Originally Posted by KiddyKatPerson
Took a 130 mile, one way, business trip with a friend of mine the other day. He and I ended up with questions on why the Nav system kept telling me to exit the freeway and take a two lane road many, many miles from our destination. The best we could come up with was the Nav picked the shortest roads and not the fastest. Well, his portable unit for his car has a setting that allows you to pick the fastest direction or the shortest direction. I have looked everywhere and can not find such a setting in the pacifica NAV system. Any ideas on how to get the "nice lady" in my Nav to stop attempting to run me off the road I want to use?
I may have a different navigation system in my 2017 Pacifica than yours, but if I go to the navigation settings, I can choose things to avoid (or not avoid).
Push the start button without the brake to be in the "Run" position if you want to adjust the settings without the engine running in the garage.
Push the Navigation app on the touchscreen.
Go to Settings, Guidance, Avoid.
Check the things you want to avoid. If you check avoid Expressways, it may try to avoid Freeways.
Once I had checked avoid expressways and the navigation wanted me to get off the freeway and take a less desirable road. I knew the area and was just trying out the navigation, so I knew something wasn't right. I was trying to avoid a toll which some expressways have, but the navigation seemed to think an expressway and a freeway were the same. I unchecked avoid expressways and it does better at keeping me on the freeway.
I don't have a shortest vs fastest route choice that I know of. I think the assumption is the fastest route, but the navigation doesn't have traffic monitoring like the Android Auto app (with a cell phone) has if you are using that with your 2018 Pacifica.