Looks like small overlap and headlights are what is getting a lot of the competition dinged. Ascent was held back from the + category due to the performance of the non-LED headlights on the lower trims.
I resemble that remark...and yea, I love the brighter LED headlamps. The HID projectors on my MY12 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit were darn bright, but the LEDs on my Ascent are so much better. And yea, the steering sensitivity is nice on the windy back roads around here, too.I'm over 50. The brain is dimming, along with the eyes. LED brightness is a must-have for me! Thank you Subaru!
IIHS has all the insurance industry's stats whereas CR is about their engineers and the reliability stuff is only CR subscribers who fill out the survey.I'm just not sure why there is such an emphasis on something light headlights in rankings/ratings. It's shameful to me. It makes me question the entire rating system which I used to think was somewhat valid. ie Consumer reports or IIHS.
Good to know. I do still think their testing is very important and good information. My point was simply I can't in any way understand the heavier weighting on headlamp LED vs Halogen. Adaptive or steering headlights is another matter, which are awesome.Also, keep in mind the IIHS testing exists because the automaker lobbyists succeeded in watering down the NHTSA testing so the insurance industry went ahead with testing to their own standards.