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Best TomTom sat navs

By Jack Turner

TomTom’s best sat navs can make journeys simpler, less stressful and help save you fuel. Here are our top picks for every budget.

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TomTom has three different sat nav ranges, starting with the basic TomTom Start range and moving up through the TomTom Via, with some added features, to the feature-packed TomTom Go. TomTom also has an app for Android and iOS smartphones, which recreates its sat nav experience on your phone. 

All new TomTom models come with free lifetime maps, giving you access to updates for the life of your device. Different models also come with UK, European or Worldwide maps, although you can always download additional maps later. All new models come with TomTom Traffic - TomTom’s system for avoiding traffic jams and congestion, which TomTom claims can reduce the journey time by 15%.

With TomTom, the difference between models really comes down to features, but how do you choose? To help, we’ve picked out our five favourite TomTom sat navs, from the basic, budget TomToms to the brand’s most advanced devices. 

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Best TomTom sat navs

TomTom GO 6200
Today's best price £305.00
Which? score 79%
Tested Nov 2016
Best Buy
Overall navigation quality:
4 out of 5
Overall quality of audio instructions:
5 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Traffic monitoring:
Member exclusive

This high-end sat nav is pricey, but it's chocked full of features. Does the navigation also impress?

TomTom GO 620
Today's best price £214.00
Which? score 77%
Tested Nov 2016
Best Buy
Overall navigation quality:
4 out of 5
Overall quality of audio instructions:
5 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Traffic monitoring:
Member exclusive

Can this mid-range sat nav from TomTom keep up with the high-end option?

TomTom Via 62
Today's best price £155.65
Which? score 73%
Tested Aug 2016
Best Buy
Overall navigation quality:
4 out of 5
Overall quality of audio instructions:
5 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Traffic monitoring:
Member exclusive

A six-inch sat nav with plenty of useful features, including speed camera alerts and traffic data via your smartphone. Is this the one for you?

TomTom Start 25
Today's best price £99.99
Which? score 73%
Tested Feb 2017
Best Buy
Overall navigation quality:
5 out of 5
Overall quality of audio instructions:
5 out of 5
Screen size (inches):
Member exclusive
Traffic monitoring:
Member exclusive

This sat nav is a great budget option. It lacks some advanced features, but the impressive performance on the road will get you from A to B without a hitch.

Which goes further to give sat navs a tough trial

Which? tests dozens of sat navs every year, including those from well known brands such as Garmin and TomTom, as well as smartphone navigation apps from Apple and Google. We put each one through a series of demanding assessments to ensure we find the best sat navs to help you get to your destination quickly and safely.

Testing begins with the basics, including setting the device up and installing updates, before we look at programming routes. We search for points of interest, add in routes, then change them to see how easy it is to make your sat nav work for you. We take a good, close look at the on-screen instructions, menus and displays, and we test each sat nav with a number of different target destinations, including new addresses that can show up outdated maps.

We use a GPS simulator to replicate a set route, including busy streets, complex junctions, multiple lanes and tricky roundabouts. We even go deliberately off-route, to see how quickly sat navs recognise the diversion and recalculate.

If you want to discover which sat navs did well in our tests, and which will lead you up the garden path, head over to our full sat nav reviews.

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