The 2014 Volkswagen Passat competes well in its segment for driving character and fuel economy, and checks off the right boxes for cabin tech, but falls short on driver-assistance features.
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
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The smooth and quiet Buick Enclave Premium is well equipped with new tech and safety features, but doesn't feel as luxurious as its price tag indicates.
Choose the spartan 2013 Subaru BRZ Premium if you're looking for a fantastic driver's car that carves corners with unmatched precision, but steer clear if cabin tech and "premium" comfort top your list of requirements.
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There is a charm to the 2014 Toyota 4Runner's simplicity, but this truckish SUV sacrifices much of its daily driver refinement in the pursuit of occasional off-road excursions.
The 2013 Acura ILX offers everything that's great about the Honda Civic in a more luxurious form, but it doesn't really fix any of its tech shortcomings and is probably a bit too expensive.
It marks the first time a company has been able to offer a bundle of television and wireless service throughout the nation.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT looks very cool and churns out tons of power, yet its reasonable fuel economy, easy driving manners, and useful cabin tech make it a fun daily driver.
A worthy peer to speakers by Bose and Jawbone, the Sony SRS-BTX500 is one of the best premium portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy.
This high-end 13-inch laptop adds better battery life and faster performance, but doesn't upgrade its design.