If you’re a tech lover like me, you probably consider infotainment systems to be among the most important aspects of new cars too. Of course performance and reliability reign supreme but having the right in-car electronics only elevates a modern car experience. Infotainment has become an increasingly decisive facet of the cars available in today’s market. Here, we will highlight three of the best examples of modern car infotainment and what you should look out for.
First, what exactly is car infotainment?
Generally speaking, car infotainment refers to a combination of hardware and software that provides infotainment and entertainment. The information specific component refers to features like navigation and weather tracking, while entertainment includes smartphone integration and music.
As you can imagine, some of the best infotainment systems come packed with a long list of desirable features that can make driving easier and more enjoyable. But a long feature list doesn’t mean anything if the infotainment system isn’t easy to use.
Infotainment systems should be helpful, not distracting like these. No matter which one you end up with, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with how the system works. Now, we will get into some of the best car infotainment systems for 2020.
2020 Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger continues to reinvent itself while still offering the same pony-car performance that enthusiasts originally fell in love with. This ride features a variety of potent engines plus it’s family-friendly. Dodge has taken the Challenger to the next level by upgrading this sports car with an awesome infotainment system too.
The Challenger’s infotainment system looks pretty simple and that’s part of its overall appeal. Standard infotainment features include Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker stereo. We also appreciate that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard features. You can also upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, and satellite radio.
2020 Audi A8
On top of its signature sporty performance offerings, Audi has earned a solid reputation for being a luxury car brand that also presents great in-car electronics. Unlike some luxury car brands (we’re talking about you Lexus) Audi has worked to make its infotainment systems more modern and user-friendly. The ultra-luxurious A8 sedan in particular comes with an infotainment system that boasts a dual-display touchscreen.
The topmost screen controls the A8’s audio system, smartphone connection, and navigation. The bottom screen takes care of the infotainment feature shortcuts as well as the cabin’s climate control. Other standard perks on the A8 include a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a whopping 17-speaker audio system. You can also upgrade the A8 with a larger 23-speaker stereo, rear-seat dual-tablet entertainment screens, and with wireless charging.
2020 Volkswagen GTI
For more affordable sporty fun, you will likely want to go with the Volkswagen GTI. This compact car continues to appeal to a variety of car enthusiasts because of its lively handling as well as for its upscale interior. For such a small car, the GTI is actually pretty spacious on the inside, even in the back row. The GTI comes with VW’s App-Connect, a sharp 6.5-inch touchscreen display, a wifi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.