The 10 Best GPS Car Mounts
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.
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.
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