The 1999-2000 Mazda Protege was every car magazine's favorite economy sedan back in the day, but it's been kind of forgotten over the last decade or so. That's a shame - unless you're thinking about buying one. The car has great bones, a comfortable interior, a willing engine, and a reputation for rather sporty handling.
The 2006-12 Chevy Impala has quietly built up quite a following. Considering its stylish looks, roomy interior and decent road manners, we're not a bit surprised. In basic form, the Impala is a sane, solid family car. In high-performance SS trim, the Impala is impressively fast and almost totally invisible.
Far from being just another high-end Japanese import, the Infiniti G35 was arguably a better "European" sports sedan than a few of its European competitors. Even now, the G35 is a smart purchase for anyone who values the practicality of a sedan and the performance of a sports coupe.
This Honda Civic was nice enough when new, but it's also an easy car to improve. A wide variety of go-fast parts are available, plus it's also a great car for first-timers to work on. If you want to upgrade the audio performance in your Civic, we have the gear and the knowledge you need to do the job right.
The late '90s and early 2000s cemented the reputation of the Accord as a well-built, reliable, and popular car. Top seller nationwide in its class in 2001, you'll still see plenty of 1998-2002 Accord sedans on the road. If you're interested in updating the sound system in your Accord, there are plenty of good options available.
The 2002-07 Jeep Liberty Sport is a compact SUV that's as capable of tackling the rocks and trails as it is at handling city streets. The factory audio options were somewhat limited, so if you want to take your tunes to a new level, there's plenty of room for improvement in this Jeep.
Craig, a Crutchfield customer, came to our Charlottesville, VA, retail store with a conundrum: he loves his RV and takes it on trips with his family quite frequently, but he was less than impressed by its old tube televisions and lack of an audio system. Our retail store came to the rescue.
Crutchfield editor Steve puts together a new home theater system. He wanted surround sound, but also needed a system that does justice to music.
The Kia Soul is a nifty, fun-to-drive little box with a style all its own. Kia has definitely come a long way from their origins of producing unremarkable cars that came with remarkable warranties and yes, you still get that remarkable Kia warranty.
The 2008-11 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a popular AWD vehicle, especially big with the tuner crowd and in areas that suffer from harsh winters. The WRX version, in particular, has made its mark as a sporty, high-performance vehicle with lots of room for mechanical, cosmetic, and audio upgrades.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:
Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun, particularly when considering the car's performance variant the "Cooper S." Since the 2002 roll-out, the 'new' MINI has been a solid hit.
Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.
Are you the type of person who has a nice A/V system and wants to take good care of it? Cleaning it regularly — and correctly — is part of the equation.
The F-150 SuperCrew is a true "do-anything" truck. It can haul the kids to school and haul an old projection TV to the recycling center--on the same trip. The roomy interior gives you lots of space for entertainment upgrades and the modular construction makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.
Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.
J.R. listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield and picks out his favorite one the Polk Audio Surroundbar® 3000.
Shawn, Senior Product Advisor at Crutchfield, was a beta tester for the Sonos Controller App for Android. Shawn tells us how the free app works and how he uses it with his Sonos system.