Well, altho it's no longer a "head rest", but a safety measure, can't stand them. Have a v5 with the AT and absolutely love it except tor the head rest. Does not bother husband at all- and looking back at the change in the NTSA required head rests for the last several years- it does not bother men, generally it's women. Hits me in the back of the head and makes me curl forward making a terrible driving position. Ache in the neck and shoulders. I tried to alter my position/the "headrest" in a myriad of ways with no relief. Even turned it backwards. For anyone else that it bothers.....have found a solution after trying several methods. I bought a "Scandia" travel down pillow. It measures 16x20 inches. I place it on upper shoulders, upper neck. Ahhhhh....feels great. It may or may not offer the safety in a collision as without, but I could not drive the car long distances otherwise. My previous vehicle, 2006 MBZ SLK 350 had seat/head rest molded perfectly to body shape- heavenly. I watch my husband and he slouches when driving. I like perfect posture. Oh well. This works.