When shopping for cars, most of the times what comes to the mind first is the pice of the car, quality of the engine, speed and braking system, suitability of the car in various weather and road conditions, the number of passengers and cargo space the car can occupy, manual or automatic transmissions, etc.
With the advent and integration of technology into the auto-world, the interior design is beginning and now plays an important part in contributing to the safety and comfortability of the driver and passenger. Here, we are referring mostly to the “DASHBOARD”. That’s right, you read it correctly the first time- the Dashboard- and we are not just talking about that long stretch of plastic or wood that holds the steering wheel, contains the speedometer and tachometer, a compartment where you can store stuff, and control the air conditioner and to an extent, houses the gear.
We would like to tell you that the dashboard contains a lot more than that, particularly in today's modern cars and from our well-researched and carefully curated list, we hope to open your eyes to new uses of the dashboard and why you should consider a well-equipped dashboard as part of the top priority when choosing or selecting a car.
Let's get down to business... Let be with us reviewing 5 cars with the best dashboard functions.
1. 2017 Cadillac XT5
When it comes to Cadillac, it comes to luxury
With its five passenger seats, the Cadillac XT5 is not one that lacks in interior design and is bound to leave you wowed.
It's 8.0 touchscreen serves to add value to your drive by being useful for infotainment, Bluetooth connectivity, maps for navigation with USB ports and voice-based text messaging capabilities, a 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot and it holds a power-adjustable steering column with keyless ignition and parking sensors. The rear camera mirror serves to complement its safety feature to help drivers properly navigate when performing a reverse. As part of its interior, it also has 30 cubic feet of cargo space but the dashboard features are a special touch to this car.
2. 2018 Mercedes S-Class
The S-Class is one that does not shy away from comfort and style in its dashboard decoration and features.
Mercedes-Benz is the second brand in terms of value in 2019, only behind Toyota
The German car brand has been known as one of the biggest players in the luxury market for decades
With two 12.3-inch high-resolution display screens to combine both functionality and infotainment features, the S-Class combines elegance with class.
Adapted into this car is the “Energizing Comfort Control modes” that allows you to choose from a variety of preset mood-enhancing settings. The cool thing about this feature is that each preset is configured with its light, climate and fragrance sets.
Moving away from that, the dashboard is also equipped with an Active Steering Assist system to help the driver better perform lane changing, evasive steering and generally assist with smoother handling while on the road. Seat heaters/coolers, seat massagers are just some of the things that come along with the roomy interior of the S-Class.
Oh and need we mention that it also has eight airbags, inflatable seatbelts, a Pre-safe system that works when it detects a possible crash, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity. The S-Class is one that brings the “wow” expression to your mouth.
Take a look at the S-Class below:
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3. 2019 Audi A8
With a 12.3-inch digital right behind the steering wheel, just beside the steering wheel are two high-definition screens -10.1-inch top screen and another 8.6-inch screen underneath - the A8 is one car you cannot underrate.
The dual screens up the dashboard game
The Audi A8 is one that is not shy of using screens on its dashboard.
These coupled with reversing cameras and rear-parking sensors serve to provide information and help with navigation.
The 5.7-inch tablet placed strategically in the centre armrest can be used as a remote for a variety of car functions and like most classy and elegant cars in its category has climate control functions.
The mind-blowing thing about this car is the “Audi AI Traffic Jam Pilot” that allows the allows the driver to become a passenger while in motion. This feature allows the car to drive itself, particularly in low-traffic areas. There is also the parking assist system that assists the driver in parking in tight spaces. It also has a 17-speaker audio system, USB ports, HD and satellite radio etc.
Of course, all these features can be accessed through the screens fitted on the dashboard. The interior also offers some adjustable seats to give enough leg-space, two cupholders at the front and rear seats. This car is one masterpiece.
4. 2020 Hyundai Sonata
This five/six-passenger car is one that cannot be left out of our list. The dashboard of the Hyundai Sonata offers a selection of 64 colour lights to pick from with 10.25-inch screen placed at the centre of the dashboard to give access to the infotainment features embedded in the car. There is also a 12.3-inch virtual instrument that lights up and shows the driver the left or right rear side when he wants to perform a turn.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is the only representative from Asia to compete in this list
Hyundai put so much of luxury cues in the Sonata
The standard features of automatic emergency braking, lane control, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, two USB ports are all a part of this car feature. The car also has a digital key that allows the car owner lock, unlock and start the car using an Android phone. There is also the option of the key fob that can help owners park the car using only the key fob. This feature upgrades the discussion about why you need to consider dashboard and interior spaces when choosing a car.
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5. Tesla Model X
Rated as one of the fastest cars on earth because of its ability to go from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, the Model X is the one that would always be in any compilation about cars.
This seven-passenger electric masterpiece is another showing of the genius of the Tesla brand. The Tesla brand does not lag behind in the dashboard design either with a 17-inch screen appropriately fitted to handle most of the vehicle’s functions including infotainment.
Everything futuristic, efficient, and minimalistic is what drives Tesla up to top
This dashboard is in a class of its own and controls one of the fastest cars on earth!
The car also has an Auto-pilot feature that uses cameras, sensors, and radars. This allows the car to navigate itself, though it may need constant monitoring. The auto-park feature, as well as the ability to “summon” your vehicle while standing outside of it, are what upgrades the cool factor of this car. Surely there is no discussion to be held without the mention of the Tesla brand on our list.
So folks, now you see why you need to start considering interior dashboard properties when thinking about a car. The fact is cars of the nearest future will be about much safety, comfort, and stress-relief the car will bring its owner.
This why you need to make dashboard properties a vital priority when picking deciding on that dream car or additional car to add to your garage. We sincerely hope our list of 5 cars with best dashboard functions has been helpful. Drive safe and happy hunting!!!
|1||2017 Cadillac XT5|
|2||2018 Mercedes S-Class|
|3||2019 Audi A8|
|4||2020 Hyundai Sonata|
|5||Tesla Model X|