Blind spot monitoring is one of the most useful safety features offered on today’s cars. Using either cameras or sonar, they detect vehicles sitting in your car’s blind spot. Most will light up a tiny icon in the side-view mirror, and if you hit your turn signal to change lanes, they sound an alarm. Most of these systems also include rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) functionality. When you’re backing out of a parking spot, they alert you to cars coming down the aisle that you might not be able to see.
Obviously, blind-spot monitoring is no substitute for a careful check of your mirrors and a glance over your shoulder—but we all miss things from time to time. Here are ten cars with really good blind-spot monitoring systems.