2014 Toyota Highlander: Sunlight Washes Out Navigation Screen
May 16, 2014
The navigation system in our 2014 Toyota Highlander works great, as long as you can see it. Anytime there's direct sunlight streaming through the windshield, the navigation screen gets washed out to the point of uselessness.
It's a tough issue to crack for any manufacturer. If you bury the screen enough to shade it from the sun it can appear too far away to see clearly. Put it right out front like the Highlander and it's easy to see in terms of distance but far more susceptible to iffy lighting.
There must be some middle ground there that balances the two better than our Highlander, though, as I don't remember a screen getting washed out as often as it does in this Toyota.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 4,923 miles