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Toyota Avalon, Navigation System, Sedan
#443 of 461 Re: Navi for 2013 Avalon [ncee]
Mar 29, 2013 (6:34 am)
So, what shud I expect to pay for Toyota to install the Navigation System if I go that route. The easy access of touch is diff a plus especially the easy to see part. lol
#444 of 461 Re: Navi for 2013 Avalon [driver228]
Mar 30, 2013 (1:50 pm)
I have the NAV in both my '11 Sienna and '11 Avalon. I find that if you need general directions, like site-seeing it works fine. The traffic alert is not impressive. I also have Tom Tom on my iPhone with the traffic subsription. When I travel on business the Tom Tom has it all over the Toyota Nav. Tom Tom gives you more info plus if there is a traffic issue it gives you options.
#445 of 461 Re: Navi for 2013 Avalon [tkaz]
Mar 31, 2013 (6:11 am)
I agree. I had a 2011, and the Nav was nice, but not as up-to-date as my Garmin (which I have lifetime map up-dates with), the 2013 Avalon Nav was much better (but the car wasn't and I traded it in), and the 2012 Avalon is fine, but again, my Garmin is better.
I do like having POI show up on the map, and being able to click on them, and then say "Go there" and the Nav add's it to your route.
Very surprised that the car manufacturers aren't hooked up with one of the GPS giants? All a moog point with cell phones on a days.
#446 of 461 Re: Navi for 2013 Avalon [ncee]
Mar 31, 2013 (7:17 am)
i have the 2012 also.i'm curious.why did you trade in the 2013?
#447 of 461 Re: Navi for 2013 Avalon [djrc08861]
Mar 31, 2013 (10:19 pm)
I have a 2013 Avalon Limited w/tech package. I used to use a Tom Tom in my 2001 Solara. I gave it to a friend because I no longer need it with this car. I liked the 3D on my Tom Tom but I got used to the HDD nav. in the Avalon quickly. I have yet to find any nav. system that gets everything right. All that being said, I will give you the Pros and Cons.
I live in Rochester. NY. It seams that XM traffic only works in profitable markets which I am not in. Do not fret. The HDD nav. system does not require an XM subscription for road problems. So I guess, the question was what do I have to pay for good nav. information. Nothing!
I will say this, when driving, the voice recognition needs improvement. You need to know the commands and locating a destination that is not close by, can be frustrating. This is a software fix and can be updated to your vehicle.
You have to get use to the system. Read the manuals and the videos. Is it perfect, No! I have still not seen a perfect Nav. system. I think this car offers a more user friendly system that I have seen in cars costing $20,000 more. Everything is touch sensitive including the nav. system. The whole user interface to the driver is well laid out and responsive.
I own this car but I do not have any problem with suggesting any improvements.
#448 of 461 Malfunction Navigation System
May 26, 2013 (3:37 am)
I have a 2012 Toyota Avalon Limited and I'm having a problem with the Navigation System in it.
Here is my question: How do you get from Point A to Point B without the GPS telling you to take
every exit you are approaching long before you arrive at the actual exit you need to take? For example, if I need to take Exit #12 the GPS will tell me to take all the exits from 1 to ll. I purchased the car new in July of 2012 and the GPS never done this in the past. It just started
doing this last week on our last vacation. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
#449 of 461 Re: Malfunction Navigation System [cryptokid1]
May 26, 2013 (6:16 am)
Hi. From what I can tell, you'll need to go in and tell it how you want it to navigate for for. By this I mean, Highways (toll roads), back roads and so forth.
Also, you'll need to notice when it tells you there are 3 routes chosen and you choose a route, it's going to follow that route. You can go in and place a marker at a point, and it will then go that route.
I haven't checked this out yet, but here is what looks like an OUTSTANDING site to watch video's on the system?
#450 of 461 Re: Malfunction Navigation System [cryptokid1]
May 26, 2013 (7:28 am)
dont even bother.theyre is no solution.it is a garbage gps.i regret paying the extra.i removed the entire system altogether and replaced it with a sony radio and gps
#451 of 461 Navigation problem
Aug 10, 2013 (9:54 am)
I have a 2013 avalon love the car hate the navigation every time I enter a destination it sends me on a route keeps telling to get off every exit as if I preferred to go through the city when All I wanna do is stay on the highway need help there has to be some kind of setting I can change please help