Mapquest Driving: Should I Try It?

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Are you MapQuest driving yet? Or maybe you’re thinking about trying it.

While Mapquest has become a popular choice for many, among truck drivers, I hear a lot truck factors coming into play. Should I trust Mapquest? Is Mapquest for truck drivers? Is it for every day drivers? Where can I find an honest opinion about Mapquest? I have the answers for you, just keep reading….

First, you can download Mapquest here. As of publication (4.1/5.0) rating

If you haven’t heard by now, Mapquest is a GPS and Navigation app. I know all of us (truck drivers) have mixed reviews about navigation, as do every day drivers. Some of us prefer a map, others GPS, and others prefer our mobile smartphone. Mapquest is a GPS app for mobile.

Map and Navigation Features:

• Up-to-date satellite imagery and live vector maps
• Voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation (available in the United States and Canada)
• Automatic reroutes and alternative route options optimized to account for real-time traffic conditions and road closures
• Save your home, work and frequently used address to easily get the directions you use most
• Share ETA and location with friends and family

Do More than Get Directions:
• Search nearby points of interest in your favorite categories like restaurants, gas stations, hotels, etc. with our industry-first layers bar
• Book nearby hotels directly from the MapQuest app
• Browse menus, make reservations and order food through OpenTable and GrubHub
• Save money by comparing prices of nearby gas stations
• View local weather so you can plan ahead
• Car broken down? Directly access on-demand roadside assistance for help
• Get directions on-the-go with our corresponding Android Watch app

Here’s My Personal Experience On MapQuest

Benefit 1, 2, 3 (Easy to access, easy to use, easy to carry)

First, I do like the fact that I can use my iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 charges very quick, has a longer battery life than previous models, and it’s very easy to carry. So I love that I can open the app, put in my directions, and I can be on my way. It’s the best benefit with MapQuest, easy to access, easy to use, and easy to carry.

Benefit 4 (Compare fuel prices at gas stations)

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for that 10 cents saving on fuel. This does come in handy, when it works. It doesn’t pull all the gas stations, but it does get the majority of them. Useful if you’re a bargain deal seeker like me.

Benefit 5 (Food, Hotel, Parking)

Yes, MapQuest will find local hotels, dining, and parking. Again, it doesn’t find everything, but it sure does find most. That’s a great thing, especially when you’re in a new place and you don’t have the directions, or an address to work with. Heck, not even a name.

Why Wouldn’t I Recommend MapQuest?

Well, the apps not perfect. It’s useful, but again, it’s not perfect.

Some of the roads I couldn’t find, even though we know they exist. Some cities were better than others. There’s bugs that need fixed. Personally, it’s ok to use MapQuest, but I’d rather have my GPS.

With that being said, you need an internet connection. There’s still areas in the U.S. that don’t have great signals. That can put you in a bind, especially when you can’t fall back to Google to get you through. You still have to rely on your mobile device.

Now, Would I Recommend MapQuest?

Yes, I would. MapQuest has shown an effort to continue to improve the app, I know they’re trying and new features and fixes have been great. Look, if you’d rather rely on an app and your smartphone to get to point B from point A, it’s one of the most cost effective solutions out there.

My final rating: 4.3/5.0

What Do You Think About MapQuest?

I’d love to hear your thoughts, as well as our fans and community. Don’t be shy!