Vauxhall IntelliLink in-car infotainment review
Vauxhall's infotainment system is far better than anything the manufacturer has offered before
Latest Vauxhall infotainment set-up offers features you’d previously have expected solely on more premium cars. Not only is there plenty of standard kit, you can also add OnStar with a concierge button and its own 4G web. This is free for 12 months, but £79 from then on, excluding internal Wi-Fi.
Even standard models are packed with gear – a seven-inch touchscreen, DAB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can pay £700 to get an eight-inch touchscreen, sat-nav and more, but this is included on higher-spec cars.
The system is all touchscreen apart from four buttons, and generally it’s intuitive to use despite some quirks. Sat-nav routing is very good and postcode input is simple, but adding an address is long-winded.
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 TouchFrom 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 IntelliLink - currently readingVauxhall'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