The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Ford's chosen to unveil it's new compact at Mobile World Congress, a week ahead of the big auto show in Geneva. It packs better tech inside, new driver aids, and a subtly revised exterior.
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Updates for the company's latest X-series compact also include Wi-Fi and a better LCD.
A very rewarding car to drive, the 2013 Ford Focus ST will satisfy enthusiasts on weekend runs and the daily commute, but the cabin tech is a mixed bag, with the excellence of Sync offset by the navigation system interface.
The iPhone and iPad accessory camera lens maker finally gives an Android smartphone some love, redesigning its mounting clip for two of Samsung's top smartphones.
Its short driving range and long recharge times limit the suitability of the 2012 Ford Focus Electric to some specific lifestyles, but it is a very high-tech car that should delight early adopter types.
The 2012 Ford Focus Sedan SE is a good value, delivering simple yet effective cabin tech and efficient performance without lots of distracting frills.
Bolstered by a brilliant display and strong hardware specs, the Samsung Focus S is arguably the best Windows Phone ever released.
The Samsung Focus Flash offers excellent value for its modest price, with a zippy 1.4GHz processor, two cameras, and a vivid screen, though the screen's smallish size and the phone's middling call quality are detractions.
After a long wait, Sony brings the the A77 into parity with the rest of its class.
Although the 2012 Ford Focus has some quirks, it is a comfortable everyday kind of car that gets very good fuel economy and offers a full range of cabin tech.