The Bottom Line: With diesel fuel economy and its wagon format, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI offers great utility, and adds a premium-car feel, but cabin electronics only cover the basics. Read review
Specs: Wagon, TDI, Diesel
The Bottom Line: In its base configuration, the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon doesn't justify its price, but its option sheet includes an abundance of performance and cabin technologies. Read review
The Bottom Line: The boxy 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD is not for everyone, but it's worth a look if you're in the market for a big vehicle with big space and plenty of available cabin tech. Read review
Specs: Wagon, SEL, Gas
The Bottom Line: The wagon format of this powerful 2013 Cadillac CTS-V gives it an undeniable cool factor, while the handling is surprisingly excellent. But outdated cabin tech gives incentive to wait for an updated 2014 model. Read review
Specs: Wagon, Base, Gas
The Bottom Line: Excellent fuel economy and a large, airy cabin make the 2012 Toyota Prius v a very practical choice for families, and new electronics give it a modern tech edge. Read review
Specs: Wagon, Five, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: The 2013 Audi Allroad combines excellent cabin and performance technology in an all-wheel-drive wagon, making it a car for all seasons and most purposes. Read review
Specs: Wagon, Gas
The Bottom Line: If you have a commute under 50 miles and a place to plug the car in, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi makes an economical and excellent commuter and family vehicle. Read review
Specs: Wagon, SEL, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: Although diesel driving takes some getting used to, the 2010 Audi A3 TDI's excellent fuel economy makes it worth it, and its cabin tech provides some modern conveniences. Read review
Specs: Wagon, Diesel
The Bottom Line: The 2012 Mini Cooper S Countryman maintains the fun character established by Mini's other models, and all-wheel drive will give confidence on slippery roads. Cabin tech, however, is middling, with app integration limited to the iPhone. Read review
The Bottom Line: Although it has a striking design and is an easy driver, the 2011 Scion xB lags far behind tech trends in both its power train and its cabin electronics. Read review
The Bottom Line: Although unimpressive to drive, the 2010 Kia Soul Exclaim offers practical interior space, a cool exterior, and a very capable stereo and phone system. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2010 xB is a solid performer with good handling and confident acceleration. However, its poorly integrated cabin technology is a bit five-years-ago, lagging behind that of other OEMs and the aftermarket. Read review
The Bottom Line: Although the 2009 Nissan Cube S features good design and performance for urban areas, it completely fails as a tech car. Move up to the SL trim, and useful cabin electronics become available. Read review
Specs: Wagon, Cube, Gas
The Bottom Line: A comfortable and practical car boasting decent fuel economy, the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon offers a few high-tech features in the cabin, but the engine and transmission are trapped in the last decade. Read review
The Bottom Line: Although its cabin and performance tech can best be described as basic and useful, the 2012 Kia Soul stands out from the economy-car herd with its design. Read review
Specs: Wagon, ! 4dr, Gas
The Bottom Line: With three rows of seating, the 2010 Lincoln MKT is a big, powerful cruiser capable of carrying many people in high-tech comfort. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon boasts a very practical body style along with a modern cabin tech suite, but the power train doesn't take advantage of recent efficiency innovations. Read review
Specs: Coupe, Gas
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