I read That’s Fit pretty much every day. There are always a lot of good articles concerning general health and fitness tips, along with tasty (healthy) recipes and interesting medical-related articles. In general, it’s good stuff … I highly recommend them.
The article starts off with: “There’s always been a general consensus when it comes to safe vehicles that bigger is safer…” I can vouch for that. I can remember my mother saying that every time we looked at cars. In fact, my first car was a boat — a Chrysler Fifth Avenue. The frame was solid — I, uh, “tested” the car’s durability on several occasions with various road objects and even took on a Toyota truck. (my car won :grin: ) And it had room, and then some! You could seriously stretch all the way out in the backseat and still have plenty of space to move around. Man, they don’t make cars like that anymore.
Anyways, the article goes on to say that ‘bigger’ is not exactly ‘safer’ anymore. In fact, nowadays it’s actually more dangerous to drive a larger vehicle. In their comparisons, the Ford Excursion had 3 times the death rate of the smaller Excursion and twice that of the mid-sized Explorer! (and btw: the Explorer is no longer sold … maybe Ford should re-think this?)
Forbes magazine has published the list of 15 safest SUVs. Here are the top 5:
- Acura RDX
- Mercedes-Benz M-Class
- Acura MDX
- Honda Pilot
- Hyundai Santa Fe