is the infotainment really that bad?

  1. snoflewis

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    im coming from a 2016 Lexus RC350 F-Sport and a 2013 Infiniti G37s before that. probably two of the worst infotainment systems ever known to mankind. playing around with my new CTR, i think it's pretty decent. obviously my standards are super low, but what's so bad about it?

    the volume knob is a non factor imo.
     
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    Laggy and non-intuitive interface. That's about it for me. I know other people have had issues with it freezing up, but I've never encountered that.
     
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    At least with the Lexus you can install Grom Vline2. That add-on is legit!
     
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    I think it's all in how you use it. I only use mine for music. Get in, sync phone then all I need is the volume rocker. I dont use or need the GPS or any of the other functions. I'm not a temperature sensitive individual I leave my climate on 70 and fan at 2nd setting don't think I've touched it in a year. So for me it's fine.
     
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    The system is ok. It does what it needs to but it is a bit slow and awkward in controls. We also have a Jeep with a older version of UConnect and by comparison that unit is vastly superior in speed and usability plus the display looks a lot cleaner. The Honda system reminds me of CUE from Cadillac which has its own issues.
     
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    is the 2019 info system faster?
     
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    I don't get all the bitching. I came from a 2014 Audi S4, which didn't have CarPlay. My other car is a 2000 Lexus GS400, which has a 6-disc CD changer in the glove box and a cassette deck in the dash. The Honda system is a bit laggy, but I mostly use it to play music and the navigation is much better than my wife's Toyota. No complaints here.
     
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    I think it's ok.

    What I miss is on my Dodge Challenger there was a feature button called "FAV" that allowed you to save your favorite band or song......when it was playing on any channel of a sat station a chime would go off telling you one of your"favorites" was playing, you hit the button and it takes you to the song playing....and it plays it from the beginning.
     
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    Me neither :D specially now that the refresh version is coming..
    • It was about to happen, like in any other car's updates.
    • I don't think is brutally different, to the initial version. Unless you needed for the track (sarcasm) or "sensing the car behind you" :drive:
    • I don't think is bad either.
    Instead of focusing on volume knobs, I would be delighted better with: adaptive headlights & heater setas.
     
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    I don't know why people complains the volume knob. I stopped using them 10 years ago. The infotainment is not as bad. It's a little laggy, but then again, it's based on a low $20k car.
     
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    I bought a car with an infotainment system, not an infotainment system with a car attached. In 30 years of using computers (which our infotainment systems are), I have yet to use one that was perfect - no lag, no bugs, no crashes - that includes PCs, Macs, Linux machines, etc. Is it super speedy? Uh, NO. But 99.9% of the time I have it on a radio station and flipping between my presets is plenty fast enough. My iPhone connects without issue; I can answer calls when I choose to. Do I wish the climate controls were separate? Yes. But then again, I have that set on Auto most of the time. So again, no complaints from me. I bought the car for its mechanical performance, gas mileage and good looks. I'm not going to complain about the 'infotainment'.
     
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    I really don’t get the complaints about the missing volume knob or the system itself. It provides me with the required functionality and then some. Better than most that I have owned in the past but also not the best in that regard. This was also a non existent factor in me going with the car so perhaps I am different than most as the tranny, engine and seats are the best I have ever experienced. The car kicks ass.
     
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    It's not the worst. No volume knob is a non-issue for me, there is a volume rocker on the steering wheel. My climate control is generally on auto so I rarely have to touch it. Pair it with your phone and Android Auto and it's basically a non issue.
     
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    Actually the infotainment is really good in my opinion. It does everything I want it to, at a good enough speed. Plus in Canada, it also comes with factory navigation which I use constantly. No complaints. In fact, after sitting in a 2019 civic yesterday, I prefer the 2018 infotainment compaired to the 2019 edition. The volume knob and other buttons look and feel very cheap and low end on the new one
     
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    The car is great, but the infotainment leaves a lot to be desired. It's laggy and slow. It doesn't even auto pick up bluetooth if I'm on the phone when I get in the car and while not infotainment related, seriously HATE that it doesn't unlock all 4 doors when I touch the handle. Seriously I get the "safety" issue, but put a fucking option in for people like me who miss the convenience.

    It gets points for walk away lock tho, love that feature.
     
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