2009 Infiniti FX50: Easy-To-Use Nav
January 28, 2009
Our Infiniti FX50's hard-drive-based navigation system came in handy a few days ago when I drove to San Francisco. My destination was actually Fort Baker, which is just north of the city in Marin County. Since I was coming from the east, that meant using the Bay bridge, driving through the often-confusing layout of San Francisco and then going over the Golden Gate bridge to Fort Baker.
As it was dark, during rush hour and raining for my drive in, the navigation system's prompts allowed me to focus on driving rather than navigating. I particularly liked being able to turn off the voice prompts for turns and just using the system's simple and unobtrusive "dings."
I also like the FX's combination of buttons and the touchscreen display. I don't think the button layout is all that stylistically pleasing -- it looks too busy -- but once you learn the interface it's great for quickly getting what you want.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor