MIT­SUBISHI OUT­LANDER Ʌ4L4L

Score 3.6

Auto Express - - Road tests -

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

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