Quick Look: 7-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen Infotainment System:

This System Should Be Standard Equipment In All FCA Vehicles...

In late 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Uconnect division launched a 7-inch version of their Uconnect 4 touchscreen system for certain vehicles in the FCA portfolio. The entry-level Uconnect 4 (or fourth generation) system is something that hasn’t been talked about too much. Earlier this week, our very own Mike Volkmann got his hands on a 2019 Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop equipped with the 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen system. 

2019 Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop. (MoparInsiders).

While the system doesn’t feature all of the technology as it’s 8.4-inch sibling, the system gets the job done. The 7-inch system does feature conveniences like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while displaying all information with high-res graphics.  The system is very responsive and features the same layout as the bigger 8.4-inch screens. We also find the system to be a lot safer than the 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen system. 

The 7-inch Uconnect screen is much better to read and because of its familiar layout is easier to use than the 5-inch systems. The reverse camera feature is also a lot easier to use since that bigger screen with better resolution is a lot sharper than the 5-inch systems, you don’t have to second or triple look at objects behind the vehicle. Climate controls are also a much better layout than the 5-inch version, by offering a better layout screen that makes changing the temperature in the vehicle even faster than the smaller system.

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In all, we find that while the 7-inch Uconnect screen isn’t as good of a package as the bigger 8.4-inch versions, it is lightyears ahead of the 5-inch systems. The familiar screens as the 8.4-inch and much larger display controls make using the 7-inch Uconnect system a much more modern and safer system to use, allowing you to keep your eyes more focused on the road rather than squinting at a small screen. The MoparInsiders team, all agree that we would love to see this system as standard equipment across the entire FCA portfolio.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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