These Car Brands Have the Most User-Friendly Tech, Owners Say

A J.D. Power study found which automakers make tech that owners love...and which companies could do better.

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BMW

Cool new technology has always been a big part of what makes new cars desirable, but it's taken on new prominence in the modern era. These days, vehicles come jam-packed with computers and other features enabled by them that give cars and trucks capabilities people just a decade or two ago couldn't have dreamed of, from web-enabled touchscreens to safety systems that can recognize humans and cars and automatically jam on the brakes to prevent a crash.

So to see which of these tech features are hot and which ones are not, the team over at J.D. Power put together what they called their 2020 U.S. Tech Experience Index, or TXI, Study, to discover what owners thought of their rides' technology based on half a dozen satisfaction attributes.. Not to give anything away, but from what they found, buyers are particularly enamored with visibility-improving features like rear view and parking cameras, were lukewarm on advanced driving assistance systems like lane keep assist, and not particularly stoked about gesture control.

One caveat to these results: Tesla would have been number two on the list, but the automaker didn't give J.D. Power permission to contact owners in the states that require it, so the organization wasn't able to assemble a comparable data set to the rest

We've assembled the 10 brands that scored the best below. The brand that scored worst in the rankings, by the way? Mini.

No. 1: Volvo

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Volvo

No. 2: BMW

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BMW

No. 3: Cadillac

ct5 sport features a sophisticated sport design, aggressive stance and dynamic proportions the exterior design is highlighted by fastback profile and rear wheel drive silhouette its styling accentuates the performance, efficiency, precision and technology of the vehicle
Cadillac

No. 4: Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes-Benz

No. 5: Genesis

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Genesis

No. 6: Hyundai

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Hyundai

No. 7: Subaru

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Subaru

No. 8: Kia

Kia

No. 9: Nissan

Nissan

No. 10: Land Rover

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Land Rover

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