In rare situations, some of your subscriptions might be kept as they are maintained by third parties.If you would like to unsubscribe from these third-party accounts as well, please contact us directly [email protected] the Pioneer AVIC units that require software hacks, the Kenwood is a simple wiring trick.It does use Garmin software and looks to be extremely well put together. For handheld/between car use I have a Nuvi650 that my fiance' uses in her car. I have the Kenwood KNA-G510 running thru a Kenwood DDX-6019 monitor/CD headunit in the pickup.That and they hadn't released an update in 3 years!!! Also, the maps are on CD's, not in the unit an there are about 20 CD's so every time you travel to another area you have to change CD's along the way.So, does you Escape allow full use of the GPS if there's a "fat" enough passenger? They could have at least moved the pointer to the bottom of the map so it would be sucky only half as much. The Kenwood DNX7100 and KNA-G510 uses Garmin's user interface (ie. The DNX7100 is a double din head unit complete with monitor and the KNA-510 is a hide away unit (similar to the Garmin GVN53) that requires a compatible Kenwood monitor such as their KVT719DVD head unit. It matches up (for a price)with XM satallite radio for real time traffic updates - NICE!! Easily upgradable (internal memory w/ sd expansion) All maps for US and Canada come preloaded, and Kenwood offers their updates for free -- although Im not sure if these are map updates or just software fixes All in all so far very impressed with the performance The GVN 53 https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?Plus, they are just too expensive, cumbersome, can't be used in another car/on foot and hard to update than they are worth.
One OEM "feature" I really hate in my sister's car is you can't do ANYTHING unless the speed is absolutely 0.0 mph.I'm really surprised though since the XM radio component is part of the G510 *not* the headunit--you'd expect it to support mp3's.One thing that Kenwood did remove is support for the remote control.BUT the unit doesn't seem to support it--I still get the standard chimes when the proximity alert goes off.Don't know if this is something that wasn't supported in the Garmin GVN53 to begin with or if Kenwood had it removed for their version.