My new Honda HR-V has poor sat nav, what can I do to change it?

At the end of last year my wife purchased a Honda Jazz Crosstar from the showroom of our local dealer. Impressed with its performance, and Honda’s reputation, decided to buy a Honda HR-V Advance, which arrived about four months later. I assumed that this vehicle, like the Jazz, would have Garmin Sat-Nav fitted as standard. This was not the case - the system fitted is basic in black and grey with little refinement.

After complaining, and after waiting for some months for a reply from our local dealer, I have been advised that this system is called “Here” and fitted in a number of Honda vehicles and is not compatible with Garmin. Disappointed is an understatement, don’t see why I should have to use my mobile data to access Apple mapping, as advised by the dealer. Are you aware if Honda are likely to remedy the situation? Or can you recommend a system which would be compatible?

Asked on 17 July 2023 by Norman Shuttleworth

Answered by David Ross
Given that Honda appears to have switched from Garmin to Here, an American-Dutch technology firm, for its in-car navigation, it seems unlikely that it will revert back to Garmin in the near future.

You have the option to use either the native navigation app within the system or use Apple CarPlay to use Apple Maps or another navigation app - you can connect your phone to the car's wifi hotspot if you prefer not to use your phone's data.
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