Best Rearview Cameras: Which 2012 Family Vehicles Have Them? Page 2

January 17, 2012

SafetyTec adds Rear Cross Path Detection that monitors left and right when the driver is backing out of a parking spot, alerting when cars are passing by but ignoring parked vehicles, and Blind Spot Monitoring, ParkSense Park Assist and more. SafetyTec is also available as a $1,500 option on the Touring model. Check out TheCarConnection review for more details on the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country.

2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera

2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera

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The ParkView Back Up Camera is also available on the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, a $695 media center option on SXT and standard on Crew and R/T models. It’s also available on the 2012 Dodge Durango mid-size SUV, part of a $1,395 popular equipment package on Durango SXT, and standard on Crew, R/T and Citadel models. Citadel also includes Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Path Detection standard.

2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3

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2012 BMW X3: rear view camera with top view

The 2012 BMW X3 compact luxury crossover offers a rear view camera with top view as part of an optional $3,200 technology package on both the X3 xDrive28i and xDrive35i that also includes a navigation system and park distance control, among other features. The rear view camera with top view is automatically activated when shifting into reverse gear, or manually by pressing the parking assist button. The color display shows a real camera image that may include static or track lines to help when parallel parking or backing up. The camera also has a zoom function as well as a docking line guiding the approach to a trailer towing hitch.

The rear view camera with top view is also available on the larger 2012 BMW X5 line, part of optional packages that range from $3,200 in the X5 xDrive35i Premium to $3,500 in xDrive35i Sport Activity, xDrive35d and xDrive 50i.

Surround Camera System, in 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Surround Camera System, in 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: surround camera

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque compact luxury crossover features the surround camera system with towing assist as a $1,900 Vision Assist package on the base Evoque model called Pure. Vision Assist is standard on Prestige and Dynamic models. In a review, TheCarConnection gives a 9 score (out of 10) for the Evoque’s features, and an 8.6 overall score.

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