The AVN726e, Eclipse's newest double-DIN DVD/navigation receiver, was making a name for itself even before it was released to the public, as it was named Best of Innovations at CES 2009 in the In-Vehicle Navigation/Telematics/ITS product category. We were too busy being wowed by its sibling, the Eclipse AVN4430, to take notice.
However, after spending time with the AVN726e, we find there's a lot to love about this navigation receiver, including its bright LCD, snappy response times, and particularly its beautiful 3D navigation maps. The maps feature elevation data--so if you go over an overpass, you'll see the road rise on the map--and 3D buildings and landmarks for some major cities. This additional visual data, along with lane guidance, makes the AVN726e a great navigator for drivers who rely on landmarks to get around.