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So many vehicles have acquired these features in recent years that it shouldn't be too long before the ones that do outnumber the ones that don't.

Among sedans alone, dozens can be equipped with passive entry systems that automatically unlock the doors when the driver comes within a few feet of the vehicle. You can leave the electronic key fob in a pocket or purse, open a door and push a dashboard button to start the engine. Even more cars let you unlock doors by pressing a key fob button and start the engine with a push-button.


These conveniences are by no means limited to luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. You can get passive entry and push-button start on the Buick Regal and Verano, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra and Sonata, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry, to name just a handful from Main Street brands.

We found those models with the Cars.com Vehicle Recommender, which should be the first stop on your digital shopping trip through Cars.com's vast resources. The Vehicle Recommender will let you find vehicles that offer passive entry and fulfill your other dreams, such as price, fuel economy, major convenience features and number of cylinders. You can start there and winnow the number of possibilities to a manageable number by consulting the individual model reports in the Cars.com Research section.

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Answered by Rick Popely on April 5, 2013 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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