The navigation systems have become our life these days. Whether you have to go to a party or try out a new restaurant, all you have to do is navigate the location and reach your destination within a breeze.
Thank God!! That the automotive navigation systems are getting smarter with the passing days and the cherry on top is that it is getting much cheaper with added functionalities. Moreover, now it has become standard to built-in a navigation system in the new car models.
It has become a need for us, much like the slick built-in units that feature the Bluetooth capability or the smartphone notifications along with the built-in dashcams and the collision warning functions that are now being incorporated into the cars mandatorily.
This implies that for the tech geeks like me, we can easily enjoy the current ride and can still get all the latest and the greatest advantage of using the technology. No matter what you think about the other techs but there is a whole lot bunch of good options available for the reliable GPS Navigators for 2023.
Let’s dig into it!!!
The Volvo manufacturers initially launched the latest version of the infotainment and navigation system, which was called SENSUS along with the XC90. Though, there was a dire need of further enhancing this technology, which was expected to be seen in the S90 luxury sedan.
And trust me, it was the perfect navigator one can wish for. This sleek system is just a breeze to use and operates just like your iPad or any other tablet. The system is capable of extracting the real-time traffic data and warns you of the upcoming construction or any accidents that happened, to help you avoid the pesky traffic jams.
The S90 costs about $46,950, and the SENSUS is part of its standard equipment.
Garmin Zumo 595 LM For Motorcycles
How can we forget a fancy navigator for all the fancy motorcycles out there that can also be benefitted from? The Zumo 595 LM is an onboard navigation system that tends to come at a premium.
This unit from the Garmin company is one of the most expensive ones but then it has a bulk of features, which makes a long ride way more entertaining. Don’t forget to use Garmin Coupon to save on your purchases. The most impressive feature of this navigator is that it has an “Adventurous Riding” feature that will seek out the best winding and hilly roads on your route, which is just perfect for the moto enthusiast.
TomTom Go 600 GPS
The Go 600 by TomTom is one of the luxurious GPS navigators that offers a high 6-inch display system with 3D maps as well as the live traffic information. The latter services are however received when a connection is developed between the GPS unit and your compatible smartphone.
The system features the lifetime map updates for North America, the advanced lane guidance, and a very easy to read interface that can be pinched to zoom in and zoom out. Thus for $200 the Go 600 is a solid pick within the best price range.
Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT GPS
The Garmin company dedicated an ample amount of time to revamp their navigation units that were launched in 2016. And all of their hard work paid off when they came up with the best GPS unit one can ever have.
Each unit that is inclusive of the Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT not only works as a navigator but it also comes up with a lifetime of map and the traffic alert updates. But this not an end to it, it has a host of smart features that also includes the alerts for sharp curves or the speed zones or the construction, and even the red-light and speed cameras. Though, it is a bit expensive that costs about $350. But still, I would totally vouch for this system!!!
No matter what Chevrolet remains my personal favorite and I am totally in love with the simple and effortless design of the Chevrolet’s infotainment and the navigation system. You can easily use it through your Apple Car Play and the Android Auto.
Also, it allows you to use your favorite smartphone apps directly through Malibu’s 7-inch display, which is a solid win for the connected junkies like me, in the room. This MyLink system is a standard feature that started with the Malibu LS model and it costs about $23,995 only.
Garmin DriveAssist 50 LMT
Garmin released about three new navigation systems in 2016 and among those is the new DriveAssist unit, which is one of the best releases so far. The 50 LMT GPS offers the most convenient and reliable functionalities than the other options available in the market.
Not only it provides the perfect navigation system but it also shows the real-time traffic alerts and has a built-in dashcam. Moreover, it comes with some handful of the active safety features that are typically seen only in the expensive new vehicle option packages. The options are inclusive of the Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and clever “Go Alerts” that are geared towards the distracted drivers, who can now beware of any situation at a very modest price. The unit costs about $300, which I think is quite reasonable.
Magellan SmartGPS 5390
Another most demanding navigation system in the market is Magellan SmartGPS 5390. This system comes with a 5-inch display and the best part is that it can be easily integrated with your smartphone via an app and Bluetooth, which allows you to keep a tab on your social media activities.
Moreover, the GPS also allows you to find the lowest gas prices around you, and it also displays the relevant information about the restaurants and shops in your area from Yelp and Foursquare. The SmartGPS 5390 has been around for a while, so its price has dropped a little that makes it a package to avail from.
Of course!! Lincoln’s MKZ cannot stay behind when it comes to redesigning an updated navigation system. The company also came up with the latest update to its onboard navigation system for the 2017 model.
Undoubtedly, the variant of Ford’s SYNC 3 is one of the smartest voice-activated systems out in the market which is just perfect for the people of my type, who loves to dictate their emails and texts into the iPhone, this system will surely win you over.
Additionally, the system as the integrated Traffic Link system, that will allow you to get to the smartest route to your destination. It also gives weather updates and other useful data. The prices are though at the higher ends that starts at $35,010 but the SYNC 3 is part of its standard equipment.
TomTom Go 500
The TomTom Go 500 is yet another navigator that packs the same features as the Go 600, although it comes in a smaller form, thanks to the 5-inch display. Also, as the model suggests, Go 500 is very much affordable than the other navigators in this series. Thus, it is an even more attractive proposition if you have no issues with the smaller screens.
So, these were the 9 best GPS navigation Systems that you can opt for the year 2023. Surely, you will love to use each on this list, if you are a tech enthusiast. 🙂