A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
62% have it
2. higher maximum torque
Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
3. Has smart key as standard
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
48% have it
4. Has in-car system
An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
65% have it
5. Has Stop-Start system
A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
33% have it
6. Has rear-wheel drive
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
35% have it
7. Is an electric car
An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.
10% have it
8. Has regenerative braking
Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
15% have it
9. further range
The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).
Tesla Roadster: 997km
10. Has fully independent suspension
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
80% have it
11. Has stolen vehicle tracking system
The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
24% have it
12. faster top speed
The fastest speed that the car can reach.
Tesla Roadster: 402.3km/h
13. Has ISOFIX/LATCH
ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
90% have it
14. Has Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
47% have it
16. longer basic warranty (years)
The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
Toyota Camry (2017): 60000yrs
17. faster acceleration (0-100)
The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.