It's inevitable in the winter. You come out of the grocery store and the blue skies have turned gray and it's raining. You run to your car, arms loaded with groceries, only to have to fumble with the wet tailgate release, trying to get it open before your groceries, and you, get completely soaked. Enter the power liftgate. The luxury of pressing a little button on the key fob and having the rear hatch rise before you -- offering an eager cargo hold and shelter from the wet -- is something I wish every vehicle had.
Car that Comes to Mind: 2010 Hyundai Veracruz Limited
Why: I just remember the Veracruz's power liftgate saving me from further soakage during one particularly heavy downpour. - Beth Lear-VanderYacht