The 2015 Honda CR-V makes modest improvements to efficiency, safety and tech across the board, but faces very stiff competition from younger challengers.
Small improvements to power, performance, and tech keep us charmed by the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, but buggy, limited cabin tech continues to annoy.
In features and driving character, the 2014 Mazda3 punches way above its humble economy-class roots, although a few bugs suggest the cabin tech needs refinement.
The 2014 Mazda6 i Grand Touring outshines much of the competition in the battle for your midsize sedan dollars, hitting most of the right marks, but some of its luster is dulled by the more powerful and efficient turbo-diesel and i-ELOOP models just around the corner.
New styling, lightweight construction, and a thrifty little engine all come together to make the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring a great little urban crossover, but more polished cabin tech would make it an exceptional one.
The 2011 Mazda2 fails miserably as a tech car, lacking even a Bluetooth phone system or a USB port, but it can be kind of fun to drive.
The 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite combines easy drivability with a very advanced rear-seat entertainment system, making for an excellent multiuse family hauler.
The third generation Nest Learning Thermostat boasts a design overhaul, complete with a larger, sharper display and a slimmer profile.
There are some definite cabin tech deficiencies in the 2012 Mazda3 i Grand Touring, but its good gas mileage makes it a very practical everyday driver.
The Edyn Garden Sensor watches over your plants and sends you notifications when it's time to take action.