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Hi,

I was wondering in case I missed that option from the configuration menus. Any possibility of displaying digital numbers for the speed we are driving at?
 

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Ray: Yes, in the Center Display.
 

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Ray: Yes, in the Center Display.
????? Ummm I don't have that option? We are talking about MKC here right? I know the new Escapes have the option to show the current speed as numbers in their center... but I have looked many times and have not seen any such option on my 2015 MKC.

Please clarify... (I know you can see your supposed set cruise speed in the right hand gauge, but this is totally different then the OP's question).

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????? Ummm I don't have that option? We are talking about MKC here right? I know the new Escapes have the option to show the current speed as numbers in their center... but I have looked many times and have not seen any such option on my 2015 MKC.

Please clarify... (I know you can see your supposed set cruise speed in the right hand gauge, but this is totally different then the OP's question).

Rayo
How do you make it appear then? I tried everything and can't find that option.
 

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How do you make it appear then? I tried everything and can't find that option.
Don't ask me, I don't know. It was Linc that stated it was available in the center screen. He has not responded to the question I posed to him about it.
 
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MKC is the wife's, was not available for me to check. I thought I recalled it had been show'n to us the night of delivery, but that was three months ago. Sorry I was incorrect. My 99 Continental had it, I didn't care for it. My Jeep has it in center, I never display it. Jeep also has digital speed next to posted speed in NAV lower right, I like that but, they deleted it in current models. Back to MKC, Wife said I'm mistaking seeing the Km speedometer display inside of the Speedometer which we have turned off. Or thinking of the digital cruise speed on speedometer gauge side, which I used one day on the second weekend only to see how good it was.
 
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Thanks for the confirmation LINC. I was kinda of hoping it was there... for me, I find the Speedo a bit hard to read when cruise or lane keeping is enabled, where the needle is shortened to just the tip. If I don't have either system running, of course you get a full needle display, so much easier to determine speed.

Of course my other thought of wanting the digital readout is because (as I have complained in other posts) my speedo and cruise set speed read about 2-3 mph faster then the car is going. I know... better to error that the car is moving slower then you think... but frankly I would like it better if it would just work right. If I set the cruise to 60, the car should be going pretty **** near that speed. And it should definitely agree with what the OBDII port data is kicking out. I probably would not be making such a stink about it if the OBDII data matched the cruise set/speedo. I feel like, how could they mess it up that bad????

Just more stuff on the list that I will keep pounding the service department for. They say the speedo error is "Within Tolerance/Allowable Variance"... I say 2-3 MPH of (either direction) is too much. And it should match OBDII data.

Has anyone else noticed that much of a discrepancy in your speedo or cruise set speed?

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MKC is the wife's, was not available for me to check. I thought I recalled it had been show'n to us the night of delivery, but that was three months ago. Sorry I was incorrect. My 99 Continental had it, I didn't care for it. My Jeep has it in center, I never display it. Jeep also has digital speed next to posted speed in NAV lower right, I like that but, they deleted it in current models. Back to MKC, Wife said I'm mistaking seeing the Km speedometer display inside of the Speedometer which we have turned off. Or thinking of the digital cruise speed on speedometer gauge side, which I used one day on the second weekend only to see how good it was.
 

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As said before, my speedometer reads 62 and car is actually going 60...verified by my GPS-based radar detector. Also, if cruise is set at 62, car is going 60.

On my '13 ford C-Max with 25K miles (tires more than half worn) the same issue, except the difference is about 1.5 MPH, as best I can tell.

Maybe a "Ford" thing, overstating the MPH. I bet the odometer reads high accordingly...therefore overstating the real gas mileage!

My prior Honda products ('08 Fit, '05 Odyssey) read high likewise.
 

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Months ago I do recall our speedometer and the cruise digital matched cruising 70-85 and my wife confirmed me saying so. Also that I was pleased with the current controls. I do have the MKC today but, my problem for reconfirming the match is I live bulls eye and distant from our three major and one minor freeway. Even if I was to head for one there is too much traffic to test a cruise control till out of Metro area. The major surface streets have some 55 tops and of course there is too much traffic and lights to really test. Also the Jeep always matches speedometer and Navigation screen digital speed. I rarely use cruise control other than for vacation open country freeways.
 

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I deliver machinery that has full electric motor drives and controls. I am here to tell you that no two devices, no matter how sophisticated they may be, will agree all the time, especially for speed.
However, if there is a standing discrepancy of 5-8%, you might be able to correct the display..... in software via fudge factors that force agreement.
 

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And I hear you guys... sure it can never be perfect.

I have had 3 Ford vehicles now that had the cruise set speed on a display. This is the only one that did not match or come **** close to matching GPS. So we chalk that up to variance.

Nobody comments on the fact of my OBDII PID reporting a different speed then what I set. At least you would expect that to match.

Call it what you will, I feel its a poor excuse for not making it right. If we continue to take the "its an allowable variance" stance, where does that stop? What if this variance affected miles driven on the negative side, or the seat memory never put your seat quite back where it was before or your radio stations tuned a point or two off... or as in my case your clock was slow 4-5 minutes every day!!! I guess it will be ok, ehhh its American Made.

I feel we should hold the manufacturer to higher standards.

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I feel we should hold the manufacturer to higher standards.
There was a time, ~60 years ago, when one of the options you could order was a more accurate speedometer, one that was within 5% instead of the default within 10%...

That said, our MKC only reads about 1 mph high at 70-75, which is a considerable improvement over our former Lexus which read about 3 mph high.

I expect no manufacturer wants to risk having a speedometer read low, even by 1 mph, because, you know, lawyers.
 

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Floridia matt, I remember those speedo's, they were in the Police Car option packages.

Kenny
Exactly... the P71 Crown Vic packages had a calibrated 140MPH speedo in them. Very Cool!!! ;)
 

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As said before, my speedometer reads 62 and car is actually going 60...verified by my GPS-based radar detector. Also, if cruise is set at 62, car is going 60.

On my '13 ford C-Max with 25K miles (tires more than half worn) the same issue, except the difference is about 1.5 MPH, as best I can tell.

Maybe a "Ford" thing, overstating the MPH. I bet the odometer reads high accordingly...therefore overstating the real gas mileage!

My prior Honda products ('08 Fit, '05 Odyssey) read high likewise.
I took my MKC to the Ford dealer for its first oil change. I ask them to check the speedometer; explaining to them it was two to three MPH off. They confirmed that is was off and had no fix for it. They are looking into it; to see if there is any service bulletins on it. When I want to do 55 MPH I set my cruise control to 57 or 58 MPH. I also keep an eye on my Garmin.
 
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