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The F-150 SuperCab is a versatile, hard-working truck that's at home in the mountains or at the mall. This popular pickup was available in a variety of trim packages with a variety of stereos, but if you're serious about sound, you'll want an aftermarket upgrade.

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

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.

If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look in this demo video.

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 what ponycars do - accelerating quickly, handling well, and looking cool. These cars are still a blast to drive, and a new stereo makes it even better.

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.

Pioneer designed the impressive DEH-X9600BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature. Check out some of its moves in this display and controls demo.

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.

Just because you can't replace the radio doesn't mean you can't improve your car's audio. Brent P, who works in Crutchfield's IT department, boosted his 2007 Saab 9-3 wagon's sound and functionality without installing a new receiver.

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.

2003-2008 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 because it's cheap, but because it looks good and it's fun to drive.

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 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 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.

Boss packs some pretty cool features into their 752UAB CD receiver. They included a front-panel auxiliary input and a USB port.It'll even play music files from select Android™ devices, too. Check it out in this short demo video.

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.

2005-2009 Ford Mustang
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. Once you find your Mustang, we'll help you build a great audio system.

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.

2003-2008 Honda Pilot
by Jon Paulette

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

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. Select JVC receivers work with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps - a seamless experience.

We're passionate about car audio. Crutchfield's Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to amplifiers and receivers.

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