Acura MDX ($59,340)

Displays look pretty dated in terms of sharpness and brightness, and screen is too blue. Most displays today are multi-colored.

Audi A4 ($54,275)

Illuminated sill plates, and welcome screen is crisp, clean and inviting. You know it’s something special at startup.

Audi Q7 ($72,875) WINNER

Superb info displays, whether in center stack, instrument cluster or head-up display on windshield. Intelligent enough to slow automatically for navigation turns.

Bentley Bentayga ($276,390)

Outrageous price, but it delivers in features, comfort, drivability and wow factor. If you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed. No puddle lamps?

BMW 7-Series ($128,445) WINNER

This car is a sensory delight. Why isn’t it selling better? Most detailed and informative backup and front camera ever. Oddly lacking Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.

Cadillac CT6 ($88,460)

CT6 all about surprise and delight, when rear massaging seats work properly. Huge rear screens make this feel like a movie theater inside.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid ($30,735)

Disappointed not to have onboard navigation, but Android Auto picks up directional slack. Impressive value, combined with in-car WiFi.

Chrysler Pacifica ($48,455) WINNER

Whopping seven USB ports, including two smartly placed for second row in upper seatbacks. Points for big dials and redundant controls.

Fiat 500X ($31,800)

Connects phone quickly but lacks Apple CarPlay. Small screen requires squinting to see maps. Zero advanced driver-assist features.

Ford Escape ($35,370) WINNER

Bonus points for FordPass app, puddle lamps, kick-action tailgate, super-fast connectivity and state-of-the-art infotainment. MyFord What?