UPDATE: A newer model, the TomTom VIA 1535TM, updates the 540TM, adding Bluetooth and voice commands.
UPDATE 2: This model has been discontinued. For a list of current TomTom models and their features, please see our TomTom comparison chart.
The TomTom XXL 540TM marries a luxurious 5” screen with lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic. It comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, and 7 million points of interest.
The TomTom XXL 540TM includes Advanced Lane Guidance, which provides a visual representation of highway junctions, along with lane-specific directions. It also has IQ Routes, TomTom’s historical traffic speed data that can result in improved routing in areas prone to traffic problems.
- The XXL 540TM World Traveler Edition adds maps of Europe
- Despite the higher product number, the XXL 550TM gives up quite a few options with its simplified interface, but still gives you lifetime maps and traffic in a 5″ package
- The TomTom XXL 540M is identical to the XXL 540TM, except it leaves off the lifetime traffic
- Meanwhile, you’ll give up both lifetime map updates and traffic with the TomTom XXL 540-S
- Or keep the lifetime maps and traffic and give up a bit of screen size with the 4.3″ TomTom XL 340TM
More TomTom TomTom XXL 540TM reviews
- Consumer-authored TomTom XXL 540TM reviews have been posted at Amazon
- Joseo Shays has posted a personal review of the TomTom XXL 540TM
- Consumer-authored TomTom XXL 540TM reviews have also been posted at CNet
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other TomTom XXL 540TM resources
- A PDF version of the TomTom XXL 540TM owners manual
- Want to see how the XXL 540TM compares to other units? Check out our TomTom comparison chart
- Our auto GPS FAQs
- There are several good TomTom message forums:
Compare prices on the TomTom XXL 540TM at these merchants:
- Check the current TomTom XXL 540TM price at Amazon
- This is an older model no longer sold by many online merchants