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2021 Kia Telluride Infotainment Driveway Test | New Year, Good Tech, Same




We're huge fans of the Kia Telluride crossover at Autoblog, and we're especially excited about the technological features it brings together. In fact, we love Kia electronics so much that we gave them the Technology of the Year 2020 award.But well-executed, as with Kia's driver safety kits, might not be what we're interested in today. That honor goes to the infotainment system, and as the two branches of technology intersect, our focus is on the touchscreen navigation and the clustered menus you interact with each day. Telluride comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 3.5-inch TFT cluster display, but the 2021 SX model we tested had an upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen. Already and a 7-inch color cluster display, the controls for both variants are essentially the same, although the menus appear different and some of the options mentioned here do not appear in the bottom bezel.


It turns out Kia's infotainment technology is as robust and useful as its built-in safety system. The hardware behind the kit is more than powerful enough for a crisp and responsive experience, and Kia lets you make some adjustments from the already various default settings. This infotainment system is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both of which are controlled via a touchscreen interface.One of the best features of this system is fully realized with the 10.25-inch touchscreen we have here and that is widescreen real estate. This allows you to open up to three widgets at once. It also gives you the flexibility to expand one of those main apps and keep a second tile open on 1/3 of the rest of the screen.This allows you to take advantage of advanced controls within whatever app you need urgent attention without giving up other items that might come in handy. Let's say you're going to a strange place, but your coworker wants to find a new song or podcast to listen to. As you can see in the top right view, this will help keep your map in place if you want to take a glance. But allows your passengers to dive right into the satellite radio menu.


More importantly, it also allows you to keep tabs on Apple CarPlay or เกมสล็อตออนไลน์ Android Auto while keeping tabs on native systems such as navigation or audio controls. Back and forth is often the point that frustrates other cars.Toyota offers a similar widescreen presentation, and while we like it too, Kia eventually surpasses it due to its small design and layout options. But there is little importanceKia's setup arrangement for driver-oriented systems is also smart. These are accessible through the cluster rather than embedded in the vehicle settings menu of the infotainment screen. This not only simplifies the menu. But also gives drivers more access if immediate fixes are required. The rider just needs to look down and switch to the available options using the menu controls mounted on the wheels. Easy peasy.This set is durable, versatile and customizable. But still very easy to use Of course, we will rank it as one of the best in the mainstream segment alongside FCA's Hyundai and Uconnect suites, and surpass Toyota Honda and Mazda.

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