What Cars Park Themselves? These are the 10 Best Self-Parking Cars in 2021
Nothing is as taxing to most drivers as parallel parking. The same process that sent a chill up your spine when you tried to execute it during your very first driver's test can still cause sweaty palms and white knuckles even in the most experienced driver. Add some onlookers positioned on the sidewalk or in other vehicles, and you have the makings of a near panic attack, especially for those who don't use the maneuver very often.
But technology has now come to the rescue. Automatic self-parking systems are getting ever-more-prevalent.
To single out the ten best self-parking cars in 2021, we first had to single out the best cars. Based on what new vehicle owners told us in the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality (IQS) Study and the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, we narrowed the field to consider those makes and models that rank well in terms of quality and overall appeal.
Then we cross-referenced the highest-ranked makes and model against the vehicles that offer automatic parking systems. The systems differ in their complexity, with some providing no more than steering assistance while others can take full control and park the vehicle for you.
With that as background to our methodology, if you want to know what cars park themselves, these are the ten best self-parking cars in 2021.