With the CX-5, Mazda shows its newest technology. Not only does this
small SUV use a direct injection gas engine for greater fuel
efficiency, Mazda also worked to shed weight from the vehicle. In the
cabin, we get a whole new set of electronics, the likes of which we
have not seen in a Mazda before. In a smart move, Mazda adopted TomTom
software for its navigation system, integrating it into the car's head
unit. We will expect to see the equipment shown off by the CX-5 find
its way into other Mazda models as they are updated.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h is a tech tour de force, getting outrageously good fuel economy for this class of car with its hybrid drive system, and giving drivers the convenience of popular apps integrated with the cabin electronics.
Mileage has never varied more than it will between two 2012 Chevrolet Volt owners, but with regular charging, this part-time EV is capable of fantastic efficiency -- just don't look too hard at its dashboard.
Even though the 2013 will basically have the same engine that's been in the Avalon since 2005, I don't think that's a bad thing since it's rock solid and very fuel efficient. I have a 2007 Avalon with 98k miles and the engine runs and sounds like new. It'll easily get 33mpg doing 75 on a straight road. Read full quote