Garmin nvi 54LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS
For those seeking a GPS navigator without the laundry list of features and the accompanying price, Garmin offers its Essential series of navigators. The nuvi 54LM is the update to the previous generation 50LM, and has a 5" inch display, a faster processor for snappier performance - along with a better mounting system (which happens to the same one used for their higher-end Advanced series as well). A slightly updated style gives a bit of freshening up to Garmin's easy-to-use interface, and basic features like lane assist, junction view, and a "more data" option round out what you'll need to successfully navigate the roads. The nuvi 54LM has preloaded maps for Canada and Alaska as well, whereas the slightly cheaper nuvi 52LM has them only for the 49 states; if you're not planning on any road trips to Canada, the few extra dollars may not be worth it for you. As the LM portion of its name suggests, the nuvi 54LM has free lifetime map updates. Overall, if you're in the market for a basic and reliable GPS navigator at a budget price, this is a good choice.