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2019 Toyota Navigation is terrible?!

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Jmb0351, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Got a new 2019 TRD OR Premium and absolutely love this thing. Coming from a 2016 TRD OR Tacoma. Was not a fan of the Navigation in the Tacoma but was hoping it had improved in last couple years...

    Went on a Road trip from Springfield, Il to Hamburg, NY and the Navigation is terrible?? Gave me 3 routes, all 3 were closer to an hour longer than what my Maps app showed on iPhone. So I kept it on just to compare to to my phone. It would of taken me down closed roads into heavy construction zones... closed exits..

    Am I missing something?? Does anyone else think it sucks?

    Averaged 19.9 mpg running 75 to 80 mph was happy with that. And over all very happy with it. No complaints. And I love its not constantly hunting for gears like the underpowered 6sp on the Tacoma that was annoying AF Lol
     
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  2. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    g8torb8t

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    I replaced mine with a Kenwood with Garmin navigation. Blows away the factory unit...
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    Do you have a model reference For the Kenwood. Im satisfied with just XM radio and the basic deal. But it would be nice to have reliable Nav?!
    Sometimes I go on trips with no cell service?!
    Thanks
     
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    If you're only usisng it for certain trips buy a small self contained Garmin. Much easier & way less $$$. I personally am not thrilled with Navs in general. I have had them really lead me astray too many times. They always seemed to take me to down town Mahattan whenever I was going out ot LI. I just asked one of my customer's 1 time & he gave me the simple best route. Verizano bridge! But again this is just from my experiences.:hattip::cheers:
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    There is a way to link your phone to your nav system and use Android google maps or iphone map apps
     
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    I bought this model on my last one. I've had 3 different models over the years in different Toyotas (Tacomas, Camry).
    Kenwood Excelon DNX696S
    Navigation receiver
     
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  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    Go to youe Etune manual pg 38-44 explains how to use Smart phone W/Etune Nav:

    - Audio System - Scout® GPS Link - Integrated Navigation
    ENTUNE™ SYSTEM QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ENTUNE™ SYSTEM QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
     
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  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    Hmmm well that would be a quick fix. Have to look into that.
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    I’ll look for it! Thanks
     
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    2018 on board nav does have a lot to be desired. However that being said and to be fair not sure most dealer installed units would alert you to road closures for construction. None of them are real time are they? It also doesn't alert you when you make a wrong turn by maybe saying "recalculating" or something like that. Still better than totally not having a clue where you are but could be better.
     
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  11. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    I believ when I have used it (very little) it will do "recalculating" when I made wrong turn.
     
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    Hmmm I'll have to purposely turn wrong I thought mine didn't maybe my mistake. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    My problem W/Nav sometimes I miss interpret the distance for the “upcoming “ turn.
     
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    I believe with the Entune w/Nav, Scout GPS is not available.
     
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    With HD radio which I had around Indianapolis it’s supposed to alert you to traffic jams etc. and it didn’t even do that. It is better than having nothing but my biggest problem was it was going to make me drive an hour further on all three routes than was necessary from my Maps app on my iPhone
     
  16. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Its not , I checked
     
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    WTH the dam manual shows it & how to use it
     
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    I dunno its not offered in Entune Apps?! Unless Im missing something
     
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    Did you down load Scout GPS Link? I did just haven’t tried pairing it yet
     
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    It won't work. Scout GPS only works with the Entune Plus (no integrated navigation) systems, not with Entune Premium.
     
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    well at least the 2020's have Android Auto and iPhone auto
     
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    On my trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, it was pretty accurate most of the time. The traffic alert was pretty accurate too.

    However it failed me once. It said a freeway interchange I needed to go was on the farthest left lane but it was really on the right in LA.
     
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    yep, It doesn’t work even tho its in the manual page 33-34. Oh well just check it against Apple Maps for ling trips I guess
     
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    Yeah mine says phone not paired when trying to setup. The iphone IS paired. Oh well tried something new for free $$ just a little time
     
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    It's the best system I've ever had in any car I've ever owned. Of course it's the ONLY one I've ever had! I've only used it a few times and so far it's OK. I'll see how it is when I go down to NC in Dec.
     
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    Google maps on iPhone lets you download maps to your phone for offline use.
     
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    yeah but with no cell service for directions I might as well get an Atlas?! Lol fuck all the electronics?! Probably what I should do. It worked for the first 20 yrs of driving all over the country
     
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    This is one of the big reasons I waited for a 2020. Apple car play = I just run the map from my phone directly to the head unit. Works like a charm!
     
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    Good point but then we are back to the problem of if there is no cell service?! I do some canoe trips in SW Missouri and Arkansas. So I don’t want to rely on my phone? Its all good, I may upgrade the head unit. But between my Iphone and the Toyota Nav I’ll get there ...
     
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    from my experience, if you start a navigation course with google/Apple and don’t turn it off, it will continue working through any no service areas.

    I’ve only had to use the car nav once - no service and wasn’t sure how to get back home from a ranch in the middle of nowhere.
     
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