This one's going to be a little hard to swallow for some people, but Hyundai makes a $60,000 car and it's a contender. Going after the S Class and LS, the Equus gives you all the tech you need and serious luxury. Reminds us of the way the Lexus LS shook things up in 1990. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
Who asked Porsche to build a hybrid version of the Cayenne? You, or your government? Or are hybrids just so fashionable the Porsche can't help itself? Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check out the tech.
(You can read the full CNET review of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid here.)
The MDX is Acura's big boy. It has a lot of tech, both in the cabin and underneath, though you might find it a stretch to consider it the sports vehicle Acura positions it as. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check out the tech.
(You can also read the full CNET review of the 2011 Acura MDX here.)
I generally like Minis (even though I've tired of the Roger Rabbit interior), but the Countryman just takes the formula one step too far for me. I'll take you for a ride, check the tech, and run into a surprising problem along the way!
(You can also read the full CNET review of the Mini Cooper Countryman here.)
Wow, where did this car come from? Audi's new A7 has audacious styling, cutting-edge technology, and great performance you can use every day. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
(Read the full CNET review of the 2012 Audi A7 to see why we gave it an Editors' Choice.)
Tires, oil, brakes, and gas are just about the only common service items left on modern cars, and of those the tires are the ones most people understand the least. The sides of a modern tire are covered in tech specs that tell you exactly what you're buying--if you know how to read them. Brian Cooley shows you how.
The Honda Civic is new for 2012, but don't expect massive changes. Body styling has evolved and so has the screen-based tech inside the car, much to our overdue delight. Brian Cooley takes you for a walk around the new 2012 Civic to check the tech.
The new Ford Focus is a completely different car than what you are imagining right now. It descends clearly from the Euro/Global Focus the rest of the world has been quite fond of and there's plenty of reason for the U.S. to fawn as well. But it's not perfect. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
(You can also read CNET's full review of the 2012 Ford Focus.)
Last time we drove the TL, it had a huge proboscis and a tasty six-speed manual. Now both have changed, along with a few bits of cabin tech. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive in the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD to check the tech.
The X3 is all-new, more like an X5 in size, and now with the goodness of Google baked right in! Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
(You can also read CNET's full review of the 2011 BMW X3)