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Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX

Navigation receiver

Item #: 1306000NEX

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Original Price: $649.99

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A slightly smaller screen with big-time features

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-6000NEX navigaiton receiver

Take control with your finger

Pioneer's AVIC-6000NEX DVD/navigation receiver features a gorgeous 6.1" display, where you'll find the sharp-looking NEX user interface. You can choose musical sources with ease, and you can integrate your smartphone to get the most out of your travel-friendly apps. If you use a newer iPhone®, you can speak to and hear Siri® through the Pioneer without taking your eyes off the road. iPhone and Android™ smartphone 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.

Reliable guidance

The AVIC-6000NEX provides stellar door-to-door navigation, with maps of the entire U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus nearly 8 million searchable points of interest.  A built-in traffic tuner presents timely reports on congestion along your route in most metropolitan areas, while text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual street names at turns. You'll also have 3D representations of landmarks and buildings keeping you oriented in urban areas.

Bluetooth® connectivity

The AVIC-6000NEX gives you a trustworthy Bluetooth connection to 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-6000NEX navigation receiver

HD Radio delivers premium sound

HD Radio

The AVIC-6000NEX also features an HD Radio tuner. You'll enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into a local participating station, and there's no subscription required — just tune it in like a regular radio station.

The right connections for your media

No matter how you want to enjoy your media, the AVIC-6000NEX has you covered. It's got an HDMI input for Android connectivity, plus two 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.

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 count on exceptional sound quality from the AVIC-6000NEX. It's got 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

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 — and your favorite stations are always there. 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-6000NEX 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
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • 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-IH202 cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV 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
      • Pioneer CD-AH200 kit required for AppRadio mode and viewing video content from Android devices
      • 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
    • free traffic updates in major metropolitan areas
    • 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: HDMI input; 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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    Pioneer 6100NEX Defective

    Written By SC, California on Monday, September 14, 2015

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    Bummed after a install company finished we noticed although Bluetooth, HD Radio and all other features worked GPS was not functional as it was a defective item.

    Pros: Last years model got a great price. Customer support was courteous/helpful. Crutchfield sent me replacement before I had to return item to make sure replacement worked properly.

    Cons: Since last years model out of stock had to upgrade - not as good of a deal.


    Written By Vnmus, Texas on Saturday, September 12, 2015

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    Impressed by the features and functionality. Does all I need it to do or wanted it to do, and more. Several other options for a receiver, but I'm a Pioneer fan and trust their products.

    Pros: Perfect fit, great options, fine quality. I gave it 5 stars for a reason.

    Cons: Navigation voice telling that I'm speeding. A remote would've been cool...

    Not Worth It

    Written By Ashley, Newport Beach, Calif. on Wednesday, September 02, 2015

    It does not work very well

    Pros: Sound retriever, fast respond

    Cons: It takes too long to turn on, when it on , it make a noise even if it has a noise reduction wire in, it does not read pictures and movies like my note 4 smart phone, the logo and lettering are so small to read them, it sound worst than my other pioneer stereo, the mirror link does not work on my note 4 phone but my other stereo work perfectly, to change features, it takes too many steps, my personal display is obstructed my pioneer logo==what were they thinking,

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    Written By Old Dog New Tricks, Chesapeake, Virginia on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Radio sounds great, backup camera works beautifully, GPS text to voice is great; it even tells me when I'm speeding. I would give 4 1/2 on each. Then there the GPS POI's (you get 4: GAS STATION-ACCOMMODATIONS-RESTAURANT & PARKING) whoopee! LOCATION SEARCH? - I put in the name of an establishment and the city it is located in and got ZERO results. It didn't even recognize the name of the city, Highland Springs, VA. - nothing. So I put in the street name (Nine Mile Road - a MAJOR, 4 lane street) and address - still nothing; and this was AFTER I updated the maps (another frustrating endeavor). So I put in a different location but couldn't find out how to save the name of the establishment (if I have 2 destinations on the same street in the same city, how do I know which is which? I don't.) And, I couldn't figure out a way to save the phone number, web address or contact info. associated with the destination Then there's the OPERATIONS MANUAL. I would rate it a minus 1 1/2. It took HOURS to read through the 228 PAGE, ambiguous Operations Manual which, incidentally, has NO alpha directory. For example: there are no instructions on "how to" update the maps. I finally called Pioneer Customer Support (15 minute wait) and was told how to update the maps. I bought the unit for 2 reasons - an easy to use, reliable GPS system and a backup camera. The camera and display are great - the GPS display is fine but it's software stinks. No wonder it's no longer available.

    Pros: Great Sound - GPS text to voice is marvelous - backup camera display is nice and clear.

    Cons: GPS "Destination Search" and 226 page Operations Manual are useless. Might as well save the cost of the unit and stick with your smart phone for route guidance

    Great Value

    Written By B$, California on Saturday, August 15, 2015

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    Great value for all of the functionality. Seems like every setting is customizable. Navigation is very easy to use. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Navigation fires up quick and works great. Easy to navigate all of the functions.

    Cons: Not having a volume knob is harder to get used to than I thought.

    Carplay doesn't work w/ IOS 8 or later.

    Written By CC, Georgia on Friday, August 14, 2015

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

    After installing this thing and cutting my facotry wires to do so, and after trouble shooting for hours, I found out it Apple Carplay doesn't work on these models 2014's that is. Not if you have IOS 8 or later. I have 8.4.1 so... broke. Pioneer says... it should work when I called them. SOooo. I spent all that time and money so I can use carplay only to find out... This doens't have it. In addition I was sent a faulty steering wheel converter... So that 0 for 2 on my first order from Crutchfield. I'm not thrilled with installing the speakers i got. Chances don't look good.

    About the radio it's self... I mainly wanted Carplay and HD radio. The HD radio works fine. Sound quality is good. I spent too much time troubleshooting the Carplay issue to really try much. I wasn't impressed with the funtionality of the navigation system. There is also a really annoying road speed nanny that'll sound off if you go 1 mile per hour over the speed limit it thinks the road is... I really didn't pay to hear "YOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT" drown out my audio every few minutes. I can watch the speed on my own thank you.

    Pros: I spent to much time trouble shooting to find any pro's. It's going back to Crutchfield.

    Cons: Carplay doesn't work (as stated above)

    Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX

    Written By Anonymous, Maryland on Monday, August 03, 2015

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    Great does important stuff really well would be 5 star but the app feature is a little glitchy it does music awesome and I like the gps the alternative route is really helpful . I understand that the newer models have a better app feature for Android but I found the app feature isn't really needed it's nice but it's more of a toy maybe if they had more apps in the future it would be worth it but what the radio does do is music and maps and it does those well for me it works!

    Pros: Maps, music, Bluetooth, phone calls

    Cons: App experience

    Awesome. High Quality.

    Written By Anonymous, California on Friday, July 31, 2015

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    Meets all expectation. Just installed it into my 2014 Scion FR-S. Pretty good size screen and responsive touch screen. The navigation is spot on.

    Making the decision of moving away from Alpine head unit was pretty hard choice. But, the AVIC-6000NEX has all the features I wanted for the fraction of the cost compared to a similar Alpine navigation unit.

    Pros: No glare from the screen, Bluetooth device was easily recognized, Sound quality compared to the factory head unit was greatly improved, lots of head room for expansion later on(Amplifiers, bluray/HDMI, and etc.), HD radio is recognized, and etc.

    Cons: Hard to understand and navigate through the menu's at first. I highly suggest disabling the voice warning indicator. If you even go over by 1mph, it blasts the volume and pierces your ear with a loud voice telling you to slow down. GPS antenna location was crucial and held in place by a magnet. Punching in the destination is awkward at first.

    A Very Good Navigation Receiver

    Written By Garey, Texas on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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    I am very impressed with this Navigation Receiver. Great sound quality with equalizer, GPS works well, interface with Sirius worked first time, HD Radio great and Bluetooth interface with phone works perfect.

    Pros: Sound quality great, easy access to all audio video functions, easy to set configuration up, Bluetooth compatabilities. Much better than existing factory radio and I can now play CDs and DVDs.

    Cons: So far, I have found no cons.

    Nice Nav System

    Written By Anonymous, Massachusetts on Monday, July 20, 2015

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    We just got the Navigation system installed 2 weeks ago into a 2006 4Runner and so far so good. Bluetooth works very nicely and connects right away once set-up. Turn-by-turn directions also seemed to work good from our first impression when we used it going to the beach. Very clear to read the map as well when using the nav. This actually made the overall sound quality a lot nicer than the stock head unit we had previously. The Carplay has been okay. We can't seem to get Apple Music to play on it, but this is a relatively new app for apple, so that could be why. It also does take awhile to load once we start the car from time to time.

    Pros: Good Navigation System, Phone integration, Clarity of the screen and map, improvement in stereo sound quality.

    Cons: Carplay doesn't always work, load time when starting car, background/wallpaper selection look like they're from the 90's.

    Great quality, easy to install

    Written By FrankG, Houston, TX on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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    My first Pioneer unit - no complaints. Everything was easy to install and the operation of the unit is pretty straightforward. So far, I've been very impressed with the bluetooth integration and things working the way you would expect them to. Only complaint so far is the typing interface on the GPS. The live filtering makes typing slow, and also the keyboard covers up most of the filtered results. But, that's a really minor thing. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.

    Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX

    Written By Danny, North Carolina on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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    Crutchfield personnel were helpful in selecting the system to meet my goals. Installation was straight forward with the wiring harnesses and documentation provided. Performance has been very good.

    High Quality As always with Pioneer

    Written By Kev4u, New York on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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    This is a great radio for the price. Very easy to install in my 01 Camaro SS Convertable. Crutchfield Techs were right on with help when needed, quick to answer the phone and very patient if needed.

    Pros: Easy to install, excellent Tech help

    Cons: No Cons! Just a great unit for the money!

    Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX

    Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Sunday, July 05, 2015

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    Everything appears to work as advertised except for the traffic updates. On a few occasions the navigation has recommended alternative routes based on traffic jams but in reality there hasn't been traffic, so that can be kind of annoying. I mainly purchased this for navigation and the ability to add bluetooth and a backup camera to my car, in both cases it does the job well. The navigation appears to be pretty accurate so far, I like to compare it to google maps and see if it recommends the same route and so far it has, which is nice.

    I've only had the system installed for a week and other than the traffic updates I can say I'm pretty satisfied overall. The install kit from Crutchfield was great and it included everything I needed to get it up and running. This was my first radio install and overall it was pretty straightforward, it just took a while to strip all the wires and follow the wiring diagram but that should be expected. I decided to run both USB plugs and the HDMI cable to my armrest compartment and being basically a newbie when it comes to these things, I've only used the USB cables to charge my phone. I'm not really sure what the benefit of the HDMI cable is but I thought since it's their I might as while have access to it. As far as visibility of the screen i haven't had any issues with glare and I live in Arizona but that could be because I have a pretty dark tint on my windows. The touchscreen seems responsive and allows you to zoom out on the map.

    Pros: Navigation, Radio Reception

    Cons: The navigation voices sound kind of awkward, I've tried both of the female voices and they just sound super robotic and pronounce numbers in strange way.

    Great Nav Radio

    Written By Gbeer, North Carolina on Thursday, July 02, 2015

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    Went with the Pioneer to replace the stock radio in my Trail Blazer. The Built in Navigation was the catalyst for the purchase. This is a quality unit packed with features. The Crutchfield docs were excellent, but opted with a professional install, paired with Focal Speakers it sounds fantastic.

    Pros: Has a lot of features at a reasonable price.

    Cons: None so far

    Great Nav Reciever

    Written By JerryC, Sacramento, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    I struggled deciding between the Kenwood with the Garmin Nav and this one. I asked around and was pushed towards this unit because of the "Apple Play" feature. I just drove the vehicle from California to Sedona Arizona and the Nav worked flawlessly. Similar feel to Google Maps (which I'm a huge fan of!). The built in HD radio, app integration and EQ are all nice features.

    Pros: Sound, Apple Car Play, built in HD, good Nav

    Cons: I haven't experienced it yet, but I suspect the update to the Nav to be more expensive than the Garmin updates.

    Excellent Product

    Written By JordanA, Nebraska on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    Giving the unit 4 stars because the first 1 I received the navigation would not work on and the hands free would not register my iPhone.

    The second unit has worked perfectly. Paired this with the iDatalink Maestro RR and had it up and running in now time. Navigation and hands free phone works excellently with the iPhone. Also love the time alignment and EQ options that are available.

    Pros: Time alignment, sd card use, hands free easy to use/setup

    Cons: Navigation can be a bit difficult to use

    Not bad

    Written By J.N., So Cal on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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    Nice reciever, no major issues yet. Not given 5 stars due to the navigation. The navigation could be easier to use.

    Pros: Easy to use touch screen. Doesn't show finger prints.

    Cons: Navigation can be a little bit of a pain.

    Big upgrade to my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid

    Written By Nick F, Virginia on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    I bought this unit on "open box" first off, the box looked slightly worn, but everything was brand new, all connectors still had caps on them, all equipment was in original packaging so for the roughly $100 discount over the "new" I am extremely happy. As usual I got the free wiring harness, and dash kit which made the job go flawlessly, It fits as close to perfect as possible. This 6000NEX is amazing. It does take some getting used too, and took me a while to navigate to

    Pros: Easy to use after you "figure out" all the control, kind of like going from a flip phone to a smartphone. Logically setup controls and user interface HD Radio works well Compatible with XM (separate module) I really like the navigation, its nearly perfect and has streaming traffic.

    Cons: Crutchfield sent me GM instructions not for Honda but luckily I have changed the head unit in this car previously so it was not that hard. XM interface is a separate module (I purchased it and it fits to the unit perfect)

    Great Radio

    Written By bauerod, Montana on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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    Great radio. Was straightforward to install in my vehicle. Crutchfield support was top-notch!

    Very Nice Unit

    Written By Rick, Sayreville, NJ on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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    Installed on a 04 Toyota 4runner & it very nice, originally had ordered & installed the JVC KW-V30BT, but it was horribly cheap & this pioneer blows it away. I use it with a Iphone 5 & my wifes 4s & we have no issues other than bluetooth getting confused with who's cell to use when we are both in the car. apple car play works fine, but doesnt seem to work with the the 4s but could be because we dont have the right cable.

    Pros: Sleek & awesome look & works just as good

    Cons: Bluetooth is weird when 2 cell phones are connected to it. should be a way to pick which one you want to use on it...but once you are driving or moving it wont let you touch the bluetooth options.

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    Written By Anonymous, Louisiana on Saturday, March 28, 2015

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    Works perfectly. Easy installation and the instructions were very clear, support is amazing. Worked right out of the box and have not had any problems, absolutely love it.

    Pros: Very customizable, all of the vehicle functions such as steering wheel controls work wonderfully, and navigating through the screens is a breeze.

    Cons: The only thing I do not like is the fact that you may not add a route to navigate to through the GPS if the vehicle is not in park with the parking brake engaged.

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    Written By Anonymous, Lafayette la on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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    Just installed. Overall good radio. Some features not clearly explained. Need to read up on the PDFs manual. Install instructions could be more specific.

    Pros: Good radio. GPS seems to be accurate and easy to work once you learn it.

    Cons: Need more specific install instructions Display seems a bit dim in daylight


    Written By LEXUSRY, California on Monday, November 24, 2014

    The last pioneer radio i got was awful and was lied by pioneer employee when i told the problems about usb and sd card not reading them . This nex6000 is much better. I like the fast bluetooth and usb connection. The usb and sd card read much ,much faster than the old version. The mirror feature does not work on samsung s4 phone. There is an annoying bluetooth logo on the back ground when using bluetooth because it block my screen saver picture. The equalizer feature is not easy to use and so does the rest of the stereo features. It takes alot of steps. Some of the features do not explain in the manual so i have to contact pioneer and wait,wait,wait on the phone. It does not offer more colors selection. The lettering are too small to read them. It does not offer to skip where you want to be at on touch screen when playing music or movies. My cell phone does. On radio, it does not show artists name or name of the song.

    Pros: Fast USB and BLUETOOTH connection

    Cons: Not user Friendly


    Written By Twy, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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    It has taught me so much! Like:

    Interpersonal relationship skills. Wifey: "Why does our new expensive radio keep resetting?" Me:"I don't know dear. I'm sorry dear. Let me hum for you dear."

    Optimism. Me: "Maybe updates will fix it. IOS 8.1? Nope. Spotify update? Nope. Pioneer 1.08 Firmware update? Nope. Maybe soon."

    Philosophy. Me: "Why am I here?" Me: "Well, god put us here to." Me, interrupting rudely: "No. Why am I in a dark alley on my drive home?" Me: "Apple maps..."

    Humility. Wiring the radio was easy and fun.felt a little too proud. Who knew the wiring would be the easiest part of ownership?

    Driver safety. I now understand driver distraction as I must choose nightly - keep driving, pull over to restart, or crash the car trying to reboot the HU, unplug/replug/reboot the phone while driving.

    Statistics. "Been working for an hour, what are the odds it'll crash agai... opps, there it goes again."

    Antiquities appreciation. As in, my old JVC played music from iPhone through cable, or through Bluetooth, and let me skip tracks, for hours at a time. I miss that. Simpler times.

    The solution to most issues phone related seem to be A) "well, open app and pick song from phone." or "Close and reopen the app". Fiddling with phone more then ever on drive.

    CarPlay not ready. Maybe with more updates it can be decent, but first round of phone and firmware have NOT helped me. Returning before its too late.

    Generous 2 star - might work for you without carplay.

    Pros: Native GPS seems accurate. Crutchfield kit made mounting easy as pie, was a fun afternoon project, steering wheel controls worked first try. Bluetooth, when it would play, displayed track titles from phone quite nicely on screen.

    Cons: CarPlay crashes, phone loses connection while plugged in via usb, spotify was always unusable, podcasts and apple music became unusable with latest update, often hangs halfway through a screen transition, occasionally hangs so badly can't even select a simple source like radio. Afraid to drive home with anything other than FM radio, lest I have to pull over to fix or drive in silence the remainder.

    Awesome stereo

    Written By JohnC, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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    I chose the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX because I am an iPhone user and I wanted CarPlay. I also wanted the built in GPS with traffic data received over FM (and I believe AM) with no extra charge. So far I am very happy with my purchase and plan on getting the same or the 5000NEX for my wife's 4Runner..

    My install was in a Toyota Tundra and it looks great!

    Pros: - Free traffic data, though mostly covers major roads and interstates I have seen some secondary roads showing. - HD Radio - I originally didn't care, but now that I have it. It sounds great and some extra channels on HD2! - Apple CarPlay works okay, it's early in this space so I expect it to get better - easy to use interfaces - future features hard to rate but I expect the network ability of this unit to help. Traffic, I hope more detail, weather and fuel prices

    Cons: - the traffic option I'm not sure it was worth the extra $150, but to have HD and HDMI may be worth it for some. If I go with the 5000NEX I would opt to get SiriusXM for my wife. Nothing else I can think of negatively

    Pioneer AVIC 6000NEX review

    Written By Dude, Brevard, FL on Friday, October 24, 2014

    I was disappointed with Crutchfield, since they are usually excellent. The 6000NEX is good, but Crutchfield left out important things in the kit and left out instructions to me. I have a Toyota Matrix 2013. Big things were the faceplate kit said I have to grind down the metal bumps on my mount brackets. What is the point of a kit if you have to do that? I ended up cutting the plastic kit and wedging it in the side spaces and seems to work ok. They also did not offer the USB adapter that fit OEM wiring. This one that fits is AX-TOYUSB and their website says it does not fit my car, but it actually does. They did not suggest the AX-USB-EXT which fits like a dream in my dash blank. I had spend hours online to figure all this out among other stuff. The main reason I buy from Crutchfield are the kits, but now I wonder what was the point. They also don't tell you you can't use your OEM mic and I have not found adapters that will do that. Tech support told me no radio can control my Samsung Galaxy S4 apps from the Pioneer display. Well mine can using AppRadio. It took time for me to figure out my issue and I had to plug in my miniUSB to HDMI adapter to my phone first, then plug in the HDMI cable to the Pioneer. I spent hours figuring that one out. Also my phone battery slowly drains even with USB plugged in in AppRadio mode. My radio stations were bad quality until I found out the blue wire had to go to OEM blue wire. This is needed to power the OEM signal booster. Again not in the instructs.

    Pros: Navigation seems to work well, live traffic updates through HD radio (5000NEX does not have this feature) Navigation 3D view auto zooms out when going fast, so it is easier to tell what is coming next Draggable music cursor in USB songs and DVD player, so can fast forward in big jumps quickly Touchscreen fairly responsive Supports Samsung Galaxy S4 AppRadio and HDMI displaying (Samsung USB/HDMI adapter needed)

    Cons: Navigation menus are not totally intuitive, but not terrible either. I am getting used to it. Draggable music cursor is very small and has to be grabbed exactly or does not move. Also cursor time display is very small and cannot just jump to finger. It has to be picked and slide to move to new position. Could not find a deck spacer plate that fit without great modification. Integrating with OEM microphone seems nearly impossible. HDMI out and AppRadio got my phone hot and batt drained w/ US

    Navigation absolutely stinks!

    Written By vich, Newport Beach, CA on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    Get the Kenwood!

    As a stereo, it's decent, but if you're getting this unit then you care about navigation.

    I just got it installed yesterday. On my commute home (been doing it 10 years): - It told me to "stay right" several times even though the freeway interchange I needed was the left 2 lanes. - It told me to "Exit Freeway" 4 times! No traffic ahead - or maybe it got confused by the incidents on the other side of the freeway. It doesn't even say what the exit is, just "Exit Freeway". On the final one, it was actually to stay on my freeway and not take the crossing freeway. The others, it wanted me to exit the freeway to take surface roads. Maybe it would save 500 feet for the 5 miles remaining on my commute, but that's just stupid! - It interrupts my music to tell me I'm speeding every time I drift past 71MPH (65 zone). Go 69 then 71 again, another annoying warning. At least I was able to disable this. Who would want it! - When I expand the view, it doesn't keep tracking he car. - I have to navigate to the "Traffic" screen to see traffic. Then expand that view to see traffic ahead. Then it doesn't track my car. I can squint and try to make out the freeways I know I have to take, but that's unsafe. - On the main Navigation MAP screen, all freeways are red! Not just ones with traffic issues.

    Ugg. Give me Garmin!

    Going between SOURCES is very difficult. I'll get used to it, but it's annoying.

    Even a simple off-button was too much for them

    Pros: - Great sound.

    Cons: - no on-button off switch. - Navigation is absolutely useless! - Sound is good, but that may just be my amp and speakers. - Regular radio reception is terrible.

    Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX on 2005 Tacoma

    Written By JR, San Jose, CA on Thursday, August 07, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a good product I really like it it was easy to install. The touch screen is fantastic. My IPhone 5S will not work with the Ipod controls it only works with the Radio App or when it is using bluetooth. Bluetooth controls for music will not work when using the AppRadio app The hand free works really well and what people have told me it sounds very clear. Overall I really like the radio but need some improvements with the Ipod controls and bluetooth. Besides needing some software updates fix the hard ware is very good. So Pioneer please sent out a firmware fix for AVIC-6000NEX. It will improve the overall experience.

    Pros: Works Fantastic. Displays is easy to understand Navigation is easy to use

    Cons: Bluetooth and AV controls will not work with my Iphone 5S if you are connected to the Apple HDMI adapter. IPOD controls will not work with my Iphone 5S need to download the AppRadio app Instruction indicated I need to purchases Pioneer CD-IH202 which I did not have too. Only needed HDMI and Apple HDMI lightning adapter Metal plate for the Navigation antenna did not stick to my dashboad.

    Great NEX unit

    Written By wlicoyote, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, this was a great unit and a nice upgrade to my old Acura head unit. The Scosche in-line level converter (required for the install for my vehicle) was a bit finicky, and had to be zip tied to the back of the unit, to prevent any loose wiring, but the sound quality from the unit is a nice step up from stock. Subwoofer crossover pt, EQ, multiple I/O, Bluetooth connectivity, make this unit pretty flexible with A/V sources. IMHO, AppRadio is pretty useless, and the app to sync your phone with the head unit for all apps/video (iHeartRadio/Pandora/Waze etc) is too buggy to use consistently. Better off NOT buying the iPhone AV adapter / HDMI cable, and just stick to USB/Lightning and go direct into the phone, OR sync all audio with Bluetooth, and mount your phone on the dash/windshield for Waze Navi / App access. That, or wait for CarPlay firmware update (forthcoming) and then use that to sync. Overall, though, quite pleased with the product.

    Pros: Sound quality, lots of custom tailoring (speaker leveling, source leveling, EQ, crossover etc) to adjust the sound. Touchscreen is pretty responsive (for resistive). Large amount of I/O / source connectivity.

    Cons: AppRadio / app sync doesn't work consistently.

    Not bad but could be better

    Written By Ian P., San Diego, CA on Sunday, July 06, 2014

    I previously had a Pioneer AVIC-F900BT before. It broke and I bought the AVIC-6000NEX as a replacement. It was, in many ways, a downgrade. At first, I was pleased as punch with the unit but after I used it and played around with it, I started noticing glaring faults. In a nutshell, this unit has a lot of potential but it's unsupported. The owner's manual is not accurate and doesn't cover a lot of features. For example, it tells you how to save a favorite location on your map but it doesn't tell you how to delete it if you don't need it anymore. Secondly, sticking with maps. The map doesn't let you zoom in or out while continuing to track your location. If you do zoom in or out manually, the map will continue to track your location and you have to manually move the map to keep your cursor on the screen. And when you do zoom in or out, there are banners on the top and bottom of the screen while in zoom mode that block out other information, such as the time of day and music information. Real time traffic information is inaccurate, often displaying traffic jams that are off by miles. It isn't all bad, however. The voice recognition is a huge upgrade from my previous model and I do like Pandora functionality straight from the head unit. I would like this unit better if Pioneer had invested the proper time and support in this product like any major electronics corporation should. I can't believe that so many other people had such great reviews of this product.

    Pros: Aesthetically pleasing. Voice recognition is better than previous AVIC models. Bluetooth audio very convenient and clean-sounding.

    Cons: Poor map functionality (i.e. inability to zoom while continuing to track, inability to delete saved locations, annoying banners that block critical information), decreased equalizer functionality (i.e. inability to increase bass levels, which is different from increasing subwoofer volume), no Pioneer technical support yet (this is a glaring oversight), inaccurate owners manual

    Great Radio/Nav unit

    Written By ed, florida on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for an in-dash stereo/nav unit to replace the stock unit in my Toyota Tacoma. I read the reviews on several and chose the Pioneer AVIC-6000 and I'm glad I did. I did the install myself with the help of Crutchfield's detailed instructions and one call to their tech support line. The radio/nav unit functions perfectly and is user friendly. During my research I read that the pioneer navigation software was not user friendly. I have found that to be untrue. I have had no difficulty using the system and it has functioned flawlessly. The radio sounds great and will only get better when I upgrade the stock speakers. The blue tooth works well with my android phone. I enjoy using the Bluetooth audio to wirelessly stream Pandora to the head unit. If you are looking for a great looking/sounding in-dash radio/nav unit I would not hesitate to pick up this unit.

    Pros: great sound/user friendly/easy to install/loaded with great features/Crutchfield supplies the correct trim and connectors

    Cons: none yet

    Trim on a vehicle makes a Huge difference

    Written By Anonymous, Mesa,AZ on Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    There are many aftermarket head units out there this one caught my eye. All the many features is everything I wanted and so much more so to Pioneer I'd like to say " Keep up the good high quality work". I'm no professional when it comes to electrical but my installer is and he had a rough time putting this unit in. Crutchfield assumed that my trim level on my truck was the high end with features such as nav, steering wheel controls, factory amp ect. But it's not, So Crutchfield's website automatically added a access black box to my order saying that I need this to go with the after market wiring harness . Turns out I did not need this. Now because My installer cut into this I can not return it :( so Crutchfield please Add More Trims Levels.

    Impressive full featured head unit

    Written By '08 Xterra Owner, Houston, TX on Monday, May 05, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit was easy to install, sounds great, and has lots of great features. The HD radio and bluetooth audio both sound great and the interface is really quick and quite intuitive compared with the Kenwood Excelon this unit replaces. The navigation system is straight forward and full featured, but we still use Google maps on our smartphones and let the turn-by-turn audio come through the speakers. One minor feature I'd like is a tilt adjustment on the screen to minimize glare from sunlight, but glare's not a significant problem on this head unit. One of the nice features of the unit when you have Sirius/XM hooked up is the pause/resume/rewind function; it's really nice for talk radio shows. We haven't tried the App Radio service; we're eagerly anticipating iOS in the Car (Apple Car Play) that's planned to be released this summer, however.

    Pros: Features Fast response times Intuitive interface Sounds better than old Kenwood on same factory speakers

    Cons: Fixed display angle

    Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX

    Written By Byron, Washington DC on Sunday, May 04, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the radio is better than advertised. Easy to use, nav works great. Works great with my android phone. I got the Android connector and all of my music and video apps work great with the radio. It also pumps great sound thru my factory speakers, kicker sub and amp.

    Pros: Great price, awesome features one of the best aftermarket radios I have owned.

    Cons: None

    6000NEX in a Jeep Wrangler

    Written By Jeep Owner, Athens Alaama on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my second Pioneer nav unit. The first was a Pioneer AVIC D3 I bought from Crutchfield in 2008. I installed this into my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the 7 speaker Infinity system. I used the iDatalink Maestro RR kit in order to keep my steering wheel controls. The installation was straight forward. I called Crutchfield a couple of times with questions about some extra wires that didn't match up with the iDatalink wiring harness.

    Pros: The sound on the head unit is superb. My Jeep has a factory power sub and it sounds great. The iDatalink works flawlessly. Much easier than any other adaptor I've used. There are a few customizable features on the stereo that are nice. You can set the color of the buttons to match your vehicles interior lights. If you install a rear camera you can even adjust the warning lines that show up on the monitor.

    Cons: I just got the adaptor to run Appradio and so far, nothing. I need to look at the manual closely to figure this out. I'm afraid I wasted money for something that may be completely useless. When the back up camera comes on it says "Image may be reversed". Well mine is reversed, there should be a way to mirror the image.


    Written By tripsis, tolleson az on Thursday, March 27, 2014

    this radio is absolutely incredible, the installer that put it in said hes never heard a radio sound this clean, hes been installing for 15yrs, lol he bout one that day.

    Pros: ease of use , crystal clear sound ,13 band EQ. everything works perfect

    Cons: absolutely none

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    What's in the box?

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    • Navigation receiver w/ integrated 6.1" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Control-panel (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 11.5' cable)
    • Self-adhesive square
    • 58" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • 6.5' Stereo minijack extension cable
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Control-panel fixing screw
    • Wire-tie
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Installation Manual
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
    • GPS note
    • "Important Information for the User" booklet

    Features and Specs

    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Rear
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Control
    Android Connectivity
    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    OEM/Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AVIC-6000NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Top Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB or SD/SDHC device.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    • Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
    Note: The unit offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    Start-Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX will turn on to the last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has a start-up time of approximately 12.7 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up of approximately 35.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    Detachable Security: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's front-panel controls can be detached from the chassis to deter theft (no protective case provided). You can also enter a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX 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 also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    HERE Navigation: The AVIC-6000NEX offers a comprehensive map database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of destinations; including 7.9 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database is stored on the head unit's built in 8GB flash memory. Map updates via a microSD memory card will be available at later date.

    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.

    GPS Technology: The AVIC-6000NEX accurately measures your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a built-in GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-6000NEX also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement; this wire should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit.

    Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 10.1 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 7.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.

    Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the built-in traffic tuner provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying on-screen advertisements.

    • Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature of the incident.
    • When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date traffic conditions.

    AVICSYNC App (Future Availability): With Pioneer's free AVICSYNC app and a connected iPhone (4 and newer) or Android smartphone (Galaxy series), users can access connected services that include traffic, local search, weather, gas prices and more, with key information/icons overlaid on the existing map screen information (subscription(s) required). With the AVICSYNC app, users have up-to-date and current information offering the benefits of the Latest Map Guarantee (LMG), where map data that becomes available within 90 days of the first use is updated on the receiver. It also includes highly accurate and the fast live traffic updates (every two minutes) from its High Density (HD) Traffic feature.

    On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX 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, buildings, and towns. Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated by a red arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel the AVIC-6000NEX guides to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map settings.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and nighttime color modes or let the head unit's software switch between the two mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after sunset.
    Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you approach a turn, the map will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the 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.

    Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with exit service.

    • Lane Guidance: 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.
    • Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways and freeways.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-6000NEX provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions. You can adjust the the voice guidance volume independently from the head unit's main volume.
    • 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 AVIC-6000NEX provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note: The unit will mute the audio of the other sources 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 POIs and emergency assistance nearby.

    Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools to find your destination and play your route.

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.
    Address Input your destination address by house number, street, and city (or county).
    POIs Search over 7.9 million POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near your destination, or around a city.
    Favorites (including Home & Work) You can save your favorite addresses and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can also save your Home and Work address in your favorites.
    History & Smart History The places that you have set as destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access. Smart History suggest 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.
    Combined Search You can enter search keywords to find addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.
    Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as Address search and Coordinates.

    Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX 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, Truck, 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
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • 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 usign 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.

    Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information 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.

    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 (powered by Parrot): The AVIC-6000NEX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-6000NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVIC-6000NEX supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVIC-6000NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVIC-6000NEX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVIC-6000NEX, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *, #, +, C).
    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book (w/ alphabet search): The phone book (up to 800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.

    Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with our without the parking brake engaged.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVIC-6000NEX lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. (app must also support). 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.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri (iOS 6.1+) via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: Your iPhone with Siri can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The AVIC-6000NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.

    Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant devices; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device and music only on your USB MTP device through the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1.6A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 3/31/2014. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    microSD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX features a front-panel microSD card slot which will accept microSD (up to 2GB) and microSDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) Flash Memory: USB (MSC/MTP), microSD/SDHC
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 16/32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    8-320kbps bit rate; 8-44.1kHz sampling rates

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    FLAC: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    H.264: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    WMV: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
    Photo JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    700 folders/999 files (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & microSD): Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB & microSD/SDHC memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVIC-6000NEX.

    Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

    Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    iPod/iPhone Control

    iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port, HDMI input, RGB port, and 3.5mm jack. The AVIC-6000NEX offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone and 5/5C/5S users which allows you to access a variety of online music, navigation, and other helpful apps. The AVIC-6000NEX allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 96dB.

    • Lightning Dock Connector: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning-connector; you can use Pioneer's CD-IH202 HDMI cable and CD-IU52 Lightning-to-USB cable, plus the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to access stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus AppRadio Mode for playback of advance applications on th