2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Nav Screen Reflection
August 06, 2010
A while back Al had written about our Crosstour's navigation screen, noting that its recessed location helped cut back on the chance of it being washed out by direct sunlight. It seems like a fine idea, but just in general I've never found the Crosstour's screen to be exceptionally bright or easy to see.
Part of the problem is that the recessed location has traded one issue (direct sunlight) for another (indirect). I've noticed that midday sun will reflect up onto the screen from the bottom ledge, thereby washing out part of it. We've had other test cars with recessed screens (our 750i comes to mind) but I don't remember it being as much of an issue. A brighter and crisper screen for the Crosstour would definitely help out here.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor