Research Garage

Welcome to the Crutchfield Research Garage

Here at Crutchfield, we have a database of information for more than 16,000 vehicles on the road today. When we research a vehicle, it’s crazy how many measurements and photos we take. We routinely use this knowledge and our expertise to tell you about your car when you shop with us. But we want to do more. To that end, we've put together this "garage" where we profile some of the most popular vehicles that visitors look up on our website.

Take a look at any of these profiles to see the kind of information available to our advisors. Even if your vehicle isn't on this list, our advisors have this kind of info available to them to help make expert recommendations about adding car A/V gear to your specific vehicle. Contact us for the best advice when you're shopping, and top-notch support afterwards.


Acura

2004-08 Acura TL

2004-08 Acura TL

by Jon Paulette

The 2004-2008 Acura TL is a comfortable, stylish, sporty sedan that's sure to make both drivers and passengers happy. While upgrading the TL's sound system can be a challenge, the effort is worth it.

 

Chevrolet

1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

by Matt Holliday

The Chevy Silverado has always been a workhorse, so it's not surprising to see so many 1999-2002 models on the road today. If your truck is still running strong, why not replace the weak, old factory stereo with something that sounds better and gives you more features?

 
2003-07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

2003-07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

by Matt Holliday

Chevy built this Silverado from 2003 to 2006, and then kept it on as the 2007 Silverado Classic when they introduced a new model. It's a great-looking truck, but the factory stereo hasn't aged as well as the exterior. Thankfully, that's easy to fix.

 
2005-06 Chevrolet Cobalt

2005-06 Chevrolet Cobalt

by Rick Carlton

The Cobalt replaced the Cavalier as Chevy's midsize car, and boasted upgraded 'everything,' including a bottom-to-top suspension and chassis re-design. But the car's sound system is starting to age a little, and has room for improvement.

 
2005-13 Chevrolet Corvette

2005-13 Chevrolet Corvette

by Jon Paulette

The Corvette has long been regarded as "America's One True Sports Car." With the C6, Chevy stopped settling for being the best in America by default, and got serious about beating the best in the world on merit. We can help you make your "one true sports car" sound truly awesome.

 
2006-11 Chevrolet HHR

2006-11 Chevrolet HHR

by Jon Paulette

The Chevrolet HHR gives you the everyday utility you'd expect, but without the bland, boxy styling that makes it hard to remember which one's yours every time you walk out of the hardware store. A design like this will look cool for years to come, so why not make it sound cool, too?

 
2006-12 Chevrolet Impala

2006-12 Chevrolet Impala

by Jon Paulette

The 2006-12 Chevy Impala has quietly built up quite a following. Considering its stylish looks, roomy interior and decent road manners, we're not a bit surprised. In basic form, the Impala is a sane, solid family car. In high-performance SS trim, the Impala is impressively fast and almost totally invisible.

 
2007-11 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

2007-11 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

by Charlie Pastorfield

The 2007-11 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, like many modern trucks, offers an amazing combination of luxury and utility. If you still like your truck, but want more out of your stereo system, there are plenty of upgrades available.

 
2007-13 Chevrolet Avalanche

2007-13 Chevrolet Avalanche

by Jon Paulette

If you're looking for one big vehicle that can do just about anything the average person needs to do, the 2007-13 Chevy Avalanche might be everything you need. Like most Chevy trucks, the Avalanche is a great platform for an upgraded audio system.

 
2010-13 Chevrolet Camaro

2010-13 Chevrolet Camaro

by Jon Paulette

Like its cross-town rivals, the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro is a thoroughly modern muscle car that combines present-day performance and old-school style. The Camaro offers some installation challenges, but we have the advice you need to get the sound you want.

 

Chrysler

2001-05 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2001-05 Chrysler PT Cruiser

by Jon Paulette

In a world full of dull, grey sedans, the Chrysler PT Cruiser is one of those rare designs that really stands out, even after a decade-plus on the road. If you want your car to sound as nifty as it looks, the PT is a great platform for an aftermarket stereo system.

 
2004-08 Chrysler Crossfire

2004-08 Chrysler Crossfire

by Jon Paulette

With two seats, precious little luggage space and submarine-quality rear visibility, the Chrysler Crossfire is about as practical as a disco ball in a duck blind. But so what? A car like this isn't meant to be practical; it's meant to be sporty, stylish, and fun - which by all accounts, it is.

 
2006-10 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2006-10 Chrysler PT Cruiser

by Jon Paulette

A mid-cycle update refreshed and refined the Chrysler PT Cruiser. If you're looking for a versatile car with character to spare, the PT is a solid choice. There's plenty of space for you, your family, and your stuff. And, of course, a great stereo system.

 
2008-up Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

2008-up Chrysler Town & Country Minivan

by Jon Paulette

The fifth-generation Chrysler Town & Country offers everything you'd want in a luxurious people mover. With loads of space and lots of features, the T&C lets you haul kids and cargo in comfort. Upgrading the entertainment system will help make it "fun for the whole family."

 

Dodge

2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

by Charlie Pastorfield

With an oversized grille and styling that really says "Made in the U.S.A," the Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab is one of the most distinctive vehicles on the road today. If you want to add a standout stereo, there are plenty of upgrades available for this popular truck.

 
2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab

2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab

by Charlie Pastorfield

Two options are available for these Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab trucks: the standard 4-speaker system, and the Infinity system with seven speakers. It can be a little confusing to upgrade the audio system in this truck, but the good news is that you have options.

 
2008-10 Dodge Charger

2008-10 Dodge Charger

by Jon Paulette

The 2008-10 Dodge Charger is handsome, roomy, comfortable and, if it's "got a Hemi in it," almost ridiculously powerful. Chargers are easy to shop for, easy to work on, and well worth the investment. If you're planning a killer stereo installation, you've purchased the right car.

 
2008-up Dodge Challenger

2008-up Dodge Challenger

by Jon Paulette

Today's Dodge Challenger is a muscle car for grown-ups. Sure, this powerful coupe is fun between stoplights, but it's also a comfortable long-distance cruiser with surprising amounts of room for people, stuff, and, of course, aftermarket stereo equipment.

 
2008-up Dodge Grand Caravan

2008-up Dodge Grand Caravan

by Jon Paulette

The redesigned 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan improved upon all that was good about Chrysler's genre-defining minivan line. The GC is a comfortable, capable people-mover with plenty of room for audio and video improvements.

 

Fiat

2012-up Fiat 500

2012-up Fiat 500

by Jon Paulette

If you're looking for a (very) small car that's made for living in the city, the Fiat 500 is a great choice. If you're looking for ideas on how to upgrade the Cinquecento's rather weak factory stereo, you've come to the right place.

 

Ford

2001-04 Ford Mustang

2001-04 Ford Mustang

by Jon Paulette

Ford's 2001-04 Mustangs look sharp, handle well, and, since everyone's paying more attention to the newer models, they don't cost a ton of money. If you're dreaming of adding a new stereo system to your Mustang, you've come to the right place.

 
2001-07 Ford Escape

2001-07 Ford Escape

by Rick Carlton

The first-generation Ford Escape took the small SUV market by storm when it was new, and there are still plenty of them on the road today. It's no wonder, really. With plenty of room for people, bikes, and whatever else, the Escape is a handy vehicle to have around. Once you upgrade the stereo, it'll also be a nice place to be.

 
2002-04 Ford Explorer

2002-04 Ford Explorer

by Matt Holliday

One of the longest-running sport utility nameplates on the road, the Ford Explorer is a classic. These days it does way more than haul kids to soccer practice - over the years Ford added all sorts of options, including several for the stereo system.

 
2003-11 Ford Crown Victoria / Mercury Grand Marquis

2003-11 Ford Crown Victoria / Mercury Grand Marquis

by Jon Paulette

Ford's long-running Crown Victoria (and its cousin, the Mercury Grand Marquis) isn't just a big car; it's a big part of our shared culture. They really don't make 'em like this anymore, and with some upgraded audio gear, you can make your car a great place to enjoy music in comfort and style.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2004-08 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

by John Pollard

Ford must have had car audio fans in mind when they built this truck. The roomy interior offers plenty of space for new speakers, a stereo, and much more. The F-150's remarkable popularity ensures that you'll have plenty of options to choose from, and the modular design makes installation surprisingly easy.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCab

2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCab

by John Pollard

The F-150 SuperCab gives you more room for family, pets, stuff--and audio upgrades. The comfortable interior offers plenty of space for a new receiver, speakers, and even a subwoofer. You'll have plenty of great products to choose from, and the modular design takes the hassle out of installation.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

by Charlie Pastorfield

The F-150 SuperCrew is a true "do-anything" truck. It can haul the kids to school and haul an old projection TV to the recycling center--on the same trip. The roomy interior gives you lots of space for entertainment upgrades and the modular construction makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.

 
2005-09 Ford Mustang coupe

2005-09 Ford Mustang coupe

by Rick Carlton

The 2005-09 Mustang re-ignited the "pony car" wars with its combination of retro style and modern performance. Whether you're looking for a stylish daily driver or a bellowing muscle car, there's a Mustang for you. And once you find your Mustang, we're here to help you build the perfect stereo system.

 
2006-09 Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan

2006-09 Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan

by Jon Paulette

With a nimble chassis, handsome styling and plenty of available options, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan are smart, comfortable cars with plenty of potential for audio upgrades.

 
2009-12 Ford F-150 Standard Cab

2009-12 Ford F-150 Standard Cab

by Jon Paulette

Like the trucks that came before it, Ford's 12th generation F-150 is a hard-working truck with a lot to offer. A variety of factory stereos could be optioned into the F-150, but no matter what's in the dash and doors, those factory stereos aren't as powerful as the truck that surrounds them. Thankfully, we know how to fix that.

 
2009-12 Ford F-150 SuperCab

2009-12 Ford F-150 SuperCab

by Jon Paulette

The F-150 SuperCab is a versatile, hard-working truck that's at home in the mountains or at the mall. A variety of factory stereo systems were available, but if you're serious about sound, you'll want an aftermarket upgrade.

 
2009-12 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2009-12 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

by Jon Paulette

Whether you and your crew are headed to a job site or a tailgating party. the F-150 SuperCrew has plenty of space for whatever you're hauling. A variety of factory stereo systems were available in this big, comfortable truck, but if you're serious about sound, you'll want an aftermarket upgrade.

 
2010-14 Ford Mustang Coupe

2010-14 Ford Mustang Coupe

by Matt Holliday

The 2010-14 Mustang offers subtle styling tweaks, increased horsepower and improved fuel economy. Several stereo systems are available, but if you're serious about sound, there's plenty of room for improvement.

 

GMC

1999-2002 GMC Sierra Extended Cab

1999-2002 GMC Sierra Extended Cab

by John Pollard

Judging by the number of trucks you still see on the road, the 1999-2002 GMC Sierra 1500 is one tough pickup. This truck may get the job done, but the factory stereo comes up a little short. Thankfully, upgrading the Sierra's stereo is pretty straightforward, and there are plenty of ways to improve the audio.

 

Honda

1998-2002 Honda Accord Sedan

1998-2002 Honda Accord Sedan

by Ken Nail

The late '90s and early 2000s cemented the reputation of the Accord as a well-built, reliable, and popular car. Top seller nationwide in its class in 2001, you'll still see plenty of 1998-2002 Accord sedans on the road. If you're interested in updating the sound system in your Accord, there are plenty of good options available.

 
1999-2000 Honda Civic Coupe/Sedan

1999-2000 Honda Civic Coupe/Sedan

by Matt Holliday

This Honda Civic was nice enough when new, but it's also an easy car to improve. A wide variety of go-fast parts are available, plus it's also a great car for first-timers to work on. If you want to upgrade the audio performance in your Civic, we have the gear you need to do the job right.

 
2001-05 Honda Civic Sedan

2001-05 Honda Civic Sedan

by Matt Holliday

Thanks to near-legendary reliability, affordability and efficiency, the Honda Civic has long been one of the most popular cars around. They're also known for impressive longevity, so if your seventh-generation Civic is still running strong, a new stereo is probably a wise investment.

 
2003-07 Honda Accord sedan

2003-07 Honda Accord sedan

by Buck Pomerantz

The Honda Accord sedan has long been the poster child for what the automotive industry does right. It's attractive, comfortable, safe, reliable, and known for maintaining a high resale value. Most people keep their Honda Accords for a long time, so it makes sense to upgrade the stereo system.

 
2003-08 Honda Pilot

2003-08 Honda Pilot

by Jon Paulette

The first-gen Pilot has been a suburban staple for years, and this handsome hauler remains a solid choice if you're looking for a reliable, comfortable SUV. The Pilot's stock stereo isn't bad, but if you're a real music lover, you'll want to upgrade.

 
2003-11 Honda Element

2003-11 Honda Element

by Jon Paulette

The Honda Element is one of those versatile vehicles that can handle just about anything you throw at it or in it. If you're into great sound, the Element offers plenty of room for a seriously impressive stereo system.

 
2006-11 Honda Civic

2006-11 Honda Civic

by Rick Carlton

The Honda Civic rapidly evolved from its humble beginnings as a sub-compact coupe, to become a leader in the luxury compact segment. By 2011, it regularly topped nearly all competitors in U.S. market sales. Our profile of the Civic explains what to expect when you're ready to replace your factory stereo system.

 
2007-08 Honda Fit

2007-08 Honda Fit

by Jon Paulette

The 2007-2008 Fit looks kinda cool, holds a surprising amount of stuff, gets out of its own way on the interstate, and actually provides comfortable seating for at least two adult humans of normal size. No wonder it was a perennial fixture on numerous car magazine "Best of" lists.

 
2009-up Honda Fit

2009-up Honda Fit

by Jon Paulette

The second-gen Fit improves upon all that was good about the original and adds some cool new stuff to the mix. It's a little bit bigger, a little more refined, and a little more composed, but it still has the practicality and tossability that made the Fit a hit in the first place.

 

Hummer

2006-10 Hummer H3

2006-10 Hummer H3

by Jon Paulette

The Hummer brand went the way of the dodo in 2010, but there are still plenty of these brawny beasts on the road. The H3 isn't for everyone, but if it's the truck for you, you're really going to enjoy it. With a new stereo, you'll enjoy it even more.

 

Hyundai

2003-08 Hyundai Tiburon

2003-08 Hyundai Tiburon

by Jon Paulette

The 2003-08 Hyundai Tiburon is an affordable choice for anyone looking for a sporty runabout with plenty of potential. It's the kind of car you'd actually want to buy -- not just because it's cheap, but because it's actually kind of cool.

 

Infiniti

2003-06 Infiniti G35 Sedan

2003-06 Infiniti G35 Sedan

by Rick Carlton

In some ways, the first-generation Infiniti G35 was arguably a better "European" sports sedan than some of its European competitors. Good looks and good handling make the G35 a smart purchase for anyone who values the practicality of a sedan and the performance of a sports car.

 

Jeep

1997-2002 Jeep Wrangler

1997-2002 Jeep Wrangler

by Rick Carlton

With the 1997-2002 iteration of the fabled Wrangler, Jeep continued to improve the vehicle's around-town capabilities without compromising its off-road bona fides. Upgrading some parts of the stereo system in these off-roaders is relatively simple, while there are a couple of areas that require some good old American DIY ingenuity.

 
1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

by Robert Ferency-Viars

The redesigned 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was slightly larger than the previous version and had a new interior layout, yet it retained that classic Cherokee look and style. If you want to have great stereo sound when you head for the great outdoors, we'll help you find the gear you need.

 
2002-07 Jeep Liberty

2002-07 Jeep Liberty

by Traci Benoit

The 2002-07 Jeep Liberty Sport is a compact SUV that's as capable of tackling the rocks and trails as it is at handling city streets. The factory audio options were somewhat limited, so if you want to take your tunes to a new level, there's plenty of room for improvement in this Jeep.

 
2003-06 Jeep Wrangler

2003-06 Jeep Wrangler

by Charlie Pastorfield

Jeep Wrangers are generally more associated with rock climbing than rockin' car audio systems, but Jeep owners love music, too. The 2003-06 Wrangler offers some pretty cool options for building a great-sounding system that's tough enough for the trail.

 
2004-06 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2004-06 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

by Charlie Pastorfield

With the Wrangler Unlimited, you can get away from it all without leaving great stereo sound behind. There's room for a powerful new receiver, plenty of spaces for speakers, and a variety of interesting options if you want to add a subwoofer.

 
2011-up Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited

2011-up Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited

by Jon Paulette

The latest Jeep Wranglers prove that it's possible to combine the rugged, go-anywhere capability Jeep enthusiasts demand with the comfort mainstream audiences expect. In 2011, Jeep rolled out some improvements that made the Wrangler's interior a much nicer place for an aftermarket stereo.

 

Kia

2010-13 Kia Soul

2010-13 Kia Soul

by Jon Paulette

The Kia Soul is a nifty, fun-to-drive little box with a style all its own. Kia has definitely come a long way from their origins of producing unremarkable cars that came with remarkable warranties — and yes, you still get that remarkable Kia warranty.

 

Lamborghini

2002-06 Lamborghini Murcielago

2002-06 Lamborghini Murcielago

by Jon Paulette

The Lamborghini Murcielago's wonderful V-12 engine sounds as good idling as it does at full shriek, but a little music is nice, too. If the sound of your favorite tunes matters as much as the sound of a high-performance engine, you'll definitely want to upgrade your Lambo's factory system.

 

Lotus

2005-11 Lotus Elise

2005-11 Lotus Elise

by Jon Paulette

The Lotus Elise is your basic full-blooded, no-kidding sports car. It's small, it's cramped, it offers little or no luggage space, and it's completely (and delightfully) impractical for most aspects of daily life. The Elise doesn't offer a ton of room, but there's a surprising amount of room for improvement in the sound system.

 

Mazda

1999-2000 Mazda Protege

1999-2000 Mazda Protege

by Jon Paulette

The 1999-2000 Mazda Protege was every car magazine's favorite economy sedan back in the day, but it's been kind of forgotten over the last decade or so. That's a shame ­- unless you're thinking about buying one. The car has great bones, a comfortable interior, a willing engine, and a reputation for rather sporty handling.

 
2001-05 Mazda Miata

2001-05 Mazda Miata

by Jon Paulette

When you're driving a Mazda MX-5 Miata on a curvy, country road, music probably isn't all that important. But, let's face it, into each life a little rain must fall and the only thing to do when that happens is put the top up and enjoy some music. You're driving a great little car, so why not enjoy some great stereo sound?

 

Mercury

2003-11 Ford Crown Victoria / Mercury Grand Marquis

2003-11 Ford Crown Victoria / Mercury Grand Marquis

by Jon Paulette

Ford's long-running Crown Victoria (and its cousin, the Mercury Grand Marquis) isn't just a big car; it's a big part of our shared culture. They really don't make 'em like this anymore, and with some upgraded audio gear, you can make your car a great place to enjoy music in comfort and style.

 
2006-09 Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan

2006-09 Ford Fusion / Mercury Milan

by Jon Paulette

With a nimble chassis, handsome styling and plenty of available options, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan are smart, comfortable cars with plenty of potential for audio upgrades.

 

MINI

2002-06 MINI Cooper Hatchback

2002-06 MINI Cooper Hatchback

by Rick Carlton

Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun. The "new" MINI delivers all of the above in a modern package.

 

Nissan

2002-04 Nissan Altima

2002-04 Nissan Altima

by Jon Paulette

When Nissan designed the 2002-2004 Altima, they knew that anything with four doors and a place to tie down a child seat would sell like hotcakes. But they designed something interesting anyway. This Altima is roomy, practical, safe, and - surprise, surprise - fun to drive.

 
2003-05 Nissan 350Z

2003-05 Nissan 350Z

by Traci Benoit

The 2003-05 Nissan 350Z offers all the speed and handling qualities you'd expect from a Z-car, plus a refined, comfortable cockpit and plenty of features. It's still a great car to drive, but the stereo probably doesn't sound as sporty as it used to. Upgrading the audio system is a great way to improve your Z-car's performance.

 
2005-06 Nissan Altima

2005-06 Nissan Altima

by John Pollard

Thanks to sharp styling and an efficient engine, the 2005-06 Nissan Altima remains a popular choice for commuters and car lovers alike. The factory stereos weren't bad for their time, but technology moves fast. Aftermarket stereo gear will give you better sound, plus iPod control, streaming music, and more.

 
2005-12 Nissan Xterra

2005-12 Nissan Xterra

by Rick Carlton

The Nissan Xterra has enjoyed wide appeal since its introduction, and held a singular position in Nissan's product mix until 2008, when the Nissan Rogue was introduced. Even after the Rogue came to town, the Xterra's sporty design and performance help it hold its own in the light SUV and crossover market.

 

Pontiac

1997-2002 Pontiac Firebird

1997-2002 Pontiac Firebird

by Jon Paulette

There's something to be said for continually improving on a good idea. By the 2002, the Firebird was the best it had ever been at doing the things ponycars do - accelerating quickly, handling well, and looking cool. These cars are still a blast to drive, and a new stereo system makes the experience even more enjoyable.

 
2005-10 Pontiac G6

2005-10 Pontiac G6

by Jon Paulette

The Pontiac G6 offers a variety of body styles and trim levels, all of which are sleek and stylish. From the 4-cylinder base sedan to the performance-oriented GTP coupes and convertibles, the G6 range has something for nearly everyone.

 

Scion

2004-06 Scion xB

2004-06 Scion xB

by Jon Paulette

Scion's first-gen xB was a welcome addition to an often bland automotive landscape. The xB isn't for everyone, but if it's the car for you, you'll be rewarded with a surprisingly vast amount of interior space, decent road manners and an impressive list of standard features.

 
2005-10 Scion tC

2005-10 Scion tC

by Rick Carlton

The Scion tC doesn't look like a particularly innovative piece, but a lot of thinking went into that sporty exterior. Building a brand from scratch isn't easy, but cars like the tC made Scion an immediate success. Building a great audio system in your tC is actually easier than you think, and we're here to help.

 
2008-up Scion xB

2008-up Scion xB

by Jon Paulette

The original Scion xB was a small, quirky box of a car that quickly found a loyal following in a crowded U.S. marketplace. The second-gen xB is longer, lower and wider, but it's still a practical people-mover with just enough of Scion's trademark Scion-ness to keep things interesting.

 

Smart

2011-13 smart fortwo coupe

2011-13 smart fortwo coupe

by Jon Paulette

The smart fortwo coupe isn't everybody's cup of chai tea, but if it's yours, you're probably going to like it a lot. You'll definitely want to upgrade the audio equipment, though. Just because you're driving a tiny car doesn't mean you have to put up with a tinny stereo.

 

Subaru

2002-04 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

2002-04 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

by Rick Carlton

The Subaru Impreza WRX sedan made a name for itself with truly impressive performance and handling. Give your older WRX something to sing about by replacing the factory stereo gear with new equipment.

 
2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon

2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon

by John Pollard

The 2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a popular AWD vehicle, especially big with the tuner crowd and in areas that suffer from harsh winters. The WRX version, in particular, has made its mark as a sporty, high-performance vehicle with lots of room for mechanical, cosmetic, and audio upgrades.

 

Toyota

2003-08 Toyota Corolla

2003-08 Toyota Corolla

by John Pollard

The 2003-08 Toyota Corolla is an economical car with a high reliability factor. If you've picked up a used Corolla and you're checking out your audio options, we've got good news for you. First, you bought a nice car. Second, you can install a great stereo system in your Corolla.

 
2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab

2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab

by John Pollard

The 2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab is a rugged hauler with plenty of room for passengers. Toyota built this tough truck with a basic stereo system and an upgraded JBL stereo option, and you'll find lots of possibilities for upgrading either system, including easy replacement of the stereo and speakers.

 
2007-13 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2007-13 Toyota FJ Cruiser

by Jon Paulette

The FJ Cruiser is the spiritual descendant of Toyota's original FJ40 Land Cruiser. The modern FJ combines the original's trail-breaking, dune-climbing ability with modern conveniences and retro styling that helps it stand out from ordinary SUVs. All you need now is a stereo that stands out from other FJs.

 
2007-13 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

2007-13 Toyota Tundra Double Cab

by Rick Carlton

The second-generation Toyota Tundra is big enough, tough enough, and strong enough to go head-to-head with the best of the Big Three. The factory stereo isn't bad, but if you're looking to upgrade your Tundra's sound system, Crutchfield has the equipment and advice you need.

 
2009-13 Toyota Corolla

2009-13 Toyota Corolla

by Jon Paulette

The tenth-generation Corolla's enormous popularity means there are plenty of good used models out there waiting for a good new owner. If you're looking for a reliable ride that's easy on gas, easy on the eyes, and easy to own, a 2009-13 Corolla is a solid choice.

 

Volkswagen

1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle

1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle

by Traci Benoit

Designed to capitalize on the immense popularity of the original VW Beetle, the New Beetle made its debut in 1998. The vehicle remained largely unchanged throughout its production run, which lasted until 2010. Replacing the Beetle's stereo is fairly easy, but the speakers will take a little more work.

 
2009-up Volkswagen Routan

2009-up Volkswagen Routan

by Jon Paulette

The Volkswagen Routan offers an interesting blend of American ingenuity and Teutonic engineering. It's based on Chrysler's fifth-generation minivans, but there's much more to the Routan than a simple case of badge-engineering.