To compare Garmin Nuvi & the newer Garmin Drive sat nav features, see our comparison tables below.

With so many Garmin sat nav models to compare out there it can be tricky to settle on the best model that suits your needs. As a general rule, if you’re an occasional driver who just wants to get from A to B then it’s likely that a buget (aka ‘essential’) model will suffice. If you want a Nuvi or Drive model which offers advanced features such as live traffic updates or a multi-touch screen, then you’ll be better served going for LMT or LMT-D model.

Garmin models with LM include lifetime maps, models with LMT include lifetime maps & traffic updates. Models with LMT-D include lifetime maps & lifetime digital traffic updates.

Our Garmin sat nav comparison charts below compare some of the main features found on the latest sat nav models. Click on the model name to go direct to our price comparison table to find the best price.

LATEST Garmin Drive, DriveSmart, DriveAssist and DriveLuxe 2017/2018 Sat Nav

Released April 2017


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Garmin Sat Nav 2017

See the latest prices on this sat nav range on our page here.

Earlier Garmin Drive Sat Nav

Released Autumn 2016


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Garmin Drive, Garmin DriveAssist, & Garmin DriveLuxe

The latest Garmin Drive range, compared in the table above.

Even Older Nuvi Sat Nav:

Older Garmin Nuvi models are still available at some retailers. Features are compared in this table:

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We’ve listed the guide price just to give you an idea of the approximate price you should be looking to pay. Note that this is often very different to the RRP (Recommended Retail Price), as older models can be heavily discounted by retailers. We show the real cost, which is based on the best price the sat nav has ever been on sale at.