• Matt Posted: 12/2/2010 10:40am PST

    This was inevitable that this clash between designs were to bump heads. The clash between safety(Accord design to limit pedestrian injury with frontend and hood design),lower front end for better MPG's, cheap materials in an effort to lower vehicle cost, SUV height, midsize car height, truck height etc etc.
    As they say, "an accident waiting to happen".

  • intensive driving Posted: 12/2/2010 7:32am PST

    It's not the mismatch between bumpers that's the cause for concern in SUVs, it's the fact that SUVs are twice as likely to kill pedestrians as a car - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4462-suvs-double-pedestrians-risk-of-death.html
    it's why I've argued that SUV drivers should pay double the fine of a car driver when caught speeding in an area where there are likely to be pedestrians.

  • Krystal Kid Posted: 12/2/2010 5:16am PST

    I got one of these from sparebumper.com for my SUV. It lines up better with passenger cars, prevents damage and reduces whiplash if I'm hit from the rear.