The Best Automotive GPS

Which one is it?

The major decision to make when selecting the best automotive GPS is whether or not you want the GPS to speak street names to you.

This is not as much of a problem now as it was with early GPS models.  Just make certain that the GPS you buy speaks street names.  It is much safer when you do not have to take your eyes off the road.

The following is a guide to automotive GPS features that you can use when you are researching which GPS to buy.  This list of specs comes from the Garmin website.

Find the Best Automotive GPS

When you go to the Best Selling Automotive GPS on Amazon, you will see the current bestselling automotive GPS ranked in best selling order - high to low, and you can use this spec sheet to help evaluate the GPS.

Specification Notes
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:  
Display size, WxH:  
Display resolution, WxH:  
Display type:  
Weight:  
Battery:  
Battery life:  
Headphone jack/audio line-out:  
High-sensitivity receiver:  
Waterproof:  
Preloaded street maps:  
Includes lifetime map updates:  
nüMaps Guarantee:  
3-D terrain view:  
3-D buildings and landmarks view:  
Built-in memory:  
Accepts data cards:  
Waypoints/favorites/locations:  
Routes:  
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):  
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):  
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):  
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):  
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):  
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):  
Junction view (displays junction signs):  
myTrends™ (predicts your routes):  
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):  
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):  
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):  
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):  
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route):  
Garmin nüLink! services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):  
XM® compatible for U.S:  
Bluetooth® wireless technology:  
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):  
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):  
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount):  
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):  
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):  
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):  
Exit services (tells you approaching services on highway):  
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator:  
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):  
Alarm clock:  
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):  
Multimode (switches modes to drive, hike, bike or boat):  
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):  
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):  
Picture viewer:  
MP3 player:  
Audio book player:  
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New GPS are introduced and old ones fade away.  This constant change makes it very difficult to stay current on which is the most popular automotive GPS.  Amazon helps keep track of this information since it is updated multiple times each day.  As new GPS are released and as old GPS are discontinued, Amazon is an accurate source for updated information.

The following link takes you to the Amazon page where the best automotive GPS are listed in best selling order.

Best Automotive GPS (Best Selling)