Navigation System Easter Egg - 2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD: Navigation System Easter Egg

March 21, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Wouldn't it be great if you could actually select the vehicle you'd like to drive with the push of a button? I discovered this navigation preference screen in our 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. See what happens next after the break.

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

I touched "RaceCar" but for some reason, the CX-5 neither turned into a race car, nor did my selection appear on the map screen; same old default, blue arrowhead. I must have done something else wrong.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 3,465 miles


  • barich1 barich1 Posts:

    So the nav system is magically working now? And what happened to the post with all of the complaints about the system? I find the iPod functionality in my 2013 3 to be virtually useless because of the time it spends "reading" it and then the time it takes to select the playlist I want and get back to the position I was at every single time I start the car. On the plus side, Pandora over Bluetooth works great, so I'm just avoiding the iPod frustration until they (hopefully) issue a software update to fix it.

  • backpackerx backpackerx Posts:

    An easter egg is a hidden feature or joke created by developers. This is a bug. The main reason it isn't working is that you are in 2D mode based on your screenshot and the cars show up in 3D mode. Touch the 0mph button on the bottom left to toggle to 3D.

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