03/19/2012 05:08 pm ET

Techsplanation: 25 Smartest Cars Of All-Time

When you’ve been around cars as long as we have here at AOL Autos, every new car we drive today seems frankly amazing. Commodity sedans of today can outperform the supercars of our childhood and the technological marvels of past eras have become standard equipment on even the least expensive cars on the road today.

When we started thinking of creating a list of the most technologically advanced cars of all time, we knew there would be many considerations. We decided to narrow it down to those models that we feel have had the greatest impact on the current state-of-the-art, cars that deployed technologies that are now found in most every new vehicle. Here are our picks for the smartest cars to ever hit the road, listed in chronological order.

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