Apple car play

Mazda should do one thing with FORD. THE FORD SYNC .When I hook my phone up an CarPlay with my Mustang it works 100% a time and perfect the The ford sync ig great. On the other hand the information system in the Mazda is slow as heck and Apple CarPlay is slow to connect and sometimes doesn’t need to a lot of work. I just bought a CX nine grand touring. I have to say the only disappointment I have in this car and I like it a lot even over my Volvo is the Apple CarPlay an information system is so slow anybody has another opinion
 
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2018 CX-9 Sig
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2014 CX-5 GT
The ford sync is one of the most poorly reviewed system out there so that is saying something. I am often in a rental car and that car is often the Nissan Rouge. Terrible car but the infotainment system works great as does the lane control.
 
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2009 Mazda CX-9 GT
I know many that hate the Ford Sync. I find that anything wireless sucks in its own special way.
 
I used to have a ford edge with Ford sync Mytouch. Ford took a lot of heat because it was terrible at first, but a host of updates finally made it good and I really liked it. The new Ford Sync is apparently even better. Mazda is the opposite, their infotainment system was one of the best when it came out, but it hasn't been refreshed and is now slow and outdated.

But I rent a lot of cars and I find the infotainment systems are all similar and get bored with them quite fast. Because let's be honest, they are all doing the exact same thing (radio, music, Nav, Apple CarPlay or android auto). The Mazda interface is a bit clunkier because it was designed for the control wheel. But then again, once you know the shortcuts and start using them they are great.

- Need to toggle between mazda and apple CarPlay - hold down on the home button.
- when using apple CarPlay, the music and the nav buttons will send you to the right app depending on which one is currently in use. (for example, if i am using google map and listening to FM radio, the music buttons sends me to the mazda radio tuner, and the nav button sends me to google maps). The opposite is also true.
- listening to your iPhone music but want to switch to an FM station, press the favourite button and choose a favourite station to quickly switch to FM.

My only annoyance is the fact that the touchscreen deactivates at speed, forcing you to use the wheel on apple CarPlay, which isn't the best because apple hasn't designed its application for it.

So I guess I agree with you that it isn't the best, but I find it isn't that bad and is actually quite functional once you get to know it a little bit.
 
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