The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Although a bit archaic in its power-train hardware, the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 features modern cabin electronics and full-size sedan comfort.
A very practical and easy-to-drive vehicle, the 2012 Honda CR-V shows off a few tech highlights, but is mostly content to rest on its laurels.
Mercedes-Benz bolsters its reputation for luxury with the 2012 CLS550. A powerful and efficient engine propels this sleek ride, and there are a number of advanced driver-assistance features.
The 2012 Honda CR-V moves upscale while once again staking out the bottom of the line.
Honda updated its CR-V small SUV for 2012, giving it a new exterior look and including some convenient interior features. But the engine and transmission remain unchanged.
The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.
Excellent fuel economy and a large, airy cabin make the 2012 Toyota Prius v a very practical choice for families, and new electronics give it a modern tech edge.
Although an eminently practical vehicle, Honda seems loath to push many boundaries for the CR-V's 2012 update.
CNET takes on the onerous job of driving and riding in the 2012 Bentley Mulsanne, a flagship sedan with iPads for the rear-seat passengers.
The Power Practical PowerPot V is a useful gadget for connected outdoor-types, and $149 seems like a fair price for anywhere charging capability -- whether you're camping under the stars or hanging out at home during a power outage.