Modern man takes connectivity for granted: no matter where he is, he expects to communicate with friends, access tunes, and be able to find out what the name of that movie was where Charlie Sheen returns from the dead to exact vengeance on small-town toughs (The Wraith!). For a brilliantly connected ride, try the Acura TSX.
Armed with everything you need to smoothly cruise through life (201-hp, 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC, 16-valve in-line 4 engine; 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters), the TSX also sports a technology package so impressive it makes other cars seem about as high-tech as a mule train. The available navigation system not only provides updated traffic info, it also suggests alternate routes when they're at least 2 mins or 10% quicker -- keeping you from missing meetings, or naming your firstborn child "Overpass". Also invaluable: the available Real-Time Weather system, alerting you to conditions in your area and around the country, and even going so far as to plot potential weather-related issues along your route -- because nothing dampens a road trip's enthusiasm like pausing to watch a barn float by.
As for music: the optional ELS 10-speaker surround sound system produces studio-quality sound through a 415-watt amplifier with digital 96 kHz sampling, a DVD-A, MP3, and WMA® compatible 6-disc CD changer, and Dolby® Pro Logic® II, which can create surround sound from any digital source. Better, almost all functions can be operated through Voice Recognition -- because when you need to hear "Young Love, Hot Love" off the soundtrack to possibly the best Undead Sheen flick ever, you need to hear it now.
Gorge on TSX info at Acura.com. While you're at it, check out the upcoming V-6 model, with acceleration so breathtaking, you'll require oxygen like a lineman after wind sprints.