Quiet, comfortable, and unapologetically enormous, the Lincoln Town Car was the last of the old-school, full-size, rear-wheel drive American luxury cars. With plenty of space and yards of factory sound insulation, the Town Car can be a wonderful environment for a new car audio system.
Suzuki doesn't sell cars here anymore, but their SX4 is still a very nifty car that's a lot of fun to drive. Replacing that tired old factory stereo system with a new receiver and speakers will make your Suzuki an even more enjoyable way to get around town.
We sent an in-house pro audio expert to design a sound system for Trinity Irish Pub's dance floor. Complete with Crown amps, Furman power protection and JBL speakers, it was an instant hit.
Andrew W. from Charlotte, NC, loaded up his 2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner with a wealth of toys, including a Kenwood navigation receiver, some Alpine speakers, a pair of Rockford Fosgate enclosed subs, and an alarm system.
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.
A popular Charlottesville, VA dance club had blown their old speakers trying to play music loud enough for the crowd. With Crutchfield's help, they overhauled their PA system.
We upgrade the sound system in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado by installing a Kicker SoundGate Powerstage system.
If you're looking for a (very) small car that's made for living in the city, the Fiat 500 is a great choice. It's economical, easy to park, and a ton of fun to drive. If you're looking for ideas on how to upgrade the Cinquecento's rather weak factory stereo, you've come to the right place.
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.
Eric G. from Willamsville, NY, wanted to get his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP's system to sound less harsh and more bass-heavy. After trial and error with different components, he ended up with some JL Audio speakers and a sweet Pioneer AVH-P3400BH DVD receiver, among other pieces of gear.
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.
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.
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.
With a nimble chassis, handsome styling, and plenty of optional features to choose from, the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan were immediate hits. Whichever one you choose, you'll have a smart, comfortable car with plenty of potential for audio upgrades.
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.
Confusion about how to wire subwoofers has been around for as long as people have been putting them in cars. Here, we'll explain why the way you wire your subwoofer effects the output.
Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. And this year's models are better than ever.
Crutchfield Advisor Kramer equipped his 2009 Honda Element with a budget-friendly sound system. The system is built around a Kenwood receiver, complemented by Infinity speakers, and two amps and a sub from Alpine.
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Just because you can't replace your vehicle's factory stereo doesn't mean you have to live with a poor sound system. In this short video, Crutchfield experts take a look at how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system.
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Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? What difference do cone materials make? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in Crutchfield's Subwoofer FAQ.