The Bottom Line: The 2011 Kia Optima SX makes the midsize sedan interesting through fine cabin appointments, plenty of power, and unique exterior styling. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Gas
The Bottom Line: Although a bit archaic in its power-train hardware, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 features modern cabin electronics and full-size sedan comfort. Read review
Specs: Sedan, SRT8, Gas
The Bottom Line: The larger, more powerful 2011 Kia Optima EX has grown into a serious challenger in the midsize sedan market with a high level of cabin appointments at a relatively low price. Read review
Specs: Sedan, EX, Gas
The Bottom Line: The 2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport's performance upgrades don't transform it into a sports car, but add a sporty edge to the luxury sedan's already good cabin and comfort tech offerings. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Base, Gas
The Bottom Line: With excellent fuel economy, a comfortable interior, and really excellent cabin tech, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid makes for a near perfect commuter car and general transportation. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: The 2012 Infiniti M35h pushes the envelope with its hybrid system and its driver assistance features, making for one of the most economical luxury sedans, without sacrificing power. Read review
Specs: sedan, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is mostly a very average car, suitable for its segment, but offers a stand-out audio system and exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2011 Buick Regal CXL is a handsome ride that offers many of the tech features we like, but an odd cabin control scheme and uninspiring power train hamper our recommendation. Read review
The Bottom Line: A luxury car with some sport pretensions, the 2011 Lexus IS 350 is very satisfying to drive, but suffers from a couple of cabin tech glitches. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2010 Porsche Panamera delivers a spectacular driving experience in a surprisingly practical car, while modern cabin tech satisfies navigation and entertainment. Read review
The Bottom Line: With a price around $30,000 and fuel economy around 30 mpg, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse represents luxury at a discount, but it still needs work on its cabin electronics integration. Read review
The Bottom Line: With an apparent focus on keeping its price low, Nissan made very little tech available in the 2012 Versa SV. It offers some basics, but competitors in this segment have more robust electronics. Read review
Specs: Sedan, SV, Gas
The Bottom Line: The 2013 Acura ILX offers everything that's great about the Honda Civic in a more luxurious form, but it doesn't really fix any of its tech shortcomings and is probably a bit too expensive. Read review
Specs: Sedan, w/Premium, Gas
The Bottom Line: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco comes off as a bit light on cabin tech, but its high mileage and good driving character make it a practical choice. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ turbo is a competent driver with good fuel economy, but its cabin tech falls behind the compact-car competition. Read review
Specs: Sedan, LTZ, Gas
The Bottom Line: The big, comfortable 2012 Hyundai Azera packs more standard tech and amenities than many of its "fully loaded" competitors. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2010 Mazda6 is a thoroughly average car in a boring segment, but a couple of tech features keep it from total mediocrity. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2009 BMW 750Li delivers impressive tech features on all fronts, helping justify its high price. It offers the best cabin tech package among its competitors. Read review
Specs: Sedan, 750Li, Gas
The Bottom Line: The 2010 Lincoln MKS is quite a tech cruiser, with features that will thrill any gadget lover while traveling in comfort. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO combines an impressively fast, cutting-edge engine with cabin tech that is still ahead of the competition--even after appearing in Ford cars for a year already. Read review
The Bottom Line: Acura's first hybrid is a premium compact car that promises 38 mpg, but its Honda Civic roots show through a little too clearly. Read review
Specs: sedan, wtechnology-package, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: CNET takes on the onerous job of driving and riding in the 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, a flagship sedan with iPads for the rear-seat passengers. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2009 Audi Q5, in Prestige trim, offers some of the best tech of any small SUV, along with incredible road performance. Read review
Specs: SUV, Gas
The Bottom Line: A sporty-looking car, the 2011 Ford Fiesta's small size makes it good for urban areas, and it boasts excellent compatibility with personal electronics. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid's green tech and driver aids boost efficiency without greatly compromising performance or comfort. Read review
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