2010 Honda Crosstour: Zagat Guidance
January 19, 2011
As a person who tends to frequent restaurants more than her own kitchen, I can appreciate the Zagat function of our 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's nav.
Kudos that it can still be accessed even when the car is in motion so the passenger can play concierge while the driver is busy.
Props should also be given for its easy instructions:
1) Choose "Places" category in the nav.
2) Click on "Zagat 2009."
3) Pick a metro area.
4) Next a neighborhood.
5) Type of food.
6) Choose a sorting method.
7) And select a place.
If you click the knob over to the right you can access the review of the place.
After you select a place, you can have the nav guide you over there. Nifty, huh?
The only thing that would make this feature extra cool is if, along with the neighborhoods, it gave you the option to search for Zagat-rated restaurants in the immediate area, you know like in the iPhone app for Yelp. That way those who aren't familiar with their surroundings won't have to figure out which neighborhoods are closest.
As it is, those iPhone apps like Yelp and Google Maps are more convenient than this Zagat feature, but at least it's a start. Can't wait to see how they'll update it.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor