The rate of advancement within the automotive world is tremendous. Convenience and safety technologies that were only available on elite luxury vehicles just three years ago are now standard equipment or available for a small premium on entry-level models. Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, lane-keeping assist – the list of cool tech is long.
While some of these technologies make life in a car easier or better-connected with the outside world, some new models shun gadgetry in an effort to restore the bond between man and machine. Fortunately, consumers have a broad spectrum of new, affordable vehicles to choose from for the 2017 model year. There are also some emerging trends in the marketplace. For example, hatchbacks are returning full-force to the U.S. market, and body-clad wagons are becoming popular.
We’ve assembled a list of 10 affordable new cars for 2017 that’s sure to include something for everyone.