I was just going through the CR summaries on new cars and on one of the Ford models, one of the new features I believe is called info sync or something like that. I'd have to go look at it again. At any rate, with a smart phone, it lets you lock and unlock the car, do a remote start, AND using GPS track where it is.
I'm sorry computer guys, but why would I want to be able to track where my car is with GPS? Did I forget where I parked it and the horn button doesn't work? This is too much. And if I can track it, so can other people more computer savy than I am.
So you can do everything with a smart phone, but they don't tell you what the towing capacity is on any of them. Interesting I was checking the hitch availability from etrailer on the Focus and the Renegade. Although the manual says no towing, a class I hitch is available for the Focus. On the Renegade though, it's a class III hitch with a 4500# capacity. I'm pretty sure no towing is recommended for this questionably reliable Jeep but 4500#? I rented one and it is so poorly powered, it can hardly move on its own let alone pull anything but a 1000# trailer.