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Adding fuel to the fire called the entry-level GPS market, Garmin has launched two new Nuvi lines – the 2200 series and the 2300 series.
In the 2200 series are three new models: 2200, 2250, and 2250LT. Boasting a 3.5-inch display, the Nuvi 2200 comes with Garmin’s cool ecoRoute fuel-efficient routing and driving tools technology. It also comes with MyTrends, a handy feature that remembers your favorite destinations and automatically comes up with routes and travel times.
In the way of maps, the 2200 comes complete with maps of the lower 48 United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau, and the Cayman Islands. The 2250 steps it up a notch by offering maps of Mexico. Rounding out the series is the “LT,” which means drivers get lifetime traffic.
The 2200 series is available for sale on the Garmin website – the 2200 sells for $149.99, the 2250 for $159.99 and the 2250LF for $179.99.
When it comes to the 2300 series, you get the same ecoRoute software and myTrends features, but the bonus of larger 4.3-inch wide screen displays. The 2300 comes with all the same maps as well, while the 2300LM model adds lifetime map updates. The 2350 comes with maps of Mexico, the 2350LT adds lifetime traffic, and a 2350MT offers both lifetime maps and traffic.
There are also the Nuvi 2360LT and 2360MT, equipped with all features of the models mentioned as well as the addition of Bluetooth wireless. They even work with Garmin’s ecoRoute HD module for accurate fuel economy estimates and vehicle diagnostics, as well as lifetime traffic (LT) or lifetime maps and traffic (MT). At the top of the 2300 series you’ll find the 2370LT, bursting with North American and European maps.
The Garmin Nuvi 2300 retails for $199.99 and 2300LM retails $239.99. Upgrading to the 2350, 2350LT, or 2350MT will cost you $209.99, $229.99, or $269.99 respectively. If you’ve got money to spend, the Nuvi 2360LT and 2360MT sell for $259.99 and $299.99, while the 2370LT model will cost $299.99.