These days, almost everyone is looking for an SUV. Here are nine with the best tech perks we could find.
This year’s New York Auto Show was all about SUVs.
SUV demand is booming, and cheap gas will most likely keep that trend going, especially as the Trump administration preps to roll back fuel-emissions standards.
But not all SUVs are created equal. We decided to round up all the ones on the market with the most advanced features.
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1. The Volvo XC90 is a roomy and luxurious SUV, but it also has several high-tech features. For example, there are four hidden cameras to provide 360-degree views when driving and parking.
The center display shows the cameras’ views to assist with parking. The driver can select whether to view from the front or rear cameras using the touch-controlled display.
The car also comes with an autonomous emergency braking system and semi autonomous features that allow it to accelerate, decelerate, stop, and steer itself at speeds below 30 mph.
You can also opt to get the vehicle with three rows of seats so you can fit plenty of people inside. Volvo elongated the space between the A-pillar and front wheel arch to make it extra spacious.
You can find the XC90 with a supercharged engine offering 300 horsepower or as a plug-in hybrid with 400 horsepower. The Volvo XC90 starts at $45,750.
2. Audi gave its 2017 Q7 SUV a major tech upgrade. It has a driver-assistant system that can sense emergency situations and prepare accordingly by braking and closing the windows and sunroof to secure the car.
Drivers can also opt to upgrade to the more advanced driving-assistant system that includes backup assist to prevent collisions while reversing and advanced cruise control to keep the car in its lane and keep up with traffic on highways.
The driver can choose to have a full-color heads-up display show information like the current speed, speed limit, and navigation on the windshield. There’s also a 12.3-inch panel display behind the wheel that shows vehicle instruments and infotainment information.
There are three rows of seats that can be rearranged to fit more cargo inside. It also comes with a two-panel panoramic sunroof as an added perk.
The front seats come with standard heating, but for an extra few thousand you can also get seats made with ventilated leather and a built-in massager.
The car starts at $49,000.
3. The Tesla Model X has a sleek exterior with its sweeping, falcon-wing doors. The best part of the Model X is arguably that it is a luxury car with Tesla’s Autopilot feature, which lets the car steer, brake, and even change lanes for you while driving on the highway.
A front-facing camera mounted at the top of the windshield helps identify pedestrians and read speed-limit signs.
The car comes with a 17-inch touchscreen display that lets you control the opening and closing of the doors and trunk. The display will also show maps and navigation with real-time traffic information.
The Model X has the largest interior storage capacity in its class with 77 cubic feet worth of space. There are three rows of seats, and you can push a button to move the second row of seats up so it’s easier to slide into the back.
The P100D option with Ludicrous mode can drive 289 miles on a single charge and costs $135,500. But there are other options starting at $74,000.
Extremely luxurious SUV with a surround camera system. You can also open the trunk just by waving your hand.
There aren’t three rows of seats, but the second row has a massage function and can recline for extra comfort. There’s also a folding table that comes out of the center console and a small refrigerating area for keeping drinks cool.
The car costs a whopping $200,000.
5. The Bentley Bentayga is so luxurious that there’s a version that comes with its own fine china set. It also has eight driver modes, including cruise control and an off-road driving setting.
The car comes with numerous driver aids, like a warning system that will detect obstacles in the rear when you’re pulling out of a parking space.
The car also has 8-inch screens on the back of the front seats for entertainment.
All of the seats in the car can give you a back massage. The rear seats can also recline and have a footrest so you can really kick back and relax.
The car can reach a top speed of 187 mph and accelerate to 60 mph in four seconds. It costs roughly $229,000, and you can read more about it here.
6. The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is able to detect pedestrians and blind spots to aid in preventing accidents. It also can detect oncoming vehicles from behind for when you’re reversing.
The car comes with three drive modes: electric, hybrid, and parallel hybrid (powered by the motor but assisted by the electric motor). The car is capable of selecting the best drive mode based on the road conditions.
The infotainment center supports Android and iOS so you can hook your phone up to the car with ease.
The car will become available in the US in fall but is already available in Europe. It is expected to cost about $40,000, according to Consumer Reports.
7. The 2017 Lincoln MKX comes with several semi autonomous features, including park assist, which can locate open parking spots and help you reverse into them. There’s also lane-keep assist designed to prevent drift.
There are also four cameras on the car designed to allow you to see your entire surroundings. You can use a corresponding app to start, lock, unlock, and locate your vehicle remotely.
The MKX also has some nice design perks, like a panoramic vista sunroof and an audio system that consists of 19 speakers.
The car starts at $38,260.
8. If you’re looking for a good crossover SUV, Audi gave its 2018 Q5 a significant upgrade. The car has 30 ambient-light options and fits five inside.
The traditional instrument cluster has been replaced by a 12.3-inch digital screen that allows the driver to pull up a heads-up display on the windshield. There’s also an 8.3-inch touchscreen on the console with voice control that can recognize gestures and hand-written entries.
It also has 30 semiautonomous features such as cruise control that can operate in heavy traffic and lane-keep assist designed to prevent drift.
The car starts at $40,900.
9. Maserati’s Levante is the brand’s very first SUV. It features a suite of semi autonomous features, including adaptive cruise control, rear cross-path detection, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning.
It comes with an 8.4-inch screen that you can control with a central knob. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The SUV starts at $72,600, and there’s also a 424-horsepower option that can get to 60 mph in five seconds.