Mercedes COMAND in-car infotainment review

COMAND interface seems dated, but you can get online by tethering your phone or connecting to a hotspot

COMAND works well, but it looks like it’s been dragged out of the early 2000s after a bad bout of the Millennium Bug. The screen isn’t particularly bright, yet the blacks are very deep, making it easy to read even in low light. The Mercedes also won points for being our only test car to find the specific house we were looking for with the postcode we used. The arrival time was accurate and the traffic updates helpful.

Voice commands are easy to use, as  the system will prompt you with recorded requests, so there’s no need to glance at the screen. They can get long-winded and tedious, though. COMAND was let down by its high price (where it’s an option), as well as its connectivity, as it struggled to connect with all of the devices we used in our test.

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