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Rear visibility crisis
In part this was because of hu-normous head rests (new regs by the feds???), but also because of thick rear roof pillars. What the f... happened to functionality and safety? Esp. in the Malibu it was almost impossible to change lanes left on the fwy safely. It makes using your mirrors essential. But I like to use both mirrors and actually looking back for safety.
When I read car reviews here and in the mags repeatedly test drivers mention bad rear visibility with many new models, including the Sonata, Optima, Accent, etc., etc. Sometimes, as in the Sonata, there is a small rear window, but it's so small from the inside as to be almost totally useless.
Honda seems to still value good visibility, even if not as much as in the past.
But most other car companies have just thrown this essential design element out the window in search of trendy style and sales.
Will this horrible (imho) design trend of hideously thick rear pillars ever end? What's your guess?
What, right now, are the worst cars for rear visibility?
And, more importantly, which vehicles are the best?
I want to be able to advise my sister and my mom on this, since they will be buying cars in the next year.