Gone are the days when drivers would use maps to drive to places they’ve never been. Nowadays, almost every other car has a navigations system of sorts and they’re all built to provide the driver with the best possible route to wherever they’re going. Needless to say, some of these navigation systems are definitely better than others, both in terms of construction and overall capabilities.
This being said, you might find it hard to choose one that features all the required criteria unless you spend an awful lot of time browsing what the market has to offer in this regard. So save you the trouble, we went ahead and put together a list of the ten best In-Dash Navigation Systems on the market today.
10NAVISKAUTO 7 Inch 1024600 In Dash GPS Navigation
Equipped with a pure Android 4.4.4 KitKat system, this Quad Core 2 DIN Navigation system will provide you with a much more responsive interface than most navigation systems out there. It does so thanks to a PX3 Cortex A9 Quad Core 1.6GHz processor with 16 GB NAND Flash, and 1GB of DDR3 memory, a configuration designed for speed above everything else. Furthermore, this navigation system has a built-in WiFi support that connects to almost any mobile device on the market at this point in time.
9Ouku 6.2-Inch Touch screen Double DIN Navigation
What makes this particular navigation system stand out is the fact that it comes with a free 4Gb GPS navigation map card that includes North America in great detail. At the same time, it features a free rearview backup camera to help with your reverse parking. As for the interface, let us point out that this navigation system uses a 2DIN 6.2-inch TFT touch screen that operates an 800×600 resolution that makes everything crystal-clear on the screen at all times.
8EinCar 2 Din Car Autoradio Stereo In-Dash Head Unit
Thanks to its Dual Zone Function, this In-Dash Head Unit can play music or videos while navigating you through your journey. Speaking of playback, this device combines Bluetooth wireless music streaming with call-answering functions into a single convenient unit so as to make it easier for you to multitask while you drive. Also worth pointing out is the fact that it uses a hi-resolution 6.2 inch HD Touch Screen display designed to provide perfect visibility in any light conditions.
7Pioneer AVIC8100NEX 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen Display Double DIN
While Pioneer as a company is best known for their sound systems, devices such as these prove that they know their stuff when it comes to navigators as well. This In-Dash navigator, for instance, features a full-color 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that allows for multi-touch gestures like pinching to zoom, swiping, and scrolling controls. In terms of navigation, it uses a GPS guiding system with mapping, a system capable of AVICSYNC smartphone connectivity.
6Kenwood DNX571HD 6.1″ 2-Din AV Navigation System
Kenwood’s DNX571HD is a high-end navigation system by pretty much all standards. It may be a bit more expensive than most of the devices we talked about so far but understandably so given the fact that it has a Bluetooth range of up to 32.8 feet, a built-in microphone for distortion-free talking, an SMS message notification feature, A2DP audio streaming capabilities, and a 3D mapping feature of all the terrain in its database with a Bird’s Eye junction view for good measure.
5Pyle PLDNB78i Headunit Receiver
This particular Double DIN from Pyle comes with an integrated GPS Navigation System with Text-to-Speech & Turn-by-Turn voice prompts. It also features a built-in Bluetooth connectivity for wireless music streaming and a built-in microphone for hands-free calling. If this wasn’t enough, let us point out that it is also compatible with all Bluetooth devices out there and that it features a high-resolution 7-inch HD digital display to top it off.
4Bosion 6.2-inch Double DIN Car Gps Navigation In-Dash
A Car DVD player at its core, this versatile device will also act as an mp3 player or a navigation system depending on your needs. At the same time, it uses a highly responsive 6.2-inch touch screen operating an 800×480 resolution. Not only that but it also has Multi OS Languages to choose from, a support platform for Kudos, Sygic, Igo, and Papago maps, and car radio support with a station memory scan function.
3Pumpkin Universal In Dash Car DVD Player Double Din GPS Navigation
It is important for any in-dash navigation system to be versatile and easy to operate, which are the exact features that make this particular navigator stand out. You see, this device uses a pure Android 4.4 OS that runs smoothly on its Cortex A9 dual-core 1.6 GHz CPU. As a result, this navigation system is a lot more responsive than most such devices on the market today. On a related note, it has a built-in GPS Navigation dual zone function and Bluetooth capabilities to help you make hands-free phone calls.
2Pioneer AVIC8000NEX FLAGSHIP 7-Inch/NAV/CAPACATIVE TS
Thanks to its highly responsive Bluetooth connectivity, this device will allow you to stream music straight to your car’s speakers using nothing but your smartphone. It may not be something one always look for in a navigation system and yet it’s one of those features you wouldn’t mind having. Interestingly enough, it also features a dedicated backup camera input that can be used with any RCA-composite camera you want.
1Jensen VX7020 2 DIN Multimedia Receiver
There are perhaps no better navigation systems out there than Jensen’s VX7020, which is an all-around high-end device by all standards. Not only does it have a highly responsive 6.2-inch WVGA Touchscreen with a LED Backlight Display that is both very responsive and easy to read, but it also has Bluetooth hands-free calling capabilities and a built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control function.
On top of all this, this navigation system comes with a full-function remote that you can use to control all the device’s features from well outside the car if needed. Last but not least, it comes with highly detailed maps of the United States along with millions of other points of interest.