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I love my ‘17 QX30 but must say the infotainment system - software, screen design/layout, navigation, etc - is woefully substandard compared to even non-luxury vehicles (including my wife’s 2017 Hyundai Sara Fe, daughter’s 2018 Honda Pilot,friend’s new Honda CRV).
A few particulars of note:
- ALWAYS defaults to Nav screen when you start the car.
- Non-smooth, “jumpy” navigation
- Nav graphics outdated - sub-par maps, poor text for streets, locations, etc.
- Text on radio screen (song titles, artist names) too small, almost unreadable.
- BIG station buttons at bottom don’t show enough selections - need to scroll too much
- Button display doesn’t change to show current station playing (if using steering controls to change stations).
- Current station is not highlighted enough to see.
- Volume when playing Bluetooth (Spotify, etc) is lower than playing XM radio. Problem switching back/forth.
- Overall interface seems very outdated.
- Quality of the backup camera image is worse than non-luxury vehicles listed above.

Any info as to whether there could be a software update to improve Theo infotainment system? Are current 2019 models the same as earlier models?
 

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Any info as to whether there could be a software update to improve Theo infotainment system? Are current 2019 models the same as earlier models?
No updates are available. 2019 infotainment is mostly the same. The backup camera was updated in the 2018.5 model, however, to comply with the new US federal law that stipulated a maximum time allowed for the backup camera to function after starting the vehicle. Otherwise I'm not aware of any improvements.
 

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I have also been very disappointed in this part of the car. You hit on some of the most annoying things. Just like the door locks, the automatic to Nav is ridiculous. In my own town, I don't need Nav and prefer the audio screen. Every morning I have to hit the audio button on the console.

I also don't like the USB ports in the "ashtray" or whatever that is. You can't close the door on it when using a charging cable. I found a tiny USB thumb drive that fits and just put several thousand songs on it instead of using the super quiet blue tooth through my phone.
 

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Agree, bad place to of USB outlets; need to leave door open all the time. I rented a Nissan Rogue last weekend while out of town. It had ApplePlay, blindspot indicators, smooth scrolling Nav screen...things not available on my QX30.
 

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Sorry if this is obvious, but I have to manually raise the volume on my phone when I connect it via Bluetooth. My Galaxy S8 prevents maximum value output on a bluetooth connected device until the user hits "OK" regarding a disclaimer about volume and damage to hears. Once I do this, the Bluetooth audio volume is similar to either radio or XM.
 
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