Consumer Reports Tested
Best & Worst Rear Blind Zones
Vehicle Class:
Small Sedans
Midsized Sedans
Large Sedans
Wagons & Hatchbacks
Small SUVs - Four Door
Midsized SUVs
Large SUVs
Driver
Height:
Best:
Worst:
Average:
5' 8"
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i (6')
2003 Suzuki Aerio GS (23')
12’
5' 1"
2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i (11')
2003 Suzuki Aerio GS (49')
24’
5' 8"
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS (9' )
2005 Cadillac STS ( 21')
2004 Ford Taurus SEL (21')
2005 Mitsubishi Galant GTS (21')
13’
5' 1"
2004 Acura TSX (12')
2006 Mercury Milan (35')
22’
5' 8"
2003 Lexus LS430 (9')
2004 Audi A8L (20')
12’
5' 1"
2003 Lexus LS430 (16')
2006 Cadillac DTS (30')
22’
5' 8"
2004 Chevrolet Aveo (5')
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (17')
10’
5' 1"
2004 Chevrolet Aveo (10')
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (23')
16’
5' 8"
2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X (7')
2003 Honda Element EX (18')
2006 Toyota RAV4 Base (18')
13’
5' 1"
2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X (12')
2003 Honda Element EX (35')
21’
5' 8"
2004 Volkswagen Touareg (11')
2006 Jeep Commander Ltd. (44')
18’
5' 1"
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE (18')
2006 Jeep Commander Ltd. (69')
29’
5' 8"
2002 Toyota Sequoia Ltd. (14')
2004 Dodge Durango Ltd. (19')
17’
5' 1"
2004 Dodge Durango Ltd. (24')
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe (38')
27’
2004 Nissan Armada LE (24')
Minivans
Pickups
Coupes
5' 8"
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT (12')
2005 Saturn Relay FWD (19')
15’
5' 1"
2004 Ford Freestar SEL (16')
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE (28')
26’
5' 8"
2005 Nissan Frontier LE (16')
2004 Ford F-150 XLT (34')
23’
5' 1"
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT (24')
2007Chevrolet Avalanche (50')
35’
5' 8"
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT (10')
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS (23')
15’
5' 1"
2004 Mazda RX-8 (19')
2006 Honda Civic Si (19')
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS (32')
23’
In this chart Consumer Reports identifies the length, in feet, of the blind spot for each listed vehicle. The distance noted is how far
behind the vehicle a 28-inch traffic cone had to be before the person, sitting in the driver's seat, could see the cone’s top by looking
through the rear window. Distances are provided for vehicles that are currently sold with no major changes from the vehicle CR
tested. This chart does not include vehicles with rear view camera systems, either standard or optional.