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Garmin NUVI 40

Garmin NUVI 40
alaScore 80

170 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The value for money and build quality also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the voice guidance.

usability, build quality, value for money, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NUVI 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 170 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Garmin NUVI 40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Garmin NUVI 40 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Nuvi 40 GPS Satnav 4.3-inch touchscreen UK+Ireland maps - Note: UK+Ireland maps only on this unit, no US maps!

Consumer review by:

Very good


Great piece of equipment

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use,Reliable

Consumer review by:

Garmin GPS a winner


Love it. It's easy to use, easy to mount on the dash, and easy to hide when not in use. Overall, a really good purchase. With the updateable feature, we'll be "good to go" for years.

Easy To Read,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls


Consumer review by:

A good product


It was a great deal as well.

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use,Efficient,Quality Construction,Reliable

Consumer review by:

just great


Easy, straightforward user interface. Works very well. I don't know if this is the norm with gps units, but it constantly adjusted the route when I chose to go a different way instead of making me go back to the predetermined route. Excellent.

Compact,Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Simple Controls

Consumer review by:

Love to travel


I highly recommend.

Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls


Consumer review by:

Terrific GPS!!!


We love our Garmin Nuvi 40LM! Our previous model didn't speak street names and didn't have map updates without having to pay for them.

Compact,Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

Consumer review by:

Garmin better than others


Should be bluetooth enabled as previous models

Compact,Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Simple Controls

No bluetooth

Consumer review by:

Works great for my needs


It doesn't have the calculator and some other features my nuvi 205 had. But I didn't really use them anyway. I mainly like the lifetime map upates and street name being spoken the best. I paid less for this than Garmin wanted for an update on my 205.

Compact,Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Long Battery Life,Reliable Performance,Strong Construction,Versatile

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Perfect for the price.


Does exactly what I expected. No complaints whatsoever.

Compact,Easy To Read,Easy To Setup,Long Battery Life,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls,Strong Construction

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: Yes
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No