RE: B-pillar blind spot?
My Espace had the best safety rating at the time, 4*, Ok the newer model is better, and has what I would call unrestricted visibility in any forward direction. A beast to reverse, the visibility to the lower sides is limited for judging your position in parking situations (I have added mirrors).[hr]
Just been looking at NCAP reslts and surprised to find the 16 yr old design of the Espace has better crash results than the Fluence.