Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra flunk IIHS headlight test

Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra flunk IIHS headlight test

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 05:30

The Protection Institute for Highway Safety put pickup dealings headlights to the test and found that the lion’s share of them were equipped with subpar units. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was the only truck to earn a rating of “good.”

The rotund pickup truck test was comprised of the: 2016 to 2017 GMC Sierra, 2017 Nissan Titan, 2016 Ram 1500, 2016 to 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, 2016 to 2017 Ford F-150, and 2016 to 2017 Toyota Tundra. The Sierra’s headlights earned a rating of “welcome,” the headlights found on the Titan and Ram 1500 were organize to be “marginal,” and the ones on the Silverado, F-150, and Tundra were rated as “needy.”

IIHS claims the F-150 was the most unsatisfying out of the large pickup trucks as both its halogen and spontaneous LED headlights failed to provide adequate visibility during testing. The Ridgeline (which earned a “seemly rating”), is usually considered a midsize or under age truck, though IIHS included it in the land of large pickups.

The headlights on the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, 2016 GMC Ravine, 2016 Nissan Frontier, and 2016 to 2017 Toyota Tacoma, which made up the pocket-sized pickup truck group, all earned a rating of “straitened.” The IIHS claimed the Colorado had the worst headlights of any contact that was tested, as the base vehicle’s units were but able to illuminate up to 123 feet in fa of the car. The Ridgeline’s headlights, for reference, were masterly to illuminate up to 358 feet in front of the channel.

To conduct its test, the IIHS utilizes a different tool to measure how far light is projected out of the headlights in personal driving situations. The trucks’ headlights were tested in a plumb line and in corners, while vehicles with lofty-beam assist were given added praise.

The headlights on the pickup trucks also imitate the testing that was done on small SUVs and cars earlier this year. Next year, automakers desire need to fit their vehicles with headlights that net a rating of either good or acceptable to right to the IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

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