New cars are not simple. They're beginning to look and act more like electronics than basic transportation. Even basic commuter cars available for under $20,000 now boast high-resolution touchscreens with advanced smartphone connectivity and a host of cameras that feed systems that can steer away from obstacles or apply the brakes to avoid a collision.
Collectively, The Car Connection's editorial team has put countless miles on every new car on the market. But our evaluations are about more than just seat time: we've poked, we've prodded, we've pushed buttons, and we've played with advanced features in an effort to determine what features work, what features don't, and what features fall in between.
Read along for a look at some of our favorites. They range from simple reminders designed to make our lives easier to major steps on the road toward self-driving cars.