Here Are The Top 10 Best 5-inch GPS As Of May, 2020

5-inch GPS systems are gaining popularity over 4.3-inch models mainly because they offer a widescreen experience, allowing some manufacturers to innovate in the way they display junctions -- some are able to show the turn instructions on the left side while letting you see the real world picture on the right side, a 3D terrain representation or even 3D buildings and surrounding landmarks. However, keep in mind that not all 5-inch GPS units share the same display resolution. So, image fineness can end up being an important issue too.


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#1
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4.4
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Great
Because of its overall ranking of 87%, we determined that the Garmin nuvi 50LM is, as of now, Alphachooser's best 5-inch GPS 2020. We also believe that our 7381 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

Garmin nuvi 50LM

Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
Great
Basic 5-inch car GPS with Garmin essential features and free lifetime maps at an entry level price, making it one of the cheapest Garmin products on the market.

Garmin nuvi 52LM

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Alpha
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#3
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
Great
Mid-range 5-inch car GPS with a few notable perks like Garmin's Real Voice and Real Directions features.

Garmin Nuvi 2597 LMT

Key included accessories:
  • Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Alpha
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#4
Our
Score:
4.3
Confidence
Level:
Great
Equipped with a 5-inch display and free map and traffic updates but devoid of some fanciest features found in more expensive models, like 3D terrain, etc.

Garmin nuvi 1450LMT

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#5
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4.2
Confidence
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Great
A basic 5-inch car GPS that has Foursquare, free lifetime map and traffic updates, landmark guidance, and a 2-hour battery life.

Garmin Nuvi 57LMT

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#6
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Score:
4.2
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High
The 51 LMT-S is a 5-inch, 20-millimeter-thick car GPS which houses various safety-related specs like its red lights, animal crossing, speed limit and school zone indicators. Aside from these, it also finds possible areas for resting after itdetects long non-stop journeys.

Garmin Drive 51 LMT-S

Special: Suggests potential rest areas after several hours of driving, Built-in Trip Planner tool (suggests stops along the way), Direct Access feature that aims to help in navigating complex destinations by finding a place within a larger location, Trip log, Has an available Smartphone Link app that can be downloaded to access the up-to-date weather updates, road rerouting, and LiveTrack, which lets users share their location to their friends
Key included accessories:
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.2
Confidence
Level:
Great
5-inch car GPS with Garmin's usual navigation features: Garmin Traffic, Garmin Real Directions, and Garmin Real Voice.

Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT

Key included accessories:
  • Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
  • USB Cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Alpha
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#8
Our
Score:
4.2
Confidence
Level:
Great
This rather basic car GPS wears a 5-inch TFT display, offers 2.5 hours of battery life and voice command, and comes with free lifetime traffic alerts.

Garmin Nuvi 2577LT

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#9
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Score:
4.2
Confidence
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High
Mid-range 5-inch GPS with free map and traffic updates and a few high-end features, such as photo views of road junctions.

Garmin 2555LMT

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Rank:
#10
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Score:
4.2
Confidence
Level:
Great
Voice-activated 5-inch car GPS with map and traffic updates, a speakerphone, and various advanced features.

Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT

Garmin dezl 580 LMT-S

Special: Dispatch and Track (For monitoring the truck and sending the driver delivery address text messages), Hands-free calling, Searchable Truck & Trailer Services directory (Over 30, 000 entries), Service history log, Trip Planner
Key included accessories:
  • Car power cable
  • Suction cup mount

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More 5-inch GPS, sorted by the latest model first:

Garmin DriveAssist 51LMT-S

Special: Pinch-to-zoom display, Up-to-date weather reports, Can be preset to start recording when an impact triggers its G-Sensor, Garmin Real Vision switches the display to camera view and shows the way using bright arrows when navigating streets with hard-to-read house numbers, Compatible with Garmin smartwatches, Automatically sends the user's location via text, which can be canceled, to designated contacts when an incident happens, TripAdvisor, Compatible with a BC 30 back-up camera
Key included accessories:
    Replaceable microSD

The Garmin Zumo 595LM GPS adds Spotify and Pandora music players to biker-inclined specs, such as an above-average 4-hour battery time, a 3D terrain feature, maintenance logs and tire monitoring, and an IPX7 rating for water resistance.

Garmin Zumo 595LM

Special: Garmin Adventurous Routing, Helmet Law Notifications, LiveTrack, Rider Alerts, Smart Notifications, Smartphone Link Compatibility, Tire Pressure Monitor System (will Support Up To 4 Tires; Individual Sensors Sold Separately)
Key included accessories:
  • Automotive suction cup mount and power cable (for occasional car use)
  • USB cable

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A member of Garmin's 2016 line, this luxury, metal-clad 5-inch GPS comes with free map and traffic (HD) updates, a powered dash mount, voice activation, and most of the latest Garmin functions, such as smartphone notifications.

Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMTHD

Special: Metal body, Smartphone notifications
Coming with customizable smartphone settings (which display certain app alerts), the DriveSmart 50LMT also comes with Bluetooth (unspecified version) and free lifetime updates, both map and traffic.

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT

Key included accessories:
  • GPS mount
  • USB cable

A 5-inch GPS that is equipped with landmark-based navigation and lifetime maps (but not traffic) updates.

Garmin Nuvi 58LM

The Road Explorer 60's smaller brother, this GPS allows an hour's usage without the cord, flaunts a 5-inch screen and a mix of Rand McNally features (like a toll-estimation tool).

Rand McNally Road Explorer 50

Special: Address Book, Quick Planner
A 5-inch truck GPS with landmark guidance, Bluetooth and a below-average weight of half a pound, but otherwise rather average features.

Garmin Dezl 570LMT

Key included accessories:
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

The 5-inch TND 530 LM truck GPS sports plenty of useful specs that help drivers in choosing what road to travel on, like weather and traffic reports, fuel and toll price updates, major construction projects details, a speed limit indicator, and road restrictions.

Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 530 LM

Special: "Am i close?" displays dynamic street address information, "Bread-crumb" trails, Accepts feedbacks entered on the device, Allows uers to mark places, Find destinations by searching their zip code or latitude and longitude, Rand McNally’s proprietary truck data derived from more than 70 years in the commercial transportation industry, Roadwork construction updates (it shows and calculates detours around major construction projects), Route comparison, Team driving support, Two interface options (ice and carbon), Uses cross-references to Rand McNally’s printed Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, It can be used on cars and buses (but with reduced features)
Key included accessories:
  • USB cable
  • Windshield mount with suction cup

This car GPS seems to compensate for its smaller 5-inch display with some modern specs: Bluetooth, landscape or portrait viewing 3D buildings, etc.

Magellan Roadmate 5375T-LMB

With a built-in HD dash cam, this 5-inch GPS groups itself with other models following the "built-in cam" trend, and adds a G-Shock sensor.

Magellan RoadMate 6220-LM DashCam Navigator

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On top of its basic specs, the TND 525, which Rand McNally claims to have 35% more truck routing information than other GPS units, sports trucking-related tools, such as markers for truck stops and service locations, maintenance or service alerts, and lane assist for junction view, but does not include free map updates.

Rand McNally TND 525

Special: Toll costs, "Bread-crumb" trails or recording of traveled paths, Team driving support for keeping separate records of different drivers, Virtual dashboard to monitor progress, RoadWork construction updates, Dock feature (which lets you import and sync information with your computer)
Key included accessories:
  • USB cable
  • vehicle charger
  • windshield mount with suction cup

This 5-inch car GPS tops its specs list with free lifetime traffic (HD) and map updates, Smartphone Link compatibility, and an above-average battery time of 2.5 hours.

Garmin Nuvi 2598LMTHD

5-inch car GPS sporting a capacitive multi-touch display with dual orientation, and featuring location services from Foursquare.

Garmin nuvi 2539LMT

basic 5-inch car GPS with 3D maps, real-time traffic alerts and the integrated folding suction cup found on many TomTom GPS systems

TomTom GO 50 S

Key included accessories:
  • USB Cable
  • adhesive disk

A stylish rounded-corner design and an 8GB memoryhead the TomTom Go 500 GPS' specs list, which also includes an interface they describe as more interactive (pinch, swipe, and zoom).

TomTom Go 500

Special: Fully Interactive Screen (Pinch, Zoom And Swipe)
sub-$200 feature-rich car GPS that ships with detailed maps of the US and Canada (with free lifetime map and traffic updates), and features both audible and on-screen alerts when approaching a school zone.

Garmin nuvi 56LMT

Key included accessories:
  • USB cable
  • car power cable
  • suction cup mount
  • wall charger

A trucker GPS unit that offers free lifetime map updates and Wi-Fi connectivity for weather, fuel prices, and traffic updates.

Rand McNally Intelliroute TND520LM

Standard 5-inch car GPS with features like split-screen junction view and TomTom's IQ Routes.

TomTom Via 1535 TM

Key included accessories:
  • Dashboard Mount Disk
  • USB Traffic Receiver & Home Charging Cable

Coming with RV Sani-Dump Station Locations, the 2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide, and customizable routes depending on whether you drive a motorhome or RV trailer, this RV GPS sports a 5-inch screen.

Magellan RoadMate RV5365T-LMB

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5-inch car GPS which boasts a dual-orientation multi-touch display, HD Digital Traffic, Smartphone Link app compatibility, and voice-activated navigation.

Garmin nuvi 3597LMTHD

This 5-inch car GPS offers three hours of unplugged usage and a built in memory of 8GB, which are both slightly above-average.

TomTom Via 1515M

Key included accessories:
  • Adhesive Disk
  • EasyPort Mount
  • USB cable

Smaller truck GPS (Garmin also offers a 7-inch unit) with a Dashboard mount and a 5-inch display.

Garmin dezl 560LMT

Key included accessories:
    micro-USB cable

Basic 5-inch GPS with free map updates and a few advanced routing features.

TomTom Start 50M

Ultra basic 5-inch GPS with map and traffic updates, a protective case, but apparently no speed limit indicator.

Magellan RoadMate 5120LMTX

Key included accessories:
    Protective Soft Case

5-inch GPS with the Fold and Go easy port mount and IQ routes to adapt routes to typical traffic conditions.

TomTom XXL 550

Key included accessories:
  • Adhesive disk
  • EasyPort mount
  • Home charging cable
  • USB car charger
  • USB traffic receiver

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