The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Because of its size, the 2014 Scion iQ makes for an exceptional city car, and its cabin electronics will satisfy most, but put it at the bottom of the list as a long-distance road trip car.
How does the new Scion iQ compare to other small cars like the Fiat 500 or the Smart Fortwo? CNET's Brian Cooley takes out the tiny car for a test drive and checks the tech.
At a little over 10 feet long, the iQ is one of the most parkable cars around, and even offers a rear seat, but a short wheelbase makes for a quirky ride.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is a fun sports car, excellent in the turns but lacking big thrust, while the cabin tech upgrade looks intriguing for iPhone users.
Every year, Scion releases a special edition of one of its vehicles. This year is the boxy xB's turn.
With its compact size, the 2012 Scion iQ is excellent for cities, offering easy parking and good drivability. But harsh engine noise will make longer trips uncomfortable.
Although it has a striking design and is an easy driver, the 2011 Scion xB lags far behind tech trends in both its power train and its cabin electronics.
The 2011 Scion tC's tech, both cabin and drive train, lags behind similarly priced competition, but the car is a solid platform to upgrade.
Although Scion offers some interesting options for the 2010 xD, the car's aftermarket friendliness suggests getting a base model and customizing it with aftermarket tech.
The FR-S was Scion's darling of the 2012 SEMA Show, but this year the 2014 tC takes center stage with three custom examples going head-to-head in a tuner challenge.