While SUVs used to be the most dangerous vehicles on the road, improved safety features like electronic stability control (ESC) have made the segment equal to or better than the passenger car class. Pickup trucks have made huge strides as well. In 2016, Ford F-150 won a top safety pick award from IIHS, marking the first time a pickup ever took such an honor.
Nonetheless, the high clearance of SUVs and trucks makes these vehicles more likely to tip over when hitting an obstruction on the road. NHTSA rollover testing aims to assess each vehicle for its propensity to flip while driving, and the latest vehicles showed some flaws in this department. Here are the 10 SUVs and trucks that presented the highest risk of tipping over on the road.
10. Chevrolet Colorado
The 2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon both landed three stars out of five in NHTSA rollover tests. Rear-wheel drive models of the midsize pickups had a 22% chance of rolling over. That number went down slightly (21.4%) in four-wheel drive configurations, but both Canyon and Colorado ended up with four-star crash ratings overall because of the rollover score.