Can't Read the Nav - 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD: Can't Read the Nav

May 03, 2011

Editor Al Austria said he liked our 2011 Nissan Juke's standard navigation, "the usability seems fine." But while I, too, haven't had to use its nav to find a destination yet, I dislike its layout. The other night when I was trying to navigate downtown LA to get to a concert venue and glanced at the nav to figure out how many streets we were away from our destination I had a difficult time reading it. No, I wasn't struck by spontaneous dyslexia. Rather, it was because as you can see from the above picture, unlike maps where the names of the streets follow the line of the streets, here the street names are all horizontal.

If I didn't already know the streets in the above picture (when the nav was in 2-D mode), I wouldn't be able to tell which one was Colorado Avenue and which Pennsylvania. Sure they have teeny checkmarks to indicate which streets belong to which street names but you can barely see those.

Here it is in 3-D mode, which is a little better.


But when I try and zoom out to see more nearby streets... Where'd the street names go?


I dunno, maybe it just takes some getting used to.

And just for the heck of it, here's a shot of the map setup screen.


Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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