The top nine features car buyers are looking for
From wireless charging to heated seats, these are the most popular car features that have people saying ‘yes’ to the car.
When you’re shopping for your next car lease, chances are you have a shopping list of features in mind.
Whether you’re a fan of heated seats or you want all the safety kit in the world, you’re not alone. Though, especially with technological innovations making it seem like there is nothing our cars cannot do now, you might be surprised to find which car features are actually the most popular among buyers.
And no, it’s not Tesla’s all-singing, all-dancing technology.
It’s the little things.
Research carried out by AutoPacific last year has shown that what drivers actually want are those little luxuries that feel more familiar, like heated front seats, or features that make life easier, like wireless charging pads for those in the front.
A lot of the newer tech, like advanced safety systems, don’t feature in the top ten, though this could be because many people aren’t familiar with these features and what they can do yet, or perhaps just expect a new car to come loaded with a solid safety spec as standard.
And new cars are much safer these days, with many driver aids like active cruise control and blind spot monitoring coming as standard, and plenty of optional kit available to purchase on top.
However, this is slightly different for electric car drivers.
The survey found that people who are looking to drive an EV, or who already drive an electric or hybrid car, are more open to the newer, more advanced tech, or are specifically looking to buy or lease a car with these features.
These technologies include automatic or remote parking and active cruise control with active lane centering, which are all features you’ll find on a lot of new EVs, especially those from more disruptive brands, like Tesla or BYD, or more premium brands, like BMW.
Without further ado, these are the top nine most popular car features.