Sports Utility Vehicles are, pound for pound, the “safest” passenger vehicle on the road.
This IIHS death rates article shows that occupants of cars, minivans and trucks have higher death rates than in SUVs.
SUVs have been getting safer over the years and are less prone to rollover accidents. In addition, the size, weight, and height of these vehicles contributes to their safety.
The IIHS data shows that it is more than just the demographic as well.