Ask any driver one of the major problems they’re faced with while driving everyday and many of them will tell you it’s parking. The problem has been in existence for a very long time and for years, it seemed even technology couldn’t solve it because automobile manufacturers couldn’t come up with a solution despite many high-tech features they packed their productions with. However, this problem has now receive the much-needed attention with a solution, with many automakers taking advantage of this to edge their main competitors. It all started with sedans coming self-parking features like parking assist, proximity indicators, collision assist, and many more features to help drivers get their parking right.
These days, the self-parking technology that seemed impossible many years ago can now be found in SUVs. With this self-parking technology, you do not even have to touch the pedals. Some luxury vehicles even have a simple ‘remote control’ feature which allows you park the car even without sitting inside it, using the key or your smartphone to carry out this task.
Thankfully, everyone with the desire to own a self-parking SUV can now own it provided they have the financial power to pull it off. This has reduced the risks of getting involved in accidents that are related to parking and that’s good news for lovers of SUVs because they’re the real family vehicles and that means with this technology, coupled with other safety features, you can now drive with your mind at ease because you will be greatly assisted by the vehicle itself.
Without further ado, here is our list of the top 10 best self-parking SUV models in 2021.
10. Volvo XC40
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is powered by a 2-liter direct injected turbocharged engine which produces 187hp and 221lb-ft of torque, but that’s not the only amazing thing about the compact crossover SUV. The featured infotainment and connectivity features ensure that you have the control and command of your vehicle at your fingertips. It also features Volvo’s Pilot Assist System which includes features like Lane Assist System, Self-parking technology, pre-collision system, tire pressuring monitoring system, tract control, and many more. Starting price for the 2021 Volvo XC40 begins at $33,700.
9. Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
Wouldn’t you be surprised if a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz didn’t make it to this list? The 2021 GLS 450 has set the bars so high that productions from other brands are finding it very difficult to catch up. The vehicle runs on a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo engine with EQ boost and 48-volt onboard electrical system to produce a whopping 362hp and 369lb-ft of torque. Apart from its excellence in the self-parking technology, speed is also one thing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS is also very popular for as it can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 130mph. The vehicle also features the latest-generation Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has a starting MSRP of $76,000 USD.
8. Peugeot 3008
One would expect the 2021 model of Peugeot 3008 to sport the same look as the first generation or at least take a bit of it but that’s not the case in anyway. The new Peugeot 3008 sports a more definitive crossover look and that makes it easier to understand why its predecessor wasn’t so popular among car lovers. It should be one of the first options you should be considering when choosing a family vehicle because it is good to drive, economical, possesses great interior and it has self-parking technology. The downside may be the 2.0-liter engine that produces 175hp and 240lb-ft of torque but that might not matter much because of other cool features like the panoramic solar roof, GPS navigation, multimedia system with mirror link, and many more that the vehicle possesses. Pricing starts from $31,148 USD.
10. Volkswagen Atlas
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium trim is packed with amazing features, including a hands-free self parking technology. The versatile midsize SUV comes with an all-wheel drive, two-row and three-row configuration options, heated rear seats, panoramic sunroof, Fender sound system, and several advanced safety features including pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic alert. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium trim is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine with 276 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and it will run you back $47,225 USD.
6. Volvo XC60
What comes to the mind when one sees the 2021 Volvo XC60 at first sight is luxury, because that’s what the car is all about. It runs on the T8 Twin engine that produces a combined 400hp. The vehicle’s Pilot Assist is why it’s featured on this list because it makes journeys safer with more than enough diver assistance technologies, including the self-park feature. It also features a panoramic roof that spans from the front seats to the back seats, filling the whole cabin with its natural light. Additionally, to say that the flat folding rear seats which allow you create more room for cargo would be an understatement. The mid-size SUV has a base price of $41,700 USD.
5. Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator is a large luxury SUV that has been around for a while, and for years, has been rated as one of the most reliable luxury SUVs of all time. The vehicle runs on a 3.5-liter 6cyl V6 turbocharged engine that produces 450hp and 10-speed automatic transmission, making it one of the best in its class. Apart from being a self-parking SUV, 2021 Lincoln Navigator has amazing features including the ability to use your phone as a key, coupled with other standard safety features like forward collision mitigation, and many more. It is also packed with superb infotainment interface, quality sound system, great device charging options, and some of the world’s latest technology in the automotive world. Pricing starts from $76,185 USD.
4. Ford Escape
Ford is undoubtedly one of the best automotive manufacturers in the world and while they continue to produce decent vehicles all across the auto market, the 2021 Ford Escape is one a different level and might even be one of their best productions till date. The base trim runs on a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT GTDI I-4 engine which helps produce 250hp and 280lb-ft of torque. The most amazing thing about the SUV is the Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology which is an advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies including the cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, auto high-beam headlamps, lane-keeping system, rear view camera and self-parking system. Other safety features include the SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System, remote keyless-entry-system with integrated key and many more. Pricing for the 2021 Ford Escape begins at $24,885 USD.
3. Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace is one of the most powerful SUVs in the world and the 2021 model isn’t an exception. The electric SUV features a 90kWh battery and produces a whopping 394hp and 512lb-ft of torque. Additionally, what you’ll also get to enjoy in the 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is the auto-parking feature which also includes parallel and perpendicular steering assist. Other safety features include lane assist system, emergency braking, collision warning, all angle cameras, and many more. Also, Jaguar I-Pace can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, with an overall top speed of 124mph. Pricing for this vehicle starts from $69,850 USD.
2. Ford Expedition
Ford is known for its exploits in the production of trucks and powerful SUVs like the 2021 Ford Expedition which is regarded as a very strong SUV. It is equipped with heavy-duty trailer tow package that allows it tow up to 9300lbs. With a starting price of $49,995 USD, the 2021 Ford Expedition is packed with a standard Ford Co-Pilot360 which keeps you covered anytime you’re driving on the highway, with features like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, auto high-beam headlamps, lane-keeping system, and auto-parking feature. It is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that churns out 375hp and 470lb-ft of torque.
1. BMW X5
Generally, the 2021 BMW X5 is one of the best SUVs money can buy, and the fact that it features self-parking technology makes it even more attractive to consumers. The SUV runs on a 3.0-litet 6cyl engine which is mated to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission to produce 335hp and 330lb-ft of torque. Apart from possessing amazing off-road capability that allows it conquer rough terrains and mountains, the 2021 BMW X5 can also park itself when the need arises. Additionally, the SUV is packed with great safety features like tire pressuring monitoring system, traction control, pre-collision safety system, self-leveling headlights, emergency braking preparation, front fog/driving lights, post-collision safety system, and many more. The vehicle has a base price of $59,400 USD which seems to be a fair price for a SUV with so many features and most importantly, self-parking technology.