Updated October 21, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best GPS Car Mounts

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2017. It's important to minimize distractions while driving, which is one reason it makes sense to install a reliable GPS mount in your car. The models on this list quickly and securely connect to your dash, cupholder, CD slot or windshield, and can keep your unit stable while you're on the road, helping you navigate without your attention being focused on a handheld device. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Aonkey Dashboard

2. Garmin Friction

3. Arkon Flex

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2019:

While we needed to remove the AmazonBasics Friction Mount once we learned that it was no longer available, we compiled several quality replacements to fill up the list. To diversify the options a bit, we included a couple dashboard mounts, a unit that attaches to a cup holder, and a suction cup model that adheres to the windshield.

Once we looked into the Arkon Flex, we decided to upgrade its position in the rankings. It’s one of few options that can be mounted directly to the floor of a vehicle (a permanent mounting strategy that users seem to appreciate), and it remains quite rigid and stable once it’s set up. We noted reports that the Garmin Suction Cup tends to lose suction over time, so we downgraded that item.

The Garmin Friction Mount (one of our new additions) does not possess such shortcomings; reports suggest that its weighted base helps prevent it from sliding around following a sharp turn or a sudden brake. It also fits into the glove compartment for storage.

Special Honors

Pro.Fit International Universal Pro.Fit offers a collection of items in different styles and sizes for mounting anything from a compact smartphone to a cumbersome GPS gadget. For installation, many models utilize heavy-duty adhesive pads that won’t leave a mark when removed, which is helpful if you plan to use them in different vehicles. pro-fit-intl.com

Inland Holder Thanks to the powerful suction of its base, this model can be adhered to just about any flat surface, and its grip will accommodate plenty of different GPS and mobile devices. You can rotate it in multiple directions and tilt it up and down to position the screen at the angle that suits you best. inlandproduct.com

4. 1Zero Ball

5. Fitfort Pickup

6. Apps2Car Holder

7. ChargerCity Hippo Series

8. 1Zero Quick

9. Garmin Suction Cup

10. Arkon Gooseneck

Sam Kraft
Last updated on October 21, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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