New cars mean new technology, which can be exciting. But at the same time, new car technology can be overwhelming. If you’re a driver that prefers a more simplistic approach to tech, we understand that. We’ve gathered a few of the best cars of 2020 with most user-friendly infotainment systems designed to help you on the road, not distract you.
2020 Hyundai Accent SE
The Hyundai Accent is a comfortable ride for your everyday commute. This Hyundai comes standard with a 120-horsepower four-cylinder engine that’s linked to a six-speed manual transmission. But if fuel efficiency is among your top priorities, you’ll want to go with the available continuously variable automatic transmission. The Accent gives you enough power in most circumstances, but experts at U.S. News note that the sedan can be slow to accelerate. This is something to keep in mind if you do a lot of highway driving.
On the flip side, U.S. News recognizes the 2020 Accent explicitly for its approach to technology. U.S. News recently created a list that names the Accent as one of the best cars for technophobes. If you want to keep things simple in the tech department, stick to the base Accent SE model. The base model comes with a simple 5-inch touchscreen, a USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity. For more infotainment features, you’ll have to upgrade to the SEL trim, which has a larger touchscreen and smartphone integration.
2020 Honda Fit LX
The Honda Fit is one of the best cars you can buy when it comes to value. It has excellent safety and reliability ratings too. The Fit gets its power from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. If you go with the six-speed manual option, it makes 130-hp; the available CVT option makes 128-hp. In some ways, you can even compare the Fit’s performance to the Mini Cooper.
The Fit also gets points for its tech offerings. Like with the Accent, the Fit also comes with simple tech features, including Bluetooth connectivity. Besides the base trim, all other Fit models can be upgraded with a user-friendly infotainment system which includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. No matter which trim level you pick, you’ll find that the Fit provides a handsome and comfortable cabin. It’s a shame Honda decided to kill off this value-focused model.
2020 Chevrolet Spark LS
U.S. News recommends the Chevy Spark as a car that’s better for scooting around the city and not for those who do a lot of highway driving. This subcompact model comes with a quiet 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes only 98 horses. A five-speed manual is standard with a CVT available as an option.
On the inside, the most notable aspect of the Spark is its infotainment features. The Spark comes with a wifi hotspot, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Other features available as upgrades are satellite radio and a six-speaker stereo.