We've often derided SUVs because they're big, stupid, wasteful, and unsafe. Well, technology has helped with the unsafe part. And we want to formally acknowledge that. Autoblog reports: Flipped off! 2006 SUV rollover resistance improves greatly, says NHTSA. For a long time we insisted (rightly so) that SUVs were simply not as safe as cars because of their penchant for rolling over. And while that hasn't been totally eliminated (an SUV's center of gravity is simple higher than that of a car), great strides have been made. And that's better for everyone. Even Alison agrees.