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Dodge Charger's Garmin GPS best in the market, says report

gadgets Updated: Nov 25, 2011 17:08 IST

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The Garmin Navigation system installed in the Dodge Charger has been ranked as the most satisfactory built-in navigation system on the US market.



In a JD Power and Associates study of US usage of navigation systems, Garmin's installation in the Dodge Charger topped the ranking of factory-installed systems, with the system it supplied for the Chrysler 300 Series managing third place.



Hyundai's own-brand system used in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe came in second place in the study, which was based on the responses from some 18,303 owners who recently purchased or leased 2011 model-year vehicles with factory-installed navigation systems.



The least satisfactory navigation system featured was the DENSO one on the Toyota RAV4, the consumer research firm observed.



Despite high ranking for some systems, JD Power said that vehicle owners continue to report a high number of problems with factory-installed navigation systems -- a staggering 351 problems per 100 navigation systems installed.



The most common issue, with 33 reports for every 100 navigation systems, was the system not being able to find the street, address or city, JD Power said.



The next most common was drivers having difficulty inputting a destination (32 problems per 100 systems), while issues with the route provided being indirect was the third most common issues, with 24 complaints per 100 systems.



Navigation System Rankings



Information from

JD Power and Associates


1. Dodge Charger (Garmin)


2. Hyundai Genesis Coupe (Hyundai Mobis)


3. Chrysler 300 Series (Garmin)


4. Acura TSX Sedan (Alpine Electronics Inc)


4. Audi S4 Sedan (Harman)


5. Hyundai Elantra (Hyundai Mobis)


6. Ford Flex (Clarion)


7. Ford Fusion (Clarion)


8. Lincoln MKS (Clarion)


9. Hyundai Sonata (Hyundai Mobis)


10. Acura TL (Pioneer)