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
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: Dodge gives the 2013 Dart an excellent cabin tech suite, impressive for a compact car, but uneven acceleration makes the 1.4-liter engine upgrade a questionable choice. Read review
Specs: Sedan, SE, Gas
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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 2013 Lexus GS 450h is a tech tour de force, getting outrageously good fuel economy for this class of car with its hybrid drive system, and giving drivers the convenience of popular apps integrated with the cabin electronics. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2011 BMW 740i proves that you don't need a V-8 in an executive sedan. It offers first-rate cabin electronics and driver assistance features, and preserves BMW's sports car reputation. Read review
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 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
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: 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 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: 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: 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: A really beautiful sedan, the 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 Sport returns decent fuel economy and a comfortable ride, but the cutting-edge cabin tech has a few faults, and the car is pricey. Read review
Specs: Sedan, VR6, Gas
The Bottom Line: Even with more power and great handling, the 2010 Acura TSX V-6 desperately needs a cabin tech upgrade if it's to remain relevant. Read review
The Bottom Line: The 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara's main virtue is its four-wheel-drive system, which gives it some off-road capability, and the integrated Garmin GPS keeps it from being a total tech wash-out. Read review
Specs: SUV, 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: Although a tech powerhouse, in some ways the hybrid system in the 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 feels like a novelty. It adds power and fuel efficiency, but also adds quirks to everyday driving. Cutting-edge cabin tech features are available in all 7-series models. 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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