I think it goes without saying that a car is a lot more than an object that moves one from one point to another. I also thinks it goes without saying that on the average, we spend a third of our day in a vehicle especially when we reside and work in areas that record high people, activity and vehicle traffic.
To have worthwhile rides that will ensure you enjoy every moment of it, then there is something extra you should look out for when purchasing a car. The Infotainment system. An infotainment system is a broadcast material which is intended to both entertain and inform and for cars, it encompasses the audio, communication, entertainment, and navigation (ACEN) systems in late-model vehicles.
To narrow down our list to the luxury SUV class, here is a list of some in the segment with the best infotainment system.
Every GL-Class since 2014 is equipped with mBrace2, a suite of connectivity services, and a COMAND infotainment system. Available options include navigation, a hard-drive music register, Harman/Kardon premium audio system, and a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Dealers can install a Wi-Fi hotspot and an iPad docking station, among other upgrades.
The redesigned BMW X5 is equipped with a standard next-generation iDrive4.2 infotainment system that includes touchpad control, navigation, BMW Apps technology, live traffic reports, and 10 years of free BMW Assist eCall service with Automatic Collision Notification and an Urgency Algorithm. A 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system is optional, as well as a new rear-seat entertainment system with dual tablet-style displays.
Like the Audi Allroad, the larger Audi Q7 offers an MMI controller surrounded by satellite buttons on the center console. Options include a navigation system, 14-speaker Bose premium audio system, Audi Connect service, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a rear-seat entertainment system with individual DVD players and viewing screens.
Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover equips the Range Rover Evoque model with a standard touch-screen audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and music streaming, and an iPod/USB connection. Optional features include a navigation system with a special off-road feature, 17-speaker Meridian surround-sound system with HD Radio and satellite radio, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The Cayenne includes a Porsche Communication Management system with a 7-inch touch-screen audio system and Bluetooth connectivity, and can be optioned with a choice between two upgrade audio systems, including a 16-speaker Burmeister surround-sound system generating 1,000 watts of power. Full smartphone integration with access to Internet radio and social media channels is also available, along with HD Radio, satellite radio, a navigation system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Which one makes you love your drive better? If it didn’t feature in this list, then put it in the comment section below. We would love to know which and why.