Car radios with navi in test

Welcome to the naviceiver test 2022. Car radios with navigation are popular, because they combine the advantages of modern double DIN car radios with those of classic navigation systems. It is therefore no longer necessary to buy a separate navigation unit. We have made the comparison of current car radios with navigation and evaluated numerous models in detail. The car radio with navi, which performed best in the test, was awarded as the test winner.

Car radio with navi comparison overview

Sony XAV-AX205DB 16, 3 cm, 6, 4 inch, Premium DAB plus DVD Media Receiver, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Navigation

NEOTONE NDX-150A | universal 1DIN car radio with Android 10.0 Q | Navitel Navigation with Europe Maps 2021 + Lifetime Update | DAB+ | DVD | 7 inch | 16GB incl | WLAN | Bluetooth | OBD 2 | USB

Kenwood DMX120BT digital media receiver with 17.3 cm glossy touch panel, Bluetooth, Android USB mirroring, 4 x 50 watts

Sony XAV-AX205DB 16, 3 cm, 6, 4 inch, Premium DAB plus DVD Media Receiver, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, Navigation

NEOTONE NDX-150A | universal 1DIN car radio with Android 10.0 Q | Navitel Navigation with Europe Maps 2021 + Lifetime Update | DAB+ | DVD | 7 inch | 16GB incl | WLAN | Bluetooth | OBD 2 | USB

Kenwood DMX120BT Digital Media Receiver with 17.3 cm glossy touch panel, Bluetooth, Android USB mirroring, 4 x 50 watts

1. Sony XAV-AX205DB

The sony XAV-AX205DB is the current test winner in our navi car radio comparison. The device itself does not have an integrated navigation system, but can be controlled by android auto resp. Apple carplay display content from smartphone on the big screen of the radio transfer. This allows both google maps and apples "maps" to be used. In addition, the 2 DIN radio has many current technology extras such as DAB+, bluetooth, hands-free and DVD.

2. NEOTONE NDX-150A

The NEOTONE NDX-150A is a 1 DIN car radio with retractable display using the android operating system. The device is one of the few naviceivers currently available on the market – a car radio in which a navigation device is integrated by default. The map material covers 45 countries and is supplied on a microsd card. Bluetooth and handsfree as well as DVD are on board as well as a current DAB+ tuner. The NEOTONE NDX-150A is one of the price-performance winners in our naviceiver test due to its generous equipment.

3. Kenwood DMX120BT

A 2 DIN car radio, which impresses above all by its simple elegance, is the kenwood DMX120BT. The device itself is not a naviceiver, but can transfer map material from google maps directly from the smartphone to the large radio display via android mirroring. Other highlights are the good bluetooth hands-free system as well as numerous options to customize the sound to your own taste. More information about the kenwood DMX120BT can be found in our test report.

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Map updates of navi car radios

As with normal navigation devices, when buying the naviceiver should be imperative to pay attention to what map material the radio has. Western europe and the DACH countries (germany, austria, switzerland) are often pre-installed. If you want to use the navi radio in other countries, you should check in advance whether the manufacturer provides the appropriate map material. In the test reports on the individual car radios with navigation systems, we go into detail about the pre-installed map material and give advice on what to look out for in the event of updates.

Easy navigation thanks to GPS

2-DIN naviceivers are connected to the satellite by GPS antennas. These can be mounted under the dashboard paneling. Reception is very good in all tested car radios with navigation system.

Features of car radios with navi technology

First and foremost, the large screen of navi radios is noticeable. The displays of some of the models we tested measure up to just under 7 inches. Equipped with DVD drive, the radios can be used not only as a full navigation system, but also for entertainment. Thanks to multimedia networking, not only movies but also videos can be played on the display. Bluetooth is now standard on many mid-range radios. Thanks to the integrated hands-free system, there is no need for separate purchase costs.

Advantages of a naviceiver

As already mentioned, there are no additional purchase costs for a separate navigation system. Moreover, there is no need to lay additional cables. The car radio with integrated navi can be easily installed in the normal 2-DIN slot in the vehicle. Modern naviceivers are equipped with a touchscreen, which noticeably simplifies the handling of the devices. In the past, complete naviceiver solutions were very expensive. Due to the wide range of manufacturers offering car radios with navigation function, the prices have fallen drastically. From around 270 euros, users can now buy affordable navi car radios.

Summary

  • Inexpensive navi car radios start at around 270 euros
  • Good equipment incl. Bluetooth, MP3 and bluetooth handsfree
  • Touch screens improve operation of often complex systems
  • car radios with navigation system can be installed in DIN-2 bays
  • No need for a separate navigation device

Cheap on the internet and in stores

modern navi car radios are available from around 270 euros in specialist shops and on the internet. Nowadays, mid-range models already have a wide range of functions, so that even with an inexpensive naviceiver or. car radio with android auto / apple carplay gets a lot of performance for the money.

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