Latest Models of Tomtom Car GPS Systems (2018)

Tomtom was founded in 1991, but only started focusing on navigation systems a decade later. Today, they are a leading manufacturer of car GPS systems, handheld personal GPS systems, and navigation software for mobile phones.

The TomTom Start Series car GPS form the basic line of their navigation systems. They feature the usual spoken street names and lane guidance. The Via Series adds features, such as Bluetooth for hands-free calling, and Speak and Go, which accepts voice commands. Finally, the Go Live Series sits on the top end and adds HD Traffic for faster live updates, traffic camera alerts, and Search and Go - a mobile internet feature that offers in-GPS Google search.

Tomtom car GPS devices come in screen sizes of either 4.3, 5.0, or 6.0 inches. A "T" designation indicates free lifetime traffic updates, while "M" means the device will get free lifetime map updates.

To aid in selection, features and pictures are specified for each Tomtom car GPS model listed below.

Best Model 2018*
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Given its compound rank of 85%, we determined that the TomTom Go 500 is currently Alphachooser's best TomTom car GPS 2018. We also believe that our 554 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."

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Second Best

With its star rating of 4 averaged from 390 reviews, we rank this TomTom model second best TomTom car GPS. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of reviews from multiple sources.

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The three latest TomTom Motorcycle GPS systems (as of August, 2018)

The TomTom Rider 400

TomTom Rider 400

Avg. rating:
(77%) (126 reviews over 3 sources)

A 6-hour battery life outshines most of the TomTom Rider 400 GPS' set of motorcycle-oriented features, which already include free lifetime speed cameras and an IPX7 (waterproof) rating.

The TomTom Rider 40

TomTom Rider 40

Avg. rating:
(78%) (83 reviews)

Coming with 8GB of memory, a rather long 2-year warranty, and a waterproof design (IPX7-rated), this 4.3-inch GPS also has one of the longest battery times, lasting up to six hours without the plug.

The TomTom Rider

TomTom Rider

Avg. rating:
(88%) (103 reviews)

Feature-rich motorcycle GPS with a feature to priorize curvy roads and the Tyre Pro trip planner, on top of the typical attributes one might expect in a dedicated motorcycle navigation device.
Don't miss: All the Motorcycle GPS systems on the market
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10 recent 5-inch car GPS models

The TomTom GO 50 S

TomTom GO 50 S

Avg. rating:
(74%) (797 reviews over 4 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

The TomTom Go 500

TomTom Go 500

Avg. rating:
(85%) (554 reviews over 2 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).

The TomTom Via 1535 TM

TomTom Via 1535 TM

Avg. rating:
(55%) (20 reviews over 3 sources)

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

The TomTom Start 55 TM

TomTom Start 55 TM

Avg. rating:
(62%) (7 reviews)

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

The TomTom Via 1515M

TomTom Via 1515M

Avg. rating:
(79%) (1039 reviews over 4 sources)

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

The TomTom Start 50M

TomTom Start 50M

Avg. rating:
(84%) (287 reviews)

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

The TomTom Start 50

TomTom Start 50

Avg. rating:
(84%) (294 reviews over 2 sources)

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

The TomTom VIA 1505TM

TomTom VIA 1505TM

Avg. rating:
(76%) (249 reviews over 2 sources)

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

The TomTom VIA 1505

TomTom VIA 1505

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

The TomTom XXL 550

TomTom XXL 550

5-inch GPS with the Fold and Go easy port mount and IQ routes to adapt routes to typical traffic conditions.
Don't miss: All the 5-inch GPS (all brands together)

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The TomTom Go 620

TomTom Go 620

Avg. rating:
(74%) (44 reviews over 3 sources)

The 6-inch TomTom Go 620 GPS targets the usual driving problems by combining the ability to spot parking spaces and speed cameras to specs like trail tracking, handsfree calling and message checking, and the MyDrive function, which allows users to save custom drive routes

The Tomtom VIA 1625M

Tomtom VIA 1625M

Avg. rating:
(69%) (104 reviews over 2 sources)

The TomTom GO 40

TomTom GO 40

Avg. rating:
(79%) (373 reviews over 2 sources)

This car GPS is a 4.3-inch entry-level version of TomTom's GO series comes with 8GB memory, lifetime European maps, and traffic cam alerts for three months.

The TomTom Go 60 S

TomTom Go 60 S

Avg. rating:
(81%) (390 reviews over 2 sources)

Coming with lifetime updates (map and traffic) and smartphone capability, this car GPS also offers up to two hours of wireless usage.

The TomTom GO 600

TomTom GO 600

Avg. rating:
(72%) (553 reviews over 2 sources)

6-inch portable GPS with a fully-interactive multi-touch screen that displays buildings and landmarks in 3D, and a smartphone link feature, which uses your phone's mobile data plan to get real-time traffic updates.

The TomTom Start 40

TomTom Start 40

Avg. rating:
(80%) (464 reviews over 3 sources)

The TomTom Start 40 car GPS has a list of specs that include speed camera warnings (free for three months only), free lifetime map updates, and advanced lane guidance.

The TomTom VIA 1605TM

TomTom VIA 1605TM

6-inch car GPS with free lifetime map and traffic updates.

The TomTom XXL 540TM

TomTom XXL 540TM

Classic car GPS with free map and traffic updates and the Fold and Go window mount.

The TomTom VIA 1405TM

TomTom VIA 1405TM

4.3-inch GPS with map and traffic updates.

The TomTom XL 335SE TM

TomTom XL 335SE TM

Avg. rating:
(56%) (42 reviews)

Traffic-ready (receiver sold separately) 4.3-inch GPS with map updates and Map Share

The TomTom START 45TM


Avg. rating:
(60%) (6 reviews)

And other models...

The TomTom VIA 1605M

TomTom VIA 1605M

6-inch high-resolution RV GPS that features routing capabilities specific to over-sized vehicles and offers a 10% discount at KOA campgrounds in North America.

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