What are the best car navigation apps for iOS?

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    #1Waze

    Waze
    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brandon Cruz
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I had heard of Waze but never tried it before because I've been using a competitor's app for years. Oh man am I glad I did because now I've totally switched over. Waze just has a really intuitive interface that is really easy to navigate while driving without distracting you. "
  2. 21

    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Sarah Jensen
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "I love using Google Maps as my primary navigation tool whenever I need directions to someplace I've never been. Its extremely easy to use and has many settings where I can customize my route to cater to my specific needs. In addition, its absolutely free to use and saves me the expense of buying a pricey GPS. "
  3. 19

    #3Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up

    Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up
    Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up allows people to find a place easily.  With this app, you can also share any location with all your friends, and see their real-time location.



    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- In-app purchases

    Harry Chapman
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up is a great app. It allows you to easily connect with people. You can share your location every easily to make meetups with friends easy to make. It's also one of the best car navigation apps for iOS."
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    #4Maps

    Maps

    Apple maps is the reference navigation system for iOS devices. It offers features like in-car navigation, underground station maps, and interactive 3D views. It also comes with proactive suggestions and lane guidance.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Brandon Valdez
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Apple Maps is much handier than any other navigation app like Maps or whatever. It shows you the shortest way to walk, drive or bike from place to place. You can see the area around you in 3D almost because you can spin the view all around and up or down. It speaks to you and keeps you on track every turn of the way."
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    #5HERE Maps

    HERE Maps

    This is a free application for iOS and Android that turns your smartphone into an offline navigation system. Get useful directions to go from A to B, including gas prices, parking places and time of departure or arrival. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- 0

    Edison Meng
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "Google Maps is always my goto, but this app is a strong runner up. The offline mode is very useful because my cell provider can be difficult depending on what part of town I'm on. Its also very easy to navigate and get accurate real time information.By the way Maps sucks!!!!"
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    #6MAPS.ME

    MAPS.ME
    Maps.me is a fast & detailed offline maps and navigation app of the whole world for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. MAPS.ME application gets its data from OpenStreetMap project.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Maps.me helped me navigate through lots of Southeast Asia when I had no sim card while traveling abroad. The awesome feature to have offline maps without an expiration date like Google is fantastic!"
  4. 11

    #7CoPilot GPS

    CoPilot GPS
    Copilot is an offline GPS / satellite navigation app for iPhone / iPad, Windows Phone 8 & Android Smartphones and Tablets.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joe George
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "CoPilot GPS Car Navigation isn't bad at all. It's a decent Google Maps alternative. Although I use Google Maps for all my navigational needs, I often give some of these other apps a shot. CoPilot GPS does a decent job. It has very clear maps. The offline navigation is pretty useful. The map navigation isn't always accurate though. There are flaws with it I found. So be wary of just blindly setting your route and going with the directions. Make sure to double check the route it pulls up."
  5. 11

    #8NAVIGON USA

    NAVIGON USA
    This is a complete map GPS system to drive in the USA. Transform your iPhone into a satelite navigation and on-board reliable detailed map system.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $49.99

    Virginia Pacheco
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "I needed a navigation system that would work well with my phone and would eliminate the need for a separate gps system. Nagivon USA fulfills that need, and lets me access the maps I need even when I have no internet access."
  6. 6

    #9Navmii GPS World

    Navmii GPS World
    Navmii GPS World is a driving app that takes the hassle out of finding places, leaving you free to just drive. Navmii gives you Traffic, Navigation, community Reporting and driver Analytics at your fingertips.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Hoffman
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "this is a really good free app for me. I have no problem using it. It is good and easy to handle and has a good navigation system."
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    #10VZ Navigator

    VZ Navigator

    VZ Navigator is a free-trial app for both Android and iOS devices in which you can have all the navigation data that you need, full-featured with adaptative maps, custom local searches and streamlined navigation.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Olivia May
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This doesn't do anything special, to justify the fact that it costs money. I mean yes, it's a free trial, but once that's up, you have to pay. Why bother? i'd much rather use whatever I am going to use long term, and I certainly wouldn't pay for this app considering the number of apps that do exactly the same thing for free."
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    #11Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ryan Burns
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "The solution here is an Android version of the app but iOS version exists too. For the majority of iphone users, Apple Maps is good enough for navigational purposes, if not, Google Map is a nice alternative. Despite that, there are certain number of people who want extra functionality at their fingertips when it comes to navigating. That's where Citymapper comes into play. If your city is supported, you must try it for yourself and judge later. "

Summary

Best What are the best car navigation apps for iOS
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WazeApps 23 Free
2Google MapsApps 21 Free
3Scout GPS Navigation & Meet UpApps 19 Free
4MapsApps 15 Free
5HERE MapsApps 15 Free
6MAPS.MEApps 12 Free
7CoPilot GPSApps 11 Free
8NAVIGON USAApps 11 Paid
9Navmii GPS WorldApps 6 Free
10VZ NavigatorApps 3 Free
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