10 most important features for your next car

Jul 24, 2017 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
Among various car features available today, have you decided which ones you want to have on your next vehicle? Check out our list of top 10 features that purchasers look for in a new car.
When shopping for a car, besides choosing brands and models, it is also significant to identify which features that you want to have in your future vehicle.
 
There is a variety of features available on the market today and they are mostly categorized into safety and technology features. Safety features seem to be more popular than others as safety of driver is a major concern to almost every car shopper.
 
According to our own experience together with results of some surveys, we give you a list of top 10 most important features that new-car buyers need and want.
 

1. Side airbag

Side airbags are an important safety innovation which is installed on the side of the seats to help protect passengers from crashes. The side airbags are considered as the most-wanted feature of every new car buyer even when more and more advanced car features are made in the market. They are willing to spend a large sum of personal money to have their cars equipped with side airbags.
 
Side airbag activated in a car

Side airbags are considered as the most-wanted feature of every new car buyer
 
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2. USB ports

The USB port is an indispensable feature on cars in the world of smart devices. We no longer have to use the lighter up adapters to charge our devices. How convenient it is when we have USB ports for both driver and passengers. It is not difficult to understand why the USB is getting more and more popular and comes as standard in most of the vehicles.
 
A smart phone charged via USB port in a car

The USB port is an indispensable feature on cars in the world of smart devices
 

3. Cruise control

Cruise Control, also known as autocruise, speed control or tempomat, is an automatic system controlling the speed of a car. It is predicted that car buyers will prefer a semi-automatic cruise control system that is same as the Tesla's Autopilot in the next few years.
 
cruise control button in a car

Cruise Control is an automatic system controlling the speed of a car
 

4. Blind spot warning

This is one of the must-have features for a car that uses sensors to monitor the side of the car to detect vehicles approaching blind spots so that driver can respond well to avoid accidents on the road. It is not expensive to set a blind spot warning in your car, let’s make your driving safer with this useful feature.
 
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illustration of how blind spot warning works in a car

The blind spot warning is one of the must-have features for a car
 

5. Automatic emergency braking

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is a safety technology that more and more car owners want to set up for their car. With this feature, whenever driver fails to respond to accidental situations on the road, the AEB will automatically slow down the car or brake to stop if necessary in order to give him/her a warning of a forward collision. Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognize the significance of this system by considering listing them to the overall safety ratings.
 
cars with automatic emergency braking

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is a safety technology that more and more car owners want to set up for their car
 

6. Backup cameras

All cars will be required to be equipped with rearview cameras before May 2018, which may make the price of a car slightly up. However, it is one of the most useful safety features today because it helps the driver have a clearer view at the back and reduce crashes while driving.
 
Backup cameras

All cars will be equipped with rearview cameras before May 2018
 

7. Front fog lamp

The item is designed to illuminate the road on foggy days. Front fog lamps are preferred in the region that has a harsh weather.
 
Front fog lamp turned on

Front fog lamps are preferred in the region that has a harsh weather
 

8. Rear automatic emergency braking (tie)

The system will automatically remove the car from the driveway and stop before hitting an obstacle or child that the driver can not see through the rearview mirror.
 
illustration of how rear automatic emergency braking (tie) works between two cars

The system will automatically remove the car from the driveway and stop
 

9. Rear parking sensors (tie)

Another popular safety feature is the rear parking sensor. As the name implies, this sensor will generate a signal like audible tones if the car is approaching some obstacles in the back.
 
illustration of how rear parking sensors (tie) works

This sensor will generate a signal like audible tones if the car is approaching some obstacle in the back 
 

10. Forward collision warning

A fairly new advanced safety technology for today's cars is the frontal collision warning technology. Accordingly, the system will issue an audible or visual warning to the driver about a frontal collision, such as another vehicle that is moving slowly or steadily. However, the forward collision warning system alone cannot automatically brake the car.
 
illustration of how forward collision warning works between two cars
 

A fairly new advanced safety technology for today's cars is the frontal collision warning technology


 
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