Jensen VX7020

Navigation receiver

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Find your way without losing your wallet

Jensen's VX7020 navigation receiver delivers real value, sporting an impressive 6.2" LCD screen that gives you easy command over your audio and video sources. You can also incorporate your phone with hands-free calling and streaming audio capabilities. Add the cost of the stress you'll save by not having to worry about getting lost, and this Jensen becomes a worthy investment.

Take it to the streets

The VX7020 boasts maps of the entire U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, plus millions of points of interest for when it's time to take a break. Lane guidance will keep you on the right path for your next maneuver, and you'll be able to see realistic depictions of many complex intersections that make them easier to navigate.

The VX7020's powered by iGO primo navigation software, which has become an industry standard over the past few years because it's fast, accurate, and easy to use. This stereo's compatible with Naviextras, which allows you to download maps for other countries, including points of interest, through their website.

Bluetooth® calling and music streaming

This Jensen offers Bluetooth connectivity, so you'll be able to make and take calls using your compatible phone through the stereo. Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this receiver, and gives you control over the music on your Android™ phone or iPhone®.

If you've got Pandora Internet radio on your iPhone®, you can control it through the VX7020's interface when connected.

Sonic solutions

This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while front and rear A/V inputs offer connections for more audio/video sources. Go ahead and load up your iPod® or thumb drive with tunes for your travels — the receiver's front USB port provides convenient access.

When you're parked, you can enjoy movies from DVDs or other video sources on the receiver's display, and you can add Jensen's optional jLinkUSB cable to view iPod video content. Jensen includes a wireless remote control, allowing your passengers to pick the playlist.

Expand your system

Why struggle with stations fading away as you travel? You can hook up a satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and access the wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music satellite radio provides — your favorite stations are always there and, even better, you can view the channel art on the big screen. You can also connect a rear-view camera, so you can see more of what's behind your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

The Jensen VX7020 offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for vehicles with non-CAN bus steering wheel control interfaces, but you will have to hard-wire the steering-wheel control wires of the stereo's harness to your vehicle's wiring. You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the VX7020's touchscreen. For most cars with CAN bus steering wheel control interfaces, you'll need an adapter to retain steering wheel controls. Check “Details” for more information, and the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters. If you're not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you'll need for your vehicle.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 11 million points of interest
    • lane guidance and junction view
    Smartphone Features: (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 10-band parametric EQ with 8 preset tone curves
    • subwoofer controls
    • compatible with SXV200 SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (displays channel art)
    • inputs: front USB input, front (minijack) and rear (RCA) A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (6-volt front, rear, and mono subwoofer), rear A/V output
    Other Information:

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    What's in the box?

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    • Navigation receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • 4GB SDHC map card (pre-installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • SWC harness
    • AV/Preamp harness
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 10' cable)
    • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 7.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Self-adhesive mount
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • Hex-head screw
    • Multimedia Operating Instructions
    • Navigation Operating Instructions
    • Installation Guide
    • "STOP" sheet
    • Limited Warranty information

    Features and Specs

    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 13 watts
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 6 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (front)
    Audio/video Input Front and Rear
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    Audio Section
    A/V Connection
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX7020 features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 x RGB (3) x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX7020 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display.

    • UI Colors: You can adjust the colors of the on-screen menu's touchscreen buttons from Green, Red, Amber, Blue, or Purple.
    • Background Skins: You can choose from five different background skins - Engine Start, Blue Haze, Green Cubes, Red Swirl or Tribal.
    • Brightness: The unit's LCD backlight can be adjusted to Night, Dark, Normal, or Bright.
    • Picture Adjustment: When watching a video, you can adjust the touchscreen display's brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue (from 1-20).
    Note: You can select English, French, or Spanish for the unit's on-screen menu display.

    Start-Up Time: The Jensen VX7020 will turn on to the last source selected. The unit has start-up time of approximately 12.95 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected.

    Clock & Date Display: The navigation receiver offers a 12- or 24-hour clock display which is visible from any source or menu screen. The clock & date are both visible on the main menu screen only.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, White or Demo (scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "Custom" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-255).

    Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VX7020 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting-sleeve for Euro-mount vehicles. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    iGO Primo & TomTom Navigation: The Jensen VX7020 contains map coverage of the United States (all 50 states) and Puerto Rico with over 11,000,000 points-of-interests from TomTom; all stored on a pre-installed 4GB SDHC memory card (the SDHC map card must remained installed in order for navigation system to function). The map database was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. The VX7020 employs iGO primo navigation software for turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to your selected destination. The software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included on-screen navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While the database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: iGO offers periodic updates for data such as roads, new addresses, and other navigational information that will keep the Jensen navigation system up to date and provide the best possible experience. For updates and add-on options, please visit A free program called "Toolbox" can be downloaded from this website so you can create a copy of your map as a backup, as well as assist in easily checking for updates and optional features that are available.

    Note: You have 90 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.

    GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Jensen VX7020 features a built-in SiRFprima GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the vehicle. The GPS antenna measures 1.5625" (w) x 0.625" (h) x 1.9375" (d); with a 10' cable.

    Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 12.07 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 8.25 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Jensen VX7020 allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
    Note: You can continue to listen to a selected source while viewing the on-screen navigation map.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Jensen VX7020's navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with junction view.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.

    Audible Alerts: The Jensen VX7020 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the VX7020 provides voice guidance with turn-by-turn instructions (street names are not announced). You can select from English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The VX7020 provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note: While navigating, other sources may be selected and listened to; such as AM/FM Tuner, CD, USB, iPod, & Bluetooth. The unit will mute the audio of the other source during navigation voice-prompts.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for Car Repair, Health Agencies, Police, and Gas Stations around your area.

    Find Destination: From the "Find" menu, you can select your destination by entering an address or selecting a place of interest (11,000,000 POIs), a location on the map or one of your Favorite destinations. You can also look up your recent destinations from Smart History, enter a coordinate, or use the location saved in a photo. iGO primo offers you several ways of choosing your destination:

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.
    Address Enter a full address or a part of an address; for example a street name without a house number or the names of two intersecting streets. Or enter ZIP code only; this way you do not need to select the name of the city and the search for street names might be faster as well.
    POIs Search over 11 million POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, along route, near your destination, or around a city.
    Favorites You can save your favorite addresses (like home & work) and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling.
    History The places that you have set as destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access. Smart History suggests these previously used locations as destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.

    Route Calculation: The Jensen VX7020 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route based on the fuel consumption data you provide
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes (Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take. You can also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the route.

    Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route using the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination, or setting a new starting position.

    Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Trip Logs: Trip logs contain useful information about your trip. Trip logs can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Quick Menu: The Quick menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed during navigation; it can be opened directly from the Map screen. The content of the Quick Menu is fully customizable.

    Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX7020 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX7020. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VX7020.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX7020 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The included external microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Jensen VX7020 and then make your call. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX7020 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX7020. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX7020 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The VX7020 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MPEG/AVI/Xvid video & JPEG photo files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VX7020 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded in FAT16 or FAT32 on a connected USB mass storage class device. The head unit also supports JPEG still image and MPEG/AVI/Xvid video playback via USB. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Jensen VX7020 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (msc)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    Video MPEG-1/2, Xvid, AVI
    Photo JPEG
    Max # of Files/Folders 1,500 total files/folders
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags

    Search Functions: The VX7020 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.

    • Folder/File Search: This menu screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files stored on your MP3/WMA disc or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: You can fast forward or reverse a track/chapter when playing a disc or USB device.
    • Direct Search: During disc or USB playback you can use the numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track directly.

    Playback Functions: The Jensen VX7020 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video, and photo files.

    • Repeat Play: Repeat Chapter, Titles, Tracks, and Folders on a disc or USB device.
    • A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat a specific section of a DVD.
    • Random Play: When playing a disc or USB device, you can play audio tracks/files in random order.

    Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You cannot insert a disc with the head unit powered off.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen VX7020 navigation receiver supports connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or Phone (w/ dock connector) to the VX7020 through the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. This type of connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect your iPod/iPhone to the VX7020's front-panel USB input via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. You will also need to use the included mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for this connection.
    • Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have an iPod/iPhone with the new Lightning-connector; use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit's front-panel USB input. These Apple devices only support audio playback of stored music and streamed music apps on your iPod/iPhone device. These Apple devices do not support video output.

    Note: Connecting your iPod/iPhone directly to the head unit via USB (using the cable that came with your device), bypasses the Apple device's DAC and utilizes the 24-bit DAC in the VX7020 for maximized sound quality. Using the optional jLink-USB cable from Jensen does not bypass the iPod/iPhone DAC, so you are limited to the DAC in your Apple device.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Jensen VX7020 offers music & video navigation, as well as display of song/artist information and battery charging.
    • Content Browsing: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VX7020's touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can browse your videos by Movie, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and Video Playlists. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored content and apps from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Music Information: The Jensen VX7020 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1 of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX7020 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (6/17/2014):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 7.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N
    2 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    air 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, preset, and direct tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal.

    • Preset Tuning: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band.
    • Local Seek: The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played.
    • Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.
    Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Jensen VX7020 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Jensen VX7020 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information (including Album Art).

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Jensen VX7020 comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Direct Channel input allows you to directly enter a station number using the remote control
    • Information such as Channel Name w/ Channel Art, Artist Name, and Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    D/A Converter: The Jensen VX7020 is equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VX7020 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the VX7020 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 13 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts total)

    6V/5Ch Preamp Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX7020 is equipped with five 6.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-12).

    EQ: The VX7020's built-in equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Techno, Pop, Flat, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 10-band EQ (31.5Hz, 62Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 16kHz) from 0-20.

    Audio Enhancements: The Jensen navigation receiver offers a variety of audio settings to enhance your listening experience in your vehicle.

    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.
    • Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VX7020's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Navigation, or AV input.

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.

    A/V Connection

    Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX7020 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.

    Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The Jensen VX7020 comes supplied with a 44-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen navigation receiver; including Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functions.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The Jensen VX7020 offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for non-CAN Bus vehicles (the three SWC wires of the harness will need to be hardwired to vehicle's wiring). You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the unit's touchscreen. The head unit's OEM steering wheel remote control input is also compatible with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately and listed under the accessory tab) for CAN Buss vehicles. Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Nice for the price, great support!

    Written By OnTheLam, Michigan on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Great product for the money. A few shortcomings, but overall full featured. Support from Crutchfield was outstanding.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By FrankB, Texas on Sunday, December 21, 2014

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    The radio is nice and does it's job well. I've yet to learn to turn off the FM radio when i am using the navigation. The radio will stop when the navigator speaks but I would prefer to turn off the radio completely. It's most likely my fault that I can't find the "off" buttons (yet). I have trouble with the radio trip which I will review in a separate review.

    Pros: Nice radio etc.

    Cons: 1. The mounting (Toyota Sienna Van) protrudes out from the radio and I couldn't get the little door open to remove and reload the first free map without clipping the hinges. 2. The display tilt's back due to the dash leaning back. This gives me glare in the daytime. 3. The navigator is also not very bright. That may be the fault of the camera.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Shayne, Arkansas on Sunday, December 21, 2014

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    Installed this in an 09 Dodge Ram. Anyone wanting to use this unit in this vehicle needs to know that modifying the sub dash is needed. Crutchfield tells you this. However, for me it was very time consuming and frustrating. I ended up CARFULLY using a hacksaw to cut the metal plate on each side and then rolling the metal edge (top bar and bottom bar) away to get clearance. That was easy and solved the fit problem (should have thought of this first). Radio is great! I have had no problems with it. It was as advertised and sounds great. I do not have steering wheels controls so I can not comment on that. It's not as fancy as the factory unit in my Explorer but the Jensen is loaded with options for the money. I'm very satisfied and would recommend this unit to those who do not wish to pay $600 plus for a high end unit.

    Pros: Nice display, very customizable, works well with my iPhone 5, great DVD picture, gps is accurate, equalizer is nice, sound is good.

    Cons: I read the other reviews before purchasing so I knew the little things others had issues with. The single issue I have with this unit is when listening to satellite radio your memory presets are 2 clicks away then you only see a few at a time and have to scroll. It would be nice if you could see some presets from the main Sirius/XM screen. I have not found a way to customize this.

    Jensen VX7020 - 2007 Tundra SR-5

    Written By PeteS, Winthrop, WA on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    I might rate this unit higher later, but have only had it in for about a week now, and am still learning how to use it. As always the tech support at Crutchfield made researching, purchasing, and installing this unit a rewarding experience. Lots of Q&A leading up to the selection, then some key advice during install. I don't have the factory JBL unit, or steering wheel controls, so had to go with the harness requiring assembly, and it was real straightforward - color to color and labeling. I used the factory mounts along with the Metra installation mounts (the face plate needs them), and got a much more solid result. The additional screws provided were relatively useless, other than to hold the plastic Metra mounts in place until the factory metal mounts went on. The Sirius XM install and activation worked as advertised. Still in process of updating navigation with the Naviextras people, while waiting on a SD to SD micro adapter. Fit and finish match just right. Everything worked first time it was powered up. I just have the antennas sitting in the corners of the dash at windshield (nav on left, xm on right). It's going to take some time to fully learn and appreciate the unit, but right away the control over sound with the equalizer options, and bluetooth are noticeable improvements over factory. I did not have navigation before, so will not complain about any of the features associated with that, but have already found ways to adjust settings others complained of.

    Pros: Great price for the package. Noticeable sound improvement, control, and on screen graphics for iPod. Great fit and solid installation. Very pleased that with careful attention to installation instructions and tech support it worked in all aspects, and did not require any troubleshooting.

    Cons: Nothing significant.


    Written By juana, bon wier tx on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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    The radio is slow at start up and mine has been freezing up a lot.

    Cons: Can't set a family pictures as wallpaper. Radio does not pick up stations good.


    Written By GB, Indiana on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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    Nicely built unit, but the instruction can be difficult to follow, thank goodness Crutchfield included their version of the install instructions

    Pros: Price, quality

    Cons: Instruction lacking.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By steve, Missouri on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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    Installed 7020 in my 2005 Chevy Silverado. Installation was easy and neat. No cutting or modifying my dash. I had read a couple of install warnings and it appeared I would have to cut the rear support to install this unit, not true. I put the rubber mount on the rear of the unit and it slid right into the original radio spot in the dash. I installed the included dash kit and put the factory dash trim back on and was amazed how nice it fit. It looks like it came that way from the factory, no gaps and did not need the included filler piece. I bought the RP5 gm11 harness which kept my steering wheel controls. There was a lot of wires and the RP5 box to get behind the radio but it all fit no problem. I added the Sirius receiver to the head unit, another box that had to go behind the radio. The factory satellite antenna does not plug into the Sirius receiver and there is not adapter. I did not remove my factory antenna to replace it with the antenna that came with the Sirius receiver. I used the antenna that came with the Sirius receiver. I mounted it behind the radio and zip tied it to the AC duct and it works just fine. The GPS antenna plugs into the back of the head unit and I also mounted this antenna on the AC duct and it works just fine.

    Pros: very impressed as to how it mounted and looks in the dash, looks as close to factory as it can be. Sound quality is very good. Touch screen is easy to use. For the price you can't do any better.

    Cons: No big cons just a few things I wish it did. GPS doesn't say the names of the streets, just tells you which way to turn. When Using the GPS and on the radio screen, you have to manually switch back to the GPS screen to see what's happening when a turn is announced. It would be nice if the GPS screen would pop up automatically when a turn is about to happen. There is no clock on the GPS screen. Bluetooth works fine and easy to pair. Incoming calls are a bit loud even when vol is turned down.


    Written By DavidR, Marion, NC on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    Great head unit for the price. Installed in 2004 Pontiac GTO start to finish only 3 hrs to install and looks factory....Very Happy so far!

    Pros: Has Everything I need including Navigation

    Cons: None

    love it

    Written By Chaz, NJ on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    Great quality, great functions. Maps been 100% accurate. Having problem with adding steering wheel controls, but that's on me for trying without using the directions. Sound quality and Bluetooth are excellent.


    Cons: Not listing cameras on gps, but that's why others cost more


    Written By DaddioJH, Northport, Long Island, NY on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    This is a terrific head unit. I installed it into a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche using a CRUX SOOGM-15 wiring interface recommended by Crutchfield and everything works well including all the steering wheel controls of volume, seek, source and program. Touchscreen is clear, sharp and bright and is very responsive to your touch. I wired the pink wire to ground so that DVD would play without applying the emergency brake. Instructions are good and clear for wiring to the CRUX. Sound is loud and robust. DVD CD playback is good, radio and bluetooth work well. Navigation is gorgeous, user friendly and accurate and backup camera displays well. The only drawback is that it takes about 10 seconds for the unit to boot up after you start the car. I used an American International dash kit and it looks like a factory installed unit. However my biggest compliment goes to Crutchfield. I called them a few times for technical support and they were always responsive. No hold time. English speaking. Knowledgeable. Very helpful in wiring the Jensen and CRUX. Additionally, they were very helpfuI in resolving a problem I had with the first unit I received. Everything worked except for the navigation. A call to Crutchfield technical concluded that the Jensen nav was defective. They express mailed me another unit and it arrived in two days on Saturday morning. I transferred the dash mounting kit to the new unit and plugged in the CRUX and voila, EVERYTHING WORKED! WHOOPEE.

    Pros: Everything, Great Value!

    Cons: The only drawback is that it takes about 10 seconds for the unit to boot up after you start the car.

    Good purchase

    Written By CJ, Orlando, Florida on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    Purchased as a replacement for my factory radio in my 2007 GMC. I am very pleased with this product, had a little trouble with getting the steering wheel controls to function with the radio. Thanks to customer support they figured out the issue and corrected the problem right away. Sent out the updated control module immediately. once wired in everything was perfect. Radio has good sound and easy to operate.

    Pros: Easy to operate, works great with the Iphone 5 using Pandora.

    Cons: GPS antenna fitting is a little to long have to modify the dash interior for a proper fit.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Al, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    this is an incredible unit for the cost, I replaced an older Kenwood unit with this in my Ford F150 and the sound is incredible, Bluetooth is easy, and the navigation is an awesome bonus!

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Nothing I see!


    Written By JackD, Jacksonville, TX on Monday, November 03, 2014

    Got the replacement NAV SD Card from Jensen, plugged it in.....Works perfect! Love this head unit. It does it all for a price I can afford.

    Pros: Has all the features I would want.

    Cons: None!

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By JackD, Jacksonville, TX on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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    Navigation did not work right out of the box. Updated the Micro SD nav card, did system update, and still no go. Called Jensen (Adiovox) and they are sending me a new Nav card, and also said that if that doesn't work they would send me a new unit. So, we'll see how this works out. Despite the non-working Nav, I must say this is a feature rich Head Unit and I'm enjoying it very much. It has really improved the sound of my Expedition! Crutchfield made the potentially complex install as painless as possible with their wiring adapter and master sheet.

    Pros: Lots of features for a very reasonable price! Excellent sound!

    Cons: Questionable quality, that Jensen will overcome with good support.


    Written By Bill, Bogalusa on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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    Awesome unit for the money Would highly recommend

    Pros: Lots of bells and whistles

    Cons: Gps a little slow

    Good Value

    Written By Rick, Billings, MT on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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    Unit came packed well and easy to install, took about 3 hours from start to finish. Had to call tech service when I got it hooked up and had 1 wire that needed to be hooked up so the amp would work, otherwise everything worked great

    Pros: easy hook up, sounds great for the money

    Cons: GPS is rather dated, could be better


    Written By MROSBRON, Crest Hill, IL on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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    I installed this in my wife's 2002 Lexus ES300 and it is a great unit. Looks like a factory install with the Metra dash kit, perfect paint match to OEM. I mounted the GPS antenna behind the Metra dash kit plate and it works just fine. Total install took 30 minutes.

    Pros: Great look and fit in car. Many options with all the different settings.

    Cons: I have not found any cons as of yet.


    Written By xmanx, Menomonee Falls, WI on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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    This! I couldn't be happier!!! Super easy installation, great sound quality, and the features work great! Pandora and the Bluetooth features are amazing! Maps could be a little more accurate, tells me to turn in 100 ft when I should have turned already. There might be a setting I haven't looked through yet though. The voice guidance is not annoying, but the maps themselves are pretty up to date and by the looks of it can be updated easily.

    Pros: Feature rich, works great, price is amazing!

    Cons: Maps slightly off, steering wheel controls require an extra adapter I was unaware of.

    Good for the $

    Written By Anonymous, Nebraska on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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    Works like it should and is better than my factory radio.

    Great Device

    Written By Rosario, Queena,NY on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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    It was a very fast and easy installation. Sounds excellent. Came with everything i was looking for and for a great price

    Pros: Bluetooth, Navigation

    Cons: Nothing so far


    Written By Felix, Beltsville, MD on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    This unit is just that, AMAZING! Very user friendly, big touch screen, I love it. Great upgrade for your factory radio plus a few extras to stay in touch with today's technology (Bluetooth, Satellite Radio).

    Good for the dollar

    Written By MD, Bethesda, MD on Monday, October 06, 2014

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    You just can't buy more for the dollar than this entry level navigation receiver!

    Pros: Very good value for the dollar

    Cons: Does not display song title, genre, elapsed time, etc. during Bluetooth play.

    very nice

    Written By BRIAN, teaxs on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    I cant say enough about this DD unit it really has everything and it works extreemly well, i have been installing sysems in cars for years and for the money this unit is hard to beat!!!!!!

    Pros: everything!!!!

    Cons: nothing

    Perfect for handyman and an old truck

    Written By Jack, Longmont, CO on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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    Unit is precisely what I needed. My truck is my office so Bluetooth for my phone is critical, being able to use SatNav to find the next customer is terrific. Installation was quick and easy and the system is very nice. Thanks to Crutchfield rep who chatted with me and recommended the system.

    Pros: Ease of install. Features and functionality

    everythng and more

    Written By Brad S., Southport NC on Friday, September 26, 2014

    Cant say enough good things about this head unit. It is everything I want and nothing I don't. I installed this about a month ago with the help from tech support, on the phone for like 4 hours. It was way more involved on the install than I bargained for but thanks to tech support helping me out we got it in and it looks great and is by far the best system I've ever installed in a car/boat/truck in my life.(I installed a lot of audio products in my day and this is the best) The gps took a bit to get customized to what I wanted it to do but its all there and is totally on point and the audio settings just thump like nothing else (better than my eclipse that I used to have and I was a big supporter of them). For the money you cant beat this setup, just be prepared to spend some time installing it (and the time was totally worth it!) Best system for the money by far. Crutchfield...thank you once again for having the best products and the best customer service ever!!!

    Pros: Uh.....everything

    Cons: when I shut the car off it changes the radio station but no biggie....that's what the memory is for.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Mark, Atlanta, GA on Friday, September 26, 2014

    The unit itself seems satisfactory. The GPS software is a problem...can't get it to link for map download and the Naviextras support is almost nonexistent. Still not resolved

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By jhofstra, rochester ny on Friday, September 26, 2014

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    The features are easy to get around in. And for the price you can't go wrong. This item was very easy to install. With Crutchfield's installation support ie doc's online and free phone support you can't ask for a better deal.

    Pros: Installation a breeze. features, and the price

    Cons: I can't think of any yet. If I do I'll post later.

    Great unit at this price point

    Written By Gordie, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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    Easy to install. Nice unit, very pleased with it considering it was much less expensive than comparable units. The GPS is not the best around - its sent us on some really odd routes compared to the routes GPS apps on the phone selected -- but all in all I'd say its a winner.

    Pros: Easy to install Value priced USB port in the front of the unit

    Cons: GPS software not the best around, but not terrible. A little slow booting up when you start the car.

    Great upgrade for my Suburban

    Written By Paul, Houston, TX on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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    Perfect for my limited budget and still gave me the features I needed. Great features. So far so good with functionality.

    Pros: Price for features. Simple layout. Interfaced well with stock bose system, OnStar & steering wheel control.

    Cons: Anti-glare(satin sheen) screen would have been cool. Install docs lacks details for the vehicle.

    Awesome product. Great customer service.

    Written By Derek, Rochester, NY on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    I absolutely like this product. The best thing is the customer support Crutchfield offers.

    Great product for a even better price

    Written By John S, Linwood,NJ on Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Great product, with a price that's less than half for the next comparible model.

    Pros: Great navigation Pandora interface hands free blue tooth

    Cons: can't customize your own background image

    Jensen VX7020 you get what you pay for

    Written By Joe T, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Everything worked but the unit was slow responding and the GPS has a way to go, works but routes you strangely, will not change routes, and the GPS kept telling me I had further to go when I was there, signal off more than 1000 ft. For the price they did a good job but I upgraded to a Kenwood DNN991HD and wow what a difference. You get what you pay for.

    Pros: Everything worked right out of the box, no problems hooking up, mounted to vehicle with a nice factory look.

    Cons: Unit is slow, GPS routing does some strange things, my house to the grocery store is a straight shot down 1 road 2 miles, it had me driving through back roads, with lots of stop signs, and about a mile further to the store. Then missed the store by a long way. Had .2 mi to go by the GPS when I arrived. Same for all locations I went to. Had me take the wrong freeway exit in the wrong lane to one location and drove 4 miles of congestion to a business that was right off the freeway exit, 2 exits up

    Looks and works great.

    Written By Chris, Central Florida on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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    I installed this in my 2001 F250. Everything I needed came with the radio. It required a bit of modification to the dash but that is because the dash has a smaller opening. The picture is crisp and clear, easy to see in the sunlight as well as the night. I like the instant on backup camera, on my truck that is a huge plus. The 6volts out on the low level out really makes my amp hit hard and the adjustable colors for the controls allowed me to make it match my dash almost exactly. The Sub out control is a nice touch too. Mapping works well and I found a few places on-line to get red light cameras added to the iGo mapping. I like to stream music and almost all of my music apps work with the Bluetooth controls. I didn't realize it had app control until I started messing around with it. There are still a ton of things I am finding in this radio. It also looks like they are listening to these reviews. There is an update on the Jensen Mobile website that adds even more features for free. I found these listed - 1: Adds programmable Turn-On volume. 2: Corrected Bluetooth / Back-Up camera issue. 3:Added Back-Up camera Normal / Mirror Image. 4.Keyless Disc Eject.

    Pros: 6 Volt Out, App control, changeable back light colors, price, charges my phone from the USB jack and can run my HD too. I found that you can adjust the BT volume and Sat volume in the settings, this helps because Sat always seems a little quieter then radio or disc.

    Cons: Not really any I have found, never understood the remote control on a car stereo but that's not really a negative.

    Buggy software

    Written By Jon dS, California on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    I wish the Jensen software development team had gone the final mile with this one. The interface has several bugs that are bad enough to overshadow the stereo's many good points.

    The touchscreen display is awkward to use. Browsing through the music collection, swiping does not work. You have to touch small arrow keys in the box corners. Selecting items in the library requires two distinct taps. Tapping midway through the scroll bar usually works to make a large scroll, but occasionally it doesn't. Screen-changing buttons are sometimes top-left and sometimes bottom-right, and when they're top-left, bottom-right brings up a keyboard that you must tap bottom-left to get rid of.

    The most aggravating bug is that when an album finishes playing, the audio player switches screens to "Alphabetical by Song Title". Even worse, if the player is switched on and nothing was being played, it automatically plays the first song alphabetically, loudly. I'm getting very tired of "A.D.D.".

    Other bugs include failing to update the album art sometimes. Occasionally the track slider stops updating (the song continues playing, but the time show 0 seconds). There is no way to queue albums, and if you preselect an album in "List" while playing and go back to the now playing page, when the album ends, it kicks you out of that menu and back into alphabetical song order.

    Most of these bugs are fairly minor, but together indicate a lack of polish and are enough to make the user experience unpleasant.

    Pros: Plays music. Maps work. Way better than the stock stereo it replaced.

    Cons: Many bugs in user interface reduce usability. There don't seem to be any firmware updates for the device, either, so there's no way for them to get fixed. Poor quality glue on mic mount (it falls off when it gets warm). Touch screen interface requires too much attention, making selecting music while driving dangerous. No way to queue music to alleviate that. At certain elevations in maps (2-3000'), the terrain color is the same as the road color (yellow), making roads impossible to see.

    Great unit for the money

    Written By Anonymous, Birmingham, al on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    Love this unit. What more can i say. It is a bit slow to boot up, but it is absolutely outstanding. Other brands/units cost hundreds more and may have a few more features., but i can't imaging them being any better. Sounds great & works perfectly. Installation took about 2 hours in my jeep liberty. Don't hesitate to buy this unit. The Crutchfield support team is the best!

    Pros: Easy installation, looks great in my 2012 jeep liberty, sounds great, even with my factory speakers, feature rich. Lot of bang for the buck.

    Cons: Slow to boot up, when backup camera is activated it interrupts bluetooth connection.

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    Written By Troy, Toledo, OH on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    I've had the stereo install for about 1 month now. It seems to work well, but could be easier use. It seems to have a lot of little issues that bug me. It doesn't dim the display at night and make it brighter during the day. You have to manually do this. It does a lot, but trying to navigate through it to change a setting can be troublesome. Installation directions are limited. Very happy that I bought it through Crutchfield because their support is great.

    Cons: Difficult of use no auto dim for night use

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    Written By LoriM, Santa Margarita, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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    I love my radio and the Crutchfield support team is absolutely the best. They were very helpful and patient and I would definitely buy from them again. Amazing!!!!


    Written By Malcolm, Edmond, Oklahoma on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    Installed in our motor home. Very pleased with stereo/cd/Sirius,and Bluetooth. Navigation system is ok!

    Pros: Good cost value compared to other models

    Cons: Had some frustration because the wiring harnesses on new motor homes are modified. I had to fabricate/modify the wiring harness. Crutchfield technicians were very helpful.

    Nice system, a few tweaks would make it terrific.

    Written By Kerry M, St. Louis, MO on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    I purchased this unit from Crutchfield after owning two foreign made types, I was hoping for a better audio experience. And thats what I got, terrific sound compared to my previous units. Overall, I like the customizable color schemes and backgrounds (user-added backgrounds would be a plus).The Metra 95-7418 Dash Kit furnished by Crutchfield fits great and makes it look factory installed. The Scosche CNN03 Wiring Interface I purchased from them for my car's built in Bose amplifier works fine too. Not a bad system, it has backup camera capability and rear seat video outputs, as well as auxiliary inputs. On the down side, the GPS system doesn't speak street names. I hope I'm not locked into the current brand of mapping software, if I can upgrade to TTS type map software it would be a better experience. There is no live traffic rerouting, even though the radio has the RDS technology that supports it. There is no media SD card input (the mini-SD slot is only for the map program) but there is an 3.5mm A/V jack for iPhones and such, as well as a USB port. It's not the most full-featured unit, but a good unit for the price. I like it better than my other foreign made systems. Installed in a 2003 Altima.

    Pros: Vibrant screen, decent inputs and outputs, lighting can match dash light colors, good bluetooth call experience, great audio, good radio software, backup cam input.

    Cons: No live traffic (even though the radio has RDS), no spoken street names, no SD card slot for media. I'd like to install my own wallpapers.

    Good GPS and audio system

    Written By AJ, Naperville, IL on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    Good choice. The GPS system is iGO promo, doesn't have real-time traffic, which make the GPS useless sometime. Does not say street names. Just say turn right for example. With Honda Civic 2012 Frame, the knob is very close to the frame. Touch screen is good, responsive to finger nail touch. For sure it is not a tablet. Sould quality is great. Bluetooth calling is good, no problems. One issue is when you are calling, you can't get out of phone screen. So can't select music, check GPS while calling. Antenna is accurate. It says it has built-in steering wheel adaptor, but DOES NOT fit new cars as they use digital steering wheel connection, so you need to buy the adaptor. May be older cars has analog connection, in which there is a 3.5mm jack that connect directly to the audio device. I have 2012 Civic but it uses digital.

    Pros: Responsive screen, good sound, good Bluetooth connection.

    Cons: Can't use GPS or music while calling. No real-time traffic. Need adaptor for steering wheel control.

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    Written By Tim, Oklahoma on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    Good features and great interface. Liked the radio so much bought a second one for my daughters car to replace the Pioneer Avic u310BT i installed about 5 years ago.

    Pros: 95%

    Cons: The navigation notification of distance seems to be off. It starts announcing at a thousand feet when visually maybe 1/3 to half distance. other than that very good navigation.

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    Written By Metro transmission & auto, Bensenville ILL on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    KICK A-- fast install looks like factory fit radio sounds better than factory radio did not try gps and need to come back and finish review later

    Pros: Price

    Cons: None

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    Written By Jim, Racine, WI on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    The installation went very well, installing it in my 2003 Lexus ES300. I mounted the antenna for the GPS on the dash. The Mic on the steering column. About 4 hours. The 7020 works great. Very user friendly. Really like the mapping program/. Phone also great.

    Pros: Very nice unit for the low price.

    Cons: Plastic mounting brackets have to be adjusted many times to get the right fit.

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    Written By DJ Walter Williams, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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    Thank you Jensen and Crutchfield! Best bang for the buck bar none. I purchased this all in one multimedia system to replace a Pioneer multimedia system in my 2005 Cadillac SRX. (The Pioneer was not All-In-One) I have this system completly installed (XM radio, rear view camera and headrest video monitors) I like it so much, I purchased the flip up model to go in my 1988 Corvette. I will recommend this unit to anyone.

    Pros: All-In-One (GPS, DVD, Bluetooth, Rearview Camera, Satellite Radio Ready, Video/Audio Source In and Out)

    Cons: No caller ID (Not A Problem)

    Gr8 product for the price

    Written By Rickster, Silverspring md on Monday, September 01, 2014

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    This is one of the best product for the price on the market right now..

    Pros: I've use this product an it's so easy to use and very convienient with all the new high tech features .. It is by far the best product out there for the price... I've had other brands but none has worked as good as this one ...

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    Written By PerryG, Westminster, MD. on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    I bought this head unit for 4 main reasons, the dvd, Navigation, SiriusXM and backup camera input. The bluetooth connected my LG G2 instantly. It was a very easy install and looks factory stock. It took me about 1.5 hrs to install and I had soldered the speaker wires using shrink tube the night before (about 30 min. ) Unit works excellent for a great price.

    Pros: DVD player, Navigation, Sirius XM (with optional receiver) and backup camera

    Cons: The units only problem is that once you input 1 address into the Navi, it is always on and no way to shut it off. It remains running for the last address input into it. Remote does not work and could possibly be a dead battery.

    Crutchfield response on Monday, September 01, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.