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
Specs: Sedan, Gas
The Bottom Line: Although it does not push the tech envelope, the 2011 Hyundai Equus has a well-rounded set of features and comes in at an extremely low price for this segment. Read review
Specs: sedan, Gas
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: 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 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: 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 Lexus ES 350 serves no other purpose than to get four or five people from point A to point B in comfort, but some cabin tech quirks might annoy the driver. Read review
The Bottom Line: Strictly a luxury cruiser rather than a sport driver, the 2013 Cadillac XTS insulates you from the outside world while providing the latest in cabin tech. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Premium, Gas
The Bottom Line: The 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport packs good performance, decent fuel economy, and a high level of cabin tech into an unassuming package, making it a great value for the relatively low price. Read review
Specs: Sedan, SX4, 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: Firmly set as a luxury car (as opposed to a sports car), the 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS offers a suite of modern electronics and one of the better sound systems available in a vehicle. 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: 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: 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 2009 BMW 335d is an economical performance car with room for four people and cabin electronics that measure up with the latest and greatest. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Diesel
The Bottom Line: The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo falls short of my luxury sedan expectations, but good, turbocharged performance and accessible cabin technology keep this sporty sedan in the game. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Premium Group, Gas
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 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: 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: 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: 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 2011 Kia Optima SX makes the midsize sedan interesting through fine cabin appointments, plenty of power, and unique exterior styling. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid makes for a high-tech cruiser. It's a comfortable car with impressive body styling and useful cabin electronics. Read review
Specs: Sedan, Hybrid
The Bottom Line: The big, comfortable 2012 Hyundai Azera packs more standard tech and amenities than many of its "fully loaded" competitors. Read review
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