Which Used Cars Will Tech Fans Love to Drive?

April 20, 2023

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Which Used Cars Will Tech Fans Love to Drive?

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Cutting-edge technology can be a big draw for consumers, whether they’re shopping for phones and computers, appliances, or cars. Tech features being integrated into vehicles today have boosted driver and passenger safety and comfort, improved functionality, and offered entertainment on the road. From electric and hybrid engines to mobile phone integration, advanced features have revolutionized the car industry. If you’re looking to get the attention of tech-savvy customers, here are a few models that are sure to bring them to your dealership.

Top 4 Used Car Picks for Technology Enthusiasts

1. Tesla Model S (2022)

The Model S is any technology lover’s dream. The moment you step into the vehicle, you’re greeted by a large infotainment system that goes beyond controlling music. The integrated display can be used for navigation, as well as a real-time display that lets the driver track camera views, obstacle sensors, and battery life. Unique mobile phone integration features include a “Find My Tesla” app and remote door operation and starting.

The Model S’s engine technology is no slouch. The long-range model features dual motors, allowing the car to propel itself from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds1, while the higher end Plaid model has three electric motors and achieves the same acceleration in 2.1 seconds and has a range of about 280 miles in testing². Driving features also include partial autonomous driving software, 12 short-range ultrasonic sensors, and radar.

A used white Tesla Model S parked in an empty parking lot.
Tesla Model S - 2022

2. Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid (2021)

When it comes to top-selling trucks in the United States, the Ford F-Series can’t be beaten. The PowerBoost Hybrid takes the classic popular American pick-up truck brand and fuses it with electric tech. The F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid combines a capable electric engine with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. This allows it to be a workhorse capable of towing over 6 tons, but the tough work capabilities don’t stop there.

The F-150 boasts a Pro Power Onboard generator built into the vehicle. It can be used to power equipment when camping or for other outdoor outings, or even power equipment needed for hands-on work or construction projects. Not only that, but it can also be used as a regular generator in the case of a power outage at your home. Inside, the shifter can fold to create a flat surface to create extra space as well, and the truck comes with infotainment features such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and wireless connectivity³.

3. Hyundai Elantra (2021)

Customers often gravitate toward used cars so they can get upgraded tech features for a more favorable price—and that’s where the 2021 Hyundai Elantra shines. Long favored for its affordability and reliability, the Elantra features safety technology that includes forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assistance. Available optional add-ons include adaptive cruise control, the ability to turn on the vehicle engine and unlock the car via mobile device, and pedestrian detection⁴.

The Elantra also comes equipped with an infotainment touchscreen with wireless phone integration and an optional Bose audio system. The LCD gauge is customizable on some trims and models. Depending on driver preference, a hybrid model and higher-performance N-Line models are also available⁵. The Elantra fits the bill for anyone looking for a compact and budget-friendly vehicle.

A used white 2021 Hyundai Elantra parked in a dealer lot
Hyundai Elantra - 2021

4. Chevrolet Bolt EV (2021)

The Chevy Bolt EV offers a smooth ride, a roomy interior, and plenty of technology. This hatchback boasts a 200-horsepower electric motor that provides nearly instant acceleration. Estimates from the EPA give it a respectable range of nearly 260 miles⁶. The vehicle has regenerative braking, a technology that takes the energy from slowing down and transfers that energy into the battery to stretch out the range.

The Bolt sports a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features. It also has a phone app that provides important statuses based on vehicle telemetry, such as charging alerts. Advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, partial autonomous driving, and lane-keep assistance.

A used black Chevrolet Bolt EV parked in an empty parking lot
Chevrolet Bolt EV - 2021

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  2. Hoffman, C. (8 December 2021). Model S Plaid’s Real-World Range Closer to EPA Than Any Other Tesla. Car and Driver. Retrieved on April 16, 2023, from https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38449436/2021-tesla-model-s-plaid-range-test/
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