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Smartphone link Standard Key features: Sat-nav, DAB, phone app
THE Outlander’s seven-inch touchscreen is a decent size, but it’s not nearly as well integrated as the units in the MINI and VW, and as a result it’s not as simple to use – even down to the placement of the screen in the dash.
The infotainment system gets a basic level of kit included, with navigation, Bluetooth and DAB radio all fitted as standard. However, whereas the MINI gets optional connected services and the Golf gets features such as Carplay as standard, you’ll need to go for the Juro special-edition model for similar tech on the Mitsubishi.
On top of this, the Outlander’s screen resolution isn’t as sharp as either of its rivals in the test, while the display doesn’t respond as quickly to inputs, either.
Overall, it’s clear that the Mitsubishi’s infotainment is based on older tech, although we don’t know why Apple Carplay and Android Auto aren’t more widely available on the PHEV given that the sat-nav and functionality offered are better than anything Mitsubishi supplies.
FUNCTIONS Bluetooth is easy to connect and DAB radio is included, but screens are harder to navigate
SCREEN Outlander uses older tech than rivals. Carplay and Android Auto could be more widely available, too