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For those of you that own cx30 with HUD (Premium trim in the US), could you describe what information is shown? I did test drive one that had HUD but it only showed a digital speedometer and maybe something for cruise control. The salesman thought it would also show navigation and speed limits, but the test car didn't have navigation enabled so it defaults to just speedometer.

Does anyone here know what else is shown? Thanks.
 

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If you have the navigation SD card installed it displays the speed limit of the road you’re on if it is in the navigation’s data base. If you have the speed limit warning selected in the car‘s settings, the speed limit “sign” will change color when you exceed the speed limit (or the over speed limit margin selected in settings). I believe some people have reported seeing “stop signs” showing up in the US but I haven’t seen this yet. If you have a route set with the navigation SD option (not using navigation with CarPlay or Android Auto) it will give you next turn information.
 

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For those of you that own cx30 with HUD (Premium trim in the US), could you describe what information is shown? I did test drive one that had HUD but it only showed a digital speedometer and maybe something for cruise control. The salesman thought it would also show navigation and speed limits, but the test car didn't have navigation enabled so it defaults to just speedometer.

Does anyone here know what else is shown? Thanks.

as above, basaically, everthing you need to know, apart from,,,,is the Mrs in a good mood. lol
 

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not the best video but gives you an idea of the hud..

 

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I don't feel this list is accurate for the U.S. I have a U.S. CX-30 Premium with the navigation SD card. I have yet to see street signs on the HUD (stop signs, do not enter).

I've been driving a loaner 2019 CX-9 with HUD and navigation and it DOES display the street signs on the HUD.

I also don't think the U.S. version have the cross traffic alerts on the HUD. Though, it does display the blind spot monitoring warnings. Just my observations.
 

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I don't feel this list is accurate for the U.S. I have a U.S. CX-30 Premium with the navigation SD card. I have yet to see street signs on the HUD (stop signs, do not enter).
I did get the info from Mazda US and is the info in the owners manual.
 

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I did get the info from Mazda US and is the info in the owners manual.
The U.S. manual also references the 360 degree camera, which I am certain isn't available in the U.S. I think the U.S. manual is in English, but otherwise it appears Mazda uses the same manual for many markets. The manual referencing a feature isn't a strong indicator of availability in any specific location.
 

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I have a CX-30 Premium with Navigation installed and only see the posted speed limit stored on the Nav card, and that only seems to work on main streets and highways. I also see my speed and cruise control on the HUD. Two features I thought I would have, and don't, are Traffic Sign Recognition and Street names. I looked at every setting possible and can't find a way to activate either. Note that Street Names is under Active Display settings and is checked, but does not display on the HUD. Disappointing, to say the least.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies. For some reason I didn't notice updates to this thread until today. The HUD is great, and the car is great, but honestly Mazda sucks when it comes to listing what features are included with your own car. The user manual includes EVERYTHING even features not available in this country.

I ended up buying the US Premium CX-30 a couple months ago and the dealer told me about the nifty Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) feature before I bought it. It doesn't work at all though and the dealer is as confused about it as I am. We've tried everything and even replaced the navigation card. Mazda Support describes menu configurations that just aren't available in my car. They have an open ticket with Mazda to investigate but they would need to keep the car overnight for several days, so I'm postponing that for a while since it's not an urgent problem.

If you use the in-car navigation, street names and directions do appear in the HUD. It's a great feature so the few times I've needed navigation I use the in-car one instead of the one from my phone via Android Auto. I believe it only works when navigation is actively being used for directions though... not when just showing the map.

From my experiences so far, data that definitely does display on the HUD in the US (with nav card) include
  • current speed
  • speed limit
  • cruise control info
  • blind spot monitoring
  • navigation info
there may be others that I haven't seen yet.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies. For some reason I didn't notice updates to this thread until today. The HUD is great, and the car is great, but honestly Mazda sucks when it comes to listing what features are included with your own car. The user manual includes EVERYTHING even features not available in this country.

I ended up buying the US Premium CX-30 a couple months ago and the dealer told me about the nifty Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) feature before I bought it. It doesn't work at all though and the dealer is as confused about it as I am. We've tried everything and even replaced the navigation card. Mazda Support describes menu configurations that just aren't available in my car. They have an open ticket with Mazda to investigate but they would need to keep the car overnight for several days, so I'm postponing that for a while since it's not an urgent problem.

If you use the in-car navigation, street names and directions do appear in the HUD. It's a great feature so the few times I've needed navigation I use the in-car one instead of the one from my phone via Android Auto. I believe it only works when navigation is actively being used for directions though... not when just showing the map.

From my experiences so far, data that definitely does display on the HUD in the US (with nav card) include
  • current speed
  • speed limit
  • cruise control info
  • blind spot monitoring
  • navigation info
there may be others that I haven't seen yet.
I'm just not buying the 'traffic sign recognition feature' - I think it just pulls speed limits out of the NAV card and posts it on the displays. The signs were not there until I popped in the NAV card. I have never seen anything but a speed limit posted on the displays. I don't see stop signs, yield signs, etc. do you ?

One cool feature is the NAV card draws a red line on the speedometer where the speed limit is for the road you are on, and how far 'over' the limit you are. I don't think it's necessarily all that useful, but cool nonetheless.
 

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Ok, all, I just got an official reply from Mazda Customer Experience and the answer is Traffic Sign Recognition is not supported in the US! I'm very disappointed, especially since I have this feature in my 2018 Mazda 3. I would think available features would be better going forward as I have a 2020 Premium Edition CX-30. Here is the official replay from Mazda Customer Experience:

"Thank you for contacting Mazda USA. We appreciate the opportunity to connect with you. I am happy to answer your questions. Unfortunately, the Traffic signal recognition (TSR) is not offered in the USA. To provide some context the Owner’s manuals are the same worldwide but translated to the domestic language. They are written to include every feature even if that feature is not offered in that area of the world. I understand how this can be confusing. This is the same for the other 7th generation Mazda produced at this time (Mazda 3). It may be offered in the future, but I have not been provided any information one way or another, or as to why this was done. I am sorry to deliver this unfavorable news. Please let me know if you have any additional questions, or need further assistance, I am happy to help! Thank you for taking the time to contact Mazda we hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this time."

I also asked about showing street names on the Active Display, but that was not answered.

I hope this helps all of you and maybe we should all contact Mazda about features we thought we were getting, but did not.
 

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I was expecting to hear that disappointing news eventually. Thanks for sharing their reply. What I don't understand though is I raised the issue with my Dealership and they opened a ticket with Mazda, and Mazda kept telling them I should have it. I don't understand why Mazda didn't just tell the Dealer that it's not supported in the US. I get the feeling Mazda is as confused as we are about their complicated matrix of global features.
 

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I was expecting to hear that disappointing news eventually. Thanks for sharing their reply. What I don't understand though is I raised the issue with my Dealership and they opened a ticket with Mazda, and Mazda kept telling them I should have it. I don't understand why Mazda didn't just tell the Dealer that it's not supported in the US. I get the feeling Mazda is as confused as we are about their complicated matrix of global features.
The only thing I can think of to do at this point is for all of us to write Mazda Customer Experience to show are disappointment that some features we thought we had are not available in the US. Hopefully, a software update in the future will fix the issue.
 

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I am beginning to believe the largest number of CX-30 complaints seem to be features Mazda includes in one country and not another. Why Mazda decided to omit heated mirrors in Northeast US is way beyond my understanding. Even entry-level vehicles include heated mirrors. We often have terrible winters in NE Ohio and my mirrors are often frozen when I get into the vehicle. Without being able to heat them up makes it a safety issue for me.

Am I supposed to carry a can of deicer aerosol now ?

Really Mazda ?
 

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I am beginning to believe the largest number of CX-30 complaints seem to be features Mazda includes in one country and not another. Why Mazda decided to omit heated mirrors in Northeast US is way beyond my understanding. Even entry-level vehicles include heated mirrors. We often have terrible winters in NE Ohio and my mirrors are often frozen when I get into the vehicle. Without being able to heat them up makes it a safety issue for me.

Am I supposed to carry a can of deicer aerosol now ?

Really Mazda ?
That's just crazy! I traded my 2013 CX-5 for the CX-30 and it had heated mirrors. My Wife's 2018 Mazda 3 has heated mirrors. I can't believe Mazda took this safety feature away, but you're correct; it's not shown on the sticker or anywhere else. I live outside of Cleveland, Ohio and heated mirrors are definitely needed. This oversight most likely will be fixed with the 2021 CX-30 which is a good reason to never purchase the first model year of a vehicle.
 

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Is it just me, maybe I have wonky eyes or my head is not fitted on straight. When I have lots of stuff visible on the active display it looks like it is on a slope to the left, even when the setting is in the middle position. I have to move the setting fully to the right to make the display look level. Is this the same for anyone else?
 

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I had to make a similar adjustment as I recall. It definitely wasn’t level when I took delivery of my car.
 
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