It's disappointing to learn that the HVAC system will be controlled through the touch screen.
Big mistake Subaru needs to pay better attention to what is happening out there. Other manufacturers that went touch screen are bringing back buttons. It's a car not a phone. I absolutely hate the Sync 3 system in my Ford Flex.No fan knob or mode selector though without going to the touchscreen.
Granted the touchscreen will probably only be for limited models and up. Heck it may even only be for the Touring trim for all we know. I'm sure the lower trims will have a more standard 8" screen.
I haven't been in one, but someone I was talking to about my Flex said their Audi was worse. They said it was something like 3 to 4 presses just to change radio band.[I absolutely hate the Sync 3 system in my Ford Flex.]
Hate it in my F150 as well. Double redundancy for everything but the hated/cooled seats. If rewiring the seats to a separate switch wasn't such a hassle, I would have yanked out the entire unit. Hate to see that this is becoming a trend, as I really don't think it's necessary. Knobs and switches have served us well over the past 100 years.
Guess I'm not too surprised to hear that about the system in an Audi. Every VW, Audi, or Porsche I'v ever had the (dis)pleasure of working on always seemed to be needlessly complicated. But perhaps I just don't understand German logic.I haven't been in one, but someone I was talking to about my Flex said their Audi was worse. They said it was something like 3 to 4 presses just to change radio band.
It's just gotten to the point of stupidly.
I had sworn off Ford because of it, but the pics of the 2020 Explorer give me hope as the entire Climate control is back as buttons and key ones for the stereo.