Top five best TomTom sat navs for 2021
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.
Should I opt for a TomTom or Garmin sat nav?
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 guide.
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.