2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Blind-Spot Mirror
January 30, 2015
See that tiny thing in the upper left-hand corner of the mirror on our long-term 2015 Chevrolet Colorado? It's a blind-spot mirror. In theory, it allows you to see things that are in your blind spot without turning and looking over your shoulder. In practice though, it's not as successful.
First of all, that section of the mirror is tiny. I have 20/20 vision but when I'm driving along at speed, it's almost impossible to spot something in that meager space. Second, the blind-spot mirror is taller than it is wide. It should be the other way around. A wider blind-spot mirror would allow for a wider view of the road and it might actually serve its intended purpose.
Our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado had some pretty laughable blind-spot mirrors, and these aren't much better. It's a nice concept, and it can be useful on some cars (see our long-term Ford Focus ST for an example of how to get it right) but in the Colorado the blind-spot mirror is poorly executed.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor