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Is a minivan considered safer than a SUV of similar size?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Depends on size of the vehicle and safety features, and maybe crash testing results.

    The one clear difference is that SUV's have a higher centre of gravity, which means in certain conditions they can roll over (quick right left moves, like you might do to avoid a stopped vehicle in your lane and when you pull back into your lane to avoid oncoming traffic).

    Some SUV's are also designed to meet lessor truck safety requirements, while minivans have to meet higher passenger car ratings.

    Look for official crash test results and manufacturer details of features and what standards they are designed to meet.

    All wheel drive or 4x4's can be safer in some winter conditions.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well it depends if the minivan is as solid as the SUV. But probably an SUV is more safer for you while a minivan s safer for the sidewalkers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As I just answered the question about pickups in snow, I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer, and it has never shown any tendency to roll, even in hard maneuvers. We used to have a Chevy Astro van, and it showed more tendency to want to roll.

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