This optional software update has a cost that depends on the Lexus model—the 2016/2017 15.1 version, for example, had an MSRP of 9 to 0 before taxes or installation (dealer prices may vary).
A common question Lexus Technology Specialists (LTS) are asked is whether the update is worth an annual update, or whether it’s a better decision to add the update every two or three years.
Dynamic Navigation, however, is actually connected to a cloud, or Internet-based data network.
This allows the select vehicles that offer Dynamic Navigation to access online navigation sources—and these sources’ ongoing updates—so an annual software update isn’t required.
All updates come with an activation code and installation instructions. The maps they installed were about 2 years out of date.
Toyota was quoting me 269 dollars for the navigation update USB drive. I did’t want to use a 0 GPS hanging on my windshield so had to find a way around this. Toyota MAPS did a great job - they gave me the latest maps and guided on how to install them.
Additional considerations include the length of time you plan to own your current vehicle before buying your next Lexus, as the navigation software can vary between models.
To find out how to purchase, download and apply the map update to your Lexus, simply watch the video below or read on for a step-by-step guide.To answer this question, many Lexus Technology Specialists have this advice: a good way to look at the annual update is to carefully think through your driving life—especially professionally—and evaluate your reliance on precise-as-can-be navigation info.“I teach a class to drivers on Lexus Navigation systems,” says Lexus Technology Specialist Rick Barnicoat, “and when the question of purchasing the annual Lexus Navigation software updates comes up, I always ask attendees to raise their hands if they work in real estate.They offered me a remote installation for only 0.And I did everything myself through my own USB flash drive.If you need any help along the way, don’t hesitate to call or pop into your local Lexus centre where a fully trained technician will be happy to help.For many Lexus drivers, this is a yearly question—here are a few considerations.Your local Lexus Technology Specialist can also advise you on the update's installation, which most Lexus drivers leave to their dealership to perform for an additional fee.For drivers comfortable with installing the software update themselves (some models, but not all, are accessible enough), it still pays to have a conversation with your local LTS beforehand to advise you on the trickier aspects of the procedure—such as making sure not to turn your vehicle off at the wrong time, which can cause the installation to freeze up.(“And if you do it yourself, definitely follow the screen prompts very, very carefully,” advises one LTS.) It’s also important to understand that Lexus’ subscription-based Dynamic Navigation works differently than the Lexus Navigation system.With the latter, route and POI data are stored within the vehicle’s hardware (similar to files stored locally on your computer desktop), which is why annual updates are necessary.