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7 New Cars for Your Technophile Dad in 2019

With Father’s Day around the corner, your dad might be looking for a new car, truck or SUV to satisfy his itch for the latest and greatest technology. The latest car tech can make your drive safer, more comfortable, more efficient, or just more entertaining. Here are seven new cars for your technophile dad in 2019.

Ram 1500

One of our favorite new trucks this year is the all-new Ram 1500. It has tech that impresses both under the hood and in the cabin. Its clever new eTorque mild hybrid system that comes standard on the base V6 and is optional on the HEMI V8 improves torque while saving fuel. Its massive available 12-in infotainment system is the biggest in its class and the available 7-in digital cluster display in the dash with high-definition 3D graphics make the inside of the Ram 1500 a tech haven for truck enthusiasts. Find a Ram 1500 for sale

Chevrolet Bolt

Electric vehicles are popular with tech enthusiasts and the Chevrolet Bolt is as techy as they come. It has one of the longest ranges of any EV on the market at 238 miles and a detailed driver information center showing how much battery you have left and multiple visual modes showing as much or as little detailed vehicle information as you want to see. It can also show you an energy usage score, your efficiency history, and energy details showing exactly where your battery’s energy is going. The 10.2-in touchscreen in the center stack and the 8-in screen in the dash makes everything easy to read. Find a Chevrolet Bolt for sale

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is so good, we’re not sure where to begin. With a 12.3-in touchscreen, fully-digital instruments and artificial intelligence that can actually learn your habits and new phrases make this Benz one of the finest luxury crossovers on the market, which is saying a lot. You can simply say “it’s cold in here” and it will turn up the heat for you or “I need a coffee” and the navigation will take you to the nearest coffee shop. It even has 64-color LED ambient lighting and “ENERGIZING” comfort profiles with special ambient sounds, lighting, massaging and fragrances to perfectly suit your mood. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Lincoln Navigator

The recently updated Lincoln Navigator is one of the best full-size SUVs on the market not just because of its handsome looks, but also because of its comfortable, tech-laden interior. Not only does it have a great SYNC 3 infotainment system, but it has available tech like a head-up display, Revel 20-speaker premium audio, enhanced active park assist, a back seat entertainment system, and much more. It also comes with the Lincoln Way app, which lets you remotely start your Navigator from your phone plus schedule complimentary pickup and delivery when it needs to be serviced. Find a Lincoln Navigator for sale

Genesis G70

The Genesis G70 is one of the most impressive new cars of 2019 with its edgy, yet classy look and impressive performance, but we’re also impressed with its interior and technology. The standard 8-in infotainment system is intuitive and user-friendly and available tech includes Lexicon premium audio, wireless charging, a head-up display and a hands-free power trunk, which is a feature usually reserved for SUVs. The excellent interior design of the G70 makes all of its tech easy to use. Find a Genesis G70 for sale

Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is the gold standard in electric luxury sedans for good reasons. It has an electric range of up to 370 miles and a 0-to-60 mph time as fast as 2.4 seconds and its available technology is as stunning as its performance. It has an enormous 17-in touchscreen, which regularly receives over-the-air updates constantly improving its interface. Autopilot driver assistance tech helps make driving easier, but it won’t let you take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. Find a Tesla Model S for sale

Cadillac CT6

The Cadillac CT6 is on this list because of two words: Super Cruise. There’s a lot of great driver-assistance technology out there, but the Super Cruise system has the distinction of being the only hands-free semi-autonomous driving tech on the highway. Super Cruise uses LIDAR mapping and a series of cameras and sensors to allow you to take your hands off the wheel and let the car do the work on limited access freeways. No, this doesn’t mean dad can take a nap while “driving.” Super Cruise is watching to make sure your eyes are still on the road in case the driver needs to intervene. More great available tech in the CT6 includes magnetic ride control, a Bose Panaray 34-speaker audio system, and a back seat entertainment system with two 10-in articulating screens. Find a Cadillac CT6 for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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