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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver

MFR # XAVAX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver

MFR # XAVAX1000

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Sony XAV-AX1000 - 2003 Chevy

Crutchfield customer from Owego, NY on 1/21/2020

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Perfect upgrade for my 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT to replace the original GM 6 CD Head Unit and retain the Factory Bose Speaker System. Key features for choosing the Sony XAV-AX1000 were Apple CarPlay, front panel USB port, Steering Wheel Controls, and Resistive Touch Screen (vs. Capacitive). Very pleased with the installation and end result. I bought the truck new in October 2002 and expect to keep it for at least another 17 years plus.

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Nice value for the sound and features

Crutchfield customer from East Peoria, IL on 1/21/2020

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The deck looks great and has a few choices of backgrounds to match your taste. Great look and sound for the price.

Pros: Easy installation and plenty of input options Looks great Sounds great

Cons: The physical volume knob is awesome but a little small. There could be a few more features CarPlay took awhile to get working consistently.

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, MS on 1/21/2020

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Radio works great. One tip is that if you don't have a reverse camera connected, it is best to disconnect the reverse wire to prevent device shutdown. I would definitely recommend this product.

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Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 1/20/2020

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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Very easy setup and it immediately worked for me. It instantly connects to my phone every time I start up. It's also easy to personalize.

Pros: Easy install. Works well. Audio EQ controls are amazing.

Cons: No cons.

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Crutchfield and Sony put the bump back into my Xterra!

Crutchfield customer from Griffin, GA on 1/20/2020

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This is a game changer! The stock head unit in my '04 Xterra was in need of updating and the Sony checked all of the boxes in terms of volume knob, CarPlay, hands free, backup camera and integration with the stock Rockford Fosgate amp and speakers. Crutchfield's website helped to make the right choice by being clear on the features and options, a comparison tool with other brands and models. Crutchfield's car guide is thorough and had me prepared for the install before my order arrived. The guide also made me aware of the importance of either bypassing the stock amp and a list of products that would take to complete the install. Screen color is clear. Intuitive set up and easy to use while driving. Unit is fast to wake upon cranking vehicle. The hands free is super clear (no more can you hear me now or hollow drum sound) Installation took an hour with the supplied dash kit and routing the hands free mic to mount on top of the steering console housing. Crutchfield Ready Harness (time saver=WORTH EVERY PENNY) and studying the install guide a day or two before the order arrived. This is the best my Xterra has ever sounded at both low and high volume and being prepared made the install fun, hassle free and rewarding.

Pros: Easy to install, clear clean sound, great integration and styling, CarPlay, clear hands free sound and easy to navigate.

Cons: Does not play CD's and the when in CarPlay mode the clock is a little small (upper left hand corner)

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Crutchfield customer from Fountain Hills, AZ on 1/19/2020

2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Orion, MI on 1/19/2020

2007 Ford Freestyle

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Works just as advertised. Super easy install with prewired connectors from crutch field. Installed into 2007 freestyle.

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Crutchfield customer from Lowell, MA on 1/19/2020

2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Works great in my 2004 passat. The notched out design in the back makes it convenient to dress the harness. Can't beat the price/features for CarPlay on an older vehicle. Wasn't clear that blue wire on harness goes to antenna adapter cable, but it seems to work.

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Tim from Johnstown on 1/18/2020

2013 Subaru Impreza

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Simple layout is very attractive and easy to use. Actual volume knob is great to have, as is the front USB. The USB being on front is very handy for using with ApplePlay. Tuner reception is very strong. Overall, a great ApplePlay compatible unit.

Pros: Volume knob, front USB, simple interface, subdued appearance gives it an OEM look.

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bruce from WOLCOTTVILLE, IN on 1/17/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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The knob is very small and it is very easy to touch the screen changing what is playing. Not intuitive! There is not a method of dimming the screen for night driving. Given the choice I would not purchase this unit. I was going to return it but decided to just live with it.

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 1/17/2020

2003 Honda Civic

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easy installation quick shipping good product

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Crutchfield customer from Chestertown, MD on 1/16/2020

2008 Toyota 4Runner

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Great product. Worked perfectly in my 2008 Toyota 4 runner. Could not ask for more!

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Crutchfield customer from Happy Valley, OR on 1/16/2020

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It's good

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, MA on 1/15/2020

2014 Toyota Tacoma

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Installed the Sony XAV-AX1000 in my 2014 Tacoma to replace the factory head unit (non JBL), mainly to add CarPlay. I used the recommended Crux SWRTY-61N and Metra 95-8235 for installation. Overall, I am delighted with the upgrade. Everything fit, and everything works (back up camera, steering wheel controls). CarPlay is fantastic. I can now make calls and send texts all by voice command. I prefer the USB port on the front of the unit... part of why I picked this model. The mechanical volume knob is also much better for me than an on-screen control. I was able to route the microphone cable through the dash and out the steering column. So no wires poking out around the head unit. Sound quality is great. No issues with funny noises or tonal quality. Easy to use the tuner and switch back and forth with CarPlay. The installation itself was straight-forward, but took some patience. The documentation for the SWRTY-61N could be better. It's not incorrect about any details... it's just not forthcoming with everything you will need to know. I spent a few hours searching for more details in online chat groups to gather all the details I needed for my specific install. For example, my Tacoma does not use antenna power. So you do not connect that blue wire to anything. Otherwise, the diagrams from Crux and Sony made sense for connecting wire to wire. The Metra and Crutchfield instructions were sufficient, and I had no problems fitting everything together.

Pros: Easy to use display/ interface CarPlay is fantastic Retained steering controls and backup camera Strong tuner reception Great sound quality

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Crutchfield customer from Troy , AL on 1/15/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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3 star rating because touchscreen is not very responsive. You have to hey the button several times for it to finally work.

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I like it

Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 1/13/2020

2006 Honda Element

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Easy install in my Honda Element, nice design. Been great so far.

Pros: volume knob on front.

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, IL on 1/12/2020

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Nice unit for the money

Pros: Easy to install simple menu driven operation

Cons: Sometimes freezes up and loses Apple play connection

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Crutchfield customer from Round Rock, TX on 1/12/2020

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I love this unit! For the price it does everything i wanted it to do.

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Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, AR on 1/12/2020

2008 Subaru Forester

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Extremely impressed with this head unit for the price. The clarity and depth of sound is great! Very user friendly and plenty of adjustment for any liking. The Apple CarPlay feature is awesome and is one of the coolest features about this head unit. 10/10 would definitely buy this again

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Sounds good, easy to use

Christopher from PENNSBURG, PA on 1/11/2020

2013 Honda Ridgeline

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Easy to install in 2013 Honda Ridgeline. Sounds good, easy to use via Car Play.

Pros: Easy install with Crutchfield using supplied kit and instructions. Works well with iPhone.

Cons: Volume knob is hard to use only with Ridgeline. This is due to the kit not allowing a flush mount from top to bottom and the usb cable being so close to the knob (see photo). Other than that, all good and have always been pleased with Crutchfield.

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Good head unit so far. Carplay is really useful

Zhengyang from MINNEAPOLIS, MN on 1/10/2020

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Overall is good. Feel pretty solid when you handle the stuff. Good screen, clear setting menu, stable carpaly connection. Only issue I had is when you don't have a backup camera and follow the instruction to connect all wires, sometime I will get no video signal on the screen. The only way to fix that is restart the car several times. I though the reason is in some reasons that the head unti tought I'm in reverse and trying to get video singal. Cut relative wires should fix this problem. So, do not conncet relative wires if you do not have back up camera.

Pros: Screen, setting, carplay

Cons: Confused wires about back up camera, potential problem.

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Perfect for what I was looking for!

Crutchfield customer from Old Bridge, NJ on 1/9/2020

2005 Toyota Corolla

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I like how it has a knob for the volume, USB input and also an Aux input, all in the front. CarPlay is sweet! Couldn't complain about this purchase.

Pros:  CarPlay  Volume knob  Many sound customization settings

Cons:  Digital screen could be better, but does the job. Not that big of a con tbh.

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, KY on 1/8/2020

2013 GMC Sierra

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Great product really gave my sound some life compared to factory radio! Apple CarPlay makes the multiplayer player very functional!

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Its a great upgrade from stock

Crutchfield customer from Hugo, OK on 1/8/2020

2004 Ford F-350

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This makes a great upgrade from the stock unit in my 2004 Ford F350. I'm an old guy with lots of CDs, so losing the CD player stung a bit, but hooking up my old iPod more than makes up for it (even if its only 16 gig.) The Apple Play functionality is awesome and as easy as it gets. Once I upgrade my iPhone to something current, and with more memory, it will also eliminate the need for the iPod. I really liked that the USB and AUX ports are on the front of the unit and easily accessible. I paired it with a set of Infinity Reference speakers, and the sound is amazing. Sadly my daily commute is only about one song long, but other trips let me exploit the full range of functionality. The install took a couple of days, mainly because I was being overly cautious and had not done one since about 1980. It also included the speaker upgrade and the addition of a backup camera. The instruction sheet provided by Crutchfield was spot on for my vehicle and eased my fears greatly.

Pros: Front USB and AUX access.

Cons: The dash modifications for my vehicle were tedious, but not overwhelming.

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Most Bump for your buck

Crutchfield customer from Gresham, OR on 1/8/2020

2013 GMC Yukon XL

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Solid unit at a great price. Nice clean sound and CarPlay worked seamlessly.

Pros: Price,Screen size and resolution

Cons: Still hardwired Carplay

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Good unit for the price. Not the best screen

Jerry from PENSACOLA, FL on 1/7/2020

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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Bought this primarily for the Apple Carplay, installed all the wiring myself, Radio turns on very fast, faster than my old Pioneer. The audio puts out good bass and treble to my liking. I am not liking the display at all. It has a very bad glare when in broad daylight. The colors on the unit are not rich and see some color fringing? I guess for the price its not bad. You get what you pay for.

Pros: fast boot up, good sound, apple car-play just works

Cons: bad glare on screen in daytime driving. terrible color on display. not the best

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good overall radio

Crutchfield customer from Mckinney, TX on 1/7/2020

2001 Nissan Maxima

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good overall radio. simple intuitive design and functionality. install was pretty simple, is somehwat lacking in customizable interface as with other touchscreen double din radios. was impressed with size and space in abck of radio made it easy to put cables in back.

Pros: price, size, simplicity.

Cons: lack of customization and settings.

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Great option to modernize your car stereo

David from Mukilteo, WA on 1/6/2020

2005 Toyota Tundra

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An excellent upgrade for my 2005 Toyota Tundra. Bluetooth and Apple Carplay both work seamlessly with my iphone 7. The screen is quick and responsive. The graphic equalizer gives you plenty of flexibility to tune your aftermarket speakers.

Pros: Responsive screen, bluetooth and Apple Carplay both work very well with my iphone 7, great value for the money

Cons: I wish there were more options for the screen wallpaper (or the option for just a black background)

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Super satisfied

Crutchfield customer from Canyon Lake, TX on 1/5/2020

2012 Ram 1500

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Works exactly as described. Install was a breeze with the pre-made wiring harness crutch field built for me. Loved it!!

Pros: Pre made wiring harness made install a breeze

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Watseka, IL on 1/5/2020

2013 Nissan Rogue S

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Love radio works great

Pros: Carplay

Cons: Ordered wrong bezel and cable for cam

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Crutchfield customer from Sussex, NJ on 1/4/2020

2006 Ford F-150

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Overall pleased with install in my 2006 F150. Easy with the Crutchfield recommended Kit. The Sony product itself is reasonably intuitive to use and I use the Apple CarPlay feature mostly.

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Great Radio for Less

Crutchfield customer from Widener, AR on 1/3/2020

2006 Toyota RAV4

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Works as it should. Great upgrade from original radio. Simple Design, cuts down on confusion. Good features for lower price than many others!

Pros: Rear Camera opt, touch screen to turn rear camera on (also works with Reverse). Simple design for less confusion. Apple Car Play

Cons: Does not include Rear Camera! (Easy Fix)

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Crutchfield customer from Seaford, NY on 1/2/2020

2007 Toyota Corolla

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Great unit with a lot of features. Installation was easy with the included kit.

Pros: Quick delivery, fair price, top notch instruction sheet.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego , CA on 1/2/2020

2005 Buick LeSabre

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Just got it installed for mother in law. She was impressed with how easy it is to operate. This system is very intuitive! Best system for the price. Would highly recommend!

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Crutchfield customer from Goodrich, MI on 1/2/2020

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Installation was easy and looks great. Setting up the sound was a bit tricky and I really don't think there are enough options. All in all I'd probably recommend a higher end unit

Pros: Looks, Apple Car Play

Cons: Sound, small volume control, limited screen options

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Buy this!

Nicky from Roseville, CA on 1/1/2020

2005 GMC Sierra 1500

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Blown away by not only this unit but also the whole Crutchfield experience. These guys are really on top of it and make sure you have everything you need for a successful install. This Sony unit was a breeze to install and I couldn't be happier with the Apple Carplay using my iPhone X. Do yourself a favor and get this head unit for your ride. You won't regret it.

Pros: Easy install, looks great!

Cons: None.

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Great value

Crutchfield customer from Detroit Lakes, MN on 1/1/2020

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Awesome radio. Works excellent with IPhone. Added a backup camera which is also working great

Pros: Let the pros do the wiring and it's pretty much plugnplay.

Cons: Really can't think of any

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Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 12/31/2019

2011 GMC Sierra

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The clarity of the screen is great, easy functions to move between apps, and Apple CarPlay works great with this head unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe, NC on 12/31/2019

2006 Kia Sedona

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For bottom of the line its it very good. Truly happy with purchase

Pros: easy install -- used supplied docs and YouTube to remove radio.

Cons: steering wheel control interface... bought pre crimped harness for easy install. They added 2 wires for steering wheel interface but needed to crimp 2 wires into main harness.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 12/31/2019

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Great radio! Has all the features I wanted. Sound quality is great and the screen quality is awesome. The instructions were a little lacking, if you've never done a radio installation I'd recommend getting the pre made wiring harness. Otherwise it's great.

Pros: Great radio

Cons: Instructions need a little more detail.

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Life upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 12/31/2019

2005 Scion xB

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I've never used CarPlay before, but wow! I feel like this is a significant safety and quality of life improvement! For the price I paid, it was a pretty easy install and I even think it sounds better than my previous system.

Pros: Great sound Snappy, quick interface Hands-free Makes driving easier without phone distractions

Cons: Have to plug in cable every time for CarPlay

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Crutchfield customer from Parkland, FL on 12/31/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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A great recommendation by customer support for fit and features. The custom wiring harness was a big time saver!

Pros: Perfect fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Piedmont, SC on 12/31/2019

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT

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Easy installation with Crutchfield supplied parts and instructions. Sony quality and ease of use.

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Crutchfield customer from Howell, NJ on 12/31/2019

2005 Chevrolet Suburban

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excellent radio im glad the advisor suggested this radio it fits perfect, has excellent sound.

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Would have been lost without Crutchfield Customer Support!

Jason from Vineyard, UT on 12/30/2019

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Solid unit for sure. Love all the features and it's just as described. CarPlay for the iPhone works awesome. Crutchfield was amazing to work with in terms of support to install it. I had a whole mess of wires from the prior aftermarket stereo and through email and over the phone I was able to get instant step by step help to re-wire the harness to fit this new unit. Would have been lost without their help and for sure have had to pay $200+ to have this unit installed by a local shop. Saved me the hassle and I was able to do it all myself.

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Crutchfield customer from Chula Vista, CA on 12/30/2019

2017 Nissan Sentra

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Good fit for what I needed

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Ready Harness is the way to go!

Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MN on 12/30/2019

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Install was seamless with the crutchfield supplied ready harness! Crutchfield supplied me with everything I needed. The Sony is a double din face but the "body" is single. Very user friendly and BT connectivity was easy. Also comes with Apple Car Play which is nice as well. I hooked up the mic for hands free talking with no problems. I haven't spliced into the E brake yet so I don't know what options I'm not being able to access on the radio because of that just yet. Sound quality is great. The radios were for my daughters cars so a "Boomin" system wasn't what I was after but I'm sure if that's what you're looking for then the SONY XAV-AX 1000 will do the trick!

Pros: Ready harness, crisp sound, user friendly, Apple Car Play

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Southaven, MS on 12/30/2019

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Great radio for the price. Touchscreen is responsive as advertised. Very user friendly. Would def recommend.

Pros: User friendly. Easy to learn. Touchscreen works great. Ample speaker power.

Cons: Lack of illumination colors

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Crutchfield customer from Flowery Branch, GA on 12/29/2019

2012 Kia Sportage

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Great unit, fit perfectly and sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from Portland, TX on 12/29/2019

2004 Jaguar S-Type

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Easy setup and I am loving the Apple car play. It connected to my Sirrus XM radio no problem. The touch screen is very responsive and I like that there is still a old school volume knob. Great product!

Pros: Touch screen, apple play, volume knob

Cons: None so far

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Great receiver!

Crutchfield customer from Mcdonough, GA on 12/29/2019

2010 Kia Soul

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Great receiver for the price. Apple CarPlay is a plus. USB port, video playback. Backup camera and satellite radio. Can't go wrong with Sony.

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Crutchfield customer from Hempstead, NY on 12/29/2019

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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It's very easy to use, apple car play works good, has its small glitches but overall very good. Through apple car play you can access Sirus XM app and listen to it.

Pros: Brings out amazing sound out of a stock system

Cons: Has small glitches in apple car play

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Versatile unit with a volume knob!

Crutchfield customer from Coppell, TX on 12/29/2019

1997 Toyota 4Runner

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Biggest bang for the buck! Best feature is the volume knob. No menus, no buttons, just a simple knob! This unit is responsive and easy to navigate. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Volume knob, responsiveness, easy to use.

Cons: No Power antenna lead. You have to use the amp turn-on lead.... When unit turns on, antenna goes up, no matter what audio source you are using.

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Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 12/28/2019

2004 Jeep Wrangler

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This is a great stereo and very easy to select the different functions

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Very nice unit for price; excellent support; 2 thumbs up

Crutchfield customer from Annandale, VA on 12/28/2019

2005 Acura RSX

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Inexpensive head unit with Apple Carplay and seperate volume knob, along with all the adapters/parts needed from Crutchfield. Then, upon installation, the support of Crutchfield was beyond good. Sending us an additional part "next day" after our error on the initial order. and the detailed verbal and emailed clarifications made installation super simple. It's working great, and my son loves it. Totally updated an older car - sort of :-)

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Crutchfield customer from Chittenango, NY on 12/28/2019

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No issues and an easy install in a 2013 Rav 4. Cruthfield crew made it easy and were available if I had any questions.

Pros: Simple install. Easy operation and controls. Volums knob on the front is great feature and appreciated by me.

Cons: Seems like it wouldn't be too much to ask if there were some more wallpaper selections.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeak Bch, MD on 12/26/2019

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It was a perfect fit and plays very well.

Pros: FM reception is excellent. Now I new to buy new Sony speakers.

Cons: None

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Good Car Play Radio, easy install

Lynn from Hill Country, TX on 12/26/2019

2011 Ford Escape

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This Sony unit is the second one that I've owned, and the first one that I installed myself. The radio itself is great if you're in the Apple universe and don't plan on switching to Android. The phone audio can be sometimes difficult to hear at speed in traffic, but that might be the same for all car play radios. Maybe the fidelity of the iPhone through the car speakers isn't as great as the stereo? The hardest part of the installation is removing the plug connectors to the factory radio and AC controls. But even if you've never installed a radio before, you can definitely do this! My tips: buy the ready harness service - it makes the hookup foolproof, and buy the bojo trim panel tools - using those I had no problem removing the dash panel. This saved me hours on the install. On my car, it took a moment to figure out how to fit the radio to the dash kit (not exactly like the video in my case), but the kit actually had everything I needed for installation and the fit looks great! The trick was putting the side panels on the radio and sliding it in to the dash area, then adding the trim panel to secure the radio in place. The time I spent doing this install in my garage beat the time spending at some box store waiting for someone else to do it.

Pros: Good Apple Car Play radio

Cons: Sometimes hard to hear phone audio

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Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, TX on 12/26/2019

2006 Ford Five Hundred

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This is a really nice system! I haven't ordered a Sony head unit before, but this may change my habits. It's sleek and the controls are very intuitive. Setup was a breeze.

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Great Unit

William M. from Casa Tiempo, CA on 12/25/2019

2016 Infiniti QX50

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2011 RAV4 Limited Non-JBL MaestroSW iDataconnection (V3.0 not the recommended 3.1 which simply didn't work,) suggested trim kit and provided wiring harness. A breeze to install. Real nice! I just installed this Sony XAV-AX1000 in my wife's 2011 RAV4 Limited. Non-JBL and used the suggested idata Maestro to retain the rearview camera. I was afraid that for the money, I would get a budget sounding unit. Not at all. She listens to mostly Metal Speed/Death-speed/Black, it all sounds like crap to me but listening to Lamb of God on this Sony XAV-AX1000 even the most anger-filled, toneless riffs sound nuanced and melodic. Even with the stock Toyota 6.5" speakers and .0012" cheapo components and wires the bass sounds decent. Installation in the RAV4. The install was made significantly less expensive thanks to Toyota's foresight. Hint: the rearview camera has its own circuit. No need to buy the more pricey Idata feature retention controller and mega-complex wiring harness. Saved me $175. (You could get away with the factory trim and mounting hardware but, it would require homemade spacers and new holes aplenty.) The suggested/provided install trim kit falls far, far below even Toyotas, miserly perception of interior material specs. The plastic trim required razoring off the excess plastic over-mold. rush. The dimensions are off just slightly and the faceplate mounts lopsided. As it's her car and I only got a sweater, I didn't waste anyone's time and didn't hassel Crutchfield.

Pros: Plenty

Cons: Few

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Need brighter screen

Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 12/25/2019

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The screen is not bright enough. Any sun light hitting the screen and you will not be able to see anything. I'm considering exchanging it. The volume knob is nice but it's too small. When using the front USB, it's hard to reached the knob.

Pros: Price Functionality

Cons: Screen brightness

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Good for the money

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 12/24/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Radio works pretty well. I've run into a couple times when using apple play that the screen went blank and I had to replug the phone in to get the screen to display even though it was playing music. I'm not sure if that is an issue with Apple Play or the radio. Otherwise the radio works nicely.

Pros: Volume knob is great, functions are easy to use

Cons: When going between apple play and Bluetooth, the volume difference is crazy loud.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 12/23/2019

2010 Ford F-150 FX2

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Nice sleek look. Fits within the dash great, and works fantastic. Easy install. Would recommend.

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Great Unit

Crutchfield customer from Orange, TX on 12/22/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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I installed the unit about 3 weeks ago and have been extremely happy with the unit. Installation was a snap. Sure glad I paid a little extra for the preassembled wiring harass. I have not experienced any of the issues some other reviewers have written about. I waited until the radio was on sale,so that was extra sweet. Delivery was swift and as promised. I didn't need to contact customer service about installation. Everything was pretty much as per the included installation instructions. Simple for the average DIYer.

Pros: Easy install Looks great in my 2005 F150 Improved sound from my factory speakers Apple CarPlay is wonderful

Cons: None

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Excellent

Crutchfield customer from Danville, CA on 12/21/2019

2005 Toyota Corolla

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Excellent product East to use and install and the installation instructions and wiring harness were very helpful and appreciated

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Great unit with Apple Car Play

Crutchfield customer from Edna, TX on 12/20/2019

2006 Toyota 4Runner

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Bought one for my son and my sister liked it so I bought her one. Install was a breeze and made her speakers come to life. She loves the apple car play and nav.

Pros: Great unit with lots of features. Apple Car Play works great. Mic and voice to text works great as well.

Cons: Only draw back is you have to use the iPhone cord to use Apple car play.

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Great simplistic unit

Crutchfield customer from Casco, ME on 12/20/2019

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After weeks of research I decided on this unit for the Apple CarPlay, front USB port, and SiriusXM capabilities. Very basic interface, works as intended. Apple CarPlay is great, makes experience driving safe and modern. I Opted for the Crutchfield ready harness which is is a no brainer, I only had to tap into the parking brake wire. This was the first time installing a unit and thanks to the support, it was fairly simple. The hardest part was hiding the wires of the microphone and parking brake. I am very pleased with the product and service, I will be buying speakers now to upgrade the whole experience!

Pros: Simplistic interface Apple CarPlay Quick startup Front facing ports

Cons: Volume knob is small

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 12/19/2019

2008 Mercury Milan

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Very happy with the new radio. I really like being able to use car play while listening to the radio!

Pros: Physical volume knob! Touch screen works with gloves on Steering wheel controls work!

Cons: Volume knob is small and close to the USB input, making it hard to use Front-side USB

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Crutchfield customer from Kuna, ID on 12/19/2019

2003 Subaru Outback

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Second XAV-AX1000, Great receiver. Easy to operate and functions excellent.

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Horrible Radio Reception

David from Carnegie, PA on 12/18/2019

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Received this unit as a gift based, overall a decent unit except the radio reception is so poor, it might as well not even have a radio. I have never had such poor reception, the factory head unit was 1000 times better. Even the most powerful local station breaks up and has static. I have tried all the fixes I could find, but the bottom line is that the unit is for multimedia and not over-the-air radio.

Pros: Great for multimedia, streaming, and Car Play.

Cons: Abominable radio reception.

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David, 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. 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 West Palm Beach, FL on 12/17/2019

2016 Ram Promaster

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Good quality, easy and intuitive to use

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Crutchfield customer from Ann Arbor, MI on 12/16/2019

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So GREAT I bought 2 more for other cars!!!! Get your wiring harness assembled by Crutchfield!! I did it myself for one, it was not too bad; but theirs is easier and very well done!

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Not bad

Andrew from mesa, az on 12/16/2019

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This is my one year review. Overall, I like the head unit, but I've had a couple different issues with it. 1: when I peeled the stickers off of the front of the unit, (the ones that say carplay compatible) it partially peeled the paint. Crutchfield told me they would charge me a 75 dollar restocking fee, so it was either pay to fix a cosmetic issue, or live with it. I'd definitely never buy another head unit from Crutchfield, since they don't stand by their products, and their 60 day guarantee doesn't cover cosmetic issues. 2: Google maps locks up while driving sometimes, and usually requires pulling over to unplug, close the app, and plug back in. Google maps is rock solid on its own, so it's either Android auto or the unit itself. 3: the audio from tidal streaming occasionally distorts, and I've never had any issues using tidal with an aux cable from the same phone. I use it all day at work in my van with no distortion whatsoever. I wish this unit had an aux connector as well, so your friends can connect to it easily, and to avoid Bluetooth audio. Would give three or four stars if Crutchfield would have given me a replacement.

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Crutchfield customer from Norristown, PA on 12/16/2019

2006 Toyota Highlander

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I installed this in my son's car. It was so good, I bought one for my car. I like how Crutchfield matched the cables and other parts to make installation easy.

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Great Radio at a Great Price, can't beat the features and looks!

Garrett from KNOXVILLE, TN on 12/13/2019

2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

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I've had the radio in my car for 3 weeks now and feel like I've used it enough to give a good review of it. Design: A great, minimalist design that should incorporate well with many different vehicle interiors. Due to my OEM set up, I didn't need a dash kit so it could pass off as stock if someone didn't know better. Matte finish plastic feels high quality and durable, and the screen resolution is great. If someone is in my passenger seat with a white shirt at the right angle, it can catch some bad glare but for 95% of the time it's great and bright in the day with ample dimming at night automatically. Knob is excellent and ease of use for the ports on the front is great, someone I almost chose not to buy it for. Interface: CarPlay has worked great for me, with only one hiccup on a fairly long phone call where the headunit cut out the audio and reset, otherwise music, navigation, and everything else have been great. Even the Sony interface is nice, and one of the less tacky options, I like it! Sound: I had to play around a good bit with it, after realizing my OEM had a ton of extra bass on the stock unit. After adjusting it, the sound is just so clean, even on oem speakers. The highs are crisp and defined, and the lows going to the powered sub (OEM) are clean and powerful too. It won't leave you wanting for power or clarity. A couple less adjustment options than my last Kenwood, but you won't miss them. Highly recommend this.

Pros: Apple CarPlay Front Mounted USB/AUX (originally didn't want this but it is much easier this way) Volume Knob w/ great tactile feel OEM/Factory Looks and finish Good Sony interface and touchsreen Good balance of adjustments without having too many to overwhelm you Good sound and clarity As much power as the average user would want Quality mic included Autodimming is great Instant boot time

Cons: Not a fan of the warning you have you accept every time it turns on More customization of screensavers or loading screen, but not a big deal Ability to arrange icons differently on Sony Homescreen Wish volume knob was illuminated Occasionally glares, but that is the nature of a screen

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Boxster awesome update.

Paul from Cartersville, GA on 12/13/2019

2005 Porsche Boxster

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Just got this receiver and installed it in my 05 Porsche Boxster yesterday. Also bought Crutchfield's wiring service. Everything arrived as ordered. I had some issues removing the original head unit but after that everything went smoothly. The new Sony unit is in and I love it. Sounds awesome, simple straightforward operation and Apple CarPlay is great. It looks awesome too. Pic attached.

Pros: Simple operation and interface. Volume knob easy to find without looking and doubles as voice button. Very clean appearance. Great sound.

Cons: None I know of

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Does what it says!

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Park, TX on 12/12/2019

2004 Ford Ranger

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I went car shopping last month and the main difference between my car and a new one was the Apple car play stereo the new one comes with. So instead of spending $20k on a new car I spent this much on this Sony and now I have an extension of my Iphone in my faithful car.

Pros: Access to the phones navigation system, call, messages, itunes, Spotify... amazing!

Cons: None if I compare it to my old busted radio

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This is a great head unit.

Crutchfield customer from Riverview, FL on 12/12/2019

2015 Chevrolet Spark

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I love everything about this head unit. The screens color is very clear and bright, the touchscreen is very user friendly, and the Bluetooth connects almost instantly. My only real complaint is the single RCA bass port that made it difficult to hook up to the amp I already had installed in the car.

Pros: Very user friendly. Great response from the touch screen. The display is really well set up.

Cons: Single RCA bass output made it difficult to connect to my duel RCA output amp.

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Crutchfield customer from Eminence, KY on 12/9/2019

2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to use!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Sicklerville, NJ on 12/9/2019

2003 Cadillac CTS

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Sony XAV AX1000 05 Tahoe

Crutchfield customer from New Castle, DE on 12/9/2019

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The last time I've bought anything fm Crutchfield was in the late 70's. ONLY because every vehicle I've bought through the years has had an upgraded sound system. My (new to me) 05 Tahoe had a BOSE,but the only thing it accomplished was that it was loud. The SONY XAVAX1000 is a suitable replacement with plenty of volume,good definition,Apple Car Play,a usb,BT,and an aux port. Easy install,great price point,and looks good too. The interface unit which allows retention of steering controls,needed to be reset,which was the only drawback to the whole install. Thanks go out to Crutchfield tech support for answering in a timely manner and walking me through this process. I could have bought the same thing locally,but I knew fm past experience that I would get what I needed. Thanks.

Pros: Price,fit,sound,looks. Customer service.

Cons: Interface unit was finicky.

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well worth the upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 12/9/2019

2008 Nissan Sentra

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great radio, it fit perfectly in my old Nissan and Apple Carplay works perfectly. Exactly the upgrade I was looking for. Great sound also. I love that I get to use Google maps without looking at my phone. It's a lot safer to drive also.

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Great entry level CarPlay headunit

Alex from Vail, AZ on 12/5/2019

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Love the head unit, simple install. Only took 2 hours (I had to wire up a harness to keep my steering wheel controls)

Pros: Easy to install Volume nob

Cons: No wireless carplay-though available on higher end models

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Great Radio, not perfect..

Jeff from Kankakee, IL on 12/2/2019

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Great radio but can be temperamental. Sometimes the screen says "No Video Input" and goes black. To resolve this I hold the main menu button down for 10 seconds. Also had issue with the clock not keeping time. Did a master reset and all is well. Absolutely love the Apple CarPlay feature.

Pros: Apple CarPlay

Cons: Occasional hiccups

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Crutchfield customer from Anderson, TX on 12/1/2019

2013 Ram 2500

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Have 2 of them now and they work great

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Honda Element Joins the 21 Century

Crutchfield customer from Tempe, AZ on 11/30/2019

2004 Honda Element

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As always, Crutchfield sent me everything I needed to install this radio into my 2004 Honda Element. I opted to pay the extra twenty five dollars for the pre-wired harness, what a time saver! I also installed the optional SiriusXM connect tuner so satellite radio is native to the radio. The radio supports Apple Car Play and works well. Car Play supports the SXM app, so if you already have a subscription, you can use the app to listen as long as your phone is connected to the radio via USB. I like purpose built, so I opted for the Connect Tuner so I'd always have satellite radio with or without my phone. The touch screen controls for the radio are easy and intuitive. Since the volume knob is quite small, I found it necessary to shave off a 1/4" off the plastic dash kit using a dremel tool to bring the know out so that it wasn't flush with the dash. I could not figure out another way to do this, thus this was my only disappointment with the installation.

Pros: Contemporary features, looks and sounds great

Cons: small volume knob

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wonderful head unit

Nathan from Elizabethtown on 11/29/2019

2011 Chrysler 200

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imstalled in a 2011 chrysler and have had it for almost a year now. love the stereo and offers great features mak sure to ground out your parking break wire if you plan to use android auto

Pros: great features decent sound quality fits great

Cons: bluetooth calling overrides car play ( very annoying )

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Crutchfield customer from W Valley City, UT on 11/24/2019

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice stereo. Works as advertised. The only drawback for me is that I have a Chevy Silverado with daytime running lights. So the stereo always have the dim feature on if enabled. So, it's a bit to dim during the day and a bit too bright at night.

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Sony w/ Car play.

Crutchfield customer from Franklin Sq, NY on 11/23/2019

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Awesome radio. Best thing since sliced bread. Great features. The preamp combined with the speakers I purchased via crutchfield were the perfect combination. Always great advice from the crutchfield team.

Pros: Car play. Pre amp.

Cons: Not android compatible.

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Great Choice

Dakota from Brevard, NC on 11/20/2019

2006 Toyota Tundra

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Purchased this for my 2006 Tundra Double Cab. First off, buy this from Crutchfield. They provide every single part needed for install and have some of the best customer service I have seen in ANY company. Install was simple. performance is much better than my stock double din stereo. User interface is impressive and simple. Serves a purpose and is not too complex or gimmicky. Only issue us that the screws used to mount the trim kit to the stereo were not long enough so I had to use some double sided tape. Next time I plan to pull the dash apart I will replace with ample screw sizes. Thanks, Crutchfield.

Pros: Apple Car Play, User Interface.

Cons: Screen background options are lacking.

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Clemmons, NC on 11/18/2019

2002 Nissan Maxima

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Great features and love the Apple play. Did not have any issues with the parking brake wire.

Pros: Ease of use Apple Play

Cons: None at this time

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Wheeling, WV on 11/18/2019

2012 Nissan Frontier SV

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A very nice head unit replacement. Very nice sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Ventura, CA on 11/17/2019

2011 Toyota Prius

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Easy to hook up, powerful internal amp, lots of features and settings to dial it in

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Chantilly, VA on 11/17/2019

2004 Jeep Wrangler

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Awesome head unit. Fit my need perfect. Have a 2004 Jeep and had 2004 technology lol. This touch screen is very responsive, no delays, and is powerful enough to power my aftermarket speakers. Highly recommended

Pros: Quick install with the adapter and great looking unit.

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All I hoped for

sPen from Yantis, TX on 11/14/2019

2012 Ram 1500

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Installed in my 2012 Ram with no problems, piece of cake. The assistance I received was first rate from service. Getting readying to put in new speakers all around. Crutchfield ic firstly rate.

Pros: Installation Price Performance

Cons: Screen has glare in bright sunlight

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Crutchfield customer from Sammamish, WA on 11/13/2019

2019 Honda Civic

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Awesome stereo, I love the interface. The backup cam is a little glitchy and the lines are a bit annoying but overall for the price I'm happy.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 11/13/2019

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I love the look and sound from this unit but I find not having the ability to turn the radio off takes away one star. I have this in a 2007 Jeep Wrangler using the Crux cable harness to adapt to the Jeep wiring and when the doors are off of the Jeep the unit will not turn off with the key removed. The issue is with the Crux cable itself which has a 30 minute time out but having an option on the radio to turn it off would be very beneficial.

Pros: It is a Sony Options Easy Install Good Price

Cons: NO POWER BUTTON TO TURN IT OFF

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Crutchfield customer from Fargo, ND on 11/10/2019

2009 GMC Yukon Denali

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Easy install in my 2009 Yukon Denali. I have noticed it or haven't found it in the settings yet, but the back up camera has to be manually turned on by pushing a button on the main screen prior to backing up. It does not come on automatically when I put the vehicle in reverse. Confused by that. My factory steering wheel controls work perfectly after install like volume and changing songs as well as answering and ending phone calls and people have said voice clarity is crisp. I had issues with XM radio unit from the factory playing in the background after install, which was weird and coming from the rear entertainment portion of the vehicle. So we had to disconnect that completely (you have to drop the glove box to access and unplug) I don't use XM anymore anyway as I bought this for the Apple Car Play and Bluetooth capabilities from my phone, which work wonderfully with minimal delay. The screen size is nice and looks clean and is user friendly. The touch screen works great and the buttons are big. It reconnects to my Bluetooth upon entering the vehicle quickly and easily. It looks clean , classy and simple and looks like it belongs in there. It's flush with the surrounding panels and isn't some silly gaudy looking unit with unnecessary buttons and lights. Happy with my purchase except still trying to figure out the backup camera thing. One more thing, when choosing wiring unit be sure to read what functions are kept from the factory.

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Crutchfield customer from Roseville, CA on 11/10/2019

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Works very good. Put it in my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee . With the dash kit, it looks sleek and almost factory made

Pros: Very nice quality Turns on quickly Car play compatible Great mic quality Compact double din

Cons: Expensive No DVD player

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Crutchfield customer from Belpre, OH on 11/10/2019

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Easy instal. Looks great

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Crutchfield customer from Van Alstyne, TX on 11/7/2019

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Just what I needed

Crutchfield customer from Framingham, MA on 11/6/2019

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The Sony XAV-AX1000 was exactly what I needed. Great sound more power than my Toyota original system and even with stock speakers sounds much better than the original. The apple CarPlay was what I wanted the upgrade for and it works great for hands free cell while driving.

Pros: easy install intuitive controls Sony quality

Cons: Non yet

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, TX on 11/6/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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This is an update to my 2011 ford f150 from the factory unit. It allowed me to get the backup monitor off the top of my dash and added Apple Car Play. The only problem is the screen is hard to see in bright sunlight but I think that would be true will most of these types of screens.

Pros: Easy to learn the controls and it looks good in the truck.

Cons: The screen could be brighter at times

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, AL on 11/5/2019

2009 Honda Civic DX

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Great upgrade having CarPlay. Good size and quality unit

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With the money

Crutchfield customer from Volo, IL on 11/5/2019

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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This Sony unit is amazing. I didn't expect so much for the price and I'm glad I took the chance. Great sound, looks good on the dash. Actually like the rotary volume button on the unit itself.

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Great unit and invaluable Crutchfield support!

Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 11/4/2019

2007 Honda CRV EX

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The unit is a great value! Especially with Crutchfield's pre-made harness it was a cinch! The help with the taps for the backup camera and trigger is amazing! Support even sent me pictures! This isn't my first Crutchfield purchase and won't be my last, support has always been super awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 11/4/2019

1996 Toyota Tacoma

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I actually really like this head unit. Installed easy, good size screen, BT paired quick with my phone and Apple car play is works great. The Volume knob is a nice feature, I like it better than an on screen control as you don't have to look while you are driving to adjust the vol. The only thing i wish it had was an off button. This unit only turns off when you turn the key off. not really that a big of a deal as you can just turn the sound down or switch to empty usb or accessory function. Overall, I'm happy with it and would recommend .

Pros: Apple carplay Volume knob Front USB port and Accessory jack

Cons: No power off button

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Crutchfield customer from Wolfeboro, NH on 11/4/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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So far so good, I would have rated it 5 stars but the "auto" dimmer does not work so it is very bright at night. I turned the dimmer to "on" but now it's not bright enough during bright days...

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 11/4/2019

2012 Toyota Camry

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This is a great sounding unit. I like the EQ and other sound adjustments. It fit perfectly into the dash mount that was in the install kit. Apple carplay works as expected.

Pros: Several sound adjustments in addition to just EQ. Great sound. User interface is easy and convenient.

Cons: The fader selector is not easy to use. I would prefer a "+" and "-" button but this is a slider and it's hard to slide it straight.

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Darius from PUYALLUP, WA on 11/3/2019

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Slapped this in my 2000 GMC Yukon that had the stock 1.5 din stock head unit. My top reasons for purchasing this HU. 1. Apple Car Play 2. Size of HU-Really only single din, with a Double din screen. That means more space to tuck wires. 3. With the single din size on the back of the unit I did not have to modify any ting to get this to fit. After a few days of using I love it. I am now finding reasons to just go drive to enjoy the features. Boots up quick. connects to iPhone quick and best of all basic simple design. Picked up a separate backup camera and that works great as well. 5 Stars!

Pros: Looks great, Single din out put, Front USB, Apple Car play, Volume knob. Did not have to modify or cut any part of my dash to fit in 2000 GMC Yukon that had stock 1.5 din headunit

Cons: my only gripe is the car play icons have a slight purple edge or border on some icons.

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Awesome Stereo System

Crutchfield customer from Milford, NJ on 11/2/2019

2008 Toyota Sequoia

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I love love my new stereo!! The best part is it brings new life and technology to my older Sequoia! I prefer to not use Bluetooth so I love that Apple Car Play requires USB. I love that the stereo has a knob so I can quickly adjust the volume that way without having to push a button many times. The only thing I wish it had was a way to track maintenance like my factory stereo but that may be asking allot. The sound is AMMMMMAZING!

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Crutchfield customer from Augusta, GA on 10/30/2019

2006 Ford F-150

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Great unit, really like having Apple car play with the map function, much more user friendly then the typical oem navigation systems

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Great unit

Paul from CHANTILLY, VA on 10/29/2019

2004 GMC Yukon Denali

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Great unit for the price. I ended up buying 4 of them. I love having an actual volume knob

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None that I have found yet

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, CO on 10/28/2019

2007 Honda Element LX

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Love this head unit. Super easy install.

Pros: Volume knob!

Cons: Front (only) usb.

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Crutchfield customer from Neenah, WI on 10/28/2019

2013 Ford F-150 STX

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Great head unit. Screen is a little shiny/reflective for my liking but I will be getting a matte screen protector for that. Apple car play is great and install was easy.

Pros: Quick and easy install

Cons: Reflective screen

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Highly recommended

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, ME on 10/28/2019

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Install was a bit tedious, but with the amazing Crutchfield tech support, all questions were resolved and now it has 100% replaced my OEM 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan head unit. Now that the reverse camera has been included, no need to replace that van for a few more years, all for the equivelant of one monthly payment.

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A great carplay receiver in a single/double DIN package

EDWARD from Las Vegas, NV on 10/27/2019

2012 Honda Fit

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Update your ride to Carplay with this "budget" media receiver. I have Carplay in my new truck, but had only a basic bluetooth receiver in my 2012 Honda Fit - no navigation, no phone integration, no Sirius radio and no backup camera. The previous installation used 2012 Metra trim for the single DIN stereo in the double DIN space. Removing the prior stereo was as easy as prying the hidden snap connectors loose; disconnecting the wiring harness and antenna; and unscrewing the vent assembly, hazard light switch and airbag light from the old Metra trim shell. Installing the new stereo should take about 20 minutes with the optional ReadyHarness (last time I made all the splices myself - not difficult, but the ReadyHarness eliminates 30 minutes of fiddling around and trying to precisely identify color codes). The parking brake wire posed a bit of a mystery until I reviewed the video on the Crutchfield site. Because the XAV-AX1000 is a single DIN chassis with a double DIN faceplate, the unit is much less bulky than expected. A less bulky chassis means that there is ton of extra space in the dashboard for wire bundles and maneuvering the head unit. The 2019 Metra trim is black with a nice, velvety finish. The head unit sounds great. Apple Carplay works flawlessly. Apps from my iPhone, including Google navigation, Amazon music, Sirius XM streaming, iMessage, all work as expected.

Pros: Easy installation due to single/double DIN package Apple Carplay works perfectly Carplay enables Google maps navigation Carplay enables Sirius app streaming Backup camera compatible External Sirius tuner compatible

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Crutchfield customer from Lunenburg, MA on 10/27/2019

2013 Subaru Legacy

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Big upgrade from the factory head unit. Easy to use and sounds great.

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Nice upgrade 2005 Honda Accord

Albert from CONCORD, CA on 10/25/2019

2005 Honda Accord EX

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I installed this on my 2005 Honda Accord primarily for the Apple Carplay. I like the volume button on the front. Nice upgrade from the stock radio. Crutchfield's customer support is the best!

Pros: Apple Carplay and easy install.

Cons: Only one USB port (but I guess that's all you really need).

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Upgraded my 2005 Corolla!

Lolly from Los Angeles, CA on 10/24/2019

2005 Toyota Corolla

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This stereo receiver is AMAZING!!!! It gave new life to my 2005 Toyota Corolla. I was hesitant to get this because I saw the reviews saying people couldn't get it to connect to their car for car play which was one of my main selling points. When it was first installed, I tried to get car play to start by plugging it in. On the first day after refreshing the connection about 50 times (restarting phone, restarting car, unplugging usb, unplugging lighting port) I only got car play to connect 3 times (once the cable connects the CarPlay will start automatically after connected through phone settings). My family went through a lot of work installing it themselves so I decided to keep it in and see if it would start working over time. AND IT DID! I was able to pull up car play more frequently over the week and by the end of the week CarPlay would work 100% of the time which was way better than the 6% chance i had originally. Over the past 2 months I've had it, I have never had any issues with carplay working, other than when I bump the usb cable and disconnect the connection. It was definitely worth the investment and now I can play music/podcasts from my car and navigate with maps. If you have any connection issues, try and ride it out for a while!!

Pros: CarPlay navigation/music/podcasts/messages/phone. Bluetooth and Tuner!

Cons: USB in front under volume knob gets knocked loose easily. Wish it was on the right side out of the way since we drive on the left side of the car.

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Logan from Wichita, KS on 10/23/2019

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The unit seems nice - especially the demo video. Haven't used it yet because there's a decent amount of soldering that needs to be done, so buyer beware. Was going to do it this morning and got the front dash taken apart and then found out after spending an extra $100 on the steering wheel/accessory "adapter" kit, I still have to solder everything together. Will update when installed. Just be warned that the online instructions/videos/description AND the "Master Sheet" are extremely misleading as to how much time/work this will actually take. NOT plug-and-play.

Pros: Looks nice Apple CarPlay Reasonably priced

Cons: Not ready to "out of the box" by any means Doesn't have wireless CarPlay (knew that before buying)

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Clarita, CA on 10/20/2019

2004 Honda Pilot

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I think this is a great buy for anyone looking to upgrade their radio. Good price point, quality, and you gotta love the apple CarPlay.

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Guest from Seattle, WA on 10/18/2019

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I bought this for my teenage son, as I wanted him to have Apple CarPlay to not be distracted and be able to play his own music, and a backup camera. For the money, exceeded my expectations. The screen is of better quality than the one in my 2011 Nissan Leaf. The CarPlay is great, and I feel much better with him having a backup camera.

Pros: Good Value for price, volume knob, Apple Carplay

Cons: Smaller Screen, Not Much Customization

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Sony XAV-AX1000 is a great factory replacement head unit.

Crutchfield customer from Newberry, FL on 10/16/2019

2009 Toyota Corolla

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I have been looking for a replacement radio for my wife's Corolla for several months. She wanted a radio that looked and performed good. After looking at several different units I decided on the Sony XAV-AX1000. The radio installation was easy and straight forward. Thanks to Crutchfield I got everything I needed to install it. Very simple to use and sounds great. Apple CarPlay was the icing on the cake. If looking for a quality head unit that won't break the bank this is a great choice.

Pros: Great quality, great price, simple to use, sounds great

Cons: No HD radio is the only con at this time

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Crutchfield customer from Centennial, CO on 10/16/2019

2010 Toyota RAV4

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Wish there were more settings I could change in the system menus, and that the tuner had a continuous adjustment option, vs just buttons for up or down.

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Laporte, MN on 10/16/2019

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Love this stereo! Got it on a special for $200 and it's the best aftermarket stereo I have ever bought yet!

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Great Value Carplay

Crutchfield customer from Dearborn, MI on 10/14/2019

2007 Mercury Milan

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Tom was a great help selecting unit. Easy to install. Easy to use. Wiring harnesses work flawlessly. Backup camera option works like the car came that way.

Pros: Great to get podcasts over built-in speakers. Great how the steering wheel controls work. Volume knob is also very convenient. Fit and finish in dash is like the car came that way. FM radio works great, even in remote areas.

Cons: Screen tough to read in bright sunlight. AM radio reception very poor vs. OEM radio. Carplay only supports a few apps. Would like to pick at least one of my own. Carplay doesn't run over Bluetooth.

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Crutchfield customer from Brighton, IL on 10/13/2019

2009 Honda Fit Sport

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Nice unit . Does what it is meant for

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Cons: Not many options for screen display . What you see is what you get

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Must Buy!

Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 10/13/2019

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Have had the unit installed for about a week now and it lives up to expectations. Great functionality and does as advertised.

Pros: Everything is great!

Cons: None known at this time.

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Terrible Screen Brightness Bad UI Okay-Good Sound

Tyler from LAKE FOREST, CA on 10/12/2019

2008 Lexus RX350

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It's an okay unit but the UI is very clunky for this price and the worst part is the screen brightness. You basically cannot see the screen unless it's at night or if you have tint on your front windows.

Pros: Okay-Good Sound

Cons: Bad UI, Dim Screen unuseable during daytime

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, WI on 10/10/2019

2010 Subaru Forester

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Installed in 2010 Subaru Forester along with backup camera and steering wheel controller. Everything installed without issues and is working well. The recent iOS 13 update made several improvements to the apple CarPlay layout and it is very useful now. I never placed that much importance on CarPlay but find myself using it all the time now.

Pros: Good value. Good sound quality. Seamingly flawless implementation of apple CarPlay. Backup camera controls so you can display camera constantly if you wish and adjustable parking lines.

Cons: No rear USB port which would be nice for running cable and making ports in consoles, etc.

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Crutchfield customer from Cookeville, TN on 10/9/2019

2014 Hyundai Tucson

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My daughter and I installed this over the weekend in her vehicle. We are both very impressed with the unit, the sound, and the functionality. As well, it's easy to operate and navigate through settings.

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Nice clean unit!

ANDREW from Grand Haven, MI on 10/8/2019

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Nice clean unit! I like the USB on the front panel so you don't need to run a cable from the back of the unit. Even makes my factory speakers sound better. Enough to hold off a little longer then I planned to do a speaker upgrade! Apple CarPlay works well with hands free text, maps,music. No back-light on volume knob though??? -1/2 star Crutchfield ReadyHarness worked great to save time on install. But, the frame in the installation kit (free) is to large for the unit and leaves a small gap. Kit may be good for a normal sized double bin unit but I think this ones a little smaller. -1/2 star... Overall happy with the purchase.

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Good unit

Lee from Manchester, TN on 10/8/2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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A great receiver for the price. Bought it for the CarPlay and really like it for the simple UI and the clear sound quality

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Crutchfield customer from Farmington, UT on 10/6/2019

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This head unit is awesome! I needed a double DIN unit to replace the stereo in my Ford super duty. This Sony has a ton of features. Most importantly, is Apple CarPlay as everyone in my family has an apple product and since we tow our boat on long trips, we needed that feature. The touchscreen is easy to read and manipulate. It sounds great with the aftermarket speakers in the truck. It has worked without fail and connects to each of our apple devices almost instantly. I would definitely purchase this Sony again. Lots of features that won't break the bank. It was super easy to install even with having to trim the dash. And Crutchfield makes it even easier with the free install kits included with the stereo purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Patillas, PR on 10/6/2019

2005 Honda Accord EX

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Awesome radio! I love everything about it.

Pros: -Fast boot up time. -Awesome sound. -Price.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Destrehan, LA on 10/6/2019

2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium

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Easy install and plays great.

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Was expecting better

Ward from Houston, Tx on 10/4/2019

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Purchased this system with the prewired connectors. Installation was very easy and the system looks nice and sounds nice when it works. I don't have a backup camera and the system will lock with the message, "no video " displayed . When it's locked as such, no functions work. This happens often but not every time. Also, the Bluetooth will not pair with my phone and the Apple play connects and disconnects sporadicly. I am looking for a replacement now.

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Glare is TERRIBLE, UI is frustrating

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 10/3/2019

2002 Suzuki Vitara

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Like most aftermarket car stereos, I wasn't expecting to be blown away by the Sony XAV-AX1000. Overall, I'm happy-ish with the stereo but there are some huge, major flaws that seem easily fixable by Sony. First, the glare on the screen is *exceptionally* bad. On a sunny day (which, to be fair, in Seattle are somewhat rare) it's basically impossible for me to see the display. The mounting angle and position will of course be different in every car, but I seriously can't imagine how the glare could get any worse than my setup. The display has some sort of plastic film covering (presumably to do with the touch screen) which appears to be causing the glare. I'm surprised that it's quite so bad, given the cost of this stereo and the cheap availability of LCD displays these days. The other issue is with the User Interface itself. I know not much work is done to make stereo UI's that are intuitive and easy to use. But with ALL of the real estate on the screen, I can't comprehend why Sony decided to waste most of it on a huge clock and then require the driver (or whoever is using the stereo) to *scroll to the left or right with a finger* to access the settings or other functionality. WHY oh WHY can't all of the functionality just be on the home screen? I'm extremely tempted to investigate hacking the programming in order to make it better for myself, it's just that bad. The big screen is wonderful, I just don't understand why 80% of it is a clock. Overall I'd rate it a B minus.

Pros: - Has a volume knob, thanks Sony! - Small bezel, looks nice - Easy access to USB and AUX

Cons: - Glare, glare, glare. Why so much glare? - UI is BAD: we have a huge screen, why doesn't the UI use it?

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 10/3/2019

1987 Toyota Corolla FX

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I like this Sony receiver. Bought this for my old toy, '87 Corolla FX16 GT-S. It's kind of weird have a touchscreen unit in a 30+ year old car from another era. The Apply car play hooks up when I plug in my phone. Plugging in keeps my phone charged too! When I installed it up, I was excited to have all the speakers working again, but it did not sound great. To fix that, go to the equalizer and pick one of the options. The factory is set where the equalizer frequencies are all at nominal. Once that's changed, it sounds GREAT!!!!! The volume control knob is a big plus. The interface is simple and intuitive. All lot of car receivers have too many buttons and you can't figure how they work or how to change settings. This one is easy to change. Also like the large clock display. Installation was simple. It bolted right up and the Crutchfield harness made wiring a snap!

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Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 10/2/2019

2013 Ford F-450

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Performance is good. Quality is good.

Pros: Functionality and performance is good.

Cons: Has a bit of a low end look, but then again it wasn't extensive.

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looks great and doesn't break the bank

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 10/2/2019

2007 Volkswagen Passat

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I installed this into a car that I was selling to a customer from the automotive repair shop I own and it went in smoothly and they were thrilled to have a modern stereo that looks great and doesn't break the bank.

Pros: Great Value for money, easy to navigate interface

Cons: early 2010s Subaru infotainment system looking

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Crutchfield customer from Mason, WI on 9/30/2019

2000 Ford F-350

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My only complaint about the stereo is the volume knob is a little small. Otherwise, it works great and is a nice upgrade to my 2000 f350.

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Crutchfield customer from Wentzville, MO on 9/30/2019

2006 Ford Mustang

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Great replacement for my son's Ford Mustang factory radio. Installation was easy with the included instructions and the radio does everything my son needed. I like the included Apple CarPlay which helps keep your eyes on the road. Great sound and at a great price.

Pros: Easy installation, great sound.

Cons: None so far.

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Great features at a good price

Crutchfield customer from Winston Salem, NC on 9/29/2019

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Has great features, sounds great operates flawless. Love the volume knob.

Pros: Volume knob, easy to operate sounds great

Cons: Non to be found

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 9/29/2019

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Love it, this stereo is great, easy to install, the car play is fantastic , shows live map at all the time, everything is great.... again love it...

Pros: Everything is this category....

Cons: None for me

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Crutchfield customer from Mill Spring, NC on 9/29/2019

1997 Honda CRV

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Car Play makes this great!!! My daughter loves it!!!

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New electronics for an old truck

Crutchfield customer from Land O Lakes, FL on 9/29/2019

2000 GMC Sierra 1500

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I loved Apple car play and a rear camera in the new cars. With the Sony unit I now have it in my 20 year old GMC. Crutchfield has all of the products you will need.

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, TN on 9/29/2019

2003 Honda Element

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Great value, I wish it had an remote aux port connection to use my old one. I like having a volume knob.

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Great sound, easy to install

Crutchfield customer from Easton, MD on 9/27/2019

2002 Subaru Outback

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My 17 yo son installed this radio himself in his 2002 Subaru Outback. It was his birthday gift- we added the wiring harness to help. He loves the sound and he says it doesn't cause the speakers to crackle like the original stereo. I've heard how loud he plays it, so he may have hearing loss by his next birthday- haha! Likes the hands free options and that he can access navigation apps. He's very happy with it and his 17 yo car's coolness factor has improved too.

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Love my Sony

Crutchfield customer from Columbia Fls, MT on 9/26/2019

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So happy with my Sony and just how easy it was to install, the sound, and ease of operation. Thank you Crutchfield for the recommendation!!!

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Fantastic Value - Great balance of functionality, sound, looks, price

Crutchfield customer from Somerville, MA on 9/26/2019

2007 Ford Ranger

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Great price on a stellar, basic head unit. Pros: starts up very quick, very quick response to touch, sound is great (not HD, but better than my OEM unit), great equalizer, very responcive to plugging in for CarPlay (iphone, i did have to restart my phone while plugged in the first time), but all in all this unit looks great. My wife was very suspicious of this looking great, but she is a huge fan and is jealous (her 2014 land rover head unit isn't evan as nice). Only cons? It doesn't have a fancy glass screen, its plastic, but again, this isn't a detractor. It so responcive to touches that it wont bother you. Also, only one bluetooth device can be "Saved" at a time. But it's quick to connect another, plus I pretty much always use CarPlay anyway, which sounds a little better than bluetooth and has the much needed bonus of charging my phone. ALSO the instructions provided by Crutchfield unique to my old truck were SPOT ON to the manufacture's wire diagram. I initially wasn't trusting of them but again, they all matched up--even the colors they noted were correct. If you are buying this unit to replace a non-CarPlay unit you will love it. If you are replacing a already high end unit with a glass screen i might consider spending more in the $500 range to get one equally as lux so it doesn't feel like a downgrade to have the plastic screen. All in all? I love the volume knob, I love the responciveness of this unit, I am so so happy, and I love Crutchfield now!

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OK, but poor with CarPlay

James from ROCHESTER, MN on 9/24/2019

2005 Honda Pilot

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I'd be pretty happy with this receiver if it worked well with CarPlay. But, alas, it does not -- at least not with an iPhone XS Max. I eventually figured out a very specific set of steps I have to follow to get this receiver to work with my iPhone. Both devices are updated to the latest firmware as of Sept. 24, 2019. Here's the secret formula: 1) Disable Bluetooth on the receiver. I couldn't have this active and still use CarPlay. 2) Do not yet plug your phone into the receiver! 3) Turn on both the car/receiver and the iPhone 4) Get through the receiver startup screen and unlock your phone 5) Plug in the phone. You can now use CarPLay. 6) Repeat steps 2-5 each time you turn your car/receiver off and on. If you do get into the unfortunate situation of having not followed steps 2-5 exactly, the receiver will not recognize your phone from them on. The clock will also reset to a random time, like 4:34 AM. The only sure way I found to correct this was to cut the power to the receiver. The easiest way was to disconnect a battery terminal for a second or two. Why Sony doesn't issue a firmware update to fix this is beyond me. Gonna return this thing and try upgrading to a Pioneer. Haven't seen any reviews stating similar issues with those. Wish me luck.

Pros: Pretty good overall performance other than CarPlay.

Cons: CarPlay implementation sucks.

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Super pleased!

Levi from Fairview, OK on 9/24/2019

2005 Ford Expedition

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Customer support will always be the main reason i buy from crutchfield! This radio i now have in 2 different vehicles and am well satisfied! We insisted on a knob to turn the volume up or down and this Sony delivered that request and also gave us the ability to control our smart phones without holding them.

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Fantastic Raduo.

Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, CO on 9/24/2019

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Fantastic radio. Always need to plug in phone for Apple car play to work. And needed a hard reset on iPhone 7 after install. Radio sounds good, reliable, and the best part is it's easy to use. It's possible to upload personal photo for the background too if you want.

Pros: Easy! Looks great! Maps and pandora!

Cons: Have to plug in iPhone every time.

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 9/24/2019

2008 Subaru Forester

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Easy to install, simple to use and it sounds great!

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Simplicity

Crutchfield customer from Corvallis, OR on 9/24/2019

2008 Honda Pilot

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Simplicity! A great sounding stereo with all the basic features that is easy to use, and, for us experienced folks, a *volume knob*. Just what we wanted.

Pros: Easy to use, small footprint, modest cost, camera interface

Cons: No ability to upload a personal photo or image as wallpaper - minor con

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Crutchfield customer from Cool, CA on 9/23/2019

2002 Ford Ranger

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Installed in my 2002 Ford Ranger, Fits perfectly with install kit.

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Crutchfield customer from Salida, CO on 9/23/2019

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Came complete and installed smoothly with Crutchfield Tech support as my new bwst friends.Omly issue thus far is the quality of the microphone sounds muffled and unclear. Receiver is very good as is Apple Carplay. I am very happy with my choice.

Pros: Great set of features, straight forward install

Cons: Yukkie microphone

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Exactly what I wanted.

Crutchfield customer from Florence, KY on 9/23/2019

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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Exactly what I wanted for my Jeep... easy install.

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Solid CarPlay unit

Crutchfield customer from Tacoma, WA on 9/23/2019

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Very nice upgrade for my 2005 Tacoma. The only thing that makes this a four star review is the volume knob is small and is very close to the USB port. I've unintentionally switched modes on the touch screen trying to change the volume.

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Not a big Sony fan but...

Steven A. from POTTSTOWN, PA on 9/22/2019

2008 Subaru Forester

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I bought this for my daughter's 2008 Subaru Forster. I had already upgraded the speakers, but I didn't get much sound with the low powered stock head unit. I originally wanted something with a bit more power, and nothing else. But I saw this had power plus Apple Air Play, for a very reasonable price. The extra power made a HUGE difference in sound quality. The first day driving it to work at her new job, my daughter ran into traffic. No problem. She fired up the Air Play and got access to the map app. Spotify is her go-to app for music, which of course works flawlessly with Air Play. The touch screen is awesome, and I like the simplicity of the interface. This is a great choice for the budget minded folks with an iPhone.

Pros: Price, power, Air Play.

Cons: No Android support

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Great replacement unit for Toyota Entune pre-2020.

Crutchfield customer from Yorktown, VA on 9/22/2019

2014 Toyota RAV4

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This is the perfect replacement for Toyota RAV4 unit. It integrates nicely with the steering wheel volume and mode control, and Apple CarPlay totally outperforms the Toyota OEM unit with Waze, Apple and Google Maps, and music/podcasts/audiobooks. The support techs at Crutchfield were extremely knowledgable about hooking the unit in, and it was so convenient--I took pictures and emailed them to the tech while they were on the phone and got the unit installed under 2 hours total. Great touchscreen, bluetooth connectivity, ease-of-use.

Pros: Great touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 9/22/2019

2005 Ford Mustang

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Lotta added clean power over factory shaker system. Bright screen and responsive touch controls. I like the volume knob as well. The osd sounds age is great. It allows you to set the focus of your speaks to give you a clear center sound stage.

Pros: Fit is great for 2005 Mustang Bright screen Plenty of power Add amps and review camera easy Crutchfield easy to follow install sheets Front facing USB port 10 band graphic eq Apple airplay is fast

Cons: Quick mute feature missing or I haven't found it yet. Wish for more screen background images or to be able to use you own.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 9/19/2019

2004 Honda Pilot

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Has all the featured desired with easy to understand user interface.

Pros: Carplay by Apple enhances this product immensely.

Cons: None noted

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Horrible

Fred from Mesa, AZ on 9/19/2019

1991 Toyota Corolla

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Horrible , I purchased this on May 30-2019 and it stop recognizing apple car play on Sep 17-2019 so it was out of the 60 day return period for Crutchfield. Now I have to send it back to Sony and wait up to 6 weeks for a replacement. Also spent 2 days with Crutchfield Tech support trying to fix the problem Do Not Purchase this head unit!!!!

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Great Product For Price

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, IN on 9/19/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect, Apple Car Play works flawlessly. Great product without spending $900.00

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Crutchfield customer from Levittown, PA on 9/19/2019

2003 GMC Sierra 1500

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Perfect fit and works great

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super nice

Crutchfield customer from Sachse, TX on 9/17/2019

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way better then I thought

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Great entry level unit

Crutchfield customer from La Pine, OR on 9/16/2019

2006 Subaru Outback

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Great entry-level, CarPlay capable unit. The camera input can be mirrored just by changing a setting from the menu (for back-up/reverse camera display). Happy with the touch screen feel, volume knob, and overall functionality.

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Crutchfield customer from Uvalde, TX on 9/16/2019

2014 Toyota Tundra

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Nice radio with great sound. Setup was easy with crutchfield ready harness.

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Crutchfield customer from Apo, AE on 9/16/2019

2001 Volkswagen Golf

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Excellent. The stereo is great and the service from Crutchfield was out of this world. I paid the extra money for prebuilt harness. Had this swapped out in no time. And their recommendations of the installation kit and removal tools, free, was extremely helpful.

Pros: Everything was a pro in this experience.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson , AZ on 9/13/2019

2006 Nissan Xterra

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Nice upgrade over a single din. Generally ok. Hard to see in the sunlight. Sometimes CarPlay doesn't start. Lacks some settings.

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Jonathan from LAKE CITY, FL on 9/13/2019

2016 Nissan Frontier SV

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First the unit is high-quality, has a minimalist, straight-forward UI (outside of Carplay). A+ Bluetooth works well and has no real lag. A+ The amplifier is more powerful than most and the equalizer functions are excellent. A+ BUT.... I bought this unit specifically because it has Apple CarPlay. To put it mildly, the carplay function has about a 70% success rate. A lot of times, to make it connect, I have to restart the phone WHILE it's connected to the unit. Once in a while, it'll go completely haywire and restart for reason. I'm using Apple factory cables (Or at least MFI certified) so that is not the issue. Hopefully Sony releases a firmware update or something soon to address this.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Smith, AR on 9/12/2019

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Nice unit with great options, great Sound, and good looks all for a great price.

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Richard from TEGA CAY, SC on 9/12/2019

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Easy to use interface. Very happy with this unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Ft Worth, TX on 9/12/2019

1998 Nissan Frontier

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Easy to set up and doesn't look out of place.

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Sony with apple car play

Crutchfield customer from Harrison, NY on 9/11/2019

2010 Subaru Legacy

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It is a wonderful stereo and I reall enjoy being able to use apple car play. I chose this stereo for the added features. No regrets here!

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Great tuner

Crutchfield customer from Newport News, VA on 9/10/2019

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Great head unit. Really updated the looks of our old truck. Easy to tune and sounds great.

Pros: Easy setup and intuitive controls

Cons: None

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Very happy.

Crutchfield customer from Roanoke Rapids, NC on 9/10/2019

2010 Hyundai Sonata

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Very happy with the stereo and the Bluetooth feature. The controls are easy to use and really improved the sound over the factory stereo.

Pros: Great options and easy to use.

Cons: No cons yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 9/10/2019

2004 Honda Pilot

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Installed system in 15 year old Honda Pilot. Wanted system with Google Play, Blue Tooth capability, Backup camera support and to retain existing steering wheel controls.

Pros: Nice system, good sound quality, very satisfied

Cons: none

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Great bang for your buck! Matte finish, quick-boot, and volume knob!

Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 9/10/2019

2000 Subaru Outback

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Went with this Sony for a few reasons - pricing, overall feature set, and important in an old car without steering wheel controls - an actual volume knob. The volume knob seems to be lacking from a lot of newer Sony and other CarPlay compatible head units, and I'm glad this one retains it. Good looking unit for it's price range. Matte black is nice, fingerprint resistant - as compared to many other glossy black units out there. That being said there aren't many buttons to push, other than the screen, but you tend to rest your hand or fingers around the display, and it being matte keeps it cleaner. I've given it four stars because I feel unsure of Sony's updates to this unit in the future. This also is due to the fact that Apple's updates tend to break it initially. I initially had problems with getting CarPlay to work. I insured I was using an original Apple cable, and after a few restarts of my iPhone X it seemed to work. Connection was still oddly inconsistent the first week - but now seems to magically be fine. Transitioning from Bluetooth playback to CarPlay is seemless. We shall see how updates roll out when new iOS updates roll out. Can't wait for the new dashboard in CarPlay. Also a huge plus for this unit, even compared to a lot of actual in-car infotainments is the boot time. This boots in seconds and is ready to hop into CarPlay with little to no lag. Very impressed by the boot time.

Pros: Quick boot-up time. Matte finish. Volume knob. Good sounding. Responsive screen.

Cons: Could be brighter in direct sunlight - don't get if this is for a convertible. Unsure about future updates from Sony.

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, SC on 9/9/2019

2005 Toyota RAV4

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great stereo, easy to install and use. 10/10 would recommend

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Crutchfield customer from Chattanooga, TN on 9/9/2019

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This unit has a great look and style! The bluetooth connection is easy and consistent. I have had a hard time with my calls being heard consistently.

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Nice, solid unit.

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 9/9/2019

2007 Toyota Camry

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I purchased this for a 2007 Toyota Camry and am not dissapointed. The unit connects to my Android phone via Bluetooth reliably and pretty quickly and connects to my wife's iPhone via Car Play easily as well. We have tested and we can play music from my android phone while the iPhone has navigation on the screen via Car Play so that's nice.

Pros: Nice looking UI, connects to Bluetooth quickly, Car Play

Cons: Touch sensitivity of screen could be better but it's fine.

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Crutchfield customer from Waverly, MN on 9/9/2019

2011 Ram 1500

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Great radio. Car play works great

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, NC on 9/8/2019

1994 Ford Mustang

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I just got this installed in my son's 94 mustang. So far it is just as advertised. Crutchfield tech support was great in helping me solve a few minor problems with the install. We are very happy so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Vista, CA on 9/8/2019

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Looks great in my truck!

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Crutchfield customer from Crystal Lake, IL on 9/8/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Works perfect & looks great!! Tom from Crutchfield tech support was amazing! I called with an installation problem i was having & her sat on the phone with me & helped me work through it! Very patient & helpful!

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Crutchfield customer from Carthage, MO on 9/8/2019

2011 Ford F-250

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Easy to install everything works as described so far so good

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Only one channel for the subwoofer

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Crutchfield customer from Schaumburg, IL on 9/7/2019

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Works well, car play and Bluetooth work well. Installation was straightforward. Sounds great, really runs the Mach 460 amps well. I haven't purchased a back up cam yet but will review after install. When researching this unit My biggest concern was if I would be able to have easy access to volume knob but it turned out to be a non issue. Blue tooth only hooks up 1 phone at a time but works well. Install gear works for application.

Pros: Easy install, sounds great, works as advertised.

Cons: 1 phone at a time on blue tooth.

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Poor LCD and Graphics

Saman from San Francisco on 9/7/2019

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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It works well, but the graphics and colors are bad. Especially in Car Play mode. I think it's because of the poor LCD. There is a clear purple fringe around the icons, colors are not deep and viewing angles are limited. Refer to my uploaded photo.

Pros: Volume knob, Car Play, Minimalistic look, good sound quality.

Cons: Poor LCD and graphics

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Love it so much I bought another

Thomas from Oviedo, FL on 9/6/2019

2009 Kia Sportage

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This is a great little receiver. Have not missed the CD player at all since CarPlay is so seamless. Originally installed it in my 2002 Mustang (adding a $35 backup camera) and it worked out so well we bought another for my wife's 2009 Kia Sportage. Good sound, nice integration with CarPlay, and painless installation (well, except for the extra backup camera I bought which was labor intensive but worked out well in the end). Only wish the volume knob was a little bigger, but I do love that this actually has a rotary volume knob unlike some of the competition. Was worried about the sound since I was replacing an Alpine head unit but this Sony actually sounded better. Overall, extremely happy with these purchases and Crutchfield is always a pleasure to work with. Fast shipping, fair price, and excellent phone-based support.

Pros: Apple CarPlay works very well Easy to add inexpensive backup camera Great sound

Cons: Volume knob a bit small

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Retained Everything Factory

Jordan from Middle, Tennessee on 9/5/2019

2007 Ford Edge

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I installed this head unit with a RadioPro adapter and it retained my steering wheel controls, and factory subwoofer. The fit of the head unit in my specific vehicle is a 9/10 because it looks stock, but has a very small gap between the original trim and the new trim. I won't elaborate on the functions of the radio because you could look it up on YouTube. But! This head unit provided much more power to my speakers and factory subwoofer, which caused a noticeable increase in the power and quality of the music. Overall the installation took one hour to wire the adapter and the head unit, and installation took less than 5. The CarPlay works well, and the microphone that came with it is decent quality. Overall I'm pleased with this purchase.

Pros: CarPlay, subwoofer tuning, increased power to stock speakers, intuitive UI, backup camera.

Cons: One subwoofer port.

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Crutchfield customer from Media, PA on 9/5/2019

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Worked as advertised. No problems yet.

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Tyryn from FERNDALE, MI on 9/5/2019

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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Installed in a 2001 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab, along with Kenwood amp and JBL component speakers. I purposely bought this unit for Apple Car Play. All in all, the unit works fantastically and looks clean. The physical volume knob is perfect. However, Apple Car play is not that amazing. You need to plug in your phone (does not work over bluetooth), and there is a not a lot of functionality other than using GPS and listening to music. I would not pay the $150+ premium for Apple Car Play next time.

Pros: touch screen works perfectly physical volume knob

Cons: Apple Car Play did not meet my expectations

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 9/5/2019

2003 Hummer H2

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Easy to install and sounds great

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Crutchfield customer from Springville, UT on 9/3/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Fantastic system and east to use. Install went smooth!

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Easy install and great sound

Crutchfield customer from Mount Airy, MD on 9/3/2019

2013 Jeep Patriot

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Great sound and very easy installation. Apple CarPlay works awesome.

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Crutchfield customer from Furlong, PA on 9/3/2019

2006 Jeep Wrangler

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Good replacement for the cost. Would like to be able to move icons around (can't) and would have been nice to limit the speaker output a bit (other than with the knob, like a maximum volume level setting). Looks great and works well. USB port location somewhat a pain in the Jeep Wranger because it is falls right where the stick shift is located, but that is not Sony's fault. Just be aware that it will hang down and be in the way on Jeeps.

Pros: Fit, options, price, AirPlay,

Cons: Limited ability to modify touch screen, max volume setting missing, background options.

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Couldn't ask for anything more from this awesome unit.

Kevin from Scottsdale, AZ on 9/3/2019

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Great unit. Carplay works flawlessly. I had an issue during install and was on the phone with support in minutes. Don't get your products from anywhere other than crutchfield. They have your back!

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Buy it !!

Dave from Louisville, KY on 9/2/2019

2006 Subaru Outback

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The Apple car play is amazing, it literally makes me look forward driving my car! I've got all my maps, phone contacts and music right on the stereo. Dash kit that I ordered along with it makes it look like a factory set up. Very high quality touchscreen unit for the money!

Pros: Apple car play, volume control knob, screen size

Cons: None yet

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Best for older cars

Eugene from Frankfort, IL on 9/2/2019

2014 Toyota RAV4

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I purchased this for my wife's 2007 Lexus RX350. She wanted Apple Carplay and this unit delivers flawlessly. It's given new life to an older car. Crutchfield's help was awesome! I love that the USB port and AUX are on the front so I didn't need to add a USB port to the dash.

Pros: Very versatile.

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 9/2/2019

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Easy installation , user friendly interface, connected immediately with my iPhone.

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Crutchfield customer from Mchenry, IL on 9/1/2019

2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great upgrade from stock stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Danville, VA on 9/1/2019

2007 Cadillac Escalade

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I really love my new stereo. I bought the installation kit with the wiring adapter and was able to install it myself!

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Frank from Tullahoma, TN on 9/1/2019

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great Stereo, easy to install, love the airplay.

Pros: Easy Installation, Sounds Great, AirPlay

Cons: Non that I have

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