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Haven't hooked it up yet as it is a present for my wife. I will rate the service I got from crutchfield at solid 5 though.
Easier management of music sources, album art with plentiful metadata, and video display for a backup cam — these are just a few reasons to add Pioneer's MVH-200EX touchscreen receiver to your dash. But if you haven't yet experienced Bluetooth® hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming in your vehicle, that's the clincher for choosing this great-sounding stereo.
Save yourself from fiddling with your phone while you're on the road. Bluetooth lets you enjoy safe, smart hands-free calling, plus you can access the media on your smartphone. Choose from tracks in your digital library or stream audio like podcasts, all without messing around with aux inputs and cables. You can also control your tunes using the 6.2" touchscreen.
Got a rare library of songs on an old device? Plug it into the AUX input, or connect your iPod®, iPhone® or other device to the USB input. Pioneer also gives you control from the MVH-200EX over compatible Android devices, even displaying metadata such as track, artist, and album name when it's available. While the car is parked and the parking brake is engaged, you can view video from an outboard video player or that's stored on a USB drive. You can also send the video to rear seat screens (sold separately) so your passengers will have something to watch while you drive.
All your digital music will sound superb on the MVH-200EX, thanks to a high-performance digital-to-analog converter and a powerful amplifier. The 13-band equalizer brings out the best in any genre of music, and if you want to bring even more punch to your system, you can connect an amp or powered sub to the three sets of preamp outputs. Tweak to your heart's delight with time alignment, high- and low-pass filters, and subwoofer control.
Choose from 112 different colors to match unit illumination to your vehicle's interior lighting and give your new stereo a factory feel.
You can also connect a rear-view camera to the MVH-200EX — a great solution if you have a big SUV or any vehicle with complicated sightlines.
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.
Smartphone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Excellent unit, touch screen is very responsive, paired with a backup camera and works flawlessly!
Harley, Yuma, AZ
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Haven't hooked it up yet as it is a present for my wife. I will rate the service I got from crutchfield at solid 5 though.
I installed in a 99 E350 to upgrade for a backup camera and hands free calling. It works great and really improved the sound quality in the van.
Excellent unit, touch screen is very responsive, paired with a backup camera and works flawlessly!
Pros: Touch screen responsiveness, backup camera compatibility, tons of features.
simple and works great! lots of color options for the button lights. easy to match factory lighting. pretty straight forward install with included crutchfield harness and instructions. their support line is super helpful if you get stuck on any step.
Pros: simple. it works. does not feel cheap. compatible with axxess steering wheel control adapter.
Cons: only thing to consider is that it doesn't have a knob for volume adjustment. it's just a volume up and down button which can be annoying if you don't have steering wheel controls.
The MVH-200EX was a very nice upgrade from the stock head unit of my '07 Honda Fit Sport. I was looking for Bluetooth & iPod control in an entry level touch screen receiver, and this Pioneer fits the bill. Install was pretty straightforward with the Crutchfield documentation. The Crutchfield install kit was a fantastic deal when purchased with the receiver. The Metra dash kit, wiring harness and antenna adapter made things plug & play. Removing the stock receiver was the most difficult part of the installation. The USB and AUX ports are only in the back. This is good for those who like a clean install with minimal wiring but not so good for those looking for simple plug & play for their devices. The Honda Fit Sport has a stock AUX port in the center console that I plan to eventually custom connect. Not a priority, as Bluetooth and USB is almost always preferred connection in my case. No printed owner's manual is in the box but can be found online @ www.pioneerelectronics.com. Just search for the model number.
Pros: Great features & value Can select different colors to match dash lighting. The blue matches the Honda Fit perfectly.
Cons: Album art displayed is sometimes delayed and shows the last song rather than the current song.
I recently installed my new head unit to replace my older pioneer double din in my 2004 Dodge Ram and I love the new touch screen unit. Everything works perfectly and sounds amazing!
Only had it 2 weeks, but so far all is good
They are the best, my dad has one of these on his h3 and i fall in love with it.
Pros: You can play with Bluetooth, can use wheel controls and the screen looks good
Works as expected. Pioneer always performs!
Looks nice, sounds great even with out amp. Unit froze first time driving. No screen, no other functions but volume, skip stations. Reset button and is fine for now. If keeps happening will return.
This is a nice stereo! Sure, there are stereos w/ more bells and whistles, but for the price, this thing is a diamond. It can be a little tricky to wire, if you don't know what you're doing. If you're looking for a good stereo to run usb or bluetooth, this is it. Great upgrade from a stock stereo.
Pros: Lots of features for the price Easy to navigate the touch screen
Cons: hook up for the antena was different than what was shipped. Plastic mounting brackets are a little flimsy, but they work.
So far I'm impressed with the Pioneer MVH-220EX. The installation went very smoothly. I installed the unit in a 2006 Mazda 6 with the Bose stereo. I replaced the speakers with JBL units few years ago (but kept the Bose amp). The Pioneer head unit integrated well and actually made the speakers sound better (still using the Bose amp). The unit's functions are pretty intuitive and the setup was quick; although the instruction manual was lacking in detail. The manual described the wiring connections fine, but didn't describe the head unit's functionality very well. For the price, I think this is a good unit.
Pros: Great head unit, lots of connection options, powers speakers well, intuitive use.
Cons: Instruction manual is lacking when it comes to describing the functionality.
On my 2nd unit. Returned the 1st after the screen would randomly go black and still play music. Reset would only work for a day or two. Happened every week or two for the first month. Returned to Crutchfield and they sent a replacement quickly. However, the replacement is doing the exact same thing after only being installed for 3 days.
Pros: Good when it works
Cons: On my 2nd unit. Returned the 1st after the screen would randomly go black and still play music. Reset would only work for a day or two. Happened every week or two for the first month. Returned to Crutchfield and they sent a replacement quickly. However, the replacement is doing the exact same thing after only being installed for 3 days...must have a bad batch in their warehouse.
The stereo works very well, navigation is very easy and user friendly.
Pros: Works very well, no issues
Cons: Screen can be difficult to see when it's really bright outside.
The user interface could be a bit cleaner but it works great and sounds great.
The Pioneer unit is very user friendly. It has several useful features. I like it's function with Bluetooth, display, and overall sound and look. I would give it 4.75 stars because it doesn't provide a front panel input. A front panel input needed along with the rear for a media player.
Pros: Sound, user friendly, and looks
Cons: Lack of front panel input
Very very happy with this product everything was so easy to install after watching videos and looking over the paper work only took about an hour from start to finish. The sound and quality of this stereo is exactly what i was looking for with the help from the expert customer advisor on this product. I would recommend Crutchfield to everyone who i know to look at them first very well satisfied. Thank you Crutchfield.
Pros: Exactly what i was looking for in a stereo
This is a great radio for the price. Easy to use and with the ready harness, it was relatively easy to install. We got the backup camera, the hardest part is removing all the panels to run the cable.
Pros: Simple screen, east touch screen, not "busy" to look at
Everything as advertised! Price can't be beat. Tech support is right there and knowledgeable. This unit performs flawlessly!
Very nice headunit
Great unit, very affordable.
Pros: Easy to install and light weight.
Perfect for my Honda Element pre-wire kit worked and installed easily Crutchfield made my install Easy great product and support
Worked great and served my purpose. Sound is good, Bluetooth works, and it has a rear camera ready which is a big plus. Installation is straight forward with the help from Crutchfield.
Pros: Has most of the features, and everything is working.
Love it, easy to use, great quality! fit perfectly in my vehicle.
Very good product. I was looking for something compatible with my Nissan Rogue 2011 which factory stereo started to die. And found this Pioneer. I have chosen this one because it does not play CD ( I do not listen CD for many years, only music from USB stick or phone anyway) and has all other compatible features for my Rogue - including rear view camera, Bluetooth and USB. In the beginning I was slightly disappointed while chatting with Crutchfield representative and was told that camera will not work with my car. But they were wrong - I found a special adapter from Axxess for Nissan and it fixed the problem. Now everything is installed and works - including camera, USB, Bluetooth and even steering wheel buttons. You will definitely need to buy all adapters suggested by Crutchfield plus the one from Axxess (if you want camera). If you have all of this installation is pretty easy. The only time consuming thing is installing bluetooth by-pass connector because in my case factory installed Bluetooth module was behind the trim in the truck what is not easy to rich.
Pros: price, easy to use, a lot of features.
Cons: Installation requires several adapters to buy
What can I say, it had to be modified to fit my vehicle. So the website said it would be compatible but it was not. It lacks features. Aux being one of them. Alas, it was my first buy and I will do better research next time.
Just what I was looking for! Bluetooth works great, sounds amazing. Another quality product from Pioneer. Fast shipping, and Crutchfield makes it easy!
Works great, exactly what I needed
Pros: Easy installation, clean look
Cons: Can not adjust backup camera grid
Unit froze up shortly after install, master reset performed. We will see if this fixes the issue
Bought this to put in a 2017 Ford Transit Connect. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I have it hooked up to an aftermarket camera which I also purchased from Crutchfield. My only issue is that when I plug my Samsung Galaxy phone into the USB it doesn't connect. I think that's more of Samsung's issue than Pioneers though. It was delivered super quick. I had a couple questions about it and the tech guys gave me great advice. I will always buy my electronics from Crutchfield.
Pros: Touch screen Camera ready
Cons: Doesnt connect to Samsung Galaxy Volume button instead of dial Screen is hard to see in sun
Ordered the Pioneer MVH-200EX 6 months ago as a gift. Paid additional $$ to have this unit prewired. Followed the instructions and installed the stereo myself. Months later I am having an issue where the Bluetooth memory is full and I am not able to access the settings in the menu. Tech support told me that I did not connect the parking brake wire. He added that this was in the instructions. Reviewed the instructions that were sent to me again, no mention of connecting the parking brake wire. Besides, I paid Crutchfield to pre-connect the wires for me. End result is Bluetooth is not functioning and I am looking forward to spending my next day off correcting this preventable mistake. Very disappointed.
Cons: Bluetooth does not work without parking brake wire being connected
This is a nice receiver. Large screen and looks sleek. No DVD/CD Player but it is becoming obsolete. I wish it had more different backgrounds.
Pros: Large screen and looks sleek.
Cons: No DVD/CD Player but it is becoming obsolete. I wish it had more different backgrounds.
Installed this unit in my 04 4Runner. Had Crutchfield prewire the harness along with volume/channel application (saves a lot of time). This Pioneer is simply amazing for the price, connects quickly to my phone, calls are clear an wife says sounds great on her end. Audio stream is excellent and the stock speakers have really woken up. Multiple functions to adjust your sound, several preset and two custom. The Equalizer is awesome, played with it and Im awestruck at the sound. Cant speak for USB, havent used it, radio is also very nice, no matter what your music source is screen shows song, album and artist. Time, date displayed. Highly recommend! Its a simple unit to figure out. Thanks to Buster and Crutchfield for their recommendations and support. This is my third order from them and I have never been dissapointed.
Cons: No complaints
This stereo is the absolute best thing in my car. Totally tied the whole thing together. It looks very classy and sleek. Has a very clear screen and makes my system way louder. The sound and look is overall better and I am very pleased with the product.
Awesome little touch screen unit for the money. Exactly what I was looking for and great sound when making calls with the Bluetooth. I have spent more in the past for similar units but this one takes the win.
Pros: Can see Pandora info on the screen, just what you need for the money if all your music is digital format.
Cons: Have to get used to turning vol up or down with buttons instead of knob
Excellent value. Went with this option because it was minimal price for maximum amount of useful features. Who uses CDs these days? I don't want to be paying for it. Don't need Apple CarPlay or Android Auto since I prefer to interface with my phone; not paying for it. If you're looking for the bare minimum HU for enabling an aftermarket backup camera, this is your HU of choice.
Works great direct fit, can't beat it for the price,
Pros: Price, matching my interior lighting, easy to program
This head unit looks so clean and sleek. I have a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it could look better
This is a fantastic receiver. The install was typical like any other, no special considerations. The sound quality is fantastic with a very nice EQ. The microphone sounds good through phone calls, the interface is clean and very easy to use. One thing that really surprised me is how responsive the UI is. A common problem with cheaper receivers is they are not terribly responsive, but this one navigates effortlessly through all menus very quickly and the Bluetooth connects almost immediately to my wife's iPhone. It's also a very nice looking unit. Highly recommended.
Pros: Sound quality Ease of use Speed/Performance Nice looking unit
Cons: None as yet
Bluetooth on this unit is garbage. It takes about 60-90 seconds for it to connect to your phone every time you get in. It takes several minutes for the hands free Bluetooth call option to be available. It loses connection and has frequent issues where it won't plah sound through Bluetooth. My old unit was about $60 brand new and connected to Bluetooth instantly. This is what it is, a cheap unit. Aside from the Bluetooth issues and the album art being a song behind when connecting direct to usb, the unit sounds great. However, with Bluetooth being the main function I planned to use, I'm not very happy with this unit.
Pros: Sounds great, customizable eq is great, it looks awesome.
Cons: Bluetooth is very very slow and buggy, usb is buggyCrutchfield response on 9/17/2018 Tyler, we're sorry you're having issues with your bluetooth. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great receiver! Packed with features. I'm even using the backup camera option. Great sound. Replaced an old factory unit in an Outback (2001) and this brought new life to the old speakers. Didn't even have to get new speakers, the old factory ones sound great with this new receiver. The Bluetooth audio sounds great. The external mic for the Bluetooth phone calls sounds awesome too!
Pros: Too many to list.
A nice upgrade for an aging Toyota Tundra (2004). The installation process was a bit more complicated due to the JBL bypass. Routing the giant snake of a wiring harness from behind the rear passenger seat, under the left floor rails, to up behind the dash took some time. I solder/heat shrink all connections, so that adds some time too. But this is not a fault of the Pioneer MVH-200EX. One day later I am initially satisfied with the receiver. The boot time is much faster than I had expected, as is the responsiveness of the buttons and touch screen. Bluetooth connects quickly (I tried with both an Apple and a Samsung device). Of note is that the parking brake lead must be connected (or the wire must be grounded) in order to activate a new Bluetooth connection. Music quality through BT was great. I heard no issues. In fact the 14 year old stock speakers have never sounded better. The graphic equalizer is also very nice for a basic receiver. I will be adding a rear camera today, along with installing the microphone. I have not yet tested out the USB connectivity so I cannot speak to the performance there.
Pros: Fast boot time, quick button/screen response, great BT operation, above average EQ for this price point, decent sound.
Cons: No video streaming through BT (or at all). But that's asking a bit much for a sub-$200 receiver.
This is the second Pioneer unit I've installed. Both are fantastic stereos. This unit is very user friendly and really rocks.
Pros: Ease of use and installation.
Cons: None, so far
Have Crutchfield pre-wire the radio. Installed it myself. Super easy.
I have only used pioneer radios in my cars for over 20 years now. Love the quality, ease of use and quality. Bought 2 of these for my 2008 and 2011 impalas. Love them
Sounds great made factory speakers sound good!
For the price you can not go wrong! The Pioneer MVH=200EX is packed with features for a budget double din deck. They even included the build in equalizer that is in higher end models in this! Also a microphone comes with it, so you don't have to rely on your phone's microphone when having a bluetooth conversation. That is a plus! It's absoloutley bang for your buck. Setup was also easy with the ready harness from Crutchfield. It was simple as removing the old head unit, unplugging all the cables and plugging it in to the Pioneer MVH-200EX and mounting it back. The staff is also very helpful, and always willing to help you in anyway they can! Will recommend this headunit to anyone, great buy for the price!
The installation was pretty straight forward and it works well enough if you're not really wanting to use a USB. The bluetooth controls on the head unit work well and can control the phone well enough. In the past I've used a thumb drive for all of my music (16gb) and the file sorting and random shuffle on this deck is awful. First, when loading new music onto a thumb drive, the receiver does not sort alphabetically by file name, or date created, or modified. I actually couldn't unravel the mystery of how the files are sorted, but not that I could search for them anyway, as apparently this unit has no file search feature. Second, if you want to shuffle play forget it. The random shuffle works like this: track#1, #23, #1, #12, #1, #2, #3, #4... the only way to get it to shuffle correctly is to push the file shuffle Icon and select next. then turn off the shuffle Icon, and then select again and then push next. that is the only way to make the shuffle function work as it should long story short. time to upgrade the SD card in my phone and move away from the thumb drive that I used in my stock stereo.
Pros: Bluetooth is great, easy to install. looks good, sounds good.
Cons: USB function is horrible, no file sorting, random shuffle is garbage
Easy install with the help of Crutchfield support team! Took maybe 20 min to install even using the steering wheel controls. Thanks
It really boosted the sound on my factory speakers.
Pros: Just a great stereo for a great price.
Crutchfield made this installation simple! Great new head unit that does everything it's supposed to. Nice, upgraded sound for my aging vehicle!
Pros: Super Easy Installation
Cons: Wish it had an aux port on the front (it has one on the back of the unit ... I ran a cord to the passenger side, but would've been a lot easier if it was on the front)
Great update for an older double din factory unit. Pioneer sound rendering is second to none in the industry and has all the features needed for general listening -and more! Super Bargain unit! Needs a better instruction set for wire designations and what they actually do with the unit. Such as Reverse wire - they should tell you not to connect it unless you intend on using a backup cam. And the VSS wire for auto volume control had no designation to the factory harness and would be a desirable feature to have back. Also, the illumination wire explanation is confusing - I connected per instructions and it doesn't do anything. Does this unit Dim with the das lights?
Easy to install and use. Ww bought this for or my son's older Explorer to add the safety of blue tooth, hands free calling and a back up camera
Great sound and intuitive controls. I'm particularly fond of the crossover settings. There is adjustability that I haven't found on previous pioneer stereos. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is due to the lower resolution screen. I might be spoiled by phones nowadays, but it would be nice to see a really high resolution screen even towards the low/mid-range stereos.
Pros: Sound Audio Control/adjustability
Cons: Screen resolution
Great headunit for the price. Very responsive and easy to use controls and great sound quality.
Great radio. Does exactly what I needed and very easy to use
Perfect price and function for our needs. Wife will be selling the car in the next year or so, but I really wanted her to have the convenience and safety of a Bluetooth connection. My greatest surprise came with Crutchfield's service. I was able to talk to an expert to help find a better stereo than the one I was looking at originally. Then the installation information helped me get everything hooked up. I was also able to connect with the help line a couple times (only needed to wait about 5 min or less each time) while installing. They talked me through the points I was stuck at and also sent very detailed pictures over email so I could see what they were talking about. I also strongly recommend getting the ready harness service. It is very much worth the money to save that time and frustration. The only drawback was that I could not get tapped into the parking break. My hands were just too big to get deep into the fuse box and don't work. The unit still works fine, but there are a few settings that I won't be able to access until I get a professional to fix it.
Love this. Would of given five stars if it didn't have such bad glare in sunlight
Purchased for my grandson car and did not have any issues installing and he just loves it!!
Pros: Plug and play.
Cons: None at this time.
Stereo works great! Easy to install
Excellent unit !
The pioneer MVH-200EX works great in my 05 Tahoe easy installation and sounds excellent with the Bose sound system
Great radio easy to install and looks awesome!
Great unit!!! Installed easily, started right right up. Programming is not hard. Screen visibility is impressive. I like the way that you change between the radio and other input sources, very easy. You do need to connect the green wire to the parking brake wiring to change the bluetooth. I would strongly recommend spending the money to have Crutchfield put the wiring harness together. Not hard to do, but it's better to have the experts put it together.
The MVH-200EX is a great entry level unit. The bass is thumping and the highs are crisp. Love the 13-band equalizer. The display color matches perfect with the center display of the car.
Pros: Stereo was easy to install with the Ready Harness from Crutchfield. Stereo looks and sounds great. User-friendly.
All advertised features work well and installation/set up was super easy. Great value for the price if you are looking for something affordable with great features minus the bells and whistles.
Pros: Easy to use and install
Works great for what I need! May not have all the options, but it works great. I don't need to play CDs, so I wanted to minimize moving parts that could break.
Absolutely amazing for the price. I put this in my 2005 mustang . Bluetooth hooks up fast. Lots of options . Hard to believe for the price that you get this much. Gonna put this in my 2012 ram here shortly
Great deck. Got one for both my husband and son.
Easy install. Bluetooth mic works great. Good sound quality on the phone. Cant beat it for the price.
Head unit is awesome! It's responsive , made my stock speakers sound so much better in my 2014 Crosstrek. Easy to set up as well, Bluetooth never drops , and connects to my phone by the time I let the engine warm up and put on my seat belt. Included microphone is good depending on where you put it. And sound configurability is great as well. Highly recommend.
I actually ended up ordering two of these, one for my 2000 Toyota Tundra and another for my 2006 Avalon. Georgia recently passed a hands free law so needed to upgrade our systems. The Tundra was a breeze in that it required no alteration of the dash. I ordered the Ready Harness which I highly recommend. The Avalon required a lot more work as you had to modify the opening by cutting out a plastic part. Also, I initially put the brackets too far back and had to take it out twice before I got it correct. The instructions could have been a little clearer on that. One important thing to know, which wasn't clear in the manual, is that if you're hooking up a backup camera. you need to go into the settings and turn it on. Also, the Ready Harness may have extra wires that your car doesn't use. I had to call tech-support to find that out. (They were great BTW.) This unit works great and us very easy to operate. I thought I might regret getting one without a CD player but since the bluetooth works so well that is a non-issue for me.
Pros: Sounds an looks great Bluetooth hooks up easily Hand free calling is excellent Easy to program pre-sets
Cons: Instructions could have been clearer
Crutchfield makes it easy. Just finished installing the Pioneer MVH 200EX and a back up camera into my kid's 07 Sequoia. The pre-wired harness (Ready Harness) is awesome. The installation brackets are great, too. Look up the "Posi" wiring connections... and get them. So easy. Wish I'd have invented them. The stereo connects easily to iPhones and sounds great. The display is clear and bright for the reverse camera, too. I got it finished in two afternoons. My wife was impressed. My kid loves the way it syncs up with the iPhone. Thanks Crutchfield...
Love this receiver. Looks great, sounds great. Definitely best bang for your buck. It was a huge upgrade to my factory receiver.
This is a great touch screen radio. Lots of features for the money. I use it for Bluetooth phone calls and streaming my Spotify library, and FM radio.
Pros: All the features I want for great price.
Excellent product and features, especially at this price. Wiring is clearly marked and aligned with the wiring harness. Controls are intuitive and offer many functions typically only available on higher cost units. The mounting bracket and trim package supplied by Crutchfield worked without issues.
For the price you can't really beat it. It has everything you would need in a head unit. I mainly got it for Bluetooth connectivity and it works great. Easy to navigate which is a big plus also. Overall a no frills straight forward Bluetooth headunit.
Pros: Bluetooth connectivity
Cons: None so far as long as it keeps on working.
The user interface is intuitive, and the screen is responsive. Good eq controls.
Amazing upgrade for a 10+ year old car!
It's a good radio for the price. Good Bluetooth connection and easy set up.
Really nice radio I've had it in my 2008 Jeep Commander for a few weeks now and no problems at all. My only advice is to pay the extra money for the ready harness service that Crutchfield offers, it is well worth the money.
The unit has all of the features I need in order to run two amplifiers without having to split RCAs. I trust the sound quality and the quality of the product. I have owned many units and the Pioneers have always out performed it's competition. I am using this unit to do a custom install in a 96 mustang that doesn't have a double din dash and this unit is the right size. It also will allow me to use Bluetooth technology.
Pros: sound quality
Love this thing. Was a little worried that I'd have to hook it up to USB to play music from my phone, but it does it all Bluetooth. Even more interesting, I started playing a Spotify playlist on it from my phone and even though I closed Spotify on my phone the radio would continue where I left off in the playlist every time I got in the car again. Pretty cool.
The pioneer MVH200EX has really impressed me so far. The screen is responsive and the functions are easy to access and figure out. Bluetooth connects quickly and works well. It also powers my speakers way better than my previous stereo. The install was easy took about 2 hours to solder, heat shrink connections, and modify dash. The kit provided worked great!
Awesome radio, fits like a glove, excellent customer service!
Poor excuse for a digital multimedia player. Many many problems trying to get it to play off of a USB drive. All it wanted to do was keep playing the same few songs or albums. And no, the repeat function wasn't turned on. Tried taking all of the songs out of every folder to see if that would help, NOPE. Gave up on the USB drive and plugged in an iPhone 5s via the USB port. Works ok but slow to start and rarely shows the proper album art for the song playing. It's usually 2-3 songs behind. Bought this Pioneer unit to replace anther Pioneer unit that the Bluetooth phone function stopped working on. Won't be buying another Pioneer unit. I'd return this MVH-200ex but can't find another head unit with the features I want that doesn't cost a lot more.
Pros: Easy to install. Easy to set up Bluetooth
Cons: Everything else.
Great stereo for a great price
Pros: Great stereo for a great proce
Cons: Does not play cd or dvd
I love it. Easy to install. It has all the bell and whistles that you need for a great price. Sounds is nice with my 4 Rockford Fosgate speakers from Crutchfield. Thanks Crutchfield for the awesome products. Will definitely buy again from them.
Excellent radio, highly recommend the pioneer MVH 200 EA
Pros: Excellent display
Great for the price. Has everything I need.
This pioneer head unit is great! Sounds fantastic, install was easy enough with a little motivation and know how, the microphone is super clear, I have a terribly loud exhaust and multiple people have told me they can hear me clear as day, the touchscreen is super responsive, which I find very satisfying, especially in a vehicle touch screen, and the interface is very easy to figure out. The only thing that would warrant a lower rating is the lack of volume knob but I purchased the radio knowing it didn't have one so the radios review shouldn't suffer for personal choice, the volume buttons work as intended. Overall very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, clear mic, great sound, great look, easy install
Cons: No volume knob, aux/us inputs only on rear
Great quality and awesome sound for the price! Very light weight comoared to stock radio,, there is a heat sink in tha back that gets very hot so dont leave any cables touching it when you install it or you can have a burned wire.
Pros: Sound and features
Excelente compra y atención.Voy a comprar otro para mi segundo auto
Great radio for what I needed. My head unit for my navigator had too many issues. The kit and radio sits perfect. Bluetooth sound quality is great as well. I would recommend changing out the factory speakers to make the sound quality better. But overall this radio is a great buy
10/10 would buy again.
Longtime Crutchfield customer because of the concern given to complementing the end product with installation items. Given I've only had the unit installed for a little over a week, this review might be a bit premature. I'm finding the unit to do what it was advertised as doing pretty well. I'm primarily using it for it's bluetooth integration and my Samsung phone. Sound quality is as should be expected from a Pioneer head unit. It's obviously much better than the stock unit. It takes between 30 & 45 seconds for the phone and the head unit to connect to one another, which seems reasonable to me. The touchscreen also seems to work well. For the price, it's not a bad unit at all.
This basic radio allowed me to add blue tooth and a back up camera to an old 2003 Ford F-150 that desperately needed an update. Very happy with Crutchfield's customer service who helped with advice on the install. Great shipping time and couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Great multimedia head unit, great features, great display, awesome connectivity options! I've been a Pioneer fan for 15+ years and this is one of the best double din touch screen units Pioneer has made, and of course Crutchfield is A++++ with shipping and customer service as always!
Pros: Bluetooth connectivity, display, Mosfet power, to many to mention
Cons: None so far
Bought this to replace the stock radio in my 2002 Tundra. This deck is super easy to install and setup. The GUI is very smooth and easy to use. The sound is outstanding. I'll be adding a backup camera soon. Wish this HU come with a remote.
Pros: Easy to install/use. Great sound
Cons: no remote
I bought this unit because it was an cost effective touch screen from a reputable manufacturer. I had a reservation in buying this, because it was a resistive touch screen instead of the upper end models that are capacitive. However the touch screen is very responsive, and because I live in Florida, I won't have to worry about ambient temperature causing the response to fluctuate. The unit is easy to understand and easy to navigate, and the bluetooth is flawless; easy to connect to, and tested on my daughter's iPhone 7 plus and my Samsung Note 5. I am thrilled that my daughter has the ability to talk hands free; and you hear the person without much noise positioning the microphone on the steering column. It looks slick and works great. I am very happy pleased with this selection. Installed in a 2012 FORD Focus SE to replace junk popping static No Nav head unit.
Pros: Cheap for Double-DIN Touch Screen Reputable Manufacturer Can use with backup Camera Blue Tooth is Flawless Connection Good Hands Free Calling Doesn't make you wish you bought something else
Cons: Compromise For Price of High End Models -Resistive versus Capacitive touchscreen -No integrated apps for iOS or Android (to use google maps on display) Pandora, etc...
Bought this double din head mainly to accommodate a backup camera, and it does it beautifully. love the hands free blue tooth calling. Great up grade from my factory stereo unit.
LOVE this radio! I wanted to replace the stock radio in my Audi convertible and chose this screen. Love the clarity and it's so easy to use! Works well with my back up camera as well!!
Fit perfectly, fired right up with the supplied wiring...the driver is very happy with the sound.
Great, easy to use radio.
The stereo works great with the instructions from Crutchfield it was very easy to install one side note you do have to remove the mounting bracket's from the stock radio to install in a 2005 Scion XB. I got the radio mainly for the Bluetooth connectivity, and that works flawlessly I love the new radio.
This was an awesome upgrade to my stock stereo. It looks muxh nicer and makes the car more asthetically appealing.
Solid receiver. Not as much problem with glare as I was expecting and pretty easy install. I would recommend this product.
Awesome bang for the buck! Bluetooth sounds great and backup camera I added works flawlessly!
Works and fits perfectly for my car. Definitely the upgrade I need just to make the car my own. Love, love, love.
Like the feat good product
Easy to install, works great
Pros: Easy install, bluetooth works great
Cons: No dial style button for sound
Easy install, but not much room for all the extra wires and harnesses. Had to fiddle with it for awhile but managed to get everything to fit. Right away it boosted the power and quality of my low end stock speakers. Bluetooth quality is good, but it will momentarily drop connection every once in awhile, almost like a CD skipping. Speaking of CDs, don't be an idiot like me and remove all CDs from your stock system before removing it. Like other people have said, the screen does get a little washed out in bright sunlight but it hasn't bothered me much.
Pros: More power, higher quality sound, easy install, hands free calling
Cons: Screen washout, Bluetooth skipping
Looks great! Wife loves it.
Best decision I have made in a long time. The sound is so good compared to the factory radio and it makes listening so much more enjoyable. I am especially appreciative of the help I received during the installation. It was not hard but took a some explaining to deal with removal of my old radio.
Pros: Everything dealing with the radio itself, the timeliyness of delivery and the install help received from two of your people.
Great stereo, works and fits great.
Very stylish and functional. Does everything I need it too and looks great in my trailblazer.
Cons: None. A slight difficulty seeing when it's very sunny but still visible.
Awesome deck! Love the features, sound, and look of the product. Fitment in my 1997 Chevy truck was very good, with slight mods to the inner dash behind the receiver.
Pros: Look Sound Features Price
Cons: Wish the screen was a touch brighter.
Great product! World without a problem
Easy install connected to my phone automatically w/o hassle. improved the sound over standard Ford radio about 100%
Pros: Easy to use, easy to install with Crutchfield extras
Love Crutchfield! Was able to install this stereo myself! My teenagers were very skeptical, now their friends are ordering from Crutchfield! This stereo was a perfect fit to bring my 1996 Buick Lesabre up to date!
great starter stereo, I bought this for my son first car replacing basic stock CD/Tape player. Works great has options to expand to full amp/subs, backup camera. We just wanted him to have something with bluetooth. It has no CD player but really who uses that now even new 2018 units don't come stock with a CD player anymore.
Pros: easy to use features basic but at the same time options to add
2010 Tacoma. Great base model stereo .the custom wire harness was made by crutchfield to make this install a breeze and the bezzle tied it all in nicely. I highly recommend crutchfield for all your audio needs
Decent head unit. Have always purchased Pioneer. Only complaint is the trim piece from Metra, the power outlet location is on the wrong side. Anything plugged in has to be unplugged anytime I use the shifter for 4 wheel drive.
Works great make sure you hook up the parking brake safety wire this unit only stores three Bluetooth devices and you need to apply e brake to clear list
Radio works like a charm. Highly recommend getting the option to have them connect the wires for you because it makes life so much easier. I was able to install in little over 1hr 15min. Also real easy to set up!
Pros: Works really great!
Overall the product works well. It's frustrating to have to run a usb cable through your console to access the usb capability. Also the display is difficult to read until night time no matter what. However for an upgrade to a 2001 SUV it works fine.
Pros: Bluetooth connectivity, Bluetooth calling
Cons: External microphone, weak display readability during the day, rear facing USB
For the price I don't think you can beat this deck. It had all of the features I was looking for and has worked flawlessly. Crutchfield deliveres great bang for the buck again.
Pros: Ease of use, low price
I give it 4 1/2 stars. Great little system for the price. A couple of things I notice after a month of on the road use. I still miss the knob for controlling the volume. I have basic truck and doesn't have anything fancy to control the stereo on my steering wheel. When you connect via USB, it takes a bit to load all your songs. If the songs are in a folder, it won't play in shuffle mode or I haven't figured out how to play in shuffle mode. It will play in shuffle mode when you connect via blue tooth. When you get a call via blue tooth make sure the volume is at or around 30 or above on the receiver.
I installed this in a 2004 Ford Expedition replacing the standard 6 CD changer. Installation was straightforward. I recommend getting the Crux wiring harness which allows the use of the steering wheel controls. Sound quality is better than the factory radio. Setup is intuitive and has good flexibility sound tuning. You have individual level control for each speaker and the subwoofer as well as a graphic equalizer with custom memory profiles. I plan to add a backup camera in the near future. Good quality and features for the money.
Pros: Good quality and features for the money.
Cons: I would prefer a rotary volume control.
It looks great, works great and was incredibly easy to install thanks to the installation kit.
I love my radio. I put it in my 2003 Tacoma and it works very well.
Does not support steering wheel controls as promised. Was horrifically difficult to install, and still does not fit properly. Exactly 5 months after purchase, Bluetooth completely stopped working, which was the only reason I purchased. Complete waste of money.
Pros: Literally none
Cons: Doesn't retain steering controls, Bluetooth stopped working 5 months in.Crutchfield response on 5/2/2018 Rebecca, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or give you information on the one-year Pioneer warranty. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Overall, this is a great improvement over the stock radio in my 2008 Tacoma...soundwise. But after driving it on two long trips, I am having trouble with the display. Something about the angle of the Tacoma dashboard...the screen is very hard to read in daylight; almost impossible if the sun is coming in. Tried messing with the brightness and contrast, to no avail. Also my polarized sunglasses completely blank it out. Using the touchscreen is required for most operations. Thinking I'll need a little sun visor for the screen. And forget about using this in a convertible!
Pros: Sound, connectivity, user interface.
Cons: Weak display.
GREAT PRODUCT WITH NO ISSUES BEFORE OR AFTER INSTALL. EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND USE THE UNIT AND LOOKS GREAT. I REPLACED MY FACTORY UNIT ON MY '09 TUNDRA AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE THERE STRAIGHT FROM THE FACTORY; AND THE PRICE....EVEN WITH THE PRE-WIRING OPTION....STILL UNDER $200. ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT UNIT THAT DOESN'T WANT TO SPEND AN ARM AND LEG, THIS IS FOR YOU!!
great radio for the price and very easy to install thanks to the pre-made harness!
Pros: works well and easy to install
Cons: bluetooth re-connecting is sort of slow, but then again, I've always had issues with bluetooth technology for some reason.
great deal easy to use perfect fit
Pros: ease of use
Cons: cant find any
Overall easy to use and many options for a low budget double din stereo. Wish there more background options, not a deal breaker though. Album art isn't always current, if you switch to the main menu then go back to whichever music setting you're playing, it will be the correct art for the current song.
Pros: Relative low cost, many tuning options, simple to use, overall clean looking display
Cons: Display is not HD, limited 2 background options, album art lags behind.
It's an awesome radio! Haven't had any problems with it! 10/10 would buy from Crutchfield again!!
Pros: Bluetooth works great! Talking on the phone is clear! Easy to function
Cons: Bit difficult to install, but then again we did it ourselves and we're not pros at it..lol
Vastly improved the sound quality in my 2006 Chevy Silverado. With the ready harness installation took 45 min and is a great value for the stereo
Pros: Great look Easy installation Easy operation
Great Stereo, Great Price, Great Sound.
Pros: Big screen Easy to navigate Great Features
It's a touchscreen, with bluetooth, USB connectivity, and has the ability to add a backup camera. It's awesome! The install was simple, but it doesn't quite match up to my dash. Will need to make slight adjustments to get it as perfect as possible. I have some light leakage around the Crutchfield install kit that was purchased separately. Still, I'm happy with this unit. The Polk's I also purchased from CF sound very good with this. Buy it!
Great receiver for the price, excellent 50watts per channel, color variations on the screen make this a fun addition to my car. Optional steering wheel interface was a little tedious to wire up, but works as indicated. Only drawback I would note is the lack of a front USB port. Otherwise very nice receiver.
Pros: Screen color variations
Cons: No front USB
Very impressed with the quality and sound
So, we decided to upgrade our daughters car stereo with something that had Bluetooth. My journey began at a big box electronics store, but I left more confused then the salesman who was trying to sell me up. Got home and looked over the Crutchfield sight. Still being somewhat confused from my time at the big box store, I opted to call Crutchfield. The salesman asked all the right questions, the who why what etc. I saw one stereo in particular that was pretty cool, and a little costly, but the salesman talked me down a bit and provided me options which were operator friendly, and less expensive. After only 10 minutes, I found myself purchasing a head unit. This particular unit was way less than the one at the big box electronics store, and even came with everything needed to install it, including pieces parts and directions at no charge. So after I attempted to convince my wife I could install the unit, she in turn convinced me to call the local installers. Happy wife happy life. Needless to say the install went flawlessly, from the local installers, not me. Next I'm going to order another one for my truck. I'll install that one. Well, we'll see how it goes.
Pros: Simple purchase, User Friendly, Cheaper that anywhere else I could find, and Came with all the pieces and parts for installation at no charge.
Cons: No Cons
I gave this radio to my daughter and she is delighted. It has very good sound quality, hands-free system, reverse camera, among others. In addition, it gaves a much more modern look to the car.
Easy install. Intuitive layout. Responsive touchscreen. Quick start up. Made my factory speakers sound like new
Pros: No issues. Color can change to match factory lights
Cons: Wiring diagram a little vague. Luckily the Crutchfield information was better.
Not bogged down with gimmicky features. Extremely simple controls. It just works. Simple to use and great sound quality.
Pros: Easy to use and great quality. Well thought out.
Cons: Occasionally art does not match song currently playing.
I bought this to have a display for a new back up camera on my daughters 2013 Rogue, the display is crystal clear and there are a lot of nice features for the price. Installation was easy especially using the crutchfield wire service (well worth the money).
Pros: Inexpensive but not basic Clear display
I just installed one of these in my 2003 Yukon XL with the Bose system. Installation was seamless with the supplied kit from Crutchfield. I also paid for wiring harness service and it was totally worth it. Total job took about an hour and the results are awesome. I love the unit. It has everything I need and nothing more. Price was sure right. Display looks great.
Pros: All the features I normally use The price was right! Sounds great
Cons: No frills
Just got it installed and sounds awesome. Definitely enhances the acoustics of the vehicle and the Bose system.
Pros: Easy to use touch screen. Simple instructions for installation.
Cons: Doesn't automatically turn on radio for Bluetooth nearby and start playing the music.
Great display and very customizable.
Great stereo, very easy to use the nice big touchscreen menu buttons. Bluetooth connects without any problems, and the steering wheel control still works.
Excellent quality and sound performance!!
I love this receiver, it's simple, easy to use , looks great, went in great and fits better than the factory unit. The one thing that blew me away was how well my factory speakers sound now. I do have a new set , but I'm not in such a hurry to get them in now. Can't imagine how the Polk speakers will sound. Really happy, thanks Crutchfeild. Chris T.
Pros: Kicking sound
Cons: None for me. Got what I wanted
Good price and perfect fit without any modifications to the dash of my truck like other models.
Pros: Good value and features
Wow, this car stereo exceeded my expectations. Great product for the price, and Crutchfield provided very clear installation instructions. I had one question during the install, and their support staff (a real person) was very helpful and knowledgeable. I enthusiastically recommend both the Pioneed MVH and Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound. Easy installation. User friendly interface. Great fit and finish. Very good fit in my Toyota Tundra. Bluetooth connection to my iPhone with no problems.
Cons: None to report so far. Very pleased with this product!
The sound is pretty good. There is no USB jack on the front. If your vehicle is not compatible with the unit's wiring that determines if you are driving, you cannot set up blue tooth. I have an aftermarket solution on the way to deal with the problem.
Pros: Looks Nice, Sounds pretty good.
Cons: A Total pain to install in Ford E450
Product is great. 4stars given due to crutchfields description saying it is android compatible by USB and it isn't. Still connects via Bluetooth but don't have full connectivity that I wanted.
Cons: Doesn't support android by USB.
Very cool unit, lots of great features, even made my stock speakers sound better!
Pros: VERY CLEAN, MODERN (NO CLUMSY KNOBS)
Cons: HAVEN'T COME ACROSS ANY.
Love the system fit in my 05 sierra perfectly. Took about two hours to install. I had the pre wiring done so that was an amazing help definitely recommend that feature. Great display and great sound out of my nose system as well as I'm really happy I retained steering wheel controls!
phenomenal unit. i purchased this to replace a sony mex-100bt (a $200 unit that burnt out after 30 days of use) in my 04 subaru wrx, this unit costs less, runs lower power and still sounds SUBSTANTIALLY better than the more expensive sony unit did. Audio even over Bluetooth is higher quality and even louder than the higher wattage sony head unit. The screen is very quick and responsive with little to no delay after touches. My only quarrel with it is the parking break lockout is very inconvenient so i recommend connecting that to the ground of the system to never have to worry about being in park to use all features of your head unit. PIONEER IS THE ONLY SMART CHOICE FOR HEAD UNITS. Also, stay as far away from sony products as you possibly can, especially when it comes to car audio.
Pros: -amazing sound quality -responsive screen -good bluetooth quality -easily the best unit i've seen for even within 100 dollars of this price point
Cons: -inconvenient parking lockout -screen can be a little dim in the middle of the day -very poor instructions for the wiring diagram, have to be extra careful to make sure you are connecting the correct wires.
Great unit, works perfectly for what it is, big improvement over stock even with stock speakers. As always great service from Crutchfields.
This is an amazing product! Definitely worth the money.
Pros: Great sound, colors, and settings! Definitely would recommend.
Cons: Auto dim isn't as great as I thought it would be. Sometimes it should be brighter.
This is an acceptable head unit. Sounds good and installs easily (especially with the Tech support from Crutchfield). However, the only hands-free function it supports is telephony - SIRI EYES FREE is not available so you can't send or receive text messages through the car stereo system. I thought that would be a standard since technology has been around since 2012.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: NO SIRI EYES FREE tech. No HD - radio data display is lame.
Good product so far. I'm happy with the install process. Pay the extra to have the harness done for a plug n play install took 45 minutes. I've never installed a stereo before
This is a soild piece of equipment. Just wish it had the ability to download apps
Great stereo. Vastly improved my aftermarket speakers over my factor stereo. Easy to use. It gives you the ability to fine tune your audio listening experience. Installation was a breeze using Crutchfield's ready harness.(highly recommended). Bluetooth handsfree calling is crystal clear to other party. Cons- cannot customize display beyond factory presets. Ex.- cannot upload your own wallpaper or images.
For the money it is great. Made the factory speakers in my 2014 jetta sound better.
Buena imagen y fácil uso la calidad de brillos en la pantallas mejor q otras maracas
Great radio, plenty of features and very easy to hookup.
I bought this head unit because I wanted a modern unit, with Bluetooth, and back-up camera capabilities. I have zero need to play CD's or DVD's in my truck. The unit works well with my Galaxy Note 8, placing/receiving telephone calls, playing stored mp3 music, and using Spotify. This unit is a nice upgrade from the stock Bose head unit, and sounds great. So far it is flawless, and installation was a breeze
Pros: Great value. Great Features. Great sound quality. Easy operation. Easy Install.
Cons: None as of yet.
Easy set up, sounds a lot better than the stock radio. Plus now I have hands free phone thanks to Bluetooth. Awesome.
Pros: sounds great , ease of use. Didn't need instructions.
Very good and no problems with the shipping nor the product
Great radio and service thank you so much
|AUX Input||Mini (rear)|
|Audio/video Input||Mini (rear)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||14 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||12 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The MVH-200EX features a 6.2" clear resistive LCD touchscreen with a display resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive touchscreen is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to control this unit and a connected component, such as an iPod/iPhone, a USB mass storage class device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.
Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or rainbow (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).
Dimmer: To prevent the touchscreen display and button illumination from being too bright at night, the illumination is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also turn on or off the dimmer manually. You can even set a timer for the dimmer to turn on or off.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
Bluetooth 3.0: The MVH-200EX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-200EX.
Multi-Device Pairing Dual Phone Connection: Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices (2 phones/1 audio player) can be paired to this head unit. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Pioneer MVH-200EX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the MVH-200EX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The MVH-200EX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer MVH-200EX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
Android MTP Playback: The Pioneer MVH-200EX supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA/AAC music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's rear-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist/album information on the receiver's LCD touchscreen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.
iPod Direct Connect: The Pioneer MVH-200EX's rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. You'll need a Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector, or a 30-pin to USB cable to connect your iPhone 4S. The USB connection allows for audio playback, music navigation, information display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod.
Note: If there are 10,000 songs or more on your iPod/iPhone, it will require almost one hour to fully populate the song list.
Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 5V/1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer MVH-200EX supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/1/2018):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info||Album Art||Phone||Audio|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB-connected Apple iOS device through the Pioneer MVH-200EX. With a WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for every genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations, playback songs similar to the current song, stop playback of the current song, and add the current song to your iTunes wish list. Apple Music Radio playback is compatible with the following Apple iOS devices -
Note: Your Apple iOS device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
USB Mass Storage Class Device Compatible: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer MVH-200EX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (5V/1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The head unit's USB port does not support USB hubs or USB card-readers.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer MVH-200EX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files loaded onto an inserted USB device.
|Media Type||USB (MSC/MTP)|
|File System||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3: 8-320kbps
bit rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 8-192kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-96kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8/16-bit depth; 16-48kHz sampling rates (not supported by MTP)
720 x 576 max resolution |
AVI: 720 x 576 max resolution
DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution
*Note: Video not supported by MTP
resolution of 8192 x 7680 (not supported by MTP) |
BMP: max resolution of 1920 x 936 (not supported by MTP)
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||300 folders/15,000 files|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, & Album Art (USB only)|
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
AV Input: The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting an external audio/video device. Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to view video on the receiver's touchscreen.
Rearview Camera: The MVH-200EX is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately).
Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a USB or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from USB & Bluetooth, the Pioneer MVH-200EX is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer MVH-200EX is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.
Note: The power specifications for the MVH-200EX are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
2V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer MVH-200EX features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer MVH-200EX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The MVH-200EX employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.
Rear Speaker Setup The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. The beep tone can be turned on or off.
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My radio broke. [ alex Oct 27, 2018 ]
Love pioneer quality. Have been putting them in all my cars for decades. This is the 3rd mvh 200ex I bought this year. Love them! [ W Oct 27, 2018 ]
i chose this because it had an interface that I found aesthetically pleasing, and included features like Bluetooth. [ Kayla Oct 02, 2018 ]
Great radio for the price!! [ Junior Sep 29, 2018 ]
MY SON NEEDED A NEW RADIO FOR HIS BIRTHDAY!!! [ Wesley Sep 28, 2018 ]
Looks cool, gets good reviews and has all the features I need. [ Leroy Sep 27, 2018 ]
Had great reviews and had the functions i was looking for [ Jack Sep 20, 2018 ]
Lots of features ... great price ... excellent reviews [ David Sep 04, 2018 ]
Friend has same unit, and I love it [ brian Aug 14, 2018 ]
It looks good and it would really make the interior of my truck stand out. Plus I really wanted something Bluetooth for it since i dont like using a aux cord [ james Aug 10, 2018 ]
Seemed to be the best bank for the buck [ Alex Aug 03, 2018 ]
Based on Pioneers reputation, good reviews and price. [ DUANE Aug 01, 2018 ]
I purchased a similar head unit a year ago to install in my previous vehicle (also a 2006 Nissan Frontier) and was extremely pleased with the ease of installation and the quality of the unit for the last year. [ Karl Jul 29, 2018 ]
Love Pioneer [ Andy Jul 29, 2018 ]
Good price. Does what I want [ Jones Jul 20, 2018 ]
Price what right for what I wanted. Good history with brand. [ Tom Jul 19, 2018 ]
price and function [ timothy Jul 15, 2018 ]
It had all the options that I need in a receiver and it was affordable [ Geoffrey Jul 13, 2018 ]
Apple Car play, Bluetooth, many other options that I wanted [ G Jul 12, 2018 ]
Good [ Zane Jul 09, 2018 ]
Price, features, name, looks, options. [ Scott Jul 03, 2018 ]
Great reviews! [ chuck May 22, 2018 ]
I'm a repeat customer. I installed a Pioneer in my C 6 Corvette [ Larry May 19, 2018 ]
Pioneer quality and affordability [ Mark May 17, 2018 ]
Needed basic Bluetooth functionality and I had good experience with Pioneer previously. [ Robert May 16, 2018 ]
Best bang for your buck with Built in Bluetooth connectivity, Pioneer is a brand you can trust! [ Pranav May 15, 2018 ]
What I needed at a good price [ Ken May 10, 2018 ]
good entry level double din head with back up camera application and blue tooth capabilities. [ jonathan May 08, 2018 ]
Features/ cost ratio [ Rick May 04, 2018 ]
My grandson picked it out. [ Anthony F. Apr 30, 2018 ]
Inexpensive and quality [ Joel Apr 24, 2018 ]
Awesome price, great reviews and BLUETOOTH for my 2004! [ EDDIE Apr 17, 2018 ]
Love pioneer and love having touchscreen stereo [ Sean Apr 04, 2018 ]
basic need for what im doing [ Richard Mar 27, 2018 ]
Great value, and although a few dollars more than Amazon, comes with everything needed for my installation [ Mark Mar 18, 2018 ]
Looks to be everything I am looking for, and nothing I'm not. The equivalent, with the ability to play CD's, and DVD's, gets great reviews. [ Jeff Mar 06, 2018 ]
It switches when the back up camera is powered up. I have my back up camera wired into my reverse light circuit. So when I put my truck in reverse, the camera is supplied power, and the screen displays for the camera. If I remember right, there is a wire on the back of the head unit that must be connected into the camera circuit. I know it was easy, and well explained in the instructions or I would not have done it. Jeff [ Jeff Nov 27, 2018 ]
I do not have a back up camera for mine but I would think when you hit reverse it should change automatically [ KENNETH Nov 27, 2018 ]
If you make the ropes as they are and you pull the cable. Sending him a signal if he doesEnter an answer to this question. [ Jayson Luis Cas Nov 27, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Krissy Dec 12, 2018 ] Staff
Nope [ Sean Oct 29, 2018 ]
No, you need Apple Car play or android auto to do that. [ Charles Oct 29, 2018 ]
No. This is not a android powered head unit. [ Jian Oct 28, 2018 ]
I've never used the USB, but I can tell you everything else works fine. Mostly I listen to spotify via Bluetooth from my phone. It shows the artist and song on the display. [ marcus Oct 17, 2018 ]
The folder navigation works well when I have used it. Looks very similar in concept to navigating folders on your PC.There is touch screen navigation to move up and down the folder structures. I have not had any issues.. It works great. [ Dale Oct 16, 2018 ]
I actually haven't used it that way. I ran the provided usb cable from behind the unit, through the center console and out for my phone. This unit seems great for radio, my iPhone and the Bluetooth is great. Quick connects and never fails. The only things I don't like about the unit is you can't adjust the volume until you plug the phone in and it recognizes it. So if your music is blasting before you shut the car off, prepare to be blasted. Also, with Spotify I'll listen to a song and not get the current played albums artwork and when it switches to another song or even a different band, I'll bet the previous album/bands artwork. More of a picky preference but not enough to make me get rid of this unit, I love it. Really bumped up the audio from the stock imitándolo be keeping it [ JAYME Oct 16, 2018 ]
I've only used it with an old iPod touch and it works great.. I never thought of using a flash drive. I hope someone has an answer for you... in the meantime, I need to get a flash drive and try it [ Phil Oct 15, 2018 ]
I didnt bother with the usb, it been bluetooth since day 1. [ Gonzalo Oct 19, 2018 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Aug 10, 2018 ] Staff
No you need Apple CarPlay to do that. [ Charles Jul 31, 2018 ]
I bought this radio for my sons car so I don't know sorry. [ Don Jul 31, 2018 ]
Not to.sure.about Spotify album art. Some of my music art comes through music ripped from cds [ Jian Jul 28, 2018 ]
I just steamed Spotify but it doesn't sie the art work. It does show artist and title. [ BJ Jul 28, 2018 ]
Yes, even the app you're using to play the music. [ David Jul 27, 2018 ]
Yes. I do not have buttons on mine either. [ Chris Jul 16, 2018 ]
The steering wheel controls should have nothing to do with bluetooth operation. They're simply a convenience. You'll just have to operate the functions from the head unit and/or whatever device you're connected with. [ Jeff Jul 16, 2018 ]
I'm very happy with the unit, very bright display! Never have had issues seeing it thus far. I would 100% recommend it, I have enjoyed having it much more than my stock stereo very customizable as well. I also got the prewired package I would recommend this as well as it looks like a much more professional wiring harness than I could ever make. [ Tanner Ryan Jul 12, 2018 ]
The screen is bright, when your car lights are off. It's a little harder at sunrise if the lights are on...I wear polarized glasses which can make it a little more difficult to see. I really like this unit, no problems with it so far, and for the price, good value. [ Andrew J. Jul 12, 2018 ]
It is very easy to see the display and the brightness is adjustable. No issues reading on sunny days with my installation. [ Brandon Jul 12, 2018 ]
No, not in my Tacoma! [ Kevin Jul 12, 2018 ]
Yes. Very easy. Love the unit [ Mark Jul 12, 2018 ]
It's not that bright. Sometimes I can't see when the sun is shining on it [ Cindy Jul 11, 2018 ]
I struggle to see the full display when it's sunny out. I'm not the most technological guy, so maybe there's a way to adjust the brightness for these times. [ Zachary Jul 11, 2018 ]
That you have to ask crutchfeild I'm not tech service [ jiju Jul 14, 2018 ]
Crutchfield has a vehicle capatability option on their website. It should show you the stereos that will fit along with required mounting hardware and wiring harness. [ Brandon Jul 12, 2018 ]
Yes, it will show guidelines. But it won't show the steering angle lines. [ MICHAEL Jun 13, 2018 ]
I am on my second camera. I was not a fan of the first one. Both have displayed the guidelines. However, I believe they are a function of the camera itself. Not the head unit. Jeff [ Jeff Jun 12, 2018 ]
Yes it does its located on the back of the radio, so you will have to route the wire through the dashboard some how. [ Shane Joshua May 16, 2018 ]
The short answer is yes, it comes with a USB Cable that plugs into the back of the unit and you can route it out to where it is accessible for your phone. The longer answer is that we purchased a different cable with mounting hardware so it could be permanently installed in the dash rather than just being a cable hanging out. We also bought a cigarette lighter adapter with 2 port fast charging capability. Neither of those two products were that expensive. What we found works best for us is to use Bluetooth Audio for streaming to the radio and to use the fast charger to supply power. With this setup you also have the option to use the USB port attached to the radio for your phone but we ended filling a USB flash drive with music and plugging it in to that port. [ Kevin May 16, 2018 ]
Yes it does [ Alfonso May 16, 2018 ]
Yes - it works GREAT! [ DEVORA May 16, 2018 ]
It does have a USB connection. However, it is on the back of the unit. A cable is included to extend the connection, but there is no mounting point for it. Personally, I wished they had made the USB connection available on the front of the unit. I see little point of putting it on the back. [ Scott May 16, 2018 ]
It has a connection on the rear as well as an extension cable [ Dan May 15, 2018 ]
Yes, there is an attachment which allows for a USB connection. [ Patrick May 15, 2018 ]
Yes it does....cable is provided in kit, and you run it out to where you want to have it as a connection. End would be female USB....just plug in a normal USB charging cable into it, and you're good to go. [ Corey May 15, 2018 ]
When you are in a Bluetooth call, look at the radio interface there's three buttons on the screen, on says on call volume, or something like that, it has three small bars under it, press it. Make sure that is set to max ( the three small bars are yellow). [ Alfredo May 08, 2018 ]
I bought the radio for my son so idk sorry.. [ Don May 07, 2018 ]
Nope, haven't seen this flexibility. [ Corey May 15, 2018 ]
Yes [ jiju Apr 27, 2018 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy May 04, 2018 ] Staff
Not sure but its a standard double din size head unit. Its the same width as a regular old school size unit just twice as tall. It fit perfectly in a nissan 350z. Ive never seen a sonics dash but as long as its not a one off size and takes a double din size reciever it. Nice head unit as a side note plenty of connection options and the screen is plenty bright in my convertible [ Richard Apr 28, 2018 ]
The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 23, 2018 ] Staff
This stereo doesn't have that option. You probably need a Android mirror head unit. [ Jian Apr 19, 2018 ]
Agreed with the others...I installed into 2005 Ford Escape so no real "integration" into vehicle functions. Bluetooth works independently and just fine. [ Corey May 15, 2018 ]
I am unfamiliar. Everything worked for me. Bluetooth always connects. [ Paul Apr 20, 2018 ]
the instructions that crutchfield provides are not very detailed. they are basic, but ok enough to allow you to swap out the radio....but I will say it would be very useful if you have done it before. I installed this unit in a 2012 Kia Rio hatchback, the instructions does not tell you to remove the vents or how to. it does not cover the airbag unit piece on how to install it. so from a high level, the instructions are useful but not very detailed for the "Beginner" [ Lance Apr 04, 2018 ]
There are no instructions on how to modify the dash to make it fit [ Cory Apr 03, 2018 ]
No, but I opted to go with one that they said would fit so I didn't need them. It came with a bracket that fit already. [ David Apr 03, 2018 ]
I used YouTube videos but everything is supplied by Crutchfield. [ kylar Apr 03, 2018 ]
Yes, but didn't half to though [ Brian Matthew Apr 03, 2018 ]
the instructions are a bit vague due to the trim kit being kind of universal... as long as your using the crutchfield recommendations your good ..installed in my f250 in 20 mins. get all the recommended accessories and you shouldnt have any issues [ Kristopher Apr 03, 2018 ]
no [ david Apr 26, 2018 ]
It does not. [ Kalin Mar 29, 2018 ]
No its doesnt. [ Daniel Mar 28, 2018 ]
No, it does not. [ Bryan Mar 28, 2018 ]
Hey katie! This radio is awesome! You do need the microphone to make voice commands and for calling, but other than that this stereo is pretty awesome! [ cory Mar 31, 2018 ]
Yes you do. The microphone preinstalled in ur car is more than likely in ur mirror. I would call crutchfield and ask because I would think there would be a wire that would go to that so you wouldn't need the aftermarket microphone but since my vehicle didn't have that I'm not sure. [ Chris Mar 26, 2018 ]
I believe you do. My original stereo in my car had the microphone up above where the lights are but there was a panel where the mic was a perfect fit. The most important thing is the steering wheel controls are really important, it's surprising how much you miss it. Also if you have an old iPod it will not recognize it. I will probably be exchanging this for a deck that will read my iPod classic. [ David Mar 25, 2018 ]