Compacts Vs Next Gen Towing Mirror Comparison

Making the correct choice for Towing Mirrors!

Compact Towing Mirrors

Compact Towing Mirrors are just like a factory Mirror, with the additional advantage of the extra visibility that our towing mirror extension provides.

A large convex single mirror reduces the objects that it reflects, allowing the driver to have a much wider field view and diminishing blind spots.

Single mirror models are recommended for vehicles with large canopies or for towing smaller vans. The Compacts are perfect when towing tinnies, jet skis, box trailers, camper trailers & smaller vans. 

Next Gen Towing Mirrors

The Next Gen and its twin mirror design is suitable for towing anything from the smallest of trailers to the largest of vans.

The Next Gen’s dual mirror design provides the best of both worlds; a large flat top mirror helps with reversing into parking spaces or aligning a hitch with a trailer, and the smaller convex mirror provides a better understanding of what’s happening around the vehicle.

Large top mirror 1:1 ratio. This large, flat mirror provides a narrower field of view, reflecting true distance for reversing. It provides an exact reflection of what’s happening behind you.

The Smaller bottom mirror. This slightly curved mirror makes objects appear further away than they are. The convex mirror reduces the objects that it reflects, allowing the driver to have a much wider field view and diminishing blind spots. This mirror provides a better understanding of what’s happening around the vehicle.

Due to their double mirror design, Next Gen’s are recommended for all your towing needs.

*Replacement convex glass is also available to purchase for those who prefer the convex vision over the 1:1 vision.

Aesthetically, there is only a 57mm height difference and 2mm width difference between the Compact and Next Gen Towing Mirrors. The front of the mirrors is where all the magic happens!

Whilst both mirrors can be used for most applications, we do recommend the Next Gen Towing mirrors when regularly towing larger vans, as the Next Gen’s larger size provides a level of visibility that the Compact towing mirror, in its more compact size, can’t.

Compact and Next Gen Mirror Features:

The Clearview Next Gen & Compact Towing Mirrors extend out up to 180mm, and retract to virtually the factory profile of the standard mirrors they replace!

When set to their normal driving position, the mirrors remain unobtrusive during your daily commute when you don’t need extended mirrors, or when you need to fit into tight spaces.

Mirror size and driving position comparable to factory mirrors

Telescopic 2-stage extension provides 3 towing positions to choose from, and won’t retract when driving at high speeds or when passing large trucks.

The double arm design of Clearview towing mirrors provides superior stability and adjustability. This innovative design minimises vibrations, even at high speeds or on rough terrains, ensuring that the driver has a clear and steady view at all times. The added support from the dual arms also allows for larger mirror surfaces, which enhances visibility and safety when towing or manoeuvring large vehicles. Clearview’s design remains the preferred choice for those seeking the utmost in mirror stability and reliability.

Vehicles nowadays include an advanced level of technology which is often incorporated into their side mirrors. These features can include 360-degree camera provision, auto-tilting function when reversing, memory adjustment, power-fold, and blind spot monitoring. We have been manufacturing Towing Mirrors since 2006 and have experienced the rapid advancement of technology first-hand. All Clearview towing mirrors are engineered specifically for each vehicle so you can retain most of the functionality of the original factory mirror

All Clearview Next Gen and Compact Towing Mirrors are available in a choice of black, chrome* and raw finish

(*Amarok 2H 2009 – 2022 models not available in Chrome due to its effect on radio reception)

Choice of Manual Fold or Power Fold* (*Options may vary depending on make, model and year of vehicle)

Access to spare parts is an important consideration when making any purchase, as accidents happen! We support our Clearview Towing Mirrors with a comprehensive range of spare parts to keep you moving!

In addition to the frustration it causes, downtime can be costly when spare parts aren’t available.

As we build our mirrors here in Australia, spare parts are readily available in Australia, allowing us to minimise turnaround time to replace the broken part, faster!

Reduce waste and save money by replacing the broken part, rather than the whole mirror.

While both Compact and Next Gen Towing Mirrors offer significant improvements in visibility and safety, the choice between single mirror Compact or twin mirror Next Gen depends on your specific towing needs and preferences!

Ready to upgrade your towing experience? Choose Clearview Towing Mirrors to ensure you have the best possible view, no matter what you’re towing.

See why Clearview Towing Mirrors® are the right choice.

See our comparison chart comparing all our models against your standard vehicle mirror.

Shop Clearview Towing Mirrors® for your vehicle.

Clearview Towing Mirrors® are built to be vehicle specific and as such, won’t fit all vehicles. But they do have mirrors designed to fit more than 32 different vehicle models!

Clearview’s ever-expanding range includes vehicle brands as diverse as Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, Chevrolet, Holden, Isuzu, Mazda, Jeep, and Land Rover.

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Christmas Open Hours

Clearview Accessories will be closed from the 22nd December 2023 to the 8th January 2024 to celebrate the Christmas season with our loved ones. Any orders received during this period will be processed upon our return from Monday 8th January 2024.
On behalf of the whole Clearview team, we’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!