9 Best FOXWELL Scanners Review and Comparison 2019

Finding the best Foxwell scanners is a very tall order. Foxwell has one of the most extensive product lines of any OBD2 scanner manufacturer. They understand that different people need different sets of features. 

Foxwell has an OBD2 scanner for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly scanner or a scanner that’s loaded with features, we have a scanner that will suit you on this list.

Best Foxwell Scan Tool: Editor’s Top 3 Picks Comparison Chart

Best Code ReaderBest Professional Scan ToolBest Automotive Service Tool
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FOXWELL NT301

FOXWELL NT301
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FOXWELL NT510

FOXWELL NT510
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FOXWELL NT630

FOXWELL NT630
4.34.3 / 5
3.33.3 / 5
44 / 5
FOXWELL NT301 priceFOXWELL NT510 priceFOXWELL NT630 price
Item Weight 1.05 pounds1.45 pounds2.65 pounds
Item dimensions 8.7 x 3.1 x 6.7 inches
8.6 x 6.7 x 3.3 inches
17.7 x 9.8 x 2.4 inches
Oil / Service Reset
Bi-directional Control Test
Supports OBD1 Protocols
Reset Check Engine Light
Steering Angle Calibration
Live Data
Graphs Data
EFB (brake) service
Airbags
Freeze Frame Data

3 Best Foxwell Code Readers

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FOXWELL NT301 OBD2 Scanner Professional Enhanced OBDII Diagnostic Code Reader

FOXWELL NT301
FOXWELL NT301 OBD2 Scanner Professional Enhanced OBDII Diagnostic Code Reader
4.34.3 / 5
This Foxwell scanner will be ideal for those that want a budget-friendly scanner with a lot of features.

First,

This Foxwell scanner sits at the higher end of the budget-friendly scanners on this list. It definitely isn’t the cheapest entry-level scanner, but it’s a lot less expensive than their high-end scanners intended for enthusiasts and professionals. 

Thanks to its onboard error code definition lookup, this is going to be one of the easiest entry-level Foxwell scanners to use. You don’t have to look up every code to understand what your scanner is trying to tell you.

Additionally, this Foxwell OBD2 scanner monitors and provides information regarding your vehicle’s EVAP system, air system, AC system, O2 sensors, and exhaust sensors. Plus, it allows you to print your results. 

This Foxwell scan tool boasts a wide range of compatibility and complies with J1859-41.6, J1850-10.4, ISO9141, KWP2000, and CAN protocols. It’s intended for use with cars, SUVs, and 12V diesel vehicles. 

It supports vehicles from manufacturers like Buick, BMW, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Kia, Landrover, Lamborghini, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche, Saab, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, VW, and others. 

Foxwell scan tool boasts a wide range of compatibility
Foxwell scan tool boasts a wide range of compatibility
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Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • A lot of features for the price
  • Full OBD2 Functionality (all 10 OBD2 modes)
  • Freeze Frame Data
  • Print results
  • On-screen error code definition lookup
  • High-quality colored display

Cons

  • No bi-directional control test
  • No battery test
  • No steering angle sensor calibration

Who is it for?

This Foxwell scanner will be ideal for those that want a budget-friendly scanner with a lot of features. It isn’t going to break the bank for most, but it offers a lot more than most entry-level scanners. If you have a limited budget but want a feature-loaded scanner, this is a great option. 

A video of FOXWELL NT301

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Foxwell NT201 Auto OBD2 Code Reader with Check Car Engine Light Fault

Foxwell NT201
Foxwell NT201 Auto OBD2 Code Reader with Check Car Engine Light Fault
4.44.4 / 5
NT201 will suit you just fine, and it’ll save you some money.

This Foxwell Scanner is a good option for those on a tight budget. It offers little more than the bare essentials, but it’s priced very competitively at only $45. 

If you’re just looking for a scanner with full OBD2 functionality, this is one to consider. It offers all the functionality you’ll need and then some. It supports all 10 OBD2 modes, features on-screen error code definition lookup, and offers free updates for life. 

Any special?

This Foxwell Scanner supports the same protocols and manufacturers as the Foxwell NT301 (the previous entry on this list.) In terms of functionality, the two are mostly the same with the exception of the “print data” function offered by the Foxwell NT301. 

If you really want the printing function, the NT301 will be well worth the extra cost. However, if you don’t see yourself using that feature, you should save yourself the extra $20 by going with the NT201. 

In terms of functionality, the two are mostly the same with the exception of the “print data” function
In terms of functionality, the two are mostly the same with the exception of the “print data” function
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Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • A lot of features for the price
  • Full OBD2 Functionality (all 10 OBD2 modes)
  • Freeze Frame Data
  • Colored display
  • On-screen error code definition lookup
  • Free updates for life

Cons

  • No bi-directional control test
  • No steering angle sensor calibration
  • Doesn’t print test results

Who is it for?

Like the NT301, this is going to be an awesome scanner for those that just need a scanner with full OBD2 functionality. It has a long list of compatible protocols and manufacturers, so it’ll work well for most users. 

The only difference between the NT301 and NT201in terms of functionality is the NT301’s inclusion of a “print test results” feature. If you don’t need to print your results, the NT201 will suit you just fine, and it’ll save you some money. 

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FOXWELL NT200C CAN OBD2 Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader

FOXWELL NT200C
FOXWELL NT200C CAN OBD2 Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader
4.34.3 / 5
NT200C is for the extremely budget-conscious. Its black and white display doesn’t look bad. It just isn’t as pretty as the NT201’s colored display. If that doesn’t bother you, save a few bucks and go with the NT200C.

This Foxwell OBD2 scanner is the least expensive on this list. It’ll provide sufficient functionality for the vast majority of casual users. The Foxwell NT200C supports the same protocols as the last two entries on this list, and it’s compatible with the same manufacturers. 

This Foxwell scanner offers no more than the bare essentials, and that isn’t a bad thing. If the bare essentials are all you need, you may as well save yourself some money by getting this super budget-friendly scanner.

One more thing …..

It can read and clear fault codes, reset your check engine light, and show live data. Additionally, it can save freeze frame data and provide vehicle-specific information such as VIN, CID, and CVN. It can even perform an I/M readiness test. 

It won’t print data like the NT301, and unlike the NT201, it doesn’t have a colored display. In terms of functionality, the NT201 and NT200C are nearly identical. They do the same things, but the NT200 just looks better while doing them. 

On the other hand, the NT200C is more compact than both the NT301 and the NT201. If portability is important to you, the NT200C might be a better choice despite the lower price.

It can read and clear fault codes, reset your check engine light, and show live data.
It can read and clear fault codes, reset your check engine light, and show live data.
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Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • A lot of features for the price
  • Full OBD2 Functionality (all 10 OBD2 modes)
  • Freeze Frame Data
  • Highly portable
  • On-screen error code definition lookup
  • Free updates for life

Cons

  • No bi-directional control test
  • Doesn’t print test results
  • Black and white display

Who is it for?

The NT200C is for the extremely budget-conscious. Its black and white display doesn’t look bad. It just isn’t as pretty as the NT201’s colored display. If that doesn’t bother you, save a few bucks and go with the NT200C. 

A video of Foxwell NT200C
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3 Best Foxwell Professional Scanners

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FOXWELL NT510 Pro Full System OBD2 Scanner

FOXWELL NT510
FOXWELL NT510 Pro Full System OBD2 Scanner
3.33.3 / 5
Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that intend to use it exclusively with their vehicle and other vehicles from the same manufacturer.

The Foxwell NT510 is $179, but it’ll be worth the price for those that will utilize all of its features. In addition to the full OBD2 functionality offered with the previous entries, the NT510 offers a bi-directional control test, steering angle calibration, EFB (brake) service, oil reset, and DPF. 

Plus, unlike the previous entries, it supports both OBD1 and OBD2. That means it’ll work with some older cars that others won’t. It has a high-quality colored screen and comes with a lifetime of free updates. 

it supports both OBD1 and OBD2
It supports both OBD1 and OBD2
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That’s a lot of features, but the NT510 has a big drawback. There are several different versions of the NT510, and each version works with one manufacturer. If you only intend to use your Foxwell scan tool on one vehicle, this won’t be a problem. 

There are Foxwell NT510 units made for vehicles from Chrysler, GM, Honda, Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Land Rover, Jaguar, Opel, Vauxhall, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Volvo, and Porche. 

If you want a scanner with this feature list that’s compatible with a variety of makes, you’ll want the NT650, which we’ll review later in this section.

Pros

  • Full OBD2 functionality
  • Great build quality
  • Colorful display
  • Feature-loaded
  • Compatible with OBD1 and OBD2 protocols
  • Supports steering angle calibration
  • Supports bi-directional test

Cons

  • Each version supports one manufacturer
  • No throttle orientation

Who is it for?

That being said, this Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that intend to use it exclusively with their vehicle and other vehicles from the same manufacturer. You can use this scanner with almost any vehicle, but each version supports only one manufacturer. 

5
FOXWELL NT520 PRO OBD1 and OBD2 Multi-System Scanner

FOXWELL NT520
FOXWELL NT520 PRO OBD1 and OBD2 Multi-System Scanner
3.83.8 / 5
This Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that intend to use it exclusively with their vehicle and other vehicles from the same manufacturer.

This Foxwell scan tool is a lot like the NT510 with only a few exceptions. In terms of its functionality, it’s almost identical. Besides the slightly altered appearance, the only difference is that the NT520 offers a few extra languages and supports a handful of extra vehicles.

Like the NT510, the NT520 is available for a wide variety of vehicles, but each version works with just one manufacturer. That means that you’ll only be able to use it with your vehicle and other vehicles from the same manufacturer. 

 FOXWELL NT520 Package
FOXWELL NT520 Package
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In addition to the vehicles compatible with the NT510, there are versions of the NT520 made for vehicles from Mercedes Benz and Lancia. 

Besides these minor differences, the NT520 is identical to the NT510 in terms of functionality. That being said, it’s actually $20 cheaper than the NT510, costing only $160.

That being said, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to buy the NT510 over the NT520. The NT520 doesn’t offer a lot more than the NT510, but you’re still getting more for less. 

Pros

  • More compatible vehicles
  • More languages to choose from 
  • Reduced price
  • Colorful display
  • Compatible with OBD1 and OBD2 protocols 
  • Bi-directional testing
  • Steering angle calibration

Cons

  • Each version supports one manufacturer
  • No throttle orientation 

Who is it for?

This Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that intend to use it exclusively with their vehicle and other vehicles from the same manufacturer. Each version only works with one manufacturer, so don’t expect it to use it on a wide variety of vehicles. 

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FOXWELL NT650 OBD2 Multi- Application Service Scan Tool

FOXWELL NT650
FOXWELL NT650 OBD2 Multi- Application Service Scan Tool
3.73.7 / 5
This Foxwell scanner is for professionals and vehicle enthusiasts that want a feature-loaded scanner with a wide range of vehicle compatibility.

This Foxwell OBD2 scanner is significantly more expensive than the previous two, but it offers a huge benefit: near-universal vehicle compatibility. While the NT510 and NT520 only come with one supported manufacturer, this Foxwell scanner works with almost all of them. 

Costing $240, this benefit comes at a steep price. It’s about $80 more than the NT520, but if you intend to use your scanner on a variety of vehicles, it’s more than worth the extra cost. 

While this is a huge advantage, the Foxwell NT650 is missing a few features included in the NT520 and NT510. 

It doesn’t record your data, but it does offer a freeze-frame feature that allows you to capture the data that’s important. Besides that caveat, it offers most of the same features as the NT520 and NT510. 

it does offer a freeze frame feature that allows you to capture the data that’s important.
It does offer a freeze frame feature that allows you to capture the data that’s important.
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Pros

  • Near-universal manufacturer compatibility 
  • Colorful display
  • Great build quality
  • Bi-directional testing
  • Steering angle calibration

Cons

  • Doesn’t automatically store data
  • Expensive

Who is it for?

This Foxwell scanner is for professionals and vehicle enthusiasts that want a feature-loaded scanner with a wide range of vehicle compatibility. If you’re only going to use your scanner with your personal vehicle, you can save yourself $80 by getting the NT520. 

A video of FOXWELL NT650
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3 Best Foxwell Automotive Service Tools

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FOXWELL NT630 Elite OBD2 Scanner with ABS SRS Functions

FOXWELL NT630
FOXWELL NT630 Elite OBD2 Scanner with ABS SRS Functions
44 / 5
If you’re a safety-conscious vehicle owner looking for a Full OBD2 scanner with airbag support, this is one of your least-expensive options.

We’re starting this section off with the Foxwell NT630, a Foxwell scan tool with a very specific purpose. Most OBD2 scanners don’t offer scanning and troubleshooting when it comes to your airbags, but this scanner is made specifically with this system in mind.  

Airbags serve the very important purpose of keeping the driver and passengers safe. Making sure that they’re up to par is a smart preventative measure. Additionally, it’ll display and record your system information in graph form if you wish. 

The Foxwell NT630 can run control tests, motor tests, and version tests on your airbag system. In addition, it can run auto bleed tests, gear tension relief tests, bi-directional control tests, hydraulic control tests, and brake bleed tests. This is all in addition to full OBD2 functionality.

The NT630’s build quality is pretty fantastic, and it has a very sharp, colorful display. It even has near-universal compatibility, supporting most vehicles with OBD1 and OBD2 protocols. That is unless you live in America, where it only officially supports Chrysler, Ford, and GM vehicles. 

Foxwell NT630 can run control tests, motor tests, and version tests on your airbag system
Foxwell NT630 can run control tests, motor tests, and version tests on your airbag system
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Pros

  • Supports airbag systems
  • Full OBD2 functionality
  • Supports OBD1 and OBD2 protocols
  • Records data
  • Graphs data
  • Supports freeze frame data
  • Great build quality

Cons

  • No battery test
  • No oil service reset
  • Limited vehicle compatibility in America

Who is it for?

The other two Foxwell scanners that we’re about to talk about offering more features than the NT630. That being said, they’re a lot more expensive. If you’re a safety-conscious vehicle owner looking for a Full OBD2 scanner with airbag support, this is one of your least-expensive options. 

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FOXWELL NT624 PRO Professional Automotive OBD2 Scanner

FOXWELL NT624
FOXWELL NT624 PRO Professional Automotive OBD2 Scanner
3.63.6 / 5
Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that want a feature-loaded scanner.

Like the NT630, the NT624 can scan and troubleshoot your airbags. The big difference here is that it can do the same with almost all of your vehicle’s electronic systems. The NT624 does almost everything that the NT630 does and includes wider system compatibility.

The only exception is SAS (steering systems and suspension systems) support. While the NT630 supports SAS, the NT624 doesn’t. Besides this exception, the NT624 is an upgrade in every regard. However, this upgraded functionality comes at the rather steep price of $250. 

This Foxwell scanner is a general scanning device, which means it isn’t made for any one purpose. It offers a wide variety of features and system support.

That being said, this Foxwell scan tool has a standout feature that places it above the rest. In addition to reading error codes, it also tells you the most likely cause of the problem. It’s easy to use, and it makes your scanning experience very seamless. 

The NT624 offers wider vehicle coverage than the NT630 in most countries. Like the NT630, its coverage in America is pretty limited. It’s a great scanner, but you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle is compatible. In America, it only supports vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, and GM. 

NT624 offers wider vehicle coverage than the NT630 in most countries.
NT624 offers wider vehicle coverage than the NT630 in most countries.
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Pros

  • Supports airbag systems and most other electronic systems
  • Full OBD2 functionality
  • Supports OBD1 and OBD2 protocols
  • Records data
  • Graphs data
  • Supports freeze frame data

Cons

  • No battery test
  • No oil service reset
  • Limited vehicle compatibility in America

Who is it for?

This Foxwell scanner is for enthusiasts that want a feature-loaded scanner. While this is an awesome scanner, vehicle compatibility is limited in America. If you like what it has to offer, make sure that your vehicle is supported before purchasing. 

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FOXWELL NT614 OBDII Car Diagnostic Tool Transmission Engine ABS Airbag

FOXWELL NT614
FOXWELL NT614 OBDII Car Diagnostic Tool Transmission Engine ABS Airbag
3.83.8 / 5
NT624 will be better for mechanics that work on a wide variety of vehicles.

The Foxwell NT614 is basically an upgraded version of the NT624, and oddly enough, it’s less expensive. Costing only $180, this Foxwell scanner is $70 cheaper. This is likely due to the fact that it only supports OBD2 protocols as opposed to the NT624’s OBD2/OBD1 support. 

Most vehicle’s made after 1996 support OBD2 protocols. The NT614’s lack of OBD1 protocol support isn’t a deal breaker unless you intend to use it with vehicles that are 23+ years old. 

Unlike the NT624, the NT614 supports live graphing, a very useful feature that professionals and hardcore enthusiasts will appreciate.

You can even view live graph data from two systems simultaneously if you want to. This feature works with four vehicle systems: the engine, the airbags, the anti-lock brake system, and the transmission system. 

This is an awesome scanner, but sadly, it has the same vehicle compatibility problem as the NT624. In America, it only supports vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, and GM.

NT614 supports live graphing, a very useful feature that professionals and hardcore enthusiasts will appreciate.
NT614 supports live graphing, a very useful feature that professionals and hardcore enthusiasts will appreciate.
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Pros

  • Inexpensive for its feature list
  • Troubleshoots and provides data for most electronic systems
  • Displays live data in graph form 
  • Can graph data from two systems at once
  • Works with transmission, airbags, brakes, and engine
  • Full OBD2 functionality

Cons

  • Doesn’t support OBD1 protocols
  • Limited vehicle compatibility in America

Who is it for?

Like the NT624, the Foxwell NT614 is for enthusiasts and professionals that want a ton of features. If your vehicle is made before 1996, you’re one of the few users that will get more out of the NT624 than the NT614. 

Additionally, the NT624 will be better for mechanics that work on a wide variety of vehicles. With those exceptions, most users will benefit more from the NT614. If you’re considering either and live in America, make sure that your vehicle is supported. 

A video of FOXWELL NT614

Bottom Line

These are the 9 best Foxwell scanners on the market. We’ve included a wide variety of Foxwell scan tools to accommodate the needs of various users. 

Whether you need a budget-friendly scanner that provides the bare necessities or a feature-loaded professional scanner, we have you covered.

Determine your vehicle’s manufacturer and decide which features you’re going to need. Then, read through this list again if you need to. With the wide array of Foxwell OBD2 scanners listed here, you’re bound to find a scanner that’s perfect for you. 

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