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10 Car Features We Wish Came Standard

Heated Steering Wheel
The 2014 Nissan Maxima (Courtesy of Nissan North America)
The 2014 Nissan Maxima (Courtesy of Nissan North America)

Heated steering wheels are nothing new; in fact, they've been around on high-end luxury cars for several years. But now they're finally filtering down to cars like the Nissan Maxima as options. A heated steering wheel is often regarded as unnecessary, something for the weak-willed driver, the delicate flower whose hands require literal kid gloves at any temperature below 55 degrees. Well, all it takes is one winter in a weather pattern known as a polar vortex, and suddenly there's not one person in the U.S., from the negative wind-chill survivors in the Midwest to the snow-bound drivers of the Southeast, who doesn't wish they had a heated steering wheel.

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