Keeping your GPS map data current with the latest construction, new businesses, renamed roads and other points of interest is just part of owning and using this evolving technology.
Keeping your navigation system current is critical for maximum performance, safety, and fuel economy. Visit the Acura Navigation Center for the latest map updates for your vehicle.
Why should you update your navigation system?
It will help you save time by providing the best possible route, saving you money at the pump by utilizing the most efficient routes to your destinations. Each year HERE (formerly known as NAVTEQ) regularly updates the map database with new streets and roadway changes. You will also get the very latest available points of interest such as gas stations, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, parks, and much much more.
Have more questions? Click here, select your make and model to access the official Honda FAQ site about your navigation system.
The latest Acura Navi disc is already available in time for the whole of 2018 so please click this link for further details and everything you need to know about the latest DVD map updates.
Every year the Acura GPS updates are released on a disk or DVD (usually in the last three months of the year for the following year). There are different versions of the Acura Navi DVD available and if you are not sure which one you need to purchase then all you need to do is check on your existing disc to see what number it is – the version should be formed something like Ver:x.xx. Please take extra special care when removing your existing Acura DVD disc – you might need to look at the owner’s manual if you are unsure on how to do this when accessing the in-dash GPS device.
Be aware that this website is purely for education and information purposes only. We are not official representatives of the Acura brand – simply fans of the cars and vehicles who want to offer you the best advice possible when choosing your Acura Navigation DVD update.
If you want to make sure that your in-dash Acura navigation system is upgraded and updated with the changes that have occurred to roads, streets, junctions, subdivisions, and highways since the last Acura DVD was released then you will need to purchase Acura map updates on disk. By doing this you can continue to drive and use your Acura navigation system with the quality of directions and routes that you expect to receive… and of course, it will lessen the chances of you ever getting lost or becoming disorientated whilst driving with the latest software release.
The all-new Acura DVD and disc includes coverage for both verified and unverified roads within the the 48 contiguous United States – meaning all navigation routes are covered (although please note that this does have an exception in the Alaska and Hawaii states).
Not only that but the updated Acura navigation database also comes with touch-and-go locations called Points of Interest (also known as POI files). These are very useful navigation items that include locations such as tourist attractions, gas stations, ATMs, shopping malls, accommodation, places to eat, and plenty more – meaning you will never be stuck for ideas on a day out, or be short of cash or fuel in an emergency. These POIs are all updated for 2016 including business address changes, and are bundled onto the Acura Navigation DVD and system upgrade.
The following Acura models have the option of a factory-installed in-dashboard navigation system. Click on one of the links below to find out more about your particular DVD version and vehicle model in order to get the best advice on where to buy the Acura navigation DVD. All the discs listed on this website are 100% compatible with your car and are official map updates.
Acura Navigation System Update Saves You Money
Although you will need to pay for Acura map updates you should consider that in the long-term you will in fact save money. See the illustration below, as this shows the financial savings that can be made if you decide that you want the latest disc with all the new mapping, roads, routes, and directions on. The reason behind the cost-savings is because your Acura GPS will offer to take you via the quickest or shortest routes possible – which in turn reduces your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The illustration above is based upon the average US driving experience as follows which data is taken from the US Department of Transportation for the year 2011:
Once you’ve purchase the new Acura DVD and it’s arrived in the post, getting the new map updates into your dashboard GPS system is extremely easy. This is what you need to do before updating your Acura Navigation System:
Please note that you should never remove the Acura DVD or turn the car off whilst the Acura map updates are installing. If you do this then you risk compromising the map upgrade process and could even damage the dashboard GPS device!
As an independent advice website we can offer this advice with no bias: do not attempt to download Acura Navigation DVDs or use websites that promise you an Acura Torrent File Download. They rarely if ever will work as you always need a unique customer authentication code in order to install your map update disk.
Not only that, but a lot of these un-official download sites will often host a virus or Trojan horse type program on your PC – which could lead to your computer being damaged.
In addition to that, trying to load a ripped DVD into the Acura Navigation System software could irreparably damage the GPS – and would mean your warranty or guarantee would be invalidated. It really is not worth it and is why we recommend that you always buy official Acura Navi DVDs from their online store.