Cars:

Best Affordable Tech Cars of 2016

Updated

When a car costs $100,000, you expect a cabin filled with the latest gadgets. The trick is getting good cabin tech in an affordable car, the kind that most people drive. We're very impressed when we see a navigation system in a car that costs less than $30,000. Good stereos make an appearance at many different price ranges. Sure, these cars often won't have all the tech you could want, but a few quality components make them true tech cars.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

A few quirks aside, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited has grown up and now boasts a broader appeal to go with its value, but some of the upstart spark has gone missing.

3.5 stars Very good

2015 Chrysler 200 sedan

The 2015 Chrysler 200C is a dramatic improvement over the previous model year, boasting much better tech and amenities than similarly priced premium competition.

3.5 stars Very good

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

With solid cabin tech, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel competes well with compact sedans and gets stellar fuel economy, but high initial cost and the price of diesel eat into the savings.

3.5 stars Very good

2014 Kia Soul

Kia once again proves that it really understands its audience, delivering a 2014 Soul "!" that offers just the right amount of tech, comfort, and performance at just the right price.

3.5 stars Very good

2015 Subaru Legacy

The 2015 Subaru Legacy makes for a comfortable and capable midsize sedan, handling day-to-day driving with ease, then adding unique features such as all-wheel-drive that set it a cut above the competition.

3 stars Good

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Like other electric cars, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV offers limited usage scenarios due to its range, but its drivetrain is ultraefficient and surprisingly powerful.

3.5 stars Very good