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Tomtom XL Live

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 reviews of Tomtom XL Live. 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. Reviewers really like the route planning and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the maps. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, route planning


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Tomtom XL Live is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Tomtom XL Live from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the route planning and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability and maps. Reviews are divided on the screen.

usability, performance, price, durability, route planning

maps, reliability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

TomTom XL Live Europe review


TomTom's feature-packed sat nav helps to avoid traffic jams

Feature-packed ; Easy to follow

Traffic updates cost a fair bit

It's a great sat nav, but the multitude of features probably aren't for everyone

Aug, 2009


Expert review by : James Morris (

TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes Edition Sat-Nav


James takes a look at the TomTom XL, now featuring the LIVE system.

It's great to see LIVE already filtering down to less pricey members of TomTom's sat-nav range. But with the subscription costing the same this isn't yet LIVE for the masses. We can't really criticise TomTom for wanting to maximise its income and not...

Jul, 2009

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TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition


The TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition comes with connection to the latest real-time route information, including TomTom HD Traffic, Road Angel Safety Camera Alerts, Local Search with Google and Fuel Prices. It also has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, EasyPort...

The TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition is an excellent satnav from the Dutch master (and we're not talking Johan Cruyff). Good styling + good navigation + good price + good satnav. TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition is tagged with TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Tom Tom XL Live


Often as part of my tests of a Satellite Navigation system I take it for a ride on a bus or train, sometimes both. It gives you a chance to see exactly what is shown on the screen and indeed this can be extremely interesting.

In this case I did neither as I could initially find no way to turn off (or even reduce the volume of the speaking voice) and without this ability I would be very unpopular on either mode of transport. Only later did I find the preference screen that...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig (

TomTom XL LIVE IQ Routes edition review


Strikes a great balance between price and feature bundle

Realtime info, god-like dashboard holder

No Bluetooth for handling calls

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (



Never had sat nav before was looking to buy then spotted this one that argos had vastly reduced. Easy to use does what it says on the tin ,. very happy with price and product.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Really Good


I like tomtoms as they are which are good never get you lost like other ones but this one with the big screen clear is really good only thing it doesnt have is the 3 lane traffic arrows tells u wht lane to be in but apart from that yh well worth it

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Great Purchase


Had a sat nav a few years old and was ok but decided to replace it. Bought this product as we were going to france the following day. After buying the Tom Tom Start Euro and taking it back as you are unable to input Latitude and Longitude and on the...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

tomtom is LIVE


An improvement on my old tomtom.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

A must have companion


I bought it as a replacement to an earlier version which packed up within a year .So far I have no regrets

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type



Map coverage:All Europe
Maps included: Yes


Storage media type:Flash


Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Storage Capacity:2048

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Languages support:Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 3.27
Height:0.984 / 3.23
Weight:6.53 / 6.56
Width:4.65 / 4.84