Top 10 best cars for infotainment, connectivity and electrics

Driver Power asked UK new car buyers what they thought of their cars' connectivity and tech, here are the top 10 highest rated

  • Covering:  Audio and entertainment system, smartphone connectivity, built-in sat-nav, heating, ventilation and air-con, user-friendliness of the controls, visibility and sensitivity of the touchscreen displays, balance of touchscreen and physical controls.
  • Winner: Hyundai Kona
  • Score: 93.29%

Hyundai’s Kona topped the tables in the infotainment category, and detailed analysis of the results reveals it was rated best in the survey for smartphone connectivity by its owners. The Kona also ranked third overall for touchscreen visibility and sensitivity, user-friendliness of controls and audio system, while its lowest category placing was 15th for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

Second place went to the Kia XCeed. It topped the poll for touchscreen visibility and sensitivity, and came second for both user-friendliness and balance of controls, while the heating, ventilation and air-con, plus smartphone connectivity were fourth and fifth overall respectively. The XCeed’s built-in sat-nav scored only a mid-ranking 30th, or it might have won the category.

The final podium position for the infotainment category went to the MINI Hatch. The premium supermini was rated best in the survey by owners for both its audio system and the user-friendliness of controls, while it came second overall for touchscreen visibility and sensitivity.

Your view

“The audio system in my Kona is great all round. The sat-nav is easy to use and to see, and the heating and air-con are superb.” 

Infotainment, connectivity and electrics top 10

ModelClassOverall PositionOverall ScoreCategory Score
HYUNDAI KONASmall SUV491.90%93.29%
KIA XCEEDSmall SUV193.31%92.84%
MINI HATCHBACKSupermini1190.68%92.38%
KIA RIOSupermini392.18%92.09%
DACIA DUSTERSmall SUV1490.22%91.91%
MAZDA CX-5Mid to Large SUV292.22%91.79%
RENAULT CAPTURSmall SUV3188.74%91.52%
KIA SPORTAGEMid to Large SUV691.23%91.43%
KIA PICANTOCity Car1590.01%91.11%
SKODA KODIAQMid to Large SUV591.52%91.09%
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