Pickups Get Low Government Rollover RatingsJun 25, 2002 | CarAndDriver.com
The Chevrolet Avalanche and the four-wheel-drive version of the Ford F-150 SuperCrew received two stars out of five for rollover resistance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Reuters reported.
NHTSA says two stars mean a vehicle has a 30 to 40 percent risk of rolling over in a single-vehicle crash.
Two SUVs, the two-door version of the Ford Explorer and the Land Rover Discovery, also received two stars.
Automakers oppose the tests, the story said, because they rely only on a vehicle's dimensions and weight, and don't involve any actual driving.