Increase Display Contrast



Offer a high-contrast mode similar to Windows – perhaps with black text on a white background in the daytime and the reverse at night.


Dark gray on light gray is not readable for all owners. Using polarized sunglasses makes it even more difficult to read the displays.



(voting combined from a close duplicate that has been removed)

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Category: CY3XS Applies to:
     Created 24-Jun-2014


I’ve hated the night-time display font since we picked up our MX in June.  I’ve submitted repeated requests to get the font color/outline changed.  This should be a trivial change to implement!
    Created 1-Nov-2017
I cannot agree more forcefully!! I can't read the gray on gray text at all! This is a serious safety problem. Why have text if you cannot read it? I do not understand why the desirability and likelihood of being implemented are on the negative meters above. Please, please implement this suggestion. Same with the map on the nav screen. The direction icon is almost invisible. At least give us an option to set the contrast ourselves.
    Created 5-Dec-2016
also add an option to remove the power scale so the speedometer can use that space as well

making it easier to visual detect the speed, by just glancing at it
    Created 2-Sep-2015
I definitely agree with this, I also think that while the graphics design on the main screen is attractive there is design clutter with lines and shading. It does not appear optimally designed for quick visibility while driving.

There is no point anyone suggesting don't use the screen while driving as it is there and has features that are extremely useful while driving.

Also there could be better optimization for night driving, the car interior can be rather lit up by the display at night which reduces external visibility.
    Created 1-Aug-2015
I use the Automatic display setting which uses the Day setting during the day. I also use the 100% brightness setting. I still think the darker gray on light gray choices don't offer enough contrast.  Not only would I have chosen a lighter background, but also a darker choice AND LARGER FONT.

The radio station choices are almost invisible, and then when a station choice is made, it turns black for excellent visibility and also appears in two other places in high visibility contrast. I now change station when the car is moving by using the steering wheel buttone

The white on blue background is very visible. I wish they had used it everywhere.
    Created 29-Jun-2014
Are you sure you are looking at the displays in day mode? I agree that in night mode contrast is low, but obviously that's intentional and drivers rarely wear sunglasses at night, whether or not they are polarized... Day mode with 100% brightness has plenty contrast in my opinion. I routinely wear polarized sunglasses, too. (Maui Jim with rose tint, highly recommended!)
    Created 29-Jun-2014