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10 cheap cars with the best infotainment systems

A car is like a home away from home, so it’s only natural to pack it with things that bring comfort and joy. Driving should be a stress-free experience, after all. Infotainment systems can do just that: keep everyone on board safe, while keeping them entertained.

The history of in-car entertainment began in the 1930s when Motorola mass-produced AM car radios. From then on, the system improved to include FM, stereos and cassettes. In 1981, ICEs became more practical when the first on-board navigation system was introduced in the Toyota Celica in Japan.

As the music industry evolved in the early 2000s, so did infotainment systems; with the advent of CDs, DVDs and MP3s, driving has become more musical than ever. 2010s touchscreen systems, Bluetooth configuration, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity have pushed the game forward, all for the safety and enjoyment of drivers and passengers.

ICEs keep getting better, from parking guides to air conditioning. Gadgets come and go, but in-car infotainment is here to stay and evolve with the connected world. Below are some cars that are cheap but offer great infotainment systems. Every trip home is always a nice trip with infotainment systems. They are synonymous with safety, ease and joy.

ten 2017 Kia Forte


Kia Forte Koup
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This four-door South Korean sedan sells for less than $15,000 used and looks simple on the outside as its interior is the one that steals the show. The 2017 model of this compact is proud to house UVO eServices, now called Kia Connect.


2017 Kia Forte 5

Standard features on the base LX trim include a 7-inch infotainment system with everything from a backup camera to navigation, while the top-spec EX gets optional features like voice-activated navigation and SiriusXM Traffic. Android or Apple users need not worry either as the Forte is always ready to accommodate both, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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9 2016 Ford Fiesta


2016 Ford Fiesta
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It really is a treat with this Ford, thanks to its SYNC 3 infotainment system equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, first introduced in its 2016 model. This city car, which sells for less than 7 $000 used, knows how to make an entertaining ride.


2016 Ford Fiesta
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Ford has improved this car’s connectivity and voice recognition, and with dedicated Wi-Fi, upgrades are a breeze. As the first Ford with SYNC 3, the Fiesta paved the way for reliable navigation, a solid audio system and overall improved communications.

8 Chevrolet Cruze 2016


Chevrolet Cruze 2016
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The 2016 Cruze is dubbed the “most connected” by CNET, and rightly so, thanks to MyLink. Its standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is like a small community that additionally works for driver satisfaction. Apart from its standard features, it also has hotspot connectivity (4G/LTE/Wi-Fi) and advanced security features.


Chevrolet Cruze 2016
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Used examples can now be found for less than $10,000, making them bargains, especially since its reliability isn’t just under the hood but reaches the dash. No wonder the Cruze is one of Chevrolet’s best sellers.

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7 2017 Hyundai Elantra


Hyundai Elantra
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The Elantra is derived from the word ‘exhilaration’, and this car delivers just that, and its infotainment system has a lot to do with it. This South Korean creation is a powerful vehicle on its own, and pairing it with reliable ICE means business. It features a newly redesigned 8.0-inch touchscreen with increased touch sensitivity, voice control and Apple CarPlay.


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Hyundai has packed this car with user-friendly technologies such as an advanced driver assistance system, hands-free smart trunk, touchscreen system with rear view camera, and the list goes on…all for less than $15. $000.

6 2015 Subaru Impreza


2015 Subaru Impreza
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This 2015 Subaru Impreza truly lives up to its name and impresses with the amount of features and connectivity drivers get for not a lot of money. The Japanese automaker has worked hard to improve the 2015 Impreza, which it has equipped with a new 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s easy to use and easy on the eyes.


2015 Subaru Impreza
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The upgraded system includes voice commands, a weather subscription and the award-winning EyeSight driver assistance system. All this for a precise, safe and entertaining ride, plus it’s inexpensive (under $15,000).


5 2016 Scion iA


2016 Scion iA
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The Scion brand is no longer on the market, but that doesn’t mean it stopped being reliable when it said goodbye. The iA model, which aims to be “individual” and “accommodating”, knows how to be intimate. It has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with quick access to its features.


2016 Scion iA
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Setup is already easy to use and even designed to be simpler with voice recognition. The iA really knows how to adapt, so the driver can just focus on the road and not get bored. Do you miss the Scion? Grab it for around $15,000.

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4 2018 Chevy Malibu


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The Malibu has been around for decades but remains relevant because it knows how to adapt to technological developments. Its LS and LT versions are perfect for technology enthusiasts: the Wi-Fi access point (4G LTE) makes life on the road easier and the MyLink system adds additional comfort.


2018 Chevy Malibu
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Chevy’s infotainment system doesn’t need to shine to impress. A 7-inch touchscreen comes with the LS model, and an 8-inch screen makes its way to the LT trim. Both come with all the possible features you might need including Wifi, Bluetooth, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For less than $20,000, any driver would know why the Malibu has won awards not only for its performance, but also for its advanced safety features paired with attractive technological marvels.


3 2018 Nissan Maxima


2018 Nissan Maxima
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Maxima has been in production since 1980, so expect advanced features as the model grows. It comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen system that delights with its usability and connectivity. Along with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, this sedan has a navigation system that includes collision alerts, remote start, and a stolen vehicle locator, among other things.


2018 Nissan Maxima
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A preloved unit can cost less than $20,000, a catch for those who also want a drive that’s a gig. Its 11-speaker Bose audio setup delivers a surround sound experience. Prepare this playlist.

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2 Hyundai Sonata 2018


Hyundai Sonata 2018
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As CNET said, it’s never boring in the Sonata. The 2018 model is yours for around $20,000, and it’s worth every penny for those looking for a versatile vehicle.


HYUNDAI SONATA 2018
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Its advanced driver assistance system, combined with an upgraded 7-inch (8-inch optional) infotainment system that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth, all connected to a 6-channel stereo audio system. speakers. There’s even wireless charging, perfect for those who want a neat, tangle-free dashboard.

1 Honda Civic 2018


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This Japanese car brand is above all functional. The base model is already satisfactory, and the higher the trim, the better the infotainment system. The Accord’s interior and infotainment have the feel of a much more expensive sedan and offer all sorts of safety and connectivity features.


Honda Civic 2018
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The top-notch audio display features a user-friendly 8-inch touchscreen, multi-angle rear view camera, wireless charging and Near Field Communication (NFC). Used Accords are on sale for around $22,000, making them a steal for Japanese car enthusiasts.


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