Every year, automobile manufacturers roll out new and more efficient safety features, aimed at keeping drivers and their passengers safe from harm. The first and most important line of defense for everyone on the road is the driver’s senses — specifically, visibility.
With the advent of sleeker, more aerodynamic exteriors, cameras, and proximity sensors, driving has become safer and easier than ever before. Manufacturers have given their customers eyes all around their vehicles, making it easier to navigate even the trickiest parking garages. Of course, some cars provide a level of visibility that puts them in a class of their own.
Here are the top four vehicles that outclass all others on the road when it comes to getting the best visibility when you’re out hitting the asphalt.
1. Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback earns its name on the list thanks to its expansive windows, large mirrors, and roof pillars designed to take up minimal space. The Outback also comes with a backup camera display that puts others to shame. Perhaps the biggest improvement that comes with the 2015 model is Subaru’s new EyeSight technology, which acts as sensors warning the driver of oncoming danger and preemptively anticipates the driver’s action. Subaru is essentially giving drivers an extra set of eyes on the road.
2. Nissan Altima
Few sedans are better equipped for a great view of the road than the Nissan (NSANY.PK) Altima. Boasting large windows and a rear-view backup camera, drivers should have an easy time working their way in and out of tight parking spots. Sleek mirrors and an aerodynamic shell help drivers get the best view of the road possible.
The Altima does come with drawbacks, though, including blind spots near the rear corners. Also, rearview cameras are not available on all styles.
3. Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is the only entry on our list to not conform to a sleeker dynamic. As an SUV, the Forester presents a boxier profile with more windows and a higher center of gravity. Low windowsills and large side mirrors help compromise blind spots in the rear corner. Throw in a backup camera, big windows, and slim roof pillars, and it’s easy to see what makes this Subaru model a favorite of drivers who like excellent visibility.
4. Infiniti G
When it comes to sports sedans, the Infiniti G offers a view of the world few can match. With excellent visibility out of the front and sides, the G allows you to hit the highways running. A rear-view camera assists with the view in the back, as roof pillars tend to run a little wide and create blind spots. A low and sleek profile lend to easy driving and excellent views for the driver and passengers alike. As far as sports sedans go, the G presents the best visibility a driver could hope for.