Jaguar InControl Touch in-car infotainment review
From the outset, the InControl system appears bright and sleek, but it's held back by sluggish responses to operator inputs
The Jaguar InControl infotainment system looks good with its big screen, and is easy enough to view, but it is a slight case of style over substance.
The home screen is very clear, and features four main options, yet some of the layout choices seem less than logical – such as the provision of a small button with squares on for the satellite navigation settings.
On the whole the system is very usable, but it can be slow to respond to inputs. When we tested it we found that the volume would change seconds after we twisted the dial. However, this is weighed up against the cost, which is reasonable. The standard model gives you an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation and DAB.
Best in-car infotainment systems
- • Audi MMI
- • BMW iDrive
- • Ford SYNC 2
- • Jaguar InControl
- • Mazda MZD Connect
- • Mercedes COMAND
- • Nissan CONNECT
- • SEAT Full Link
- • Vauxhall IntelliLink
- • Volkswagen Discover
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- 1IntroductionWho makes the best in-car entertainment and sat-nav systems? Our top 10 includes verdicts on Audi, Ford and Vauxhall systems
- 2Audi MMIGraphics and fast-working set-up make Audi MMI stand out against most systems
- 3BMW iDriveBMW's iDrive displays live pages, so you can go back into where you were without having to re-enter info
- 4Jaguar InControl Touch - currently readingFrom the outset, the InControl system appears bright and sleek, but it's held back by sluggish responses to operator inputs
- 5Mazda MZD ConnectMazda system is impressively simple to use, with integrated internet radio apps giving an alternative to usual DAB
- 6Mercedes COMANDCOMAND interface seems dated, but you can get online by tethering your phone or connecting to a hotspot
- 7Nissan CONNECTNissan's infotainment system might feel dated and a bit basic, but it's easy to get your head around
- 8SEAT Full LinkSimple, clear and it works! SEAT's system gets an almost perfect score here, as it's intuitive and works quickly
- 9Vauxhall IntelliLinkVauxhall's infotainment system is far better than anything the manufacturer has offered before
- 10Ford SYNC 2Plenty of buttons mean the SYNC 2 system is confusing at a glance, but remembering voice commands makes it easier