Ssangyong Rex­ton ELX

HD 9.2-inch screen Stan­dard Key fea­tures: Large screen, phone link

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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

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