The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Among the stiff economy car competition, the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer SE sets itself apart only by its impressive all-wheel-drive system, a feature with limited appeal.
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.
Although its cabin and performance tech can best be described as basic and useful, the 2012 Kia Soul stands out from the economy-car herd with its design.
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.
Mercedes-Benz fits a Tesla battery pack to its 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, creating a comfortable driver with limited range.
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Fast and massive, the Seagate Backup Plus Desktop is an excellent backup drive for any USB 3.0-enabled computer or server.
The usefulness of connected features outweighs their hodgepodge organization in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i, and the mediocre fuel economy might be a price worth paying for the excellent driving dynamics.
The 2013 Lancer SE is the low-price leader when it comes to locking four-wheel drive.
The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
It's a stunner of a car that happens to seat four, though its beautiful interior is in dire need of a high-tech makeover.