IIHS Report: 15 Safest and Most Dangerous SUVs on the Market

06/10/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Washington, D.C. — If you’re looking for a new sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the 15 most dangerous and safest SUVs out on the market, reported ABC News.

SUVs are statistically safer now than they were as a result of widespread availability of electron stability control systems (ESC), which reduces vehicle rollover rates and driver death rates.

Among the 2005-2008 SUV models from 2006-2009, the overall rate ranked in at 48 per million registered vehicles.

“The rollover risk in SUVs used to outweigh their size/weight advantage, but that’s no longer the case, thanks to ESC,” Anne McCartt, the Institute’s senior vice president for research said.

The 15 safest SUVs include: Audi A6 4-door 4WD, Mercedes E-Class 4-door 4WD, Toyota Sienna, Ford Edge, Armada, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Land Rover LR3, Honda CR-V, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Acura MDX, Mercedes E-Class 4-door, Lexus RX 400h, Lexus GX 470, Mercedes M-Class and the Saab 9-3 4-door.

The 15 most dangerous SUVs include: Nissan 350Z 2-door, Nissan Titan crew cab, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Cobalt, Nissan Titan extended cab, Kia Spectra, Chevrolet Malibu Classic, Hyundai Tiburon, Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Colorado extended cab, Nissan Titan crew cab, Kia Rio, Kia Spectra, Mazda Miata MX-5 and the Subaru Legacy.

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