New Porsche Macan vs Jaguar F-Pace

A revamp for Porsche’s Macan sports SUV means it’s all set for a fresh shootout with the Jaguar F-Pace. Which is the better buy?...

Jaguar F-Pace infotainment


Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro system – standard on the F-Pace – feels at least a generation behind Porsche’s. Its menus aren’t as easy to navigate, the resolution of its 10.0in touchscreen is relatively low and it can be sluggish to respond to commands. Frustratingly, Apple and Android smartphone mirroring isn’t available, even as an option, although you can download a Jaguar app to your phone to gain some control via the car’s touchscreen.

Porsche Macan infotainment

Porsche Macan

This new system, with its 10.9in touchscreen, is far more user-friendly than the previous Macan’s 7.0in set-up. The menus are well laid out and the screen is quick to respond and pin-sharp, although some might find the far corner of it a bit of a stretch. Sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and an 11-speaker sound system are standard. Apple CarPlay phone mirroring and various online services are also included, but Android Auto is not. 

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