Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman vs Volkswagen T-Roc: infotainment

The Audi Q2, Mini Countryman and Volkswagen T-Roc SUVs all combine an elevated driving position and prestige image with compact dimensions. But which is best?...

Audi Q2 infotainment

Infotainment systems

Audi Q2

S line trim comes with a 7.0in screen, DAB radio, Bluetooth and sat-nav, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Controlled by a rotary dial between the seats, the system is easy to use on the move, aided by clear, responsive menus and sharp graphics. You can upgrade to an 8.3in screen (pictured) with more sophisticated sat-nav, but the standard system is plenty good enough.

New Volkswagen T-Roc vs Audi Q2 vs Mini Countryman

We’d consider selecting the £1300 Navigation Plus Pack, because this includes an 8.8in screen, rather than the 6.5in one that’s standard. Otherwise, it gets everything that the Q2 has, apart from Android Auto, but is the better system overall. The graphics are sharper and menus clearer, plus it’s even more responsive. Our only complaint is that the screen is mounted a little lower than the Q2’s, meaning you have to take your eyes off the road for longer.

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc touchscreen

Unlike the other two, the T-Roc’s infotainment is controlled by a touchscreen only. The 8.0in system has sharp graphics and well-organised menus, but some of the icons are a little too small to hit accurately on the move. The shortcut buttons around the screen’s edges are welcome, because they make it easier to jump to the menu that you want, but we still prefer the rotary dial controls of the others.