Semi-trailers can be towed for the first time since GTA San Andreas. Trailers include car transporters trailers, fuel tankers and regular box trailers.
License plates vary from vehicle to vehicle. This feature was first seen in GTA San Andreas, where each car model had a set license plate. This time, the plate on each individual car is randomized.
Though the numbers are few, the unit numbers on the roofs of police cars are randomized, ranging from 01 to 99.
The numbers on planes are also randomized, ranging from 001 to 999.
There is a subway/tram system that runs through Los Santos, with 12 stations located in the city. This is a public transport system which carries passengers including players. The Tram is the equivalent to GTA IV's extensive train system and allows the player to reach almost all parts of Los Santos.
There is also a cargo train that runs through Los Santos and Blaine County. However, it cannot carry passengers (except on the roof) and is almost unstoppable. The train can be seen with different trailers attached, such as fuel trailers, box cars and flatbeds. None of the trains are drivable in the game except in one mission.
There is a Blimp in the game which can be seen floating around Los Santos. This blimp is called the Atomic Blimp and is given to players who preorder the game. The player can call for the blimp to be dropped off at a nearby point and can then fly the Blimp around the map.
If a vehicle the player is driving has any a sort of damage, from scratches and dents to bent axles and missing panels, swapping to another character and then back will result in almost all damage being repaired. This tip doesn't work for shattered windows or if the player is on a mission and so cannot change characters.
Almost all the vehicles in singleplayer can be found in GTA Online; however, some, like the Cargobob, only begin to spawn when the player reaches a certain level/rank. Other vehicles can only be found in certain places: for instance, the Lazer is only located at Fort Zancudo.
Grand Theft Auto V has the largest number of vehicles in a GTA game, as well as the most selection.
The Oracle and Cavalcade return from GTA IV with second generations. The Buffalo also returns from The Ballad of Gay Tony with a second generation. The only other vehicle to have this feature in game is the Baller, which debuts in GTA V with a first and second generation. The Turismo R is counted as a separate vehicle from the Turismo.