Our generation has been defined by the rise of technology and it seeping down into everything that we do include cars. Driving on the road just 2 decades back was a completely different experience from what you would witness today. Gone are the days where cars felt like a mechanical machine and not like a super-refined smartphone with wheels.
Back then you primarily relied on your judgment, wits, and skill to drive a car and now you can basically take your hand off the steering wheel in many cars. Some people might say that technology has ruined the driving experience, but we feel that it was a necessary trade-off as cars have become much safer and these features have helped save countless lives.
Next to a house or a property, a car is likely the most expensive investment of any average joe out there. And with the automotive market more competitive than ever, buying a car might get overwhelming pretty quick. Thus, we have compiled a list of Cars with the most advanced technology in 2021. We have handpicked different cars from different price brackets and types.
2021 Kia Telluride – Price (including tech) : $37,390
If you are looking for a large family hauling car with tons of technology to maintain your sanity. The 2021 Kia Telluride has you covered. It comes with nifty features like the Quiet Mode which restricts the sound system only to the front speakers and isolates the rear passengers. On the other hand, the Driver Talk features amplify and project your voice to the rear seats so that you can impose your rules onto the kids in the last row. The Telluride also comes with all the necessary safety technology and advanced driving dynamics as standard across the trim levels.
2021 Toyota RAV4 – Price (including tech) : $43,860
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular compact crossover SUVs in the United States. For the 2021 model year, Toyota is bringing the plug-in hybrid technology to the lineup in the form of Toyota RAV4 Prime. Prime boasts the latest and greatest technology from Toyota. It can drive up to 40 miles on electric charge alone. It also uses a technology called Predictive Efficient Drive that is straight out of Toyota Research & Development. This system learns driver habits along with GPS, Navigation, and Traffic Information, and forms a predictive model to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. The entire RAV4 lineup also comes as standard with advanced driving dynamics and safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure, and Warning System, and Forward Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking.
2021 Ford Escape – Price (including tech) : $33,400
If you are on a budget but want a practical car with an adequate amount of technology to flex on your passengers. The 2021 Ford Escape has it all. Apart from the excellent infotainment system and connectivity. Ford offers something called Evasive Steering Assist. This safety feature detects the speed of the cars in front and gauges a possible collision. If detected, it then either engages the Automated Braking System or takes over the steering to swerve around the imminent collision if needed.
2021 Hyundai Sonata – Price (including tech) : $33,850
The newest generation of the Hyundai Sonata has been one of the most striking cars to come out in recent times. It’s not all just about the dramatic styling, the Sonata also boasts impressive technology for its price point. When properly equipped the Sonata will boast features like Remote Parking Assist Feature. This means that your Sonata can pull into or out of a parking space at the touch of a button like a remote control car.
Sonata’s excellent safety system further proves its technological prowess. It also has a camera that displays a live feed of your blind spot instead of a regular blind-spot monitor. The Sonata also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure, and Warning System, and Forward Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking standard across all the trim levels.
2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class – Price (including tech) : $36,230
If you want something fancier than a Hyundai or a Toyota, the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLA Class has you covered. Every new Mercedes now comes with the excellent MBUX infotainment system which boasts best in class voice command features. If you include the optional navigation system, you also unlock the ability to use Augmented Reality to project street names directly over the live feed of the road in front of your car. This makes navigation feel like a video game.
2021 Cadillac CT4 – Price (including tech) : $39,890
If you want something more American, the 2021 Cadillac CT4 is for you. It is the second car after the luxurious Cadillac Escalade to feature GM’s latest autonomous driving technology called the Super Cruise. It has been praised by critics and buyers across the country for its excellent self-driving technology.
It not only takes over the driving aspect but also makes sure that the driver is alert at all times by monitoring the eyes and face constantly. This allows the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel when Super Cruise is engaged. This is why it has been praised because even in Tesla’s Autopilot you have to rest your hand on the steering wheel at all times.
2021 Tesla Model 3 – Price (including tech) : $46,900
When discussing the latest technology in cars, it is hard to leave Tesla out of the discussion. With the new Model 3, Tesla is offering something called the “Full Self-Driving Capability”. This system is a step above the well-renowned Tesla Autopilot System. With this feature enabled, the car can navigate on its own, change lanes unassisted, and also be summoned from a parking space. However, this feature is for 7 grand extra over the regular.
2021 Genesis G90 – Price (including tech) : $72,950
Not all cool new technology involves self-driving systems or advanced safety nets. Sometimes it is about maximizing comfort and luxury. The 2021 Genesis G90 comes with all the advanced safety systems and driving aids wrapped in a veil of opulence. Sit in the driver’s seat of this car and you will find that it is adjustable in 22 ways.
Once you’ve found your perfect seat adjustment, the car automatically adjusts the steering wheel as well as the heads-up display based on your seating position. And what’s even more surprising is that all of this is a standard feature set. This makes the G90 one of the most luxurious full-size limousines on the market right now.
2021 Porsche Taycan – Price (including tech) : $103,800
Hot on Tesla’s heels is the Porsche Taycan. Everything about this car is just straight-up cool. The futuristic yet distinctively Porsche design, to the excellent infotainment system that rivals the best in the industry to the chic interior design. The noteworthy technology might not be as unique as some others on this list.
But what’s impressive here is the charging time. The Taycan boasts an 800-volt electrical architecture, which means it can charge twice as fast as a Tesla. It is possible to go from 8% battery charge to 80% in just 20 minutes at a DC Fast Charger.