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Kenwood KDC-255U

CD receiver (Factory Refurbished)

95 Reviews | 3 questions - 7 answers

Item #: 613KDC255U

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Original Price: $74.99

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KDC-255U

Kenwood's KDC-255U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price.You get variable color illumination for the buttons so you can set the color to match your dash lighting perfectly. The front USB port allows you to control the music on your iPhone® or Android® phone through this Kenwood, and gives you access to SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Pandora Internet radio, and other apps on your iPhone too.  

Variable color display and a USB port

Kenwood's KDC-255U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price.You get variable color illumination for the buttons so you can set the color to match your dash lighting perfectly. The front USB port allows you to control the music on your iPhone® or Android® phone through this Kenwood, and gives you access to SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Pandora Internet radio, and other apps on your iPhone too.  

Kenwood KDC-255U CD receiver

You can adjust the color on this Kenwood's buttons to match your car's illumination.

Power packed

Kenwood built impressive amplification into this receiver. You'll notice a dramatic power boost and improved sound quality, even if you still have your factory speakers — with aftermarket speakers, the difference is even more significant. With a 3-band EQ and 3-level bass boost, you can tweak your music to your heart's content, while the Supreme Setting feature enhances the sound of MP3 and WMA files. If you add a powered sub to your system, you can use the sub level control, the low-pass crossover, and the phase setting to adjust your bass.

Feature friendly

The easily accessed front-panel minijack input offers a quick connection for portable music players and other audio devices. Or if CDs are more your style, this receiver delivers excellent sound quality, soundstaging, and stereo separation, whether they're produced by your favorite prerecorded CDs or discs that you loaded up with MP3 and WMA files. Your passengers can use the included wireless remote to change tunes, sources, and sound settings.

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

Great product I've tried several car stereos in the past but this on is best by far.

Scoe, Hagerstown, MD

What's in the Box:

  • Refurbished CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
  • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • iPod control (also compatible with Music Control app for Android phones)
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 11-digit LCD display
    • variable color illumination for buttons
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of heavily compressed music files
    • speaker size settings
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter and subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input and USB port
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt, switchable to subwoofer mode)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Kenwood KDC-255U Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    95 Reviews

    Not what I was expecting

    Written by: Thomas from Rockwall, texas on April 20, 2014

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    This unit was easy to install and sounds cleaner but quieter than my last unit, the lights work well but are too slow for my taste, the menus too complex, and the pandora refuses to link to my phones pandora, and the bass is way weaker than my last unit

    Pros: Cheap, pretty colors, installs well

    Cons: Pandora failed, bass sucks, quieter

    Kenwood radio

    Written by: Scoe from Hagerstown, MD on April 17, 2014

    2001 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great product I've tried several car stereos in the past but this on is best by far.

    Pros: iPod accessible,detachable face fits great into my car

    Cons: None

    Simply superb

    Written by: Cliff from Wake Forest NC on March 18, 2014

    1996 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I needed something to replace a stock radio/cassette player in my old F-150. The price was right, and the installation was relatively easy.

    Pros: Great price. Good features. Great sound.

    Cons: Features are a little difficult for an old-timer like me to figure out. Like programming a VCR.

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    Written by: ben from Minneapolis, MN on January 26, 2014

    2003 Mazda MPV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Awesome stereo for the Money

    Pros: Easy to use and install

    Cons: None

    Great Sound

    Written by: JohnV from Ville Platte, La on January 20, 2014

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

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    Great radio - great value

    Pros: Ease of installation. Instructions easy to follow. Cool display. Works great with iPhone and Pandora.

    Cons: Takes a while to setup the radio. Display is not intuitive. Wish it would display time and station at same time. Have to select the one you prefer.

    Wow! So much for so little.

    Written by: SEUT from Moab, Utah on January 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    So many features all for under $100. Set the sound to OEM and the 20 year old speakers on my F-150 sound great.

    Pros: Kenwood name and reputation, iPod/iPad compatability. Can light up to any color you choose. It's got a remote too.

    Cons: When it's playing I just want the clock to show up on the display and I don't think that is an option, or I'm too stupid to figure it out :-/

    Great receiver

    Written by: JS from Cucamonga, CA on January 8, 2014

    1998 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I have always liked Kendwood products. I have purchased 2 Kenwood units in the past and they still work fine after 10 years. I purchased this unit for my son's car as a Christmas gift. We installed it and the sound quality was beyond surprising despite using the factory speakers of a 12 year old car. (this is his first car, just got license to drive)

    Pros: Great initial quality and sound.

    Cons: None yet.

    Nice Receiver

    Written by: Snarf from Chicago,Ill on January 5, 2014

    1993 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Received. In a timely. Manner during Christmas holiday . Installed in 93 Honda Accord . I did not want a expensive radio Just a daily driver got on sale for the price sound quality very good and with stock speakers just the right option menu You will learn in about 20 min. Worth every penny simple and looks very nice with multiple color schemes that change all the time

    Pros: Easy to operate

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Clyde from Hilo, Hawaii on January 4, 2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Deliver took only three work days. Easy to install with Crutchfields' s auto guide which was comprehensive and accurate configuration for my 2001 Tacoma pickup truck. It took only two hours to install.

    Pros: 1. fast delivery; 2. easy installation; 3. the sound is great. 4. easy to understand instructions on how to program the buttons for my needs. 5. I like the colorful lighting. 6. best of all, can't beat the price for this great sounding radio with Apple ipod hookup as advertised. Thank you, Crutchfield!

    Cons: 1. Although buttons are small, I am now used to them after a week of trial and error.

    Nice stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from San Clemente, Ca. on January 3, 2014

    2007 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Bought this for my 16 year old son and it looks and sounds fantastic in his 07 Accord. Easy install and the kit fit perfectly. Wiring was easy as well. Highly recommended.

    Pros: Simple to understand and easy to manipulate. Great quality product.

    Cons:

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    Written by: YogieBear from Alamogordo, NM on January 3, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am 76 & not a very good NERD. Having problems setting things. I'll get it.

    Pros: Very good looking. Sounds good.

    Cons: Confused initial setup

    Great inexpensive option

    Written by: Chris from Jonestown, PA on January 3, 2014

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

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    I bought this unit because my OEM CD player died, and my wife wanted something to play CDs on. Since I wanted something inexpensive, this fit the bill. It came with a free "in dash kit", so that was a great bonus. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you play around a bit, you'll get the hang of things. My reception for one of my local channels doesn't seem to be quite as good, so the antenna adapter might not work as well the OEM setup.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great

    Cons: The controls aren't super user-friendly

    nice

    Written by: fanastas from Jasper GA on January 3, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    this was what my son was looking something with a USB port. After install stero work great sounded good.

    Pros: was what i was looking for extra cable and plugs a big benefit.

    Cons: After install placed dash back together radio work all was good accept when he went home no dash lights. We did not hook up the dimmer wire to anything because there was no place or direction on where it needed it to go. Had to take all a part and we found a hot wire when key switch was turned on for dash lights to work. after thatt all is good.

    Great Experience - Decent Radio

    Written by: holinessprchr from Florida on January 3, 2014

    2001 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Crutchfield's Customer Service Is Second To NONE.... I had an issue on the install when I had no sound coming out of the speakers. I called their customer service and turns out that even though nothing in the vehicle said "Infinity" it was. Needless to say, I had to bypass the amp or connect the blue amp wire. They even emailed me a copy of the bypass wiring diagram. Also, I have installed many radios over the years and Crutchfield's dash kits have been superior with detailed instructions. I will buy again and recommend to my friends.. Thanks With Exception of the volume knob, I would rather have purchased the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397 which I purchased previously for the same price. It has much more customization. Over all this is still a decent head unit.

    Pros: Great value, solid unit, USB works exceptionally, Fair amount of sound customization

    Cons: Sound gets a tad distorted when turned loud. I wish that the color that you choose from the selection also changed with the color of the display info. For example, green unit face color with white/blue display info color doesn't look good together. Not near as much sound customization as my previous purchase of the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X397. However, this units volume knob is not slick and I do like that much, much better

    Great CD Receiver

    Written by: BJM from TN on January 2, 2014

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

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    I am a fan of the Kenwood products and this one did not disappoint. I purchased it for Christmas gift for me mom. After a few what does this mean and how did you do that she was off and going. The ability to change the color of the background was a neat favor for her. sounded great with factory speakers, she listens to books on CD a lot. For the money I am very happy with it.

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    Got it done

    Written by: Tom P from Chesapeake VA on January 1, 2014

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

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    Great product. I purchased this receiver to upgrade the factory radio. I wanted to stay in a budget and reviewed plenty of units. From others personal reviews and a great customer service chat with Crutchfield I installed this unit and it has done everything it stated, installation was very simple.

    Pros: Overall great product... A box full of pros.

    Cons: I got nothing..

    Great stereo for a great price

    Written by: jostertag from Waco, TX on December 30, 2013

    2000 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    As with anything new, it took me a little getting use to the extra functions that this stereo offered me and how to operate it. I ran into a few problems with installing it undoubtedly due to my ignorance in almost everything electrical, but those were resolved within 3 minutes of calling Customer Service to walk me through the issues! I didn't purchase new speakers with this stereo but it automatically cleaned the sound up and made me feel like the speakers were new as well - great sound! Stereo looks amazing in the car and I LOVE being able to play my own playlists from my iPod through the USB port. A+

    Pros: Ease of Installation (I did it) Improved sound of standard speakers Looks great Features everything I need in a stereo

    Cons: If I had to pick something it would be the time it takes to get use to new things, but honestly this is no deterrent.

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    Written by: Kenwood KDC-255u from Spring Lake, Michigan, 49456 on December 28, 2013

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

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    Very easy to install and the sound is great. It has all the hook ups I was looking for. Very Happy with my purchase of this receiver/CD player.

    Pros: Easy to install, great sound, and USB connections make it easy to use IPhone 5. Looks cool too.

    Cons: None yet

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    Written by: mike from lockport il on December 24, 2013

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

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    This is an all around good product

    Pros: Too many to list

    Cons: Havent had any yet

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    Written by: Kenwood KDC-255U from Anniston, AL on December 19, 2013

    1996 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    NICE radio! Great AM/FM radio functions. I REALLY like being able to plug my digital Sony Walkman into the USB port and listen to music and audiobooks that I have loaded onto the Walkman when we hit the road! Easy installation with the installation wire harness and faceplate, though there are some spare wires that I do not need in my old Dodge Dakota with a fixed antenna.

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    Great product

    Written by: Tina from Tulsa Ok on December 18, 2013

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

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    Would recommend to anyone

    Pros:

    Cons: None

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    Written by: doug from reading,pa on December 17, 2013

    1994 Ford Escort LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    easy install great value and sounds good too

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    Good Kenwood

    Written by: hobbylobby from Asheville, NC on December 12, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The Kenwood KDC-255U is a great radio and CD player. It integrates very well with my iPod. I had a little trouble installing the receiver because the wiring diagram was less than helpful. But great quality and a good price.

    Pros: Great quality and iPod integration.

    Cons: Bad Wiring Diagram

    Pretty colors, Great sound

    Written by: AJ from Chicago, IL on December 12, 2013

    1995 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This little radio puts out a ton of sound for a great, low price. The one feature I love though, is the color changing lights on the face. Sure I'm easily amused, but it's just cool. The receiver seems to pull in a ton of stations my old radio could not. One flaw I don't like though, is the lack of a tuner knob. Not a big gripe, but it is one. It also installs easily with the Crutchfield parts it comes with, with minimal work. If you need to replace or upgrade the radio in your old Chevy, yoiu can beat this one.

    Pros: Changes colors, great reception, easy to instal, looks sharp, pretty easy to use.

    Cons: No tuner knob (a small little con)

    Awesome Unit!

    Written by: Adam B from Fort Campbell, KY on December 10, 2013

    2003 Kia Spectra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Bought this to go in my 2003 Kia Spectra, it works amazingly and it is lightyears ahead of the factory unit. Would purchase again!

    Pros: Great value Great sound Looks great Superior build quality

    Cons: Menu is a little tricky at first but it only takes a few minutes to adjust.

    worked as expected

    Written by: chuck from Antigo, WI on December 9, 2013

    1990 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Works great as expected. Real easy to use

    Pros: Easy function, versatility, customizable

    Cons:

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    Written by: Louie from Roostown, Oh on December 8, 2013

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I'm still learning this unit.

    Pros: looks good in the miata.

    Cons: power antenna stays up when playing cd-not all Crutchfield techs know it. after calling and rewiring three times. I did get correct answer-the power antenna goes up once unit powered on.

    Nice stereo!

    Written by: David from Lake Wylie, SC on December 8, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Awesome stereo unit for the $! The sound is great and the looks of this model is really neat with the changing colors on the front panel. You won't be sorry with this stereo!

    Pros: Easy to install! Looks and sounds great!

    Cons: Didn't fit exactly perfect.......but that could have been my dash, I'm talking only off by a fraction......not a big deal!

    Very nice.

    Written by: Danny T. from Avella,PA on December 7, 2013

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    The head unit works great. Really like the color changing on it. Makes my normal stock speakers sound great, plus my sub a nice boost. I like how it has it's own subwoofer setting. Overall for the price I think this is a wonderful buy.

    Pros: Works great!

    Cons: I'm satisfied.

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    Written by: craigel from Rockford, IL on December 5, 2013

    2000 Saturn LS1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    A nice, affordable deck with all the needed basic features, and then some. My wife loves the changeable colors.

    Pros: Looks, sound quality, features, and price.

    Cons: Can be difficult to navigate all the selections possible on this deck, but that's par for the course, anymore.

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    Written by: matlas from Tucson,AZ on November 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great value for my application and needs. Replaced OEM radio in 1999 diesel truck with new speakers as well. 1000X improvement in sound. No longer have to use a cassette tape to use my ipod. Has Pandora capability etc. Sound is really good. Only negative is small buttons. Install instructions were great and everything I needed to have a finished product was included. Plus free shipping. Love the purchase and love Crutchfield-they are a great company.

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    Cons: small buttons

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    Written by: Anonymous from Taos, NM on November 24, 2013

    1998 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Nice unit, wish it had a mute button and auto return to function if turned off and on.

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    Written by: jasperisa from Tinian MP on November 14, 2013

    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Totally Awesome! Sound quality was off the charts, love how the displays lights changes colors..Can't beat the price, so worth every penny..

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    doesn't work with android

    Written by: seiteka from destin, Florida on November 4, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Claims to work with android. The app you download so that it will control from your android does not work with the radio. You plug it in and it registers as having no music on the device. When you select music it plays through your android not through the head unit.

    Pros: sound quality is solid Settings are straight forward

    Cons: Does not work with android, that was the whole reason I bought it.

    Crutchfield response on November 6, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Written by: Wayne from Chesterfield VA on November 3, 2013

    2000 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy to install and good sound.

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    Everything i was looking for!

    Written by: Anonymous from Indianapolis,IN on November 3, 2013

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great product at a value price. Easy to install with all the features I was looking for. Good quality and looks very nice installed.

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    Great Stereo

    Written by: Lorie R from Campbellsville, KY on November 2, 2013

    2004 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Another great Kenwood product. This stereo makes my old speakers sound better and living out in the country, it has better reception and picks up more stations. The wiring harness that came with the stereo made it easy to install. Great Tech Support from the guys at Crutchfield.

    Pros: Love the Pandora feature and the fact that the LED display changes colors.

    Cons: probably should have ordered a better mounting kit. The one that came free with the stereo caused the stereo to be a little loose. I rigged it for a tighter fit.

    Love it!

    Written by: Adam from PA on October 29, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It took a little bit for me to get used to but once I did I was golden! What I like most about this unit is that it has a built in sub. I may not even have to hook my old sub-woofer back up I am getting that good of bass from this thing! The guy that helped me pick this one was really cool about everything, helped me select down to the last detail. Now all that's left is to give it new speakers as the factory ones are taking a major beating! lol Thank you Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Bass and overall good sounds quality!

    Cons: Adjusting to the controls.

    Great radio!

    Written by: Brandon from SC on October 28, 2013

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

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    It is a great product and was pretty easy to install. Plus you can't beat it coming with all of the needed supplies. The only separate thing I bought were some POSI connectors.

    Pros: Looks great; changing colors, and overall style Decently Quick Install Good instructions All supplies were included Good price Quick Shipping

    Cons: The sound quality is not as good as my stock radio. Everything is high pitched

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    Written by: Anonymous from nj on October 28, 2013

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

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    nice sound quality.

    Pros: color changing face plate. ipod integration (usb).

    Cons: the control buttons are little small.

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    Written by: Zach from Lake mills, ia on October 23, 2013

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

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    Overall great radio. Could use a little more detailed installation sheet but was pretty easy to figure out with what was provided.

    Pros: Easy to use, looks good.

    Cons: When first plugging phone in to play regular music it automatically opens pandora.

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    Written by: Levi from Fargo, ND on October 18, 2013

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

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    The thing is sharp as hell feels like your in a spaceship. Sounds a lot better then the factory one. I really enjoy it.

    Pros: the colors

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Good deal to me!

    Written by: RobY from California on October 17, 2013

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    Very easy to install with the Crutchfield installation kit. Schematics and diagrams made wire connections simple. I soldered/shrink tubed the harness and it went flawlessly after using the suggested wiring verification test for my F250. I wanted something that I could plug my satellite radio into using an auxiliary jack, instead of the window suction cups junk holding the unit antenna output wire. Need to figure that out so as to not mess with FM station interference. Stereo works great and sounds awesome compared to the old burned up ford factory radio that liked eating cassettes (what are those again... :)... ).

    Pros: Easy radio set up and install. Like the color selection to match the trucks normal dash light color.

    Cons: To bad the scrolling display doesn't match the color selection... can't have everything for $100... :)

    Love my new car stereo!

    Written by: SueW from West Warwick, RI on October 16, 2013

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

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    • Value

    I purchased my factory refurbished Kenwood KDC-255U recently and couldn't be more happy with it. Installing it into my Honda CR-V was not the easiest process thanks to the design of the Honda, but it looks great, sounds great, and the USB input terminal makes playing my iPod in the car a piece of cake. I wasn't sure what to expect, buying a factory refurbished product, but this one looks brand new. Now I wish I had replaced the stock radio in my car years ago!

    Pros: Sounds awesome and I love the color display. A great value for the price!

    Cons:

    Kenwood car stereo 02 civic ex

    Written by: Melissa from Tampa, FL on October 16, 2013

    2002 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'm fully satisfied with it. my brother recommended it to me and he has been happy with his for over five years as well...same model just newer

    Pros: everything is a pro. let's not forget installation kit was FREE

    Cons: no cons

    A good choice.

    Written by: Boomer from Ft Worth, TX on October 10, 2013

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The sound is great. I really like the inputs for the USB and the jack for the MP3 player. There are plenty of presets, however the buttons for them are a little difficult to select. They also feel a little fragile. I'm not a fan of all of the colored lights, so I was happy to see that the unit allowed me to pick one single display color.

    Pros: Good sound. USB and MP3 inputs. Color selection.

    Cons: Preset buttons feel fragile.

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: Anonymous from Palmyra, MO on October 8, 2013

    1997 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the money you send it is worth every dime and then some!

    Pros: Worth every dollar

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: Anonymous from cocoa beach fl on October 7, 2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Was easy to install in my Tundra...works fine...love the usb input. Works seamlessly with Pandora.Iphone...Crutchfield rocks!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Sound

    Written by: GijzetteS from Mount Dora, FL on October 4, 2013

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

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

    Great sounding radio. The ability to pick a color to match your mood is a plus.

    Pros: Great sound.

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: ernie from California ky on October 3, 2013

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

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

    Easy to install and use

    Pros:

    Cons:

    KDC-255U

    Written by: TOM W from FAIRFIELD, CT on October 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    THE KDC-255U WAS FAIRLY EASY TO HOOK UP. I USED THE MECHANICAL WIRE CONNECTORS WHICH WORKED WELL. I'M NOT BIG ON ELECTRICAL BUT WITH A FEW QUESTIONS TO YOUR TECH SUPPORT THE TASK WENT SMOOTHLY. I LEFT THE COLOR DISPLAY IN THE CHANGEABLE MODE. IT LOOKS VERY COOL! THE SOUND QUALITY IS EXCELLENT. THANKS AGAIN FOR A GREAT BUY AND GREAT CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

    Pros: GOOD LOOKS, GREAT SOUND QUALITY

    Cons: THE BUTTON IN THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE DISPLAY IS AN EJECT BUTTON WHICH I TOUCHED ACCIDENTLY WHILE INSTALLING THE UNIT. NOT SURE WHY ACCESS IS NEEDED BEHIND THE DISPLAY.

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: papasmurfer from Van Nuys, CA on October 1, 2013

    1981 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Xlnt value for the money

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Good Deal!

    Written by: bird from Lancaster, Pa. on October 1, 2013

    1991 Toyota MR2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Has just what I wanted, plus a few extras. Great tech support and it looks like it's a factory install, what more can you ask for? Crutchfield's supper fast shipping is also a big plus, I ordered the receiver mid afternoon and the next day it was on my door step!

    Pros: Price/Quality, ease of the install, looks and sounds great.......no problems.

    Cons: none

    Stereo

    Written by: James's mom from Boone, IA on September 29, 2013

    1993 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The stereo has given us great sound even when we have the windows down! Nice quality for the money!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: James from Orlando Fl on September 29, 2013

    2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent unit, only problem I had was matching the wiring in my 2001 Mercedes.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    New car stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Braselton, GA on September 25, 2013

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

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

    Good radio for the price. Super easy installation.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice receive

    Written by: Nick from Anchorage Alaska on September 25, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really nice receiver for the first time builder

    Pros: Great sound. Easy to install. Easy to use

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    Great features at a low price

    Written by: Mike from Berea, KY on September 24, 2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this radio as a replacement for the factory Bose radio in my 03 Silverado. Love the radio. I got this primarily for the aux in, USB drive, and the CD player. An extra converter was needed for the Bose, but it was simple to wire up. It allows for 24 different color choices. Course having the Master Sheet made the job of taking the dash apart easier. Setup was half way easy since I have had Kenwood radios before.

    Pros: cost features USB drive aux in selectible colors

    Cons: None that I have found so far

    Kenwoods are all I buy

    Written by: Kevin from South Brunswick , NJ on September 16, 2013

    1999 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the third Kenwood I have bought to replace radios in three cars. The first two have worked great and so far the KDC-255U is no different. This one is to replace a "Cheap" DUAL Radio that was actually more expensive than this Kenwood. The Dual was very flimsy, wherease the Kenwood is very sturdily built. The controls are well laid out and easy to figure out within a few minutes of using them. Sound is great and the IPOD controls work great. Like any radio this size some buttons are small but spacing in between is good so hitting the wrong button is minimized. Will continue to buy Kenwoods and especially from Crutchfield, where the pricing is great. Most systems include all the Installation hardware and instructions. I have not been able to find anyone with lower pricing and better service.

    Pros: Well laid out controls. IPOD controls work great. Sound is great.

    Cons: None

    kenwood kdc 255u

    Written by: Ray in sc from NINETY SIX, SC on September 15, 2013

    2000 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to install, support staff was great answered my questions in several minutes, sounds much better than original unit even though I still use stock speakers will but from Crutchfield

    Pros: easy to install, sounds great

    Cons: none

    Good Player

    Written by: Digger from Kyle, TX on September 7, 2013

    2003 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Everything works as it is supposed to. The unit is easy to operate and appears to be well made. I am pleased. Crutchfield Customer service is excellent. the lights change colors and give some nice eye candy.

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    Cons:

    Great!

    Written by: Anonymous from Boise, ID on September 6, 2013

    1998 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Best bang for my buck! It's easy to use and comes with most of the bells and whistles I wanted!

    Pros: Comes with USB and aux setup. Can change colors to match custom lighting.

    Cons:

    Great car stereo!

    Written by: JimF from Tustin, MI on August 31, 2013

    2002 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a great sounding stereo. I bought the previous version of this for my Jeep, then this model for my 92 F150 I'm restoring as well as our 2002 Buick Century. It's a beautiful piece of hardware with plenty of power for my old ears. I don't use a subwoofer, but find I really don't need it for the classic rock I listen to. Great value, too, from Crutchfield!

    Pros: Great sound, plenty of power, attractive design.

    Cons: Sometimes a bit difficult to find a track or folder when using an mp3 disk or usb drive.

    Great value

    Written by: Tony p from Phoenix az on August 27, 2013

    2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice unit for the price. Everything needed to install was included. Tech support was awesome when i ran into a problem with the install.

    Pros: Good sound for a good price.

    Cons: Display difficult to get used to.

    Great for the price

    Written by: Lew from Montana on August 26, 2013

    1994 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good for the price. It's kind of a pain to scroll through all of the options, but once you get the initial set up done, it's not too hard to change the audio controls. It's not the coolest deck, but I wanted something I could enjoy that others didn't want to steal and if they do, I'm only out a bill. I wish I would have upgraded to one with at least 2 line outs. When you add an amp and run all of your speakers through it, you cant fade. I didn't plan on adding an amp when I bought this but Crutchfield had such a good deal on one I couldn't pass it up. It's that whole hind sight thing.

    Pros: looks great, easy to install with the free wiring harness

    Cons: only one line out but that was my fault for not thinking ahead

    Nice radio/cd player

    Written by: TF from Oskaloosa KS on August 23, 2013

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pandora will not work with an Android phone. I phone yes. It can be done in AUX with a cable. That was not listed in the sales or user manual. Otherwise this radio tuner / CD player etc is an excellent device that I hope works for a long time.

    Pros: See Above

    Cons: See Above

    AWESOME SOUND

    Written by: Scott L from Douglasville, Ga. on August 23, 2013

    1993 Chevrolet Lumina
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Affordabley priced and easy to install. A great bang for the buck. I am a highly satisfied Crutchfield customer .

    Pros: What a great sound ! Even with the 20 year old Z-34 factory speakers to back up this new receiver, it sounds awesome. Easy to navigate through out

    Cons: NONE

    Perfect

    Written by: Jeff from Port St Joe, FL on August 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install, works like a dream. Could not be happier.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Great system, great price

    Written by: KD from Waco, TX on August 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a great system, easy to use, great sound! 2nd Kenwood that I've installed in a couple of months (put a KMR-355 in my boat) and I'm very pleased with the product. I put this KDC-255U in my son's truck, we're both very happy with the outcome. Will be putting this same deck in my truck in a couple of months. The sales support at Crutchfield is excellent.

    Pros: USB input and 1/8" input, display, sound.

    Cons:

    As good as it gets for the price

    Written by: David B from Glenshaw PA on August 15, 2013

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought a used truck with speakers that were falling apart. While ordering speakers I decided to add on a "budget" stereo. I could not be happier with what I got for the price. It came with everything I needed to install. Looks great in my dash and beats the sound of the factory unit. My past Crutchfield purchases came with vehicle specific install instructions. This did not. Not a big deal, not my first time installing.

    Pros: Sound quality is good, great unit for the money.

    Cons: Limited display, only one line.

    Kenwood KDC-255U

    Written by: Rob from Asheville, NC on August 14, 2013

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pick up truck needed tunes inasmuch as CD player was defunct. Great choice for simple install & listening, though now I listen more to broadcast radio out of habit born from previous necessity...

    Pros:

    Cons:

    No problems

    Written by: DHenry from Accokeek, MD on August 11, 2013

    2003 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Instructions easy to follow, had one problem after installing with antenna not coming up. Call support and got a quick response. Everything works great!

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    Simply amazing!!

    Written by: Nathaniel from Topock, Arizona on August 11, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    One of the best stereo I have bought so far from Crutchfield. Mainly because the price with all the installation parts and the quality and features of the Kenwood KDC-255U. Only down side not CEA compliant so not sure about the true 22 rms each channel, besides that love this stereo!

    Pros: Looks Sound Features

    Cons: Not CEA

    Radio

    Written by: Liz from Indianola, MS on August 9, 2013

    2006 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Simple to install with the wire harness

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great unit at a great price

    Written by: Mark from Yantic, CT on August 4, 2013

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. Shipping was fast and arrived when expected. The instructions were easy to follow and installation was a breeze. The receiver boosted the output of the stock speakers and everything sounds great.

    Pros: Price, features, ease of use, easy to install

    Cons: none

    Couldnt ask for more for the low price!

    Written by: Marcos from Pearce, Arizona on August 3, 2013

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great, easy to adjust and program. Great value, couldnt ask for more in the price range.

    Pros: Cruchfield gives you the hardware and good instructions. Unit is self explanatory, compact and light.

    Cons: Dont really have a con in my review.

    Girlfriend's Upgrade

    Written by: D. Martin from Richmond, VA on August 2, 2013

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I purchased the Kenwood Receiver as a birthday present for my girlfriend, and she absolutely LOVES IT. She drives a 1998 Honda Civic EX, which only had a bare bones receiver w/o a cd player, and definitely not a MP3/Aux compatibility. A buddy and I installed the receiver, and the only thing that we did wrong was not leaving in the factory radio which works the keyless entry. We spoke to a Crutchfield rep the day while installing the receiver, and unfortunately he was not very knowledgeable however; he did email me some older install pics which he hoped would help. They did not. I've since seen a Youtube video demonstrating how to install the new receiver with the old one still inside, so we will attempt to correct our mistake soon. Again, my girlfriend loves her new receiver. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Price. Compatibility. Functionality. Ease of use. "Coolness Factor."

    Cons: The instructions could have been tailored specifically to the keyless entry model, which is what I specified at the time the order was submitted.

    Nice for the money

    Written by: Jeff from New York on July 31, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice stereo for the money, and it arrived quickly.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: Some of the buttons are a bit small and hard to get to.

    Very Pleased!

    Written by: honu1919 from Honolulu, Hawaii on July 26, 2013

    2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Improved the sound quality of the factory speakers. Settings and functions are easy to pick-up on. Love the color display options as well as the Ipod compatibility. Great value and love the free (and fast) shipping to Hawaii.

    Pros: Ipod compatibility and sound quality.

    Cons: None.

    Nice unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Minnesota on July 26, 2013

    2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very nice unit.

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy to install

    Cons:

    Amazing Stereo, Amazing Service

    Written by: Anonymous from Florida on July 20, 2013

    1995 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in my 95 toyota avalon with ease and it provided a great sound upgrade. Comes with all the wiring needed which is a great deal, I saw the same Kenwood receiver at other stores for $145 and up which does no include wiring or the customer service Crutchfield provides. Looks great, sounds great and was an easy project for someone with little car experience. Quality stereo.

    Pros: Nice audio adjustment sounds, easy to navigate. The stereo is easy to install and Cruthfield's customer service is remarkable.

    Cons: None.

    Great unit! Easy install! Exceptional price

    Written by: TomD from O'Fallon, IL on July 20, 2013

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

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

    Excellent Kenwood quality for the price point. Great sound. Easy install thanks to Crutchfield!

    Pros: Great value and great sound. Easy install on a 2001 Civic 4Dr

    Cons: None

    great radio, great price!

    Written by: Max from Oak Park, IL on July 19, 2013

    1995 Volvo 850
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio is great. It is nothing extravagant but I wasn't looking for that (those get stolen!). This radio does exactly what it says. Plays CDs, iPod, radio, and has an aux input too! And to boot, it has awesome sound. I just have stock speakers for now and they rock with this reciever. I just have to be careful not to crank passed 25 or it could blow them out. The presets add some good sound enhancements and the bass booster does wonders. Took me while to figure out the iPod setting. The trick is to hold the iPod button on the received and then you can control the music via the iPod rather than the head unit. The only semi negative thing I can say is that the unit buttons and face feel slightly cheap. Its plastic, you just can't be rough with it. No big deal. Also, I don't like the way these units are secured...the tabs on the mounting bracket...some screws would be nice...it might also just be my car.

    Pros: Great sound, aesthetically pleasing, lighting feature.

    Cons: Buttons are a little flimsy, securing system is marginal

    NIce replacement for stock radio

    Written by: Doug G from Seattle, WA on July 18, 2013

    1997 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Purchased this unit to replace the stock radio/CD player in my '97 Saturn SL2 after the CD unit gave up. I wanted something that was iPod-capable and this unit fit the specs I was looking for. Installation was straight-forward, and using the adapter Crutchfield supplied for connecting the wiring to the stock harness worked beautifully. I was going to purchase the KDC-155U but for $10 more you get the option of selecting the panel colors on this unit. (The bonus was that I got the mounting kit for free with this unit and it ended up costing less than I would have spent for the -155U and mounting kit combined.) The unit sounds great!!! For whatever reason, the door speakers that used to rattle with bass notes now sound clean, and the 6.5" Kicker speakers in the rear deck sound much better than with the stock unit. Probably just more power being delivered contributes to that. Overall, the controls are fairly straight-forward. Radio and CD playing is simple. Setting the EQ and other sound controls is easy to do. Controlling an iPod takes a little more getting used to when doing so through USB via the head unit. Searching artists and albums could be a little more linear like the iPod interface, but overall the features work. Probably best to build a selection of playlists in iTunes for on the road, as trying to search through artists, albums and songs will take your eyes off the road. Definitely a worthy replacement for a stock radio!

    Pros: Can change highlight colors on the unit. Works with iPods/iPhones, Android and other music players. Improved sound quality over stock units.

    Cons: iPod/iPhone navigation could be improved.

    excellent radio, excellent price

    Written by: restlessrustler from hopewell nj on July 16, 2013

    2001 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works well, many changeable colors, easy to use out front ports for usb and jack, easy to use

    Pros: as said above

    Cons: none yet

    Kenwood

    Written by: Mike A from Elmwood Park, il on July 13, 2013

    2002 Isuzu Trooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    AWESOME, price, function, looks. Took no time to install, very easy. Sounds great. Pandora feature is the best. And best of all my order was shipped fast, arrived on time. I had question, called the help line, did not wait on hold, he knew the item I purchased, helped me with my question and the tunes were loud n clear in no time. THANKS

    Pros: Looks, sound, features, pandora, iPhone & aux inputs.

    Cons: NONE

    nice upgrade for 2004 prius

    Written by: tla from bay area on July 10, 2013

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

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

    lots of bang for the $. stock prius cd unit died, and this was a way better option than buying a used unit on ebay. relatively easy to install, called tech support and had no waiting and they helped me with my wiring questions asap. taking the dash apart was harder than installing the unit and wiring it, youtube the dash removal video before attempting this install on a prius. this kenwood unit sounds noticeably better than the stock prius unit, with sharper sound, crisper highs and tighter lows. a little too much bling on the face, I like a simpler interface, but they're all like that these days. I would buy this again, and probably will for my toyota tacoma.

    Pros: sound upgrade over stock great value

    Cons: prius install a little tricky ,but that's the car, not the Kenwood unit

    GREAT RADIO AND GREAT SERVICE

    Written by: JIM from NEWPORT, TN on June 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio was a breeze to put in. It looks nice and neat in the mounting kit crutchfield sent with the radio. It sounds great. I have to order some door speakers soon, as mine are staticky,. I have had a lot of radios installed professionally, and this is the first one i put in since bought one way back in '83 very crutchfield mail order. Great produsct and great service...thanks

    Pros: Looks nice, sounds great, easy to install.

    Cons: NONE

    Great choice

    Written by: Anonymous from Phoenixville, pa on June 12, 2013

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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