These are the worst infotainment systems ever

A photo of the center console of an Acura car.

Photo: Acura

“The dual-screen Acura infotainment, which they’ve now replaced (thank goodness). It’s bad in every way. My experience with this system has made me a vocal critic of touchscreen climate controls, and I vocally forbid all family members I can from buying a car with them.

“We had a 2007 mdx, and to replace it, I offered my parents to get us the next-gen MDX, which at the time (fall 2016) had just gotten the new nine-speed transmission. A few days later later they went and randomly bought one without me or my sisters trying it in. If I had seen the infotainment system before, I would have dragged my parents out of the dealership.

“Simple things out of the way, the climate controls are in the lower touchscreen. The screen is slow to respond, sluggish and dims randomly. It takes almost 15-20 seconds for the screen to start working after the car is started. Each screen function opens a window, which then needs to be closed if you want to do anything else, like controlling Bluetooth or the radio. For some reason these cannot be controlled with the top screen and click wheel. The temperature is controlled with switches but they are super slow and the temperature change takes several seconds. This system was designed by raccoons.

“Then there’s the rest of the infotainment system. It’s also bad. The navigation is an ass and the click wheel is a painfully slow way to control the map. Bluetooth is unreliable and takes a long time to connect. God forbid you try to do it on the go. Not only does the system lock you out when you move, it stops the process and forces you to restart, which ties in with many other functions. The clock, the ONLY clock in the car, is in the top screen. If you turn off the top screen, your clock is gone. The font is classic Honda and the graphics suck. Absolute rubbish all around.

It looks like a nightmare!

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