Finding the best sat-nav to buy is a challenge for many, as these handly little devices are essential when driving in unfamiliar territory. Some drivers prefer smartphone apps, but these stand-alone devices are still popular.
To help you decide which one to buy, we've tested a selection of sat-navs to see which one works best. In our tests we found that you don't have to splash out on an expensive device to get great instructions - some of the cheaper models provide nearly as much functionality as the top-end ones.
You can have a look through our reviews of each device using the links to the left. Read on below to see how we tested each sat-nav and our final verdict on the best sat-navs in 2014.
Live traffic updates were a big source of points for the sat-nav devices, as making sure you avoid big jams is massively useful. The accuracy of the updates is crucial, too.
We tried each on the same route, mixing urban and rural roads and motorways, to make sure the device takes you straight to the door of your desitnation as fast as possible. Ease of use was tested as well along the way.
A nice scren is a big plus for these devices, and extras such as full European maps and Bluetooth hands-free also impress. We rated services included, like map updates and speed cameras, and quote the best prices from a range of retail and online suppliers at the time of writing.
Garmin has two sat-navs on the podium, with the 3598LMT-D taking overall victory on account of its raft of features. The 2568LMT-D is great value for money and sits in third place, with the capable TomTom GO 6000 splitting the two.