Parking the Car Has Never Been Easier
Many motorists approach parking a vehicle, especially an oversized pickup truck or SUV, into a tight parking space with a sense of dread typically reserved for a trip to the dentist’s office. Fortunately, while we have still yet to have fully self-driving cars, a growing number of models offer automatic self-parking systems that can make quick (and dent-free) work of the procedure.
Most can parallel park themselves hands-free, while many can pull a car in and out of a perpendicular spot. Usually, the motorist puts the transmission into the proper gear and works the brake pedal while the car steers itself. Some of the latest systems can park vehicles hands- and foot-free.
Our slideshow features 11 vehicles from the 2023 model year that are available with self-parking systems. The models that made our list have the highest U.S. News overall scores, so they’re capable and appealing.
Our rankings and reviews are regularly updated as new information becomes available, so the scores you see here may not match those elsewhere on our site.
Next:2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Overall Score 8.5/10
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an extremely stylish full-electric compact crossover SUV that lets motorists bypass gas stations and reduce their carbon footprints. It comes in rear- and all-wheel drive versions, with output ranging from 168 to 320 horsepower. Its operating range on a charge runs from 220 to 303 miles, depending on the configuration.
It performs well, treats occupants to a roomy and comfortable cabin, and features an especially easy-to-master infotainment system. Like all Hyundais, the Ioniq 5 comes with generous warranty coverage. The EV’s park assist feature helps you park the Ioniq 5 in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.
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Next:2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2023 Hyundai Tucson
Overall Score: 8.5/10
The Hyundai Tucson is a good-looking and performing two-row crossover SUV. It packs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, with all-wheel drive available.
Both front and rear-seat passengers will find no shortage of head- and legroom in the Tucson’s upscale interior. Also, the cabin features an easy-to-use infotainment system.
The Tucson comes standard with many of the latest driver-assist features, with a semi-autonomous highway driving function available. A park assist feature helps you slide the Tucson into a parking spot from inside the cabin or remotely. It’s standard with the top Limited trim.
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Next:2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Overall Score 8.7/10
Coming in standard and coupe-roofed models, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, like most of the automaker’s other offerings, delivers a smooth and comforting ride with a plush and roomy interior. Available engines start with a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder in the entry-level GLE 350 and ramp up to a raging 603-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 in the top GLE 63 S.
You can equip the GLE with over-the-top features, including heated front armrests, heated and cooled cup holders, and a cabin air fragrance system.
The GLE comes standard with Mercedes’ hands-free park assist system. It can pull or back in the vehicle to a parallel or perpendicular parking space while operating the steering. It can also steer the vehicle back out of a parking space.
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Next:2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan
Overall Score: 8.7/10
The Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan is an electrified alternative to the S-Class, and it is just as elegant as its sibling with zero emissions from the tailpipe. Of four available powertrains, the base setup comes with rear-wheel drive and outputs 329 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of immediate torque. The top AMG EQS produces a truly quick 649 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque.
As with its gas-powered counterpart, the EQS pampers passengers with a richly trimmed cabin, an extensive array of advanced features, and as many as three dashboard displays. The automaker’s Active Park Assist system is standard and can pull the car into parallel and perpendicular parking spots and back it out hands-free.
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Next:2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
Overall Score 8.7/10
As the name would suggest, the new-for-2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is the tall-roofed alternative to the EQS Sedan. It’s expensive but is appropriately opulent. Available powertrains run from 355 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque in the base rear-wheel-drive model up to 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque in the all-wheel-drive EQS SUV 580 4Matic.
The EQS SUV’s richly finished cabin features comfy seating for five passengers. It offers an array of high-tech items, including the futuristic Hyperscreen with a passenger-side infotainment display. As with the sedan, the Active Park Assist system is included across the line and can automatically park the EQS SUV into parallel and perpendicular parking spots and back it out as needed.
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Next:2023 Lincoln Navigator
2023 Lincoln Navigator
Overall Score: 8.8/10
The Lincoln Navigator is U.S. News’ top-ranked choice among luxury large SUVs. It has standard- and extended-wheelbase versions; both have three rows of seats. Motivation comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that outputs a V8-like 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available.
There’s no shortage of upscale features offered, including 30-way power-adjustable massaging front seats, a 28-speaker audio system, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system. Lincoln’s Active Park Assist system is standard; it can auto-steer the Navigator into a parallel or perpendicular spot and can likewise guide it out.
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Next:2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Overall Score 8.8/10
The midsize Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a broad lineup that includes sedans, coupes, convertibles, and even a wagon. It’s our top-ranked model among luxury midsize cars for 2023, and with good reason. It’s undeniably comfortable inside, and it offers four turbocharged engines ranging from a 255-horsepower four-cylinder to a speedy 603-horsepower V8 in the top AMG models. All have a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Standard and available safety and convenience features are plentiful. Mercedes’ Park Assist feature, which can pull the car into both parallel and perpendicular spots, is optional on the E 350 sedan as part of the Premium Package. It comes standard with the E 450 sedan and wagon and the AMG E 53 model.
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Next:2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Overall Score: 8.9/10
The full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxury sedan featuring one of the industry’s most elegantly designed and executed cabins, with a large tablet-like display at the center of the dashboard for the vehicle’s myriad systems. Its smooth and powerful engine choices include a 429-horsepower turbocharged inline-six-cylinder, a 496-horsepower twin-turbo V8, and a 621-horsepower twin-turbo V12, with all-wheel drive included.
As the brand’s flagship sedan, the S-Class offers many oddly fanciful features, including heated armrests, a fragrance atomizer, an augmented reality head-up display, and four-wheel steering. Mercedes’ hands-free Active Park Assist system is standard and can automatically drive the car into and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spots.
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Next:2023 Lucid Air
2023 Lucid Air
Overall Score: 8.9/10
The all-electric Lucid Air sedan exceeds expectations, especially considering it’s from a relatively new automaker. It has smooth styling, exceptional performance, and a seriously long operating range on a charge (410 to 516 miles, depending on the trim). The Lucid Air offers potent powertrains ranging from 480 horsepower to 1,200-plus horses in the new-for-2023 Sapphire edition.
This EV delivers a plush and comfortable cabin with a long list of standard and available features, including a 21-speaker stereo, a glass canopy roof, and an infotainment system with a massive 34-inch display. Lucid’s Auto Park system with hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking comes standard.
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