Source: Detroit News
quote: A bigger heavier vehicle will always preform better in a real-world crash than a smaller, lighter vehicle.
quote: That's BS. A bigger, heavier vehicle has higher inertia,
quote: which translates to longer stopping distance
quote: higher risk of rollover (SUV's and pickup trucks lead the statistics of rollover deaths in America), slower response overall.
quote: But with a larger vehicle you simply install larger brakes.
quote: Ever heard of a thing called brake fade? Sit there and tell me that you can consistently stop an SUV fitted with Brembos in less distance than a Porsche or a Lambo
quote: Have you guys ever seen a train wreck? Based on the bigger/heavier argument, you would think nobody should ever get hurt or die in a train wreck...
quote: I will never understand why Americans think heavier means safer. Probably because they didn't like physics in school.