I have been considering buying a new car with active-safety features like pre-colllision avoidance, dynamic cruise control and the like. Initially I looked into Subaru Imprezas but was put off by what I read in Consumer Reports about possible oil consumption problems. Then I looked into Hyundai Sonatas and Toyota Camrys, both of which had such features available, but overall I prefer a smaller car. Now I am reading very interesting things about the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which will have such features available. But I can't help thinking that perhaps the Camry might be a better choice, albeit with its larger size, because of its possibly better refinement and record for reliability -- reliability is as important to me as the active-safety features. Anyone have any informed opinions about this?

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Asked by Dec 19, 2015 at 04:14 PM

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Toyota, Honda make much better vehicles than Hyundai. We have a 2014 Lincoln MKZ AWD 3.7 and it has most of those newer safety features. The adaptive cruise control is awesome. I am pretty sure the adaptive cruise will soon be much more common. The lane keeping system only rates a "MEH" with me, but it does work. I would buy a KIA before a Hyundai.

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My 15 Subaru Forester used a lot of oil from new. I am now on my 3rd engine this year. Nice car but the oil consumption issue is a consideration. Maybe you will get a good one or maybe not.

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