Jensen VX7020

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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 SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • 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 Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    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
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    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 (requires Windows XP or newer). 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 30 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.

    Programmable Turn-on Volume: You can program the VX7020 to turn on with the volume at a preset level, instead of the same level as when the head unit was turned off last. This prevents possible speaker damage or a startling surprise when the receiver first turns on at a high volume level.

    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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    Great Value

    Written By Brian, Florida on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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    I purchased this unit along with the PAC and XM receiver unit to hook it up to a 2006 Silverado with the Bose system. With a couple of calls to Crutchfield, which were more of the double check/confirmation variety, the install went without a hitch. The unit itself has all the features advertised and the instruction manual is easy to understand. No complaints with the features. I hid the nav antenna under the dash pad on a solid piece of metal framing so that I didn't have to install it on top of the dash or on the roof. The nav signal is perfect even in that location. I installed the hands free microphone at the top of the A-pillar running the wire down the pillar and through the dash. Also, if you have a factor SiriusXM antenna on the roof, you can hook into it instead of using the receiver that comes with the SIrius unit, making that a clean install as well. And of course a big thanks for Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy Install. Features work as advertised.

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Great Product

    Written By DeanT, Tennessee on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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    Very pleased, performs and looks great.

    Good product for price

    Written By N8, Minnesota on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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    This unit has a very nice display and the touch screen and volume knob have a high quality feel. Navigation works great so far and the antenna sufficiently obtains a signal while mounted to the top of the unit. I absolutely Love that the Pandora app in the head unit pulls the album art from my Android Nexus 5 without plugging anything in.

    I'm a bit disappointed that the steering wheel controls have yet to work with my car despite trying multiple things (still need to contact Crutchfield to get this corrected). Also, I've noticed when streaming music via bluetooth the sound cuts in and out maybe once every couple of minutes. Just a quick skip almost like a skipping CD. I assume it's a problem with the head unit and not my phone given that my phone streams music via bluetooth flawlessly on my Kenwood deck in another car and also via a wireless boombox in my house. Finally it's really dumb the volume always comes on at the same (very loud) level. The player should remember the user volume setting when the vehicle is shut off and start there next time the vehicle is started.

    Pros: * High quality display * Intuitive menu * High quality touch screen action and volume knob * Excellent nav software * Price * Pandora album art is pulled from Android phone while streaming via bluetooth

    Cons: * Bluetooth streaming music skips once every couple of minutes * Volume comes on at same high level whenever car is shut off even if it is turned all the way down * Steering wheel controls don't work yet

    Excellent product for budget conscious individual

    Written By Tony C, Houston, Tx on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

    This unit has been in my Toyota matrix 2010 for 2 months now. I drive atleast 40+ plus miles a day mon-fri so I've gotten pretty aquantied with this Jensen unit fairly quickly, and even those it tho it has its drawbacks you certainly cannot beat the features and aesthetics that this unit brings for the price.

    As others have mentioned, if you were to ask someone how much they think the unit costs; the answer is always $500 or more. I say that to say it will definitely update your dash and give you that new tech feeling with out breaking the bank.

    The bluetooth is pretty clear and connect very fast, which surprises me sometimes still.

    I love the equalizer it just has made a world of difference while riding on my daily commute, the biggest surprise I would say has been how much I use Pandora now... AND I love it

    The GPS... well it does leave features to be desired I won't rehash what others have stated (Street names, latency). But for me it does what I need, and I actually am content with what it does; for the price I paid. Won't drag this on much longer... Buy if you want a touch screen double din in your vehicle with GPS and Bluetooth that looks great. Be aware that the gps does not use Street names.

    Pros: *bluetooth is crystal clear *sound improved my stock speakers *Pandora works flawlessly with my android

    Cons: *GPS lacking features that should have been easily included *remote control supplied kinda hard to use while driving *only 4 wallpapers

    Wonderful Value

    Written By Jazzman, Benicia, CA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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    I had the 7020x imstalled in a 2005 Camry along with a Tao backup camera. The pair work very well together. I feel like the car is now in the 21st century. The Navi works very well. At first, the trip function gave turn warnings too late but we were able to readjust the prewarning function. Bluetooth is a great feature and works well with both my wife's and my iPhones. Hands free talk function is automatic and functions well. Sound is decent and the logic is user friendly. Love the 3D graphic view.

    The install shopped warned us that not all our steering column controls might work with this unit. But the guy got volume and track advance buttons to function. The only one which did not function is the mode button...not a big deal. One annoying thing is that each start of the car requires that you read and accept the warning before using the navi..probably some federal law.

    Pros: User friendly, good sound, great graphics.

    settings question

    Written By brian, Texas on Monday, March 30, 2015

    Love the stereo...great value! But I can't figure out one issue. I think you'd call it Programmable Turn-On Volume. It seems all of a sudden the turn on volume is too loud so I am trying without success to figure out how it got adjusted upward and how to re-adjust the volume to a lower level with the car/stereo is restarted. Any help is appreciated.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 If you purchased the stereo from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you troubleshoot the situation and see if there might be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.

    Great option for aftermarket system

    Written By Rlabell, Coatesville, PA on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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    I love this new system. It was replacing a broken factory system in my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The only problem is the rear camera already in my vehicle is not compatible with this radio so I lost the rear camera. The touch screen is great and I like being able to connect my phone via Bluetooth. I had Best Buy install the unit. They forgot to remove the screws from the unit so I thought the CD/DVD player was broke but a quick call to Audiovox helped me fix the issue. Lots of power on the receiver. I have factory installed Boston Accoustics speakers and they can't handle the wattage this unit can give.

    Pros: Touchscreen, Bluetooth, navigation system, DVD for use when parked.

    Cons: Lost rear camera functionality, pandora app only connects to Android phones but I can stream on my iPhone via the USB port.

    AM Does NOT Work - Metra Kit Harness Does NOT Work

    Written By Big Bear, Ohio on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Most functions on this radio work very well: FM, CD, Nav, SXM Interface. The USB interface is bad - it's like windows folders - yuk. The AM radio does not work. The Metra Kit Connector is terrible - the male connection pins are too thin and too narrow to properly interface with the female radio harness connector. Every bump in the road will intermittantly disconnect wiring to lighting dimmer wire, speaker wires, power supply, ground, etc. Let's just call it the Metra kit an absolute train wreck. If you've already bought this and have these problems buy the Schose connector. Also if you get a constant buzz or crackle take the thicker black wire with white stripe on the Schose connector (external amp ground lead), crimp on an eyelet connector and take it to chassis ground or a screw on the metal back side of the radio. And gee... why did I pay the extra money to buy this from Crutchfield? Because they used to have great connection kits and they used to take care of problems. And before you think oh this guy doesn't know what he's talking about I installed hundred of car stereos back in the 70's when I was a kid. Since then your Uncle Sam taught me how to wire aircraft and I earned and Associates Degree in Avionics Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology. But you don't need that much education to realize that a Metra Kit Connector is a piece of junk. Crutchfield are you listening to your customers? I don't think so.

    Pros: Good FM, Good CD, Good Nav, Good Blu Tooth for phone. But the bad really outweighs the good > Crutchfield please ditch Metra kits.

    Cons: AM Radio DOES NOT WORK. The Metra Kit Connector is absolute junk. Very disappointed with Crutchfield, it used to be a great company. When I called to discuss problems the tech had no response to my comments about the Metra Kit Connector's pins being too narrow and too thin to make good connections. He did recommend the Schoshe connector which I had to buy elsewhere. Tech did not offer me a refund for the piece of junk Metra Kit Connector.

    Crutchfield response on Monday, March 30, 2015 Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. Our Tech Support team has a suggestion that might help with the AM radio reception. They'll be reaching out to you. As for the Metra harness, we have used this particular harness for years without any problems. We have refunded the cost of the Metra piece since you chose to get the Scosche harness. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further issues with the stereo.

    Highly recommend

    Written By Sean, Virginia on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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    Top of the line in my opinion. Great price!! Easy to use easy to install.Backup video system is very very nice when hooking up my boat.. Bluetooth is great!!

    Pros: Great gps,backup camera,blutooth,sound quality

    Cons: None

    Much moore than I expect

    Written By Chemon, Puerto Rico on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    This thing its grate.

    jensen vx7020

    Written By Robert R, New York on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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    nice head unit for the money does what it should

    Pros: great price

    Cons: none yet

    Great product/price point

    Written By Lil Red Maxima, Oklahoma on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    Super feature set. A little annoyed at the boot time. Jeez people, maybe I'm an old curmudgeon but it's a freakin radio... why does it have to 'boot' like a computer but I guess they all do now.

    Pros: Great features. Excellent EQ options, sub out, camera inputs, USB interface, updatable GPS

    Cons: Screen is unviewable when the sun hits it. But I suspect that's true of any touch screen unit, so you have to think about it going in if you're going touch screen.

    Pretty good for the price.

    Written By Nichol, Bellingham, WA on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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    Very high Bang for Buck

    Pros: Price, Data base, and fairly simple to use.

    Cons: Need to buy an anti-glare shield if you use it when the sun is out. Needs option to display current time on Nav display. Current/displayed TOD not derived from GPS. Mount Baker Hwy speed limit not 50; it is 55. Unable to correct speed limit data base error. Makes speed limit warning unreliable.

    Great Value

    Written By ValuhreeDee, Illinois on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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    The unit itself is sleek and fits perfectly. I wish it was matte black instead of the shine. All the features work great. I love the Pandora connectivity on it. The GPS works great but I do need to get the update on the maps.

    Pros: Easy install, user friendly.

    Cons: glare from the sun tends to wash out the screen, and makes it hard to see.

    Not bad for the price.

    Written By Brandon, Georgia on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    I installed the Jensen VX7020 on my 2010 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X King Cab. It was my first time installing a aftermarket radio and it wasn't too hard. The unit works really good, I like the way it looks, and the navigation is nice to have. My only real complaint with the product is you can't bluetooth pandora unless you have a android (I have a iPhone 5S) and I cannot change songs when i stream music from my phone; Other than that it really makes me enjoy my truck more and if I could do it again I would still choose the Jensen because of the price.

    Pros: Looks good, Nav works perfectly, Good price

    Cons: Hard to stream music with iPhone

    Bang For The Buck!

    Written By HankM, Cypress, Texas on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Upgraded my 2007 Ford Expedition and has proven to be a major improvement from the stock unit. The installation was much easier than anticipated with a complete install done in 45 minutes! The navigation update took longer than the actual install.

    Pros: Looks like a factory unit---back lights are programmable to match instrument illumination. Free navigation upgrade from the internet (make sure to have a micro SD available and ready for your computer). I live in a new development which the update included. Very economical compared to other available units. Quick customer service from Crutchfield. Much more power, and customizable with the very easy to use integrated EQ!

    Cons: The ONLY reason I won't rate this unit a "5" is because of the lag powering up the unit. I'm slowly getting use to being halfway down the street before the unit comes on, often startling me with a loud/sudden volume of music. This might also hinder the back-up camera feature a bit useless. The instruction did not include the code required for pairing my iPhone, however Crutchfield supplied one in less than two minutes of being on the phone.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Anonymous, Nevada on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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    great radio, actually now, have the same one in two vehicles. Easy to install, great instructions, only negative is that it doesn't pause the satellite radio like my other ones do. Camera, XM, DVD ,GPS all work great

    Pros: works great

    Cons: doesn't pause satellite radio.

    Great system at a more than fair price

    Written By LeeW, Colorado on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    Great product for a good price! Purchased the unit as a gift to my wife for her 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. As noted by Crutchfield the unit is not designed to fit, but with a little custom work on a mounting bracket and some minor remolding to the trim, it fits great. Also added a backup camera and a rear monitor for the kids to watch movies on road trips. Installation did take a little bit of research locating wiring diagrams and such to correctly wire the parking brake and reverse light switches into place. However, in a vehicle that was designed for this type of unit I don't think it would have been as much of an issue. Overall, great product at a great price that worked exactly as is advertised. Also, you have 90 days within activating the unit to update the stock maps to the most current ones at no cost.

    Pros: A lot of features, great price, flexibility to make additions later.

    Cons: None

    Great head unit!

    Written By Dustin J, Carrollton, TX on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Great head unit, love the wide range of options it provides. I have it in my 2013 Nissan Sentra SV. Makes my system sound great even without a sub. I only wish it would allow custom background images, and that it supported more video formats for playback from USB. It'd be nice to have Bluetooth music info display also. Still a wonderful unit. Looks very nice in my car.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Charles S, Virginia on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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    Best value for the $ on the market. Had a few technical issues relative to the software but due to Excellent support from Crutchfield staff all were quickly resolved. The unit looks and operates well. If you can think of it you can probably make the unit do it. Custom lighting options allow you to make it look like the rest of your panel. You can configure the nav display in many different ways to display what you want when going to a destination or when no destination is selected, time left to go, distance, arrival time, current time, speed, speed limit. And even visual or aural warnings about exceeding speed limits, etc. really almost too many options to list, sound is really good, awesome when engaging the optimal equalizer. Very user friendly and intuitive controls. Looks good works even better. Easy install with Crutchfield kits.

    Pros: Best value on the market. Many configuration options from operational controls to color and display options. Excellent support from Crutchfield and Jensen

    Cons: Nav software update provider contact is only through email, made better by Jensen support

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Poncho in Chaumont, Chaumont, New York on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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    Very satisfied with the unit for the money spent. It replaced a stock Ford AM/FM/single CD factory unit in a 2014 F250 XLT. The sound is much crisper and louder than the factory unit. I also ordered a Maestro control module and wiring harness so that I could use the factory steering wheel controls. I also opted for the Sirius/XM module, as I already had an Onyx satellite radio that I was removing and could transfer the subscription from. The install was pretty straighforward, except it took a little time to splice the 11 or 12 wires from the Jensen harness to the Maestro harness for steering wheel controls and to plug into the factory sound system harness. I didn't want to cut into any factory wiring, and didn't have to. Although it's not mentioned in the Ford instructions, I had to cut the rearmost ears off of the plastic mounting brackets that attach to the side of the unit. Otherwise there's no possible way it's going into the recess deep enough to mount. I'm very well satisfied with the quality of the unit for the money spent. Yes, you can find it cheaper elsewhere. But chances are good that you won't be able to pick up the phone to get almost immediate tech help if you run into any trouble spots during the install or operation after the install like you will at Crutchfield. That was worth a few more dollars to me. I'm no pro, but the install looks near factory with the kit provided by Crutchfield.

    Pros:  Crutchfield chat set me up with everything I needed when I explained the application and what my goals were.  Tech support easily steered me in the right direction with my one minor wiring issue during the install.  Like the size/design/colors of the touch screen. Easy to navigate menus.

    Cons:  It took a Jensen rep to explain how to fix a clock issue. Crutchfield rep suggested a firmware update but sent me a link to outdated firmware that was older than what was factory installed on the unit.  Some issues I tried to address from the operator's manual, but some sections were not specific enough.  Not really a con, but can be purchased many places cheaper. Crutchfield's rapid tech support when I needed it negates any price premium.  Map updates were a pain. They need Mac suppo

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Thanks for the kind words in your review, and also for the info about the firmware update. That's the most recent update that Jensen has published on their site. Apparently, the receiver is running the most up-to-date firmware available. We'll update our information about the firmware link being outdated.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Jensen VX7020 Navigation receiver, Mendota, CA on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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    I recommend this product to the people because the navigate is so good

    Pros: Very very good the sound is touch screen the navigation everything is so good

    Cons: Nothing is so goo

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By NJtradesman, NJ on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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    Only installed a few days. Install was not bad, but some technical information was incorrect. Installed in a chev colorado 2007, tech says modifications to bracket ! True, but modification is nothing to do with truck, it was the universal plastic bracket, with five different sets of tabs on it, for multiple vehicles. Modification was a matter of removing some of the plastic tabs off the mounting bracket kit ! Asked if I can use existing xm antenna and not use xm antenna from oem radio, tech said yes/ false. Antenna of radio is a GPS antenna, not an xm antenna. Overall this is a cheap level GPS unit. Worse part is how weak the screen display is with sunglare from sides. Had to build a sunshade for mine. Without sunglare the screen is nice. Clock display is only on music display screens, and not on GPS screen. To change things, you almost always hit back to MENU screen to go to another level screen. Sound volume to me, is more then I will ever use with four speaker in my truck. It is rated half of the radio wattage it replaced, and no complaints at all for this point. My use is mostly xm, usb, and gps mods. Changing sound mods, does change for each function. But a volume screen for each mod is available to make some sound level adjustments, so when changing mods, the volume will be close to same level output. Gave it three stars over four stars, because of the sunglare washout ! Not to spend twice the price to upgrade, it is a good radio with some conditions

    Pros: Very good sound, GPS does work fairly well so far. This is with gps antenna sitting on dash too. Screen view at nite is nice.

    Cons: Sunglare does wash out the screen, like a $75 tom tom unit. Most time the menu screen has to be used to change things or mod. Clock does not display in GPS mod.

    Great Unit - Easy install

    Written By Neil, Woodbridge, VA on Monday, January 26, 2015

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    The unit performs as advertised and was easy to install. The Crutchfield team hooked me up with the correct installation gear, which made the job that much easier. It's a little slow to startup, and the navigation screen is a little slow, which is why I gave it 4 stars vs. 5. The only 'surprise' was I couldn't play a movie because the vehicle's OEM wiring harness does not have a lead for the Parking Brake. Once again, the Crutchfield tech was able to look up which wire from the brake sensor (above the e-brake pedal) was the right one to tap into and I was able to splice into it and run it to the brake sensor wire on the Unit's wiring harness. The touch screen performance is acceptable. Radio reception is good as well, Only complaint is the RDS text is really small so it's not easily readable while driving. It does not stand out, so if you don't know the unit has that feature you probably will not see it.

    Pros: inexpensive (not cheap). Easy to install.

    Cons: Small RDS text. Slow to turn on. Navigation is slow. Maps are difficult to update.

    Best bag for buck out there

    Written By Anonymous, Steelville, Missouri on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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    I'm giving this head unit 5 stars because it has performed exceptionally well over the past 8 months I have owned it. At first I was scared because it was half the price of a lot of DVD receivers and this Jensen still has GPS! The unit is in my 1999 Toyota Tacoma and had definitely added tons of capacity to the sound of the truck. The GPS works great with tons of l nice features, Bluetooth and hands free also work like a dream. I have not experienced any problems with pandora or really any part of the system at all. Crutchfield did and amazing job with making sure you have all the necessary parts and wires and instructions. Wiring was a breeze and there was no permanent modifications or adapters needed to insta it. It almost looks factory in the dash other than the difference in the matte and gloss finishes. The touch screen isn't as crisp as you'd say on like an iPhone or most smart phones but gets the job done well. Grounding the parking brake wire to watch videos was also easy as I found a ground on the driver side kick panel. All my buddies love riding with me no me that I have a stereo that produced sound MUCH better than stock and I also have my playstation in it.

    Pros: Great price, good features, great sound/tuning, nice fit/finish, and rhat you're able to receive if from crutch field because they gave me much more confidence in my first head unit purchase and install.

    Cons: For $350... None, buy it

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By dean, Washington on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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    This is a great unit and the tech support is the greatest

    Pros: easy to install and operate

    Cons: none

    For the money

    Written By Tom D, Paso Robles, CA on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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    Excellent value and performance. I opted for the sirus/xm option. Replacing the stock head unit in my GMC Canyon it went together easier than was expected (Crutchfield warned I would have to modify a bracket but it slipped right in) I'm a Samsung fan so I'm a little disappointed with the limited android integration all though the hands free works perfectly and is better than I expected. Pandora is the only android function so if my wife's phone costs me too much data, I guess I'll have to get her an iphone, cause this receiver rocks. Ran it for a month on its own power and was way better than stock, then added a 5 channel amp and sub, now I just have to worry about someone killing the battery. 5* for can't beat this unit for the money.

    Pros: GPS is rock solid in the sticks and in the city. System control is excellent, radio reception excellent, dvd/c playback is excelent, hands free excellent.

    Cons: Pandora is laggy, no android file system. Not Cons except I had to call to figure it out: The volume control can be programed to come on at any desired level, the book doesn't explain this, so till I figured it out it was turning up my 600 watts halfway everytime I turned it on. (Press and hold the volume for three seconds sets it to current level)...dvd brake lead is looking for ground...gps software update Incorrectly reports that you shutdown the unit wrong just ignore it once and it works.


    Written By J.J., Washington on Friday, January 23, 2015

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    Easy to install. The came with directions and installation kit for free. It took me about an hour to install.

    Pros: You get a great all around stero for on price.

    Cons: None

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Michael, Petersburg, Indiana on Monday, January 19, 2015

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    Installed this unit in a 2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Awesome unit Love the sound and functions.

    Pros: easy to use, great sound, navigation is real good. A++

    Cons: none so far

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By JED, Belleville, IL on Friday, January 09, 2015

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    This is a very good system for the price. I originally thought I could install it myself, but it was not like installing a stereo in a car back in the '80s. I wanted to keep my Ford Sync and steering wheel controls. I had a professional install it for a reasonable price. I am still experimenting with all the settings to get what I want, but am very happy with it. The free navigation update that came with it was easy to install. Bluetooth pairing with my Android was simple. I also enjoy the Pandora connectivity. I did not connect my backup camera to the system as that was already connected to my rear view mirror. As far as the faceplate, Milan Maple is the darker color and was a perfect match to my Ford Lariat.

    Pros: This is a great system.

    Cons: If possible, an anti-glare touch screen.

    Jense VX7020

    Written By Bill_OHall, Massachusetts on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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    Great radio has more functions that ones costing twice as much. I wanted to replace disk mounted Sirius radio and GPS. Radio arrived very quickly. Instructions for installation in my vehicle (Scion XB 2009) were e-mail and fairly easy to follow. Was up and running in under 30 minutes (not counting connecting the 2 supplied connectors together) Very pleased with the Radio and Crutchfield.

    Pros: Everything works So many features Updating the GPS software and Maps was very easy Radio and Siriusxm sound great. Tech support when needed Crutchfield had the instructions for connecting the SWC control on hand

    Cons: Not a big issue, Steering Wheel Control (SWC) unit missing instructions on how to connect to Jensen radio

    great product for the price

    Written By 3BR, Portville New York on Monday, January 05, 2015

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    Great price. Easy to install. Everything works as it should so far so good.

    Pros: Easy to use, easy to customize. Has good sound for the price you pay.

    Cons: GPS is a little slow at startup but works good

    Great value.

    Written By A Smith, Wichita, ks on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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    works Great, it sounds very good.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Vic B., New Jersey on Friday, January 02, 2015

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    Great Radio / GPS. Installed on Jan 1, 2015. Intuitive controls and relatively easy to install. Has a lot of great "Gee Whiz" features. Once my relatives see it, they may decide to buy one too. I would highly recommend this product.

    Pros: I just wanted a radio to replace the original in my wife's Saturn Vue, but this is "wayyy cool". It has features that are on the cutting edge of technical evolution!

    Cons: I only wish that I bought this sooner!

    Great Unit for my Dad's Camry

    Written By TIves, New York on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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    This unit replaced a stock radio in a 2012 Toyota Camry. My father wanted in car GPS and was tired of fiddling with the portable Garmin he had. The installation was easy enough, however I was not able to get the steering wheel controls to work. I do plan on trying again, but for now it's not a big deal. The interface is nice and responsive, clear, and easy to follow. There are plenty of connections and I plan on installing a back up camera at a later date. One of my favorite features is the Pandora app that takes over control from the phone. Lastly, the speakers sound excellent and the EQ features are perfect for what my father needs.

    Pros: Interface, Sound, Connectivity, Controls

    Cons: I was confused by the steering wheel controls, but to someone else it might be second nature.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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    Bought it for the wife when factory radio broke. She loves it.

    Jensen VX7020

    Written By Bekah, Florida on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    My Daughter absolutely loves this unit. It fit nicely into her Honda Civic. Easy install. I plan to put the Jensen 7020 into another vehicle. This also keeps her eyes up on the road. Thanks for the help

    Pros: Fit nicely into the 2010 Honda Civic with the dash conversion kit. Great price to upgrade a car. Keep eyes off the phone and on the road! Huge plus.

    Cons: Dash kit does not match color well.

    Nice for the price, great support!

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

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    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 o