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TomTom XL Black Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of TomTom XL Black Edition. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and route planning are generally positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the maps and memory, while the performance and durability get mixed views.

usability, design, screen, route planning, reliability

memory, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom XL Black Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 518 reviews)

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TomTom XL


Formerly the ONE XL, TomTom has slightly re-branded its entry-level widescreen GPS unit. The XL remains almost identical to the [[prodid:6013]], with ...

Slimline design, 4.3in widescreen, ease of use, EasyPort mount, TomTom HOME software, Map Share, Help Me! safety menu

No included AC adapter

The XL adds a larger display to the already fantastic ONE unit. The new EasyPort mount and TomTom’s Map Share feature make this an enticing unit.

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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 Sat-Nav


The second incarnation of TomTom's widescreen XL offers a simpler interface.

Simple interface, Good value, Full-screen graphics

No carry pouch included, Difficult to access USB socket, Slow map updates


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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Europe 42 review


TomTom's original XL was great for anyone wanting a large-screen satnav at a reasonable price. As the name suggests, the IQ Routes edition has the more advanced route planning system, which has been a boon in TomTom's pricier models for a while now.


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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition review


You may fear that GPS technology is devaluing our map-reading skills, but your argument may be in vain. By combining navigational skills with various road statistics, TomTom's latest affordable smart satnavs could be the final nail in the coffin for...

The TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition is a great buy for the frequent traveller who needs to get where they’re going without having to worry about having chosen the wrong route or the wrong lane. Note that as per usual TomTom practice, no mains charger is...

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TomTom XL IQ Routes edition Europe


The XL IQ Routes edition Europe sat-nav offers clear voice directions, an extremely responsive touchscreen, and IQ Routes software that takes into account the time and date when planning a route. It all adds up to a solid and useful driving aid,...

Good design and display ; clear voice directions ; convenient EasyPort mount ; customisable points of interest ; useful IQ Routes software

IQ Routes not always accurate ; no Traffic Message Channel receiver as standard ; reliant on TomTom Home PC-based software for updates ; no Bluetooth ; no text-to-speech support ; slow route recalculations

If you can accept the lack of Bluetooth, Traffic Message Channel receiver and text-to-speech support, the TomTom XL IQ Routes edition Europe is a solid sat-nav. Beware though -- the price quickly adds up if you start buying extras


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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Europe 42


Tom Tom brings its IQ Routes system to one of its more affordable units, the Tom Tom One XL.

Although the One and XL are still TomTom's budget models, the new IQ Routes Editions slot in above the original versions - the latter remain available as the Classic versions, but only with one region, not full European maps. As such, you will pay...

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TomTom XL review


The XL is the first of a new breed of TomTom devices that sports a slimmed down cradle unit. For drivers fed up with the chunky cradles and curved armatures that usually accompany satnav units, the TomTom XL's new EasyPort mount design will be great news.

The TomTom XL is an excellent satnav unit that fixes easily and securely to a windscreen and folds away into itself so it can be stashed in a glove compartment or in a handbag. The mapping is as accurate as any satnav unit we've tried and the...

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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition 2 Review


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TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition review


Boasting IQ Routes - allowing you to measure the fastest route based on the time of day - the TomTom XL sounds impressive.

IQ Routes, revamped user interface

Doesn’t feature Bluetooth, multimedia or a built-in TMC receiver

The XL doesn’t feature Bluetooth, multimedia features or a built-in TMC receiver (a £48 optional extra). The latter is perhaps the greatest shame, since combining real-time data with average road speeds could take IQ Routes to another level.

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TomTom XL


GPS solutions for your Car, Motorcycle, PDA and mobile phone - The smart choice in personal navigation.Editors Note: This toy has been beyond awesome, from just darting around the Auckland city streets to downloading the Australian map for our...

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant:No / Yes
Map Coverage:> 1 Continent / PART CONTINENT / Single continent / Single countries / Single countries + Major continental roads
Map Provider:Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing: Yes
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory / On board Memory Card
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel:No / Traffic Info ready / Yes
Voice Control: No


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No