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Your midsize SUV's headlights are probably terrible

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Ever since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety started testing headlights, it's been interesting to see just how many cars pack mediocre-or-worse peepers.

If you're looking for a midsize SUV, bad headlights are apparently nearly impossible to avoid.

According to IIHS research published Tuesday, of 19 midsize SUVs and 18 midsize luxury SUVs, only two (yes, two) vehicles have headlights rated as Good -- the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Volvo XC60.

Of that group, 12 received a rating of Acceptable, and the remaining 23 vehicles have headlight ratings of Marginal or Poor.

The XC60's score could change within a year's time, though, as the 2018 XC60 includes a new set of LED headlights.

These scores are somehow better than other SUV segments, as well as pickups, but there's still so much room for improvement.

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