Top scan tools of 2022

Jan. 18, 2023
The most clicked on scan tools of 2022 includes tools from Launch Tech, TOPDON, Autel, Matco Tools, and more.

As vehicles become more complex having the right scan tool (or two or three) is becoming more essential. Whether looking to upgrade, or to add to your arsenal, here's a quick look at the most clicked on/viewed scan tools that were added in 2022 on

X-431 IMMO Pad

The X-431 IMMO Pad from Launch Tech is a comprehensive key and module programming device that supports Asian, Domestic, and European vehicle applications for OBD-II diagnostics, bidirectional controls, and module replacement and re-programming. 

Phoenix Max Diagnostic Scan Tool

The TOPDON Phoenix Max Diagnostic Scan Tool is an OE-level scanner with a 13.3" screen, housed in a worksite-ready exterior. It's capable of configurations on vehicles ranging from 9V to 24V batteries and features FCA Gateway access, topology mapping, and is ADAS compatible.

MaxiSYS MSUltra EV and MS909 EV

The Autel MaxiSYS MSUltra EV and MS909 EV offer comprehensive vehicle coverage for U.S., European, and Asian electric, gas, diesel, and hybrid vehicles. Both tablets are equipped with the EVDiag Box to diagnose high voltage systems and battery packs comprehensively. 

Maximus LiteA Diagnostic Scan Tool

The Matco Tools Maximus LiteA Diagnostic Scan Tool, No. MDMAXLITEA, is a palm-sized and lightweight diagnostic tool that has access to the Maximus diagnostic software platform including MaximusFix repair database. It features nine reset functions, including oil reset, EPB, battery, injector relearn, DPF, SAS, IMMO, brake bleed, and TPMS relearn database.


The Snap-on ZEUS+ provides the information needed to diagnose, repair and manage any issue, simplifying the workflow and increasing efficiency on every job. Features a streamlined design with a fully detached wireless four channel scope for mobility, ample storage for capturing intermittent glitches, a 12" optically bonded color touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera, and an integrated stylus with a built-in flashlight.

Code Buddy Pro+, No. 904

The Electronic Specialties Code Buddy Pro+, No. 904, is a code scanner that pulls/erases trouble codes and displays the live data stream. It reads hard, pending, and historic codes, and full trouble code definitions are displayed for easy identification.

Zenith Z5 Scan Tool

The Zenith Z5 from CAS is an Android-based platform that features an 8" sunlight readable FHD LCD touchscreen and advanced coverage for domestic, foreign, and light truck applications. With a rearview camera and audio recording capabilities, users are able to record still photos, video, and sound recordings.

X-431 Torque Link

The Launch Tech X-431 Torque Link is designed to assist technicians and repair shops with productivity and accuracy. The Android 10-based scan tool has added features, including X-431 FIX repair database (Driven by Motor), SmartLink VCI, upgraded 4G/128GB storage, optional HD add-on subscription, J2534 Pass-Thru programming, FCA/SGW compliance, and more.

Phoenix Lite 2

The TOPDON Phoenix Lite 2 generates diagnostic reports in a short amount of time in order to assist shops in completing jobs faster and more efficiently. The diagnostic tool is best utilized for basic functions, including ECU lookup, reading and clearing fault codes, and reading data streams.

Maximus Flex Pro Diagnostic Scan Tool

The Matco Tools Maximus Flex Pro Diagnostic Scan Tool is an Android-based tablet with 10.1" high resolution touchscreen that is designed to be flexible to meet the needs and budget of any automotive technician. Users can choose the level of coverage that works for them, from fully-loaded coverage, monthly subscriptions, or a basic version with enhanced code reader.

Scan tools listed above are not listed in numerical order.

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