Most of us grew up with parents joking about having eyes in the back of their heads, and many of us in turn have used this “threat” on our own kids. Several car manufacturers help make this superhero power real with conversation mirrors — a separate flip-down mirror specifically designed for a quick sneak peek on backseat shenanigans. The GMC Yukon is the latest vehicle to add one to its standard features list, thanks to the brand’s heavily mom-centric design team.
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On this superpowered GMC mom team is Kay Jarboe, product manager for the 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL. “As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road,” she said in a statement.
According GMC, “Roughly 30 percent of all Yukon and Yukon XL customers are parents with kids under the age of 16.” If you think toddlers are the only ones requiring an extra set of eyes while in the car, I’m sorry to inform you that is not the case. My three daughters ages 10, 12 and 14, seem to need more parental mentoring every year, and that doesn’t stop just because we get into the car.
Well, we at Cars.com are grateful for this fabulous family feature. With many new and well-seasoned parents on staff, conversation mirrors are a feature we took to immediately.
What about you? Does your car have a conversation mirror in it, and if so, how much do you use it?