Having a navigation system is almost a must in every modern car to assist drivers and car owners with locations and routes that lead them to their destination and finding your way with a good navigation system on your car dashboard makes your journey easier.

Those who don’t have a car with a navigation system normally use their smartphones with the help of car navigation mobile app as an alternative navigation system but not as good or convenient as the original car designed navigation system but the good news is that you can still buy and fix a good navigation system on your car even when it doesn’t come with one.

Car navigation system you should use on your car
Samples of  Car Navigation systems

These days car navigation systems comes with unimaginable functions, easy to operate and as well reliable built to ease your movement and today we are going to discuss more about some high performing and popular vehicle navigation system that can be used to replace your old faulty system or can as well be fixed for you when your car doesn’t have any navigation system.

 Car Navigation System 2DIN and Portable

When it comes to the car navigation system we have two main types of navigation system device popular known as 2DIN which is the type that easily fits into a dashboard while the other type called Portable is the type of car navigation system that can be mounted on a dashboard and can easily be removed anytime.

Moreover 2DIN type is a high-quality navigation system equipped with many other great features but might as well be more expensive than a portable navigation system, that is to say, Portable navigation system is more affordable and easy to go for than 2DIN type but they both offers real value in terms of features and functionalities.

Price Range

According to some market research, a high-quality 2DIN car navigation system will cost something between N100,000 – N200,000 in Nigeria and around $400 – $600 dollars while the portable type can go between N40,000 – N95,000 in Nigeria and $150 – $300 dollars.

Important features to consider before buying a car navigation system

Before listing some popular car navigation systems, there other important features you should look out for while searching.
SD memory card: In the past car navigation system was built to use “HDD” “DVD” “CD” as a storage system but things have changed now as you don’t need an old modern navigation system that needs “HDD” “DVD” “CD” to store files.
A modern navigation system now uses flash memories known as “SD memory card” and “SSD” as a storage medium to store its data which helps the system resist the stressful impacts such as vibrations and high processing speed experienced with the use of HDD” “DVD” “CD.
Big display: Another thing people considers is the display size of the navigation system and there are 3 main types, 7, 8 and 9, but the most popular one among them is type 7 display.
VICS WIDE: is an evolutionary version of the function “VICS” that transmits information such as road traffic information and traffic congestion to the car navigation system in real time and can run smoothly to the destination. As VICS WIDE improves congestion accuracy, it also enables reroute guidance to vacant roads based on real-time information that VICS could not do.
2DIN navigation system
A 2DIN Car navigation system

Drive recorder: 

7 Best Car Navigation System

There are numerous types of car navigation systems on the market but am going to list 7 popular ones with amazing features.
1. Panasonic Strada “CN-RE 05 WD”
2. Panasonic Strada “CN-F1XVD”
3. Panasonic GORILLA “CN-G520D”
4. Kenwood Saiyuki Navi “MDV-M705W”
5 Kenwood Aya Navi “MDV – L505”
6. Carrozzeria easy navigation “AVIC – RQ902”
7. Carrozzeria music navigation “AVIC – RZ102”

Panasonic Strada “CN-RE 05 WD

This navigation system is one of the best car naviagatio system equipped with many outstanding features which includs over speed and reverse warning function.

Key features

Type: 2 DIN 
screen size: 7 V type wide 
storage medium: SD memory card 
Terrestrial digital TV tuner: full seg 
VICS WIDE correspondence: – 
Bluetooth: –
DVD / CD: –
drive recorder function: separately, can cooperate by purchasing CA – DR 02SD 
Release date: October 2018
Panasonic Strada “CN-F1XVD”
 
Panasonic GORILLA "CN-G520D
Panasonic Strada “CN-F1XVD” is a top class 9V type of car navigation system with large display and easy to operate and as well gives you the features and functionalities such as swing display that allows it to floats switching between different mode without  any need for a special panel while the large screen of 9V type gives you best clarity and bold view.

Key Features

Type: 2 DIN 
screen size: 9 V type 
Storage medium: SD memory card 
Terrestrial digital TV tuner: Full seg 
VICS WIDE correspondence: –
Bluetooth: –
DVD / CD: –
Drive recorder function: Can be linked separately by buying CA – DR 02SD 
Release date: 2018 Octobe.

Panasonic GORILLA “CN-G520D”

The 2018 model of the Panasonic SSD Portable Car Navigation “Gorilla” series is “CN-G520D” which is a compact size portable navigation system equipped with 5V type liquid crystal, it has the necessary and sufficient function, but it is characterized by being able to buy it at an affordable price

Key Features

Type: Portable 
Screen Size: 5 V 
Storage Media: SSD 
Terrestrial Digital TV Tuner: One Seg 
VICS WIDE: × 
Bluetooth: ○ 
DVD / CD: × 
Drive Recorder Function: × 
Release Date: June 2018

Kenwood Saiyuki Navi “MDV-M705W”

 
If you are looking for a more fancy and attractive car navigation system with good function then you must think about Kenwood Saiyuki Navi “MDV-M705W” looking at the display panel you will see clock, arrival time, destination distance, ECO information, vehicle speed, calendar, weather forecast, traffic jam display, speed history, expressway facility information, intersection information (displayed only during route guidance) , Route information (displayed only during route guidance), weather forecast on route, AV visualizer.

Key Features

Type: 2DIN 
screen size: 7V type wide 
storage medium: SD 
terrestrial digital TV tuner: Full-Seg 
VICS WIDE: ○
Bluetooth: ○
DVD / CD: ○
drive recorder function: separately, DRV-N530, DRV-R530 cooperation possible by the purchase 
Release Date: October 2017
Other great Car navigation systems to look out for are Kenwood Aya Navi “MDV – L505”, Carrozzeria easy navigation “AVIC – RQ902” and Carrozzeria music navigation “AVIC – RZ102”

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