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The Pioneer SPH-10BT smartphone receiver turns your phone into a touchscreen display. We tested a few features to see how well the stereo and Pioneer's Smart Sync app work together to create the full touchscreen stereo experience.

These Mustangs make it reasonably easy to build a new system from scratch, because they allow you to add new gear whenever you have the time and money to do so.

An explanation of HD Radio technology and what it means for AM and FM radio listeners...plus a little road trip to try it out and review HD Radio reception.

Behind the scenes at Kenwood
by Dave Delamere

Crutchfield had the opportunity to chat with Kenwoods General Manager of Product Research and Development, Rick Noetzli. He provided some great insight about Kenwoods philosophy in creating outstanding mobile audio gear.

With sharp looks, peppy performance, and a vast supply of aftermarket upgrades, a Fox Mustang (or Capri) is a great car for restoration or modification. Just don't forget the stereo!

If you're feeling lost in your search for an in-dash navigation stereo, take a look at this list of our best-selling in-dash nav systems. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have garnered high satisfaction ratings from our customers.

2018-up Honda Accord
by Jon Paul

The latest Accord is one of the slickest, most stylish sedans around right now. Replacing the radio is impossible (sorry), but the stock receivers arent bad and you have plenty of options if you want to boost your cars sound by adding new aftermarket speakers.

The GTI is quick, it sticks, and it's a ton of fun to drive. An updated stereo system will definitely add to your driving enjoyment.

Crutchfield offers guidelines for safely upgrading the audio gear in your hybrid vehicle. It's possible to add an amp or subwoofer to your hybrid as long as you don't over do it.

The Vibe and Matrix are sporty, practical, and fun to own. And because there's a whole lot of Toyota Corolla baked into the package, you can own yours for quite a while. With that in mind, an updated stereo seems like a pretty smart way to make a good car even better

1821-up Flying Sleigh
by Jon Paul

Our profile of the 1821-up Flying Sleigh discusses what you need to know about replacing the stereo and speakers, and adding an amplifier, subs, or other stereo gear.

The Navigator is a big, comfortable vehicle with all the luxury you'd expect in a Lincoln, plus the everyday utility of the more pedestrian Ford upon which it's based.

2016-up Toyota Tacoma
by Jon Paul

The Tacoma is a mid-sized truck with the size and strength you need to do most of the active-lifestyle things youd ever want to do and the interior you need to do it in reasonable comfort. Upgrading the stock stereo gear will add to the joy of driving it, on or off the road.

A 2017 MINI Cooper can be a challenge for audiophiles, but Rick's car proves that great sound is possible in these cool little cars.

2010-2013 Mazda 3
by Jon Paul

Whether your Mazda 3 is a sedan or a hatchback, you have a nifty car that's more fun to drive than the average econobox. A new stereo will add more smiles to your miles.

If you need a truck that's made for hard work, you need a Ford F-250 or F-350. But if you want to enjoy some music while you're working, you'll need a new stereo.

These handsome mid-size trucks can do pretty much anything you need to do and fit into a normal-size parking spot while youre out doing it. The stock stereos, however, are just okay. Our experts can help you find the gear you need to get the sound you want.

The fourth-gen Supra is a legendary car that looks great and can produce stupendous amounts of power. A powerful stereo can be the finishing touch for your Supra.

Jonathan T.'s 2006 Pontiac Solstice
by Crutchfield Writing Team

A Kenwood touchscreen stereo and SiriusXM satellite radio breathe new life into Jonathan's 2006 Pontiac Solstice.

What is Apple CarPlay®?
by Dominic DeVito

What exactly is Apple CarPlay, and how do I get it for my car? This article answers those questions, including news about updates and aftermarket stereos that feature it.

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