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2010 Honda Crosstour: Navigation Update

November 02, 2010

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Yesterday, I complained that the Crosstour's navigation sent me on a needlessly circuitous route over the weekend. Our loyal and helpful commenters chimed in with some advice, so I made sure to snag the Honda's keys last night to investigate. Here's what I found...

I scrolled through the nav menus to see if it was set to "direct route," but there was no such option. Then I decided to input an address and, Voila! Just after you confirm the address, the system gives you a choice of route options, but it looks to me like it defaults to a direct route.

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As I rotted in traffic last night (yes, yet another interminable commute), I was thinking back to the last Odyssey I tested and the Insight that we used to have in the fleet. The nav routing issues never seemed to pop up in those cars. I'm wondering if I just ran into a weird glitch in our Crosstour. Perhaps it was an isolated incident, because the route options it offered me last night were as direct as it gets.

Over the weekend, though, it felt like the pink route in the image below.

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Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 14,773 miles


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