Best in-dash GPS navigation systems (Updated April 22, 2013 10:44 AM PDT)
While portable GPS navigation devices are more popular, there are many benefits to installing an aftermarket navigational system in your car. In-dash systems often get better GPS reception, give clearer route guidance, and have more memory than handheld units. Some high-end systems, such as the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT, also feature tight integration of iPod/iPhone connectivity and Bluetooth handsfree calling. Here's a roundup of the best in-dash GPS systems that we've seen to date.
In one box, the Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT has all the must-have car tech features that most people could want, including hands-free calling, voice-controlled digital audio playback, and turn-by-turn directions with traffic data.
Price: $1,899.99 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review
Rather than reinvent the wheel, Sony's newest all-in-one car audio receiver pairs a brilliant 7-inch display with GPS navigation powered by TomTom. The result is almost the best of both worlds, but we'd like to see a bit more integration.
MSRP: $1,199.95 4 stars Read full review