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Based on New York Times, US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported fatality rates for 199 model vehicles recently. Figures are deaths per million registered vehicles each year and are based on U.S. data collected from 2000 to 2003 on 1999 to 2002 models.

Average for all vehicles: 87

The highest fatality:
1. Chevrolet Blazer (2 door, 2 whheel drive): 308
2. Mitsubishi Mirage (2 door): 209
3. Pontiac Firebird: 205
4. Kia Rio (4 door): 200
5. Kia Sportage (4 door, 2 wheel drive): 197

The lowest fatality:
1. Mercedes E-Class: 10
2. Toyota 4Runner (4 wheel drive): 12
3. Volkswagen Passat: 16
4. Lexus RX 300 (4 wheel drive): 17
5. Toyota RAV4 (4 wheel drive): 18
 

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Small SUVS fatality rate:

4WD
Toyota RAV4 ------------- 18
Subaru Forester ---------- 70
Jeep Wrangler ------------ 99
Ford Escape ------------- 115
Suzuki Grand Vitara ----- 127
Kia Sportage 4dr -------- 162
Chevrolet Tracker 4dr --- 183

2WD
Ford Escape -------------- 86
Kia Sportage 4dr -------- 197
 

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SUV driver death rate in single vehicle rollover accident:
(per million vehicle, per year, 1999-2002 America)

Chevrolet Blazer 2dr 2WD -------------- 251
Ford Explorer 2dr 2WD ----------------- 122
Kia Sportage 4dr 4WD ------------------ 100
Ford Explorer 2dr 4WD ------------------ 94
Kia Sportage 4dr 2WD ------------------- 88
Chevrolet Tracker 4dr 4WD -------------- 80
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Lexus RX 300 4WD ----------------------- 0
Toyota RAV4 4WD ------------------------ 0
 

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I am afraid it is hard to find data for recent models. Above data was collected from 2000 up to 2003 for 1999 to 2002 vehicles and just published 2 weeks ago. For details, please refer the original material at:

http://www.iihs.org/srpdfs/sr4003.pdf

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