Why we love FCA’s Uconnect in Jeeps, Rams, and Chryslers
|driving.ca 30 Jun 2020 at 15:17|
You’ve probably heard us rave about Chrysler’s Uconnect system before in reviews and comparisons, but in this video we explain and show you why we actually like it so much and a few things we are not so thrilled about.
First of all, it’s a sharp looking system with well-designed graphics and a very quick refresh rate. It’s a touchscreen system that works much like a tablet would with an anchored row of “buttons” along the bottom of the screen for frequently used functions.
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What sets it apart from other systems is the redundant controls available to the driver for necessary functions. For example, one can raise/lower the temperature through a touchscreen function or they can use hard buttons located on the dashboard. Likewise there are redundant buttons on the steering wheel that allow you to skip songs, adjust the volume, or make a phone call. Giving people the option to adjust these settings on or off the touchscreen is the key to Uconnect’s goodness.
But it’s not all peachy. Some functions, like those for the heated seats are buried several layers deep in the touchscreen and are a real pain to navigate while driving. Luckily, on most models, there are hard buttons for this function as well, and on really cold mornings, the seat heaters turn on automatically and the function pops up on the screen before going to the main menu.