What Is Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control?

Learn More About Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

When it comes to comfort and convenience features that are really taking off in a variety of models, automatic climate control, and the more advanced dual-zone automatic climate control are definitely at the top. Almost all modern luxury vehicles and many recent pre-owned models come with this advantage. But what is dual-zone automatic climate control?

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Automatic climate control is a system that allows a driver to set a preferred temperature and then not worry about re-adjusting the heat or air conditiong, thanks to in-vehicle sensors.

If you’ve ever been in a car that is not equipped with automatic climate control, you probably understand how nice this is. Rather than needing to constantly fiddle with the temperature knob as the cabin gets too warm or too cold, you can set an ideal temperature and the car will maintain it all by itself.

What Is Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control?

air conditioning knob that says "Max A/C"Dual-zone automatic climate control is when two separate sections of the vehicle can maintain different preferred temperatures autonomously. Usually this means the driver and the front passenger can both choose a temperature that works for them. In some larger vehicles, this might mean that the front seats and the back seats both have independent automatic temperature controls for the heating and the air conditioning.

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Many new larger vehicles, like full-size SUVs and family-friendly minivans, go even a step beyond dual-zone automatic climate control and offer tri-zone automatic climate control. When you have three rows of seating, all filled with passengers and loaded to the gills with cargo, it can be important that every group of people remain as comfortable as possible, whether that is on a short trip to school or a long family vacation.

We think that automatic climate control, whether it be dual-zone or tri-zone, is one of the coolest (haha, get it? because it controls the air conditioning?) comfort features in vehicles today. Contact a member of our Certified Autoplex team if you are looking for a used vehicle with automatic climate control in the Dallas, TX area.