2016 Toyota Prius: Seating Position Versus Sun Visor
by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on July 13, 2016
As long as I'm not forced to stare at it too long, I generally applaud the extensive changes that have been applied to the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Suspension and powertrain improvements have morphed it into a much better driver, and the seating position has made a huge stride forward.
That's mainly because the front seats are far less upright. But what I really appreciate is the driver seat's improved vertical range of motion. I'm 6-foot 2-inches tall, but as you can see I have tons of headroom — and that's without dropping the seat as low as it goes.
But that sunvisor is a disaster. The side window is long, the visor is not, and it lacks any sort of extendable flap or telescopic mount that would permit me to slide it back to cover the side window. You can see the annoyance etched on my face as I take matters into my own hand.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 3,409 miles