Let’s face it, there is more to driving a car today than just moving a steering wheel. The modern customer wants great mpg, a cool design, and something he can afford.
But one of the biggest questions always is “what are the special features.” MSN recently did a study, and found that the Ford Fiesta, Honda Odyssey and Kia Optima rank among the 2012 “Cars with the Best Tech.”
MSN says it chose the 2012 Fiesta SEL because of the SYNC technology. Free for the first three years, SYNC works to make your car a cell phone, by paring with the Bluetooth. You can then make calls, and the car will even read your text messages. MSN also praised Ford for making one of the “cheapest vehicles to own,” one of the most tech-friendly.
MSN choose the Odyssey because it is the only minivan with an HDMI hookup, allowing you watch Hi-Definition Blue-Ray movies on the long road trip. They gave it big points for the rear backup camera.
The Kia Optima made the list thanks to the UVO system — a voice activated system that works alongside a touch screen center console. The Optima also comes standard with an iPod cable, and what MSN calls “one of the best low cost premium sound systems.” It also received high marks for its available heated seats and HD radio options.
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