Disc & USB Playback
HD + Internet + SiriusXM Radio
6.95" Motorized Touchscreen Display (w/ Flick Scrolling): The Kenwood DNX891HD features
a motorized 6.95"
widescreen (16:9) touchscreen LCD with LED backlighting. The LCD touchscreen has
a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit
has touchscreen controls with easy-to-identify icons, making menu navigation
easy. You can scroll screen lists by simply flicking the screen up/down, or
scroll screen pages by simply flicking the screen right/left. The monitor
electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. The bottom of the
touchscreen monitor can be tilted upward at six different positions to provide
the best visibility in your vehicle (you can save any one of these positions to
the head unit's memory).
- Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video
playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), or Normal (4:3),
or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal)
- Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your
viewing needs during video playback.
- Custom Background Images: You can download a still
image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB
- Custom Top Menu: The Top Menu screen (main menu)
features 3 pages of source & settings icons. The first page consists of 3
large icons and 4 smaller icons which can be accessed directly, while the
second page consists of 10 small icons, and the third page consists of one
small icon. You can customize the Top
Menu by rearranging the icons and moving the icons you use most to the front
Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a
multiple language display (21 languages including English, French, Spanish, and
Start-Up Time: The Kenwood DNX891HD will turn on to the last
source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has start-up time of
approximately 21.3 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up
of approximately 30.1 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.
Split Screen AV Control: The Split Screen AV Control mode
divides the head unit's touchscreen monitor into two screens, with navigation on
the left and a control window on the right. With this
Picture-in-Picture type function, the head unit can now display the navigation
map screen and basic playback controls for the source screens (or rear-view
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the bottom edge of the screen. You can adjust the head
unit's button illumination, as well as display background color from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky
Blue, Aqua, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all
preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted
between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). You can save up to 3 custom
color presets. The Kenwood logo remains red, regardless of variable
color illumination setting.
Clock Display: The navigation receiver offers a 12-hour
clock which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key
in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the
LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode.
Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood DNX891HD against theft. Turning this function "On" allows
the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash
when your vehicle's ignition is off.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (within 4-pin harness) must
be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view
video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view
video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply
display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion
(parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu
screens/settings, source information, metadata, album artwork, and the
navigation on-screen map.
2-DIN Chassis: The DNX891HD 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, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Garmin Navigation: With built-in Garmin & HERE navigation
software and map data, the Kenwood DNX891HD
features on-screen maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The
built-in maps include over 6-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels,
restaurants, gas stations, attractions, parking, airports, ATMs, and more. The
built-in navigation software provides you with calculated on-screen routes and
audible directions to follow in order to reach your destination safely.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this 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.
Software/Map Data Updates: When the preloaded maps are
considered out of date, the DNX891HD will provide periodic notification at
startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as required, via
SD/SDHC memory card. To find a software or map update, please go to
Note: The unit's SD-card slot is located on the front-panel
hidden behind the motorized LCD panel. The
SD-card slot is only used for software and map updates. It cannot
be used for playback of media files from an SD/SDHC memory card.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Kenwood DNX891HD employs a
high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is forgiving of less than optimal antenna
placement, giving you additional placement options. The included GPS antenna
features a self-adhesive base and an attached 11.5' cable which plugs into the
back of the head unit. The GPS antenna is designed to be mounted inside
the vehicle on the dash. The GPS antenna measures 1.3125" (w) x 0.625" (h) x
1.4375" (d). The self-adhesive pad measures 2.5625" square.
- Acquisition Time: 26 seconds (cold)
- Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
- Accuracy: <2.5 meters continuous (Position), 0.1
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 24.3 seconds to
calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 9.7 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.
HERE Traffic Data: HERE Traffic Data provides real-time traffic data
for many major cities in North America, including the United States and
Canada (a one time $60 subscription fee is required). If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure
along your route, the
navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to
get to your destination, quickly and easily. The navigation system may route
you through a traffic delay if a better alternative route does not exist; the
delay time is added into your estimated time of arrival automatically. When the
unit is receiving traffic information, a traffic icon appears in the upper-left
corner of the Map page. The traffic icon changes color to indicate the severity
of traffic conditions on your route or on the road you are currently traveling.
||Traffic is flowing
||Traffic is heavily
congested or stopped
||Traffic data has
On-Screen Map: The Kenwood DNX891HD displays a real-time
moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show
map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your
route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As
you travel the DNX891HD guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. The upper-left corner of the screen
indicates the distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, your
arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown
in the lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads is
displayed near the lower right corner as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan,
and point using the touchscreen during navigation.
- Map Detail: You can adjust the amount of detail shown
on the map screen. More detail may cause the map to be slower.
- 2D/3D Map View: You can changes the perspective of the
map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the
top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of
travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3
dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
- Vehicle Type: You can change the icon (arrow, station
wagon, sports car, compact car, SUV, jeep, RV, or sled) used to display your
position on the map.
- Color Mode: Select between Day (for a bright
background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch
between the two) for the on-screen map.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The unit's text-to-speech
voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on the unit's screens.
The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as
you approach turns. Voice prompts can heard from both of your front speakers,
only the left front speaker, or only the right front speaker. You can
independently adjust the volume (0-35) of the voice prompts without affecting
the main volume. The unit offers English, French, and Spanish voice prompts.
Note: You can continue to listen to your music source while
navigating. The DNX891HD will mute the music source, when there is a
text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your music
volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Lane Assist w/ Junction View: Lane assist with junction view
guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making
unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays
road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the
proper lane for navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide
detailed diagrams of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex
interchange. The Junction View page will display what the actual approaching
junction looks like, and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be
Exit Services + Speed Limit Icon: The Exit
Services function lets you search roadway exits for food, lodging, and rest
areas so you are never left guessing what is around the bend. You must be on a
major highway or road to use this feature. A speed limit icon may appear as you
travel on major roadways. This icon displays the current speed limit of the
roadway. The unit's speed limit icon feature is for information only and does
not replace the driver's responsibility to abide by all posed speed limit signs
and to use safe driving judgment at all times.
Destination & Location Screens: The DNX891HD offers a
variety of destination/location screens & functions to help you along your
- Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you
instant access to important information in case of an emergency. When you
select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including
elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and
intersections. There are also menus to help you locate the nearest
hospitals, police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can
also save the location for future reference.
- Where To? Screen: The "Where To?" screen provides several
different ways to enter your destination. The navigation system
automatically searches for places near your current location. You can also
choose to have the DNX891HD search for places in a different city, a recent
destination, a favorite destination, projected destination, or along your
- Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination
by touching and dragging the map.
- Go Home: You can store one home location to allow
you to calculate a route home from any current location.
- Address/Cities/Intersections: Input your
destination address by house number, street, city, and zip-code. You can
for a city by name or search two intersecting streets.
- POI Category: The detailed maps loaded in this
navigation system contain locations, such as restaurants, hotels,
parking, auto services, and other POIs (points-of-interest). You can use
these categories to browse for nearby businesses and attractions.
- Favorites & Recents: You can save all of your
favorite places in the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to
them later. You can also choose from one of your most recent destinations
(up to 50)
- Coordinates Allows you to search your destination
by longitude and latitude values.
- Search Bar + Shortcuts: You can use the Search Bar
to search for locations by entering a category, brand name, address, or
city name. In addition, you can add up to 36 shortcuts to the Where to? menu. A
shortcut can point to a location, a category, or a search tool.
- Where I've Been/Trip Log: The "Where I've Been"
application allows you to view your previous routes and places you have
stopped on the map. In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a
record of the path you have traveled. The Travel History setting must be
enabled in order for the Where I've Been and Trip Log features to function.
Route Preferences/Avoidances: When calculating a route, you
can select the following preferences; faster time, shorter distance, less fuel,
or off road. You can also program the unit to avoid certain things that may be
undesirable on your route; such as U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes,
Unpaved Roads, and Ferries.
Auto Reroute/Detour: If you happen to depart from your
original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and
provides new route instructions. You can also select a specific area to detour
around. The navigation system will attempt to get you back on your original
route as quickly as possible, after calculating a detour. If the route you are
currently taking is the only reasonable option, the DNX891HD might not calculate
Trip Planner (Multiple Destination Routing): You can create
and save a trip with multiple destinations (up to 500 via points) using the Trip
Planner. Once you have entered your destinations, you can manually set them in
the order of your preference, or allow the device to calculate the most
efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory for future use.
Trip Computer: The trip information page displays your
current speed and direction, and provides helpful statistics about your trip.
Dual trip odometers keep up with your total mileage. The page also indicates the
distance and driving time to your next maneuver, as well as the distance and
driving time to your destination. Your maximum speed and moving average speed
are also displayed. The information can be reset in advance of your next trip.
Trends: The DNX891HD has the ability to recall frequent
destinations and historic traffic information to help calculate your route
- myTrends: The myTrends feature senses when you are
driving to a common destination and displays the destination and estimated
time of travel in the navigation bar on the map. myTrends does not work when
you first begin using your navigation system. To effectively use the
myTrends feature, your frequent destinations must be marked as favorites,
and a regular pattern of driving habits must be established with three days
of regular driving usage.
- trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is
enabled, the navigation system uses historic traffic information to
calculate more efficient routes. Different routes may be calculated based on
traffic trends for the day of the week or based on the time of day.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's
fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of navigating to your
destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The first time you
access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel and mileage
information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG, Fuel Price) about your
- Fuel Economy: If you have entered your vehicle profiles
and the current fuel price, the DNX891HD calculates fuel used, the average
fuel economy for your vehicle, your carbon footprint, and the cost of the
- At The Pump: At your next fill-up, you can enter in
fuel price, amount of fuel used, and the distance you traveled to calculate
your vehicle's miles-per-gallon (MPG).
- ecoChallenge Tool: The ecoChallenge tool helps you
maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits. The higher your
overall score for a driving challenge, the more fuel you could save. You
overall score is the average of these 3 scores:
- Speed: gain points for driving at the best speed
for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles.
- Acceleration: gain points for gradual acceleration;
lose points for rapid acceleration
- Braking: gain points for gradual braking; lose
points for hard braking
- Mileage Report: Mileage reports provide the distance,
the time, the average fuel economy, and the fuel cost of navigation to a
destination. A mileage report (up to 20) is created for every route that you
drive. If you stop a route on your navigation system, a mileage report is
created for the distance you traveled.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only an
estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
Smartphone Link w/ Garmin Live Services: The free Smartphone
Link app can be downloaded from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+) or Android smartphone (2.1+). The download includes
several Garmin Live Services, as well as premium subscription services.
Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between the Kenwood
navigation receiver and your smartphone. It allows the two
devices to share information; such as saved and recently found locations, where
you parked, and your current destination. It also links the Kenwood navigation
receiver to Garmin Live Services; such as traffic, weather, and fuel prices
using your smartphone's current mobile data plan. Garmin Live Services provide
the most up-to-date "live" information to the Kenwood navigation receiver using
your smartphone's mobile data plan. There's no need for an additional
data connection. Some services are included free when you connect to Smartphone
Link; others are available through subscriptions that offer premium content and
- Live Traffic: Garmin Live Traffic provides the
best-in-class real-time information to help you navigate in and around
congestion. Live Traffic is updated every 2 minutes and receives more than
1,000 messages every update cycle. $20.00 per year subscription required.
- Traffic & Safety Cameras: You'll have the ability to
look up real-time photos from traffic cameras to get a glance at traffic and
weather conditions. It will also alert you to fixed and mobile safety camera
data to help you arrive safely at your destination.
- Fuel Prices + Dynamic Parking: Use Garmin Live Services
to find the best prices for any grade of fuel in your area or on your route;
just tap the screen and go to your chosen station. It also helps you locate
parking areas close to your destination and provide you with the number of
spots available, as well as the current cost of the parking spot.
- Garmin Tracker: Allows you to track the location of
your Kenwood navigation receiver and vehicle via myGarmin. You also can send
a link via Facebook, Twitter, or email for others to track you as you
- Weather: Current localized weather, temperature, and
forecasts. In addition to what the free weather service provides, Advanced
Weather also allows users to receive severe weather alerts and view animated
radar images. Colors distinguish types of precipitation, such as rain, snow
and ice, to help you avoid bad driving conditions.
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system
functions that require significant operator attention and could become a
distraction while driving when the vehicle's parking brake is disengaged.
You will need to engage the vehicle's parking brake to enter addresses or other
advance navigation functions when you have the unit set to Safe Mode.
Travel Tools: The DNX891HD offers tools you can use as you
travel. The World Clock allows you to display the current time for four
locations throughout the world. You can also display a map of the world showing
which portions are in daylight and which are in darkness. The Unit Converter
helps you convert distance, speed, area, currency, temperature, volume, and
weight. A Calculator allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DNX891HD is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (3.0+EDR) 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.