Would you buy a car thatlooked like this? next week in the newstatesman SUZANNE MOORE on the welfare. cover story ... The Ford Explorer, Americaa#39;s biggest- selling SUV, is 16 times more likely than the typical family car to kill the occupants of another car in a crash. ... Even the widespread belief that, come the crunch, so to speak, the SUV owner is better off is a myth. New US ... In 2002, greenhouse gas emissions from transport in the UK were 47 per cent higher than in 1990.