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Thumbs down New Headlight Test .... Ouch!

I am really impressed with the LED headlights in the Rav4.
Apparently, others are not.

Most small SUV headlights rate poor

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Don't know about the Gen 4 headlamps but those on my Gen 3 are fine by my standards. Am not concerned about this and other IIHS tests - suspect that "poor" ratings may be excuses for raising insurance costs.

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I would love to see them test the headlights on the European RAV4--I'll bet it would score much higher.

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I have no personal experience with out Limited, because of daylight savings time here in the mountains. I am surprised that the LEDs did not do well. I wonder if Toyota can adjust them to do better in the test as indicated in the article. Seems like they would fix this issue as the Limited is supposed to be the top of the line with their LEDs.
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It doesn't mention the year, but I'm assuming that it's for the 16 model year. I have no complaints about the headlights in my 15.

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I specifically went up to the SE trim (had planned on XLE) for the LED headlights, which I find to be stunning. A pure white light that helps you see lots of stuff in the dark...kinda the whole point of headlights. I'm not sure what's missing there.
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Strange. I can't delete this.

I too am impressed with the LEDs, they are the best headlights I've ever had.

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I also really like the headlights on my RAV4 Hybrid, and don't really care what others think.

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I also really like the headlights on my RAV4 Hybrid, and don't really care what others think.
I am 62 years old and have been driving on dark mountain roads for a long time in many different vehicles. These headlights on our RAV4 Hybrid Limited with the ATP are by far the best. I could care less about some so called expert's opinion about my headlights. I can see the road and the deer standing along side the road better than I ever have been able to.

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When you click through the headlight test, they evaluated the RAV4 XLE halogen projector headlights. I hope they test the LED lights that my Limited has.
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