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DVD receiver

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Bluetooth® lets your radio do more

Bluetooth isn't just about hands-free calling. Sony's XAV-68BT DVD receiver adds audio streaming and control to the mix, giving you a wireless link between your mobile device and the receiver. If your iPhone® has Siri, you'll be able to access it through the receiver just by speaking, and hear Siri's response through the car's speakers. And if you're a Pandora® fan with an Android device, you can pair your phone to the XAV-68BT for Pandora control — no need for wires.

Sony XAV-68BT

The XAV-68BT offers a crisp and attractive interface.


iPhone® and Android™ control

You can plug your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone into the receiver's front USB input for direct control and playback of your music. Or insert a CD or DVD loaded with MP3 or WMA music files for hours of audio entertainment. For video entertainment, slide in a DVD or plug in a USB device to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked.

Optimize your audio

Everybody's familiar with the annoying sound of an underpowered factory radio turned up too loud — no such problem with this Sony. Its powerful amp combines with advanced circuitry to make your discs and digital music sound their best. You can adjust the EQ3 3-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or quickly access the eight preset tone curves to adjust your sound on the fly.

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

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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

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

This Sony radio displays a "0" instead of "12" for the hour on its clock. Sony is aware of this, but currently there's no fix for this display quirk.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Android control through USB
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free Control
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • EQ3 3-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input, two A/V inputs (front and rear), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Info:

    Video receivers: They're not just for movies

    Video receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD or downloaded video through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most video receivers feature a USB input for iPod audio, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen.

    Sony XAV-68BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    97 Reviews

    Seamless

    Written by: Coach from jamestown, NY on February 11, 2016

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    Installed as upgrade in rebuild of 03 tiburon. Replaced the original infinity system. Sales rep hooked me up with all necessary wires, mounting kit etc. Total time start to finish installing which includes adding Rockford fosgate amp and sub was one hour. Seamless . Exactly as we'd hoped .

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    Great unit and good fit

    Written by: Rich F. from Atlanta, GA on February 9, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great looking unit with very responsive touch screen.

    Pros: Easy to use, responsive touch screen, good power built in.

    Cons: none

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    Written by: Dan M. from madison, WI on February 6, 2016

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Went in very easy, features work good. Sync to my phone via Bluetooth instantly when I get it.

    Pros:

    Cons: Worst thing is that if you want to change settings while listening to any mode you have to go back to the home display which cuts the music.

    So far it does everything I want and does it well

    Written by: NHDoc from manchester, NH on January 23, 2016

    2003 Jaguar S-Type
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    No real complaints with this stereo, it does what it is supposed to do and does it all well. The only minor annoyance is the "nanny warning" reminding you to operate it safely while driving that comes up every time it powers on and you have to push "ok" to clear it. I wish there was some way to bypass that, otherwise it is a great stereo and even connected directly to the steering wheel controls in my '03 Jaguar S-Type with no adapter needed.

    Pros:

    Cons: I wish they would get rid of the warning at startup that requires you to hit "ok" to turn on the radio every time.

    Great product!

    Written by: Aeolius from Manitowoc, WI on January 21, 2016

    2008 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great installation, great product! Really like the standard volume knob (especially for Wisconsin winters and wearing gloves). Highly recommended--hope it lasts!

    Pros: Great value for the price

    Cons: None so far.

    Sony Bluetooth double DIN

    Written by: Patrick in Texas from Texas on January 12, 2016

    2007 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have a long history of using Sony in-dash products, due to their features, reliability, and overall value. This unit meets those expectations. Simple installation. Great looks. Good features. Bluetooth works great for hands free calling and audio streaming. This unit includes nice basic audio adjustment and equalization. Sub out and sub level control is a plus, as are the extra front and rear inputs. This unit lacks the ability to customize the screen display colors or wallpaper, but those are not really necessary. There is a known software glitch that shows zeroes instead of 12 on the clock, but it's simply not a factor at all. Overall, a great value.

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    Written by: SF from Michigan on January 9, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice replacement for the stock unit. DVD a plus. Bluetooth and hands free a bonus. Realistically a 3 hr install. Needed to modify the sub supports a little more than noted in the instructions. Modification needed for the trim plate. Placed the microphone above the window pillar which required wire routing through dash to the unit. Seems like the unit is lacking some needed functions but for the price, well worth the money. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Vast improvement over stock unit. Places my vintage truck into the 21st century. Pretty easy install.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Greg W. from California on December 29, 2015

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice radio, but It was received defective. Bluetooth only plays L speakers. Works fine with other sources. Crutchfield is sending a new radio that's why I do business with them! Toohey was very helpful and courteous.

    Pros: Great sound!

    Cons: Received defective.

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    Written by: JeffR from Alabama on December 24, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
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    • Value

    A really wonderful upgrade to my tundra. The sound is perfect with my stock speakers. Installation was a snap with the video and emailed color coded wire diagram. My son and I installed it in about an hour and a half. Pairing it with my iPhone 6splus and my wife's Samsung was fast and easy. Couldn't of asked for a better Christmas present for ourselves.

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    Good Sound quality

    Written by: Jimmy from West Palm Beach, Fl on December 1, 2015

    2004 Cadillac CTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sound, good looking radio and touch screen is a plus.

    Pros: Customer support is the best asset Crutchfield has and I used it to the fullest.

    Cons: In substituting the Cadillac CTS radio you loose the DIC information. I was under the impression the PAC interface would tie all these features and the specs do not mention this. The installation instructions are very busy and not easy to understand. Guess they are written to cover a vast line of products but still not easy to follow. The PAC steering controls also is too slow when you compared it to the factory radio operating characteristics.

    Great product.

    Written by: Anonymous from California on November 30, 2015

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great system overall.

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    Works great

    Written by: Pfluff from Oklahoma on November 24, 2015

    2006 Acura MDX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got it mainly for blue tooth - works great.

    Pros:

    Cons: Steering wheel control adapters not working right.

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    Written by: MJY from Washington on November 23, 2015

    2012 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great installation instructions and accessories. Excellent customer suport on a wiring question I had. Well worth the price for the added customer support. I will recomend to all my friends & family.

    Pros: Comes w/ everything needed.

    Cons: None that I've discovered yet.

    self install the Sony XAV68 BT

    Written by: Nhut from Florida on November 11, 2015

    2004 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice unit for the money. Straight forward touch screen. Screen sharpness and resolution exceeding expectation. i really like the unit and installment on my 2004 Sienna was straight forward.

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    Super good upgrade!

    Written by: Woody from Colorado on November 9, 2015

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Put in 99 toyota 4runner...fits perfectly, really upgrades the sound without any new speakers

    Pros: Technology, BT, touch screen, sound

    Cons: Apps, have to use USB for iphone pandora, customization

    Great Sony

    Written by: WJBishop from Georgia on November 9, 2015

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to use and works great

    Pros: Not too complicated to use

    Cons:

    Great Product

    Written by: Shannon from Montana on November 8, 2015

    2008 Hummer H3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    We purchased this to replace the stock CD player in our Hummer H3. It looks great! It looks like it's factory It fits so well. Greatly improved the sound quality over the stock CD player. I haven't had a chance to use all the functions yet but so far it's been very easy to use.

    Pros: Sound quality, looks.

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    Great experience

    Written by: Les in Greensboro from North Carolina on November 2, 2015

    2004 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The receiver arrived on time and was as advertised. This was my first time to install an in-dash receiver in a vehicle. I read the instructions with trepidation and then started. For a first timer, the instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. Working in such tight space is never easy, but the instructions facilitated getting in and out quickly which made the whole operation much easier than I had anticipated. Good work to the team who produced the instruction manual. The Sony receiver works exactly as advertised.

    Pros: The instructions are well done and easy to follow. The sound quality of the receiver is excellent.

    Cons: none

    XAV-68BT great first radio

    Written by: Terry from Griffin,GA on November 1, 2015

    1995 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this radio for my sons first truck. I loved how the blue tooth and iPhone combo acted much like the Ford Sync in my F-150. I felt more secure knowing he wouldn't be looking at his phone. The large display is perfect and easy to see.

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    Nice upgrade over 2001 factory unit

    Written by: PKelly478 from Maryland on November 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this to replace a Factory Radio/CD player in my 2001 GMC Yukon XL. I had the Bose/OnStar system but it's 14 years old and some of the internal lights are blown and technology has improve significantly since. Crutchfield sent me everything I needed for the job - including an entirely new dash cover. Installation was pretty straightforward but a bit more involved than I thought. The unit, a double DIN DVD/Bluetooth receiver, was billed to fit in the truck. However, I did have to cut away a fair amount of internal plastic to get the unit to fit. It pretty much maxed-out the space once the plastic was cut back. It would have been worth knowing that some internal surgery was required, although now that it's in, I love the "new" features in my worn-but-true, weekend family hauler. I now have Bluetooth connectivity, handsfree phone, IPod connection and Pandora radio. I could have hooked up a rearview camera, but just didn't feel like it was worth routing all that cable. Had a couple of wiring questions that Crutchfield tech support were immediately available to help me resolve. I know there are other units out there with more features, but the Sony XAV68BT is a huge improvement over 2001 technology.

    Pros: Bluetooth music/phone - Finally Bluetooth music/Pandora Radio sounds great Phone mic is excellent and call clarity is awesome DVD player is awesome - picture clarity superb

    Cons: A bit more involved to install than I thought - It's pretty big unit. Wiring harness diagram did not synch-up exactly with new head unit - Tech Support walked me through through it. Still playing with all the features - may take some time to figure it all out Figured out how to get ride of the Demo video that was a concern from another review I read on line.

    Great Product. Excellent Customer Support

    Written by: Ryan from California on October 16, 2015

    2011 Honda Insight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation was a breeze on a 2011 Honda Insight. I had to call Crutchfield support and got a live person to help me with a cabling question. Unit sounds better than stock radio, bluetooth connectivity to a iPhone is flawless and love the front USB port to charge my device while connected to BT.

    Pros: Easy installation. Simple yet eye catching user interface. Bluetooth compatibility with iPhone. Crisp and clear sound quality.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Scott S. - North Aurora, from Illinois on October 15, 2015

    2006 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo for the money. Crutchfield made the install super easy and quick. Stereo has alot of cool features and is so simple to operated. It definitely has the "wow" factor when you turn the key to the on position.

    Pros: Get features, easy to use and the install was simple and quick

    Cons: Wish it had Navigation but for the money you get a bang!

    Not too much to complain about

    Written by: Nikos from Florida on October 14, 2015

    2005 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall the product is good, it fits great in my doubled in dash with no alterations needed. The screen is responsive, doesn't generate much heat. Bluetooth quality is clear, radio strength is stronger than what I had hooked to my outer antenna. Only issue I have is leaving a USB connected, for me it has an issue starting up with a USB attached and can make it freeze, but turning it off and unplugging the USB solves this.

    Pros: Sound quality Clean build Little heat production Bluetooth connectivity Screen icons are clean

    Cons: USB connection issue Can't change background

    Nice head unit

    Written by: ALex from Pennsylvania on October 6, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice upgrade over factory unit. Well worth the money. Awesome customer service!!

    Pros: Looks nice and has great sound.

    Cons: Trim kit provided didn't fit, but reimbursed me for the fix!!

    Upgrade over the factory radio in my older Ridgeline

    Written by: Bikerbudmatt from Connecticut on October 2, 2015

    2010 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this receiver to give me handsfree capability with an iPhone 6. The older interface I had installed on the factory radio had the older 30-pin connector. I was not interested in the DVD player, and so did not bother connecting the safety interlock wire. This of course disables DVD playback. Sony did its typical fine-but-not-excellent work with this receiver. It boots within 5 seconds, and returns to its last settings when powered up.

    The software features Pandora heavily, but it should be noted that the Pandora dedicated interface works only through a USB connection. That doesn't matter, because the Pandora app also works just fine through the BT interface (iOS 9.0.1). The interface itself is Sony's Blu-Ray screen, with a row of apps that scroll across the screen. I found it easier and safer to look at the settings in a grid.

    BT handfree calling and Siri eyes-free connectivity worked well. One flaw is that only phone calls will interrupt tuner play, not texts or other alerts-even though alert tones are diverted to the receiver by the Bluetooth profile. This means you will not be aware of incoming texts because you won't hear the tones. (NOTE that Siri enables eyes-free/handsfree texting.) This could be fixed with an updated Bluetooth profile.

    The RDS time setting system DE-set the clock.

    Overall I like this receiver. It is just about right for a 5-year-old vehicle that I plan to run for a couple more years. I would look for something better for a new vehicle.

    Pros: Interfaces well with iPhone/Siri. Okay sound with factory speakers. Easy and clean installation. Does not look out of place on dashboard. Accepts and displays information from phone.

    Cons: Switching modes can be clumsy. Clock in AUTO mode can be thrown off by spurious signals. Some modes driven more by marketing than by function. Tuner presets are at very bottom of touchscreen which makes them difficult to press easily.

    Simplistically Superb

    Written by: Kevin from South Carolina on September 27, 2015

    2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Another great product from Sony. Simple head unit with just enough frills. Looks factory.

    Pros: Excellent sound, easy install, factory appearance.

    Cons: Inability to change background, doesn't display album art, and music stops when toggling through the menus. None of which should be a deal breaker.

    Awesome!

    Written by: Mikeb from West Chester pa on September 24, 2015

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Very cool headunit . Has a lot of features for a smaller price tag . Easy to use and the quality is great!

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    Easy installation, crisp clear sound, plus Bluetooth

    Written by: DAY from New York on September 6, 2015

    2005 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    Installation was easy - just followed the Crutchfield instructions using the included adapters and harnesses. I had one question which Crutchfield's phone staff answered clearly in three minutes. The sound is so much clearer than the OEM stereo, even at low volume, whether iPod or FM radio. And the Bluetooth phone clarity is as good as on our new car which has factory Bluetooth. I wish I had gotten this three years ago instead of trying several separate Bluetooth devices (both visor mount and over the ear). And it takes control of my iPod, which is great on long trips. What an improvement in our 10-year-old road cruiser (Toyota Sienna). Absolutely love it.

    Pros: Sound, great Bluetooth, works smoothly with iPod, easy install, looks like it belongs in the dash.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Anonymous from Albuquerque nm on August 22, 2015

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Sounds great looks great and lots of cool features. Great price as well

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    Very Nice

    Written by: Caleb from Williamsburg, VA on August 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Was very easy to install. The Bluetooth audio streaming is crisp and clear, especially when used for phone calls. The settings allow me to adjust the dimmer setting for when I turn on my headlights. The "screen saver" is actually the demo mode, which can be turned off in the settings menu.

    Pros: Easy to install, bluetooth works fantastic.

    Cons: If you have your phone attached with Bluetooth while watching a dvd, it restarts the movie from the beginning after your call. Unable to change the background.

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    Written by: Kurt from Ohio on August 8, 2015

    2001 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This was put into our 2001 Honda Odyssey and it fits great - after filing down the assembly screws supplied with the install kit. The wiring harness and wire connectors bought from Crutchfield made the install incredibly easy (this is the 8th radio I've installed over 20 years). We love the radio, although it is hard to see in direct sunlight. The bluetooth interface (the main reason we bought it) is great, although it takes some playing with it to do the initial connection. We didn't replace any speakers, so the sound is as good as expected, although the sound level between the streaming BT and the radio and the CD player are much different, which is quite annoying, but not a deal breaker. We are really glad we choose a touch screen radio over a traditional one.

    Pros: Great bluetooth connection looks good works well strong radio signal

    Cons: learning curve to use

    Great Upgrade

    Written by: Rd from Illinois on July 31, 2015

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The family was going on a multi state road trip so I finally decided to upgrade the factory head unit on my 2002 Ford Explorer EB with factory sub. The Sony XAV-68BT fit the criteria: video, bluetooth, compatibility with phones (LG, iPhones), compatiblity with factory speakers and sub, compatible with steering wheel controls. The Sony was able to take full advantage of the factory sub and speakers ... the sound was noticeably much better. The video was very clear, even from the third row seats. I had originally bought the PAC SWI-RC but ended up returning because the Sony came with a connector that was compatible with my steering wheel controls (analog). Overall, great upgrade to factory head unit.

    Pros: Sound, Video, Built in steering wheel control, Bluetooh compatibility

    Cons: Background is not customizable, Control navigation takes some getting used to

    A very solid value, I couldn't have chosen better.

    Written by: JimS from Indiana on July 6, 2015

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have found this radio to be a fantastic choice. It does everything I want a radio to do, or could want a radio to do, within my price range. It also does it supremely well. I have had exactly zero issues with this radio over two weeks and a 2600 mile road trip. I'm certain a great deal of credit is due my excellent installer, but I don't want to short change the device either.

    After some minimal tinkering with the EQ and the settings (turning off Kiosk mode, etc) I found this thing to be a pleasure to use.

    Pros: Looks like it belongs there in the dash of my 2005 F150 Lariat.

    Cons: It reminds me not to watch DVDs and drive randomly. I would like a way to turn this nonsense off. I know very well not to watch DVDs and drive thanks. Easily fixed with a tap of the OK button, at least for the short term.

    Does it all!

    Written by: James from California City, ca on July 1, 2015

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great in my 04 Cobra. BT phone mic works great, video display is outstanding, easy to bypass so you can play dad's while driving. Just ground the wire that is supposed to go to the park brake. Has lots of features at a great price!

    Pros: Best price for features.

    Cons: None

    Crutchfield Came Through!

    Written by: Bobby C from Pennsylvania on June 27, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Value

    The first of these units that I got from Crutchfield gave be fits! Had a bad buzzing noise. After working through all possible issues with the tech, we determined the unit was defective. Must have been a bad ground in the unit. Crutchfield sent out the second unit and it worked no problem. Great value for the money. Installed in my wife's car & sounds really good even with the OEM speakers. Big plusses for me were the volume knob and USB in front. Nice display & easy to use.

    Pros: Nice display, easy to use, good sound (it's a Sony!).

    Cons: Build quality on first unit ordered wasted a lot of my time on install.

    nice fit

    Written by: dsltek from Colorado on June 21, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Installed in a 2010 Honda Ridgeline- quality fit and appearance. Has all the right uses.

    Pros: good price, quality and functions.

    Cons: layout on remote control

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    Written by: joe from hollywood fl on June 16, 2015

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    Not to user friendly software I have a rear camera and it is powered by the back up light it order to see the back up video I have to switch back to the main screen touch the rear camera icon after I go back to the drive position I get annoying snow on my screen. No well thought controls. Putting used tele # in memory is a hit and miss event The steering wheel control I purchase is a nightmare to connect You cannot change display colors or screen saver all in all not user friendly or very fictional Another is that the AM radio has practally no reception. Original unit much superior sound would not reccommend

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    stereo

    Written by: Leo from New Hampshire on June 14, 2015

    2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio is really nice and easy too install. Was able to install a rear view camera and plug it straight into the stereo. Really cool

    Pros: bluetooth, aux inputs and rear cam input.

    Cons: no gps

    Awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from Marietta on June 8, 2015

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really easy set up and really easy to use, picture quality is amazing for a its size

    Pros:

    Cons:

    GREAT RECEIVER

    Written by: Frank M from Nevada on June 4, 2015

    2005 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great receiver...exceeds my expectations!

    Pros: Great sound, good radio reception and easy install.

    Cons: The clock not displaying "12" is a little irritating, but very livable.

    Perfect fit

    Written by: MJ from Illinois on May 31, 2015

    2003 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    It has what I need put I have to said I was especting more, the Bluetooth fails a bit, the sound is great and the mic. Does not come install on the radio soo it was a bit challenging to find a spot to run the wires and installed ,

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Car doc

    Written by: Radio man from Mia fl on May 31, 2015

    2005 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awsome no more words

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice stereo

    Written by: CJ from Utah on May 26, 2015

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is my first touch screen video receiver so I don't have anything to compare it with. There is a definite noticeable improvement in sound quality over the factory stereo. I have had no issues at all. Bluetooth connected fine and my Iphone 6 works just fine via usb with Pandora. Operation is simple, haven't had to refer to the owners manual yet.

    Pros: Nice sound and usability

    Cons: Clock operation is messed up. 12:01 is displayed as 0:01 and the clock is always wrong with the auto clock setting turned on. I just turned it off and it works fine.

    Good but Some Limitations

    Written by: Tom H from Maryland on May 11, 2015

    2009 Volkswagen Eos
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this to replace the stock radio in my 2009 Volkswagen EOS. I had it installed at a big box store. I bought it specifically because it had a knob for volume control and it had a front USB jack. It looked goo in my car and was very easy to set up but I soon discovered that it had a few serious flaws. First of all the interface was simple to the point of being dull. I am not looking for spaceship flashing lights but a little graphic pizzazz would have been nice. The biggest problem with the interface is that the text for song/artist information was so small. Given the screen real estate, the designers decided to use a font the size a typical Webster's dictionary entry instead of making the text big and readable. Secondly, the controls for audio dynamics did not seem to provide much dramatic change in the quality of the sound. It was plenty loud but there were just three bands of control and I just could not get the system to sound rich and full. I have eight speakers so I thought it should sound better than it did.

    But the thing that finally made me return it was that when I connected to my Bluetooth phone, there was no song or artist information displayed, just the controls to skip to the next song, pause or play. I checked the manual and verified that it said "Song and artist information will not be displayed when connected to a Bluetooth phone" or something like that.

    So I bought a JVC Arsenal KW-V200BT and installed it myself. I love it.(mostly).

    Pros: Nice color, instant on, well made, volume control button, front USB jack

    Cons: Limited sound control , small small text for song information, no song info when connected via Bluetooth,

    Love it

    Written by: Anonymous from wyoming on May 2, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    always liked Sony products. This is my first dvd system from them. I own a ford and Sony is the factory stereo in most fords, so it looks like I have a stock head unit.

    Pros: Sony quality easy to use.

    Cons:

    Great Addition

    Written by: Robert from Michigan on April 30, 2015

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit was a great addition to my 2008 silverado. Install was pretty easy just had to connect a bit of wires and plug them in.

    Pros: Good sound even with my stock speakers. Looks awesome. Bluetooth works great nice and clear on both ends.

    Cons: just wish it did a little more not exactly sure just more. Also doesn't show the info on the screen when you play cd's but thats probably due to the advancing technology.

    nice unit.

    Written by: oscar_v from rgv south Texas on April 26, 2015

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was looking for a. Double din for my malibu and saw this unit read the reviews and was impressed with good the good reviews so i bought it. Bluetooth connectivity is smooth, the volume is a knob so the screen stays clean. Sound is loud and clear through my stock speakers.

    Pros: Connectivity is excellent Clean oem look Sturdy build

    Cons: The screen is not bright enough for clear daytime use. The settings is a maze to get to make your own adjustments and cuts off your bt connection.

    Looks great in my F250

    Written by: Anonymous from Cropwell, Alabama on April 18, 2015

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The most difficult part was getting the dash off to install the unit but once that was done there was no problem at all. The unit looks great and plays perfectly.

    Pros: Fits like a glove after a couple of very minor modifications to the mounting bracket.

    Cons: Tabs on the mounting bracket had to be removed to get the unit to fit into the dash. This was easily done and in no way affects the performance of the stereo. Interestingly, the bracket instructions say not to remove the tabs but there is no other way to insert the unit into the space unless they are removed.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Dave from Houston, DE on April 16, 2015

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    yoh cant go wrong with Sony products. You Always get great value for the price. Extremely easy to use even for someone who is not tech savvy.

    Pros: Sounds great and the blue tooth pairing is hassle free.

    Cons: Only con i have is I have to use the blue tooth app as apposed to the Pandora app with my iPhone. The Pandora info will not display on the screen.

    Sony XAV-68BT Review

    Written by: asned from Oklahoma on April 14, 2015

    2008 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo is a great value. It is easy to use/install. The look is great (a little smaller than I originally thought) but its fine. I would recommend this stereo to anyone who wants a good stereo for a cheap price. My only two "unhappiness" factors are the sound quality wasn't as great as I hoped for. However, I'm sure upgrading my speakers could help this. And secondly, the Bluetooth sometimes cuts out and I've had complaints from people on the other end of calls of an echo. Other than these two things it works great

    Pros: affordable looks good easy install handsfree

    Cons: sound quality isn't superb Bluetooth microphone causes echo

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: stan from Middletown, ny on April 10, 2015

    2000 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very happy overall with product.

    Pros: Works well with Android phone.

    Cons: Tuner does not have the reception of the stock system.

    Great radio, user friendly

    Written by: Drew from Idaho on March 22, 2015

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Super easy install in a '98 CRV, love the Pandora interface, separate volume control knob that switches inputs is a great feature. Sounds clear, just need separate subwoffer if you really want thump. Was a perfect companion for a cross-country drive.

    Pros: easy to control everything with well layed out menus and options. For the price, it gives everything you could ask for.

    Cons: Can't change display background

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Colin S from Fallston, MD on March 20, 2015

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very easy to put in, enhanced the sound quality in my car, and overall an awesome addition to my car

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent Unit

    Written by: NateS from Montana on March 17, 2015

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This was a excellent unit upgrade from my stock unit. It has performed better than i anticipated. My wife is thrilled with the ease of use

    Pros: Great Sony quality---- Great sound---- Easy install

    Cons: None thus far

    Great radio for a great price

    Written by: Seans from New Orleans, La on March 5, 2015

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio. Sounds good even with stock speakers. Hooked up a reverse camera to it and the picture is clear.

    Pros: -good value for the money -Sony quality. -good picture. -front aux and usb.

    Cons: None that come to mind

    SONY XAV-68BT

    Written by: Randy Yewell from Millington, TN on March 4, 2015

    2008 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Right out of the box I was happy. Everything was perfect. The installation was actually quite easy with everything that Crutchfield sent with my new stereo. After installing the stereo, setting it up was no problem. It's everything I was looking for. It looks like it was made for my Nissan Pathfinder. The DVD function is great. (for all you parents out there) play movies while waiting. The Bluetooth function is flawless. I love it. Phone calls come through nice and clear and the mic is small enough where it's not really noticeable. Overall, I'm very pleased. I expected nothing less from Crutchfield and Sony.

    Pros: DVD, Bluetooth, ease of installing, looks, functions.

    Cons: none

    very nice system

    Written by: Charles from Brentwood, CA on February 25, 2015

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Simple to install, everything I needed came with the package, and it all works perfectly, the first time.

    Pros: Nice, bright screen and intuitive navigation. I don't like all the flashy gadgety stuff, and this has a nice clean UI.

    Cons: Maybe an option to "upload" custom backgrounds and color schemes would be nice?

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Coshocton, OH on February 23, 2015

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I Love this cd/dvd player . Fit well in my 05 trailblazer.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    very satisfied

    Written by: Anonymous from Philadelphia PA. on February 15, 2015

    2003 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The product I've purchased was well worth the money spent

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to use and the price was right

    Cons: No cons

    Terrific Addition to my Tundra

    Written by: Tim from Kansas City, Ks on February 15, 2015

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit is truly one of the best I've installed in any of my cars!!

    Pros: Ease of use...Works great with my back up camera, and my Samsung Note 3.

    Cons: The glare on the screen makes it difficult to see in sunlight.

    Excellent Head Unit

    Written by: brandon from robbinsville, nc on February 7, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit comes equipped with everything but the navigational system, could not get better quality for the price. Extremely satisfied! :-)

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Honestly can't think of none.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from California on February 7, 2015

    2002 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    looks good. nice sound

    Pros:

    Cons: radio cant display 1223 pm it shows 0023.called up teck said they all do it. stupid

    A sony product

    Written by: Anonymous from South Carolina on February 5, 2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I always forget about Sony products inability to play well with others. They design really good products then screw it up somehow. In the case of the in dash unit that I purchased, the unit doesn't do plug and play navigation with an iphone and ANY nav software, or at least any that I have found.I read that GPS drive by motion X would work, but it doesn't. Nothing else seems to either, so that nice big screen just sits there stupid. Its a shame. Musically, it is just fine, even connected to aged factory speakers. I wanted something that had front usb and accessory plugs, and it does. It has a multi function knob, which works well. Since the install required pulling the single din unit and shelf, which required pulling out basically everything except the steering wheel its a good thing. Having to access the back would be insanely difficult, so I'm glad the backup camera and the accessory mike were plugged in during the initial install.

    Pros: Huge improvement in sound over the stock unit,blends in to the console, easy to operate while driving

    Cons: Really lame software interface. Won't let you use Iphone features like GPS or Siri and hands free calling easily. Crappy support if you insist on speaking english

    Nice entry level model

    Written by: The CDP from Winnipeg, MB on January 29, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This deck works exactly as advertised... installation was smooth and easy, instructions were clear.

    Pros: Good value for a deck with Bluetooth calling and audio.

    Cons: It would be nice to be able to change the background image.

    Functional receiver at a decent price

    Written by: Phil from Texas on January 27, 2015

    2004 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great in my 2004 Pilot. My goal was no wires to listen to things from my phone and to display a rear camera, and this fits the bill. Touch screen is functional - there aren't accidental touches. Radio works with way more presets than I will ever use. Had trouble getting the steering wheel controls to work, but customer service helped me get them up and running.

    Pros: Does what I want it to. Functional touchscreen. Seems reasonably well built.

    Cons: Volume knob frequently fell off during installation. Slow startup and switch to rear camera. If you reverse quick, you might be done reversing before the camera image appears.

    Fantastic Upgrade for my 2005 Honda

    Written by: GayleK from Texas on January 26, 2015

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted to upgrade my radio to listen to audiobooks without burning to CDs. The customer support in selecting the right radio was superb. We had a question about installation on a Sunday afternoon and once again phone support was just great. I am really enjoying the sound. Haven't used all the functions yet but am looking forward to trying all the bells and whistles.

    Pros: Great display. I hired someone to install the unit and he said it was easy.

    Cons: None

    beauty

    Written by: austin from south jersey on January 24, 2015

    2005 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    this looks great in my 05 subaru forester. i love the features and the compatibility with my iphone. great value for a not so expensive price.

    Pros: looks great sounds great easy hookup no learning curve

    Cons: none

    Sony XAV Review

    Written by: Casey B. from Alachua Florida on January 23, 2015

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is honestly my best buy as far as stereos go in my truck. Very easy to install with great display and ease of use. This stereo is better then I expected and I plan to continue to shop here at Crutchfield. Thankyou

    Pros: Easy install, Easy to use, Great quality, Bluetooth flawless, great picture, quality sound.

    Cons: None.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Maryland on January 22, 2015

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great price for features. No issues with operation or learning how to use it at all.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    :)))) great buy!

    Written by: joerenf from Hawaii on January 20, 2015

    2012 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I enjoy it. Thanks to Crutchfield and reading the magazine. featuring this model. MAN I love it for my 2012 Nissan sentra ser speV!!

    Pros: No lag when you touch the screen compared to others Sound quality badass fits great in my car! BLUETOOTH connectivity is amazing! trust me! Fast shipping!

    Cons: Just wish I can change the background to something else

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from San juan Puerto Eici on January 20, 2015

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great Equipment. Good Sound. Easy to use.

    Pros: Simple and elegant.

    Cons: You can't change the screen backdrop image.

    Quality construction

    Written by: Kirk from high point, nc on January 20, 2015

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter and installed it for her. No problem installing it in a 2005 Honda civic ex. The Crutchfield instructions are incomplete though. I researched you tube for a better installation instruction.

    Pros: Fits perfectly and looks great

    Cons: None as of this time.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from cairo,wv on January 15, 2015

    2003 Ford Excursion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Was not happy with radio . Display would not show album covers when conected to ipod. Sony tech support very rude . Dvd player skipped . Sent the radio back and got a pioneer.

    Pros: Sound quality good

    Cons: Dvd skipped ,no display when plying ipod

    Good unit good price

    Written by: Bo from Oklahoma on January 12, 2015

    2011 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good for the price. Installed in the wifes prius well with the dash kit. Wiring was easy. No steering wheel adapter required

    Pros: Well made simple to install

    Cons: Menues and icon displays are a bit clunky. Lacking some wow factor in those regards

    Great upgrade and value!

    Written by: Slixter from South Carolina on January 8, 2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This a great upgrade that brings touch screen, Blue Tooth, hands free phone & DVD all into a smooth interface at a very reasonable price. The fit and finish in my '06 Tundra is nice. I bought this primarily for the iPhone and Blue Tooth interface. So far so good. Very intuitive navigation thru various functionalities.

    Pros: iPhone interface Blue Tooth Touch screen

    Cons: Hands free mic picks up callers voices from speakers as annoying delayed echo.

    Lots of options for a great price!

    Written by: WillB from Greenville, SC on January 5, 2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    2006 Tundra-Looks great!

    Installed 12/20/15.

    This unit has a lot of flexibility for both Android and Iphone. The front USB port is a huge convenience. The unit works with both major cell phone OS'. This was key for me, because I did not want to be stuck to a phone because of the stereo in my car.

    This provides Blue tooth calling and music, on both platforms, and also allows both to be plugged in to the USB plug. This is all the functionality I needed, and none that I didn't.

    If you want platform flexibility without paying $600+ this unit deserves a look!

    Pros: Flexibility Price Call Quality Build Quality Cool search features that searches standard radio stations.

    Cons: Little to no customization--This did not matter to me. Only 2 sets of pre-outs, which limits to front/rear or front/sub. This can be overcome with splitters though.

    Installed 1/1/2015

    Written by: SA CA 10851 from California on January 3, 2015

    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this in my Toyota Tacoma on 1/1/2015. Fits perfect. Looks great. Well built typical Sony. Navigation, set up, very easy. I added a cheap backup camera from Amazon and it works great, but routing the cable takes extra time. Like everyone else says, the night time dimming isn't great; but, I tap the sound equalizer on the screen and it shows black with just the various EQ options to adjust for the type of song.

    Pros: Easy navigation. Everything works. Soft dial volume control is far better than searching for on screen arrows like some units have.

    Cons: Only dims slightly when headlights are switched on. Turns on automatically with each ignition start, even when it was off

    Sony Audio System

    Written by: TRM from NJ on December 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent system value for money. Easy operation with touch screen control & remote control is bonus. All features as advertised clear reception excellent audio & video

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sony XAV 64BT

    Written by: Gil H from Sacramento, Ca. on December 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I first ordered a JVC double din to save some money. The goal was quality sound before cosmetics. After hearing it and trying to tune it I called Crutchfield and asked for this Sony. It was worth every cent. This Sony completely changed the audio experience with the exact same system and same settings.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: BC from Nashville on December 28, 2014

    2004 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really pleased with my decision to go with this Sony XAV-6BT to replace the factor HU in my sons IS300. It was a straight forward install and the unit looks great.

    Pros: -Flawless Bluetooth operation -Good looking and easy to use interface -Pandora app is very cool -Sounds great -High cool factor

    Cons: -No dedicated sub output

    Nice clean look

    Written by: Bill from Kentucky on December 26, 2014

    1999 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very easy installation in a 1999 Camry. Nice clean face look and easy start up without reading instructions! Good value and like the hands free for the cell phone. Incoming phone calls sound good even with the old speakers that need replacing. I would recommend this unit and really appreciate the good service and help from the technicians. Very pleased customer for over 30 years.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Very Good Upgrade

    Written by: Anonymous from Fort Laudedale, Florida on December 23, 2014

    2007 Dodge Magnum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this HU in my 2007 Dodge Magnum. My ride originally came with a single disc CD with aux jack. After years of frustration I upgraded to this Sony HU. I'm very pleased with the unit, music is crisp and clear, the bluetooth function works great (during music streaming or speaking on the phone) install was very straightforward. I'm awaiting the arrival of my backup camera so I can install and i'll update my review accordingly. If you are looking for a basic (but seriously improved) head unit that won't break the bank, i'd suggest this Sony.

    Pros: Great price, easy to install, all the features that I needed.

    Cons: In ability to utilize Satellite Radio

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on December 22, 2014

    2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall a great unit. Easy to use. I like to listen to audiobooks via bluetooth and still have to increase the sound where the background has a slightly louder hum but then switching between functions doesn't change the volume too much. I didn't think I would use the DVD player much but find during lunch breaks that it comes in handt

    Pros: bluetooth sound quality

    Cons: sound transitions between bluetooth and other functions

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Steve S. from Texas on December 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in my 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited with factory Infinity sound system. Installation was a breeze using Crutchfield's master sheets and a video from youtube. Stock unit went TU! Only glitch was not with the product but the plastic dash structure. When removing two panels and a trim piece it seemed that half of the friction fastener holes either cracked or shattered. I spent a day using gorilla super glue putting the puzzle pieces back together. I did use nylon panel removing tools and used the utmost delicacy but still couldn't avoid the panel cracks. The glue worked wonders and all went together well. The sound quality and ease of use of the Sony unit is excellent even with the stock factory amp and speakers. Loaded hundreds of mp3 music files on a flash drive and they play without a hitch. DVD videos play perfectly. Used an iDatalink Maestro ADS-MSW Steering Wheel Control Adapter to retain steering wheel controls and I highly recommend this product. It's programming capabilities are superb.

    Pros: Sony quality. Crutchfield support!

    Cons: Not really a con but for the life of me I can't seem to discover the proper video format for videos using the flash drive. Using Sony's specs for video files didn't seem to work no matter how many different file conversions I did. After perusing the web I found that many others are struggling with this issue also. I'll keep searching!

    Very Nice Head Unit

    Written by: PatrickD from Milwaukee WI on December 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very nice Head unit. I put this in a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. I become extremely overly frustrated with the pathetic performance of the so called "media gateway" type products. The only one that worked at all was the ISimple, and then that quit working too....

    This Sony unit plays nice with my IPhone 5s, and my IPhone 4S, which I now basically use as an IPod. Sound quality is really great. You can use the USB, or just use the headphone/AUX jack, it works fine either way.

    Sound quality is really good. Seems to have plenty of power for my factory speakers.

    My subwoofer and full stereo features still work. Steering wheel controls still work.

    I just did a long x-country trip, probably 50 hours behind the wheel.... Worked perfect the whole time.

    I am pleased with this purchase. This unit supports a rear view camera, so that's my next step, to get that hooked up....

    Pros: Sound quality. Interface to IPhone. Ease of use. Appearance is nice, does not look cheap or out of place.

    Cons: There is some wiring required, to install this. Patience will get you there. Also, there is a lot of new wire & gear to be jammed in the dash. Even in a full size SUV, I had to get a little creative, to fit this pile of spaghetti in the dash... The mount I got from Crutchfield was a "multi-fit" sort of mount, so a lot of it has to be cut off. Checked on line for the maker of that, and download the updated PDF for the installation instructions. Those were a dramatic improvement over the inculded ones.

    Sony xav-68bt stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Upland, CA on November 30, 2014

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Worth the money and very easy to use. Does what it needs to and wasn't a pain to install. Put into a 2003 Tahoe. Besides having to get an install kit. The only mod necessary was cutting out a small piece of carbon composite bracket about the size of a quarter from behind the stock location. Bluetooth worked without a hitch with my Android as well. I wasn't looking for blinky lights and all that stuff. This is perfect. Understated looks and I can turn off the screen when I want to.

    Pros: Not an eyesore to look at. Easy functions. Easy install with no funny gaps.

    Cons: Wish it had a dimmer for night so I don't have to turn off the screen if it bothers me.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Written by: Decker from Norristown NJ on November 30, 2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)