2016 Audi TT roadster
Although pricey, Audi gives the 2016 TT Roadster almost too many high points, delivering a fun weekend driver with the addition of open-top views coupled with a truly innovative electronics interface that will become second-nature for owners.
2016 Hyundai Tucson
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson has a lot to recommend it, just not in this trim.
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2016 Audi Q3
Audi's Q3 boasts excellent tech and a premium feel, but the newer competition has raised the bar, edging out the Audi for performance, cabin space, and efficiency.
2016 Ford Escape
The 2016 Ford Escape exhibits all the practicality of a small SUV and offers an excellent driving experience, with get-in-and-go ease. The new Sync 3 infotainment system responds as well as any tablet or smartphone, and its AppLink feature promises interesting future capabilities from third-party developers.
2015 Lincoln Navigator
Many of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator's high points can be had in its platform-mate, the Ford Expedition, at a lower price, while its bid for luxury status falls short due to bumpy ride quality.
2015 Ford Transit 150 XLT
Half of the fun of the Ford Transit van is dreaming up cool things to do with the reconfigurable chassis and options. As presented here, the Transit 150 XLT is fairly well equipped to be a workhorse people and cargo carrier, but techie van fans will want to scope a 2016 model with Sync 3 infotainment.
2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack
The 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack and its sibling variants maintain Dodge's muscle-car legacy through historical reference and raw power, yet contain enough tech features for modern practicality, if not good fuel economy.
2015 Ford Flex
The 2015 Ford Flex is the missing link between wagons and SUVs, with loads of volume and a car-like ride. Aging tech, however, makes the upper reaches of its price range feel like a big pill to swallow.
2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD
The 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali adds a few high-tech perks to its old-school work truck frame, helping with navigation and collision avoidance, but the highlight here remains pulling power and load capability.
2015 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport
This is a car that sounds and looks good enough to almost make you forget its other shortcomings. Those looking to buy will do so with their hearts, not their minds.
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