Who is looking for a car radio with navi is, often has the agony of choice. The offer is huge and quickly you can no longer see through it. We will try here to bring "light into the darkness" and compile everything worth knowing about the purchase of current navis. There will be actual test reports and adviser articles. With this we give the best tips and tricks to really find the right car radio with navi to find.
VW car radio with navi
Current top car radios
- Xomax XM DTSBN 921
- Blaupunkt san diego 530
- Xomax XM 2DTSBN 6216
- Xomax XM-2DA801
- XOMAX XM-DTSBN933
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Looking for a new car radio with navi? What do i have to pay attention to?
din1 or din2 installation slot
picture xomax car radio
car radio with navi din 1
Probably the most important thing when buying a new car radio with navi is the size of the installation slot. So what size is available to me? The "normal" size is din1, so like a standard radio, what you already know for years. If you are looking for din1 a car radio with navi would like to buy, then you have 2 options, either you buy one with a small screen, usually around 4 inches, such as the xomax XM vrsu311bt , unfortunately often without navi or you buy a car radio where the screen "pulls out". As long as the radio is off, the screen remains hidden, if you turn it on, it comes out and flips upwards. In this variant, however, you must be careful that no other controls of the screen be concealed. So if anything is installed directly above the car radio (for example the air conditioning control) then we would advise against it. It would be really inconvenient if you had to fold in the screen again and again just to get to it.
car radio with navi
Car radio with navi din 2
Clearly more comfortable and pleasant is the solution with double din radio installation slots. With this variant there is enough space for the screen to remain permanently visible. So in principle as with a new car, where the navi is directly installed. Such din2 car radios with navi are for example the xomax XM-DTSBN921 or the icartech 7. Din2 is actually available in many cars, often there is only a storage compartment or similar, which can be easily removed. Most car radios with navi are also supplied directly with the necessary accessories (mounting frame), so that a conversion should often not be difficult. Only the connection of the cables is sometimes a bit "tricky", but the manuals already give quite a good assistance, otherwise you can also look for a specialist company in the area, which can help you with the installation then. The costs for this are often manageable, as long as no new cables have to be pulled.
Other functions of a car radio with navi.
These radios can often amazingly much and are usually like a small entertainment center in the car, for the technic enthusiastic car driver they offer a lot of fun. But very important, settings and other complex changes should always be made while the car is stationary, especially with a new radio, many things are not yet so easy to do and you are quickly distracted and can o get into dangerous situations.
car radio with navi – different functions
Many of the car radios with navi can for example also play your dvds (of course only when standing) or also transmit a tv picture via DVB-T. However, it should be noted that DVBT1 will soon be replaced by DVBT2 and that then also a new receiver is needed. You can read more about this in the article from golem read (where it is mainly about tv, but the principle is the same)
Additionally have the most car radios with navi also USB connection, which allows either the charging of the cell phone or also the transfer of content.
Car radio with navi and bluetooth
car radio with navi and bluetooth
The bluetooth function is nowadays hardly to be imagined without, now also has almost every new car radio a bluetooth interface, so also the car radios with navi. More also in our contribution. car radio with navi and bluetooth
Extendable car radio with din 1 slot
retractable car radio
The car radios have a retractable screen in din 1. Through this great feature, you can use a space-saving car radio and still not give up the comfort of a large screen. More about this in our article retractable car radio
Car radio with navi and rear view camera
car radio with navi and rear view camera
almost all car radios with navi can be upgraded by a rear view camera, but some models are already supplied with a suitable camera. Here more in our article car radio with navi and rear view camera
How much is a car radio with navi??
Cheap entry models start at around 100 €, mostly din1 car radios and rather rare to recommend. The price must come from somewhere and often either the technology is not mature or the navi software leaves much to be desired.
Good and solid models that are already really fun there for around 250 € and you should also invest if you want to have fun with his car radio with navi would like to have. There is already a certain selection and you can expect a lot of functions.
The really really good car radios with navi then cost around the 500€ upwards, but these are also really top models that leave hardly a wish unfulfilled. Partially with HD screen or even internet functions, these devices are really top car radios. Here you can find an overview of the current car radio tests
Car radio with navi – navigation on
Which manufacturers of car radios with navi there are?
AEG, as a broadly positioned electronics producer has also in this area what to offer. Actually, AEG is more in the home appliances area known as a cheap entry-level brand with good qualities. Similar is the case with car radios with navi. The offer here is manageable, but still worth a look. More directly on the homepage
Creatone car radios have a larger range and offer quite interesting models at a good price / performance ratio. More about the car radios with navi from creatone you will find here .
Xomax, another supplier who car electronics has specialized. Here is also a wide range with different equipment and really many functions. More also here on the website from the official distributor. An important function here is certainly the possibility of his car radio by smartphone app to be able to control
Blaupunkt, a german manufacturer that has been in business for a very long time. Car radios of the top class, developed with many years of experience. More here on the website of blaupunkt
Icartech, also a very well known manufacturer, especially with the accessory car radios. More also here
Navgear, especially with the navis for many VW models is navgear more and more popular as pearl’s own brand. But actually you get in the car audio and accessories area almost everything from navgear, whether multimedia systems with rear view camera, navis with touchscreen, or normal car radio with typical features like RDS, DSR or TMC. There are different navgear din display types and executions. the navis usually have the map material of whole europe included. Navgear car radios are very popular in the entry level class. More directly on the homepage