The outlook: The substantial amount of tech Chevrolet put into the Stingray succeeds in making it a better car, without getting in the way of the driving experience. In fact, the tech, cabin appointments, and body design make it as desirable as models from Ferrari and Lamborghini, at the considerably lower price point of just over 50 grand.
The outlook: At the top of the newly announced 2014 Cadillac CTS lineup is the 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine of the CTS Vsport trim level. Output from this direct-injected mill is stated at 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. And 0-60 comes in just 4.6 seconds. Take it easy and this configuration will also return 17 city mpg and 25 highway mpg.
2014 Hyundai Equus
Availability: September 2013
The outlook: With an air suspension, rear-wheel drive, and a 5-liter V-8, the Hyundai Equus bats in the big leagues. It doesn't stint on the tech features, though, showing new strides for Hyundai.
The outlook: A head-up display adds a bit of drama to the driving experience, but more importantly it adds a bit of safety as well. By putting speed, navigation, and turn information in the driver's line of sight, the Garmin HUD allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road.