A recent study by the by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has concluded that many SUV do a poor job of illuminating the road.
Among the 21 small SUVs that were tested, there were over 41 different available lighting options. They included halogen, HID, LED, Adaptive Headlights and a few other options manufacture options.
The Insurance Institute used a headlight rating system which included acceptable, marginal, and poor. The Institutes rating system is different from the government agency which regulates headlight standards. In the government agency, they rate headlights in the lab for output and angle. In this study, they headlights are studied for illumination in real world situations.
A few small SUV’s that were rated in the “poor” category included the Audi Q3, Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, and Subaru Forester.
To see a list of all small SUVs which were tested, click on the link below.
Written by Eric Sevim | A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. | 780 Industrial Rd, San Carlos CA 94070
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