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Updated: 3 Mar 2022

Top five best TomTom sat navs for 2022

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

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 smartphone.

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 your 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

  • 79%
    • best buy
    £179.95

    This model uses your smartphone to pick up live traffic data. The audio instructions are brilliantly detailed and easy to understand. Route recalculations are fast and relevant, and take into account traffic data so you don't get stuck in a jam trying to get back on your route.

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  • 78%
    • best buy
    £139.99

    This five-inch model is one of the highest scoring we've tested. This is down to its high quality construction, excellent route guidance and additional features such as speed camera information and traffic monitoring.

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  • 78%
    • best buy
    £219.96

    This six-inch sat nav is a breeze to use, and will get you where you need to go. It also comes with a few handy essential features, including lifetime map updates and call handling.

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  • 78%
    • best buy
    £349.99

    This premium sat nav comes with all the bells and whistles – from Bluetooth call handling to wireless updates. It's surprisingly easy to use too. Most importantly, you can rely on it to get you to your destination

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  • 78%
    • best buy
    £169.00

    This mid-range sat nav offers a wealth of features, including lifetime map updates and the ability to handle phone calls. It's a deserved Which? Best Buy.

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Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct as of November 2021.

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Should I opt for a TomTom or Garmin sat nav?

If you’re looking for a new sat nav, you’re sure to have heard of Garmin and TomTom - they are the big-name brands and offer both dedicated devices and smartphone sat nav apps. But which should you choose?

Both have a selection of models for every budget, from entry-level devices that focus on navigation and offer few premium features right up to pricey models with built-in wi-fi for easy map updates, hands-free calling via Bluetooth and the ability to handle smartphone notifications. To find out which features to look for, head to our expert guide to how to buy the best sat nav.

We’ve found plenty of sat navs from Garmin and TomTom that do a great job of navigation, so it’s difficult to recommend one over the other. Some Which? members have told us they have a preference for one system due to the style of the interface and mapping, though. If you’re thinking of buying a new device for your next journey and you’re not sure which system is right for you, we’d recommend trying both in a store to see which you prefer.