With new technology constantly developing, the prices of adding once high-end features to vehicles like sensors that improve safety and cameras are now more common than ever. In fact, backup cameras were proven so useful in increasing visibility that they became a federally mandated requirement in new vehicles. Regardless of this new technology, having as much visibility as to what’s going on around your vehicle is crucial for your safety as well as the safety of those around you, and according to Consumer Report, these cars have the worst visibility this year.
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro has abysmal visiblity
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro is a modern-day American muscle car with plenty of heritage to pique the interest of buyers, but if you’ve taken one for a test drive, there is no doubt that you experienced the sports car’s abysmal visibility. From the exterior, the new Camaro looks aggressive and modernly styled, but from the inside, it might leave you feeling a bit claustrophobic due to the lack of window space. The windshield and windows are surprisingly small and titled at angles that make them feel even smaller. The rear windshield doesn’t make much of a difference, either, as it’s hard to see behind the car even with rearview mirrors. The blind spots of the vehicle are also rather intimidating, making changing lanes a bit of a stressful task.
The 2021 Honda Clarity you probably haven’t heard about
The 2021 Honda lineup features a lot of the same vehicles that loyal fans of the brand know and love, like the Accord and the Civic, but chances are you may not have heard of the 2021 Honda Clarity. Really, the Clarity receives rather high overall scores from Consumer Reports regarding overall quality, from value to driving experience, but there is one area where it doesn’t shine: visibility. This underrated plug-in hybrid (it also comes with a hydrogen fuel cell variant) balanced the good with the bad, but what leaves buyers a bit concerned is the overall lack of visibility.
The Honda Clarity had originally been offered as a fully electric model, but lack of interest led to the brand’s inevitable decision to end production of the electric Clarity but maintains the plug-in hybrid. While it isn’t due for a complete overhaul, perhaps resolving the issue of visibility will increase buyer’s interest in the underrated sedan.
The 2021 Porsche Taycan has surprisingly low visibility
The 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S was the car that changed my opinion of EVs for the better, but for a large family sedan, it has surprisingly bad visibility. The windshield itself is relatively small, and while the rear windshield looks amply sized from the outside, the steep slope of its design makes it barely usable, truly hampering outward visibility. While it makes up for the smaller, awkwardly installed windows with some cameras and sensors, it is still not enough to get this car off the list of Consumer Reports cars with the worst visibility.