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I do not own an Armada yet. I am very interested in buying one. Why aren't there any crash test ratings? Or roll over ratings? I had an Expedition before, and I have a Yukon right now. I was leaning toward another Expedition because I felt like it was a little more low profile and boxy so less likely to roll over. I did notice that the wheel base is larger on the Armada. Anyway, I think the Aramada looks tough... I like it. So what's the deal on safety reports? Can't find any!!! :(
 

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Check here.
http://www.clubarmada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2087

As for rollovers, should be as stable or moreso than the Yukon or Expedition. I haven't heard of one rolling over, ever. Course I've never heard of a Yukon or Expedition doing this either. Rollovers are one of the most rare of accidents but people worry about them because of the publicity. I would think they account for less than 1% of accidents involving SUVs. Explorers had the rollover problem because they had a bad suspension design that made them tippy. They fixed this with underinflated tires, which failed, and caused rollovers. Prior to that, Suzuki Samauris and old CJ jeeps were the only real rollover risks.
The Armada does have rollover sensors however just in case that deploy side mounted airbags if you roll.

So to answer your question, yes its safe. I'd rather be in it than just about any other available consumer vehicle in an accident. And also, don't worry too much about rollovers. You probably have more chance of dying from a brain tumor. ;)
 

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As an Orthopedic surgeon, I can assure you that there are plenty of rollovers. Most are cars that go into ditches along roads. I realize central FL is flat, but there is NO flat land here in WV... ( or straight roads), consequently plenty of rollovers. Higher center of gravity of gravity increase that risk. Curtain airbags in the Armada and 2nd Gen Expedition are a big plus.
 

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TopazM3 said:
As an Orthopedic surgeon, I can assure you that there are plenty of rollovers. Most are cars that go into ditches along roads. I realize central FL is flat, but there is NO flat land here in WV... ( or straight roads), consequently plenty of rollovers. Higher center of gravity of gravity increase that risk. Curtain airbags in the Armada and 2nd Gen Expedition are a big plus.
Then I need you.
Lets see:
ACL replaced with cadaver parts and screws
Torn Meniscus fixed
Bulging C3-C4 and C4-C5
Loss of feeling in lower right arm
5 concussions
Pinky split by axe lengthwise
Tendons cut on back of hand by hockey skate
both collar bones broken
and I"ve broken each toe at least once.
Over 50 ER visits.

Do I get a frequent customer discount? :D

Oh, and I grew up in Northern NJ in the mountains skiing. The only roll/flips I ever heard about were a Ford Escort and a Nova. My buddie was driving both. The first one was a tire blow out in a turn, the other was hitting a log at speed. He flipped end over end. He's also one of the few guys I know who might qualify more than I do for discounts. :brokenleg
 

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92TripleBlack said:
.... He flipped end over end....
I flipped end over end once. Oversteer on packed snow and ice melting in the sun and grabbed the snow sliding sideways when we (my brother and I heading up skiiing) hit the shade and shot to the median, where we promptly plowed into the snowbank and end-o'd. Big poofy landing upside down. Rolled it back over with the help of a few shocked motorists coming the other way, punched out the roof, dug out the snow packed in engine compartment after getting towed out and finished our trip skiiing! :D Fortunately, I have had no need for reconstruction. :amazing:
 

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Just call me Steve Austin. :051:
 
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