2010 marked the year where we here at CrunchGear finally started taking the technology in today’s hottest vehicles seriously. And why not, really? The infotainment stack and in-car technology systems within some vehicles are stunning. It’s remarkable to think that just nine years ago, XM Radio alone was considered the best you could get in a car. Now it’s nearly standard along with Bluetooth streaming and GPS navigation. It’s systems like 4-wheel steer, customizable dash clusters and electronically-controlled terrain management that are leading the pack.
We’re gearing up for even more coverage next year, but until then, click through for our favorite auto-themed videos of the year.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
From the review: The Cadillac CTS-V coupe is a car that you can’t get over. It is the car that will have you getting over past reputations. It’s well balanced and very, very fun to drive. Still, you can’t take the America out of Cadillac; build quality isn’t entirely there yet.
Audi E-Tron R8 Electric Supercar
From the review: The supercar was pretty interesting to drive even though it’s not complete. The main difference is that nowhere in the car is a gasoline engine, instead batteries take up the place of the engine and electric motors power the wheels.
2010 Range Rover Supercharged
From the review: Although some things about the Rover aren’t to our liking — the in-vehicle gadgets — it’s truly a beast. It’s capability on and off the road is unbelievable and should never be looked down on for being too pretentious. Don’t let pop culture ruin the Range Rover; after all it’s just an SUV.
2011 Ford Edge Sport
From the review: The Edge nails two of the most important aspects of a passenger vehicle. It drives great and provides the occupants with industry leading technology. There’s really nothing else out there that even compares.
From the ride: The acceleration is completely unexpected – first gear was like going down a huge roller coaster. All the force of that acceleration was a punch in my ample gut and I literally felt like I would have flown out of car if I hadn’t been strapped down. As Ferris said, “If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”