2016 Tesla Model X: Limited Rearward Visibility
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on June 30, 2016
Every time I get behind the wheel of our 2016 Tesla Model X I'm surprised by its lack of rearward visibility. Looking into the rearview mirror is like peeking through some window blinds, which is surprising given how this SUV looks like a rolling greenhouse from the outside.
I'm not sure if it's just an illusion made by the rearview mirror's relative size compared to the windshield or not, but the Model X's rear mail-slot outward view makes me nervous when I glance up to get an eye on traffic behind me.
Folding the third-row seats would help a little although that's not very practical on a daily basis. Looking closer, it's the steep rake of the rear glass that makes the daylight opening appear so small. Not much you can do about that.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 4,411 miles