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One feature that I would like to see added is a headlight washer. My Lexus IS250 had this feature. Living here in northern Ontario where we drive through a lot of snow, slush, etc. the headlights are always covered in dirt, salt, slush (which freezes onto the headlights), etc. A headlight washer is very useful. I used it all the time on the Lexus and it was like night and day when driving.

Another feature that I liked on the Lexus is when shifting into reverse, both outside mirrors would adjust downwards so that it was easy to see the curb and if there was anything on the ground. I know the back up camera helps but the lowered mirrors made it easier to see how close the car was to the curb.
 

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I am doing something wrong with my GPS???? it drives me crazy when I input an address then want to save it, but it saves it as you type it.....so, if I input 1212 smith blvd, it's how it saves it! I have to save it as it's imputed then go to edit and apply the business name, then re save....Help guys!
 

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One feature that I would like to see added is a headlight washer. My Lexus IS250 had this feature. Living here in northern Ontario where we drive through a lot of snow, slush, etc. the headlights are always covered in dirt, salt, slush (which freezes onto the headlights), etc. A headlight washer is very useful. I used it all the time on the Lexus and it was like night and day when driving.

Another feature that I liked on the Lexus is when shifting into reverse, both outside mirrors would adjust downwards so that it was easy to see the curb and if there was anything on the ground. I know the back up camera helps but the lowered mirrors made it easier to see how close the car was to the curb.

Wow I like that adjusting mirror thing, I'm a curb rasher- no judgements I had an injury to my right eye :) but I just saw the commercial for the new RX and I just can't get used to that grille. They do have a HUD that should be in the cars.

Surround camera like everyone else now would be helpful.

Wonder how that mkx pop out camera is going to work with getting dirty/snow/slush/rain? People up in your area Candy are wondering what will happen if it freezes...,
 

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The Lexus mirror lowering for parking is a great feature

A substitute we use in the MKC for the primary driver (wife):
Position 1 is for the wife
Position 2 is mine
Position 3 is same as 1 but with mirrors lowered.
Wife likes it and sure saves wheels and tire sidewalls
 

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Want to see an rear view HD camera mirror like the Cadillac is going to have. This is particularly useful because it will increase luggage capacity safely i.e., you can load the back to the roof when necessary. It also eliminates rear seat headrests and c pillars as view obstructions.

Cadillac CT6 to introduce high-def rearview mirror
 

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Dittos on the headlight washers and dropping side view mirrors in reverse (nice work around though toymaker!)
Also:
-coin slots inside console
-tissue box holder in console lid ( I miss this from my Expeditions and Mountaineer)
-true wifi
-standard rain sensing wipers (stuck in a climate package now)
-rear seat climate control
-CCD control on dash or primary menu
-secondary (extendable) sun visor
-full time gear indication, 1-6
-FLAC playback capability
 

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I wouldn't mind the option for a digital speed display.
 
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Digital speed display and the mirror tilting feature. I had a 2004 Cadillac that did that for the passenger mirror only when you went into reverse. Very helpful.
 

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Toymaker that is a great suggestion for the mirrors. I'm the only one that drives my MKC. I use memory seat 1 as the primary, position 2 is the same as 1 except with the steering wheel in the full up position and the seat moved back slightly to make exit easy with the car still running (when I stop at the post office to run in and pick up my mail and at home when I stop at the foot of the driveway to get my newspaper). Now I'll add position 3 to be the same as 1 but with the mirrors in the lowered position. The only thing I don't like is that you have to shift into Park in order to use the memory seat buttons.
 

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• a 360º Around View Monitor like in the Infiniti EX35 my wife used to drive. Not only was it really useful, it was also cool to show. We miss it.



• power seat backs in the rear seats so you could raise or flatten them from the driver seat (or from switches in the trunk area.).

• some kind of button so I could make the passenger seat move forward or backward without having to reach all the way around to the side of the seat.

• recently saw the Audi Virtual Cockpit in their new TT and it was awesome. Certainly would put that on a wish list.



• my wife's Q5, the car she's moving from, actually has a cup warmer/cooler built into one of the cup holders. It keeps your coffee hot and your sodas cold. Or is that too much to ask?


 

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• a 360º Around View Monitor like in the Infiniti EX35 my wife used to drive. Not only was it really useful, it was also cool to show. We miss it.



• power seat backs in the rear seats so you could raise or flatten them from the driver seat (or from switches in the trunk area.).

• some kind of button so I could make the passenger seat move forward or backward without having to reach all the way around to the side of the seat.

• recently saw the Audi Virtual Cockpit in their new TT and it was awesome. Certainly would put that on a wish list.



• my wife's Q5, the car she's moving from, actually has a cup warmer/cooler built into one of the cup holders. It keeps your coffee hot and your sodas cold. Or is that too much to ask?

Yes, I almost bought the Infiniti for the camera. It awesome to be able to see all around the car before pulling out. A lot of manufacturers are starting to offer this.

Nice with the cup cooler/warmer. Think there is an actual mini fridge/warmer in one of the cars I looked at, think it was Land Rover.

That Audi display is killing me, super cool.
 

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throw it into neutral and you can use the memory seat function. been using the 2 memory button after discovering the mirrors didn't tilt downwards like in my RX.

Toymaker that is a great suggestion for the mirrors. I'm the only one that drives my MKC. I use memory seat 1 as the primary, position 2 is the same as 1 except with the steering wheel in the full up position and the seat moved back slightly to make exit easy with the car still running (when I stop at the post office to run in and pick up my mail and at home when I stop at the foot of the driveway to get my newspaper). Now I'll add position 3 to be the same as 1 but with the mirrors in the lowered position. The only thing I don't like is that you have to shift into Park in order to use the memory seat buttons.
 

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Full-range adaptive cruise. After using the one in my Cadillac which works all the way down to 0, I keep hitting the brakes in the MKC sooner than I might really need to because I'm anticipating the cruise to disengage. Other Cadillac cruise features I like: I don't have to turn the cruise function on every time I start the car -- it stays enabled. The control switch is better positioned on the steering wheel. And it's got two positions in each direction. Push it up or down to the first point and it changes setting by 1mph. Push past that and it changes the setting to the next multiple of 5mph. So when my 50mph road to work drops to 40, it's just two full-travel pushes to drop the set speed by 10mph.

Front park assist with a distance display and either no dratted beeper or at least a nice chime like the tailgate closing warning.
 

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while at it lets change the cruise control to its own stalk (like most cars I've owned in the past) instead of being on the steering wheel. in LA we don't use cruise control enough to make it dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. that would free up the left side of the steering wheel to put the radio control buttons there. IMHO, it is totally pointless to have the radio buttons on the right side of the steering wheel when I use the stereo knobs/buttons instead consistently (i love the volume knob, it feels good much better than the RX knobs).

Full-range adaptive cruise. After using the one in my Cadillac which works all the way down to 0, I keep hitting the brakes in the MKC sooner than I might really need to because I'm anticipating the cruise to disengage. Other Cadillac cruise features I like: I don't have to turn the cruise function on every time I start the car -- it stays enabled. The control switch is better positioned on the steering wheel. And it's got two positions in each direction. Push it up or down to the first point and it changes setting by 1mph. Push past that and it changes the setting to the next multiple of 5mph. So when my 50mph road to work drops to 40, it's just two full-travel pushes to drop the set speed by 10mph.

Front park assist with a distance display and either no dratted beeper or at least a nice chime like the tailgate closing warning.
 

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while at it lets change the cruise control to its own stalk (like most cars I've owned in the past) instead of being on the steering wheel.
Sorry, must disagree. Had a Lexus rx400h with that stalk, and didn't like it. Sorry for the picture quality, but this arrangement is one of the several few things I think Cadillac got exactly right. Unlike all the reflective piano black plastic.
in LA we don't use cruise control enough to make it dedicated buttons on the steering wheel.
I expect that if you had a proper full-range cruise, you'd use it a lot more, even in LA, even on 405. In local driving, I use the Cadillac's cruise very much more than the MKC's, because it's simply so much better.
 

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Full-range adaptive cruise. After using the one in my Cadillac which works all the way down to 0, I keep hitting the brakes in the MKC sooner than I might really need to because I'm anticipating the cruise to disengage. Other Cadillac cruise features I like: I don't have to turn the cruise function on every time I start the car -- it stays enabled. The control switch is better positioned on the steering wheel. And it's got two positions in each direction. Push it up or down to the first point and it changes setting by 1mph. Push past that and it changes the setting to the next multiple of 5mph. So when my 50mph road to work drops to 40, it's just two full-travel pushes to drop the set speed by 10mph.

Front park assist with a distance display and either no dratted beeper or at least a nice chime like the tailgate closing warning.
You read my mind. I hate that it turns of at 10 MPH. Also I would like full collision mitigation instead of just a warning. I would also like them to retune the lane keep assist. It kicks in after you're already on or over the line. Steal Honda/Acura system if they have too. Also and I know pushing it but I would like the AWD system to be rear bias instead of front. With the 2.3 engine in sport mode this is a "sport truck" and I know it would handle just a little bit better.
 

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You read my mind. I hate that it turns of at 10 MPH. Also I would like full collision mitigation instead of just a warning. I would also like them to retune the lane keep assist. It kicks in after you're already on or over the line. Steal Honda/Acura system if they have too. Also and I know pushing it but I would like the AWD system to be rear bias instead of front. With the 2.3 engine in sport mode this is a "sport truck" and I know it would handle just a little bit better.
Doesn't the MKX have the actual braking instead of just the warning like the infiniti or no?
 

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I agree that the cruise control should be on its own stalk. I've had 3 Toyotas and 1 Lexus and the cruise stalk was much simplier and easier to find and use (on the right side of the steering column just below the windshield wiper stalk). I find on the MKC I have to always look down at the steering wheel to find the buttons to ensure that I don't push the wrong one. With the separate stalk I never had to look for it and could keep my eyes on the road.
 
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