Being a member of the wider VW Group, the infotainment system you find in the Formentor is similar to what you’ll experience in the new ID.3 and ID.4.
There’s a big push towards touchscreens. Throughout the entire cabin, there’s a distinct lack of physical buttons. Ultimately, this comes down to personal preference, but you can’t deny it does alter its usability.
The nature of the system and the way it has been designed means it comes with lots of sub-sections within each menu, some of which could be labelled more clearly.
When trying to use some of the climate control buttons, the icons aren’t clear what they mean by their imagery alone and text doesn’t appear until you put your hand close to the screen.
The 10” touchscreen is responsive and offers a crisp image but the system overall is not as instinctive to use on the move as something like an Audi or BMW.
There are touch sensitive slider style buttons underneath the screen that allow you to adjust volume and climate control on the move, but because of where they’ve been positioned, you are forced to take your eyes off the road slightly.
Wireless Apple CarPlay comes as standard which is a nice bonus and the charging plate for your phone is one of the widest and deepest I’ve ever seen in a car.
There are plenty of connectivity options, with two USB C ports in the front and the rear for passengers too.