Careful which car you spend your money on because it is better off spent on other models in comparison. The side effect of fixing your vehicle and those involved are best avoided. The roads are often dangerous enough, and people’s lives are too busy to think about the “what ifs” on the road.
The safety of yourself while in any car is important and it shouldn’t be something anyone needs to worry about. For your best interest, avoid these SUVs that are most common to tipping and rollovers on the road as well as their low safety ratings. In reality, all it takes is one is a single-vehicle and one wrong move.
10 The 2017 Cadillac Escalade
A popular choice made by celebrities is this luxury SUV. To name a few some of those include David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Adam Sandler. Most often they are well taken care of with a skilled personal driver, but anyone can make a mistake. In this case, it is easily the falt of the manufacturer for creating an unstable vehicle.
Compared to some other vehicles, the size of this one creates a safer overall surrounding. Although, as said by Jomo Merritt on The Clever, “it [is] among the ten most dangerous SUVs on the market.” This is due to its 22.9% rollover probability.
9 The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe and the Cadillac Escalade may look a bit different from one another, but they are built very similarly, causing the same results of a 22.9% possibility of rolling over.
This rear-wheel-drive SUV is safe enough for any crashes to the front or side but, since its platform involves a high center of gravity, a star has been dropped. For most vehicles, it's the high center of gravity that is the leading cause of tipping over.
8 The 2016 Jeep Renegade
Here, the accident is most likely to happen when driving over something – pretty much anything – in its way. The 2016 Jeep Renegade has been reported to be good at keeping its wheels on the ground when steering away from an obstacle but oftentimes has trouble with uneven roads or surfaces.
Any obstruction or obstacle, which could be many depending on where you drive, can cause a huge inconvenience on your commute.
7 The 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Another of the Jeep models is on this list. Talk about limited improvement.
This SUV has four-wheel drive and is an off-road vehicle, meaning it should be able to handle a lot more than a flat road, so being on the list of SUVs famed for tipping over doesn’t make complete sense. Are the commercials even filmed using the same car? At any rate, it has a 27.9% rollover rate.
6 The 2017 Toyota 4Runner
In both the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of this model, there is a risky chance of tipping. Overall, this vehicle has other safety issues that cause it to swivel because it brakes automatically.
The 24.6% rollover probability makes this car more unreliable. Are you willing to gamble with anyone that steps inside? For a price in the mid-range of $30,000 you will be able to find something even better.
5 The 2016 GMC Yukon
This sleek and tough-looking SUV has a 22.9% score leading to a rollover. The 2016 GMC Yukon lacks stability which is the ultimate reason for its quick rollovers. So, are they actually built like a pro?
Also, this is a vehicle that is best avoided for first-time drivers. You should be cautious not just on a highway, but also on a backroad, especially on a wet surface.
4 The 2013 Hyundai Accent
There have been 20 deaths due to a rollover in this car within a four year period. That certainly wouldn’t cause someone to lean into buying such a car. According to Robert Derby, “95% of rollovers crashes occur when a vehicle trips on a curb, shoulder, pothole or other obstacle.”
The make has been discontinued due to low demand, but there was a recall.
3 The 2012 Dodge Nitro
This SUV is one that doesn’t do the best while speeding and, if that’s what you like to do, you need to accept the high risk of tipping over. As said on Automotive Defects, “although the Dodge Nitro is equipped with a rollover mitigation system, rollovers are not uncommon.”
If a rollover does transpire in this SUV you could be trapped, experience the roof pillar collapsing, head and neck injuries and lacerations.
2 The 2011 Honda Element
The three out of five-star rollover rate isn’t ideal when traveling with your family and friends. A car should take you from point A to Point B with safety and comfort, and nowhere in-between unless you need to take a pitstop for coffee or a bathroom break.
It is a safe vehicle until it comes to rollovers. It’s been expressed by Bengt Halvorson that “rollover concerns for this tall vehicle are the only blemish in an otherwise top-notch safety record,” on the Car Connection.
1 The 2017 Nissan Nv3500
With the availability to seat a dozen passengers, but with the highest rollover rate, that’s a lot of lives at risk. The 2017 Nissan Nv3500 has a two-star protection rate and tips easily. Although airbags are surrounding the vehicle and covering all rows, it just might not be enough to feel as safe as can be. SUVs are meant to drive over rough grounds, find one that does just that without any inconveniences.
If you feel or suspect you are close to tipping, remove your feet from the pedals so you don't break any bones in your feet or legs from compression. If you've ended up rolled over, remain calm, check for injury and turn off the vehicle and get out if possible. If you can't make a call for help, someone else around will.