These days, more folks than ever want to own an SUV. Modern crossovers make it easy to get the useful cargo space, high seating position, and all-weather capability of a truck — without sacrificing too much of a car’s comfort and fuel economy.
But just because you want to own an SUV doesn’t mean you’d love driving it. Maybe you’d rather your SUV take the wheel for you. While fully autonomous driving is still likely years away, many great SUVs already handle many driving tasks for you. Useful semi-autonomous features you can buy today include adaptive cruise control, which maintains a minimum distance from the car in front of you even as it changes speed; automatic emergency braking, which slams the brakes by itself if it detects a likely collision; blind-spot monitoring, which alerts you if you might be changing lanes into another vehicle; lane-departure warnings, which alert you if you drift over the line; and lane-keeping assistance, which autonomously makes steering corrections to keep you in place. Some of the best technologies are on expensive or otherwise high-tech vehicles; others are on everyday affordable models. Our 10 best SUVs with self-driving technologies include a mix of those types.