Here Are The Top 10 Best 5-inch GPS As Of January, 2019

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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Best Model 2019*
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#1
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4.5
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Because of its overall ranking of 86%, we determined that the Garmin nuvi 52LM is, as of now, Alphachooser's best 5-inch GPS 2019. We also believe that our 5838 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."

Average rating:
(86%) (5838 reviews over 3 sources)   
Second Best
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#2
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4.5
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Because of star rating of 4.5 derived from 610 reviews, here is second best 5-inch GPS. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth aggregation of hundreds of 5-inch GPS reviews from across the web.

Budget entry-level car GPS with modern mapping capabilities such as School Zone Warnings and Up Ahead features along with signature navigation from the 2014 Garmin Essential Series.

Key included accessories:

    USB Cable

Average rating:
(86%) (610 reviews over 4 sources)   
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#3
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4.5
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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.

Key included accessories:

  • USB cable
  • car power cable
  • suction cup mount
  • wall charger

Average rating:
(86%) (626 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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#4
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4
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Great

A rather basic car GPS, the Garmin Nuvi 55LMT offers free lifetime updates for maps and traffic, up to two hours of unplugged usage, and a 5-inch dual-oriented display.

Average rating:
(84%) (1292 reviews over 4 sources)   
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#5
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4.5
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Another version of Garmin's Essential series, this time with free lifetime map updates.

Average rating:
(86%) (5099 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
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#6
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4
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Great

Low-cost, entry-level car GPS with spoken alerts and directions, a speed limit indicator, and other basic features of the nuvi Essential series.

Key included accessories:

  • USB cable
  • power cable
  • suction cup mount

Average rating:
(84%) (1509 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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#7
Our
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4
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Great

This high-res (800 x 480) 5-inch car GPS has a an app for both the iPhone and Android, which gets additional traffic information from Internet, and a bunch of typical Garmin technologies, like HD traffic and pinch-to-zoom.

Key included accessories:

  • Suction Cup Mount
  • USB cable

Average rating:
(84%) (881 reviews over 2 sources)   
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#8
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Score:
4
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Level:
Great

Voice-activated 5-inch car GPS with map and traffic updates, a speakerphone, and various advanced features.

Average rating:
(84%) (3939 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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#9
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4
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Great

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

Average rating:
(83%) (3303 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
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#10
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4
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Great

This classic GPS offers free lifetime updates (map and traffic), a Bluetooth speakerphone, voice command, and a pinch-to-zoom dual-orientation 5-inch displaty.

Average rating:
(83%) (3336 reviews over 5 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(73%) (187 reviews over 6 sources)   

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Average rating:
(62%) (338 reviews over 4 sources)   
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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.

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

Average rating:
(76%) (554 reviews over 6 sources)   

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.

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

Average rating:
(71%) (186 reviews over 4 sources)   
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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.

Special: Metal body, Smartphone notifications

Average rating:
(81%) (173 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Key included accessories:

  • GPS mount
  • USB cable

Average rating:
(80%) (578 reviews over 6 sources)   

This 5-inch 6.08-ounce GPS offers average features, such as landmark guidance, 7,000,000 points of interest (POIs), and a 30-minute uncorded usage time.

Average rating:
(60%) (431 reviews over 4 sources)   

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).

Special: Address Book, Quick Planner

This 5-inch car GPS mostly distinguishes itself with its 3D landmark feature and its alerts for traffic cams.

Average rating:
(72%) (304 reviews over 3 sources)   

This commercial truck GPS comes with a log and status reporting feature, PhantomALERT premium, and customizable truck routing, on a display size of 5 inches (which can be limitative for truck users).

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

Average rating:
(82%) (3004 reviews over 4 sources)   

Included traffic camera alerts (by PhantomALERT), free lifetime map updates, and a 5-inch display are some features that the Magellan RoadMate 5322-LM GPS has to offer.

Average rating:
(66%) (312 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

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.

Average rating:
(60%) (352 reviews over 3 sources)   

Aside from the wireless backup camera with a 110-degree horizontal view angle, this 5-inch car GPS that runs on a 450mAh battery (the smallest we had seen as of 2015), only gets you the very basics, such as Bluetooth capability and a 3D view feature.

Special: The GPS system is based on the Windows CE Net 5.0 Core system
Key included accessories:

  • AC adapter
  • Cigarette lighter power adapter
  • Secure window mount holder
  • USB cable

Average rating:
(55%) (6 reviews over 2 sources)   

Basically the same as the 5-inch TND 525 GPS except it carries three new specs: Wi-Fi capability (this allows for live updates on weather, fuel prices and local search information), lifetime free map updates for USA and Canada, and it could now be connected to a back-up camera .

Special: Accommodates a "Bread-crumb" trails feature that records and displays the paths, the user already went to, Allows the user to set the warning distance, An optional Traffic Everywhere feature can be purchased to obtain traffic information even in rural areas, Collects feedback through driver events and allows talking to full-time truckers on the road, Encompasses a quick planner that calculates the mileage and profitability between any two towns or cities, Has a "Am I Close?" feature, which shows dynamic street address information as the users approach their destinations, Mile markers that let users mark important locations along the route, on or off roads, References some of Rand McNally’s printed Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas, Shows major construction project updates along the user's route, Toll cost information, Has an accessible key metrics of sunrise and sunset time, trip progress and yard time using multiple odometers
Key included accessories:

  • Quick start guide
  • USB cable
  • Windshield mount with suction cup

Average rating:
(64%) (5 reviews)   

5-inch high-resolution (800 x 480) car navigator with a built-in wide-angle (120-degree) view HD dash camera, and a shock sensor that automatically records sudden vehicle impacts and speed changes.

Average rating:
(62%) (145 reviews over 2 sources)   

5-inch smart car GPS, with features found in premium in-dash infotainment systems -- such as social media and other internet services -- on top of Magellan signature navigation at a lower price.

Key included accessories:

  • Micro USB Cord with AC Adapter
  • SmartGPS Apps Download Card

Average rating:
(48%) (28 reviews over 3 sources)   

5-inch Android-driven automotive navigator that sports a multi-touch glass display and uses familiar landmarks to describe directions instead of simply naming street names.

Average rating:
(67%) (39 reviews over 4 sources)   

5-inch car GPS that features an Android operating system and a multi-touch glass screen.

Average rating:
(73%) (23 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Key included accessories:

  • USB Cable
  • adhesive disk

Average rating:
(74%) (815 reviews over 5 sources)   

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).

Special: Fully Interactive Screen (Pinch, Zoom And Swipe)

Average rating:
(70%) (709 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(78%) (188 reviews)   

5-inch car GPS with Garmin's usual navigation features: Garmin Traffic, Garmin Real Directions, and Garmin Real Voice.

Key included accessories:

  • Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
  • USB Cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Average rating:
(82%) (6179 reviews over 5 sources)   

Mid-range 5-inch car GPS with a few notable perks like Garmin's Real Voice and Real Directions features.

Key included accessories:

  • Lifetime traffic antenna/vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Average rating:
(82%) (6178 reviews over 4 sources)   

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

Key included accessories:

  • Dashboard Mount Disk
  • USB Traffic Receiver & Home Charging Cable

Average rating:
(66%) (1754 reviews over 5 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(58%) (16 reviews over 2 sources)   
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This 5-inch truck GPS adds free lifetime map and traffic updates to its set of features, which include truck POIs, lifetime traffic camera alerts, and a battery time of up to four hours.

Average rating:
(60%) (3 reviews)   

A larger 5-inch GPS similar to the Start 45 TM prequel, with the classic IQ Routes and Map Share innovations.

Key included accessories:

  • Adhesive Disk
  • Fuel Prices Voucher
  • Lifetime Maps Voucher
  • Micro USB cable
  • Roadside Assistance Voucher
  • Traffic antenna
  • USB Car charger

Average rating:
(69%) (30 reviews over 2 sources)   

5-inch GPS with free map updates, 3D terrain and landmark view and a powered quick-release mount.

Key included accessories:

  • Quick release powered mount with speaker
  • USB cable

Average rating:
(64%) (36 reviews over 2 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(80%) (1079 reviews over 3 sources)   

Ultra-basic 5-inch GPS without map or traffic updates and with a 180-minute battery life.

Average rating:
(83%) (337 reviews over 3 sources)   

Smaller (and slightly less expensive) version of Rand McNally's truck GPS unit updated for 2012.

Key included accessories:

  • USB Cable
  • Wall Charger

Average rating:
(68%) (5 reviews)   

The entry-level model of a simple 5-inch series of GPS units covering the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Average rating:
(69%) (555 reviews over 3 sources)   

Mid-range 5-inch GPS with free map and traffic updates and a few high-end features, such as photo views of road junctions.

Average rating:
(84%) (146 reviews over 2 sources)   

5-inch GPS system with an included back-up camera.

Key included accessories:

    Back-up camera included.

Average rating:
(50%) (24 reviews over 3 sources)   

The entry-level model of a simple 5-inch series of GPS units covering the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Average rating:
(68%) (498 reviews over 2 sources)   

RV and truck GPS with a 5.2-inch display, no battery and no free map updates.

Key included accessories:

  • Dashboard disc
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle power cable

Average rating:
(68%) (64 reviews over 2 sources)   

Entry-level 5-inch GPS without free map updates (sold separately) but with free traffic updates and a high-sensitivity receiver.

Average rating:
(68%) (791 reviews over 3 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(82%) (3749 reviews over 3 sources)   

Feature-rich 5-inch GPS with voice command, traffic and map updates, Bluetooth and 3D terrain viewing.

Key included accessories:

  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount

Average rating:
(82%) (578 reviews over 4 sources)   

5-inch GPS with free updates, pedestrian navigation and Bluetooth.

Average rating:
(80%) (1873 reviews over 2 sources)   

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

Key included accessories:

    Protective Soft Case

Average rating:
(78%) (81 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Key included accessories:

  • Adhesive disk
  • EasyPort mount
  • Home charging cable
  • USB car charger
  • USB traffic receiver

Average rating:
(74%) (521 reviews over 2 sources)   

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