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10 New Cars With 360-Degree Cameras

Today, every new car in the U.S. comes with a backup camera. It’s a federal requirement, and for good reason: These handy displays show what’s behind your car while you’re in reverse, helping you maneuver safely and efficiently, and with much less risk you’ll collide with something that you can’t otherwise see from the driver’s seat. But some new cars go a step further, offering 360-degree cameras. This technology, which also goes by the term “surround-view monitor” or other similar names, includes a standard backup camera at the rear of the car — but also similar ones at the front and both sides. Drivers can typically choose among these cameras’ views or a bird’s-eye look at the car and all its surroundings, including obstacles, curbs, and pavement striping. If you frequently need to squeeze your car into spaces where it just barely fits, or you’re just not the world’s most comfortable parker, you’ll love having this feature. Here are 10 new cars with 360-degree cameras.

  1. 2019 Lincoln Navigator
  2. 2019 Volvo XC40
  3. 2019 Genesis G70
  4. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado
  5. 2019 Mazda CX-9
  6. 2019 Chrysler Pacifica
  7. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
  8. 2019 Hyundai Tucson
  9. 2019 Toyota Camry
  10. 2019 Nissan Kicks
2019 Lincoln Navigator

2019 Lincoln Navigator

The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a big, brash luxury suv that can stretch up to 222 inches long — and drivers can certainly benefit from its available 360-degree camera. The feature is standard on all but the base model, meaning you won’t have to carefully comb through dealership inventories to find the right vehicle. The full-size Navigator features old-school American luxury norms of extra-generous size and power, rather than extra-nimble handling, along with top-tier modern technology and a well-finished cabin. What’s more, the Navigator has class-leading passenger accommodations, and its turbocharged V6 engine is remarkably fuel-efficient compared to its V8-powered competitors. Prices start at $73,205, while the models with the 360-degree camera start at $77,555.

2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40

Another luxury brand whose cars have 360-degree cameras is Volvo. Not only is the feature offered on every Volvo model, but Volvos also feature a big vertically oriented 9-inch touchscreen. That’s a good size and shape to present a surround-view camera image, and the high-resolution screen renders it crisply. Our pick is the brand’s smallest, most affordable model: the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 subcompact crossover. It’s relatively inexpensive and it’s easily maneuverable, yet it’s also filled with the same luxury touches as bigger Volvos — along with a spunkier personality. It’s also roomier than many competing subcompacts, helping the XC40 be an alternative to bigger, pricier premium crossovers. Its base price is $33,200, and a 360-degree camera is available starting for as little as $35,795.

2019 Genesis G70

2019 Genesis G70

If you want a car from a luxury brand, you’re in luck: A large number of them are available with 360-degree cameras. We just want to be sure you don’t overlook Genesis while you’re choosing a luxury car. Genesis is the new luxury division of Hyundai, and with its all-new 2019 G70 compact sports sedan, the company combined value for the money with standout driving dynamics. Standard rear-wheel drive (with available all-wheel drive) and quick, sharp steering make the G70 balanced and poised, while its available turbocharged V6 blows away equivalently priced European sedans. The G70's base price is $34,900, while the 360-degree camera is included starting at $43,900.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

Big pickup trucks can be difficult to maneuver, making them especially good candidates for 360-degree cameras. The Chevrolet Silverado offers an uncommon array of camera angles in addition to the standard front, rear, and birds-eye views associated with this system. Notably, for the 2020 model year, the Silverado introduces a 15-view suite of camera modes designed to help you mount a trailer and tow it with ease. One of the most eye-popping capabilities is the “transparent trailer” setting, which combines the feed from the Silverado’s built-in cameras with a camera you'd attach to your trailer. It provides an unimpeded view behind the truck, as if the trailer wasn’t even there. There’s also an available camera view of the truck’s bed. You need to spend at least $52,380 to get a Silverado with all this gear — but honestly, that’s not even crazy for a well-equipped modern pickup truck.

2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Mazda CX-9

If you want a seven-passenger family car but don’t want a minivan, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is an excellent mid-size crossover that offers a 360-degree camera. The feature comes standard starting at the $40,480 Grand Touring trim level, which compares to $32,280 for the base CX-9. Not only are these prices class-competitive, but the CX-9 also looks and feels a class ahead of many competitors. Its sporty yet elegant styling, its rich interior materials, and its agile handling are more like a luxury SUV than a humble mainstream one, though a few competitors are roomier.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica

2019 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is the most affordable minivan with a 360-degree camera. It’s optional starting on the Touring Plus model, which costs $35,385 with this camera included. Competing minivans either include a surround-view monitor only on their much pricier top-of-the-line models — or don't offer the feature at all.  The Pacifica also boasts elegant styling, pleasant driving dynamics, and handy “Stow ’n Go” fold-flat second- and third-row seating. You can also get a plug-in hybrid model that can travel up to 32 miles per electric charge. Besides the 360-degree camera, other handy features include hands-free operation of the liftgate and power sliding doors, along with a built-in vacuum cleaner. Prices start at $27,235. 

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Some fuel-saving cars are also available with 360-degree cameras. One of those is the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a fully electric five-door hatchback that can travel an EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge. The Bolt is a tall car that’s much roomier than its compact size suggests, and it’s also fun to drive. What’s more, like several GM models, the Bolt has an extra trick beyond its surround-view monitor: Flick a switch on the rearview mirror, and the reflection switches to a high-resolution camera display. Say goodbye to rear blind spots while you’re on the move. Both the 360-degree camera and the camera mirror are standard on the Bolt’s Premier trim, which starts at $41,020; the base Bolt costs $36,620. To help offset the costs, buyers taking delivery by the end of September can receive a $3,750 federal tax credit; it falls to $1,875 for October 2019 through March 2020.

2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Like the Camry, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover doesn’t offer a 360-degree camera on its entry-level trim levels. The good news is that even the top Ultimate model is somewhat affordable — while it costs $31,350, compared to $23,350 for the base model, most new cars with a 360-degree camera cost even more. Every Tucson is newly updated for 2019 and offers a pleasant driving experience, user-friendly controls, and lots of features for the money. And if you're drawn to 360-degree cameras because you want maximum maneuverability, you'll also appreciate that the Tucson is a little smaller than competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. There’s less cargo room, but the vehicle is less bulky and has a tighter turning radius.

2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Toyota Camry

The 2019 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan is the best-selling passenger car in the country, and since its latest redesign as a 2018 model, it has been available with a 360-degree camera. This latest Camry is also more fun to drive and more luxurious than before, while maintaining its historic strengths of a spacious interior and a quiet ride. The Camry starts at $24,095, but as with most affordable cars (and many luxury ones), the 360-degree camera is only available as on pricey trim levels. The least expensive Camry with this feature, an XLE with the optional Driver Assist Package, costs $34,155. The good news: Many other advanced safety features are standard equipment even on the base model. 

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Nissan Kicks

Nissan invented the 360-degree camera feature about 12 years ago, and today, it offers this system on some of its most affordable products. If you want a relatively inexpensive new car with a 360-degree camera, Nissan should be your first stop. Take the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the most affordable new car in America that has a 360-degree camera. The Kicks is a city-friendly subcompact crossover with outstanding fuel efficiency, a solidly built interior, and pleasantly agile handling. Its base price is an excellent $18,640, and although the 360-degree camera is available only on the top-of-the-line SR trim level, even that model costs just $20,970.