The IIHS is featuring a new rating system for headlamps. Testing various things, most new cars fall short.
Here at work when it still got dark at 6pm ish, a lot of our cars (new and used) didn’t really light up our local streets very well when I drove them. Even if LED or Xenon, some new Mercedes cars and Volvo cars didn’t do so well imo. In halogen form, the XC60 and GLA light up better than those sedans in HID.
All time great lighting personally for me are the LS600hL, Acura TL (3rd gen 04-08), 2015/16 Toyota Corolla (LED), G wagon, and Aston Martin Rapide.
Cars that I haven’t driven this I assume are rad are the new Acuras, Audi A8L, Jaguar XJ, and Tesla Model S
WORST i’ve seen are new GMC Sierra 4x4 trucks. Whether in El Zapatito or El Moose, those trucks in factory form blind the shit out of me always
Video courtesy of the IIHS, YouTube