Hyundai Santa Fe Aces IIHS Headlight Test Where 35 Others Failed

With their high-riding stance, you would think midsize SUVs would provide great visibility at night. Unfortunately, this isn't so, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS recently tested 37 midsize SUVs (it's a popular segment), and found that most of them provided inadequate nighttime visibility, or impeded on the visibility of other drivers. Yes, the fact that SUVs sit taller on the road than other vehicles actually hurt many of their headlight ratings, as the IIHS takes off points for creating excessive glare.

Only two 2017 models earned the IIHS's highest rating, good, for their headlights. One was a Volvo, which isn't a surprise given the luxury brand's reputation for putting safety above all else. The other was the Hyundai Santa Fe.

At this point, we've come to expect great things from Hyundai vehicles when it comes to safety. In another recent IIHS test, the Hyundai Tucson was the only small SUV to provide equal protection for passengers as drivers in a small-overlap collision. We're proud of Hyundai's growing reputation for safety excellence, putting human lives first.

Visit a Korum Automotive Group dealership, and let us help you find the safest vehicles for your family.


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