The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
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.
Although not an engaging car to drive, the 2014 Lexus GS 450h delivers comfort and an easy driving character, while delivering excellent fuel economy.
In features and driving character, the 2014 Mazda3 punches way above its humble economy-class roots, although a few bugs suggest the cabin tech needs refinement.
During the course of our testing, the Bully Dog WatchDog proved to be alternately simple enough for a novice to use and complex enough for our car geek tastes. It'll help you boost your fuel economy within reasonable limits, but don't expect it to be an mpg magic bullet.
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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.
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The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid looks good and can be had with very advanced driver assistance features, but buyers should expect fuel economy averaging around 40 mpg instead of the 47 mpg EPA test number.
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.
The 2013 Lexus ES 300h is a solid option for drivers looking for a premium hybrid. Unfortunately, its cousin -- the 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid -- is just as good, but a much better value.