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Hey Guys, I'm Mike. New here but not new to vehicle forums. Anyone have info on the 2012 Equinox Radio. I cant acess a few features:

Linking Cell Phone (Driod Incredible 2) Through USB

BlueTooth Pandora Streaming

Bluetooth Nav

Supposedly the 2012's were going to have the bluetooth technology similar to what Nissan and Acura's cars already had. Any thoughts?
 

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I am trying to find out more info about the 2012 Radio choices also.
I have an insurance payoff, and want to purchase a 2012.
I went and looked at a LTZ that had a non NAV radio, and it looks pretty slick with the color menus. I have not seen a 2012 NAV radio yet.
From what I have read maybe on this forum, engineers from GM have said that the more advanced radio with bluetooth streaming will be coming out toward the end of the year, and I have also seen that this new radio will not come with the NAV units.
But don't hold me to any of this.
I am going to contact GM to get more info. The dealers are just getting up to speed with all of this.
 

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fullcourt said:
I am trying to find out more info about the 2012 Radio choices also.
I have an insurance payoff, and want to purchase a 2012.
I went and looked at a LTZ that had a non NAV radio, and it looks pretty slick with the color menus. I have not seen a 2012 NAV radio yet.
From what I have read maybe on this forum, engineers from GM have said that the more advanced radio with bluetooth streaming will be coming out toward the end of the year, and I have also seen that this new radio will not come with the NAV units.
But don't hold me to any of this.
I am going to contact GM to get more info. The dealers are just getting up to speed with all of this.
Have your questions been answered about the vehicle? I can also look into this for you as well. Please feel free to contact me privately for more iassistance.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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I am a recent 2012 SLT2 Terrain owner. All I can say is that GM did a great job with the new entertainment system and looking forward to future services.
-The bluetooth using my iPhone 4 setup was flawless.
-The navigation is the best of any vehicle I ever owned including numerous Garmin devices and uses a simple SD card for the maps. Hopefully this will translate to cost effective map upgrades.
-USB integration works great with USB device or in my case I had an extra iPod Nano with over 3,000 songs, syncs my playlists and artists with easy to use controls accessed through my steering wheel. Added bonus charges and shuts off my iPod when not in use.
-Bluetooth voice commands are simply amazing, works much better than my iPhone.
-Integration with radio works great including weather data, picture viewer and XM radio.

My only minor complaint is that the Pioneer speakers sound OK when using the XM and better when connected to my iPod. My opinion is that the door speakers and tweeters are marginal. After a few months plan to upgrade to Polk speakers.
 

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My only minor complaint is that the Pioneer speakers sound OK when using the XM and better when connected to my iPod. My opinion is that the door speakers and tweeters are marginal. After a few months plan to upgrade to Polk speakers.
thanks for the review. I liked my 2010 Equinox NAV radio, until it had problems that lots of people have had.
I wouldn't rush to blame the speakers for the XM sound. I was not impressed with the sound of XM when I had it, it seemed compressed. FM radio sounded much better and deeper. That is one reason I did not pay for XM after my free trial was up.
If you have other comments about the NAV system let us know.
 

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Now that I have spent more time in the vehicle, XM Radio does not sound as good as the radio, iPod and CD.
 

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fullcourt,

I was able to look into this for you and found that it is in development but not available and an ETA is currently not available. I would recommend continuing to be in contact with your local dealer for further information. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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My 2012 SLT-1 with Nav finally came in last week. I like the Infotainment center, but I am not able to do voice dialing with phone book entries on my iPhone 3GS. Hopefully either Apple or GM will fix that. Otherwise, I love it! The xm is shaky though, but I'm a former Sirius user. It only takes a tree branch to knock the connection out in this vehicle. I had a Pioneer U310-BT in my previous car with sirius and it didn't go out as much . My wife's 2011 Tiguan with nav has a much better connection to sirius as well. Plus you cant transfer a sirius account to an XM radio so they had to refund me for the rest of the year that I had paid for. I miss Sirius NFL radio and all the games but I will add that once the trial is over

The Terrain's nav is better that any that I've used, very nice. I love the way that it handles POI. I love the Pioneer speakers. I thought that I would need to upgrade to a JL Stealthbox, but the current sub is holding its own. Hopefully the rest of the features will be added in a future update!
 

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fullcourt,

I was able to look into this for you and found that it is in development but not available and an ETA is currently not available. I would recommend continuing to be in contact with your local dealer for further information. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
Thank you, Tricia, for helping with this request. I will keep looking into it from my end. Hopefully it will be added to the EQs soon.
 

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My 2012 SLT-1 with Nav finally came in last week. I like the Infotainment center, but I am not able to do voice dialing with phone book entries on my iPhone 3GS. Hopefully either Apple or GM will fix that. Otherwise, I love it! The xm is shaky though, but I'm a former Sirius user. It only takes a tree branch to knock the connection out in this vehicle. I had a Pioneer U310-BT in my previous car with sirius and it didn't go out as much . My wife's 2011 Tiguan with nav has a much better connection to sirius as well. Plus you cant transfer a sirius account to an XM radio so they had to refund me for the rest of the year that I had paid for. I miss Sirius NFL radio and all the games but I will add that once the trial is over

The Terrain's nav is better that any that I've used, very nice. I love the way that it handles POI. I love the Pioneer speakers. I thought that I would need to upgrade to a JL Stealthbox, but the current sub is holding its own. Hopefully the rest of the features will be added in a future update!
Thanks, amp. I found that having an onboard NAV was much more convenient than dealing with a Garmin unit. Lots of people have had negative comments on the NAV unit, especially since it was a $2,100 option. I am glad that the price has dropped to $700. The space on the hard drive seems to be gone, but I did not use it that much, and I am wondering if that part of the system caused the many problems that I and others had with the more expensive NAV.
 

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Thanks, amp. I found that having an onboard NAV was much more convenient than dealing with a Garmin unit. Lots of people have had negative comments on the NAV unit, especially since it was a $2,100 option. I am glad that the price has dropped to $700. The space on the hard drive seems to be gone, but I did not use it that much, and I am wondering if that part of the system caused the many problems that I and others had with the more expensive NAV.
My dealer told me that the nav price dropped on the terrain because they moved the backup camera from the rear-view mirror to the center console. So basically everyone has the Nav screen now. The Nav info is now on an SD card instead of a hard drive, so that may be another reason why the price dropped. It's definitely worth playing with to see if you like it...
 

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ampdigitl said:
My dealer told me that the nav price dropped on the terrain because they moved the backup camera from the rear-view mirror to the center console. So basically everyone has the Nav screen now. The Nav info is now on an SD card instead of a hard drive, so that may be another reason why the price dropped. It's definitely worth playing with to see if you like it...
Does the new nav still have the ability to pause live radio?
 

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Mikejustowns said:
Can the dealer add nav with the infotainment? Anyone use this with pandora yet?
Bump- I've got a nav-less 2012 2LT, and would like to know if it is possible to add navigation as well.
 

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I need update asap, wife wants an equinox LTZ now with Chevy MyLink radio, preferably with nav unit if its possible.
 
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