10 Car Features We Wish Came Standard

Heated Steering Wheel
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.