On a recent trip from mid-Nebraska to St. As soon as my lease is up, adios! Same thing on return going around St. I feel cheated paying good money for a substandard navigatio0n system. Prior to my highlander, I had a 2009 Venza and the Nav worked fine. The 270-horsepower plant gives the Highlander decent pickup and some respectable midrange acceleration for a seven-seater. This unit is not intuitive and there are too many steps to go from one screen to the other.
Anyone else having this problem? I still have the covered wagon trails on my Highlander. I was assuming after all of these years and with all of the technology advancements, it would be a lot better. Seems like lots of people do. Just started this about two weeks when tried to change stations on the radio. Of course they have not been, although now at least I can program in my home address.
My Garmin sorts them by the distance the address is from where where you are at that moment. You can use a built-in navigation map or Waze map, Apple map, or Google map. Wish I could get the Ford Sync system for my Toyota. The nav tells me to make a turn right in the middle of the expressway, and sends me in circles. I ended up having to use my Iphone to find a hotel. Fortunately, the car has otherwise been great. Does not show the lanes unless you touch screen making it a full screen and only lasting 15 seconds.
And I am still driving my 17 year old Toyota Camry. I am 100% on board with a class action law suit!! But I have to say that the worst thing about it is the lack of directions. Have also experienced the connection difficulties with the phone. This thing is horrible, horrible!!! I use to have one in my 2006 Toyota Sienna. I have yet to find a volume control on the incredibly loud bong that signals the arrival of a text message. I will look at other vehicles once I hand in the Ford, and I am loving my highlander but why should I have to use my iphone or Ipad to travel. We did notice a couple of niggles on the way: other than the system's tendency to wrap up its guidance prematurely and its radio silence between destinations, it was unable to tell us which side of the road our destination was on.
I will not own another Toyota. If my Highlander could only link with my smart phone. The system is a disgrace in a vehicle this new and expensive. Total irresponsibility and care-less attitude. I plan to disseminate my displeasure with Toyota to as wide an audience as possible. Voice recognition is so bad that we do not use it. I understand that this is a safety thing, but… Really? Their attitude is take it or leave it.
Front- and second-row passengers get a surprising amount of head- and legroom that belie the car's modest external dimensions. Too bad since mechanically Toyota cars are a pleasure to drive. So i tried a couple of things. This is the best car, I ever had. Give me my Tahoe back. Unfortunately, they could not say the same about the vehicles. To our pleasant surprise, when we got back in, the navigation system restarted with our route memorized and directions to our third location displayed.
I plan to use both jointly when traveling. I lost connection with my 2011 maybe 3 times in 3 years. Toyota claim these are the most up to date maps. Choose the Highlander Sport for its handling, gas mileage while still providing an excellent engine and comfort. The Toyota will say your destination is on the right and it will be on the left…. It is unclear as to whether or not they can or will ever fix it.
Had an 8 year old Acura prior which as fantastic! Went on a 59 minute trip. It seems from reading all the comments that the purchase of any Toyota product with a built in navigation system is a waste of money. I called Toyota Canada and they said I was to notify the dealership and they would get the map data updated…So who on earth wants to get map data updated after the fact…Toyota is terrible on this. But in most cases, the system calculates a new route that either eventually intersects with the original route, or it takes you a different way entirely. I think it is probably both.