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Volvo, Hyundai SUVs have best headlights

Volvo, Hyundai SUVs have best headlights

U.S. study looks at midsize SUV headlights

They are the go-to vehicle for families today and that means safety credentials are very important to midsize SUV buyers.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just put all the top midsize SUVs up against each other to test the effectiveness of their headlights and the results show there can be quite a difference between the top and bottom performers.

It was the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Volvo XC60 that performed best in the tests.

Projector headlights were found to be the most effective headlight technology with all the ‘good’ and ‘acceptable’ headlight variants boasting that tech.

While three other ‘good’ rated headlights were of the high-intensity discharge (HID) type.

IIHS 2017 Midsize SUV Headlight Test – Luxury SUVs:

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

POOR

IIHS 2017 Midsize SUV Headlight Test – Non-luxury SUVs:

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
  • Dodge Durango
  • Ford Flex
  • GMC Acadia
  • Nissan Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder

POOR

IIHS Senior Research Engineer Matt Brumbelow says the tests are important because most car buyers don’t test drive their prospective new vehicle at night.

“As a group, midsize SUV headlights perform slightly better than the other SUVs and pickups we evaluated last year, and that’s encouraging,”

“Still, we continue to see headlights that compromise safety because they only provide a short view down the road at night.”

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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