Rush-hour gridlock got you down? Pop in a CD, MP3, or DVD and watch road rage dissipate. Anything’s possible with Pioneer’s AVIC-N1, a combination audio/video/navigation system that lets drivers alternately scan for directions and sing along with XM Radio tunes. You can also entertain passengers with Spielberg’s latest, or explore any of the eight diagnostics displays that provide insight into your car’s performance. An optional rearview camera attachment even lets you admire encroaching hazards (and envious stares)
in real time. $2,200.
— Scott Steinberg