Ssangyong Rexton ELX
HD 9.2-inch screen Standard Key features: Large screen, phone link
INFOTAINMENT is arguably the area where Ssangyong has improved the Rexton the most, and while the system is a little behind its rivals’ here, it’s far from a bad set-up.
The large 9.2-inch touchscreen is easy to use, with clear menus and modern-looking graphics. It’s a bit laggy, especially next to the Skoda, but the Peugeot’s screen can be just as bad at times.
You get Android Auto and Apple Carplay as standard, and those systems are effective in this car. The big buttons and simple interfaces of the tech giants’ programmes work well on the Ssangyong’s screen, although that’s true of both rivals as well.
In addition there’s DAB radio and a rear-view camera, with Tomtom-sourced sat-nav mapping included as well. This is really easy to use and is snappier than the Peugeot’s built-in sat-nav.
FOR AND AGAINST
Large display, standard smartphone connectivity, simple operation Can be tricky to use on the move, interface occasionally unresponsive
Connected Large touchscreen in Rexton is reasonable to use, and splits to make nav simple to follow. The chief plus point is that it’s easy to use with phone apps