Toyota Avalon 2016 5/5
By Brandon Werner 09 17
I drive Toyota Avalon 2016 I didn’t download this app because of the reviews but a week earlier I was curious so I download it I been using it for a moth it has work perfect it takes me in rout that has less traffic and a shortcut I recommend downloading this app it’s amazing
Much better than before! 5/5
About a year ago when I just bought my car I didn’t like Scout GPS at all because it failed at the first use that I could not get it worked then I have to use the app in my phone. Recently I gave it a try and it worked well after I update the app. Thank you for great improvement on the app.
WORST NAVIGATION APP EVER 1/5
Worst navigation app ever and specially for Lexus. I just bought a 2019 Lexus that my vehicle does not come with navigation system so I have to use Scout and it’s the worst.
You have to put a destination in order to the mapping.
Wish that you are able to see the map without adding destination, etc. 😤
Today first day I decided to navigate with scout and to tell the truth I have complain. I approached to intersection on 2nd lane and was waiting for green light scout suggested me rerouting to turn right side by 3rd line what wasn’t possible. No doubt for this case the google map indispensable.
Doesn’t stay connected to car 1/5
Now I remember why I never use this app. Keeps telling me not connected to car. Then when I try it tells me Bluetooth is not connected to car, which is funny as I am listening to music through bluetooth. Sticking with Apple Maps. Rarely have an issue with them.
By Tortilla Joe
For functional adults.
Needs work 1/5
By Travel Q
This app is horrible. It did not subtract mileage as I drove, it did not have a map I could view, and it kept previous turns on the screen which was confusing. I uninstalled it less then an hour after I installed it.
Why make an app that is this terrible?! 1/5
If you’re going to invest time into an app for GPS purposes then make it user friendly. Make it run like a real GPS on the car screen where it will show real live driving location and street maps. You images show that feature for some vehicles, if this is an app that provides the feature then it should transfer those features to the vehicle screen. Judging by the ratings I’m not the only one thinking this. You should fire your app developers cause they are obviously clueless to what this app needs to do for people!
Zero functionality. ZERO. 1/5
Horrible. Need 2 apps, entune and scout to navigate in my 40,000$ minivan. Consistently plans a route 10-25 minutes longer than Waze. Disconnects frequently and takes several minutes to restart everything and reconnect. I need to be connected to Bluetooth AND a cable to get a moving map, AND my phone needs to run the app while using the car app. Honestly, who designs such a product. Had the car almost 2 years and gave this 3 chances over that time to improve. At least you don't charge for it. Sorry if this is harsh, but Im not going to sugar coat a product this awful.
A total waste of time. 1/5
By Owl Nut
One star gives Scout way too much credit. Since my Camry forces me to use it, I do, even though it usually steers me wrong. (Pun intended)
•It tells me to turn in 100 feet. Too bad the street was only 50 feet ahead and I miss the turn.
•It doesn’t say a thing and then it says turn in 30 feet, but I just passed the street.
•It says turn right. Too bad my destination was on the left.
•It drops dead in the middle of an unfamiliar trip and I’m left to stop at gas stations to ask directions.
•It doesn’t always go the shortest way, even when there isn’t any traffic the short way.
•When there is a traffic issue, it gives you the opportunity to take a different route. Too bad there is such a short time to press ‘OK’, it’s usually too late. I’m driving- not looking at the screen every minute.
•Certainly it can’t pronounce half the street names - even the easy ones.
•Sometimes doesn’t start right away and all directions are a minute too late.
•If TOYOTA doesn’t switch out this GPS app, this will be the last TOYOTA I buy.
I’m sure there are more things I hate about Scout but this is all I can think of now. Instead of telling me thanks for my comments, do an upgrade that fixes all of the above. Other people have complained about the same things. FIX IT - PLEASE!!!
SO FRUSTRATING 1/5
I use both Apple Maps and google maps. Each have their up and downs but nothing could have prepared me for the horror and anger I would experience trying to use this app with the dash of my brand new car (I used to have a magnetic plate that would prop up my phone on the dash). It takes FOREVER to load and reroute, even when hooked up to the car via usb cable still won’t provide a map, and the directions (if you can figure them out) lag behind and are just bad. (Instead of telling me to turn left, it had me take 3 right turns) 😡😡😡
I really want to love driving my new car, but navigation is a must. Please fix this app! Fix the lag, fix the visual map. And please help it learn to give concise easy to understand directions.
No map 2/5
Via Bluetooth, it doesn’t not display the map on my RAV4, only verbal directions and arrows. You’re better off using the Apple app as it displays everything. Toyota fails at the app for this vehicle.
Worst GPS app I have seen in 20years 2/5
By Cassie Nicol
1. It runs on my phone. It should be able to
Access my contacts.
2. It asks for a USB cable link. Then it fails to ignore when it gets it.
3. Contacts should have names separate from the address. That is not even clear in the phone app.
There should be street speed like in other GPS apps.
These are just to name a few. If Toyota was smart, they would work a deal with Google maps.
This is the worst navigation ever 1/5
I hate google maps navigation and I wish Toyota put this in instead of this garbage,why,just why,best truck I have ever owned,the previous built in navigation was just fine,this,junk.
Limits GPS 3/5
I would hope my vehicle’s GPS could function separate from a phone signal, so that I could initiate a new destination beyond cell service.
Worst app 1/5
I do not understand why they cannot offer some app helpful.
This app is the worst GPS app.
I do not recommend it
Toyota dropping the ball ! 1/5
This app came with my new 2018 Avalon, and I thought there was something wrong with the car. I took the car back because of the lack of response when attempting to enter a location using the cars touch screen. (Which works perfectly well when not using navigation).
Then realized it was the piece of crap app that Toyota offers its customers purchasing their top of the line sedans. As I discovered when I rented a Toyota 4x4 suv that cars navigation was far superior the the Scott App.
Though Toyota has finally enabled car play in 2019 models and up, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth about this app and Toyota.
West means South right? 1/5
Used the app while driving back from Milwaukee Wi with my granddaughter and it kept telling me to turn right on West ...when it was really South. I kept getting so confused I missed my turns and had to turn around and go back a couple of times. If I was alone I wouldn’t have been as upset but I had my 4 year old granddaughter with in a busy city so yeah not cool. This app says the names of streets that aren’t even remotely close to what you are turning onto it is almost like the street names have changed and the app isn’t updated and I drive a brand new 2019 RAV4. I too was misled by the GPS from the dealership and tried to switch to a different vehicle but my only option was a higher upgrade car and more money. Very disappointed Toyota. Hose to use this as a navigational system. This is my third Toyota and I wish I would of never traded my old one.
Didn’t use already don’t like it 1/5
By free ur self
I’ve tried everything Dosent show a map when your navigating it only displays directionally I researched it and it shows maps but there not much of any setting
Not good 1/5
By El Bacon 81
Won’t even read out the street name that you need to turn on to. It just says turn right/left to ........................ How lazy is that?!? Worst map app I have ever tried hands down!
Sorely lacking 1/5
By MS 6901
What a bad joke this app is. The search screen doesn’t even work at all for me. Searched on my phone the name and city of my destination, was then able to finally see it on the dash board screen only to be taken to the destination that had been closed EIGHT months ago. Had to use google maps to finally get to my desired location. Oh but wait....this app thinks it’s okay to use ‘unnamed street’. Folks it’s 2020. I’m just thankful for GOOGLE MAPS....because Scout is useless to me and shame on Toyota for partnering with such an inept navigation system. Wonder when your last update was, 1980?
I made a big mistake when buying the 2018 Highlander because of GPS with big screen. Too unreliable with freezing, disconnect bluetooth,... i hope for a class action suit. This Scout GPS will ruin Toyota. Too many non working GPS. You dont know when you get in the car the GOS will work. I contact them 20 times and go to dealers 5 times. It is a dangerous product.
Poor experience 1/5
The app still gets updates, but for some reason still does not support the screen dimensions of iPhoneX and up. The only time I’ve used it, it kept rerouting and taking me to places close to but not exactly where I wanted to go. As an example, you and your family are on vacation, you want to go to a theme park; Scout frustratingly navigates you to the employee entrance, wasting half-hours to hours of your time.
Response is slow and often disconnects 2/5
I have this app because it was the only choice that came with my Lexus. The response is 80% slow and disconnects often. I’ve had many experiences where I just have to use my google maps to get me where I need to go or I would be stranded not knowing how to get to my destination. It’s unfortunate that it has to be online vs other navigation apps that can just be downloaded and not have to use your phone to keep connected.
Simply terrible 1/5
This App was terrible when used with my Toyota Hybrid. Unreliable, it seldom did it’s job. When it did, it often flaked out on us. Fortunately, there is a solution. Our car dealer deleted the App and installed Apple Play. We now use a different App and haven’t had a single issue. Run, don’t walk, away from this App.
The worst GPS ever! 1/5
By far the worst GPS I have ever used! Reroutes every 2-3 mins when nothing has caused it to do that. Shuts off in the middle of driving so I have to pull over and restart the gps all over again. That takes like 10-15 mins for it realize I want to use it and pull up where I would like to go. Just frustrating that even after all the updates, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it, it still doesn’t work properly. The whole point in getting a vehicle with the gps already on it is so that I don’t have to bother with my phone while driving!! Wish you guys would fix so it works properly already or Toyota uses a different GPS system in their vehicles!!
Close to being halfway decent 3/5
My main issue with Scout is not being able to pull up the map when I want. It aggravates the hell out of me when I’d like to see the area I’m in but only get to see a turn by turn direction. I’d love to curse out the salesman that told me yea you have in dash Navigation. No this is an app based navigation.
Last update is flawed 1/5
This whole scout system has been a colossal failure from the start. I completely stoped using GPS to get around most frustrations but the last update now reboots the whole head unit every 2-3 minutes when Bluetooth is connected. I have to choose between phone contacts and features or my radio. More upsets from an already horrible system and app.
Room for Improvement 3/5
I appreciate what this app does, but it is under-powered. Currently, plain vanilla. Difficult to use and lacks intuitive learning. It is comprehensive in terms of AI and popular destinations, however. Just not easy to use.
Share what? 4/5
Overall the maps have been good; but I’m not sure about the function of the share button.
Does not work 1/5
Does not connect through an established Bluetooth connection from iPhone to ToyotaEntune.
Prehistoric App! 1/5
So I use the app for GPS on my Toyota. The interface is horrible, like 90s. NO MAP! Not even 2D. Only turn by turn. It shows no lane. It shows no street before The next turn.... so you better know your “feet” “yard”. If you miss the turn it will tell you to make a U turn. Tanks. Lol. App is a joke.
... also it tells you “destination is ahead” you don’t know it it left or right. REALLY???
.... last but not least, most of the time it does not integrate with car Bluetooth. You have to close app try again... and again! HORRIBLE
Used to have proper GPS on my previous car. They told me the Scott app is better than car-installed GPS. Really? If you like listening to good old fashion records instead of music on your phone, you might like the “nostalgic “ look of this app.
Not great on a 2018 Tundra 1/5
Not user friendly, driving with google maps on a PC is way faster than this turn by turn method that is more primitive and confusing. Literally said “turn left on unnamed”
Better off using your phone.
Won’t pair 1/5
Tried multiple times to load Scout GPS to my Toyota Entune. It refused to work even after searching the web and attempting detailed instructions. An app needs to be easy to use, this one isn’t. I deleted it and moved on to better options.
Scout is not perfect- I have been taken off the main road through a residential neighborhood only to come out to the same Main St I was on. Hoping for better GPS soon
This user experience is a joke in 2020. Useless app.
Does not recognize that iPhone is paired 2/5
Does not pair with iPhone
Won’t link up 1/5
I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling my phone’s Bluetooth on the car. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app. At no time will my phone pair with the car.
Works great!!! 5/5
By - DK9 -
Works grate with my 2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 even better after updates! 👌🏻 👍🏻
This app is so bad I would actually never buy a car that has this integrated again. I drove an entire 28 miles and it never got past the first turn I was supposed to make. Thankfully I was just testing it and knew my way.
Too aggressive 2/5
By differing formats
Every time i get in my lexus with bluetooth enable, this app tries to take over. Every single time! I have to stop and disable and close it every time. Why cant i just turn it on when i need it?
I have to disclose that my lexus also attempts to constantly enable my iphone as an audio player. Also every stinking time, using my data. I want to decide when to use these features.
I finally just deleted the app since it was eating my battery in the background.
Use once per year then give up 1/5
By bumming in connecticut
The absolute worst. Toyota so oversold this app. Totally unusable. My next car will not have Scout Link - guaranteed.
Instead of displaying a phone that’s needing to connect. Display a map even if it is not a moving map, a map would be very helpful and nice.
Love the ap but it would be nice to have a control or way to turn the sound up. We sometimes miss turns because we can’t hear. Thanks
Can’t find app 1/5
Camry 2020 can’t find app why
App not show in monitor car
Constantly loses connection 1/5
I have contacted customer service several times about losing connectivity. I have reinstalled the app at least a dozen times and I still have the same problem. I put my destination in and usually after a few minutes of driving it loses the connection. Very dangerous and illegal to try to reconnect while driving! I’ve given up on Scout and just use the Waze app
Not Happy 1/5
I just purchased a 2020 Corolla and discovered the map feature was NOT working. Toyota support had me download Entune 3.0 and Scout Link. I have tried repeatedly to have the active map feature work. No success. App prompts me to connect with USB which while NOT a big deal is something I did NOT have to do in the 2016 Corolla. I saw the map on one of my attempts but taking the car for a ride around the block proved useless in that the map did NOT show that I had moved. Map is not showing again after too much experimenting. Right now all I can say is either Entune 3.0 is the problem or Scout Link is NOT user friendly and certainly NOT ready for prime time. If I am at fault correct my approach, but from other comments I see here I AM NOT ALONE. APP NEEDS TO BE UPDATED! Sorry to say from my experience the app is garbage and I AM trying to be polite. NOT HAPPY👿
Not just the worst GPS, the worst app ever made. 1/5
Led me down multiple incorrect or inconvenient routes and disconnected from my car countless times while I was in unfamiliar areas, leading to me wasting gas and time. Avoid this app at all costs, PLEASE. I beg anyone, this app is so awful I would pay people NOT to use it. Toyota should be ashamed of themselves for associating with such an impressively atrocious app. 1 out of 5 stars is not enough, I wish I could give 0.
Won’t connect to 2020 Camry TRD infotainment 1/5
Looks like decent navigation app, but reliance on Entune app in order to connect to infotainment system is problematic. Wasted better part of two afternoons trying to get app to display on car system... no luck, so if you’re looking to use this in your new Camry, save yourself some aggravation, don’t waste your time.