Go To Recent Destination? Thanks, But I'd Rather Not - 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Go To Recent Destination? Thanks, But I'd Rather Not

September 24, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I've found our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe shockingly enjoyable to drive. On the whole, I think it drives better than any other car in the Hyundai lineup. But I was annoyed by the navigation system, which prompted me to let it direct us to one of our last four destinations (including one redacted location) at every startup.

I can see how this would be a handy feature on a long road trip, where you're likely to be using the nav system's guidance almost constantly. But around greater Los Angeles, the prompt, which supersedes whatever other interaction you may be having with the touchscreen (save for the rear-view camera display) for about 5 seconds, it's a bit excessive.

Fortunately, my better half had the presence of mind to look for a way to turn this feature off.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Turns out this feature is a setting that you can find by hitting the Setup button below the main screen and then choosing navigation. You'll then need to scroll down within the Main navigation menu using the down-arrow button and then click "Off" for "Display Previous Destinations upon Startup." Undoubtedly, a little RTM would have led me down a similar path.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 6,972 miles


  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    In general, manufacturers make nav too prominent for daily driving. I know the tech helps sell cars. But most of us spend most of our time driving routes we already know.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Oh, my - RTM rather than RTFM...we're becoming gentrified at Edmunds. Also - props to your better half=classy.

  • They could still be gentrified without changing anything: "Read The Fantastic Manual".

  • diigii diigii Posts:

    As car people, don't you Read The Fantastic Manual to get to know the car rather than learn about a feature by accident?

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