We’ve all been there. You’re either getting into the car carrying a load of shopping, chatting away on the phone or having to manage the kids.
You know your car keys are somewhere on you, but annoyingly in the midst of your distraction, they’re lost in a pocket or bag somewhere.
This once meant scrambling around looking for them for several minutes before being able to set off your journey. With more cars than ever now offering remote start though, those days are going — allowing the car to simply be started as long as the key is nearby. Fancy making life that little bit easier? Here are five cars with remote start to consider…
The Renault CAPTUR is one of the top SUVs in the market. , The popular SUV features a lot for practicality making it one of the top crossovers to beat.
The CAPTUR keycard allowing hands-free entry along with options for self-parking, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors make it a very well-rounded compact SUV (features dependant on trim level).
It may be the UK’s most affordable SUV, but that doesn’t mean the Dacia Duster is barren of luxury features.
Along with remote start available on higher-spec models (comfort trim), equipment like its Media Nav infotainment system with Android Auto ® and Apple CarPlay ™ support, 17” alloy wheels and a reversing camera make it a well-equipped package.
Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroen’s C3 Aircross is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-live-with cars across the entire new car market — traits of which are only enhanced with remote start.
Not only that, but an efficient range of PureTech petrol engines makes it one of the most affordable crossovers on the market. Oh, and did we already say how comfortable it is?
MINI certainly offers some of the most premium machines in every market its entered, and its iconic Hatch is no different.
Along with remote start functions, it has an excellent infotainment system, a plethora of premium-feel materials deployed around the cabin plus all the style and cool factor you could ever want in a car.
Ford is on to a winner with its Focus, and the package is only enhanced further with the addition of remote start.
On top of that, there’s the impressive Sync3 infotainment system available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, convenience features like its Quickclear heated windscreen and performance in hot hatch ST guise.