Despite being a bit long in the tooth, the EcoSport is one of a few new Ford products from the passenger car segment left on local price lists with the likes of the Kuga, Fiesta and Figo discontinued locally. The compact crossover from Ford has been a sales hit locally, providing the added ride height, downsized engines and reasonable practicality that have made vehicles in this segment so popular.
All three of these can be had for roughly the same money. Here’s how the EcoSport compares to the Volkswagen T-Cross and Hyundai Venue from an infotainment perspective.
The EcoSport, in Active guise, comes with Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system that features an eight-inch colour touchscreen display with built-in Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice control. The SYNC systems are well regarded and are intuitive to use.
The T-Cross, in Comfortline trim, comes with the 6.5-inch Composition Colour infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Four derivatives of the VW Polo Vivo Sedan were on offer, each with a varying trim level. The two entry-level offerings, Conceptline and Blueline, saw a radio as an optional extra and this option would see the fitment of a 4-speaker sound system. Trendline and Comfortline models got the radio as standard and saw the speakers grow to a complement of 6.
This simple radio system allowed for AM/FM reception, CD playback with MP3 capabilities, Bluetooth connection and a USB input. A multifunction steering wheel was not included as an opinion though.
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Keyword: Ford EcoSport vs Volkswagen T-Cross vs Hyundai Venue: Which one has the best infotainment system?