2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Rear Visibility
May 21, 2013
As a visibility hog, I am made crazy by this decade's trend of less and less visibility in cars. Sure, I appreciate a good rear-view camera when an SUV's heiny is huge, but when your average family sedan or hatchback often requires one, it makes me frown. So I was pleasantly surprised when I looked up to the rearview mirror in our 2013 Dodge Dart and noticed I could see the entire back window in the reflection. The whole thing. And that's not a tiny slit of a rear window, like in the Camaro we had a while back.
One of the reasons we can see the whole rear window is because the Dart's rearview mirror is nice and big, and fairly blocky. But thankfully, this doesn't affect forward visibility through the windshield. And the designers didn't prioritize aggressive styling over functionality. Bravo, Dodge.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor @ 9,803 miles