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Recently Motortrend posted an article on SUV rollovers. In the article it briefly mentions how the Odyssey did...

"So who did the best? Of the 34 vehicles tested, only the Honda Accord scored a five-star rating. Notable four-star models included the Chrysler PT Cruiser, Honda Odyssey, VW Jetta, Ford Taurus, and Ford Focus"

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http://www.motortrend.com/april01/row/1.html


Not bad for 4,000 pound behemoth, eh?


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Indeed. Odyssey had the highest Static Stability Factor of all minivans in the NHTSA ratings (i.e. lowest rollover risk).

Odyssey rated a 1.32. The next best was the Villager/Quest at 1.27. The GM trio only got 3 stars at 1.18.

Interestingly, the "notable" focus only rated a 1.33, among the lowest of sedans. It also has a much higher ride than most of its competitors. Explorer and Expedition, not surprisingly, check in with two stars at 1.06 and 1.11 respectively.

Odyssey also had the lowest rollover risk of all minivans in the Kimmel static rating with a 7 to 9.9% risk. Most minivans rated were 10 to 13.9%....

Remember that these are static measurements, and not a dynamic rollover test. Though the NHTSA didnt rate the Mitsu Montero, Consumer Reports said that it had an SSF of 1.15, certainly nothing to predict its poor performance in Consumer Report's emergency maneuver test. Incidentally, Odyssey also managed that emergency maneuver at a higher speed than the other minivans tested in the January 2001 issue.

[This message has been edited by caviller (edited 07-24-2001).]
 

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Very interesting-especially this quote near the end of the article:
"A final statistic worth remembering is that 80 percent of people who died in single-vehicle rollovers were not wearing a seatbelt."
The safety devices already available are sufficient to dramatically reduce fatalities IF they are actually used! Hard to believe there are still folks out there driving around without seatbelts...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ody:
The safety devices already available are sufficient to dramatically reduce fatalities IF they are actually used! Hard to believe there are still folks out there driving around without seatbelts...

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Excellent point Ody!
 
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