The good: The Garmin Nuvi 255W has a large 4.3-inch touch screen and a clean and easy to use interface. The operating system, trip routing/rerouting is faster than most competitor products we have tested. The “where am I?” feature is handy for emergencies. Text-to-speech reads street and points of interest names for you so you don’t have to take your eyes off of the road. The price!
The bad: The Nuvi 255W is a bit bulky when mounted in the cradle.
The bottom line: For an entry-level GPS the Garmin Nuvi 255W is still one of our favorite choices because of the price and speed of the unit.