Uconnect 4, 5.0, & 8.4 Features Explained

If you've been browsing for newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM vehicles lately, you may have noticed Uconnect on many of their technology features. This article will tell you everything you need to know about what Uconnect is and all of its features.

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What is Uconnect?

Simply put, Uconnect is the vehicle infotainment system used by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, as well as other brands owned by Fiat Chrysler such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Maserati.

Uconnect is a combination of a stereo system, apps, and services that the driver or passengers can access through a display screen and controls in the vehicle. Generally, infotainment systems such as uConnect are used for navigation, entertainment, and communication.


Uconnect Systems Features Differences & Options

Uconnect Systems Features Differences

what version of uconnect do i have?

Depending on the year, model and trim of the vehicle you are looking at, it may have different versions of Uconnect. There is Uconnect 5.0, Uconnect 8.4, and the Next Gen Uconnect 4. Uconnect 5.0 and Uconnect 8.4 are both previous generations of the system.

The Next Gen Uconnect 4 will be the most recent version. Each generation of Uconnect has different features to a certain degree. In the following sections, we will breakdown the features and options of each Uconnect version.

Uconnect 5.0

Uconnect 5.0 is the most basic version of the infotainment system. The 5.0 in the name refers to the 5-inch touchscreen display that is used to control most of the system.

Primary features of Uconnect 5.0 include:

  • 5-inch Touchscreen display
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Uconnect Voice Command for hands-free call and text
  • AUX/USB Connection for phone or MP3 player
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Speed-adjusted Volume
  • "Do Not Disturb" mode to suppress phone notifications while driving.
Uconnect Systems Features Differences

Uconnect 8.4

Uconnect 8.4 is extremely similar to Uconnect 5.0 with a few slightly improved features and optional upgrades. Uconnect 8.4 carries over the AM/FM radio, Uconnect Voice Commands, Bluetooth/AUX/USB connections, etc.

Uconnect Systems Features Differences

Primary Features of the Uconnect 8.4:

  • 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay on some models
  • Siri Eyes Free commands - Phone Calls, Text, Change Music, Email, receive directions & more.
  • Customize the user interface of the Uconnect display
  • Some models have the option for an Uconnect 8.4 with GPS Navigation.

Next Gen Uconnect 4

Uconnect 4 is the most current generation of the infotainment system. It was introduced starting on 2018 model vehicles. It has made some great strides in features compared to the previous versions. Many of the old features carry over such as voice commands and Bluetooth connectivity but there are also some newly added features.

Primary Features of the Next Gen Uconnect 4:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration
  • Sharper Graphics and Faster Performance
  • Uconnect Access Smartphone App
  • Remote Lock/Unlock
  • Available Remote Start
  • Available Vehicle Finder
  • Available 4G Wi-Fi HotSpot
  • & More
  • Engine Performance Pages
Uconnect Systems Features Differences

Uconnect Access

Uconnect Access is a smartphone app designed to increase the functionality of the Uconnect 4 infotainment system. With a paid subscription, users will have access to a variety of new features.

Uconnect Systems Features Differences

Primary Features of the Uconnect Access:

  • Remote Lock/Unlock
  • Available Remote Start
  • Available Vehicle Finder
  • Available 4G Wi-Fi HotSpot
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Vehicle Health Report & Alerts
  • Theft Alarm & Stolen Vehicle Assistance

Why Take A Test Drive At Northgate CDJR?

With over 250 new 2019 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM models in stock, Northgate CDJR has no shortage of vehicles with the latest version of Uconnect. Try test driving any new sedan, SUV or truck we have and you'll be able to test out Uconnect yourself to see how convenient it is.

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