Want a Snazzy New Car? Look for These Features

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

When you’re shopping for a new car, you’ll encounter all kinds of features for comfort, convenience and entertainment. Not every flashy add-on is worth the money, but here are a few bits of new car technology for 2019 that can make your driving experience a whole lot more fun.

Apps and Voice Control

You already use your phone for just about everything, so why not connect it to your car? Many automakers now offer apps to allow you to remotely lock or unlock doors, start or stop the engine, check fuel levels or tire pressure, request roadside assistance or even find your car the next time you forget where you parked!

If you prefer voice commands, it’s now possible to access similar functions for several car brands right from your smart speaker by linking to your Amazon Echo using Alexa skills. Echo Auto brings Alexa into the car for voice-controlled music, news, navigation and more.

Built-In Wi-Fi

One of the coolest new car features turns your vehicle into a hotspot for you and anyone riding along to use as they please. No more wasting cellular data on navigation or streaming music! And your passengers are free to scroll through social media, listen to their own tunes or even get some work done during the drive.