(NBC News) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their latest ratings for headlight quality, something that goes overlooked by many drivers when determining the safety of a car.
Most drivers don’t have the opportunity to test headlights in the dark before buying a car.
That’s the IIHS conducted their new study to find the best performing headlights for mid-size SUVs.
Out of 37 models tested, only two received the agency’s highest ranking of “good” when it comes to lighting both straight-aways and curves, along with causing limited glare for oncoming drivers.
“That was the Volvo XC60 and the Hyundai Santa Fe, so they both do a really good job in all of our tests,” says the IIHS’s Matt Brumbelow.
SUVs and pickups have a harder time balancing that glare and visibility due to the height of their headlights.
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