When you get behind the wheel of your vehicle you likely try to connect to the vehicle infotainment system right away.
To most of us, the connectivity we enjoy when we drive is the most important part of our drive on the road. It’s not that we want to ignore safety, but we rely on the technology offered by the infotainment system to give us the navigation, music, and displays we want for the drive.. With that in mind, here are the winners and losers in the industry today when it comes to the infotainment you enjoy.
This system is fast, intuitive, and easy to use. FCA did a marvelous job making this into a system that works great and can be enjoyed in the Ram, Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler models that we love to drive. The functionality is versatile and you can enjoy things such as in-vehicle Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa support, and updates that come over the air.
Porsche Communication Management
The new display offered in the Cayenne is a fantastic which is where this system is showcased on a 12.3-inch widescreen display. This system is bright and crisp and it makes it easy to be connected and know you’ve got the support you need for your smartphone when you drive. The menus are intuitive to let you have the ability to find what you need with ease.
Ford Sync 3
The simplicity of the layout of this system makes it an easy choice when you’re ready to get out on the road and take a drive. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported in this Ford system, making it one that will let you enjoy the apps you love when you head out on the road. If you haven’t experienced the qualities of this system you certainly should.
MMI with Audi Virtual Cockpit
You’re sure to be amazed by the Audi infotainment system that leads the pack and offers you everything but a system that can do the driving for you. The function keys are situated around the main control knob to make them easy to find and use and the displays are gorgeous and reconfigurable to make sure you see what you want when you drive.
Volvo Sensus Connect
This model offers you a large display and it seems like it could be the perfect choice, but it lacks the function you want and the interface appears to be a bit cluttered. On the bright side, the amount of technology offered in this system is reflective of the Volvo brand and gives you a look and style that you’re sure to admire when it’s time to get out on the road.
There are more features and functions to this infotainment system than you could make use of in a lifetime of owning the vehicle. There are even several ways for you to interact with the system, which makes it one that you’ll be able to use when you decide how you want to make use of it. Unfortunately, all the added items and functionality offered makes this a system that’s hard to learn and make use of.
Here’s an infotainment system from Chevrolet that’s simple to use and could be everything you want, but it offers a display that’s polarizing, which makes it hard for some to enjoy. It’s not a bad choice when you’re looking for a good way to connect, and you’ll be able to enjoy the functions offered, but it certainly isn’t going to win any awards in this group.
Toyota Entune 3.0
Even though Toyota often gives us some of the best vehicles in the industry, the infotainment offered is falling behind from this company. This is the same for the luxury arm which is offered as the Lexus Remote Touch system. You’re going to have a hard time making use of both systems and you won’t want to have to figure it out when you want to drive your Toyota or Lexus on the road.
Look at the Nissan Connect the same way as the Toyota Entune. It’s also a loser in the luxury brand which is Infiniti. The Nissan systems are confusing and difficult to use when it’s time to get out on the road. The navigation can be extremely hard to make out and understand when you’re ready to drive.