I'm 6'2'' as well and don't have a problem with visibility. Of all the hatchbacks and coupes I've driven I haven't noticed a marked difference with the Civic HB. Probably a little less than the previous generation Toyota Prius. As others have said, it's dramatically more than the current generation Camaro.6'2 here and I'm the only one that partially agreed with OP. Perhaps it's a height thing like you suggested. I wonder how tall OP is.
I'm 6'3-6'4 depending on the day and who measures me but have zero problems with visibility out of the rear.I'm 6'2'' as well and don't have a problem with visibility. Of all the hatchbacks and coupes I've driven I haven't noticed a marked difference with the Civic HB. Probably a little less than the previous generation Toyota Prius. As others have said, it's dramatically more than the current generation Camaro.
I had concerns when I first saw the very first photo of the back. What was Honda thinking by stacking the three elements together. Should of integrated the brake light into the spoiler profile or moved it to the top spoiler. Wiper also should have had a cutout in the spoiler to hide it. Just is poor design, looks like brake light and wiper were after thoughts..Out of curiosity today, I went and test drove a Hatchback. I was thinking about one for my wife, but after test driving it, I said no. I have never seen any car with worst rear window visibility. That spoiler and middle brake light and wiper thing is right in the way. That may not matter to some people, but I could see it being a safety issue for her, so no thanks. The room in the back was amazing, but oh well. Thoughts?
Yeah I fully understand and appreciate that! A few comments here, internet and now your comment have enlightened me that a crapload of people don't even use their mirrors right. Hell my current car has like half of the side view mirrors covered with the side of my car! I've definitely been doing it wrong all my life. It's great to know that now all I have to worry about before getting this Hatch in a year is about the rear-passenger headroom and also learning to rate this cars' handling with my very little experience. I'll be sure to test drive the hatch multiple times this year. Oh and also somehow glancing over my shoulder without turning it completely and hurting my neck all the time (probably just because I use my mirrors totally wrong in the first place).If you're looking at leather, then you have the side camera.
I'm going to say this as someone that is over twice your age, but I don't want it to come off as condescending in any way.
If you adjust your side mirrors properly, and very few people do, A) your car will not have a blind spot, and B) you only need to glance to the side, not see that far back.
I'm 6'3 and roughly the size of a football lineman.. Not even close to feeling claustrophobic even on a 10hr road trip. However this is the non moon roof version of the car, I will agree that there is a pretty bad blind spot on the left side of the car which can be solved by a bubble mirror attached to the mirror itself.The window itself isn't nearly enough for me to see around it either. Completely obstructed. I'll have to rely on the mirror 100% and it'll still scare me.
My other check up on this car was the head room for the passengers in the back. Both the Sedan and Hatchback have this hump right above the headrests that 8 out of 10 youtube reviewers never mention. They always say how there's amazing headroom and overall space for passengers over 6 feet, but if you actually decide to sit back and rest your body and head into the seats you'll find that this roof hump bumps the upper-rear of your skull. I'm 5'8" and it was actually perfect. The hump touched my head but didn't push against it at all, not to mention the hump is actually kind of a soft material with some squish to it. I fear that anyone above 5 foot 8 inches will feel clausterphobic AF in this car though....that really impacts the road trip value of this car for me (which was a major perk of the Hatchback over the Sedan for me).
There are other things I guess but not as big as those two things I suppose (for me).
I'm 6'3 and roughly the size of a football lineman.. Not even close to feeling claustrophobic even on a 10hr road trip. However this is the non moon roof version of the car, I will agree that there is a pretty bad blind spot on the left side of the car which can be solved by a bubble mirror attached to the mirror itself.
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