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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Guest Post: The Best High-Tech Cars of 2017

2017 has been a year of various tech improvements across several industries, including car manufacturing. Vehicles unveiled this year have been competing with one another via navigation features, cruise control settings, parking assistance and audio systems. 

Cars are not only getting safer and easier to drive but also more comfortable and user-friendly. We have handpicked the best high-tech cars of 2017 that got the best reviews and were in the news for months.

1. Tesla Model 3
The much anticipated and awaited Model 3 from Tesla does not seem to have disappointed customers. The car has a more affordable price point than the previous models and boasts a range of approximately 215 miles. This is a roomy midsize sedan that did not sacrifice comfort for the aesthetics. The standard battery starts at $35,000 and has a top speed of 130 mph. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The long range battery starts at $44,000 and will offer a range of approximately 310 miles. The top speed for this option is 140 mph, with the car being able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
Tesla S electric car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2k9xkbA)
The Model 3 has onboard maps and navigation and comes fully equipped with Wi-fi internet connectivity. It incorporates Bluetooth streaming and calling. It also comprises power adjustable side mirrors, a 12-volt power outlet and voice activated controls. Drivers can use remote climate control and keyless entry via the Tesla app. The vehicle is equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors responsible for safety such as automatic braking and collision avoidance. 

2. BMW 5 Series
The newest BMW is a midsize sedan thatwill sport a brand new cruise control system which boasts highly accurate precision. In addition, it will also comprise blind spot detection, autopilot mode, assist control for lane centering an integral active steering and side sonar function that allows for long distance driving with the driver keeping their hands on the wheels lightly. The new generation of BMW vehicles will have carbon fiber reinforcements.

3. Chevrolet Equinox
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox sports a 1.5 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine and a 6 speed automatic transmission. A stylish crossover SUV, the Equinox is fuel efficient and super roomy. The new model is lighter than any of its predecessors by approximately 400 pounds (or roughly 10%). The vehicle has the ability to tow 3,500 pounds as opposed to the 2,000 that others in its class can handle.

Optional safety features for the new Chevvy include lane assist and departure warning, blind spot alert, vibrating seat for the driver, forward collision warning and rear cross traffic alert. The Equinox surprises customers with high tech features such as 80inch LCDs, Android Auto and Wi-fi hotspot available for multi-users.

4.Toyota Prius
Widely known for its impressive fuel economy, Toyota Prius 2017 comprises more safety technologies and the safety suite for driver assistance. The vehicle offers impressive cargo room and is super comfortable to drive and ride. The Safety Sense that cost almost $2,000 in 2016 is now standard with the Toyota Prius 2017. The suite incorporates forward collision warning that includes auto emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert that helps you stay in your lane and an adaptive cruise control system that automatically keeps the distance between your car and the vehicle driving in front of you.

The Toyota Prius 2017 boasts 50 MPG on the highway and 54 MPG in the city. The hybrid is available for $25,000 and guarantees dependability, fuel economy and high tech features. The rearview camera and the top tier crash test scores make the vehicle a safe choice if you are interested in buying a hybrid. The vehicle might not have high end aesthetics that other 2017 cars can boast, but it can be improved with customized lights or bulbs

5. Audi A4
The performance and features galore of the 2017 Audi A4 don’t come cheap. The tech features boasted by the A4 situate the vehicle far above other competitors. The car comprises the MMI infotainment system (Audi Multimedia Interface) that has a 7 inch screen and incorporates support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The price for the Audi A4 2017 starts at $35,000. The high price point can be explained by the multitude of tech features, the perfect balance between comfort and performance, the luxurious interior and the roomy rear seat space.

Both the aesthetics and the feel of the A4 are luxurious. The car has a seven speed auto transmission and a four-cylinder engine. It boasts 24-27 MPG in the city and 31-37 MPG on the highway.

In Conclusion
When buying a car, one of the most important aspects to pay attention to is technology. Whether it’s an electric or a hybrid car, each vehicle has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to infotainment interfaces, connectivity and apps, audio, navigation and safety features. It’s up to you to decide which car model best suits your needs both from a practical and aesthetical perspective. *** [By: JOHN STUART | EDITOR : EKA]
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About the Author
John Stuart works on behalf of stanley-r-harris.co.uk in outreach and content creation. He creates engaging content that help businesses connect with their audience and stand out from the crowd. 

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