1) One of the most interesting changes we’ve noted in the cabins of the 2017 model year vehicles we have been testing is the rise of the self-parking feature. No longer is a robotic parallel and perpendicular parking master at the helm of massive BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S-Classes, now it’s the lower trim models that are getting the same treatment. Recently we’ve driven a Ford Explorer, Volkswagen Passat, and even a Toyota Prius
with such a feature, the latter two of which came in at under $34,000. While these two represented higher trim models, the fact that these can optioned in non luxury passenger cars shows us that these systems are about to become a lot more common.