Just purchased a new 2014 Tangerine Pearl Limited w/moonroof/nav & like so many others have commented before, the "upgraded" nav/stereo leaves much to be desired. I am really surprised on how slooooow it is browsing for music. I have to admit I am a bit spoiled with my previous radio (in my prior car) which was a Sony DSX-S300BTX (Mechless - as in no CD -single din).
All of my music resides on multiple USB keys, and some folders have over 1500 mp3's. I was disappointed that the NAV unit can only read 250 files per directory, and I'm out of luck to play any other mp3 above 250 in that folder.
In my search for a new headunit, I have come across the new Clarion 2014 headunits which is more fully featured than the factory NAV unit. More info about them here:
The Clarion head units videos are demo'd in a Subaru Crosstrek:
NX603 (last years model - but shows you what the new NX604 will look like)
I am personally looking at either the NX404 or the FX504 (mechless - as I have no need for a CD/DVD). Unfortunately, it does sound like it is a bit more work than just buying the new models and hooking them up (Axxess Interface ASWC, etc.). I found more info about the new Clarion on another forum here (interesting tidbit - the forum user states it was his Crosstrek used in the above videos):
Anyone on this forum purchase a new Clarion as a replacement or can recommend another head unit WITHOUT needed the Axxess interface?