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How to Find Out Features a Used Car Has on it

by Shanan Miller

The buttons and technology on modern used vehicles can prove a challenge. Some vehicles even offer blank buttons or controls that serve no purpose, but exist where additional options would belong, if equipped. Rather than push and pull all of the buttons in a used car, you can simply use any of three major websites to find out which features are standard or optional in your car.

Edmunds

Go to Edmunds.con and click on "Used Cars," then "features and specs" from the next page. Click on the make of your car from the lineup. On the results page, click on the year of the vehicle, then choose the model you wish to find out more about.

Click on the vehicle's model level from the "Styles" options. Read the engine and transmission information to make sure you choose the right level. Some vehicles have over 20 levels, so you may have to return to this page to choose another style.

Click on "Available Features." Review the vehicle's standard and optional features from the lists provided.

MSN Autos

Go to MSNAutos.com and click on "price & specs" from the Used Car menu. From the menu on the right hand side, choose your vehicle's make and model from the drop-down menus.

Click on "Specs & Features" from the menu tabs. Choose your vehicle's trim from the drop-down menu provided.

Scroll down the Web page to review the standard and optional features for the vehicle. Click on any additionally named links to see more features, such as interior, color or exterior information, located just below the "Specs & Features" menu tab.

Kelley Blue Book

Go to KBB.com and click on "Research" from the top menu.

Click on the "Used" option and choose the vehicle's year, make, model and trim from the drop-down menus shown. Click on "Compare."

Click on "Overview & Pricing" next to the vehicle's picture on the right-hand side. Click on "Specifications" from the left side menu. Click on the "Features" tab to view the standard, optional and even unavailable features for the vehicle.

Tip

  • If you can access the vehicle's Owner's Manual, you read which options are standard or optional and how to use them.

About the Author

Shanan Miller covers automotive and insurance topics for various websites, blogs and dealerships. She has extensive automotive experience, including auction, insurance, finance, service and management positions. Miller has worked for dealer sales events around the United States and now stays local as a sales and leasing consultant for a dealership.

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