Best & Worst Infotainment Systems
For whatever reason, some car manufacturers still haven't figured out how to create a simple, intuitive infotainment system.
Car buyers can be stuck with frustrating and confusing methods to get navigation, music, and phone calls working properly in the vehicle - and it's hard to judge if an infotainment system is good or not during the short period of a test-drive.
This week, Consumer Reports released a very informative list of the top infotainment systems, ranked by 58,000 actual vehicle owners. The rankings are based on the percentage of owners that were "very satisfied" with the system - the results are listed below.
Ranking of Infotainment Systems
|Make||Name of Unit||% Very Satisfied|
|GM (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC)||MyLink/IntelliLink||57%|
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