When testing each sun visor in this review, we wanted to consider the ease of use, stability while driving, and the amount of coverage each visor offered. We go into further detail below, but by considering these testing criteria we could evaluate each visor to determine the best ones on the market.
Ease Of Use: We attached each sun visor according to the directions that came with it (if it included directions). Any visor must be easy to install to be worth buying. A sun visor that’s difficult to deploy while driving is not only unhelpful but could also be dangerous. Each of our recommended visor extenders can be maneuvered quickly and with little effort.
Stability: A floppy sun visor extender can do more harm than good, especially if it falls off while you’re driving. Our test drive included several sharp turns, and we noted how well each visor stayed attached and in place. The best sun visor extenders remain where they’re supposed to be.
Coverage: During testing, we noted how much area the extender covered. In the case of polarized filters, the amount of protection for the driver’s field of view is essential. Visors that extended sun protection without significantly hindering our view of the road scored highest in this category.
How We Score Products
Star ratings help us evaluate the best sun visors as we can differentiate between products to provide an accurate review. Among the visors in this review, we calculated an average rating of 4.2 out of 5.0 stars.
- 5.0 Stars: A 5.0-star rating is a high score for the products in our review. For example, if a sun visor offers premier coverage, has little-to-no stability issues, and is easy to use across different vehicles, you’ll see a 5.0-star score.
- 4.0 Stars: A 4.0-star rating is an above-average rating. If the car sun visor had good coverage but could have something, like a swivel system, to make the coverage more adjustable, we would probably give the visor 4.0 stars.
- 3.0 Stars: A 3.0-star rating is an average score. If a car sun visor in our review met our expectations but could have offered better stability or an easier installation, you’ll see a 3.0-star score.
- 2.0 Stars: A 2.0-star rating is a below-average rating. If the sun visor happens to have compatibility issues with our vehicle or is poor quality and lacks in durability, you’d see a 2.0-star rating.
- 1.0 Star: A 1.0-star rating is the lowest score any product can receive. If we receive a sun visor that is defective or if the visor breaks during testing due to quality issues and not user error, we would give it 1.0 stars.
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*Data accurate at time of publication. Products subject to availability.