But once you temper those Jetsons expectations, modern safety systems are really impressive. And if you live with them long enough, they become indispensable. But for years, this tech has been swathed in luxury—there’s a reason Cadillacs have one of the very best autonomous systems.
But Subaru is finally bringing this tech to the people. Its new models have automatic braking if you’re about to hit a car or pedestrian, automatic steering to keep the car in its lane, and cruise control that adjusts to traffic. None of those are new, but it’s remarkable to have these things standard have on a $23,000 new car.