Garmin Sat Nav Comparison Charts

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.


Garmin DriveLuxe Comparison

Garmin Drive, DriveSmart, DriveAssist and DriveLuxe

Latest 2018 Models

 

Guide Price

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A guide price to give you an idea of how much the sat nav should cost. Click on the model name to go to our price comparison pages to get an up-to-date price.

 

Screen size

Bluetooth

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Sync to your mobile phone to make hands-free calls?

 

WiFi

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A multi-touch screen looks and feels nicer, and allows features such as ‘pinch-to-zoom’ to zoom into maps.

 

Dash Cam

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Integrated dash cam records your drive. (Other Garmin models can link to the Garmin cam sold separately)

 

Traffic Updates

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RDS Traffic updates use FM radio signals to gather traffic information. Digital Traffic updates use mobile data via an integrated sim card and is far more accurate and reliable. Both are free for life.

 

Multi-touch Screen

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A multi-touch screen looks and feels nicer, and allows features such as ‘pinch-to-zoom’ to zoom into maps.

 

Drive 51 LMT-S

£119

5 inch

Yes – RDS

£179

6 inch

Yes – Digital DAB

£189

5 inch

Yes – RDS

£209

6 inch

Yes – Digital DAB

£309

5 inch

Yes – Digital DAB

£309

5 inch

Yes – RDS

£329

5 inch

Yes – Digital DAB

 


Garmin Collision Detection on Drivesmart 61


Earlier Garmin Drive Sat Nav

Released Autumn 2016

 

Guide Price

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A guide price to give you an idea of how much the sat nav should cost. Click on the model name to go to our price comparison pages to get an up-to-date price.

 

Screen size
Maps

Lifetime Maps

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Free map updates for life included?

 

Bluetooth

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Sync to your mobile phone to make hands-free calls?

 

Traffic Updates

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RDS Traffic updates use FM radio signals to gather traffic information. Digital Traffic updates use mobile data via an integrated sim card and is far more accurate and reliable. Both are free for life.

 

Real Directions

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Devices with Garmin Real Directions provide spoken instructions using not only street names but also recognisable landmarks, buildings, and even traffic lights. This helps minimize the need for you to find and read street name signs.Example:Without Garmin Real Directions: “In 500 feet, turn right at Metcalf Avenue.”With Garmin Real Directions: “In 500 feet, be in either of the two right lanes, then turn right at the traffic lights.”

 

Multi-touch Screen

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A multi-touch screen looks and feels nicer, and allows features such as ‘pinch-to-zoom’ to zoom into maps.

 

Garmin Drive 40LM

£99

4.3 inch
UK
Garmin Drive 50LM

£109

5 inch

UK & Western EU

Garmin Drive 60LM

£159

6 inch

UK & Western EU

Garmin DriveSmart 50LM

£169

5 inch

UK & Full EU

Garmin DriveSmart 60LM

£199

6 inch

UK & Full EU

Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT-D

£199

5 inch

UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT-D

£239

6 inch

UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin DriveSmart 70LMT-D

£269

7 inch

UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin DriveLuxe 50LMT-D

£299

5 inch

UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D

£279

5 inch

UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic


Garmin DriveSmart and DriveAssist Comparison

Even Older Nuvi Sat Nav:

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

Guide Price

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A guide price to give you an idea of how much the sat nav should cost. Click on the model name to go to our price comparison pages to get an up-to-date price.

 

Screen size
Maps

Lifetime Maps

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Free map updates for life included?

 

Bluetooth

?
Sync to your mobile phone to make hands-free calls?

 

Traffic Updates

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RDS Traffic updates use FM radio signals to gather traffic information. Digital Traffic updates use mobile data via an integrated sim card and is far more accurate and reliable. Both are free for life.

 

Real Directions

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Devices with Garmin Real Directions provide spoken instructions using not only street names but also recognisable landmarks, buildings, and even traffic lights. This helps minimize the need for you to find and read street name signs.Example:Without Garmin Real Directions: “In 500 feet, turn right at Metcalf Avenue.”With Garmin Real Directions: “In 500 feet, be in either of the two right lanes, then turn right at the traffic lights.”

 

Multi-touch Screen

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A multi-touch screen looks and feels nicer, and allows features such as ‘pinch-to-zoom’ to zoom into maps.

 

Garmin Nuvi 42

£50

4.3 inch
UK
Garmin Nuvi 42LM

£75

4.3 inch
UK
Garmin Nuvi 55

£90

5 inch
UK
Garmin Nuvi 56LM

£100

5 inch
UK & Full EU
Garmin Nuvi 65LM

£100

6 inch
UK
Garmin Nuvi 2447LMT

£150

4.3 inch
UK & Western EU

RDS

Garmin Nuvi 2448LMT-D

£150

4.3 inch
UK & Western EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2468LMT-D

£175

4.3 inch
UK & Western EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2508LMT-D

£100

5 inch
UK

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvicam

£250

6 inch
UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2589LM

£120

5 inch
UK & Full EU
Garmin Nuvi 2597LM

£120

5 inch
UK & Full EU
Garmin Nuvi 2519LM

£120

5 inch
UK
Garmin Nuvi 2529LMT-D

£130

5 inch
UK

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2548LMT-D

£165

5 inch
UK & Western EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT

£120

5 inch
UK & Full EU

RDS

£140

5 inch
UK & Full EU & Northern America

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2559LM

£120

5 inch
UK & Western EU
Garmin Nuvi 2699LMT-D

£170

6 inch
UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT

£220

7 inch
UK & Full EU

RDS

Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT-D

£250

7 inch
UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 3598LMT-D

£200

5 inch
UK & Full EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2569LMT-D

£130

5 inch
UK & Western EU

Digital Traffic

Garmin Nuvi 2589LM

£120

5 inch
UK & Full EU

 

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.