Cooley On Cars
Top 5: Cheap connected carsCars that have connected tech in the dash and cost between $14,500 and $26'500, CNET Style.
BMW, Audi, Lexus and Tesla are well known for their connected tech. They better be at those prices. But what about normal people? Are they stuck with an iPod cable and a CD changer? Oh no. IÃ?m B.C. with my Top 5 Cheap Connected Cars: Cars that have connected tech in the dash and cost between the mid $14Ã?s to mid to$26Ã?s CNET Style. 5. Scion FR-S. The priciest car on our list and limited apps, but far and away the most capable on the road. Get the Bespoke head unit upgrade you can view Facebook timelines, update FB, post tweets and DMÃ?s and other things that will make it a flat race to see who lives longer: You or your lease. Yelp is in there as well and CNET Style this guy is about $26,1004. 2014 Kia Soul. The newest on our list and one of the car cars with Android in the dash. Will let you split the screen across two apps at once. ItÃ?s also got the Android web browser, though not while youÃ?re moving, of course. All of this will either be hot or just a hot mess of gimmickry, so I keep it down here at #4 until I get my hands on one. IÃ?m guessing as little as $21,000 CNET Style. 3. 2013 Chevy Spark. Once people stop pointing, you get the last laugh: Properly configured your Spark can have Apple Siri integration - a frist -, BringGo connected navigation on the dash via a phone app...and nice TuneIn support so you can be among the first generation with no idea what a car radio antenna is. ThereÃ?s also support for the OnStar app to remotely lock and find your little car in case someone set a box in front of it. About $14,500.2. Prius C. We give this guy an EC because its one all around fun-running, fuel-sipping internet-connecting sombitch and our listÃ?s only hybrid. When you option it up with Entune, you get a handful of well-known apps all clouded loaded by Toyota as a batch. No fiddling around loading a tweaking each one. Just use Ã?em. And works right with a slew of smartphones. About $23,400 CNET Style. 1. 2013 Ford Fiesta Now, this car doesnÃ?t even OFFER the hot mess that is MyFord Touch. It just uses good old SYNC and in the process rolls up an industry crushing total of 39 apps - and counting. Ford just became the first car company -- beating GM only by hours, admittedly -- to open up its platform to developers, so the Fiesta should remain His Connectedness for a long time. A Fiesta trimmed up CNET Style with 39 apps and a sunroof wonÃ?t even hit 19 grand. Competition in this category if fierce, with imminent new offerings on the way from Honda, Kia and Chrysler so stay on top of CNETÃ?s unique car tech reviews at cars.cnet.com. IÃ?m Brian Cooley, thanks for watching.