2016 Lincoln MKX
The 2016 Lincoln MKX is a solid upgrade over last year's model, but we'd wait until Lincoln updates its dashboard tech.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class Hybrid
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Hybrid adds reasonable fuel economy and a few miles of pure electric driving to an already extraordinarily comfortable, capable and high-tech luxury sedan, brought down only by slow-to-connect onboard data.
2016 Acura MDX
The 2016 Acura MDX fits a useful niche, offering a choice between seven passenger or ample cargo capacity good for those who only occasionally need either. Its high-tech highlights are a bit quirky, though, and may be too much to satisfy some drivers.
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is insane and the fastest, loudest model in the automaker's history, but it's not the best buy for a high-performance SUV.
2015 Ford Edge
Redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Ford Edge is a classy-looking crossover with cabin materials that elevate it into premium territory. Engine choices and ride quality emphasize practicality, making it a top crossover if you can ignore the fussy infotainment interface.
2015 Honda Civic Si sedan
The 2015 Honda Civic Si's new HondaLink tech is flawed, but still slightly better than the competition's. However, its performance is starting to lag behind the younger, more powerful models.
2016 Acura ILX
The 2016 Acura ILX undercuts other comparably-equipped premium cars in price, and while it offers some impressive cutting edge features, falls down in overall driving quality.
2015 Ford Mustang
The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is not only an excellent and powerful entrant to a historic model line, but also a very fine example of a modern sports coupe, leaving out cabin electronics that fall behind the competition.
2015 Honda CR-V
The 2015 Honda CR-V makes modest improvements to efficiency, safety and tech across the board, but faces very stiff competition from younger challengers.
2016 Nissan GT-R
Nissan's GT-R is an icon, but one that's definitely in need of a refresh.
2015 Ford F-150
The 2015 Ford F-150 continues to evolve and refine itself with new aluminum construction, a smart EcoBoost engine and luxurious amenities, but we'd advise waiting until the 2016 model year when the new Sync 3 tech arrives.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe
With its stunning looks, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe sets a new bar for driving comfort, yet can also handle twisty roads with confidence and power. While it carves a path toward the self-driving car of the future, its Internet features let it down.
2015 BMW M5
The 2015 BMW M5 tries to be all things to all drivers: comfortable, configurable, and brutally fast. With the aid of a lot of expensive technology, it delivers on nearly all fronts.
2015 Volkswagen Golf R
It's a pricey upgrade over the already excellent GTI, but the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R packs the power and all-wheel drive performance to rival Subaru's WRX STI.
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
The 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 represents the apex of Mercedes-Benz opulence and technology for those who can afford it's astronomical asking price.
2015 BMW X5 M
The 2015 BMW X5 M seems to defy physics with its performance technology, letting it take turns at tremendous speed, but the sports focus of this SUV takes away some of its practicality.
2016 Volvo XC90
The 2016 Volvo XC90 takes aim at German luxury and hits its mark with well thought-out Sensus Connect tech, clever amenities and Swedish style.
2015 Dodge Charger R/T
The midtier 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track is the Goldilocks of the available trim levels, blending a unique driving experience with excellent tech, comfort and value.
2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD
The smooth and quiet 2015 Jaguar XJL makes driver and passenger comfort its top priority. This luxury sedan and its tech may be aging, but they're doing so gracefully.
2015 Mini Cooper S 4-Door
Larger, with more doors and a more powerful engine, the 2015 Mini Cooper S, in 4-Door trim, broadens its appeal while retaining its unique looks -- but tread carefully on the option sheet as the price can get very high.
2015 Lexus LS 460 sedan
Big on comfort and just plain large, the 2015 Lexus LS 460L continues to define the brand and proves to be an equal to the German luxury competition.
2015 Chevrolet Trax
The simple, savvy 2015 Chevrolet Trax sets only modest expectations, but it meets them handily while presenting a significant price advantage over competing models.
2016 Kia Sorento
Among the many crossovers available, the 2016 Kia Sorento appears more tech-forward than most, with an advanced engine, driver assist features and app integration, but a few configuration requirements might turn potential buyers away.
2015 Kia Sedona
The 2015 Kia Sedona competes well with other minivans for ease of driving and fuel economy, and shines for its suite of driver assistance features, but look elsewhere if you want a full-featured built-in rear-seat entertainment system.
2015 Subaru BRZ
The 2015 Subaru BRZ is an outstanding sports coupe for drivers who value handling prowess over outright power, but for the money there are so many compelling alternatives.
2015 Toyota Camry
The 2015 Toyota Camry features significant upgrades in connected cabin electronics and driver assistance features -- all worthwhile options -- but Toyota hasn't moved the needle on its gasoline engine options over the previous generation.
2015 Jaguar XF
The 2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 Sport is a no-frills take on the modern sport sedan. Drivers looking for the latest tech should look to competing models or wait for next year's redesign.
2015 Lexus RC 350
The 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport looks like a boy racer, but it has the soul (and slightly soft performance) of a grand tourer.
2015 Tesla Model S P85D
With ridiculous acceleration, the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D serves as an excellent example of the potential for electric cars and boasts updates that make it compare well feature-for-feature with competitive luxury cars, but most buyers should consider the Model S 85D, trading acceleration for longer range.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a good-looking and capable entrant in the compact SUV segment with an impressive array of driver assistance tech available, but its ride quality falls short of its premium price.