One of the improvements of the 2021 Corvette Stingray was the ability to pair a smartphone wirelessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Apparently, owners were impressed with the new system as the 2021 Stingray wound up in a tie with the Cadillac Escalade for first place in the Midsize/Large Premium category of the recently published J.D. Power U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study.
In the study, J.D. Power asked more than 110,000 owners of new 2021 model-year vehicles to rank their overall satisfaction with their factory multimedia system and report any problems they might have had after 90 days of ownership.
Using the answers, J.D. Power then rated each vehicle on a 1,000-point scale, and the Corvette and Escalade tied for first place with 924 points, one point ahead of the Cadillac CT5. “Smartphone mirroring has shown to be a source of problems for several years now but has become more problematic this year with the growing ability to wirelessly connect the feature on a number of vehicles,” J.D. Power’s senior director of global automotive quality, Brent Gruber, says. “Fortunately, the top tech companies and automakers have the ability to generate demand for new or upgraded technologies while troubleshooting current issues as the rollout continues.”
Other leaders in the survey were the Nissan Maxima in Midsize/Large with 942 points, Nissan Sentra in Small/Compact with 910, and BMW 4 Series in Small/Compact Premium with 920.
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