It’s not just about the thunk of the car door or the roar of the engine anymore. It’s about the beep of the touch screen and that voice reading Facebook updates. High-tech amenities once were limited to the most luxurious vehicles. Now automakers realize that even value-priced cars need to be connected in order to lure shoppers, especially as smartphones become the center of our digital worlds. At the same time, the industry is getting seriously smart about safety. From adaptive cruise control to detecting pedestrians, your car now has your back in more ways than one. These are the top teched-out cars of 2013.
The 2013 Dart features Dodge’s Uconnect smartphone integration system, which allows you to make calls, listen to text messages and stream music from your Android or iOS device. Wi-Fi capabilities allow you to set up your own secure private network within the Dart, turning the car into a mobile hotspot with a 150-foot range.
Dodge also offers this sporty compact with a 7-inch reconfigurable digital instrument cluster. Options include navigation, standard speedometer, driving efficiency and vehicle status modes.