engine or the gutsy 368-hp twin-turbo V6 under the hood. 
It’s a car built to thrill, and drivers want to experience it to the fullest extent. Unfortunately, that means the speeding tickets that come with it. Stinger drivers surpass the speed limits 43% more than the average driver, helping it live up to its reputation.

3. Hyundai Genesis Coupe

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 17.72%
  • MSRP: $27,845
  • Powertrain: 3.8L Lambda V6 engine with 306-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 16 city / 25 highway
While the
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
no longer exists, the car hasn’t disappeared without leaving its mark on the pavement. Its 306-hp 3.8L V6 engine earned a reputation for breaking the rules—and while the Coupe may have a lower price tag than other sports cars, the speeding tickets are anything but low. Genesis Coupe drivers are cited for speeding45% more often than the average driver

2. Volkswagen GTI

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 17.83%
  • MSRP: $30,875
  • Powertrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 241-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 24 city / 32 highway
For drivers looking for an affordable, fun, and practical vehicle, the
fares well. Its sporty exterior and 2.0 turbocharged engine are the perfect combinations for a fun drive—and some drivers take this “fun” a little too far. 
GTI drivers are cited with speeding tickets 36% more often than the average driver. So, while the price of the GTI may not break the bank, following in its “sports car” reputation and hitting the pedal down just might. 

1. Subaru WRX

  • Percentage of vehicles with at least one speeding ticket: 20.49%
  • MSRP: $30,600
  • Powertrain: 2.4L flat-four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 271-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 19 city / 25-26 highway
In the top spot for the most pulled-over car, we have the
Subaru WRX
—it’s claimed this title for the third year in a row. Although it may not have the power of other sports cars, the WRX does have the most violations of any vehicle in the country, with drivers being cited for speeding 49% more often than the average driver
Despite its reputation for speedy drivers, the WRX has ample safety features that earned it an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ in 2021. It seems like an interesting coincidence that a car with such good safety ratings has drivers willing to risk their safety for the thrill of speed. 

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