MEDIA WATCH: Rollover ratings on SUVs are improving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently ranked 33 cars and light trucks on their chance of rolling over in a single-vehicle accident. Initial results indicated that SUV rollover ratings are improving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently ranked 33 cars and light trucks on their chance of rolling over in a single-vehicle accident. Initial results indicated that SUV rollover ratings are improving.

While the media recognized the Ford Explorer as the best-selling SUV, only the Mazda RX-8 earned five stars. Ten SUVs earned three stars, including the Explorer and its sister vehicle, the Mercury Mountaineer. Most frequent messages 1. The Ford Explorer is the best-selling SUV 2. The Mazda RX-8 is the highest-ranking SUV 3. Rollover risk is between 20% and 30% 4. Ford exceeds safety standards 5. New and more accurate testing now exists

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