Mapping Ability?

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dhood23

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I recently purchased a used 2016 Premium I Envision. I'd love to have some sort of mapping ability in the vehicle (besides my phone - google maps or waze) and apparently I can't do that unless I purchase an OnStar contract. Does anyone else have an alternative?
 
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dhood23

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I was afraid of that. Don't know why something like GPS wouldn't be part of the normal functionality in a premium vehicle. I may check out OnStar for a couple of months just to see if it even works like I expect.
 

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NAV is included on Premium ll. Things like articulating HID that also high/low bran adapt, heads up display, cooled seats...are things the Premium doesnt have.
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dhood23

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Yeah. I went ahead and activated a free trial of OnStar. I tried the mapping (turn-by-turn) they provide. I am NOT impressed. My phone does a much better job with Waze or Google Maps.
 

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2017 Envisions and later model years have Apple CarPlay and the Android equivalent which allow your phone to be used for navigation through the screen on your dash. It is much better guidance than OnStar's version.
 
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dhood23

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Yeah, the 2016s don't have that capability. I'm looking at alternatives. It's kind of sad that it can't be remedied with a software update.
 
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