Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are, because of their weight, extremely expensive to operate but, for the same reason, ...

CJ on October 7, 2017

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Mehran on October 10, 2017

This is a Paradox question.

The stimulus provides you with two facts that seem at first to be contradictory:

1. In an accident, SUVs are safer for their occupants than are smaller vehicles, but
2. An analysis of recent traffic fatality statistics has led auto safety experts to conclude that the increasing popularity of SUVs is alarming (that is, not good).

This is strange — why would auto safety experts be alarmed that SUVs are increasingly popular, if it is true that SUVs are safer for their occupants than smaller vehicles?

In a Paradox question, your task is to accept as true each of the facts given, and find a way to reconcile them.

In other words, your objective here is not to undermine the first fact or the second fact, but instead to find additional information (in the correct answer choice) to reconcile the given facts.

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