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TomTom XXL 540

We have collected and analyzed 17 expert reviews and 1149 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 73/100. The average review date is Jul 8, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 490958 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 949 user reviews of TomTom XXL 540 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the screen and maps. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the memory and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, memory

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom XXL 540TM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)(Discontinued by Manufacturer)TomTom XXL 540TM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition)(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

TomTom XXL 540TM


Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

As a rule, TomTom devices also offer informative displays during navigation, as well as accurate, adaptive routing thanks to TomTom's IQ Routes feature. POI search is a little clumsier than with Garmin units, though. We didn't review the XXL 540TM...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (

TomTom XXL 540 S review: 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


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.

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.

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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 speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Built-in Display

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


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Software

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

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: 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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:TomTom XXL


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Australia / Canada, Mexico, USA
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal storage capacity:1
Storage media type:Flash


Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Points of interest:7000000
Road signs: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Geographic coverage:US, Canada, Mexico / US, Canada, Mexico, Europe
GPS receiver:Y
Internal memory:2048 / 4096
Wireless connection:N
Wireless connections: No

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Battery life (max):3
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

5.0" Touch Screen: Yes
5" touch screen (13 cm):Y
Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Anti-glare screen: Yes
Color of product:Black
Easy Click Magnetic mount: Yes
EasyPort mount:Y
Eco Routes: Yes
Extra-slim design with sleek 5.0" glass touchscreen: Yes
Fast Route Planning: Yes
Fold & Go EasyPort Mount: Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Map Share On-Demand Updates: Yes
Plug & Go: Yes
Points of Interest for camper & caravan: Yes
Premium Maps of US, Canada & Mexico: Yes
QuickGPSfix: Yes
Richer maps: Yes
Safety preferences: Yes
Speeding alert: Yes
Spoken street names:Y
TomTom HOME Content Manager: Yes
TomTom HOME desktop software: Yes
TomTom Speed Cameras: Yes

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