Last post on May 09, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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Honda CR-V, Navigation System, SUV
#146 of 171 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [dscrv12]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:59 pm)
Your initial assesment is correct. The NAV sucks, especially when compared to just about anything else, other auto NAV's, smart phones, Garmin, etc.
However, today I received a note from Honda saying they've got a "2013 NAV update" out for $149. I'll buy it and hope. You might want to see if you can get the dealer to spring for it. I got $500 out of them due to the bunk 2011 NAV in my CRV EX- L that was more than 3 years old. Though, I had to write to the president of Honda International and dozens of othe high placed Honda executives. Good luck.
#147 of 171 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [johnbradley]
Sep 27, 2012 (10:06 am)
Thank you for your comments about the '12 NAV. I have a '10 and it is horrible. I hoped that Honda would fix it in the new model but it is clear that they have not. It's sad that a company that makes such a good car cares so little about current technology.
#148 of 171 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [bmfc]
Oct 06, 2012 (9:11 am)
Sorry to bring this up on the CRV forum, but all the harsh talk about Honda's navi systems goes back for years!
I have a 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL with Navi and back up camera. In the U.S. they only provide mapping up to the CDN border and then your auto icon shows you driving in an empty field! In all fairness tho, Honda is an equal opportunity PITA as the CDN versions only work up the border going into the U.S..
My $100.00 Garmen has maps of all North America and has never let me down from Alberta to Houston Texas.
My daughter in Texas has a fully loaded CRV with Navi and for her map update the dealership now wants another $300.00
(it couldn't even find the Dallas Convention Center!)
#149 of 171 Nav for Rogue and CR-V
Oct 11, 2012 (7:02 pm)
My wife drives a 2011 CR-V and I drive a 2011 Nissan Rugue and neither of the navigation systems equal Garmins least expensive LifeTimeMap units. Unfortunatly I gave both of these Garmin units to my two daughters and they will not give them up. I find it very difficult to choke up around $150.00 for the updates and find out they will be no better. Along with this, the fuel economy on the CR-V is pretty bad but my wife loves the thing so I am stuck. If we keep the cars I will have to purchase a Garmin unit for each of them and have them permanently installed. The Rogue's fuel economy is about 24/30 so I can't complain about that.
#150 of 171 Re: Nav for Rogue and CR-V [ken75]
Oct 12, 2012 (3:15 pm)
Well, now, with a Droid Razor, I have tree APS that have better graphics, directions and overall navigation that the CR-V NAV unit. I also keep the old Garmin handy when travelling in the CR-V.
When I was in a bitter dispute with American Honda over the crappy NAV unit, I did some legwork in China for where Honda purchased their NAV units. I've found scads of units, virtually all far superior to the one in my 2011 unit. Once our warranty runs out, we'll go ahead and purchase an after-market unit and have it installed, if we decide to keep the Honda. Like you, my wife loves the car, me? not so much. I've owned many SUV's larger than the CR-V and prefer them. I think we'll make adecision to get a new car, or not, next year sometime.
Milage doesn't mean much to us since we don't drive a whole lot. We live in a remote area, stock up at CostCo and hole up. But, I must admit that I'm surprised at how crappy the milage on the CR-V is. This isn't much of a problem except for the poor range when we're on a long trip. With only 350 miles or so, and other, newer, cars over 500 miles, I'm often chagrined at having to fuel up so often.
Consumer Reports also says that the CR-V is noiser than comparable. We thought so, too. When it turned out the crappy tires Honda put on the car lasted only 16,000 miles, I bought some Michlens, for $1,000, and the car rides MUCH quiter. Surprising.
#151 of 171 nav system by ken
Oct 15, 2012 (5:19 pm)
i'm in full agreement w you ken if you could live with out the dealer installed nav system the garmin nuvi are money well spent and saved.
#152 of 171 Re: nav system by ken [brian125]
Oct 15, 2012 (6:51 pm)
To bad the backup camera is coupled with the Honda Navi....it's actually a useful feature!
#153 of 171 Thoughts on the 2013 NAV...
Oct 22, 2012 (5:06 pm)
My parents, who are senior citizens, have finally decide to purchase a 2013 CR-V. They test drove a CR-V w/NAV. It is not because they had to have navigation, but it was available in the int./ext. color they wanted. They liked how the back up camera is largely viewed in the NAV screen. If you purchase NAV, aren't you getting an expanded view with the back up camera? Also, what are your thoughts on the 2013 NAV? Is it improved over the 2012, at all? If you are a senior, do you think the easy to see camera in the NAV area is a good safety feature? Thanks for any input you can provide!
#154 of 171 Re: Thoughts on the 2013 NAV... [wds1]
Oct 23, 2012 (4:20 am)
I am retired, a senior citizen and purchased a 2012 CR-V. I purposely bought the CR-V w/NAV because of the large screen which helped me see the backup camera view better along with the radio station names. (I am a music lover). Many have complained about the NAV being outdated and since I have never used a GPS, I can't say that it is or is not. But, like your parents, I love the large screen and I, too, wanted a specific color interior/exterior. I have searched high and low and have not been able to find the difference in the 2012 CR-V and 2013 CR-V. I have been a Honda owner for over 20-yrs. and my past experience with Honda is that they will slightly change the back and/or front lights on their vehicles and not much else. If your parents are able to find the color interior/exterior they want in a 2012 CR-V, they will probably get a better deal than on a 2013 especially since Honda did not seem to change much of anything between the two. Oh by the way, I love my 2012 CR-V which I have had since June.
#155 of 171 Re: Thoughts on the 2013 NAV... [snuke]
Oct 23, 2012 (11:05 am)
Well, someone who has never used a cell phone would pick up a 2009 "flip phone" and think it was wonderful. With little or no frame of reference, the Honda NAV is great. However, I've owned a Garmin GPS and rented GPS equipment when travelling, travelled with others in luxury cars with NAV equupment so my frame of reference is wide-ranging. From your perspective, the Honda NAV is probably super, however, from mine, it is decidedly sub-par and is definately not worth the $1500 - $2000 that Honda charges for this antique (2009 vintage) NAV equipment. Good luck with your CR-V. Check your tires often...........I only got 16,000 miles from the factory tires and spent $1000, less than a year later to get a decent set of tires on the car.