2016 Toyota Prius: Good Rear Visibility
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on September 6, 2016
I recently lamented the tiny rear window and high beltline in our long-term Chevy Volt, and how those two features make it hard to see out of the back of the car.
For our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius, though, it's a different story. While it might have that funky rear-spoiler/body-line thingy that gets in the way a bit, the Prius has good rear visibility overall.
Two pieces of rear glass, one somewhat horizontal and the other vertical, make up the clear space on the back of the Prius.
Even with the top part of the hatchback right in the middle of these two glass pieces, the visibility is still good. You can clearly see whatever is behind you, which helps in traffic and when you're backing into a parking spot. Kudos, Toyota.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 4,907 miles