Automakers are constantly improving on in-car technology. And when it comes to in-car tech, you want a lot of features and an easy-to-understand interface. With the Infiniti InTouch multimedia system, you get both. The innovative system features two touch screens, and both are responsive, crisp and quick to refresh.
Setup is a bit tricky, but overall, the system is easy to navigate. The top screen is primarily for maps, but you can call up various controls there, as well. The lower screen acts as your main interface for apps, navigation inputs, cabin controls and settings. You control the system at the steering wheel with the center console knob or by touchscreen.
There is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay integration, but InTouch is easy to navigate and the two screens come in handy once you get used to them. You can listen to text messages and reply back using predetermined responses or ones you can customize yourself. Voice recognition works pretty well, too. You don’t have to talk super loud or super slow to get it to do what you want.
There are two levels of InTouch available. The Basic package includes maintenance alerts and reminders, plus an app suite. You can also remotely lock and unlock doors, but if you want to adjust climate controls or start the car, you’ll need to upgrade to the next level. The pricier Premiere package includes an interactive Google calendar and a live personal assistant to help you plan trips by checking weather and also booking flights and hotels.
Parents will also like that you can set drive zones, speed caps and time limits behind the wheel. Of course, Infiniti hooks you up with a generous trial subscription if you buy a new or CPO vehicle. That way, you can try out the system before you buy it.
Overall, with the app suite, in-depth settings and customization features, the Infiniti InTouch is one of the better multimedia systems on the market right now.