The Shrinking SUV

Fonda, Daren
August 2004
Time;8/30/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p65
Reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation released rollover test results for 2004 models of various SUV's which suggest that SUV occupants are 11 percent more likely to die in a crash than those in passenger cars. Popularity of crossover cars which combine elements from both cars and SUVs; Review of the revised Chrysler Pacifica and the Ford Freestyle; Addition of new safety features such as optional electronic stability control, side-curtain air bags, and tire-pressure monitors; How the crossover vehicles have better maneuverability and gas mileage than SUVs modelled after trucks.


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