2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review
2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

In the past, compact cars were the vehicle of choice for owners of freshly minted driver’s licenses and the exceedingly frugal. But in recent year automakers have entered into something of an arms race for premium features at a not-so-premium cost. Take examples like adaptive cruise control in the Honda Civic, or a heated and cooled driver’s seat in theHyundai Elantra. Ahead of our first drive in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, we spent some time in the cabin and poring over the option list to see how it stacks up to the competition.

In the Cruze, Chevy’s latest step toward a compact-car doomsday weapon is the center stack. The seven-inch, MyLink touchscreen is standard across the range, and it’s excellent. It’s pretty and quick to respond, but pairing it with a smartphone is key to its appeal. Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your phone connects quickly and easily via a USB port. Using navigation via your phone means the basic MyLink has all the same functionality as the Premier’s optional, nav-equipped touchscreen – only without the $1,995 premium. But it’s also more intuitive and easier to manage than the system in Chevy’s other models which use an eight-inch touchscreen.

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review interior
2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review interior

In the past, compact cars were the vehicle of choice for owners of freshly minted driver’s licenses and the exceedingly frugal. But in recent year automakers have entered into something of an arms race for premium features at a not-so-premium cost. Take examples like adaptive cruise control in the Honda Civic, or a heated and cooled driver’s seat in theHyundai Elantra. Ahead of our first drive in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, we spent some time in the cabin and poring over the option list to see how it stacks up to the competition.

In the Cruze, Chevy’s latest step toward a compact-car doomsday weapon is the center stack. The seven-inch, MyLink touchscreen is standard across the range, and it’s excellent. It’s pretty and quick to respond, but pairing it with a smartphone is key to its appeal. Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your phone connects quickly and easily via a USB port. Using navigation via your phone means the basic MyLink has all the same functionality as the Premier’s optional, nav-equipped touchscreen – only without the $1,995 premium. But it’s also more intuitive and easier to manage than the system in Chevy’s other models which use an eight-inch touchscreen.

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review.  Original article:  autoblog

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