Baby Navi - 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Baby Navi

April 06, 2011

2011 Nissan Juke Navi vs Garmin.jpg

Our long-term 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD has a standard navigation system. It's a Secure Digital card (SD)-based system with 5" color touch panel display and comes with XM NavTraffic. It's standard on our high-zoot Juke SL.

And it looks tiny. I measured 5" diagonal, same as advertised. The Garmin Personal Navigation Device (PND) measured up at 4.5". But I do prefer factory navi -- usually good usability and it won't be stolen.

But...

2011 Nissan Juke Navi vs iPhone4.jpg

If you were to get the mid-grade Juke SV, you can purchase the navi package that includes upgraded speakers with Rockford Fosgate subwoofer, and USB port for iPod, all for $800.

I haven't had to navigate anywhere in the Juke yet, but in playing around with it the usability seems fine. Which is more than I can say for the navigation on my iPhone 4 (with much higher resolution, btw.) Unless you use voice input for the iPhone, I don't see how people can use it safely.

But most people driving nowadays don't seem to care -- their phone is their priority.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 4,600 miles


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