Pretty, brisk and such great value, the IS350 is so much fun, yet reassuringly comfortable to be in and steer that it (almost) banished our desire for a more up-to-date entertainment and nav system.
Typical price: $81,300.00
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
If you can live with the small boot and hampered load space, and do without visceral driving thrills, the Camry Hybrid rewards patient drivers with good fuel economy and large car space.
Typical price: $39,990.00
There are plenty of exceptionally engineered luxury sedans out there, but few that manage to make every ride or drive an event; the XJ is one of them.
Typical price: $198,800.00
With plenty of smart features and a thoughtful design, this washer made an impression at IFA
Quiet, plush and with enough gadgets on-board — Remote Touch is nice, but where's the hard disk nav and USB folks? — the RX should please most drivers, but it's more of a passenger's car.
Typical price: $97,500.00
Anouk Wipprecht, a maven of fashion that incorporates tech, has designed a series of dresses based on the technology and design of the new Audi A4.
Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class offers an excellent luxury driving experience, while the new hybrid drivetrain adds economy and limited pure electric driving.
What the IS250 lacks in badge snobbery, it makes up for in good looks, rock-solid quality, neat handling and serenity enough to becalm a frazzled monk. While stuffed with tech, it isn't quite as up-to-date as we'd have liked.
Typical price: $80,990.00
Ford's top-trim F-150 matches luxurious amenities with a new lightweight aluminum body.
Put some bling between your feet with a self-balancing electric Segwheel covered in the shiniest gold imaginable.