2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Leaf: Peering Through Porthole Windows

May 18, 2011

nissan leaf porthole.jpg The Nissan Leaf has porthole windows up in front I'm a fan of the little things. They expand your view of the road which makes them a good idea from a safety perspective. They also add a nice, airy ambiance to the cabin.

The Prius also has porthole windows, in front and in back, so maybe this design cue is a favorite of those who design green cars.

Of course, the downside is that, from an appearance perspective, they don't exactly up the "cool" factor. In fact, I'm guessing that many would probably say these windows look kinda dorky. Like the automotive equivalent of a pocket protector or something.

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What do you think? Does your car have porthole windows?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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