IIHS 2016 Headlights Report
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) just recently rated a variety of stock headlights. A handful of the cars tested by the IIHS didn’t meet the organization’s car electronics’ standards. Even a Mercedes Benz C-Class’s headlights received poor, non-passing ratings. Do you have a new C-Class? Are your headlights better than what’s reported by the IIHS?
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 5, 2016) — The Toyota Prius v is the only midsize car out of 31 evaluated to earn a “good” rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) first-ever headlight ratings.
The best available headlights on 11 cars earn an acceptable rating, according to the IIHS, while nine only reach a marginal rating — and 10 of the vehicles can’t be purchased with anything other than poor-rated headlights.
The Arlington-based institute’s evaluation also found that a vehicle’s price tag is no guarantee of decent headlights, with many of the poor-rated headlights belonging to luxury vehicles. Continue Reading