Update: I posted a list of 2013 US cars with stop & go adaptive cruise control.
My next car will have radar or laser based adaptive cruise control. And keyless ignition, where you only have to have the fob in your pocket to open and start the car.
|Adaptive Cruise Control (Image: audi.com)|
Here are the lowest cost cars with these features:
|Car||Edmunds True Market Value* with Adaptive Cruise, Keyless Ignition, and Auto Trans|
|Lexus CT 200h**||$33,184|
|BMW 328i Sedan||$36,480|
* Only the lowest cost car of each make is listed. No SUVs or crossovers. No non-US cars.
** The 2012 Lexus CT 200h has adaptive cruise control. Note that the Lexus is actually slower than the Prius.
Dodge's 2011 Charger is the cheapest car with adaptive cruise and keyless ignition.
The 2012 Ford Focus has adaptive cruise -- but only in Europe -- for the time being. Ford did state back in 2009 it intends to "incorporate the [adaptive cruise control] system into all its vehicles". The 2013 Ford Fusion will have ACC, and may overtake Dodge for the most inexpensive ACC-equipped car on the market. At the other end of the spectrum, the 2013 Cadillac ATS is coming, also with adaptive cruise.
Mercedes is working on "traffic jam assist", which is almost hands-free driving. (It remains to be seen how well this or any radar/laser-based cruise works in fog, heavy rain, spray, or snow.)
Anyone else as excited about this tech as I am? Or know any other cars available in the US with adaptive cruise? Post in the comments.
Related: 2014 Porsche ACC InnoDrive: Hello, Big Brother?