2014 Acura MDX: Lighting-Fast Music Indexing
March 31, 2014
When I finally decided to break down and buy my latest phone, I went big. I got the iPhone 5S with 64 gigabytes of memory. This finally allowed me to put all of my music in one place, and sometimes that can be a bit taxing for the infotainment systems in our long-term cars. It's a lot to process, so oftentimes there's quite a bit of a wait before I can search for music. Our long-term 2014 Acura MDX has no such problems, though.
I have nearly 5,000 songs and 20 different podcasts (each up to three hours in length) on my phone. In some test cars I've gone nearly 30 minutes before I can select a specific song or even a playlist. But in the Acura MDX from the very second I plug in, it's got everything up on the screen, ready to go. Digging down to find it in the menus doesn't take very long, either. If you've got a lot of music on your smartphone, this a great system for its indexing speed alone.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 8,931 miles