2016 Chevrolet Volt: Poor Rear Visibility
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on August 18, 2016
The top of the trunk on our long-term 2016 Chevrolet Volt is tall. Basically, the beltline and the decklid are both tall on this car, all the way around. As a result, you can't really see the headlights of the vehicle behind you. For me, in a comfortable seating position (I'm 5'9"), it's a windshield-and-up view of cars in the rearview mirror.
Also, the rear window is narrow and short, so visibility suffers doubly. It's not a deal-breaker, and it's certainly not as bad as in our long-term Viper, but it's something you have to keep in mind when you're changing lanes or scanning for tailgaters.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor