New auto models arrive with increasing technology

You’re a new car enthusiast. It’s not just the new car smell that keeps you coming back to the dealership to buy new – you thoroughly enjoy the feel and stability of a new vehicle.

As the new car season approaches, you’re ready to take a look at the selection on the dealer lot, but this time, the technology in them becomes a part of the buying process. Here are some of the hot new cars, from affordable to luxury class, coming off the production line:

Economy car – 2016 Toyota Corolla

A staple among people looking to drive from point A to B, the 2016 Corolla offers the Entune App Suites, which features apps such as Yelp, Facebook Places and a handful of audio apps on a 6.1-8 inch touch screen. In addition, the Corolla comes with navigation, SiriusXM radio and hands-free Bluetooth calling. These features help take the vehicle from a mode of transportation to a multimedia hub.

Toyota Corolla


Midsize car – 2016 Honda Accord

Honda’s staple midsize car features Apple CarPlay which is basically an extension of your iPhone onto the dashboard of your vehicle. It’s available on all iPhones starting with the iPhone 5 and later. As Apple says on its website, “Control with a word. Or a touch. Or a twist.” The CarPlay system allows you to text, call and use various apps while you are on the road. It’s important to keep in mind that your main focus should be on driving and not with playing with your iPhone. That being said, the Accord does offer “Road Departure Mitigation, which Honda claims can detect if you’re going to leave the road. This vehicle’s luxury edition cousin is the Acura TLX.

Honda Accord


Muscle car – 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2016 Camaro has been noted as a “traffic stopper” in a USA Today review: “It drew fans every time I stopped.” The model now features a 270-horsepower four-cylinder engine with turbo, a 3.6-liter V6 or 6.2-liter V8 along with a slight redesign. The car comes with a lap timer for you if you’re a track enthusiast.

Chevy Camaro


Full-size car – 2015 Toyota Avalon

As of late October, the 2016 Avalon hasn’t been released for sale. Car and Driver gave the 2015 model a five-star rating, claiming that it’s “the full-size, front-drive Lexus that Lexus doesn’t make.” It comes with a hybrid option, as well. It also has the Entune App Suite dashboard, in addition to an “eBin” where you can dock your smartphone to charge.

Toyota Avalon


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