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Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX

Navigation receiver

Item #: 1305000NEX

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Original Price: $599.99

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Pioneer's NEX interface puts the emphasis on ease of use

Pioneer's 2014 lineup of navigation receivers spotlights the NEX interface, which provides drivers with intuitive, responsive fingertip command of the action onscreen. They also offer a wealth of entertainment and integration options, including some impressive real-time, smartphone-connected navigation extras that are coming down the road.

Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX navigaiton receiver

Fingertip command of your music, apps, and much more

Pioneer's AVIC-5000NEX DVD/navigation receiver offers the NEX interface on its 6.1" display. You can choose musical sources with ease, and you can integrate your smartphone to get the most out of your travel-friendly apps. Like to talk to Siri®? You can communicate with her through this Pioneer without taking your eyes off the road. iPhone users also get Pioneer's AppRadio mode for in-dash command of several important apps, while Android owners can employ MIrrorLink™ technology to navigate a car-friendly version of their phone's display right on the receiver's screen (optional interface cables required for smartphone connections).

Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.

Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.

Apple CarPlay™

Pioneer's the first on deck with CarPlay in aftermarket car stereos. CarPlay integrates your iPhone into the driving experience in a new, seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at A firmware update is required — now available at Pioneer's website.

Turn-by-turn directions

The AVIC-5000NEX provides dependable door-to-door navigation, with maps of the entire U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus nearly 8 million searchable points of interest. Text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual street names at turns, so you'll hear "turn left at Hilltop Drive," instead of "take the next left." You'll also have 3D representations of landmarks and buildings keeping you oriented in urban areas.

Stay in contact with Bluetooth®

The AVIC-5000NEX's built-in Bluetooth connectivity works great with your compatible smartphone. You'll be able to carry on hands-free conversations using the receiver's included external microphone. And it'll work with most phones for wireless streaming audio, thanks to its advanced Hands-Free Profile technology. You'll also get smartphone app control through your devices:

  • iPhone: With a separate cable, you'll get control of your Aha Radio app through the receiver's touchscreen when connected. App Mode also gives you limited control over other select apps on your iPhone. You can control your iPhone's Pandora® app wirelessly with a Bluetooth connection, including station creation.

  • Android: You'll get control of your smartphone's Pandora (with station creation) and Aha Radio apps through Bluetooth, so no cable needed.

Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX navigation receiver

Connect your devices...

The AVIC-5000NEX boasts a bevy of connections for your media devices. It's got a pair of rear USB inputs and a microSD™ card slot for your favorite digital tunes, including FLAC lossless files. This receiver will also play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while a rear A/V input offers a connection for any other audio/video sources. Pioneer's MIXTRAX technology gives your digital files unique DJ treatments with effects and nonstop blends that'll turn your car into a mobile dance party.

...and make your media look and sound its best

The 6.1" WVGA screen is great for viewing video from DVDs or other sources when you're parked. You can tap into video content on your iPod or smartphone with the help of the correct cable (not included). When you're on the road, you can play movies through a rear-seat monitor for your passengers, so they can stay entertained during long road trips. Dual-zone capability lets you enjoy the radio or another audio source up front while your passengers watch their favorite movies in the back.

No matter what you're listening to, you can look forward to superb sound quality from the AVIC-5000NEX, which featueres a fingertip swipe-enabled 13-band graphic equalizer, plus built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment for optimized listening. Use the high- and low-pass crossover's adjustable points and slopes to fine-tune the sound to your tastes, and engage the Advanced Sound Retriever to fill in the missing "gaps" in your compressed music files to restore them to CD-like clarity.

Expand your system

Eliminate the pain of FM stations fading away on long trips. You can hook up a satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and listen to your favorite entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music channels anywhere you go. You can also connect up to two cameras, so you can see more of what's near your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs available.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, or Chrysler Uconnect™, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the AVIC-5000NEX offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

For Ford SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions. For GM vehicles, you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present, while Chrysler owners will get to keep all their Uconnect functionality.

iDataLink Maestro note: A firmware update from Pioneer (available here) may be required to utilize iDataLink features.

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

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.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 192kHz/24-bit) from your flash drive
    Smartphone Features:
    • Apple CarPlay compatible (requires firmware update)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details for model compatibility)
      • Pioneer CD-IV202AV cable and Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter required for AppRadio Mode and viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Pioneer CD-IU201V cable required for viewing video content from older Apple devices
      • Siri Eyes Free control with iPhone 4s and newer
    • built-in Android control
      • MirrorLink compatibility for select Android devices — requires optional CD-MU200 adapter
    • Pandora and Aha Radio control through iPhone and Android
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 7.9 million points of interest
    • text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns
    • lane guidance
    • 3D representations of select buildings and landmarks,
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and microSD cards (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 13-band graphic EQ with Easy EQ preset equalizer
    • Auto EQ with Time Alignment
    • low- and high-pass filters with adjustable crossover points
    • Advanced Sound Retriever enhances compressed digital files
    • Pioneer MIXTRAX technology creates nonstop mixes and adds effects to digital tracks
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs; microSD card slot; composite A/V input; dual rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer); composite video output
    Other Information:
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • compatible with iDataLink Maestro module to retain factory settings for Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, and Chrysler Uconnect (firmware update may be required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    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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    Written By Stang, Georgia on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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    Overall this unit is simple to install, simple to use and functions well. I have noticed the GPS feature takes a little longer to load up than equivalent factory systems, though this usually isn't an issue. The required but not included accessory cords are to say the least, an irritant. If the radio is advertised to do something, then it should come with all the parts required to do it in my opinion. Other than that, the interface is very simple which is a big plus with this unit being in my 63 year old dads F150. Even he can use most all functions without any help or without need of a manual. In comparison to earlier Pioneer GPS units I've used this one is far superior. For the money, I'd buy it again but I'd like to see it come with all needed cables.

    Pros: Ease of use interface, clear display, simple commands, well laid out menus

    Cons: Nonincluded cables for certain functions

    just put one in 2ed truck works good

    Written By Roger, Elm Mott Tx on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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    went in with no drama works good

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    Written By Mel, Texas on Monday, June 22, 2015

    So far the product has work good- The install instruction were wrong. you sent a 0910141. panel on passanger side would not come off,. i called and support said they sent the correct instruction. I am so sure I garentee on my line that is the correct install. well he is too short with people and he is wrong,. The correct install form is a 0910243. There is a copper colored bolt behind the air bag cover and the air bag must be removed. The back up camera AcceleRVC1150T should be takes off the sales list unless you need a camera for a motor home. It looked great mounted on the tail gate under the ford oval. very poor view

    Pros: one installed radio worked good rate the radio a 4 and rated the install a 2 so over all a 3

    Cons: had to make a lot of calls to the support group and when they were wrong went out of his way to insult me. I got a break when I talked to a friend that installed a radio in a 2013 f150 and he could not get the passanger side cover off. He finally got someone that sent him the correct install instructions and he gave me a copy

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Once we received this customer's feedback, our Tech Support team reviewed our MasterSheet instructions for the vehicle he provided to ensure its accuracy.


    Written By Jesse t, Pennsylvania on Monday, June 15, 2015

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    Works well. Bluetooth connects easily. Good display and sound

    Great value

    Written By Dan, California on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    For the price, this unit has a lot of features I wanted. It had apple car play, siriusXM, Bluetooth streaming and navigation. The sound quality is very good, especially when compared to my stock radio. I have an 09 Toyota Venza with an antiquated Bluetooth system. This unit was purchased to be the infotainment system we did not get in the car.

    The reason for the lower rating is the poor user interface. It has a layout and workflow that is very unique and hard to follow. I do not think there is a simple power off feature. One must go into the AV submenu to shut the unit down. All car infotainment systems have a common look and feel. Pioneer should have just copied those user interfaces.

    Pros: Features and sound quality

    Cons: User interface is lacking

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    Written By Grant, Boiling Springs on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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    Simply outstanding. Does everything you could ever want for the money it costs.

    Not worth the cost

    Written By Thew, NorthOfAnchorage, Ak on Saturday, May 23, 2015

    Pros: great sound quality, more connectivity options than most will ever use, crystal clear display, fairly simple UI, easy customization & personalization. Cons: Bluetooth is a pain!, radio signal is weak In most ways, this was a step up from the stock head unit in my Tacoma. Install was simple and straightforward, sound quality is so much louder and more clear even with the stock speakers, The list of pros above doesn't even come close to all the good things I could say about this receiver. Unfortunately, it's the few cons against this system that absolutely destroy any value I saw in it. My primary audio comes via Pandora, but the bluetooth on this unit is ridiculously faulty. Some times, it will pair right up on start up (rare at best), Other times it will take 5 to 10 minutes to realize the phone's been waiting to play a song (slightly less rare). Most consistently though, the bluetooth on this device just doesn't even turn on. And there is nothing to be done about it. In the menu, the option to even play with bluetooth settings are all ghosted out & inaccessible. And trying to get hold of Pioneer customer service or warranty claims to resolve this has been nothing short of infuriating.

    Pros: -sound quality -variety of connection options -crystal clear screen -UI is simple & straightforward -personalization options are decent -simple wiring

    Cons: -Bluetooth hardware/software are junk! -weak radio signal

    so far awesome!

    Written By Anonymous, reno nv on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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    Very good product. Installed this into my 14 tacoma. I have the factory in tune touchscreen radio and this new unit blows that thing away! Sound is so much better! Navigation needs some help but still great! I definitely recommend this stereo to anyone looking for amazing sound quality over stock!

    Pros: Great sound looks awesome lots of customizations

    Cons: Navigation needs update needs mute button that's on screen all the time


    Written By KimR, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    This unit is very easy to use and install. I got this for my Nissan Sentra and Dodge Ram. It definitely give your factory speakers a boost until you can get after market ones installed.

    Lasted 13 months

    Written By CG, Michigan on Monday, May 11, 2015

    For years, I have purchased and installed Pioneer Products. I have never had a Pioneer unit fail me, until this one. The most expensive Pioneer deck I have ever purchased lasted 13 months, and completely died tonight. This unit was a sad example of Pioneers long history of making good products. Odd Power cycling, crashing, and the Navigation requirements are a complete farce. The speed limit announcement will drive you mad until you call Pioneer for help since they don't print in the manual how to turn it off. Save your money and purchase a different brand of navigation unit. I have an expensive paperweight.

    Pros: Lots of connectivity via USB, etc. Lots of Features

    Cons: Navigation requires you to stop the vehicle and apply the emergency brake to enter new directions. If you are moving via GPS sensing, the menu is greyed out. Bluetooth is absolutely trash. It connects, but voice quality is horrible. Screen is grainy for the price. The APP function is a farce - this feature is useless, and Pioneer hasn't come out with any new features to use with this. The 5000 is slightly longer than other AVIC models - so the Crutchfield fit guide should be amended.

    No reception

    Written By Anthony, Stony point NY on Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Radio reception isn't good after spending $1000 and $120 for a new antenna after I was told it was that and still terrible radio reception

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    Written By wbcotton, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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    Just purchased and installed. Loved the price...get one now while there on sale! Very easy to use radio and apple play), figured it out with just playing with it for a while--Looks great installed-really modernizes my 2007 Sienna. Can't wait for our next family vacation. Great customer service with Crutchfield, ordered wrong install wiring for install on my vehicle and they sent a replacement promptly. Overall happy with purchase and would recommend product to others.

    Good nav system

    Written By John M, California on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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    The 5000NEX seems to be a dependable nav system. I just returned from a 3000 mile road trip through the western states and relied heavily on the nav's directions. I never got lost. I added a backup camera, and Sirius radio to my car, and they both connected easily to the 5000NEX. It takes a little practice to input locations and the onscreen keyboard is a little challenging. Overall this system took a lot of stress out of a very long drive.

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to use with practice. accommodates several sources of music, and a backup camera. The GPS seems to be very accurate. You can also designate the level of verbal direction you want to hear. Overall, I am very pleased with the way this system performed.

    Cons: No operating instructions manual. The on line download includes instructions for three different models. 166 pages and you have to pick out the instructions pertinent to your model. A manual for the 5000NEX would have been nice. As mentioned above, the on screen keyboard can be difficult to use. If you have big fingers it can be time consuming and frustrating trying to type on the small keyboard.

    Great product

    Written By Marc, Ewa Beach, Hawaii on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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    Great replacement for stock stereo in my 2010 Tacoma. It provides great Bluetooth and gps capabilities. Easy to install with clear instructions.

    Pros: Bluetooth and gps works great.. Touch screen works very well also

    Works great

    Written By Skish, Illinois on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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    Great unit. Functions well and has a great sound. Of the four people that have rode with me, two are looking to buy this unit.

    Pros: Easy to use, with a great sound.

    Cons: Only thing I don't like is the volume control disappears when not in use and you can't mute the unit unless you hit volume first.


    Written By Pat S, New Jersey on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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    Awesome DVD/GPS head unit. Apple CarPlay works well and provides easy hands free capabilities.

    Pros: All the functions work well. The sound and video is excellent.

    Cons: Instructions could be a little clearer. Apple CarPlay does not work with in vehicle mic, you must install pioneer mic.

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    Written By James, Birmingham on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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    Great product, installation was a breeze

    Pros: Bluetooth, camera compatable

    Great Head unit!!

    Written By Colt, Alabama on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    Just wanted to say great job Crutchfield!! Shipping was right on the money along with customer service. I was looking at the 6000 but after talking with a rep I went with the 5000 due to I don't live in a big city and HD radio would not be beneficial to me. Thanks again Crutchfield y'all rock!!

    Pros: ease of use, everything was supplied to drop in.

    Cons: None

    All I Need

    Written By Dr. Bob, Georgia on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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    I like this a lot. My Tundra is only 14 years old and has needed this upgrade for some time. I can't believe I waited this long to get it, but it really completes the "must have" list. Still learning how to use everything, but it is basically intuitive and simple once you take the time to run through the options. I thought it might be a self-install when I saw the unit out of the box, but looks were deceiving! I ran the backup camera cable myself and then paid an audio shop to run all the hookups and get them right. There is a LOT more to this unit than first meets the eye, so it's definitely not a beginner's install. Would I buy this unit again or go for a more expensive one? I would definitely buy this one again- but I think I would possibly buy a more expensive camera than the Pioneer ND-BC6. The camera is less than expected.

    Pros: Simple touchscreen controls, reasonable cost, iPhone music and apps, Bluetooth phone connectivity, excellent soundboard equalizer, and the night time screen brightness is just right (I have seen units that are far too bright in night mode- not this one)

    Cons: Haven't found a brightness control yet and the daytime screen is not bright enough in some lighting conditions, at least for me. The Nav takes four entries per address and is much more cumbersome than my simple Garmin Nuvi. I was sort of hoping the unit would find and import all my addresses from my iPhone and save me a world of time!

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    Written By Hank J, Connecticut on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    I see and read a lot of favorable reviews on this unit and overall I agree. However as an older audiophile if your looking for warmth and full sound this may not be the unit for you. In today's world of junk digital equipment and sound, this is great, if you never knew better and were raised on mp3 instead of vinyl records and good audio equipment you will be happy. I am struggling with the sound quality at this moment, has thin spots and a bit tiny. May be the nature of today's electronics.

    Pros: Lots of features and presets. Looks are good and the CD player sounds the best of all modes. Working with Crutchfield USA support was the best ever in this day of overseas tech support.

    Cons: Navigation seems way to complex and long to enter an address. Not intuitive enough for me to save my home address without the manual in hand and that goes with all the other to many features. I whipped out my old Garmin to get somewhere out of frustration keying in an address into the Pioneer. Simple is always best, Sound quality.

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    Written By DMP, Michigan on Friday, March 20, 2015

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    Great unit and easy to operate. Love the hands free functions and GPS. The customer service is by far the BEST I have ever experienced in Any company I have dealt with. I will continue to check Crutchfield prior to any purchase I make in the future. Great Company!!

    Pros: Great sound. Easy navigation thru all functions & installation was a breeze.

    Cons: None to date.

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    Written By Fab, Paramus nj on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    Overall it's a good product hopefully more apps will be available and more bug fixes come.

    Pros: Navigation is great. Ease of use is good. CarPlay is good blue tooth and back up cam work well.

    Cons: Sometimes have to reboot unit after unplugging phone. Weather doesn't work on 5000. To many extra wire and converters for video to work.

    Outstanding radio from a great reseller!

    Written By FalconOne, Kilrath on Monday, March 16, 2015

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    Purchased this radio to replace the stock VW radio and return to Pioneer after using stock for 6 months in a new car. The new radio is outstanding, especially when paired with an iPhone. CarPlay works great! More importantly was the outstanding service provided by Crutchfield. They identified all the optional components required to maintain steering wheel controls and even the existing USB connection in the car. The website and the person I spoke to in order to verify I was buying the right model for my needs were invaluable in making this a successful purchase. A purchase like this is a very expensive optional item and it's important to get it just right. Thanks again to Tim@Crutchfield, he did an outstanding job.

    Pros: All the features work as advertised. If you have an iPhone CarPlay is awesome.

    Cons: Backup camera takes a moment to kick in.

    Beyond my dreams

    Written By mark, Carlisle ky on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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    Has so many great features, I couldn't b any happier

    Pros: great color scheme, great features love everything

    Cons: none

    A good attempt by Pioneer, but very glitchy

    Written By Dan, New Jersey on Sunday, March 08, 2015

    Really 3.5 stars. I was looking forward to this unit, and as I've lived with it for about 9 months now, I know it well. First off, kudos to Pioneer for actually updating the software for this thing. It made a gigantic difference in its reliability and consistency. Unfortunately, it didn't fix some of the fundamental flaws of the design. For starters, this unit has NO on/off switch. Its not possible to turn it off by itself, which is basically absurd. The unit does crash or hang once in a while (esp while using bluetooth), so I have to pull over, shut the car off, and open the door to cut the power in order to power cycle the unit. I could put a cheap toggle switch in the car for this, but this is an expensive unit for goodness sake. There is no simple way to mute it, you have to adjust the volume in order to get the Mute screen widget to appear. The program/song that you are listening to is displayed in small, grayed out font, which makes it nearly impossible to see. Other parts of the display are shown in different fonts that you can see.

    Pros: Pioneer builds decent stuff. You can sort MP3s on a USB by song name, OR by file name, which is useful. Navigation is decent, but like many, doesn't give ample warning to turn. Awesome collection of audio tweaks, which Pioneer is great at.

    Cons: Mute function is difficult to get to in a pinch, which is usually when you need it. Bluetooth is flaky as heck, and crashes the unit once a week or so. It does this with all the phones in our family, so its the unit. Backup camera displays 70% of the time, the rest, its a fuzzy screen (changed the camera twice). Multifunction button in the center of the buttons has a mind of its own, and craters the unit sometimes.

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    Written By Dave, Santa Cruz California on Friday, March 06, 2015

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    I bought this unit about a month ago for my 2004 GTO and it took only a few days to arrive. I chose to buy this from Crutchfield because the installation and mounting hardware came along for free. This included the removal tools, a faceplate and the mounting hardware. I think it's a great deal overall. The navigation had many different options and it takes some time to figure out all the features. I think this is a great deal and the installation went pretty smoothly. I'm happy with it. I would recommend this to everybody because of the great navigation and especially the Apple CarPlay.

    Pros: Installation of the unit was pretty quick and easy. All of the included items made it simple. The faceplate looks factory and the illuminated buttons change color, so I chnaged them to the factory looking green, which matches the rest of the car. People who see my car have no idea that it is aftermarket. The apple. AirPlay feature works really well. However this does require an update that you need I download from pioneer's website.

    Cons: The only issue I have had with this unit is that there are only a few preset EQ settings. This isn't an issue if you really know how to EQ a stereo but I figured it out regardless. I have it set to a custom one. This seems to work pretty well.

    Awesome Product

    Written By Troprice, Texas on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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    Great upgrade from my Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD and an incredibly easy install. I bought this unit because I thought that my old deck had gone out, but it turned out to just be the PAC Interface. The additional features that this unit has made up for the price the unit cost. The Apple Carplay and navigation are great and work flawlessly. I have not gotten my backup camera yet, but it is coming and I can't wait to see how it works. The one thing that I do not like is that you are unable to navigate to a new address if you are operating the vehicle. Having the ability to have a much more hands free experience is great and the GPS addition only makes it better.

    Pros: Apple Carplay and Navigation at a very affordable price

    Cons: Not being able to input new addresses while driving down the road or even stopped at a red light

    Love this pioneer nex5000

    Written By Joe, Wheaton il on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    This is the most I have paid for a car stereo. It is well worth the money. The gps is great. Very cool how you can still see songs playing and have maps on and vice versa. Makes my 2010 Corolla look five years newer. Backup camera was a inexpensive fun extra that was quick to install. Amazing all the features this thing has. Blu tooth has been nice addition and works well. This has been a lot of fun for the entire family. Road trips have been even better now

    Pros: Lots of features. Gps is excellent

    Cons: Radio reception is poor

    So Far, Awesome Product.

    Written By Bill B., Lenexa, KS on Monday, February 23, 2015

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    Plenty of great features. Needed a decent GPS navigation and Bluetooth phone connection. Apple Play is great with verbal text messaging and ability to dictate and send responses. Wish it did it with E-mail but that's OK, I'll text more. Giving 5 stars although I'm very upset with the local big box store's "experts" who didn't bother to reconnect the USB port in my console and just ran a wire out from under the dashboard on the floor instead. Not very professional. Can't get any AM stations and they didn't switch my back up camera from my mirror to the receiver. So, 5 stars for the receiver, big thumbs down to the 'geeks'. Go somewhere reputable and discuss your expectations before agreeing to the install.

    Pros: GPS and Bluetooth are great, FM stereo is awesome, Screen themes look great. Apple play puts your I-phone music right up there on the screen.

    Cons: If installed as it should be, no cons to speak of.


    Written By Chris B, Flowery Branch Ga on Monday, February 23, 2015

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    This is a fantastic radio. Bought this on the recommendation from an advisor in Tech Support. I wanted a navi radio that would do good as well with my Iphone6. First off, I will say the support at Crutchfield is beyond great!! ............. Back to the radio. It has a ton of features that I wanted. Also, the graphics and settings are very customizable. From the first time I turned it on, I noticed a huge difference in sound. (I have a Lexus is300, so the factory radio is pretty good to start with). It looks factory, sounds awesome and there wasn't a bunch of wires all over the car. If I could have given it 10 stars, I would have. The Apple Carplay is what sold me. Very simple to use. Just plug in your Iphone and your apps come up on the screen. Also, you can stream music to it. Once again, if you couldn't tell, I absolutely love this radio.

    Pros: Great design, looks good, sounds great, simple to use.

    Cons: Takes a little long to load up on first start of navi

    Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX

    Written By Anonymous, Ewing, NJ on Monday, February 23, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fast responsive touch screen. Good quality sound. Installation is easy but all pioneer units are pretty simple to install.

    Pros: Great unit, sounds great, navigation is a breeze, installation was simple.

    Cons: The screen can become hard to see if you don't adjust the display settings.

    much better than factory

    Written By reed, jefferson nc on Sunday, February 22, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice upgrade from factory navi unit. Customize everything from button color to wallpaper. Good for the price.

    Pros: Great look in dash, sound is great, video is clear, navigation and trip features are well laid out. Love Bluetooth phone link.

    Cons: Setup is not so easy especially the clock setup. Dual zone does not work correctly in my escalade. App play is useless with my android. Unit is deep and hard to fit in dash when using a module to maintain steering wheel controls due to the cluster of wires you now have.

    Excellent Unit from an Excellent Supplier

    Written By Thomas, New York on Friday, February 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had originally purchased a Jensen VX7020 and while that unit is great for the dollar (good bang for the buck) I missed some of the finer features of a more upscale unit. Well after I installed the Jensen and lived with it awhile I decided that I should of upgraded. All I can say is Crutchfield is the best. They were as concerned about my satisfaction as I was and as a result gave me the option to return the Jensen (their policy) and purchase this Pioneer. Well bottom line - I am a very happy customer. This unit is great - it behaves very predictably and the sound quality is over the top. As long as you are willing to forgo some of the features in the 8000 or others, this is the unit to get. Check some of the review videos online. Thanks Crutchfield - you guys are the best.

    Pros: Excellent Unit- great User Interface, Very Predictable operation, Does the things it says it does and does them properly (for example - music from USB stick uses mp3 tag info correctly), great sound, excellent flexibility, 2 custom EQ setting options, excellent audio tailoring set-up features, great Nav, Great display - night and day with user config backgrounds from USB stick

    Cons: none

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Anonymous, California on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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    Just installed this in a 2005 Silverado. Its absolutly awesome. I had a few questions during installation and the Crutchfield tech guys know thier stuff. I wanted something to modernize the truck with bluetooth, ipod connection and GPS and this did just that. I was a little hesitant to pull the stock unit out because of the onstar, xm radio and steering wheel controls. But with the interface and sirrus xm tuner and all is good. The GPS is quick to respond along with the touch screen. It has plenty of audio control options to adjust to any listening you prefer. I also installed a back up camera and the picture is clear and crisp. The dvd option is nice too. I was waiting for the wife and slide a movie in to kill the time. I did the Pioneer firmware update and now have Apple Car Play which is just plain cool. You touch the message icon on the screen and all you do is talk to it. It reads your text messages back to you as well. I had a question the firmware update and had to call Pioneer. I didnt expeirance any of the pour service other reviewers have stated. All and all I am very happy with the HU so far.

    Pros: Pioneer quality

    Cons: Its petty but I hate the purplish pink pioneer logo when it boots up.

    Solid Product but could use a few things

    Written By Pete Y, Iowa on Saturday, January 03, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put in 2010 Silverado for CarPlay feature and backup Camera. Camera feature works great. Install wasn't bad at all as long as you can match colors of wires and directions tell everything. Sound is way better than factory radio however radio reception isn't there. Factory radio was way better at picking up stations. CarPlay is good but the maps integration could be improved because I don't use the actual turn by turn and it won't let you zoom in on the map without turn by turn. Also, the Bluetooth isn't the best. My factory radio had Bluetooth and I used it all the time and people could hear me great. This one is terrible and forces me to unhook and use my phone because the people on the other end can't hear me well or understand anything when they talk to me while driving. Really wish that was improved. As far as music and basic nav goes it's a solid unit but could use a few improvements.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay and camera compatible.

    Cons: Poor Radio reception and really poor Bluetooth microphone

    Great Radio

    Written By Steve R, Pennsylvania on Monday, December 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Finished up the install today (2007 Jeep Wrangler) and have been playing with the radio ever since. Very cool features!! The GPS works great right out of the box, the radio sounds great through my factor speakers and amp. A big improvement over my factor radio. CarPlay is outstanding the integration in to Messages and GPS are awesome. Bluetooth works great. Can recommend this radio high enough.

    Pros: CarPlay works flawlessly, Sounds is outstanding, Built in Navigation is better then Apple Maps.

    Cons: Complicated install. I need some other parts from idatalink

    Pioneer AVIC 5000-NEX

    Written By T, Puyallup, WA on Monday, December 15, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So happy with all... Product, service and support.

    Pros: Easy to install and works flawlessly with my IPhone 6

    Cons: Still have not been able to connect reverse wire for back up camera. Can't find the right one to hook to.

    Cool deal

    Written By Grassy sound, Georgia on Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it put it in my wife's kia van with backup camera. Nice addition to any vehicle I wanted a nice nav system and backup cam screen too she uses this the most.

    Pros: User friendly even for my wife.

    Cons: None yet


    Written By MarcD, Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If this radio only had a knob for volume.

    Pros: apple car play, lots of system settings, functionality, nav.

    Cons: None.

    2010 Mustang

    Written By SteveB, Green Country, Oklahoma on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio, does everything we wanted. In dash Nav and Bluetooth was important for us.

    Pros: Easy to use, custom screens and fast NAV.

    Cons: Instruction could be better, with more explanation.

    Bluetooth Horrible

    Written By dsdewhir, Chattanooga, TN on Monday, November 10, 2014

    Regret wasting my money. Bluetooth almost never sees phones and you have to be stopped with emergency brake on to do anything with GPS route. Horrid.

    Pros: none

    Cons: see above. Pretty much hate this product all around

    Putting new tech in an old car

    Written By RossL, Wisconsin on Wednesday, November 05, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanted all the convenience of new car interface with my technology in my old vehicle. I got in-dash back-up camera, navi, usb ports, aux port, dvd, radio and the option of satellite radio. My old radio had none of that. This unit eliminated all the clutter from all the different devices in the car into one interface. I'm still figuring out how to work everything but for sure love, love, love this thing. Lots of standard power to push the speakers. The factory speakers were louder and clearer but I chose to change them too. The wiring is complicated if you haven't done this warned. I have some electronics install experience and had to go online to get help with this one.

    Pros: All the new major features of a new car in my old 2004 model.

    Cons: 1. Install is complicated, take it to a pro to save time and aggravation. 2. The speed warning voice is very annoying. It turns down my music & chimes in if you go 1mph over the limit. I've yet to figure out how to turn it off. (I haven't read the manual yet.) 3. You have to buy all the extra modules to work all the features (back-up camera, steering wheel control interface, satellite radio module).

    great unit

    Written By Esteban, San Diego on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    The unit is pretty sweet. I had this installed in my 08 350z three months ago and I couldn't be happier. The Bluetooth audio works well and so does the Bluetooth phone connection. I just recently did the firmware update for the Apple Carplay and I must say I was skeptical at first. I thought for some reason it wouldn't work but I followed the instructions and sure enough everything went super smoothly (visit pioneer website for firmware update.) All in all a solid unit and it also enhanced the quality of sound from my stock system which is a Bose. Two thumbs up from this guy.

    Awesome CarPlay solution

    Written By donmontalvo, Newark, DE on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought the AVIC-5000NEX and had it installed by Extreme Sound in Middletown, DE. They did a beautiful job. The unit is beautiful, and the CarPlay functionality is a huge leap in usability and safety. The unit is an incredible value, highly recommended.

    Pros: Quality, Value, Usability, safety.

    Cons: A few OEM connections lost (XM, USB and AUX).

    Decent unit, pretty evolved, but has some oddities

    Written By nanohead, NJ on Friday, September 26, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I seem to change head units every 8 months to a year. Had pretty much every brand out there, including a number of Pioneers. Installed the 5000NEX about a month ago, and here's the skinny.

    From a connection point of view, it has everything you could ever want. USB, MicroSD, Aux, Sirius, Camera, etc. The touch screen is fine, although it does lack sensitivity sometimes and becomes sluggishly responsive. Overall, its fine though. Typical Pioneer audio controls, which means its top of the heap. Great EQ, Time alignment, etc. If you are an SQ head, and don't use external amps/DSP, you can get pretty far with this unit. Sound quality, well, this one I'm still working through. I do use external amps and DSP, and this unit does NOT sound as good as the past few, and thats after several different tunes. It might be me though....

    Bluetooth phone is super important to me, and people always complain about microphone sound quality on this unit. Will try another mike. Very frustrating Finally, the GUI is pretty decent. Giant letters for source selection is nice, however, the display of programming is smallish as well as dimmed, which is odd. Very hard to see sometimes, and doesn't seem to be changeable. Navigation works as expected, but screen navigation is awkward and no intuitive. Sometimes, it takes 10 minutes to set up the navigation for a trip, which is bizarre.

    Overall, a solid unit with a few livable flaws

    Pros: Solid unit, large type on screen for some functions, good connectivity, navigation hasn't gotten me lost yet, Pioneer has great audio control, EQ, Time Alignment, etc. Reasonably thought out limitations on what can be done while driving. 2 USB connectors that are both universal. Generally well laid out screens. MicroSD slot on the front is super convenient

    Cons: Goofy navigation set up with layers of menus and options. AppRadio from Android is completely useless. Smallish hard buttons that are hard to see (I could have probably tried the all touch screen unit). Sound quality via pre-amp outs is not what I expected, but could be my unit or my tune.

    Pioneer Has Horrible Customer Service

    Written By Kent, Portland, Tx. on Friday, September 12, 2014