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Clarion's CZ105BT CD receiver offers Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, plus sound-shaping tools to get the most out of your sound.

Axxera's AC326Bi CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth and you can also plug your iPhone or thumb drive into the handy front USB port for more music options.

The CDE-163BT CD receiver uses Alpine's TuneIt 2.5 smartphone app for extensive sound adjustment capabilities, including a 9-band EQ and time correction.

Sony's WX-900BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth. Talk hands-free when you get a call, or stream your mobile device's stored or streaming content wirelessly.

Kenwood's DPX302U CD receiver works with iPhone or Android, and you can add SiriusXM satellite radio. The stereo features a variable color display.

2012-2016 Toyota Yaris
by Jon Paulette

The Yaris is a great example of small car tech in the early 21st Century. It's a smart, peppy little car, and a new stereo will make it even more fun to drive.

JVC's KD-R970BTS CD receiver lets you pick from a number ways to listen to your own music library. Variable color settings let you select the look you want.

Clarion's CX305 CD receiver offers streaming music from your smartphone, make hands-free calls, and play music on a connected iPod, iPhone, or USB drive.

There's no mistaking this big, brawny Mega Cab pickup for anything other than a Dodge. Replacing the stock stereo will really beef up your truck's sound quality.

The Accord coupe is every bit as smart as the sedan, but with that extra sportiness that only a 2-door can provide. A new audio system will be a very smart upgrade.

2005-2007 Ford F250 & F350
by Jon Paulette

If the Ford F-150 is America's everyday truck, the F-250 and F-350 are America's workday trucks. If you enjoy music while you work, you'll want a stereo upgrade.

Judging by the number of Accord sedans on the road, there are a lot more smart people out there than you'd probably think. Adding a new stereo is smart, too.