I was driving behind a RAV4 yesterday and noticed that the rear window had a black band around it, about 3-4 inches in width, reducing the visibility. And the small side-rear windows had a similar band.
Why would a manufacturer take a design that already had poor visibility and make it even worse by adding that black band around the margins of the windows?
I’m driving a similar car, a Forester, which I picked for it’s better visibility (and other reasons), doesn’t have this “feature”. But I do see it on many models. Can anyone tell me the reason? Is it to make the window appear larger than it actually is?