Sunday, March 18, 2012


TomTom XXL 540M

TomTom XXL 540M review UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For a list of current TomTom models and their features, please see our TomTom comparison chart.

The TomTom XXL 540M has a luxurious 5” screen and comes preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico, and is stuffed with 7 million points of interest. All this plus lifetime map updates.

The XXL 540M 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.

Related units

  • Step up to the TomTom XXL 540TM to add lifetime traffic to the 540M’s feature set
  • Despite the higher product number, the XXL 550M gives up quite a few options with its simplified interface, but still offers lifetime maps in a 5″ package
  • The TomTom XXL 540-S is identical to the XXL 540M, except that it leaves off the lifetime map updates
  • Or you can give up a bit of screen size with the 4.3″ TomTom XL 340M

More TomTom TomTom XXL 540M reviews

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Other TomTom XXL 540M resources

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  1. Regarding GPS XXL TomTom 540M, the looks & display look good, but as far as the attachment provided for the windshield, is really bad. It falls down very frequently, also angle adjustment is very un-easy.
    As far as programming it, I must admit that it is NOT “User-Friendly” to handle. I do not know what lured me into purchasing this model, but I have seen others that handle much easier.

    • Yeah, I’m not a fan of the mount, although it does seem like it gets less stiff with time. I prefer friction mounts though, and rarely put anything on my windshield anymore.

      I also agree that it is not that intuitive.

      • I bought after Garmin Customer service told me my 1320 that had been back for repair twice was’t registered and they would not repair despite the fact that registration data was on Garmin web site.

        TomTom window mount was awful but dash bean bag mount works great for me, I’m near sighted and like the GPS closer. My wife could never use any of my previous Garmin Car GPs but loves TomTom and claims it is much easier to use. TomTom seems simple and map updates are easy unlike some Garmin units. Big display and fast response seems less accurate than Garmin but accurate enough.

  2. My navigator can not find the GPS signal that it showed waiting for a valid GPS signal, it just stop.

  3. My navigator mode: tomtom via 1435, no GPS signal, it showed waiting for a valid GPS signal.

  4. nejat rahimi says:


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