Sid P., Washington – $100
Ken G., Nevada – $100
Brad T., Wisconsin – $100
Tom M., Virginia – $100
Kathy F., New Jersey – $100
John M., Massachusetts – $100
Mike M., California – $100
Carol R., Texas – $100
James D., Georgia – $100
Martha B., New Jersey – $100
Kerry B., Pennsylvania – $100
2nd row seat moves front/back – Using a lever on the front or side of the seat, 2nd row seat moves forward and backward a few inches to adjust legroom for 2nd or 3rd row seat passengers.
2nd row seat moves up/down – The 2nd row seat bottom can be adjusted higher or lower.
2nd row seat reclines – 2nd row seat backs recline.
360-degree parking camera – Cameras provide a bird’s eye view of the area surrounding the vehicle to help determine parking clearances.
3rd row seat moves front/back – Using a lever on the front of the seat, 3rd row seat moves forward and backward.
3rd row seat moves up/down – The 3rd row seat bottom can be adjusted higher or lower.
3rd row seat reclines – 3rd row reclines a small degree, so you can lounge back a little, or give individuals a little extra headroom.
Active blind spot detection system – Monitors the blind spot on both sides of the vehicle and provides an indication when a vehicle is entering a blind spot. If a vehicle is present in the blind spot, the driver is alerted by sound or visual indicator.
Active lane departure/lane keep assist – System designed to warn a driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane (unless a turn signal is on in that direction).
Adaptive (active cornering/high beam) headlights – An active headlight system uses steering angle sensors to pivot headlamps to help illuminate the area around corners. Also, front lights change beam patterns to handle situations like rain, city driving and highway driving.
Adaptive/intelligent cruise control – Driver selects a desired cruising speed. System automatically adjusts the speed of the vehicle to the speed of highway traffic. When traffic slows, system adjusts the speed of the vehicle to maintain the desired distance from the vehicle in front.
Adjustable window tint – Transparency of the rear windows (darker or lighter) is at the driver’s control.
All-wheel drive/4-wheel drive – All wheels provide driving force to enhance traction in inclement weather or when spirited driving is wanted. On-road all-wheel-drive systems are biased for sporty driving in clear-to-moderately inclement conditions. Four-Wheel-Drive or 4×4 systems are usually found on pickup trucks and SUVs and are capable of driving off-road in very challenging conditions. 4×4 systems typically have a transfer-case and provide option for 4-Lo, 4-Hi or 2-Hi.
Auto door closure – When you close a door, if you’re not doing it hard enough to close it like a normal door, a sensor detects when the door is halfway closed and an electric motor pulls the door firmly shut.
Automatic parallel parking system – System senses the dimensions of a parking space from the driving lane and parallel parks the vehicle with minimal driver input.
Backup camera – Rear view video system displays images of the area behind the vehicle on the navigation system screen or in the rear view mirror.
Backup collision intervention/stop – To make it easier for drivers to back out of a parking lot, especially when there is another vehicle approaching it from the side. The system will then stop the car to prevent a collision. Radars are installed on the rear sides of the car to detect an approaching vehicle from the side. When an approaching vehicle is detected, the system will alert the driver while braking the car to prevent moving further rearward and colliding with the approaching vehicle.
Biometrics (fingerprints for security system) – Biometrics, such as fingerprints, are used for authentication purposes like a key to unlock or start the car.
Center air bag – Airbag is designed to keep the driver in place during a solo far-side impact, as well as prevent occupants from bouncing off of one another if there is more than one person in the car. The tethered, tube-shaped airbag deploys from the right side of the driver’s seat and positions itself in the center of the vehicle.
Collision warning system with automatic braking – Warns the driver if a vehicle in front – given the speed of both vehicles – gets too close. If the vehicle detects circumstances requiring emergency braking it automatically applies maximum brake boost.
Display to help maximize fuel economy – Display coaches the driver to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. It may show instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, what gear the car is in and trip data (trip fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty). The real-time system feedback allows drivers to assess or modify their driving habits to achieve maximum fuel economy. A display appears on shutting down the vehicle to review important information from the latest trip, including fuel economy performance and comparative data from previous days.
Driver selected dynamic vehicle settings – Driver can control the way a vehicle responds to throttle, braking and steering inputs. This system also can adjust ride quality from soft and comfortable to firm and sporty for maximum handling.
Drowsy driver detection – When the system senses the driver is inattentive, according to the degree of inattentiveness of the driver; drowsy drivers may be nudged awake automatically by vibrating their seat, increasing radio volume or an alarm.
Dual view front navigation/video screen – A single touch screen monitor that allows simultaneous navigation system data displayed to the driver while DVD video is displayed to the passenger. This allows two different programs to be viewed at the same time. For example: the driver has the navigation map in full view while driving and at the same time the front-seat passenger can enjoy a video film or scroll through an iPod playlist.
Electronic noise cancellation system – System reduces interior noise by matching sound waves with a reverse wave to cancel out the sound.
Engine start/stop function – Automatically switches off the engine when the car is at a standstill, then restarts the engine as soon as the driver releases the brake pedal. This feature can improve fuel economy by 10% to 15%.
Fold-flat 3rd row seat – 3rd row seat folds flat into the floor (providing a level floor) eliminating any obstructions in the cargo area.
Fold-flat front passenger seat – Front passenger seat back folds forward to yield a flat load surface. Good for loading long items in the vehicle or for use as an in-vehicle work surface.
Front and rear parking sensors – Forward and reverse parking warnings alert you with an audible chime that becomes more persistent as you get closer to an object.
Hands-free liftgate/trunk – Once in proximity of the vehicle with the key fob, liftgate/trunk may be opened hands-free by sweeping your foot under the rear bumper.
Head-up display – Critical information – such as speed, navigation instructions and warning lights – is projected onto the inside of the windshield. The driver can read the information simply by refocusing his or her eyes, not looking down.
Heated front seats – Heating element that warms the front seats.
Heated rear seats – Heating element that warms the rear seats.
Heated steering wheel – Heating element that warms the steering wheel.
Heated windshield (auto fog prevention) – Heated windshields have a power supply to heat the entire windshield surface. This feature is helpful in clearing fog or heating the windshield enough to scrape away excess snow and ice.
Heated windshield washer fluid – Windshield washer fluid container has a heating element to facilitate defrosting (de-icing) the fluid.
Heated/cooled cupholders – Cupholders that keep your hot drinks warm and your cold drinks cool.
Hidden storage for laptop computer/purse – Areas built into the inside of the vehicle that are lockable for a purse or a computer laptop.
High definition radio – High quality radio signals broadcast over the airwaves rather than by Satellite. High definition radio approaches CD quality sound and offers reduced interference and static.
High intensity discharge (HID/Xenon) headlights – Headlights utilize bulbs filled with xenon gas (often referred to as xenon headlights or High Intensity Discharge Headlights). Produce more light and thus better visibility than standard headlights while using one-third less power. HID headlamps illuminate a wider area of road and therefore enhance safety.
Household (110v) outlet – A three-prong household style power outlet. The feature allows electronics to be powered using standard power cords while vehicle is running.
Inflatable seatbelts to reduce injury – Upon collision, seatbelts inflate to reduce occupant injury.
Integrated child booster seat – Child car seat/booster is built into the 2nd row passenger seats.
Interior ambient lighting with selectable color – Ability to change the interior lighting color. Interior lighting includes foot wells, instrumentation, heating, air conditioning and radio controls.
Lane watch – System uses wide angle cameras mounted under the outside rear view mirrors to view the blind spots to the sides of the vehicle. A color image of the blind spot activity appears on the center screen of the vehicle.
Leather seats – Seat surface material is made of leather.
LED front exterior accent lights – LED (light emitting diodes) lights provide bright styling accents on the front exterior of the vehicle.
LED headlights – LEDs (light emitting diodes) produce more, brighter light and less heat than conventional headlamps (long lifetime, compact). They have instant switch-on and require lower power. LEDs also offer unique styling possibilities to give a vehicle a high tech look and to distinguish them from competitors.
LED taillights – LEDs (light emitting diodes) produce more, brighter light and less heat than conventional headlamps (long lifetime, compact). They have instant switch on and require lower power. LEDs also offer unique styling possibilities to give a vehicle a high tech look and to distinguish them from competitors. Importantly, the instant-on characteristics provide drivers in following cars more reaction time to stop.
Memory driver’s position – Ability to set preferred seating, steering wheel and mirror position for comfort and convenience. Most systems allow for multiple settings. Some systems can also set radio and climate control preferences.
Memory front passenger’s seat position – Ability to set preferred seating position for comfort and convenience. Most systems allow for multiple settings.
Navigation system built in – GPS-based system provides present location and turn-by-turn directions to a destination programmed into the system. Many navigation systems also include several route options and identify points of interest along the way. Most in-vehicle navigation systems have map data that can cover the whole 48-States address-by-address.
Night vision system – System allows drivers to see what (or who) is down the road — even on the darkest nights. The night vision system can be turned on or off by the driver and is not affected by oncoming bright lights.
Pedestrian detection system (requires collision warning system) – Uses either radar or laser technology to warn the driver is a pedestrian is too close to the vehicle.
Power 3rd-row fold-flat seat – 3rd-row seat folds at the touch of a button, eliminating the need to push or pull levers to fold the seat out of the way.
Power adjustable 2nd-row seats – 2nd-row seats are adjustable with slight reclining, lumbar support and move fore or aft, similar to power front seats.
Power adjustable headrests – Electric powered headrests that are adjustable up and down.
Power driver’s seat – Driver’s seat can be adjusted by using power switches to control the position of the seat. Most power driver’s seats control fore and aft adjustments, raising, lowering, tilting the seat cushion and reclining the seat back. Some also include a power lumbar support.
Power folding 2nd-row seat – 2nd-row seats fold at the touch of a button to eliminate pushing or pulling levers to fold down the seats.
Power front passenger seat – Passenger’s seat can be adjusted by using electrical switches to control the position of the seat. Most power seats control fore and aft adjustments, raising, lowering, tilting the seat cushion and reclining the seat back. Some also include a power lumbar support.
Power lumbar seat adjustment – Control allows occupants to adjust the seatback’s internal components for better back support.
Power open/close trunk/liftgate – With the vehicle’s remote keyless entry system or integral open/close buttons the operator can open/close the back cargo door/hatch.
Power side steps – The side step pops out and retracts automatically when the door is opened or closed.
Power up/down rear (not side) window – Allows the window in the back of the Pickup/SUV to open/close electronically through a switch inside the vehicle (as with side window power open/close).
Power-folding outside mirrors – Exterior mirrors can be folded at the touch of a button or automatically fold to the side of the vehicle when the vehicle is turned off.
Programmable key (limits speed and audio volume) – Using a computer chip in the key, the vehicle can be programmed to limit top speed and to limit the audio system’s volume, and to sound continuous alerts if the driver does not wear a seat belt. The vehicle will not start unless it recognizes the chip in the key. This system can be useful for families with teenagers or for those who frequently valet park their vehicles.
Push-button ignition – Once the key fob is inside the car (in a pocket, purse, etc.) you can press an engine start button to start the car, without the key fob leaving your pocket or purse.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers – Sensor detects the amount of moisture hitting the windshield and turns on the windshield wipers automatically for optimum performance and visibility.
Rear air-conditioning system – Second air conditioning system to cool the rear of a large vehicle like a minivan or SUV. Rear occupants usually have the ability to control air temperature in the rear of the vehicle.
Rear cross-traffic alert system (requires blind spot info sys) – Mechanism designed to warn a driver when cross-traffic is approaching the vehicle when backing out of driveways or parking spaces.
Reconfigurable/programmable instrument cluster – Ability to modify the looks and placement of gauges on instrument panel.
Refrigerated storage – Refrigerated storage compartment inside the vehicle where items can be cooled.
Remote garage door opener (e.g. Homelink) – Buttons in the vehicle can be set to operate features in your home, such as opening the garage door or a gate or to turn on lights in your home.
Reverse-tilting outside mirrors – Selectively tilts side mirrors when reversing.
SD card slot – Allows way to access digital tunes for the audio system.
Split-fold down rear seats – Rear seats that may be folded down in two sections, thus combining some extra luggage space with the possibility of a passenger sitting in the back of the car.
Tire fill complete alert beep – Displays which tire is low on the gauge cluster next to the speedometer. Then, when the driver pulls into a nearby gas station to fill the tire, the system acknowledges that air is filling by lighting the car’s four-way flashers. The horn beeps when tire pressure reaches its optimum level. If too much air is injected, the flashers will blink faster, and the horn will chirp three times. When to excess air is released, the horn will beep once again to alert the driver that the tire has been fully inflated to a proper pressure.
Touch screen instead of traditional buttons – Navigate by touching the monitor’s screen instead of a toggle or individual buttons.
Traffic sign recognition – Traffic signs that are highly important are shown to the driver. There is a different degree of notice given the driver (visual, audible, flashing, etc.) in line with the danger of the situation.
Tray table in 2nd row – Tray table folds down to use in 2nd row seats, similar to airplane tray tables.
TV in car (requires a rear seat DVD system) – Television receiver/tuner that gets its signal from satellites in stationary orbit. Provides fade-free consistent reception for limited number of channels anywhere in the country. National, not local, broadcasts.
USB ports in 2nd row – Ability to plug in a thumb drive for updating vehicle systems or downloading music to the audio system.
Ventilated/cooled front seats – Cooling and ventilating elements are built into the seat cushion and backrest to keep the seat cool even in the hottest conditions.
Voice-activated controls (phone, audio, climate, navigation) – Computer-based system that recognizes a command spoken by the user; enables a driver to use a car phone, navigation system and other features without using their hands.
WiFi connection / 4G HotSpot – Receive internet-based services such as telephone (VOIP), text messages, email or simply browse the Internet while in your vehicle.
Wireless charging pad for portable electronic devices – Wireless charging pad uses electromagnetic induction to recharge portable electronic devices in the vehicle (cell phone, iPod, PDA, etc.). This eliminates the need for a cord to charge the device when in your vehicle using your Smart Phone or laptop.