10 Most Useful Functions and Gadgets for Your Car

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In order to remain competitive, automakers are finding themselves battling on just about every front, from comfort to power to fuel economy and technology. While huge gains have been made as far as automotive technology goes, the rate of advancement for consumer-style technology has made enormous strides and is now a big part of a car’s competitive advantage.

Kelley Blue Book, best known for its work valuing vehicles based on algorithms to determine a fair price, has sifted through the ocean of new available features that buyers can opt for when purchasing a new car, and came up with a list of the 10 options it believes are the most useful.

“To help cut through the clutter, we’ve detailed the latest and greatest tech features designed to make your driving experience more fun, safe, and efficient,” KBB said. “And whether you’re an early adopter or a staunch holdout, in-vehicle tech will almost certainly play a key role in your next vehicle purchase.

“Not only that, but the trickle-down effect applies to technology in all its forms, meaning the majority of features listed below are available on new vehicles costing less than $25,000.”

Here are the 10 functions and options that KBB thinks are the most useful to you, the driver.

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