Two Screens Are Better Than One - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Acura MDX: Two Screens Are Better Than One

December 27, 2013

2014 Acura MDX

After doing numerous errands in unfamiliar areas this week, I realized just how nice it is to have a navigation/audio system with two screens instead of one in the 2014 Acura MDX. Having the option to see the audio info without moving away from the nav's visual directions is very convenient.

Sure, most audio systems can be controlled by steering-wheel mounted controls anyway and the MDX is no different, but the two big, clear screens make getting around very pleasant.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 4,002 miles


  • vvk vvk Posts:

    Double distraction...

  • I agree, the more screens the better! I just dislike Honda's implementation in cheaper alternatives such as in the new Accord. The low-res touch screen is jarringly cheap looking in comparison to the hi-res main screen. Not sure how this is in the MDX?

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    I'm curious, are the Navigation systems any good nowadays? We really didn't consider getting it on our 2013 Pilot as the DVD entertainment system made a lot more sense for us. Personally, I don't think we'd consider one unless it used Google Maps and could tie into a tethered device (or had an affordable plan) for Traffic and updates.

  • lucien4 lucien4 Posts:

    The Accord EX-L Nav is exactly same. The lower screen looks cheaper but I think it's acceptable. However if the lower screen would be same quality you wouldn't need Audio+Phone also on upper screen. The nav system is decent and it does get FM traffic for free. Not quite as up to date as smartphone traffic app. Audi does have Google maps overlays but it requires 4G subscription. Not worth it for me to pay extra for that.

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