On-Board Navigation Systems


Vehicle Manufacturers give you the option of installing their navigation system with your vehicle for around $2000. I have tried different Navigation systems, some are really good, some fantastic, and some just horrible. After thinking about it, I have come up with a list of vehicle manufacturers with the best Navigation system included in their vehicle.

Vehicle Manufacturer:

  1. Acura/Honda
  2. Lexus/Toyota
  3. Cadillac/Chevrolet
  4. BMW
  5. Porsche/Audi/VW
  6. Bentley
  7. Mercedes Benz

This is from the type of vehicles I have tried, and I think the Mercedes Benz is the worst from any vehicle manufactures with the most un-intuitive nagivation system available. They would probably be better off outsourcing their Navigation Department to Garmin, Pioneer, Alpine, or Mio.

What the top 3 excell at is the simplicity of the interaction as well as the ease of finding a point of interest (POI). Which ever a software manufacturer makes the end user’s interaction with his software seamless then he has reached his goal and that is the case with the top 3.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. The Porsche nav system is quite annoying. But useful for me sometimes.

  2. I tried the Lexus and because of the touch screen its one of the most practical to use. Judging by the pictures of the new Land Cruiser, it will have the same navigation as the Lexus.

    Mercedes is the worst and its because its the least practical. Having a nob to scroll through all the menus and punch out the letters is extremely extremely annoying.

  3. lfc-q8

    i dont know the rest but i love the bmw nav as i can go thoru it blind folded

  4. Do you know that navigation systems are not allowed in Egypt due to military purposes.
    thats sucks.

  5. Я: That is why I ranked it lower!

    Laialy: loooool!

    Jacqui: Then get one!

    Mark: that is what I think as well, they are going to install Navi in the new Land Cruiser! Yup it is annoying, but the flow of it is horrible!

    N: nice!

    lfc-q8: I think it needs to be overhauled!

    Muh’d M. Mansour: I didn’t know that!!!! That is weird!

  6. lfc-q8

    i think that u need a lesson in I-drive ;)

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