Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan Maestro 4000 review

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide or check out our other Magellan auto GPS reviews.

The Magellan Maestro 4000 is part of Magellan’s newest GPS lineup — the Maestro series. Like the other members of the Maestro series, the 4000 has a 4.3″ wide-screen display, voice-prompted directions, AAA travel information and a SiRFstarIII chipset. The 4000 also comes with pre-loaded maps of the 48 contiguous United States. Unfortunately, it has a sure to disappoint 1.5 million points of interest (POI) in its database. My experience with such units has been that many searches fail to turn up the store, restaurant, etc. that I am looking for, meaning that I need to enter the address for navigation.

The Maestro 4040 adds preloaded maps of Alaska and Hawaii,
Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use and it increases the POI database to 4.5 million. Additionally, it will call out the street names on upcoming turns. The top of the line Maestro 4050 adds voice prompted commands and live traffic.

Compare prices on the Magellan Maestro 4000

The Magellan 3000 series sports various options on units with a 3.5″ screen. To see how the 4000 stacks up against other units, check out my Magellan auto GPS comparison chart.


More Magellan Maestro 4000 reviews

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  2. For thid Magellan model. I need the Argentine maps. Somebody can help me with this issue?

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