The CX-5’s infotainment system is slick and relatively easy to use. The Audi-esque rotary controller, mounted just behind the gearlever, is the simplest way to control it (you simply twist the dial to scroll through menus and press down to make a selection), although you can use it as a touchscreen if you prefer. Regardless, the display is crisp and easy to read, and sat-nav is standard on all versions. The only obvious omission is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Adding to the system’s ease of use is the fact that the USB ports and auxiliary connector are positioned just in front of the gearlever, above a tray that can hold your mobile phone. It means you don’t need to have tangling cables or fumble around in the glovebox to find a connector.