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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: Entertainment systems, smartphone connectivity, built-in sat-nav, user-friendliness of the controls, visibility and sensitivity of the displays, balance of touchscreen and physical controls.
  • Winner: Kia Sorento Mk4
  • Score: 93.08%

With a win in the exterior category under its belt, the Kia Sorento also clinches the top rating in the survey for its excellent infotainment and controls. 

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It’s an impressive performance, too, with owners awarding the Kia second place for user-friendly switchgear and for the balance between physical and touchscreen controls, third place for its climate control system, fifth for audio and sixth for touchscreen sensitivity. Owners don’t find it so easy to connect their smartphones, though, ranking the Sorento a disappointing 37th.

The Dacia Duster comes second in the category, showing up the Sorento with a first place for smartphone connectivity, but it’s not as strong elsewhere, including a mediocre 36th for its climate controls. 

The BMW i3 in third majors on user-friendly controls (where it’s rated fourth), but trips up on its audio system, which only ranks 31st. Only one car from last year’s top 10 appears this year, the 2022 category champion, the Hyundai Kona, which comes fifth this time around.

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“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
1. Kia Sorento Mk4Mid to Large SUV2nd92.44%93.08%
2. Dacia Duster Mk2Small SUV4th91.75%92.95%
3. BMW i3Supermini13th91.10%92.88%
4. Hyundai IoniqCompact Family Car11th91.19%92.87%
5. Ford EcoSportSmall SUV6th91.52%92.86%
6. Hyundai KonaSmall SUV16th90.95%92.75%
7. Audi Q3 Mk2Premium Small SUV27th90.36%92.64%
8. Ford Kuga Mk3Mid to Large SUV15th90.99%92.53%
9. Renault Captur Mk2Small SUV34th89.98%92.33%
10. Volkswagen T-RocMid to Large SUV28th90.19%92.26%
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Chris covers all aspects of motoring life for Auto Express. Over a long career he has contributed news and car reviews to brands such as Autocar, WhatCar?, PistonHeads, Goodwood and The Motor Trader.

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