Has Mazda changed their mind and included the NAV System on the 2020 GT and Reserve?

Jim

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Prairie Village KS
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2020 GT w/ Premium
If my memory serves me right, it locks in after 50-60 miles driving with the sd card in for the first time. Then the period starts.

The problem I see is those cheap ebay listings are probably clones and they are with the release map year of the master card. No idea how it works with them for updating.
I bought one of the cheap ebay listed cards and installed it in our 2020 GT. I made sure to buy it from a seller with a well established ebay reputation. It has Mazda labeling and was manufactured a couple of years ago. It updated correctly and performs perfectly. If it is a clone, it seems to work just like an original. The labeling looks authentic. The Mazda update system accepted it. The car accepted it. The Mazda site indicated that when I updated it, that started the 3 year clock. Have read plenty of online testimonials that concur with my experience.

Have read a few online posts that speculate about possible performance issues with ebay sold cards, but don't remember reading any posts written by someone who actually bought one and had a problem with it.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
When did you buy it?
No NAV on my 2020 GT, purchased last month, manufactured in March.

That is, until I bought a card on Amazon for $35. Just updated the maps to the latest version (3-years worth of free updates included). NAV enables traffic sign recognition and seemingly some other things. Not certain If this was one of them; but I didn’t notice the cool speed-limit related speedometer effects on the dash, until after I inserted the NAV card.
 

Davidiot

Ballistic Reentry Vehicle
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2020 CX-5 GT PP
That is, until I bought a card on Amazon for $35.
Legit K-generation card with all official Mazda packaging. My guess is every time a new generation of cards is printed and delivered, the dealers and suppliers dump the old versions.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
I noticed on the 2020 CX-5 that the traffic signs show up on the dashboard screen by the speedometer and on the windshield HUD, is there anyway to get it to show up on the dashboard of the 2019?
 
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Bedford, TX
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2020 CX-5 GT
I purchased 2020 CX-5 Grand Touring with the GT package in July, NAV was not included with this trim level. I asked the dealer how much to add the NAV , salesperson told me 300, I went ahead and had the NAV software installed. Works great with the Heads UP Display.
 
I bought a 2020 GTR. It did not come with an SD card. Dealer wanted $300 as mentioned by others. Bought the SD card from Amazon for around $50. Works perfectly and have updated to the latest version, which is January 2020. Waiting for newer version which should be coming out soon. 3 years of software updates is nice! Use it from time to time but it's not as nice as Android Auto which I use often.
 

Bird-Dog

2017 CX-5 Touring 2020 CX-5 GTR
I have not updated my "K" card yet. Will hang on a little longer if there's a new update coming out soon. I assume you simply remove it with the car off, update, and replace with the car still off. Is that correct?

BTW, to confirm from a few posts above, the Nav card is required for speed limit info on the HUD. Stop signs too, of course. But I am puzzled why it doesn't also give notice approaching traffic lights. Not that it could know whether a light is red or green, but it would be nice to know if one's coming up ahead.
 

Bird-Dog

2017 CX-5 Touring 2020 CX-5 GTR
I'm not sure what you mean by "K" card but if you're referring to the SD Card, then yes, you'll shut off the car, take out the SD card from the middles console, put it in your computer, go to the website here: https://infotainment.mazdahandsfree.com/howto-updatemymaps?language=en-US and update to the latest software. I believe Mazda said August or Sep for newer navigation update
"K" is the end character in the part number, BHP1 66 EZ1K, updated with each successive release.

BHP1 66 EZ1L is the latest, and presumably the next will be BHP1 66 EZ1M.
 
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