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TomTom XXL 540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of TomTom XXL 540. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the route planning, and the memory and durability get less positive reviews.

usability, screen, performance, reliability, size

maps, durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom XXL 540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (

TomTom XXL 540TM

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (

TomTom XXL 540 S


If you're in need of a honking big screen, you may be in luck. The TomTom XXL 540 S takes everything that we liked about the TomTom XL 340 S and the TomTom One 140 S and expands the color touch screen to a massive 5-inch display, which may come in...

The TomTom XXL 540 S has advanced features such as lane guidance and user-updated maps from TomTom Map Share. Its huge 5-inch touch screen is easy to read and to input addresses. Text-to-speech enhances the device's safety.

With a wide 5-inch screen and a thick EasyPort mount, pocketability goes out of the window. Routing from a moving vehicle is considerably slower than from a stationary one.

The TomTom XXL 540 S improves on the TomTom XL line by keeping the features we love while improving screen visibility; but the bigger size comes with compromised portability.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

TomTom XXL 540S GPS Review


Large, easy-to-read 5-inch screen ; Generous database of 7 million POIs ; Sensible routes from TomTom's IQ Routes

Bluetooth interface not included ; Live traffic feature is an extra-cost option

The XXL 540S provides TomTom's usual impressive navigation features, and adds a roomy 5-inch screen.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

TomTom XXL 540-S


While the $299.99 (direct) TomTom XXL 540-S offers up a large 5-inch screen and a well designed, integrated mount in a slim package, it lacks some of the more advanced features of competing units, such as real-time traffic updates, an MP3 player, and...

Big 5-inch screen. Responsive interface. Fast boot-up and lock-in. Accurate directions. Easy POI searches

No real-time traffic reporting. Dated map graphics

The TomTom XXL 540-S isn't the flashiest device on the market, but it offers a larger-than-average screen and comprehensive routing capabilities at a reasonable price.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (

TomTom ONE XXL 540-T


For the most part, the TomTom ONE XXL 540-T offers all the basic necessities of a GPS to consumers who prefer simple or less-expensive navigation devices. Unfortunately, you miss out on features such as Bluetooth hands-free calling or the premium...

Simple- great first-time GPS for beginnersWidespread- includes lifetime traffic updatesFeatured- Advanced Lane Guidance, IQ Routes, and moreInexpensive- overall great value for the price

Limited- short battery life and lacks fancier features

If you're looking for an affordable alternative to today's expensive...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

TomTom XXL 540TM World Traveler Edition


The TomTom XXL 540TM World Traveler Edition marries a luxurious 5” screen with preloaded maps on the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. On top of that, you get lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates (though Europe is not included in either).

Here's what the World Traveler Edition offers in terms of European map coverage:

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

TomTom XXL 540M


The TomTom XXL 540M has a luxurious 5” screen and comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, and is stuffed with 7 million points of interest. All this plus lifetime map updates.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

TomTom XXL 540-S World Traveler Edition


The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition (WTE) marries a luxurious 5” screen with preloaded maps on the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Here's what the World Traveler Edition offers in terms of European map coverage:

May, 2010

Expert review by: wubayou (

TomTom XXL 540 S GPS


The TomTom XXL 540 S is a GPS with a 5-inch touch-screen display that offers good performance and a strong set of navigational features. If you're interested in a device that gets you to where you need to go without lots of fancy bells and whistles,...

You can search for points of interest (POI) either by their name or their category, such as restaurants, gas stations, lodging, and more. Entering and searching is painless using the on-screen keypad. Many times you will only have to type a few letters...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (

Expert Review

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

You can see more and drive easily with an extra wide screen. Touch screen technology gives you the easiest operation to make using your device a pleasure. The EasyPort mount folds neatly onto the back of your device, making the whole navigation package fit into your pocket, bag or glove compartment.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5 / 5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm

GPS Software

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

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom XXL