12 Infotainment System Winners and Losers: The Short List

Today’s cars and trucks contain more circuity than a Foxconn factory, from sensors and actuators, to switches, displays, relays and microchips, they are nothing less than rolling computers. And certainly, a major reason for this electronics explosion is the proliferation of infotainment systems, some of which are far better than others. Here are our winners and losers from 2018 including picks from Chevrolet, BMW, Infiniti, Toyota, Jeep, Porsche, Volvo and more!

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50 Comments

  1. Tyler Aliff on October 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

    First off the volvo sensus connect is a great system! Second the button you were pushing it shows up on the HUD. So stop spreading false news or else we will have to call you the next Donald Trump!

  2. Andreas Hopen on October 1, 2021 at 7:58 am

    Subaru’s system is easy af to use. Weird list…

  3. Ben Frketich on October 1, 2021 at 7:59 am

    what about Land Rover’s new infotainment system in the Range Rover Sport

  4. Limited on October 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    My 12" screen on my Ram limited is beast

  5. Ahsan Durrani on October 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    I love everything about the Audis system, it’s so well thought out and easy to use. Also, it looks really cool!

  6. charly a on October 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    in this video, when speak about chevrolet my link, the video most, the old generation, the new my link, of 7 inch is korean too, (byom 2), lg is the company, for my opinion, is very basic, no have mirrorlink, and functionality is only control of function the car, but no have, information about enterteniment, work over linux, qnx, this sistem equipament all line, of car in latin american, onix, prisma, cobalt, spin, tracker, cruze, and malibu, beat. what are you oppinion about this system? thank.

  7. CurbsideUnderwood on October 1, 2021 at 8:02 am

    These are terrible for older drivers but great for younger drivers. Screw the 50 million licensed American drivers over 60 right?? Lol.

  8. T U on October 1, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Yes. Losers are definitely Toyota/Lexus. I would add chevy mylink as well. But one the worst looking system i think is Mazda connect.

  9. hogberry on October 1, 2021 at 8:05 am

    If they don’t like the dual screens, just wait until they fast forward to 2020!

  10. Parmeet Singh on October 1, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Japanese automakers need to get it together

  11. Colorado Laser Works on October 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Tesla don’t exist in this universe

  12. Kermit the Frog on October 1, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Odd that nobody mentions VW. I really like their take on infotainment compared to others ive tested

  13. Stanley Brown on October 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

    I was really disappointed to not have the Acura RDX 2018 with many great reviews by third parties not discussed. Let alone the pricing is so much for the money! If I missed it, by all means my apologies. Happy New Years!

  14. Sthembiso Madlala on October 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

    All the losers are Japanese car brands

  15. joselara951 on October 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Anyone here added one to a 2015 Nissan Altima?would like to hear from you if you have please

  16. gio957 on October 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Every single infotainment from lexury to economy cars pales miserably compare to your iPhones or galaxy phone.

  17. enrico fumi on October 1, 2021 at 8:14 am

    i wonder why is it forbidden to use a phone when driving, and then you are allowed to use a 12" screen

  18. Stephen S. on October 1, 2021 at 8:14 am

    iDrive is lovely, imho. That said, it used to be terrible

  19. Kalib Paul on October 1, 2021 at 8:14 am

    I drive is the best system in the market. Period

  20. Kell Lessley on October 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Subaru Starlink has a good navigation system in my opinion, besides that it’s extremely subpar. In the end none of that matters bc you they give you CarPlay

  21. jiroc nico on October 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

    "in 2019, this list helped me decide for the best car navigation *scafe.shop/bcn2019?Jw* hope it helps you out too!"

  22. Tito Alo on October 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Ford solution is so far behind the other, I don’t understand how it can be judge good… It was buggy, slow and really painful to use!

  23. Errin on October 1, 2021 at 8:19 am

    I honestly like Toyota and BMWs, and Subaru’s. The buttons are large and easy to use. The BMW One gives you the option of both touch or wheel navigation. Nissan one is actually nice too once you use it. It’s a clean UI.

    Chevy has a terrible UI!

  24. Andrew Langellier on October 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Honda’s is one of the best and you don’t even include it?? Wth

  25. A H on October 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Mazda CX-5 has a good one

  26. Xan Page-Brown on October 1, 2021 at 8:21 am

    How about mini connect?

  27. Lukas Malhotra on October 1, 2021 at 8:22 am

    MBUX?!???

  28. The_ Joker on October 1, 2021 at 8:22 am

    We can’t use a smartphone while driving but we can play with a 12” touchscreen 🤔

  29. Sanjeev Girjanand on October 1, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Has anyone forgot about Honda’s infotainment? The one in the new accord, pilot, and oddesey?

  30. BALVIINDER Kaur on October 1, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I had an Infiniti Q50 with the same infotainment system and it went well.

  31. John McDonnell on October 1, 2021 at 8:25 am

    gotta love the windows 98 graphics on ford and gm

  32. Bene Wi on October 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    BMW’s iDrive is state of the art, go watch other videos. playerhaters…

  33. Rihard Metsoja on October 1, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Volvo is the best

  34. CB Dupbap on October 1, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Gosh… Can the presenter be anymore annoying? Why the hell is this nasal mouse reading lines that he didn’t even write?

  35. Jaxson za tech on October 1, 2021 at 8:32 am

    The new lexusinfotainment system like in the 2020/2021 rx is a lot better it is now a touchscreen and has carplay/android auto

  36. Taha Maqsood on October 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

    AutoGuide.com
    delivering 110% wrong information and misleading the people. He doesn’t even have any right kind of idea about what are the best and top-ranked infotainment systems provided by automobile manufacturers.

  37. Mi OnGoogle on October 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

    AWESOME explanation, hanks for summarizing this info . Thanks!

  38. Abasi Akan on October 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Test drove the new Lincoln Navigator… compared to all these, that one is miles advanced and intuitive! I do like Porches’ and I think the U Connect on Challenger’s and Jeep Grand Cherokee’s have the best/easiest layouts and UI

  39. Ryan Zedd on October 1, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Honda’s 4 and 4.1 gen seen in the accord and 2022 civic is not great in terms of audio. It’s nice in setup but audio to source all cars but accord you have to go to home and find in apps. Then FM AM, & XM just give for of six pre set Channels on three screens not six on two.

  40. William Brooks Allen on October 1, 2021 at 8:39 am

    The infotainment in our 2018 outback touring is amazing. There is so much tech packed in there

  41. Frank Sun on October 1, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Two rules for a good infotainment system:

    1) I don’t need to touch my phone to input anything whether it being destination or selecting a particular song, everything can be done on the infotainment itself.
    2) If you can’t do 1), give me a high resolution, smooth screen for stable wireless CarPlay
    Unfortunately in NA there is very few player offering that.

  42. Daniel lor on October 1, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Will the uconnect 8.4 work in a 2015. Dodge dart

  43. L Brown on October 1, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Where is VW?

  44. grapeface on October 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

    tbh i hate the chevy mylink

  45. Storm on October 1, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Mazda, it’s not special. But super easy to use.

  46. Tito Alo on October 1, 2021 at 8:44 am

    What about Mercedes or Jaguar? I think they took a turn for the better in 2019 but were pretty much stuck in the past till then.

  47. TehSpartanApprentice on October 1, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I have an Acura MDX and the infotainment system on that car is so bad. I’m not even complaining because of the typical over complicated stuff or anything, but the system is just so laggy it’s a burden to use. Sound is always delayed by 3 seconds than what it should be and the system freezes up on me all the time.

  48. Nick G. on October 1, 2021 at 8:48 am

    No mention of Honda infotainment systems. Maybe because they’re boring and only 4 vehicles (Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, and 2019 Insight) have the updated software. The remaining vehicles have the outdated system with the Ridgeline and Clarity having the oldest.

  49. Mirelurk-Fish on October 1, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Mercedes old comand was awful it’s like they took a pipboy and crammed it into a dashboard

  50. Porkchop GMX on October 1, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Why do you sound like Linus Tech Tips

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