Seat height doesn't matter much as I took picture at lower position and not at my eye level but the sun glaring right above is all it matters. If you don't drive usually around noon then you might never run into this. It took me 9 month to experience this first time.Haven't had that with ours, so its all about seat height and angle of the sun.
As far as the black chrome on the vent after the chrome on the 2013, it was changed on the 2014+.
It's hard to say from the picture but basically it's the same chrome used throughout interior such as vents, door handles etc... It's less glossy then exterior one.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RJ23R51 I got this. Simple solution, almost exact size and can be easily removedSame exact problem here. I live in Arizona where is sunny 300 days a year—that chrome-ish strip driver side and the wider brushed chrome looking strip running across rest of the dash are basically mirrors in bright sunlight. I seen a product online used to black-out chrome emblems (I forget the name). Is kind of an aerosol latex paint can peel off other surfaces. Been thinking about it, but, really don’t want mess up a $40K car I just bought—haha!