2014 Nissan Rogue: Solar Eclipse Visors
April 30, 2014
In the past, I've been critical about a car having small sun visors (the Tesla Model S comes to mind), but our long-term 2014 Nissan Rogue marks the first time I've complained about one being too big. I was driving the Rogue this weekend and grabbed for the sun visor. I pulled it down to a 90 degree angle from the roof, and it just about blocked my entire field of vision.
I took the photo above (parked on the side of the road), with the camera roughly at my eye level. I should point out that I'm not tall, just an average 5'8", so my height wasn't the issue. The Rogue's sun visor is about 8 inches high, twice the size of a Model S visor. The only way I could use the visor was pushed back against the windshield and even still, it sagged slightly and blocked my view by about a half inch. This means that the visor essentially has two modes: off and on.
If the Model S and the Rogue represent two extremes, I'd say that a good sun visor would be something that falls in between, perhaps 5 or 6 inches top to bottom when it's fully open.
How are the sun visors in your car?
Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 4,485 miles