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 boxy 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD is not for everyone, but it's worth a look if you're in the market for a big vehicle with big space and plenty of available cabin tech.
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is mostly a very average car, suitable for its segment, but offers a stand-out audio system and exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition.
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Optioned up right, the 2010 Ford Flex SEL with EcoBoost impresses as a tech cruiser, and can haul around plenty of people or cargo in unique style.
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This Ford's squared-off, boxy aesthetic may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you're searching for lots of available tech with a lot of available cargo room, the Flex merits a second look.
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CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 Ford Flex SEL with EcoBoost.