Cars:

Best Luxury Tech Cars of 2014

Updated

Beyond using fine cabin materials and featuring sublime styling, luxury cars ease the lives of their owners by taking care of the small details. A luxury car should turn on its own headlights when it's dark, unlock its doors when its owner approaches, and remember the preferred seating position for its owner. These cars feature excellent navigation systems and stereos that produce heavenly sounds. With voice command systems, most of these cars listen when you speak to them.

2015 Kia K900

The 2015 Kia K900 comes in at a cut-rate price for a big sedan, and offers a few very nice amenities, but ride quality doesn't come up to the class for which this sedan strives.

3.5 stars Very good

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive E

Though its standard cabin tech is a mixed bag, the 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive E boasts loads of available safety features and one of the most complex and entertaining powertrains in this class.

4 stars Excellent

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible

With wide haunches and a deep, throaty exhaust note, the Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible comes off as a muscle car for the wealthy.

2014 BMW 535d

Despite some very minor quibbles, the 2014 BMW 535d xDrive delivers exceptional quality and feature content on all fronts, from online cabin tech to fuel economy to driving satisfaction.

4.5 stars Outstanding BMW 535d xDrive proves diesels can be sport drivers

2014 Jaguar XJR

Despite being a big, performance-oriented sedan, the 2014 Jaguar XJR acts as gentle as a kitten when driven around town, but cabin electronics don't push any tech boundaries.

3.5 stars Very good

2014 Lexus GS 450h

Although not an engaging car to drive, the 2014 Lexus GS 450h delivers comfort and an easy driving character, while delivering excellent fuel economy.

3.5 stars Very good

2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4

The 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 is a more approachable, affordable Maserati, but at this price point it both loses a bit of its mystique, and faces some very stiff competition.

3.5 stars Very good

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet is an extraordinarily comfortable car, and offers cutting-edge driver-assistance features, but cabin electronics are in need of some refinement.

3.5 stars Very good

Luxury, performance, and the most future-forward driving experience.

2014 Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S not only looks good, it drives exceedingly well while running with electric efficiency, but we would like to see more of the driver-assistance features found on comparably priced cars.

4.5 stars Outstanding Tesla Model S takes driving to the 21st century