The Boxster is only average in this area – not because of the quality of its system, but because you have to fork out for kit that should really come as standard. Just adding sat-nav to the standard 7.0in touchscreen costs four figures, although adding nav also brings Bluetooth. A DAB digital radio and voice control also cost a sizeable sum.
On the plus side, the 7.0in colour touchscreen is easy to reach, quick to respond to your inputs, and is logically laid out with shortcut buttons to help you find each major function. Rivals' systems, such as iDrive in the BMW Z4, are simpler to use, with a rotary dial that makes it easier to navigate the menus on the move.
There are no audio controls on the steering wheel unless you pay extra, and, of course, you can pay to upgrade to a high-end audio system if the standard six-speaker system won’t do it for you.