Which Cars Are Made With a Remote Start System?

by Clayton Browne

Many new automobiles today are produced with remote keyless start systems. Such systems not only allow drivers the convenience of being able to lock and unlock their car remotely but also the ability to start their car remotely. This new keyless start system makes it possible to start your car while you are sitting at the kitchen table finishing up breakfast on a cold morning, with the car warmed up and ready to go when you are.

General Motors Vehicles 2003 and Later

General Motors offered the first fully integrated, factory-installed and guaranteed remote control starter on vehicles in 2003. GM took the initiative in remote control starter systems, and the company was installing them in numerous high-end and midrange models by 2008. The new 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes equipped with a remote start system. The Volt is Chevy's new all-electric vehicle, and it comes loaded with numerous cutting-edge features, including voice commands, GPS-based traffic and navigation systems and high-end audio along with the remote keyless starter.

2007 and Later Subaru Outback, Legacy and Tribeca

Subaru began offering factory-installed remote starters as an option on several models in 2007. In 2010 Subaru joined several other car manufacturers in providing all-in-one keyless entry and starter systems on its higher end models.

2010 Lexus RX 11

The 2010 Lexus RX 11 top-of-the-line SUV comes loaded with many features, including a remote engine starter that is fully integrated with the keyless entry system, so an additional remote control is not needed.

2010 Acura ZDX

The 2010 Acura ZDX luxury sedan comes equipped with a factory-installed keyless entry system that allows for remote starting and climate control.

About the Author

Clayton Browne has been writing professionally since 1994. He has written and edited everything from science fiction to semiconductor patents to dissertations in linguistics, having worked for Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Steck-Vaughn and The Psychological Corp. Browne has a Master of Science in linguistic anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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