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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX1000

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Sony XAV-AX1000

Crutchfield customer from Albion, IN on 10/9/2021

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Overall very happy with the Sony XAV-AX1000.

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Westley from SPARROWS POINT, MD on 9/29/2021

2008 Dodge Sprinter

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Love the look and UI. I'm very happy with it. The unit has soften rounded edges. It doesn't really look like a factory unit but it still has a good look for an aftermarket stereo. CarPlay is great. Thinking about buying another to put in my personal truck if they get them back in stock. I've had some difficulty hooking up an existing back up camera but that is more user error than a complaint about the product. The screen does scratch very easily. I had it out momentarily while trying to trouble shoot my back up camera and it must have rubbed up against something in my truck and now I have a big scratch on the screen. It's not really noticeable but I know it's there and it definitely bothers me.

Pros: Carplay not hard corners volume knob Graphics and UI

Cons: screen scratches easily

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Extremely satisfied

Crutchfield customer from Fremont, CA on 9/17/2021

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I really like this receiver. It replaces a 15 year old high-end Pioneer that has outlived its usefulness in my 2006 Ridgeline. I like that the Sony has a volume knob and a front-panel USB port. The sound quality is very good and the user interface is as easy as it gets. Yeah, the screen could be brighter if I have to pick on something, and I would have preferred a more direct selection between AM and FM modes. But overall, I'm extremely satisfied. Steering wheel controls work so much better than the old Pioneer installation. Self installation of the system was mostly a breeze thanks to Crutchfield's excellent supporting documentation and harness. Apple CarPlay works great. Oh, and Crutchfield's Dylan made the ordering process a breeze, too!

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Great Upgrade for Ford Ranger

Jack from GIG HARBOR, WA on 9/13/2021

2008 Ford Ranger

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An awesome upgrade for my 2008 Ford Ranger! I was previously using a Garmin Navigation unit for traffic and navigation. Having Apple Car Play makes it so much easier. No more plugs and dangling wires. Music sounds better (and in fact doing a speaker upgrade as well for even better sound), I can listen to Podcasts, send and reply to text messages, hands free phone calls. I also added a backup camera and wired myself. Wasn't too difficult, just careful planning ahead. The whole unit just makes the interior of the Ranger much cleaner looking. Screen size is just right for me. For the price, it is well worth it.

Pros: Clean Looking Several options Worth the cost

Cons: A bear to wire to the parking brake switch. Not fun at all. Some modifications had to be made to get a clean fit.

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Cant beat it for the price!

Crutchfield customer from Avon, NC on 9/11/2021

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Simple, unbeatable for the price point,another great Sony product.

Pros: Features for the $$$$

Cons: One usb

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 9/11/2021

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Replacement for my HU unit who was garbage but it did served the purpose. Easy install and with the prepaid wiring connections same me time and money.

Pros: Apple play is great

Cons: Can't connect to Sirius and not sure why , other than that it met my expectations:)

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 9/11/2021

2006 Mazda MX5

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Works great. Easy to use. Looks almost like a factory install when you set a color to match your other instruments. No complaints.

Pros: Does what it should and is easy to use.

Cons: Moving through multiple screens is a little odd. Seems like you have to find exactly the right spot on the screen to flip through the next screen, like on the tuner stations. But not a big deal.

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Nice receiver for the money

Crutchfield customer from Ravenna, OH on 9/11/2021

2011 Honda Accord SE

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This receiver is perfect for my budget build in our 2011 Honda Accord. Happy with the purchase and crutchfields customer service is always great.

Pros: Apple car play

Cons: None so far

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Excellent unit

Crutchfield customer from Milford, DE on 9/8/2021

2003 Toyota Tundra

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I've been watching this unit for a while. Meets all of my expectations. Easy install especially with the supplied extras from Crutchfield. Great upgrade for my truck.

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Crutchfield customer from Crescent, IA on 9/8/2021

2006 Honda Civic EX

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Much improved sound, easy installation, was able to easily customize steering wheel controls through menu settings. Originally bought to put in a Civic, but easily moved it over to a Pilot because the Boss unit I bought for that sounded terrible.

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Great radio for a great price

Crutchfield customer from Van Nuys, CA on 9/8/2021

2012 Ford Fusion

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Great radio that has a lot of options to change the sound and how it works. Was not thinking about upgrading my car anymore, but the addition of this radio made me want to add subs. I would buy this radio again 10/10 times and really enjoy the apple car play feature

Pros: Apple car play Lots of options Easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Grover Beach, CA on 9/7/2021

1998 Toyota 4Runner

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Simple

Crutchfield customer from Smithfield, UT on 9/7/2021

2005 Toyota Tundra

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This is a great little headhunt. I've always run Pioneer but wanted that volume knob. I decided to try this Sony head unit and so far I have not been disappointed.

Pros: Simplicity. Only two buttons and a whole bunch of features on the inside. It's everything you need for amp/subs, backup camera, subs, apple car play, crossover control and all the goodies.

Cons: The glare is pretty bad when the sun is in the right position. The sound quality is better than stock but at only 20 watt RMS rating, you'll want to add an amp to unlock it's full potential The mounting brackets it came with to hide the gaps, will need some ingenuity to make them work. Some longer screws and nuts made it good enough for me

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 9/7/2021

2014 Toyota Corolla

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Easy to install, great and excellent sound output. Exceeded my expectations. Great product.

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John from Littleton, NC on 9/6/2021

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I am thrilled with my new Sony XAV-AX1000. The original factory radio in my 2006 Mustang had a CD changer that no longer worked and it was not capable of interfacing with anything. Since I am an iPhone fan, this unit is perfect. I wisely choose to use Crutchfield's wire harness service which saved a lot of time and work. When I had a problem near the end of the installation, the Crutchfield tech advisors were there for me. They were patient and knowledgeable. They helped me figure out the problem and now my new system, including back up camera, works great! The Crutchfield team is just excellent.

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Crutchfield customer from Valparaiso, IN on 9/5/2021

2006 Porsche Cayman S

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I originally bought the radio for the volume knob and apple car play. However, the simplicity of use maybe it's best overall value . The equalizer is a bonus and built in front USB is nice.

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Just OK

Bridget from Jacksonville on 8/31/2021

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I got this stereo for a 2006 Hyundai Tucson - fit was great, easy to set up, sound is good with no complaints on any of those important items (also purchased 4 new speakers to help with good sound). However, I'm surprised to see so many happy with the knob (which I really wanted!) and not mentioning the lack of illumination on the outer plate! You can't even SEE the knob, or the insertion for the USB when it's dark. The only illuminated thing on the plate is the 'Home' button, so you literally have to feel your way to the knob and / or plug in your cord in the dark. Also, the knob is so tiny and slim that my knuckles often hit the screen and prompt an action. If this weren't my 3rd attempt at a stereo that both fit and was liked, I'd have changed this one out as well. Not worth the trouble of another reinstall.

Pros: Bright interface, simple to navigate, sound is good

Cons: Knob too small and slim, zero illumination of the plate, knob or USB input, no way to remove the SXM or Camera icons from home screen if these don't apply to you.

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Best Carplay unit for thr $

Crutchfield customer from West Des Moines, IA on 8/29/2021

2006 Honda CRV EX

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Bought this unit to go into our 2006 Honda CR-V. The unit works great and has brought this car up to date with CarPlay and navigation. The screen brightness is average wish it was a bit brighter. In the sun it's a little hard to see the content. I love the volume knob and was a main reason I chose this unit. This also was a scratch and dent unit, and it didn't have a scratch or a dent but I got a nice discount on it and still retained the warranty! Thanks Crutchfield!

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Crutchfield customer from Farmingville, NY on 8/26/2021

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Great unit. I now own 3. Touchscreen has almost no lag.

Pros: Volume knob is a nice feature.

Cons: USB input shouldn't be on the drivers side. Lack of wallpaper. Can't load any other wallpaper.

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Good radio, NO good interface

Crutchfield customer from Easley, SC on 8/16/2021

2007 Ford F-150

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Sony radio did not disappoint. Good sound and lots of features. The Crux SWFRD-60L did disappoint. I paid extra to have Cruchfield wire the connectors to insure it was done properly. The radio still does not work with the steering wheel controls after several discussions with tech's. Works differently every time I try to use it. Phone conversations with techs advised to try different dip switch settings. No luck after trying every conceivable setting. Sent followup pictures and info via text and email to tech support with no response. Very disappointing.

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomington, IN on 8/15/2021

2012 Mazda CX-9

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Has been a very nice upgrade to my 2012 CX-9

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 8/15/2021

2006 Mercury Milan

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full of options and easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Wallingford, CT on 8/14/2021

2012 Honda Civic LX

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Great Car stereo .

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Sony knocked one out of the park

Crutchfield customer from Jackson, GA on 8/14/2021

2004 Jeep Liberty

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This Sony head unit is a great piece of modern technology. If you have an older vehicle, say a 2004 Jeep Liberty 4x4 and you need a modern radio this unit will do the trick!!! The radio tuner is fantastic!!! I live out in the boondocks and the old radio picked up 4-5 stations. This Sony gets tons more!!! I now get all the metro ATL stations and more. The Apple Car Play is great. The integration is seamless and the controls are very easy to use. I also added a backup camera and the picture is great. I haven't found anything that I don't like about it.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Churchville, MD on 8/14/2021

2001 Honda Accord

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Performs nicely for a reasonable cost.

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Great Product and Service

Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 8/14/2021

2004 Toyota Celica GT

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Excellent deck. Connect to Apple Car Play instantly. Sounds great. Crutchfield emailed me to let me know that they had a few of these after I added my name to a list. Flawless.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: High Quality product and great service.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 8/14/2021

2010 Ford Expedition EL

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Great headunit. Love the volume control knob

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 8/12/2021

2017 Ram 2500

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Great receiver for the price. Huge upgrade from the factory base stereo on my Ram 2500. Easy installation with excellent tech support.

Pros: Just about everything

Cons: none

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Another Sony winner

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, IN on 8/12/2021

2011 Scion xB

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Attractive unit. Very easy to familiarize yourself with controls. Easy to install and set up. Sounds awesome and LOUD. Love the front USB port as most units have only rear. Highly recommend

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Fantastic choice

Crutchfield customer from Millstone Twp, NJ on 8/12/2021

2008 GMC Envoy

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This is a fantastic unit especially at the low cost.. As evidenced by them always being sold out so quickly

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Good but better choices out there

Scottie from Nj on 8/11/2021

2005 Ford Mustang

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Overall this is a good a radio , but it comes with its problems. It cannot have maps open while playing music and receive a phone call because everything will freeze. So you have to unplug your phone in order for it to unfreeze. For a radio at this price I would have gone with another one if i had know of this big of an issue.

Pros: Looks good , knob is great feature , works well most of the time.

Cons: Horrible downfall with that freezing defect

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Very happy. Great screen. Easy to navigate and great sound.

Crutchfield customer from Tempe, AZ on 8/9/2021

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I've had this for 1 week and have been very happy with it. Install was easy and moving across the screen is easy. Sound has definitely been upgraded and has me looking for better speakers to take full advantage. I would recommend definitely.

Pros: Easy install Easy on screen icons/navigation.

Cons: Don't need a remote that was included.

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Please don't buy

TROY M from Troutdale, OR on 8/8/2021

2009 Ford F-150 XL

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When I decided to upgrade the AM/FM only radio in my 2009 F150, I thought a name brand like Sony would be a safe place to go. I figured that Sony's "EXTRA BASS" functionality was reasonably good on boomboxes and headphones I've had in the past, so it might just be enough to bridge the gap between my 6x8s and the subwoofer that I installed with this unit. Unfortunately the first time I turned it on and tried out the extra bass function, I found that the frequencies it emphasized made for a horribly boomy and cheap sounding experience, and the overall clarity of the music was very lacking, and the subwoofer pre-outs are of such low voltage that the gains had to be maxed to match even the wimpy stock output for the mains. I installed a 4 channel amp with adjustable bass boost to account for this and match to the sub. Disappointing, but fine. Now after a few months of fighting the horrible menus, poor EQ controls, and general cheap feel, it activates for my rear backup camera about 50% of the time, and 50% of the times that it does activate, it won't deactivate after going back into drive, meaning it stays stuck on the camera screen (even after the power is cut to the camera and it just says NO SIGNAL) indefinitely. Since there is no power or reset button, I literally have to pull over and restart the engine to reset the thing and gain functionality of it again. My wiring is all soldered, heat shrinked, and properly routed and verified correct, so it's definitely the

Pros: Not gaudy looking/matches factory finishes Has a volume knob

Cons: Terrible EQ Poor out of the box power/sound Extra Bass sounds awful Low voltage pre-outs Bad/non-intuitive menus Carplay tends to freeze compared to my factory systems Backup camera triggers 50% of the time Gets stuck on backup camera requiring vehicle restart No power/reset button Volume knob, while nice to have, feels really cheap No rear USB for cable management Not a very bright screen--gets lost in the sun

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Troy, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Hickory, NC on 7/29/2021

2003 Toyota Sequoia

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Awesome for 2003 Toyota Sequoia, fit perfectly.

Pros: Fits perfectly, and awesome Car Play, Bluetooth for a auto that was before all of those options.

Cons: A little confusing on how to connect the speakers that were connected to the factory power amp.

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Albert from Fayetteville, GA on 7/28/2021

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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This is one of the best radios I've ever purchased. Installation was easy . Took me 30 mins tops. I think I made a great choice

Pros: Great sound Great controls Looks great Easy to use

Cons: Screen could be a little bigger

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Crutchfield customer from Livermore, CA on 7/26/2021

1999 Lexus ES300

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Sony AX1000 is easy to use and setup. The installation was easy with the prewired Ready Harness, definitely worth the additional fee for prewired. Touch response is good and quick. So far, very pleased with the unit, only concern is with direct sunlight, display is a bit difficult to see. Otherwise great value, works well and easy to install.

Pros: Clean appearance, has volume knob, simple setup.

Cons: Display sometimes difficult to see in bright sunlight.

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Shaun from LOWELL, MA on 7/21/2021

2015 Subaru WRX

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IMO one of, if not thee, best budget head units for someone looking for better sound, Apple CarPlay, and an excellent flush OEM look. Touch screen is responsive and has no delay.

Pros: Sound, price, touch screen, Apple CarPlay, OEM appearance.

Cons: CarPlay requires wire

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There was a gap in between the stereo and the placement in the dash it

Crutchfield customer from S San Fran, CA on 7/12/2021

2004 Toyota Highlander

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There was a gap in between the stereo and the placement in the dash it's only complaint no as a team

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Crutchfield customer from West Chester, OH on 7/12/2021

2003 Toyota Tundra

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Purchased from the scratch-n-dent department and looks and works great.

Pros: Good clean sound!

Cons: None.

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Just ok. Nothing special.

Eric from NEW LENOX, IL on 7/10/2021

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

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This is just an ok radio. For the money I expected better USB support. I don't know if I got a unit with an issue but it appears they do not like USB 3.0 and drives over 32GB. I've tried multiple drives and the only thing that has appeared to work is 16GB and under USB 2.0. Which to many may not be a big deal but I like to listen to hi-res audio and those tracks need higher transfer rates to prevent stuttering, which I experiece with 2.0 drives. I do not get that with standard sample rate audio. Sony's website does not list any of this. I found all this through trial and error and your results may vary. Also, the 2V preamp output is so 2005. For a radio that costs over 300 dollars I would of expected at least 4V. I'd love to return it but unfortunately Crutchfield has nothing to replace it with, they're out of stock on everything. This is a decent unit but I expected more for the price. There is another e-tailer that has more radios available so I may just buy something better and return this one.

Pros: Price; maybe. Size of chassis.

Cons: USB support. No user installable wallpapers. 2v preamps.

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Crutchfield customer from Thorp, WA on 7/7/2021

2002 Ford F-150

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Absolutely love this! Great price for a great unit. Very user friendly too.

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Crutchfield customer from Cupertino, CA on 6/25/2021

2006 Nissan Titan

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This little head unit is excellent! I love the knob and at the time of my order it was the only good-brand name head unit Crutchfield had in stock and that would fit my truck. I prefer to stay away from Boss or Dual (lower end name). I only wish it had more inputs, I have a flip down monitor in my truck and the only way I can get audio from my monitor is through aux input jack in the front. The sub out is mono and my Alpine amp requires standard stereo RCA so I had to get a splitter. Other than that, this thing was a good purchase for the price.

Pros: Knob, ease of use.

Cons: No video input and only has 1 sub out. You need to get a splitter for the sub out if your amp requires it.

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 6/23/2021

2007 Honda Element EX

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Great service from tip to tail from the Crutchfield staff. No matter when I called someone was there to help me through any process I encountered with my install and answered any questions I may have had. Totally superb and highly recommend Crutchfield.

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Geta the job done, and does what i need

Crutchfield customer from West Creek, NJ on 6/20/2021

2007 Toyota Camry

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My choices were rather limited due to a lack of stock (not Crutchfield's fault) and I wasn't about to settle for some off brand like Jenson or Dual. This sony wouldn't have been my first choice, however it more than gets the job done. Looks great, powers my stock speakers with ease, and brings my commuter car into this decade

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Crutchfield customer from Beaumont, CA on 6/20/2021

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5

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Excellent product. Crutchfield mde it so easy to install by sending detailed instructions for my specific vehicle and also provides the specific wire harness for a little extra cost.. but i feel its worth it and makes the install fun to do... The reciever is great and has the volume knob which is a bonus in my opinion.... five stars from this customer.

Pros: excellent customer service.

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, PA on 6/20/2021

2000 Volkswagen Passat

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Quality unit. Easy to read screen. Nice feature set. Last but not least an actual volume knob! Would purchase again without hesitation.

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Crutchfield customer from Wilton, CA on 6/20/2021

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great stereo easy to install, and easy to use. Apple car play a game changer!

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Crutchfield customer from Whitesville, KY on 6/17/2021

2010 Jeep Wrangler

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Great radio. Works well

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Love it!!!!

Crutchfield customer from Leitchfield, KY on 6/16/2021

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Installed in my Dad's 2008 FJ Cruiser to give him Apple CarPlay. Installation was easy, accessories were free, and Dad loves his new radio. He wanted simplicity and it delivered. He has three icons. Maps, Pandora, and Phone. He also has the volume knob which is a huge plus. Calls are super clear and screen is very responsive.

Pros: Easy to install, call quality excellent, seamless phone integration.

Cons: None!!!

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 6/16/2021

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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Does everything I need it to

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Tim from BROWNWOOD, TX on 6/16/2021

2004 Ford F-350

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Well worth the money. Everything works great in my 2004 and it's nice to have some modern conveniences in an older truck. The CarPlay feature really makes this a great radio if you steam music or need your navigation.

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Solid Unit. Easy Installation. Good Value

Crutchfield customer from Camas, WA on 6/15/2021

2005 Ford F-150

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Installed this in my 2005 F150. I wish I had paid for the prewiring but it was the only moderately difficult part. Buy the connectors they offer for $3.99 as local stores never have these in stock. The sleeve needs the tabs broken off the back but the instructions do not call for this in my model year. The stereo itself is an improvement over another aftermarket that had been installed. CarPlay changes everything too. Volume nob could have better placement since it is directly above the USB. if you use CarPlay you will reach over the connection to change the volume. Still the best money I have spent in years.

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Crutchfield customer from Rio Rancho, NM on 6/15/2021

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Great price for a car play radio. Great feature set and excellent adjustability and sound. Highly recommended

Pros: Looks great, sounds great. Easy to use and CarPlay is the only way to go.

Cons: Screen not great in direct sunlight

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Crutchfield customer from Hoodsport, WA on 6/15/2021

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Great head unit. Only reason I didn't give a 5 star is because you are not able to customize your wallpaper, other than the 5 preset.

Pros: Easy to use. Works great.

Cons: Can't personalize the wallpaper.

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Casselberry, FL on 6/15/2021

2004 Toyota Sienna

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For the price and options this radio is awesome. Works well and has great sound. Will need to replace speakers one day but they are 17 years old anyways and still sound amazing.

Pros: Ease or use Good sound

Cons: None as of yet

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, TN on 6/14/2021

2006 Toyota Matrix

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Easy install. Unit does just what I need.

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Crutchfield customer from Poplar Grove, IL on 6/14/2021

2011 Toyota Camry

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Great radio

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Sony rocks!

Dewey from Delaware on 6/6/2021

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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So much better than Boss radio I swapped out. Sounds good, gets good radio reception and apple car play for a little more. So worth it! Skip over those cheap radios and get a real radio. Crutchfield made this swap seamless and now I am much happier. Fit the 4runner with no issues.

Pros: Apple CarPlay, good radio reception.

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Perfect for my 2006 Yukon XL

Scott from FRONT ROYAL, VA on 6/4/2021

2006 GMC Yukon XL

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Just got done installing this in a 2006 Yukon XL. This is almost an inch shallower than the stock stereo, so it slid right in without problems. The body is only single din, so theres also plenty of room for the harness and interface adapter. The interface is straight forward and responsive. Screen could be a bit higher contrast/brighter, but it was usable in direct sunlight. The menu for assigning steering wheel controls that is amazing! I had looked through the interface adapter manual and was dreading going through their painful remap. Instead just open the menu and start assigning. I have siri assigned to a steering wheel button, which was the only thing I wasn't sure I'd be able to do. Using the included mic for siri worked great at highway speeds. I also used a RP5-GM11 interface control- works perfectly, and Crutchfield's 'ReadyHarness' to get a custom harness. Its literally plug and play.

Pros: Small size makes for easy install. Steering wheel buttons can easily be mapped to any function

Cons: Screen could be better (its more than adequate even in sunlight though)

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 6/1/2021

2006 Subaru Forester

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Sounds great and makes driving a pleasure. The most affordable CarPlay receiver on the market. Instructions were great and installation took an hour.

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Big bang for the buck!

Crutchfield customer from Oakland, MD on 5/28/2021

2010 Toyota Tundra

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This unit is a great value for the money. I installed it in a 2010 Toyota Tundra to upgrade the factory system. Wow! The sound and increased power really made the factory speakers come alive! The touch screen is sharp, vivid, and pleasing to the eye. This Sony unit is simple to use and I really appreciate the volume button. The Apple Carplay is also a great feature. I love having the album artwork on the screen and really love that my google maps can be transferred to a bigger display. For one of the more economically priced units that Crutchfield offers with the Sony name and dependability, I really think I hit a home run! If you have an older model automobile and want to bring your car audio and display up to speed, you better buy this while you can. I am extremely pleased with it.

Pros: Volume button. Also serves as a Siri button in CarPlay mode. Sharp display. More power output than most in the price range.

Cons: Slightly smaller display than others in the price range. (likely because of the volume button)

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Crutchfield customer from Linden, NC on 5/26/2021

2010 Honda CRV LX

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This was just what I wanted

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 5/18/2021

2001 Honda CRV

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So far so good. I have a couple of issues with loud notification sounds on Apple Carplay and the radio losing time on the clock (about 10 mins a day) but a technician from Crutchfield helped me out quickly with that. It was a problem with the radio updating the time based on radio station information and I was able to turn off that option. Easy install and looks great as well!

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The best I can find with a great price

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, AL on 5/3/2021

2004 Toyota Corolla

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Why 5 stars? Because it has a REAL volume knob. So convenient to turn down fast and adjust volume... Plus it works well with Apple CarPlay and seamless when iPhone connected via high power port on front. It will charge my iPhone 11 while using GPS navigation all day with no problems and have 100% battery when unplugging. It is well built and easy to install with backup camera plugs and slim mount for tight dash.

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Guest from Nashville, TN on 5/2/2021

2016 Honda Accord LX

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Installed this in unit into our daughters 2016 Honda Accord coup LX so she could have Apple car play. Works great install was easy and factory backup camera still works will be getting this for our other car as well.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 4/29/2021

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Volume Knob would be great if it was responsive

Robert K. from Oklahoma City, OK on 4/26/2021

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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The volume knob would be great, if it worked consistently. It seems to not be reliable when the truck is moving. This head unit seems to freezes and lags in any mode. It seems to work better with CarPlay than on Bluetooth. It's like the processor or memory isn't adequate. It fits great in my 2006 Jeep Wrangler and I did NOT have to modify the subdash. I also wonder if the units poor control response is due to vibration and/or road noise.

Pros: Easy to use and install More compact than most Double Din receivers Great Sound

Cons: Interface freezes and lags in all modes. Volume knob inconsistent due to processor freeze Bluetooth connectivity is buggy

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Perfect receiver for my application.

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, IL on 4/23/2021

1999 Porsche Boxster

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Had to works through some issues with the install. As always, Tech Support was on the spot. Thanks! The receiver functions well. It's not overly complicated, which I like! The screen is responsive but, not finicky. Just started using it so, we'll see how durable it is.

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Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, GA on 4/19/2021

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first off , I love the volume knob. The screen is easy to read and navigate. also, CarPlay is great and makes the whole radio a more pleasant experience.

Pros: Volume knob, CarPlay, easy to read and navigate screen

Cons: can be a little difficult to read in bright sunlight

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Crutchfield customer from Independence , MO on 4/18/2021

2006 BMW 3 Series

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Love it. Touchscreen, CarPlay, display size are amazing, and the sound quality is excellent! Having Service team pre-wire everything made installation simple. I strongly suggest asking about this service!

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Crutchfield customer from Flower Mound, TX on 4/12/2021

2004 Toyota Tacoma

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Great sound, compact and easy to install, settings interface could use an uplift especially with microphone sensitivity.

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Smart move on my part

Crutchfield customer from Cameron, NC on 4/10/2021

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Great receiver, great sound, very intuitive, easy to install. And of course superior customer service during installation.

Pros: Great price, all the options, easy to install,

Cons: Zero!

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Crutchfield customer from Edmond, OK on 4/8/2021

2008 Chevrolet Corvette

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Love this unit but wish there was another USB in back. Now I have to always have a cable hanging down in front. Other than that, great unit. Looks and functions great.

Pros: Great fit and function. Looks great.

Cons: Needs USB in back.

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OEM+ Head Unit Done Correctly

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 4/7/2021

2004 Subaru Outback

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This is the first time I have installed an aftermarket head unit in any vehicle. The process was simple and straightforward, and the head unit functions beautifully! It's also one of very few head units that doesn't look like a nine year old's gaming PC - it looks like a piece of OEM equipment and blends seamlessly with the rest of the dashboard. The interface is basic but very intuitive, and the touchscreen responds well and quickly to inputs. And the volume knob is great (apparently volume knobs are a rarity these days?! Who knew?!)

Pros: Easy installation Volume knob Good UI Looks OEM

Cons: None

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Great Carplay upgrade for a great price.

Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 4/7/2021

2013 Kia Soul

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Bought this to upgrade my daughter's radio. Wanted her to have a screen she can glance at quickly when using navigation directions. Also, her stereo was starting to act glitchy and she's about to head to college. Unit works great and I was able to add a rear camera for reverse.

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Great Apple play option

Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 4/7/2021

2016 Nissan Sentra

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We installed this radio in my son's Sentra. The Apple play works great.

Pros: Apple play Bluetooth

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Superior product as history proves.

Crutchfield customer from Milton, FL on 4/7/2021

2006 Scion xB

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I've owned and installed many Sony stereos over the years. It's been a couple years since the last Sony but one thing has certainly not changed and that's the menu's and option features which allowed me to configure everything without the manual. I did go back and look at the manual later to verify what some of the new features were on this model. Over all it's a nice unit and I plan on having it for many years.

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Sony - Installed in a 2015 Subaru Forester

Crutchfield customer from East Palestine, OH on 4/7/2021

2015 Subaru Forester

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We installed this in a 2015 Subaru Forester. Installation was easy and Crutchfield support was great in answering questions and providing documentation. The Sony is awesome, so much better than the stock radio that Subaru car with. Bluetooth and Apple Carplay work flawlessly. The Crux SWRSU-38B wiring Interface is a must if you want the steering wheel controls to work, and the SU2029B Dash Kit fit great!

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado City, CO on 4/7/2021

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I got the Sony to replace the original radio in my 2004 Chevy 1500 Silverado. I had been looking for a new replacement for a long time . The Sony AX1000 caught my eye right away it filled all the boxes . I also added a backup camera it works great. The Sony sounds great in my truck all the features work like I wanted.

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Crutchfield customer from Evansville, IN on 4/6/2021

2010 Toyota Prius

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The knob feels great, and the screen is quite a bit better than I expected for the price.

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Perfect receiver

Crutchfield customer from New Port Richey, FL on 4/6/2021

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This receiver does everything I wanted it to do so easy to use

Pros: Easy install with the help of Crutchfield. Hooks right up to my Apple phone for Apple play makes my cars factory speakers sound great love this Sony

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Crutchfield customer from South Boston, MA on 4/6/2021

1995 GMC Yukon

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Awesome radio

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I wanted CarPlay, I got CarPlay in a great package

Crutchfield customer from Oakland Twp, MI on 4/5/2021

2010 Subaru Impreza

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I drive a 2010 Impreza GT Hatchback, and will as long as she wants to drive. I wanted to replace my stock unit with one that had the convenience of Apple CarPlay for music, navigation, and Siri for quick communication and control. Installation: I'm a tinkerer but will pay for convenience, so I bought the unit with the ReadyHarness service and the Crux SWRSU-38B wiring interface. This combo made installation incredibly easy, took 20 minutes to pry off trim, unplug the stock unit, plug in the Sony unit, and pop the trim back on. And I kept my steering wheel media controls! I didn't make the parking brake connection to allow video playback, I will never watch videos on this screen. I didn't make the reverse connection, I don't have a backup camera. Function: I only plan to use this unit for Apple CarPlay, so I have nothing to say about the other connections. CarPlay works! Plug and play, has my maps and Spotify. The unit comes with a microphone that I stuck on my dash to use Siri for texting and controlling my music. The settings menus have what you need to adjust the display, functions, and sound. I customized my steering wheel controls to have play/pause and Siri. Audio: The audio customization is exceptional, with custom EQ, bass boost, crossover, and DSO. With a better amp than my stock unit, my "premium" stock speakers woke up after playing with the settings. The stock woofers needed the juice from the bass boost. DSO definitely h

Pros: - Has Apple CarPlay - Works with my steering wheel controls, can choose what they do (with separate adapter) - Better internal amp than stock unit to drive my stock speakers, noticeable audio improvement - Perfect amount of audio customization (EQ, bass boost, DSO, crossover, balance/fader) - Easily adjustable audio while driving (quick audio settings by tapping the control knob) - Great control knob, tactile and simple

Cons: - Lower resolution screen (plenty good for maps and music @ price/age, I just have an eye for resolution) - Anti glare leaves a little to be desired for viewing angles, but usable in all conditions - Touch response misaligned when car is cold (expected @ price point/age, just a few mis-taps until warm, not detrimental to use) - Wish I could tie in to my stock dash illumination control, need to tweak the dimmer to my preference

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Great with apple car play, functions and responsiveness

Crutchfield customer from Doral, FL on 4/5/2021

2007 Ford Mustang

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The Sony XAV-AX1000 is a great radio for the money! Apple car play works perfectly, the operating system is fast and responsive and the sound quality is really really good. Visibility of the screen can be tough when there's a lot of sun light, but it's an issue with any other screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Boerne, TX on 4/5/2021

1998 Acura Integra

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I've had this head unit installed for a few weeks now. I have no real complaints about it. Was easy to install and set-up, and is performing well so far. For the money, I couldn't be happier.

Pros: Easy to install, set-up and use. The volume knob gets more use than I had expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Vineyard Hvn, MA on 4/5/2021

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Great tech support. Everything is running great. Thanks for the help!

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Crutchfield customer from Valparaiso, IN on 4/5/2021

2011 Jeep Patriot

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Radio is great. Easy to install no problems.

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Crutchfield customer from Niceville, FL on 4/5/2021

2009 Chevrolet Corvette

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Super easy install and very user friendly. Works great with spotify and apple play.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none!

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Crutchfield customer from Monrovia, CA on 4/4/2021

2012 Nissan Titan

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This is a solid system unit to replace your factory stereo, and get all the nice features you've been missing from an older factory head unit. Touch screen, bluetooth, and most importantly CAR PLAY! For $300, best bang for the buck I've found. The actual volume knob is a such a plus.

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Crutchfield customer from Athens, AL on 4/3/2021

2006 Ford F-150

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Great unit!

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Very happy with this radio!

Crutchfield customer from Dana Point, CA on 4/3/2021

2007 Toyota Tundra

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This is an amazing radio- it's got ally he features you need, but for me it's the quality of the construction - it's not cheap plastic, the touch screen is super responsive!

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Crutchfield customer from Humphrey, NE on 4/1/2021

2000 Ford Mustang

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Great receiver and easy to use. Never had Apple CarPlay before, it's amazing. Having everything front and center and easy to read is great. Really happy with purchase.

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Not bad but has its flaws

Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 3/31/2021

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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I really like the unit it has some flaws that for me I don't like. First is there is only one USB one the front and no others so that could be something for someone else they may want more for me I have another usb in the vehicle for charging so it's ok with me. The USB location is not the best placement for it is on the driver side somewhat blocking the screen and not having others to use or move is a bummer. Lastly the screen can't be brightened so it's hard to see when sunny out.

Pros: Works well with iPhone screen reaction is fast and responsive. Links up with apple play very well. Backup camera works great with the screen

Cons: One usb, usb location, screen hard to see in the sun.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 3/31/2021

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Great receiver for the price. Buyer must know that it only has a single sub / amp output which means you will need to get a 1 male / 2 female RCA Y-Splitter. Also, the only way to use Apple Carplay on this is to physically connect via USB. The mic is external and will need to be mounted somewhere in the vehicle; another area the unit may be improved. Overall this is a great buy and I highly recommend if on a budget. This model is very rapid to respond to your commands and is easy to install and use.

Pros: Easy to use, rapid response in the interface, volume nob, 10 band EQ, great value for the price.

Cons: No wireless CarPlay option, single amp / sub output, external mic vs internal, screen size could be larger for a double din.

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Great upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 3/31/2021

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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Great product. Game changer with Apple Carplay!

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Crutchfield customer from Little Rock, AR on 3/31/2021

2005 GMC Yukon

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Works as advertised. Easy install and everything works as it should. Backup camera works. The prewired kit makes for easy plug and go install. Apple play works well.

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Great Receiver to upgrade your sound. But one downside.

Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 3/30/2021

1999 Mazda Miata

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Absolutely love this receiver! The built in amplifier is fantastic and plays beautiful clear and loud music. The user interface in this device is the primary reason I purchased it and it runs phenomenally, smooth, quick, and easy to use. Love the volume knob. Not too many features to where you get lost they keep it simple yet very effective so you can focus on driving. Only downside is that it doesn't have android autoplay although the competitors in this price range do but the volume knob and user interface makes up for that in my opinion. Also the peak power output and rms is greater than the competitions. Overall its greatly enhances the sound of your music!

Pros: Simple User interface Volume knob Loud Audio Quality Apple Carplay USB output in front

Cons: No android autoplay 2 to 1 y-connector subwoofer RCA cable needed

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Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 3/30/2021

2003 Acura 3.2CL

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Nice unit, I've had Pioneer and Kenwood, this Sony is simple to use, only flaw I see is the small volume knob.

Pros: CarPlay

Cons: Small volume knob

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Crutchfield customer from Sidney, OH on 3/30/2021

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Great unit and CarPlay for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 3/30/2021

2011 Subaru Forester

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Great head unit .. powerful and clear sound , definitely a supreme upgrade from stock ..

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Crutchfield customer from New Rochelle, NY on 3/29/2021

2006 Acura RSX

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Amazing head unit. Sucks that you can't do android auto but Apple car play works amazing definitely worth the money

Pros: Apple car play

Cons: No Android

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A lot of bang for the buck

Crutchfield customer from WEBB CITY, MO on 3/29/2021

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I'd give it 5 stars but the screen is very hard to see in bright daylight. I bought this to replace the factory stereo in my wife's Jeep Wrangler, primarily for the Apple CarPlay. I tried to go the cheap route first and bought a Chinese head unit from the big "A" company. It was clumsy, cheap looking and it's CarPlay didn't work very well and of course the support is limited to chat??, so back it went. I bought this Sony because I have had several Sony head units over the years and I have never been disappointed, this time was no exception. This unit has a quality feel and looks like the car could have came from the factory with it installed. The factory Uconnect came with Alpine speakers but you'd never guess it. This new Sony head unit made them sound so good, it's like I upgraded the speakers too. CarPlay connection is very fast and works perfectly. Buy the premium interface adapter Crutchfield sells, it's worth every cent. I soldered it all up in the house so the actual install was only about 45min.

Pros: Quality, awesome CarPlay, good value

Cons: Screen hard to see in bright light

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 3/29/2021

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Excellent product recommended and outstanding tech support

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Crutchfield customer from Stevensville, MD on 3/29/2021

2006 Scion xB

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Great for the money. Powerful without the unnecessary add ons.

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Just what i needed

Crutchfield customer from Harvest, AL on 3/28/2021

2004 Ford F-150

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I initially wanted a simple and economic way to add Bluetooth and CarPlay for audiobooks and podcasts on longer drives. I find that I use the navigation more than I expected. The supplied adapter kit made this a very easy install. I like that his radio has the ability to add on later if I want and settings for more advanced control but is also good to go out of the box if you just want the basics.

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Crutchfield customer from Abingdon, IL on 3/28/2021

2012 Buick Enclave

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I would rate 5 stars if for the price you pay it needs to include the proper wiring harness with it.

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Great quialty/value

Ian from Lebanon, PA on 3/28/2021

1995 Ford F Series

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Just got it this week, installed in about two hours. I put this in a 95 f150 so I had to get the dash bezel kit and cut the dash for it to fit but it looks great and I really like the style of the head unit and it's functionality. May add the reverse camera later on.

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Crutchfield customer from Hager City, WI on 3/28/2021

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Very nice system! Easy to figure out and turn knob volume I like. USB in the front also!

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Great purchase

Crutchfield customer from Clawson, MI on 3/28/2021

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I hadn't done any auto audio work since I was a kid, but Crutchfield's kit and instructions and a bit of clarity from their Tech Support made installing this radio into my 2010 Wrangler a breeze. The Sony radio has a TON more power than the OEM unit; I can actually hear the radio on the highway now. The CarPlay feature works great, as does the Bluetooth connections. Fantastic, very reasonably-priced radio upgrade!

Pros: Great value, OEM-style appearance, ease of installation effort.

Cons: Take your time on the wiring, and you'll be fine. No cons!

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Crutchfield customer from Chardon, OH on 3/28/2021

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Very clean sound, responsive with no input lag.

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Good product i recommed it

Crutchfield customer from Orange, TX on 3/25/2021

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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It's a great radio and of course installation was very easy thanks to crutch field but the screen is not very clear during daylight hours. Other than that works great with my IPhone

Pros: Easy install and set up

Cons: Screen gets hard to see during day light hours

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TOTAL JUNK!!!

john from WELLFLEET on 3/24/2021

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Do not buy!!! I bought mine from crutchfield and wand missed the return cutoff date. It will only work once in awhile if your lucky. Carplay would stop after maybe a half a song and bluetooth would not connect. Cannot say how frustrated i was with this thing!! I took a golf club to it to get my frustrations with it out. DO NOT BUY!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Everything

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 3/24/2021

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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great product with easily accessible features. touchscreen is accurate and sensitive. features are customizable for the most part.

Pros: features work great, connects apple carplay with my iphone 11 when plugged in, touchscreen not overly sensitive

Cons: Do wish i could customize more features, such as wallpapers, organization of display of apps but overall great product

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Just enough

Crutchfield customer from Carlsbad, CA on 3/24/2021

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Works pretty well. Love the knob.

Pros: Price, features and ease of installation

Cons: None

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Awsomeness

Crutchfield customer from Allentown, PA on 3/24/2021

2009 Subaru Forester

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Great Sony. One of the best yet I've owned

Pros: Great touch screen.

Cons: Nothing so far

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Guest from Minneapolis, MN on 3/23/2021

2003 Toyota Avalon

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Fits well and simple install. Took about an hour to get the old radio out and put this one in.

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Burleson, TX on 3/22/2021

2006 Honda Accord EX

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Great unit with one minor drawback in that the screen can be difficult to see when the sun is bright. Aside from that I am very pleased.

Pros: Great sound, all the modern features and easy to use.

Cons: Screen difficult to see when sun is bright.

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Crutchfield customer from La Plata, MD on 3/21/2021

2014 Volkswagen Passat

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Great replacement radio. Purchased it just for the Apple Play which is outstanding on this unit. Highly recommend.

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Crutchfield customer from Rickreall, OR on 3/21/2021

2001 Toyota Avalon

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Easy install. Great value!

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$90 stereo will get you the same features.

Jesse from GODLEY, TX on 3/21/2021

2014 Ford F-150 XLT

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Unless you use an iPhone, all your getting is an expensive stereo, no navigation, no streaming, no voice controls, basically any of the cool stuff you would expect from a stereo at this price, you only get if you have an iPhone. Which they don't tell you. I could have spent $90 and got the same features I have now. Very disappointed.

Pros: Looks pretty

Cons: No features that are advertised unless you have an iPhone.

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Excellent ????

Crutchfield customer from Pawleys Island, SC on 3/21/2021

2003 Honda CRV EX

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Awesome .. great product .. easy install.. been a Crutchfield customer for years .. always the best, hands down ! ??????

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, OH on 3/20/2021

2004 Toyota Avalon

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Sounds good and looks cool. Has a volume knob which was a major factor into my purchase. Sounds great with my factory JBL system. Tech support was very helpful. AV colors on the harness are different than the back of the unit. Tech support had me fixed up in minutes. Couldn't be happier.

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good choice for the money. Sony delivered

Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 3/20/2021

2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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volume knob is great. touchscreen is great. good choice. the remote is a good feature. I'm very happy I bought this head unit. the bluethooth mic is good quality. I background color can be changed. Once you hook up the iphone , apple carplay starts right up .

Pros: volume knob, good touchscreen, good Bluetooth feature.

Cons: I cant find any cons, its decent price and you get what you pay for. If you want wireless apple carplay of louder volume than you gotta pay more. Its good enough for any car.

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Kids finally like my car

Crutchfield customer from New Castle, IN on 3/20/2021

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Exactly as expected. Works well and install went smoothly thanks to the vehicle specific information and recommended extras. How many projects have you finished without a single trip for something you forgot? Best part is my kids will now ride in my car because they can have their XM channels. Upgrade your old head unit and be a cool dad like me.

Pros: Touch screen, XM compatible (need the tuner), Bluetooth and hands free calling, and your kids will like your car.

Cons: Nothing

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Great For the Price!

Matt from Rochester MN on 3/18/2021

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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Functional and quick. No Issues with Apple Play. Easy to install and set up. Menu easy to navigate. Biggest negative, screen is hard to view when driving. It's washed out.

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Crutchfield customer from Gulfport, MS on 3/18/2021

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Easy to operate..love the volume knob

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Crutchfield customer from Shakopee, MN on 3/16/2021

2005 Toyota Celica GT

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Nice instructions by Crutchfield, installation was really simple.

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Crutchfield customer from Kuna, ID on 3/15/2021

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, PA on 3/15/2021

2006 Acura MDX

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This receiver is the perfect combination of good sound, functionality and not too many bells and whistles. Installed it in a 2006 Acura MDX (Bose) with the adapters given by Crutchfield and it has really exceeded my expectations for the 2+ weeks so far. Note: I wired directly into the factory Bose system without the line level adapter suggested. Much cleaner sound even though the factory amps do run a bit more lively. Very satisfied with the overall system sound. Also integrated a new backup camera and steering wheel controls which really brings the 15 year old car right up with today's technology. Apple car play has worked great and easily. No issues to date. Same with cell phone function and clarity - exactly what I expect. Equalizer adjustments have been fantastic for dialing in the car sounds. Settings I would expect to be able to adjust while driving are all available. No need for parking brake on as some other have mentioned with other brands. Upgraded all factory speakers in the car with the stereo replacement. Very impressed and didn't expect this much from the factory amps. Plenty of power and overall good sound. Be patient and take time with the install - it will pay dividends.

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Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 3/14/2021

2011 Toyota RAV4

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Clean, straight forward interface. Noticeable improvement in sound quality even while retaining stick speakers. I like that it has a knob for volume control, which seems to be a dying feature. Easier to manipulate without looking. Installation was easy with the supplied kit. However, the surrounding trim piece did leave a slight gap at the top, between trim and radio.

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Thumbs up!

Crutchfield customer from Fall River, MA on 3/14/2021

2011 Jeep Liberty

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So pleased with this product! Easy to navigate and the price was affordable. Especially love that there is an actual volume knob. Installation was a breeze too!

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Kayla from Holiday, FL on 3/13/2021

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Works great and is very affordable. Very happy with Crutchfield and this stereo

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Great stereo, great service

Crutchfield customer from Guntersville, AL on 3/13/2021

1999 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent stereo and perfect fit for 1999 Toyota Tacoma

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CarPlay Must Have

Crutchfield customer from Papillion, NE on 3/13/2021

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Camper Van

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Great radio, love the simplicity of the user interface. The CarPlay is amazing!

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 3/11/2021

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Great product at a good price

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Incredible

Crutchfield customer from Prairie Grove, AR on 3/11/2021

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great stereo. I live in a valley with poor radio reception on every device I have tried, until this unit. Truly amazing. Carplay works flawlessly. Would purchase again in a heartbeat.

Pros: Radio Tuner, Carplay, Screen Size, Power, Price

Cons: Absolutely nothing.

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Crutchfield customer from Strongsville, OH on 3/9/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great unit....does exactly what it was advertised to do. Installation was simple with instructions provided.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 3/9/2021

2011 Kia Soul

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My favorite car radio ever. I was already owner of the previous model and loved it. This is just as good or better. My older model is 4 years old and it still running like a champ. So I trust this is a good quality receiver.

Pros: Easy UI, way better sound than stock radio, volume knob, usb port front side.

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Crutchfield customer from Ozark, AL on 3/9/2021

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT

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Love my new stereo

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Crutchfield customer from Friday Harbor, WA on 3/8/2021

2013 GMC Sierra

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Easy to install with pre-purchased harness. Simple plug and play. Works well with iPhone 8 and easy to operate. One does need to make sure with steering wheel controls from Axxess to check website for specific install/program instructions, but once found, very simple process.

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Crutchfield customer from Yorkville, CA on 3/8/2021

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Problems with sound and reading usb drive on occasion otherwise nice unit. Crutchfield team pretty good at assisting but still have issues

Pros: Nice unit lots of features when fully operational issues related to my stock Bose system I think.

Cons: Looses sound and usb reading abilities on occasion i believe it's related to Bose system amp interface and possibly power draw from diesel glow plugs and starting. Not sure still

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We're sorry you're still having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to 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.

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Great Sony Radio

Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 3/8/2021

2013 Toyota Prius

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This is a very nice Receiver. It sounds better than the stock radio did. I purchased for the volume knob and I love it. With Apple Play I can have it showing the up to date NAV maps without paying the dealer to update them. This is a win, win. Shout out to Crutchfield for the install kit and offering the pre-wired cables. That is the only way to go, unless you are a pro-installer.

Pros: Clean, easy to operate.

Cons: Nick pick, I would like a bigger screen.

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Diamond quality for the price of coal

Crutchfield customer from Loxahatchee, FL on 3/8/2021

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect size screen, very responsive touch screen to change inputs and move through apps, I love the Apple CarPlay feature for Waze navigation, great Sony quality at an unbeatable price. I wanted a knob for volume and most units don't have that. I paired this with the Ford super duty backup camera tailgate handle replacement and wow the screen is clear. Great addition. So far I love the setup.

Pros: Price, screen quality, processing quickness, easy to use, add on features like backup camera, linked to steering wheel controls.

Cons: Didn't have the ability to link to the Ford Sync feature.

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Great buy

Crutchfield customer from Pasco, WA on 3/8/2021

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great stereo was looking to install a new stereo in my car and was quoted $850 from local stereo shop but decided to purchase this one and was so worth it. Saved me some money.

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Crutchfield customer from Mountain Iron, MN on 3/7/2021

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Great instructions, it fit perfectly

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Sony with car play

Crutchfield customer from Enterprise, AL on 3/6/2021

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Excellent produce. Easy to install. Love the volume knob. Great screen.

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Disappointing

RAYMOND from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK on 3/5/2021

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Very disappointed with this radio. Will not retain settings. CarPlay does not stay connected. Poor screen layout. Spend a little more and get a higher tier radio.

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Raymond, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If you'd like our help trouble-shooting these problems, please just reach out to 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.

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Crutchfield customer from Palm City, FL on 3/2/2021

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Awesome stereo! Love that I can use it for Car play ??.

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Crutchfield customer from Meridianville, AL on 3/2/2021

2001 Jeep Wrangler

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Love the Apple Car Play feature. Fairly easy to install in my 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

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Excellent Sony Double Din

Crutchfield customer from Daleville, AL on 3/1/2021

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I installed the Sony XAV-AX1000 in my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lareo and was very impressed with the overal performance. I also installed a back-up camera and Sirius XM raidio kit, and hands free microphone. I recommend it if an upgrade is in your future. I am very satisfied with all it's feaatures. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Bend, OR on 2/28/2021

2004 Lexus ES330

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Very easy to use and fits in dash nicely!

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 2/28/2021

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love the product. Great interface. Picked the Sony XAV because of the CarPlay and the Sony name. Great upgrade for my older model 04 Jeep Wrangler. Improved the sound more than expected on all factory speakers. No microphone for hands free calling. Have to buy separate

Pros: Improved the sound more than expected on all factory speakers.

Cons: No microphone for hands free calling. Have to buy separate

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Crutchfield customer from Flemington, NJ on 2/28/2021

2012 Volkswagen Golf

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Fantastic service. Very helpful customer service when I needed a little direction with the wiring. The head unit is what I expected. Just very good all around.

Pros: Clean and tidy and very functional.

Cons: Perhaps the USB on the face of the Unit.

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Good receiver

Daniel from PORTLAND, OR on 2/27/2021

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Good receiver. Does what I needed. It sort of feels "no frills". I definitely like the front mounted USB. Worked with my new backup camera and satellite tuner with no issues. Apple Car Play works but only with a USB cable.

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Crutchfield customer from Garfield, NJ on 2/27/2021

2014 Toyota Tundra

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A+++++++++ Thank You

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Crutchfield customer from West Jordan, UT on 2/27/2021

2008 Toyota Yaris

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Very easy to install.

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Matthew from Boston, MA on 2/26/2021

2008 Toyota RAV4

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I have had this head unit for over 3 years in my RAV4, such a great product. If you are trying to decide between different units I highly recommend this one because of the physical volume control, it makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE. Personally, I believe this is the best unit out there because of the audio quality it delivers, the ease of install through Crutchfield, and the Apple Carplay function which is better than most automakers software. Through the 3 years I have had it, there have been a few times where it glitches and will not work, just don't get frustrated and reset the unit by turning it off and I've always been able to solve the problem. Sony delivers excellent audio products, and this is no expectation. If your in the market for a nice head unit, this is the best value for your money.

Pros: -audio quality -physical volume button -Apple Carplay function -overall quailty

Cons: -Screen can be dim at times during the day - unit will glitch out randomly, not very often

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 2/26/2021

2002 GMC Envoy

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Awesome unit, would buy it again

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Replaced the crappy factory stereo

Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, CA on 2/25/2021

2011 Subaru Forester

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Installed in a 2011 Subaru Forester replacing the factory head unit which is infamous to which poor is measured. The touch screen is accurate and the apple car play integration is flawless. The built in EQ settings are helpful and the power delivery to the speakers are great. However, the auto dimmer is a little dim in bright sunlight and a little too bright at night.

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Why spend any more money than this. Its perfect.

Chris from Brandon, FL on 2/24/2021

2005 Subaru Forester

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I debated a long time on whether I wanted to upgrade head units or not. But I got my tax returns so I figured Id let the interest free loan I gave the government pay for it and some other goodies. So worth it. I had always been jealous of friends who had apple car play and I will say it is with it. Sounds: MUCH better than my old crappy "Power Acoustic" head unit. I knew it would be better but didn't realize how much better. I first listened to it with my sub (Sound Ordinance that I got with it) and it was very clear loud. Then I turned on my powered sub and it all ran beautifully together. Touch screen: works exactly how you'd like it. Feels like your phone. IT HAS A VOLUME KNOB. I dont know why you would spend more money on a different head unit. This is all you need.

Pros: Price Screen Volume Knob USB on front panel Size Sound

Cons: It didn't give my car +50hp like I hoped for... (joking lol)

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Crutchfield customer from Whippany, NJ on 2/24/2021

2012 Honda Civic LX

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Straight up a great quality Head unit! the installation was straight forward and the harness and instructions were spot on. Looks just like it came from the factory when finished.

Pros: Easy install, great functions, Apple Car Play, Bluetooth

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Manchester, PA on 2/23/2021

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LOTS OF QUALITY FOR THE COST

Pros: HAD TO CALL FOR A SMALL ELECTRICAL ISSUE, AUSTIN AT CRUTCHFIELD COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY MORE KNOWLEDGABLE OR PLEASANT AT 9am ON A SUNDAY MORNING! THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD

Cons: HAD A LOT OF WIRING TO TIE UP IN A SMALL PLACE

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Crutchfield customer from Centreville, VA on 2/23/2021

2002 Acura RSX

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It's great for the price you're paying

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Stereo not made for the cold!

Guest from Midlothian, IL on 2/22/2021

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I love this stereo but when it's winter time this unit always freezes on me and doesn't boot up and stays turning on and off immediately. My radio is stuck in the booting up process and just flashes from the home button and turns on and off rapidly. Sucks this radio lasted me only 20 months. Don't think I'll ever buy from Sony again. Yes I did all the troubleshooting process as hold the home button for 10 seconds and unplugged the car battery and check the fuses both inside and outside and nothing was blown.

Pros: Apple CarPlay

Cons: Freezes easily in the winter time.

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Crutchfield customer from Lithia, FL on 2/22/2021

2014 Toyota Corolla

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This is a solid car stereo. The user interface is simple and upfront. The EQ and the ability to customize your sound provides an experience on scale of more expensive units.

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Crutchfield customer from Old Monroe, MO on 2/22/2021

2005 Ford Mustang

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Awesome sound with stock 2003 F150 speakers

Crutchfield customer from Escondido, CA on 2/22/2021

2003 Ford F-150

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works and sounds great. i do have one issue when the USB port is used with my iphone there is either a loose connection at the unit or iphone. i believe its at the iphone and if u you accidentally bump the cord at the connection it disconnects the iphone and u have to pull the cord out at either end and reconnect it. the sound is great and the touch display is too. the display is quite sensitive to the touch so if your in a vehicle that bounces around like my truck you inadvertently can touch a station or when u adjust the volume accidentally touch the screen. Therefore i definitely use the remote keypad with the unit it is great.

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Crutchfield customer from New Hope, AL on 2/22/2021

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The installation of my new Sony XAV-AX1000 went extremely well. The documentation was well written and very easy to follow. I had a couple of questions, so before I started the install I called Crutchfield Tech Support. The technician was very friendly and experienced. He answered my questions immediately ( no, he never put me on hold) and gave me his extension if I had any problems with the installation. The install was plug and play. 45 minutes at the most. ( bet I could do it in less that 30 if I did it again!) If you want Service like it should, then Crutchfield has you covered. I already have committed to help friends with their installation, and have recommended them to most all of my friends. Congratulations to the Crutchfield Team. Keep up the great work. Sincerely Steve Payne New Hope, Al.

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Great product, great price

Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 2/22/2021

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Great product, works perfectly with my iPhone. The wiring harness pre worked from crutchfield made install a breeze!

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Crutchfield customer from Eleva, WI on 2/22/2021

2012 Ram 1500

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Easy fit in dash. Great touch screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 2/22/2021

2000 Ford Econoline

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Great - easy to use - simple install

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Crutchfield customer from Riverside, NJ on 2/22/2021

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Great unit, love the Apple Play and looks great in the dash and clear picture for Back up Camera! A++. Will be buying another one for our other vehicle.

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Works great

Crutchfield customer from Danielsville, GA on 2/22/2021

2004 Volvo S60

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Works great. My wife loves the Apple CarPlay!

Pros: USB on front panel. Rear view camera picture is clear

Cons: Factory default on the camera was reverse screen. Took a few minutes to figure that one out.

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Adul from DURHAM, NC on 2/20/2021

2017 Nissan Sentra

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This Radio is a piece of crap! Bluetooth tricky yo use. Very basic features. Has only one sub output. Radio is very buggy. Check the online reviews and see. Phone works on the radio but not speakers. Only sound and talking thru your iPhone. This was a cheaply and designed radio. It really sucks. I would of been better off with a cheaper stereo unit. My 7 year old kenwood worked better and had more features. Don't buy the AX 1000 or any Sony. Had issues from day one. Also DO NOT pay for the Crutchfield wiring option if you get component speakers. It's a nightmare to go behind there work if a mistake was made. Like the blue white amp wire being connected to whatever it should not of been. They will not tell you after purchase that component speakers are best hard wired yourself, not use the cars OEM wiring with the adapters. Sony piece of junk. Gonna buy another unit soon then trash this one. But it won't be from Crutchfield!

Pros: None

Cons: Lots of problems and issues after install. Bluetooth and Apple play gets confused with each other. Both cannot work together as stated in instructions. Manual states (after purchasing) Sony receiver does not work properly in all Japanese vehicles. Really? Very basic options and features.

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Crutchfield customer from Windsor, CO on 2/20/2021

2008 Ford F-150

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Does just what I needed to replace the original equipment in my 2008 Ford F150. The external microphone is a great accessory and really makes calls and texts clear and easy. Apple Carplay keeps things in one place and driving is safer than messing with your phone on the road. Great price to boot!

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Crutchfield customer from Cambridge, MN on 2/20/2021

2010 Ford Expedition EL

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Worked well

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Crutchfield customer from Marysville, WA on 2/17/2021

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Really a nice unit. I like the custom eq function.

Pros: A lot of great features, provides quality sound.

Cons: The included microphone seems of poor quality and would look tacky in the car in my opinion. Doesn't include reverse camera. I feel the price point could easily accommodate one.

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Surpassed expectations

Crutchfield customer from Dundee, OR on 2/16/2021

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Not only did the stereo add an easy to use touchscreen interface to my truck, but the quality of sound was completely upgraded from the stock Bose system and speakers. I highly recommend this stereo. I also love Carplay!

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Crutchfield customer from Puyallup, WA on 2/16/2021

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Easy to navigate and work, good sound

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Awesome unit

Crutchfield customer from Coral Springs, FL on 2/15/2021

2017 Ram 1500

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This unit is fantastic, very responsive, Apple CarPlay is flawless. If you do purchase this I would recommend getting the USB adapter off the back of the unit so you can install elsewhere. And the ready harness saved so much time it was plug and play. Works with my factory back up camera!

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Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 2/14/2021

2012 Ford F-250

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Overall I am very satisfied with the Sony unit. I wanted apple CarPlay, hands free phone, and prefer a dial for volume. For the price, I think this unit is great. The sound was improved through the factory speakers, and so far I have not had any issues with apple CarPlay feature. As others have mentioned, the USB port could have been located in a better area instead of just below the volume knob. I like being able to turn off the screen at night, and just use the remote to forward to next song. Hands free phone has worked great so far, and caller on other end said it sounds normal. The only thing I have not been happy with is the remote. You have to point it directly at unit for it to work. Other units I've had with remotes weren't as sensitive as this one is. I haven't messed with any special features other than mentioned above. If anything changes, I will update my rating accordingly.

Pros: Price, volume dial, remote, apple CarPlay, hands free calling

Cons: Remote sensitive to operating when not pointed directly at receiver eye.

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Crutchfield customer from Yale, VA on 2/14/2021

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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I have a 2003 GMC 2500 that I use as my work truck. The factory radio had finally stopped receiving any stations, so I decided to do something. This unit was just what I was looking for. I love being able to connect my phone to it for handsfree use.

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Nice value for features.

James from Columbus, GA on 2/14/2021

1994 Ford F Series

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Great value for CarPlay users that like a volume knob rather than buttons. Installed in 2001 Jeep Cherokee using the Metra double din kit (included with Crutchfield, extra $50 everywhere else). Brought the old Jeep up to date. Hands free calling works great. System consists of some old Boston Acoustics Pro series separates in the doors, Boston Pro 12's in the back and Sundown amps. Quite happy with how everything turned out. Boot up is pretty quick. Probably my only complaint is that the only USB connection is on the face of the unit. Would have been nice if they'd have provided one on the back. I'll be buying the same head unit for my old F250.

Pros: Price, CarPlay functionality, quick boot up.

Cons: No rear USB connection.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 2/13/2021

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Installed in 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD crew cab. Replaced original radio, nice to have all the modern features like Bluetooth, CarPlay, and phone capabilities, and added a Crux CUB-15 reverse camera. Easy install with the harness and install kits Crutchfield included. No cutting of dash or brackets was required even though instructions said I would. Like driving a new truck now, great sound and all the features are wonderful. Also installed all 4 new 6-1/2" Kicker 46CSC654 speakers. Factory speakers were rotted away. I used a RCA y adapter for sub preouts to my RF Amp for two 8" subs. Ran Bluetooth microphone up windshield pillar and under headliner to overhead compartment. Still need to fine tune the sound on equalizer. Glad I finally bit the bullet and upgraded!

Pros: Great features, easy install

Cons: None so far

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Great value. Easy-to-use

Crutchfield customer from New Washington, IN on 2/12/2021

2008 GMC Canyon

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Bought this for my son's GMC Canyon. Fits great with Crutchfield supplied bezel/installation kit. 10 band equalizer makes it very easy to fine tune to your type of music. iPhone controls work seamlessly.

Pros: Easy to set up. Works as it should...It's a Sony!

Cons: None at this time.

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, CA on 2/12/2021

2006 Scion xB

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You pay for what you get. This is a great product! There are limitless options out there but if you want plenty of functionality and good build quality, you can lose with this one.

Pros: decent output to improve stock units, has features to customize sound quality such as equalizer and dso, car play, screen lighting is good, touch sensitivity is good, build quality is good.

Cons: not the largest screen in the segment but was not the driver for getting this product.

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Great Value

Crutchfield customer from Lewisberry, PA on 2/12/2021

2007 Pontiac Torrent

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This is a great entry level receiver. The install was very easy and added a great look to my daughters vehicle. The apple CarPlay feature is a must for my daughter as a new driver. The hands free operation and backup camera capabilities where our main reason for upgrading.

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Crutchfield customer from Bristol, CT on 2/10/2021

2010 Toyota Corolla

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The main problem I have with the radio is that there is no way to turn it off. This is not as big a deal because there is a volume control knob that you can turn all the way off. My favorite thing is Apple CarPlay. Reception is also very good.

Pros: Reception is also very good.

Cons: Unable to turn off.

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Crutchfield customer from Pinehurst, NC on 2/10/2021

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I love this. Needed a new one after my uconnet in my 2012 crapped out. I specifically chose this one for the knob which is great. Easy install and easier with the plug and play which I would recommend. Install took maybe 20-30mins. Taking my dash off took longer. Only problem I had was shipping but since this is the review for the product I would still give it 5 stars. Everything I wanted. Easy to use and easy to install.

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Solid choice

Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 2/10/2021

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Solid economical choice! Very pleased with the performance

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Crutchfield customer from Waterford, PA on 2/9/2021

2013 Chevrolet Express

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Easy install and setup & very easy to operate

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Crutchfield customer from Evans, GA on 2/9/2021

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Very easy install

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Crutchfield customer from Playa Del Rey, CA on 2/8/2021

2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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I'm buying a new car but updating the sound system in my older car. I'm giving my older car to my niece so I wanted it to have an updated system. This Sony product fit the bill. USB plug, apple play, touch screen. Ordering from Crutchfield was so easy. After you select a system, the website lets you know what other items you'll need for a successful installation. I had a friend install it, and he was impressed with the completeness of it all. It looks great, and sounds so much better than the factory unit that was installed.

Pros: Easy install, USB plug, Apple play, touch screen.

Cons: No cons.

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Crutchfield customer from Raymond, NH on 2/8/2021

2011 Nissan Rogue

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Nice radio, compact and easy to install

Pros: nice display, easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Belle Plaine, MN on 2/8/2021

2008 Ford Expedition

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Its really nice. CarPlay is really well implemented. Sounds fabulous

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, GA on 2/6/2021

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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So far so good. Very pleased. Actually ordered a second for my father. Would recommend.

Pros: Apple CarPlay. Volume knob

Cons: Hard to see with polarized sunglasses on.

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Extremely happy with my purchase

John from Midway Park, NC on 2/4/2021

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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I purchased the Sony XAV-AX1000 a week ago. I opted in for the Ready-Harness, and for additional $, everything is plug-and-play at that point - so why wouldn't you choose that route? The head unit, harness, and packaging was very clean and presentable. I love the head unit; it's very sleek, clean, and responsive. It doesn't have many features, but I bought it for the sole purpose of using Apple CarPlay. The sound - even on factory speakers - is incredible. Huge upgrade over the factory unit! 10/10 would recommend! - I HAD an issue where the head unit wouldn't power off after I turn the car off; BUT, after 45 minutes on a phone call with a specialist named "Rudy", he helped and solved the issue with me! Turns out, there's a short in my vehicles door harness, that communicates with the radio, telling it to power down... It wasn't Crutchfield's fault, it wasn't my fault; it was the vehicle causing the discrepancy. Crutchfield's technicians and specialists are very helpful, and a useful resource.

Pros: Sound, display, sleek features, no obnoxious buttons, responsive.

Cons: None.

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nice radio

Crutchfield customer from Valatie, NY on 2/4/2021

1996 Dodge Ram 3500

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This is a very nice unit. the cool thing is that the body of the tuner is single DIN...only the face is double din. fits in allot of places that a standrad double din would NOT fit

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Crutchfield customer from Oak Lawn, IL on 2/2/2021

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Good

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Crutchfield customer from Milford, OH on 1/31/2021

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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So far it has been a great head unit and it's simplicity is very nice

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A solid buy

Crutchfield customer from Northbridge, MA on 1/31/2021

2016 Honda Civic LX

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Great HU. It was exactly what I was looking for to replace my factory one. Touch screen is a little finicky but works. CarPlay works great, just wish the USB port was located in back. Had to get a right angle usb connector so the wire wasn't just sticking out. This cleaned it up very nicely. Huge improvement in sound to the factory speakers and love the ease of adjusting the equalizer or using the presets. Can't wait to get the sub and aftermarket speakers in.

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Highly recommend

Crutchfield customer from Des Moines, IA on 1/30/2021

2010 Honda Element EX

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I love it! so much better than the 10 year old stock radio, the music sounds better with the usb connection, the apple carplay is great. The price is great for what you get.

Pros: great price, great features

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Dauphin Island, AL on 1/30/2021

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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A great product that makes daily driving that much better. I love the easy CarPlay conversion.

Pros: Volume knob, aux, usb input

Cons: None

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Does exactly what I need it to.

Crutchfield customer from Millville , NJ on 1/28/2021

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Does exactly what I needed for my 2014 F150 work truck. I just needed something easy with CarPlay and this fit the bill. Actually woke up all the factory speakers too. Easy to learn interface and ease of installation with instructions and gear provided by Crutchfield. I've been a customer since 1996 and still satisfied to this day.

Pros: Basic unit for excellent CarPlay use. Wakes up factory speakers tremendously.

Cons: Screen glare.

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 1/27/2021

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Screen went out after 3 days, but the excellent tech support helped restore.

Pros: Decent features for the price Easy installation

Cons: small volume knob, located too close to USB port--hard to adjust volume when connected

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