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|Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
|Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
|Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety
|Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
|Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
|When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
|Mandatory, in all cars.
|Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
|Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
|Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
|When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
|Usually part of an overhead console.
|Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
|Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
|Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
|Flaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
|Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
|Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
|Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
|Integrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.
|Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
|Screen-based navigation system.
|XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
|Information about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
|Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
|Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors
|Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
|Stopwatch, lap timer. Usually includes an analog clock.
|We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
|Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
|Front row reading lights.
|Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
|Reports engine speed.
|Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
|Seats and Interior Trim
|Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
|Suspension, Wheels, and Tires
|Visor mirror, passenger