Safety innovations happen all the time in the automotive industry. One of the most interesting and helpful safety technologies that’s quickly becoming more common is the 360-degree camera. This technology goes by a few different names depending on the automaker. Some call it an “around view monitor” others “surround view camera,” and some simply call it a 360-degree camera. No matter what it’s called, it’s essentially the same thing.
Basically, it’s a recreation of the vehicle’s surroundings from the cameras placed on all sides of the car. This allows the driver to see things they otherwise wouldn’t and makes backing up and maneuvering in tight spaces very easy. Not all cars have this feature and even fewer have it as a standard feature. Luckily, some do on certain trim levels, and the following models are even reasonably priced under $50K.
|PROS: Multiple trim levels have a 360-degree camera as standard equipment, the rest of the vehicle’s cabin offers premium features and materials.CONS: No Around View Monitor on lowest trim level, even as an option.|
The Nissan Murano SL trim level ($37,300 MSRP) is right in the middle of the Murano lineup. Itâ€™s the first trim level that comes with the 360-degree camera as standard equipment. The lower level SV can get it as an optional feature and the lowest level S canâ€™t have it at all. Go the other way up the trim ladder and itâ€™s still standard on the Platinum trim level and the Midnight Edition.
Aside from the 360-degree camera, the Murano SL features a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, an upscale interior and a sleek and wavy exterior with a floating roof effect at the back of the vehicle. Its technology includes an advanced Drive-Assist 7-inch display and a NissanConnect infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and navigation.View Our 2017 Nissan Murano Overview
|PROS: 360-degree camera available on more than one trim level, Sport trim level adds genuinely sporty characteristics to the vehicle.CONS: Two trim levels don’t get a 360-degree camera.|
The Infiniti QX30 only offers a 360 degree camera as a standard feature on the top trim Sport model. The feature is optional on the Premium trim level, too. Any lower trim levels, like the standard qx30 or the Luxury model, is not offered with an Around View Camera.
The QX30 Sport trim level ($38,500 MSRP) comes with sportier suspension, better wheels and brakes, and some other sport-focused exterior and interior touches. In addition to the 360-degree camera, thereâ€™s an Infiniti InTouch infotainment system with a 7-inch display that provides access to Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius XM Radio, and vehicle information. The QX30 Sport has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.View Our 2017 Infiniti QX30 Overview
|PROS: Tons of additional features included with the trim level that has a standard 360-degree camera.CONS: The Surround View Monitor feature is only provided on one trim level.|
The Kia Cadenza is an underappreciated car for a number of reasons. One of those happens to be that you can get it with a 360-degree camera as standard equipment in the top trim level. The Cadenza Limited ($44,390 MSRP) comes decked out with all kinds of additional features, too. The other trim levels of this wonderful sedan donâ€™t have access to the feature, so if you want it, go with the Limited trim.
In addition to the Surround View Monitor, the car comes with a Harman Kardon QuantumLogic surround sound system, an easy to use UVO infotainment system. The 8-inch touchscreen display gives you access to Sirius XM, HD Radio, UVO eServices, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The Cadenza Limited also gets a powerful 3.3-liter V6 under the hood that produces 290 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque.View Our 2017 Kia Cadenza Overview
|PROS: Standard 360-degree camera in top trim and availability in bottom trim, family friendly spacious cabin, plenty of other features and amenities in top trim.CONS: Mid-trim vehicle doesn’t get the option for the 360-degree camera.|
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is an interesting vehicle when it comes to its 360-degree camera. The vehicle is offered with a standard multi-view camera system, which is Hyundaiâ€™s wording for the feature, as standard equipment for the top trim level It also offers the feature to the bottom trim level as optional equipment, but itâ€™s unavailable to the middle trim level.
The top trim Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate ($36,500 MSRP) comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood that produces 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Inside the cabin, the Santa Fe Sport has an attractive and easy to use design with some comfy leather heated and ventilated seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with Hyundai BlueLink, Bluetooth, satellite radio, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.View Our 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Overview
|PROS: Top trim level comes with a lot of additional features other than the Around View Monitor, powerful 300 hp V6 engine.CONS: Only the top trim level offers a 360-degree camera, polarizing exterior styling on all trim levels.|
The Nissan Maxima only has the 360-degree camera feature as standard equipment on the top trim level. Oddly enough, itâ€™s not even offered as an option on the other trim levels of the car. The other trim levels come with several optional packages, but the Nissan Around View Monitor is not one of them.
The Maxima Platinum trim level ($40,040 MSRP) comes with premium Ascot leather-appointed heated and ventilated seats and a modern interior, including a Nissan Connect infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display that provides access to navigation, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay. The Maxima Platinum is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque.
7 Most Affordable Cars With 360-degree Camera
Just when the feature of reverse camera had become sort of passe with even entry level cars getting the feature, auto makers started equipping their premium cars with a step-up version of the same – a 360-degree camera. Cars equipped with a 360-degree camera come with four cameras – one at front, one at front and one each on rear view mirrors on both the sides.
With the 360-degree camera system, the driver can get to know all the surroundings of his/her car and get added convenience while parking. Following is a list of most affordable cars with 360 degree camera:-
The Nissan Kicks was one of the very first cars in the Indian car market in a whole to get the feature of 360-degree parking camera to boast of. While the Nissan Kicks hasn’t been able to set the sales charts on fire, the premium compact SUV is a decent offering with nice ride quality and features on offer.
The 360-degree camera is offered in Nissan Kicks in its top-spec XV Premium (O) variant, which is solely available with a turbo-petrol manual powertrain. Here, in this variant, a 1.3-liter four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which makes 156 PS of maximum power and 254 Nm of maximum torque, is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Despite being an all new first ever product from an all new manufacturer at the time of its launch, the Kia Seltos went to become a huge blockbuster. One of the primary reasons behind the immense success enjoyed by Kia Seltos is its long list of features, which sees the presence of a 360-degree camera in multiple variants. The HTX+ and GTX+ variants of the Kia Seltos come equipped with a 360-degree camera.
The engine option available in the HTX+ variant is a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm, with a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the GTX+ variants are being offered with a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, which churns out 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque, with both 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT gearbox options, and the 1.5-liter diesel engine with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
While the distant cousin of Kia Seltos, the Hyundai Creta, misses out on a 360-degree camera, the latter’s bigger seven seater version, the Alcazar, manages to get the feature. The Hyundai Alcazar is more than just a seven seater version of the Creta, with extensive sheet metal changes and a much more premium experience on the inside, with the three-row seating configuration being the biggest highlight.
The Hyundai Alcazar gets the feature of 360-degree camera in the mid-spec Platinum and top-spec Signature variants. Both these variants are available with either a 2.0-liter petrol engine, which produces 160 PS of power and 192 Nm of torque, or a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Both these engines can be had either with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Thanks to its big dimensions and starry road presence, the MG Hector has managed to gain a lot of traction in the Indian car market, despite coming from a new manufacturer in India. The Hector also comes with quite a lengthy list of features, one of which is the 360-degree camera.
The MG Hector comes fitted with a 360-degree camera only in its top-spec Sharp variant, which is available with all possible engine-gearbox options available with the SUV. This particular variant can be had with a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 144 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, and is being offered with three transmission options of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT. Also on offer is a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque and can be had only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
MG Hector Plus
Just like the MG Hector, its seven seater derivative, the MG Hector Plus, too comes with 360-degree reverse camera in its highest Sharp variant. Here in the Hector Plus too, the engine combinations offered are 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 144 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, with three transmission options of 6-speed manual, CVT and a 6-speed DCT on offer, as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The MG Hector Plus comes with a slightly revised styling on the outside and an additional third row of seats in comparison to the standard Hector.
The Jeep Compass received its first makeover in India in 2021, and with this, came a list of additional features on board, one of which is the 360-degree camera on offer. Only the top-spec S variant of the Jeep Compass with this exclusive feature.
The S variant is available with both the petrol and diesel engine options which are present in Jeep Compass. The 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, which makes 165 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, is exclusively available with a 7-speed DCT in S variant. This variant also comes with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque, and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The MG Gloster hasn’t managed to break the sales popularity of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in the premium ladder-on-frame SUV segment. However, the Gloster easily pips both the SUVs when it comes to offering premium features, with the 360-degree camera being one of them.
The higher Sharp and Savvy variants of the MG Gloster do get this feature. Both these variants get the sole combination of a 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine, which makes 218 PS of power and 480 Nm of peak torque respectively, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Ten Best Car Cleaning Dusters You Can Buy Online
While a microfiber cleaning cloth surely comes in handy for periodic cleaning of your car, it might not be capable enough for thorough cleaning purposes. This is where the bigger car dusters come into effect, with their bigger size and easy operation making them suitable to clean bigger surfaces in one go. Following are some of the most popular and economical car cleaning dusters which you can buy online:
Jopasu Car Duster
One of the most suitable car dusters, the Jopasu Car Duster is a medium-sized duster, which is capable of covering a larger surface area. This duster can be washed with water after every use, which makes it practical for multiple times of use. The base of the Jopasu car duster is made of good plastic, which makes it durable to use even for a longer duration. The long handle of this duster offers a good grip, which makes it easy to use even for those points which are not easily accessible. For a longer life span, the cotton strands of this duster have a wax coating over them.
Jopasu Car Duster Combo
Another car duster from Jopasu, this particular duster is a combination of two different dusters, both of which are designed to serve different purposes. The first duster is a large-sized one, which can be used for cleaning the panels which have a large surface area, such as door panels and bonnet. The second duster provided in the package is mini can be used for windows and inner parts of the dashboard. Both these dusters have soft bases which come attached with strands of different sizes.
Tony Stark Microfiber Car Cleaning Duster
The Tony Stark Microfiber car cleaning duster might not be as heroic as its name sounds, but it serves as one practical and flexible duster to use. This duster comes with a long and flexible handle, which makes it suitable to use for cleaning the roof, which can be inaccessible to reach for shorter people. This duster has grey-coloured microfiber strands which are of high quality and soft enough to clean door panels and windows as well. Due to their softness, the strand of this duster does not cause any kind of scratches on the surface.
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Getko With Device Microfiber Duster
The overall design of the Getko With device microfiber duster looks very much similar to the Tony Stark microfiber car cleaning duster mentioned above, due to its black-coloured handle and grey coloured strands. However, it has its individualistic characteristics, such as a longer upper part which measures 40 cm, which makes the total length of the duster at 87 cm. This makes it long enough to adjust according to your cleaning task. The handle also comes with a soft grip, which makes it comfortable to hold.
OAN Car Cleaning Duster
The high-quality microfiber strands of the OAN car cleaning duster are perfect enough to clean even the hard accumulated dust in tight areas like inner panels of the dashboard and AC vents and between the doors and pillars. Apart from a long and easy-to-hold handle, the OAN car cleaning duster comes with a rounded base, which is bulged up from the middle. This design gives it a good base that makes it equally accessible for both flat panels and inner corners.
Auto Car Winner Microfibre Duster
The Auto Car Winner microfiber duster is one of the most economical dusters on this list, the size and quality of which might over-exceed your expectations. This low-cost duster comes with high-quality strands, which are scratch-free and can be used for both dry cleaning for dusting or polishing and wet cleaning while giving a proper water wash on the outside. The bigger base and longer strands of the Auto Car Winner microfiber duster gives it a large surface area, due to which it can have a faster cleaning speed.
Touaretails Flexible Car Cleaning Duster
The Touaretails flexible car cleaning duster is one of the toughest and most durable car cleaning dusters on this list. The overall body of this duster is made of anti-absorbent synthetic leather material, which gives it the required longevity. The long handle of this duster is made of pure stainless steel, which is also another reason why this duster is capable of living longer. Another interesting highlight which might appeal to a few buyers is the availability of a mini paintbrush in its package, which can be used for small painting tasks.
Zantex Car Microfiber Mop Duster
Unlike the other black or grey coloured dusters, the Zantex car microfiber mop duster looks colourful with its red coloured handle and blue-coloured microfiber strands mounted on its black base. To ensure that it feels durable in the long run, the upper part of the base of this duster is made of hard plastic material. To clean panels placed at a height, such as a roof, the duster has an expandable handle made of stainless steel. The large size of this duster makes it suitable for instant cleaning.
Lukzer 360-degree Car Duster
Unlike other dusters in this list, which get microfiber strands attached to only one side of the base, the Lukzer 360-degree car duster comes with thick strands attached to all the sides of its cylindrical base. This makes it effective for a 360-degree cleaning. The handle of this duster is made of stainless steel, which ends up with a cylindrical base, which gets grey-coloured strands attached all around it. The handle of this duster is telescopic, which makes it suitable to use even for the roof.
Lukzer Microfiber Car Duster
This is another car duster from the house of Lukzer. However, unlike the one mentioned above, this duster does not offer a 360-degree cleaning. Instead, it gets a more conventional design with a black-coloured handle and base and single-sided blue-coloured strands. The duster is comprised of an expandable handle made of stainless steel with an anti-slide sponge grip. It is easy to maintain too, as it requires just a simple shake to get rid of the accumulated dust.