Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
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Driving a safe SUV

Money Magazine is running a story that reports the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's lists of safest vehicles as measured by deaths per registered vehicle per year.

Some SUVs are, as you might guess, low on the list - the 2-door Ford Explorer, for example, comes in at 134 per million registered vehicle-years. SUVs in general fare worse than large sedans.

However, one cannot generalize from that to say that all SUVs are unsafe. 3 of the top 5, and 4 of the top 10, are SUVs. The safest was the Mercedes E-class at 10 deaths per million registered vehicle-years. The Toyota 4Runner midsize SUV was right behind it at 12.

The Lexus RX was #4, at 16, and the Toyota RAV4 was #5, at 17. I liked my RAV4, and love my RX300, and now I've got another reason why.
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