An interesting question came up and I'm looking for some ideas on it from people who know more than I.
Long story short, we're going on a road trip. We have two cars- a 2003 Honda Civic and a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.
The Civic is our main car and the rodeo is a second car and used for dh to get to and from work.
My mom was insisting that we should take the rodeo on the trip because it was "safer" because it was bigger and heavier. I said the civic was safer, because, well, it's safer
The Civic has good crash test ratings. The Rodeo pretty rotten. But it is bigger and heavier and I know bigger vehicles fare better than small ones statistically in crashes.
I expect we'll take the Civic anyway, but who's right?