The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Although not an engaging car to drive, the 2014 Lexus GS 450h delivers comfort and an easy driving character, while delivering excellent fuel economy.
The 2014 Lexus RX 450h isn't a sexy choice, but it is a strong performer and a comfortable luxury cruiser with one of the quietest power trains in its class.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost gets extraordinary fuel economy, but the skill required to drive it and the limited options available will limit its appeal.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid looks good and can be had with very advanced driver assistance features, but buyers should be aware of Ford's revised fuel economy average of 42 mpg.
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Volkswagen's new hybrid system in the 2013 Jetta is a winner, delivering good driving characteristics and excellent fuel economy, but the cabin tech lacks features for a car in this price range.
While its electronics may lack a signature Nissan look, the Altima offers modern and convenient features, such as Google search for navigation.
When optioned well, the 2014 BMW 428i achieves an excellent balance between being an exciting sports car and an everyday driver with modern, connected tech, and it looks good doing it.
Simply plug the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant into almost any car to get automatic fuel economy monitoring, app-powered coaching towards more mpgs, and emergency crash response.
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.