Infotainment systems have become a key selling point among cars nowadays. Even affordable options in the Philippine market now get a touchscreen display featuring various multimedia functions. What used to be a rare feature is now made standard on most modern vehicles, given that many drivers have a smartphone in their pocket and an entire library of songs they want to play, infotainment systems have similarly advanced in terms of their features.
Below we’ve listed 10 sedans that have great infotainment systems, ranging pint-sized to midsize. Do take note that the following head units we’ve chosen satisfied us in terms of overall presentation, ease of usability, and multimedia functions. So without further ado, let’s proceed.
The Honda City is undeniably one of the most value-packed options in its segment. Notably, the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is available on all variants except the base S MT. The head unit features AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, WebLink, and even Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its physical buttons do make it easier to operate, how we just wish it came with a volume knob. Opt for the range-topping RS, and it gets paired with an 8-speaker audio system that fills the City’s compact cabin pretty nicely.
Like its subcompact sibling, the Honda Civic also gets a great head unit as well. We’re actually talking about the more advanced 7-inch touchscreen found on the mid-range 1.8 E and top-of-the-line RS. Compared to the pre-updated model, the refreshed Honda Civic now comes with physical buttons including a volume knob, making the screen much easier to operate than before. Multimedia functions include AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI input, and even Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Kia Soluto happens to be one of the smallest on the list, and despite its miniature dimensions, this pint-sized hatch does pack big surprises in its infotainment system. Despite its affordable price range, the entire Soluto range happens to be one of the only models in its segment to offer a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The standard 8-inch touchscreen on the Kia Forte is an absolute joy to play with. Aside from its floating-type integration on the dash, this screen also has a good resolution, plus, it’s responsive to touches with minimal lag. Like the Soluto, Kia’s compact sedan also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other multimedia functions also include AM/FM, CD, Bluetooth, auxiliary input, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sound is released through a 6-speaker audio system with a good amount of bass in case you’re into that.
Even the smallest Mazda2 in its range packs a good amount of features. Its sole variant is equipped with a 7-inch infotainment system, and the screen features the first-generation interface of the Mazda Connect system. Notably, you can control the screen via the buttons located at your center stack, also, touchscreen operation is not allowed once the vehicle is in motion.
Like most modern cars, this subcompact sedan comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and other multimedia functions. What’s spectacular though are the speakers, despite being the smallest and affordable model in its pack, the Mazda2, like other Mazda vehicles, it gets a quality speaker setup with 6 units on board.
Unlike the 2, the Mazda3 features the latest version of the Mazda Connect interface. Aside from the simpler yet more classy layout, the 8.8-inch infotainment system cannot be operated as a touchscreen anymore, you can only control the screen via the MZD connect dial or on the steering wheel. Still, it’s got Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AM/FM, and Bluetooth, plus, opt for the 2.0 SkyActiv Premium AT, and you’ll get a glorious 12-speaker BOSE sound system, which puts the infotainment experience a few notches above its competition. The infotainment system also has BOSE’s premium suite of software sound features, which include an equalizer and a whole host of other features for audiophiles to enjoy.
The Mazda6 shares the same infotainment system with the smaller 2, as both models feature the same version of the Mazda Connect. What’s different though is that you get a more refined 11-speaker BOSE sound system on either its diesel and turbocharged gasoline variants. Apart from that, it’s the same story with the ‘3’ for the more advanced audiophile-centric features.
Not only is the MG 5 hailed as the longest in its class, but the subcompact sedan also boasts in terms of features. Select variants are equipped with a large 10-inch touchscreen that provides the multimedia functions you’ll need including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Worth noting though is that the control scheme for the infotainment and climate control are governed by one knob and two buttons. That said, its air conditioning system is operated through the screen. It’s also worth pointing out that you can control where you want the sound system to focus its output.
The MG 6 isn’t your average sedan, given that it is one of the most affordable fastbacks in the local market today. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard on both Alpha and Trophy variants. Like its other stablemates, its display also offers various multimedia functions like AM/FM radio and Bluetooth, however, it’s only available with Apple CarPlay. The 6-speaker sound system is good enough, and there’s a lot of adjustability for sound levels.
Lastly, the Volkswagen Lamando sits as its midsize sedan offering. In terms of in-car entertainment, the range-topping SEL features a large 9.2-inch infotainment system. Unlike most cars, the Lamando is one of the few models in the market to get gesture control, which allows you to navigate through the head unit with a wave of your hand. Of course, it gets a set of multimedia functions as well, including AM/FM radio, CD, auxiliary input, and even Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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