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SUV Rollover Tests Call for Tougher Roofs

Posted March 12, 2008 5:45 p.m. EDT
Updated March 12, 2008 10:31 p.m. EDT

— New information was released Wednesday concerning the dangers of being in a sport utility vehicle that rolls over.

Every year, some 10,000 people die in rollover crashes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested roofs on older, mid-size SUVs.

A key finding was that injury and death rates were lower in vehicles with stronger roofs.

Among the SUVs tested, the 2000-2004 Nissan Xterra scored the highest for having the strongest roof.

The 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee scored the weakest.