2019 is shaping up to be a great year to buy a vehicle.

Automotive manufacturers have spent the last decade bringing us futuristic car features we used to only see in movies. Voice controlled music? Smart backup cameras? Interior climate controls that keep half the vehicle cold while the other half is hot? All of these features are standard in vehicles today. Now, automotive manufacturers and ready to take their vehicles to the next level, and that means even more cool features are going to be popping up in 2019’s new vehicles

To demonstrate, let’s go over 6 features you might see in 2019 vehicles. While some of these features have debuted in years past, you can expect to see them become more common from here on out.

1. In-depth remote connectivity

Car owners have enjoyed the ability to lock and unlock their vehicles from afar for well over a decade now. But what if you could start your ignition and even warm up your vehicle from a distance as well?

Many vehicles now come with integrated smart phone apps that enable you to do just that. Some vehicles pack even more features from their respective apps as well, so make sure to check out each vehicle’s smartphone capabilities!

2. Compatibility with more devices

It’s not just phones that can communicate with your vehicle. Now you can integrate your vehicle into other smart devices, like Amazon’s Alexa.

Why, you may ask? How would you like to ask your smart device how much fuel is in your vehicle? Or how about the condition of your battery? All of these answers and more will be at your fingertips, though exact features will vary by vehicle. Find out what your smart devices can do for you!

3. Adaptive cruise control

Cruise control is a great way to give your gas pedal a rest on the highway, but it’s hard to keep on between intermittent bouts of traffic. With adaptive cruise control, this problem becomes a thing of the past.

Yes, vehicles with adaptive cruise control can intuitively increase or decrease speed to keep you at a safe distance from the car in front of you. While you should always be alert of the traffic around you under all circumstances, adaptive cruise control is just another tool to keep you safe on the road.

4. Driver-assist to prevent accidents

Speaking of safety, what if your vehicle could actually prevent you from causing an accident? Enter the wonderful world of driver-assist capable vehicles.

Vehicles with driver-assist functions can automatically steer you back into your lane if you’re veering over a solid line by accident. Other vehicles can actually read how you’re driving and let you know when you need a cup of coffee! Though we’re probably many years away from self-driving cars in the mass market, driver-assist features help keep you in control while maximizing your safety.

5. Fine-tuned performance

Every generation of vehicles comes with tweaks that improve your drive. Maybe the automatic transmission gets a bit smoother, or maybe the steering gets a little tighter. Either way, your 2019 vehicle will be sleeker than its 2018 counterpart in some way.

On one hand, this probably isn’t a big enough reason to upgrade from a 2018 vehicle. But if you’re sitting on a vehicle that’s at least 5 years old, you might be surprised by the drive of its 2019 counterpart.

6. Augmented safety

We’ve covered some safety boosting features in this list, but that’s only scratching the surface. Every year, airbags get more effective, T-bone collisions become less deadly, and many other vehicle-specific features make roads safer. All car shoppers agree that safety is a top concern, and automotive manufacturers do their best every year to reduce injuries and fatalities as much as possible.

This alone is a great reason to look at a new vehicle, especially if your current automobile is from the early 2010s or older. But in truth, there are so many other new features out that that we’d be here all day talking about them. If you’d like to know more about 2019’s vehicles, please get in touch with me so I can show you what’s available. We may not have sci-fi style flying cars just yet, but when you take a look at what we have today, it’s clear that we’re really driving the vehicles of the future.