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The MDX and the Pontiac Aztek were the only SUVs to receive 4 stars (out of 5) in the nhtsa rollover resistance ratings. All other SUVs received a rating of 3 stars or less. Wide is Good.
 

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I have a friend who thinks that SUVs are the most dangerous vehicle on the road - mostly because of the 'roll-over scares' that he reads. I've owned several SUVs and have never rolled one over, but I have seen my share of Explorers on their sides and tops. I have yet to see the Trooper (dubbed the Tipper because of Consumer Reports) or a Honda CR-V upside down.
 

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kind of wondering what pilot's rating is going to be.... since it has a little bit taller roofline and smaller tires compared with the mdx....
 

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The star rollover "test", from my understanding, is simply a few measurements and not an actual test of how the vehicles' suspension reacts to rollover situations. So a unit with dumb struts a beam axle and the right wdth x height can get rated better than one with dbl wishbones active suspension etc.

Another case of useless statistics?


Please keep the shiny side up?
 
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