I'm 5 months into ownership, just over 7000 miles -- I love my 2019 CR-V and would absolutely buy another, it has so many clever little features (like a wipe on brake release when intermittent wipers are on, or the subtle engine speed up on brake release), but there are some things where I really wonder what the Honda folks were thinking --
- Can't easily go from Running to Accessory
- This has to be my number one complaint. I pick my wife up from the train every evening after work and it's just such a pain to have to go Off, lose the audio, then switch to Accessory. At least the XM radio seems to stay timeshifted as long as you're quick about it. Changing this seems like such a simple thing, do a double-push to go directly from Running to Accessory when in Park. I know there are some workarounds (which are likely just exploiting holes in the car's firmware) but I wish Honda would come up with something to make this easier.
- Power Windows aren't powered in Accessory
- I know we've got RAS -- so the windows are still powered after going from Running to Off -- but RAS stops after a door is opened, so if I'm in Accessory after parking at the train station I mentioned above and decide to move to the backseat to sit w/ my son who is in his car seat I find I cannot open the windows once I'm back there. I don't want to leave the car in "On w/o Running" mode because it's a big battery waster.
- Independent Volume for Guidance/Siri/Radio
- Why oh why do they have totally independent volume controls for Guidance vs. Music? It's infuriating to have to wait for Siri to talk so that I can adjust her volume up or down relative to the music. It seems like you should be able to set your relative volumes at some settings panel, and then adjusting the volume knob would move everything up and down together. Nothing more annoying then deciding to turn the music up only to find Siri whispering some directions until you turn her up (which I inevitably forget to lower until I'm blasted by her later after I've lowered or turned off the music)
- Google Maps audio is clipped
- I think this more a CarPlay thing, but the Google Maps voice is always clipped sounding when she talks
- Swapping to Reverse cuts off Siri
- I often catch myself dictating a quick text as I'm parking, and as soon as I shift to R and the back up camera comes on screen any current activity with Siri is cancelled. I understand why they do this, they want you to be paying full attention, but honestly it just seems unnecessary most of the time. If you expect me to be able to dictate to Siri during normal driving you should also expect me to be able to do it during very low speed parking manuevers
Final thing I'll whine about...
- You can't drop the volume when you first start the car
- The head unit seems to be going through some sort of a boot-up process, and showing you that annoying nag-warning screen, during that period there is a good 5-10 seconds where the audio may be blasting but you cannot turn it down because the knob is unresponsive
I'm curious what other folks out there find quirky about these cars? Or maybe ways to avoid the things I've mentioned above that I haven't figured out yet?