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2013 Acura RDX AWD Long-Term Update 2

In this day of over-the-top vehicle technology, I cannot believe this is still happening.

Scott Mortara
May 15, 2013
Photographers: Motor Trend Staff
In this day of over-the-top vehicle technology, I cannot believe this is still happening. What am I talking about? The information displayed on the infotainment screen -- or lack thereof.
Photo 2/11   |   2013 Acura RDX AWD USB Port
The screen in the RDX has more than enough room to fit the entire name of the artist or song, but it doesn't, which leave the right side of the screen blank. Why? The navigation information has the ability to use the entire screen. So why does the audio screen cut off almost half the displayed information? Is there some rule or law regulating this sort of thing? I don't think so since I have seen plenty of other vehicles that can fit all the information on their screens.
"If you're going to make a navigation/infotainment screen that big for displaying information, you'd better damn well use all the space for displaying information."
I've reached out to Acura for a further discussion of this, but as yet, have not heard back. When I do I'll be sure to let you know what they say.

Our Car
Service life 10 mo/20,044 mi
Average fuel economy 0.89 lb/mi
CO2 emissions 21.9 mpg
Energy consumption 154 kW-hr/100 mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $165.03 (2-oil change, inspection; 1-tire rotation)
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