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Magellan Maestro 5310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Magellan Maestro 5310. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the maps and size are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Opinions about the design and price are mixed, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Maestro 5310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Magellan Maestro 5310 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the size and price. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas the durability and reliability get less positive opinions. There are some mixed views about the design.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Maestro 5310 5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan Maestro 5310 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan AN0304SWXXX Windshield Mount for GPS 5310

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Magellan Maestro 5310 Review


A big-screen GPS unit without the sky-high price.

5-inch screen, AAA TourBook information, Includes traffic antenna and three-month subscription, Internal battery

Split-screen views not always helpful, No multimedia features, No Bluetooth

The Maestro 5310 also comes with three months of free TMC traffic (the package includes a wire antenna), SmartDetour, which routes users around sudden traffic jams, and an internal battery-something the Garmin nüvi 5000 lacks

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Magellan Maestro 5310


The Magellan Maestro 5310 adds 35 percent more viewing area on its screen to make viewing maps a snap.

Large, 5-inch screen. AAA TourBook and roadside assistance location. Multisegment routing. Traffic receiver integrated into the case.

Top-of-the-line model, but lacks Bluetooth phone interface and voice commands found on less expensive Maestros. No auto-zoom or auto-volume.

The Magellan Maestro 5310's large screen is nice if you want it, but you give up features to get it. Other Maestro models represent a better value.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Magellan Maestro 5310


Overall, the Magellan Maestro 5310 is a great GPS with surprising performance and an intuitive interface. This model is one of the first to feature a large 5-inch touch screen, and this is a great motivator for people who can't see well or get...

Huge 5-inch touch screen and easy-to-use interfaceExcellent, accurate navigational performancePerforms with a battery life of up to 3 hoursFeatures traffic updates and other goodies

Expensive, outdated maps, no Bluetooth or voice-command

If you are ready to upgrade to a premium GPS, then consider the 5-inch...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Magellan Maestro 5310 GPS


Have you ever gone somewhere new and gotten lost? Or have you had to print out pages and pages of maps just so you know where you are going? With the Magellan Maestro 5310 you won't have to worry about getting lost or printing maps anymore.

I can definitely recommend this GPS to anyone looking for a device like this. The maps are the best of any GPS I have reviewed. The only problem I have is the price. When I think of a GPS I imagine something that will cost between $200 and $300;...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Magellan Maestro 5310 review


The Magellan Maestro 5310 is Magellan's first GPS with a 5" screen. It has preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, six million POIs and text-to-speech, so you'll hear "approaching right turn, Maple Street" instead of just "approaching right turn."

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Grech (

Magellan Maestro 5310 GPS


The Maestro 5310 is a good choice if you crave a GPS navigator with a spacious 5-inch screen, but lack of high-end features may leave you wanting more value for your dollar.

Large screen; built-in traffic receiver; clear text-to-speech and voice directions; solid performance

Lacks certain features found on less-expensive models, such as Bluetooth

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (

Review: Magellan Maestro 5310


The first thing you'll notice when firing up the Magellan 5310 - after the annoying "Keep your eyes on the road" screen - is its simple and intuitive Main Menu. It's actually so simple that even your grandparents should be able to get started. When...

One final feature that's worth mentioning is the Maestro's trip planner. In addition to letting you input multiple destinations, the 5310 has a route optimization engine which can re-order that list so you make the best overall time

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: cwcdmaker (

BEST all-around GPS..none of the others stand a chance.”

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: jdabes100 (

Maestro 5310 sent us astray. ”


This device was a life saver moving into a new city. My wife literally would not have left the house without me until we purchased this GPS. It doesn't have the best features out there, but it was easy to use right out of the box. It was a good thing...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Ukesay (

Road Trip Savior


I didn't really know what I was getting into when I decided to buy a GPS, so I went into this somewhat blind. I usually don't do that but a did this time... and found its a wonderful device! All long trips I take now I make sure this is in the car with...

Easy to Use, Compact, Simple Setup

not extremely high tech, Expensive

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Magellan's Maestro 5310 was developed to better meet the needs of a fast-growing segment of consumers, Baby Boomers, who are seeking larger-sized displays and easy-to-use electronics. With its 5-inch WQVGA full-color display and an ultra-thin industrial design, the Maestro 5310 increases Magellan's easy-to-use classic menu interface, images and maps by 35 percent for better readability and increased safety on the roads.


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5 / 5"/5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA / Puerto Rico/Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB
Receiver:30 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan Maestro