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#128 of 181 Re: 2011 Honda CR-V NAV System
Jan 25, 2012 (6:17 pm)
HONDA 2012 NAV
My wife purchased a 2012 Civic with NAV. I've given up trying to use it. Take my Garmin instead. Today I purchased a 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L without the NAV. During this process I had a salesman at ACURA tell me it was good. Asked him to find me the closest LCBO (LIQUIOR STORE IN ONTARIO) after a few minutes he gave up. Garmin takes all but 30 seconds. I also had a friend try this out on his new Lexus RX350. Closest one 100 miles away, when it is just 1 mile away. Have a friend with a Lincoln, also has trouble finding things easily. Thus if you want a good NAV stay with Garmin. We've had Honda's for years and enjoy the reliability of them. But they certainly missed the boat with their HAV. system. At least on the Civic and CR-V.
#129 of 181 Re: 2011 Honda CR-V NAV System [nelsonkid]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2012 (9:00 pm)
Maybe it's a don't drink and drive thing.
Try a Timmies next. Well, no, they're on every corner anyway. Maybe a Canadian Tire?
I'm a bit irritated with my Garmin this week. The little pin in the adapter end is sticking and not making good contact with the power port, so it kept cutting off on me.
#130 of 181 2007 Honda CRV navigation Manual
Feb 10, 2012 (8:57 am)
Any info as to a link to download a copy of the Nav manual ( Navteq), also cannot program street address and avenue numbers ,not intuative at all, the system seems an absolute joke verses garmin.
#131 of 181 Honda CR-V NAV system
Feb 10, 2012 (10:20 am)
The manual that came with our 2011 CR-V cites attributes about the system that it doesn't have. For example, it discusses certain Bluetooth features that are only avaiable on "compatible phones." I checked and no phone currently available on the planet is compatible with those features on Honda's NAV system since it doesn't have those capabilities. The manual does explain the features that do work in understandable text, photos and illustrations but you can't make a Mercedes out of a bicycle. The unit is of 2007-8 vintage. it would appear that Honda bought thousands more than the could sell in those years so they just kept installing them in 2009,10,11 models to get them out of their inventory.
The 2012 is advertised as "completely re-engineered" so I would assume they put a fully functioning, up-to-date system in the new models. Ours was priced at $1500 so, if they upgraded to a unit comparable with what other automakers have been installing (even their NAV system in the Pilot is better) in higher end versions of their featured models, it will probably cost more.
#132 of 181 Re: Honda vs. After-Market Navigation [texasbid]
Feb 10, 2012 (4:10 pm)
Exactly!! Youre paying $2000 for a $200 GPS system. Kind of a no brainer to stick with the EX-L, although youre still paying $2000 for fake leather seats. Best deal is the EX
#133 of 181 Re: 2007 Honda CRV navigation Manual [ronin9]
Feb 11, 2012 (5:56 am)
You can download Nav manual from Honda website. You have to create an account with your car model first, then, it will show up the appropriate manuals for your car model.
#134 of 181 Honda CR-V NAV System
Feb 11, 2012 (9:24 am)
Downloading a manual, if you didn't get one when you bought the car, is one thing. Making the NAV system do what it is supposed to do is another. Even after spending $185 (Honda had issued me a $500 credit to compensate for the system's deficiencies) for an updated CD, it is still far less accurate than my Garmin and is not fully Bluetooth compatible.
#135 of 181 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi
Mar 14, 2012 (6:42 am)
I'm thinking of buying a new 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navigation. I've read a number of posts and they all say the Navi is lacking. Would someone describe what the display looks like. Is it 3D or does it simply look like Google Maps on a smart phone? Does the Navi fail all the time to find locations? Is there an aftermarket navi system that any of you would recommend for the CRV? What does one lose, if anything, on the touch screen if the navigation is not purchased? Thanks for your help.
#136 of 181 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [jake140]
Mar 14, 2012 (3:58 pm)
I have 2008 CRV and I personally like the 2D view more than the 3D. Honda Navi does not have 3D view. The 2D view Navi screen on Honda is pretty big and it gives you plenty surrounding area of the map to check out vs. 3D view which is distorted and it doesn't give you a good sense of surrounding area. I think Alpine is the company who makes Honda Navi. Perhaps they have something better that fits Honda CRV.
#137 of 181 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [jake140]
Mar 15, 2012 (9:45 am)
I really don't know what is meant by 3D in this application. From a marketing standpoint, I guess it is but it isn't 3D like Avatar or in a 3D film. You have a choice of little cartoon icons or arrows on a backlit map, like a Garmin or any GPS I've seen. We have a 2011 CRV EX-L that we like with the exception of the NAV. I carry a Garmin that I use hiking and had in an old Blazer we gave to our son. The NAV in the Honda is sub-standard, much less feature-wise and in accuracy than many other NAV systems I've seen and far less versatile and accurate than my 5 year-old Garmin. I donít know if it is improved in the 2012 model, perhaps thatís a question to ask though, beware, not even the owner of the large dealership was well-versed in the operation of the NAV. Not even NAV tech support was of much help.
Aside from the fact the maps were 5 years old and Honda paid for a $185 upgrade this last December, it is not fully Bluetooth compatible. Deceptively, they say you have to check to see if your phone is suitable to work with all the features but, lo and behold, there is no phone sold in the U.S. that is ďcompatible.Ē The main feature we miss is Caller ID; that is to say, even if the caller is in the on-board phone book, they are identified on the screen as is the case on all other systems Iíve seen. It only shows you that you have an incoming call but you already know that since it rings and tells you.
The voice recognition is low-end; Iíve seen a lot better in other vehicles. The Honda Pilot has a better NAV system. What Iím saying here applies for 2011 vehicles; I donít know about 2012 models but perhaps some of the issues I bring up here can be asked if you go to purchase the 2012.