Is that a subscription or a feature that comes with the vehicle as purchased?Yes they do have Tom Tom in their consoles. I've not used it that much as I am used to using Google Maps with Android Auto, but Tom Tom navigation is there and it works.
II would never buy a car with nav, and would not consider any car that forced me to pay for it. It is ridiculously expensive, inevitably obsolete, and offers inherently inferior performance. You may think your nav works "pretty darn good," but if you haven't traveled widely using Google Maps, you don't know what "pretty darn good" is.This seems INCREDIBLY STUPID for Subaru to think that anyone would buy a car without navi.
Or they realize most people know that build in nav sucks and no one wants to pay for updated maps that are already outdated.What's the main gripe on Tom Tom? I have an ancient Garmin in my present heap and it works satisfactorily.
My partner has the built in on her Lexus RX350 and it works pretty darn good.
Can anyone describe the faults of the Tom Tom?
I despise phones and only carry a Tracfone cheapie to call out in emergencies.
Guess I could look for a mounting surface for a Garmin.
This seems INCREDIBLY STUPID for Subaru to think that anyone would buy a car without navi.
In my Forester with an aftermarket Sony HU, Android Auto rarely malfunctions. But if it does, you can just use Google Maps on your phone, which you were basically already doing anyway.Also some times Android Auto seems to malfunction, so having a backup built-in nav is a good idea.
It'll be just fine until it navigates you the wrong way down a newly one-way street, or endlessly circling the same block, or in the middle of an empty field with the direction "walk remaining 1.3 mi," all due to obsolete map data. (These things all happened to me using Magellan or Ford nav.) Google Maps is constantly updated with crowd-sourced confirmation that the roads are actually there and go where they're supposed to.Got a Forester Limited yesterday. The Navi is just fine as is. A certain learning curve, I'm sure but it was easy to use when I tried it out.
I will alwDepends on trim level. Built-in navigation is optional on the Limited, standard on the Touring. Not available on base, Premium, or Sport. All models support Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Many people will tell you that they get better results from Android Auto or Carplay than from any built-in nav. Even if you don't own a smartphone, buying one and a cheap data plan will be much cheaper than the option of built-in nav on a car, and will provide benefits like continuous free map updates, realtime traffic conditions, the ability to plan your trips on your computer and then transfer the routes to your phone, and much more.
On the other hand, it seems like all I ever hear about built-in nav are complaints.