2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Good Side Sun Visor Action
September 10, 2013
My favored front seat position is fairly far back, so I'm frequently bedazzled by sunlight streaming in past the end of sun visors. Don't roll your eyes. This is important. Most of us commute to and from work when the sun is low on the horizon at least part of the year.
Our 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a particularly bad offender. Its too-short visors angle steeply down when pivoted, which makes the job that much harder for the woefully inadequate extendable flaps.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab has a much better handle on this issue.
Sure, the Chevy's visors are short initially. But this is a truck with long doors and an upright windshield. It's nothing like a Dodge Dart with the sort of laid back windscreen necessary to give its short visors a fighting chance on their own.
The Silverado's visors can't be so long that they blot out the rear-view mirror when used in the usual forward position. So, yeah, a light leak is inevitable when they're flipped to the side.
But the situation is easy to rectify.
Simply pull back on the visor and the whole enchilada slides back in one go. And there's zero sag, it glides back parallel to the door edge. Full coverage, no waiting.
This is how you do it. Pull-out playing-card sized flaps cannot compare.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 5,301 miles