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As someone born around the turn of the century, it’s been a wild ride so far. I’ve had front row seats to how rapidly the world has changed. This is especially true of the past two decades. We moved from DSL faster and more affordable internet options likeSpectrum packages. We moved from basic GameBoy games to high-quality graphics on PS4 or Xbox. We don’t even watch Spectrum TV the same way, thanks to streaming services. So is it any surprise that technology has trickled down into cars as well?
Tech Has Created Faster, Smarter, and Safer Cars
When I was growing up, my dad bought an old Ford Mustang convertible. It was a very old car, but it still ran, and it ran well. I think that was the first time I realized I really loved cars. I learned to drive just so I could take the Mustang out for a spin. It was a clunky car from an analog era long gone. The car I own today is a Toyota Prius. The difference just a few decades have made in vehicles is astonishing.
Back in the day, a car with a parking assist system and 4-wheel disc brakes was considered a technical marvel. But compared to even the most basic modern vehicles, those cars are dinosaurs. And the technology they used is virtually prehistoric. That does not mean those cars were no good. They were amazing vehicles for their time. But modern cars are just better. Not to mention cheaper in terms of tech value for money. Don’t believe me? Here is a list of the 5 best road cars in 2020 with the best technology for everyday use. Fair warning! Don’t expect to see growling V12 engines and flared exhaust systems on this list. The cars discussed here are road cars that come with the best driving technology. Without further ado, let’s begin:
BMW 7 Series 2020
Hardly anyone needs an introduction to BMW. Based in Bavaria, Germany, BMW has dominated the car scene forever. The company began operations in March 1916. Since then, it has consistently put out some of the best vehicles on the road. Whether you’re looking to buy a sporty roadster or a dignified gentleman’s ride, BMW offers a range of vehicles. SUVs, sedans, performance cars, even electric vehicles. But one BMW series has stood taller than even the rest of its high-quality products: the 7 Series.
The 7 Series may have the form of a sedan, but it couldn’t be more different in function. It has sculpted and aggressive styling all over the body. But at the same time, it offers the comfort you’d expect in a Rolls Royce or a Bentley. That’s because the 7 Series utilizes modern tech to offer the best driving experience. The 2020 version is no different. It has a number of exciting features, including:
- 2 roof windows.
- Ambient LED interior lighting.
- In-car Wi-Fi network.
- 4 10-Inch infotainment screens.
- Heated seats.
- Heated steering wheel.
- Heated mirror.
- 16 HK speakers.
Tesla Model S
Elon Musk’s crazy brainchild Tesla has delivered the impossible. That’s only appropriate considering the brilliant mind the company gets its name from. Electric vehicles changed forever when Tesla unveiled the hotly-anticipated Model S. Of course, we all know the Model S as one of the first road-legal vehicles with autonomous driving. The car also possesses several other advanced features like smart lane-assist, speed control, and automatic braking systems. If you need another reason to invest in a Tesla Model S, here are several:
- Smart hydraulic suspension.
- Supercharged motor.
- No internal combustion engine.
- Smartphone app control.
Korean car manufacturer Hyundai grabs the 3rd spot on the list with the 2020 Sonata. Over the past decade, the Sonata has proven to be a good fit for the American market. It’s fast, it looks great, and it consumes a lot less fuel than many American-made vehicles. The Sonata is an exciting toy, powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC engine. With just 180 horsepower, you probably won’t be beating any land speed records. But it’s still a fun engine given the responsiveness and performance you get out of a sedan. Other than the aggressive front end and styling, the Sonata also features:
- Approx 50 MPG in cities.
- Up to 54 MPG on highways.
- NFC supported key and app.
- 8-inch central infotainment screen.
- Auto-braking and stability control system.
- Read cameras.
Mercedes-Benz S Class
Of course, BMW isn’t the only car manufacturer of note in Germany. The company has always had a fierce rival in Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes has a rich pedigree of making both road cars as well as performance cars for track races. The company was a fierce competitor in events like the Le Mans up until the 1955 disaster. A tragic collision resulted in the deaths of nearly 80 spectators. After the incident, Mercedes withdrew completely from Le Mans. Instead, it began focusing on Formula One and Formula 3 racing. But all that only added to the company’s ability to manufacture the absolute gold standard in roadgoing motor vehicles.
The S Class has long been a symbol of luxury and status. The luxury sedan is a bright jewel in the Mercedes crown. The 2020 version, like older ones, is built around the same lines. It is luxury personified. The car has several advanced functions like object detection and lane control. It also features:
- In-car Wi-Fi.
- Smart fell-to-fade lighting.
- Braking assist.
- Driver distraction alert.
- Smart suspension control.
- Advanced smart parking.
Modern car features are constantly evolving. The idea is to use data to help improve and optimize driving experiences. Of course, manufacturers also pay attention to passengers, not just drivers. The in-car Wi-Fi features and extra screens ensure passengers don’t get bored on long drives without a Spectrum internet plan. But by far, driving a modern car such as the ones above is easier, cheaper, and safer than ever. That’s not to mention improved manufacturing processes that make these vehicles more affordable than ever.