The Company I work for bought a 2015. Been driving it now for a couple of months. I find I get backaches from the driver's seat. The seat is narrow, hard and uncomfortable for long drives and the spac...
The Company I work for bought a 2015. Been driving it now for a couple of months. I find I get backaches from the driver's seat. The seat is narrow, hard and uncomfortable for long drives and the space is very cramped. I have to slide over to the right side of the seat so I have room to move my left arm for steering or I bang my elbow into the hard plastic door panel.
The gas pedal is too close to the console, my leg is up tight against it, and the brake pedal is too close to the gas. I cannot wear boots to drive because the side of the boot catches on the brake pedal when I try to move my foot over to apply the brake.
The visors are also poorly designed. They do not slide along the arm and only cover a small portion of the front view, and the sun is always in the spot not covered. They hang down diagonally over the side windows and block a large portion of the view out of the window. They do not fold up to cover only the top of the window.
The visibility out of the vehicle is also very bad. The large pillars in the front and small side windows make seeing lights, signs, pedestrians and cyclists a challenge, especially if the visor is down on the side window. Backing out of a parking space is done totally blind, you cannot see any approaching vehicles with the small mirrors and lack of windows in the back.
The small fuel tank and the fact the filler is on the passenger side are negatives too. Good gas mileage, adequate space inside, lack of power when loaded, not much clearance underneath for bumpy roads, easy to park.
The main problem is they are designed for small people. I find the driver's area is very cramped, and I'm not a really large person. I occasionally bang the shifter out of gear because it sticks out into the space when reaching for the heater controls. Same with the wiper lever. It's easy to bump using the steering wheel. Just too small for larger people.