A couple years ago I would have recommended a Hyundai Elantra Touring. But last year they replaced it with the Elantra GT--which has much smaller rear windows.
Two current cars worth checking out are the Nissan Versa Note (review) and the Kia Soul (redesigned 2014, not the earlier one; review). Both are smooth and quiet by small car standards, and have relatively large windows.
One thing to pay attention to with the Versa Note: its steering wheel does not telescope. This will be a problem for some drivers but not others.