“Most of these infotainment functions can be handled through your phone, without having to pay for factory-installed systems,” says Consumer Reports Senior Automotive Engineer Tom Mutchler.
All new equipped VW vehicles purchased or leased will receive a 3-month introductory trial subscription to the Sirius XM All Access audio package, which includes every channel of satellite radio.
Avoid congestion before you reach it with Sirius XM Traffic from Sirius XM.
Known in the industry as "infotainment" systems, these optional control systems often integrate stereo, navigation, and climate controls with highly detailed car data, along with a host of connected services.
And some of those services can present new car buyers with a surprising bill a few months into the ownership of a vehicle.
Seriously, those folks have annoyed my parents to the point of madness the last couple of times they bought new cars.
Actually, you probably will still get those annoying sales calls because the rest of the Sirius XM package has a measly four-month free trial period, according to Subaru.
So, uh…, in advance, if you’re buying a Sirius XM-equipped Subaru.
Expect several “Subscribe now to keep your service!
The map package is fairly up-to-date, and we had no trouble finding our testing home base.
It's a fairly new development that Google had a hard time with just 18 months ago, so we were certainly impressed with the Ford system's completeness.
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Chevrolet offers a built-in system to help encourage safe driving habits, and with its industry-first in-vehicle report card, Teen Driver can let parents know how their teenager drove the vehicle and help them as they continue to coach their new drivers.
Most new cars offer a free trial period for services such as Sirius XM satellite radio, in-vehicle Wi Fi hotspots, personal "concierge" services, live traffic data, or remote car monitoring services that allow you to check in on your car through a smartphone app.