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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX1000

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Sony XAV-AX1000

Crutchfield customer from South Royalton, VT on 7/11/2020

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Love the apple car play, I just wish it was t quite so slanted so there wouldn't be so much glare when top is down in the convertible.

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Crutchfield customer from Syracuse, IN on 7/10/2020

2008 Ford Mustang

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Great buy i wanted car play bluetooth and a microphone for hands free. This unit provided it all for a decent price.

Pros: video via usb drive, car play, bluetooth, microphone

Cons: no videos from phone

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Crutchfield customer from North Brunswick, NJ on 7/6/2020

2000 BMW 5 Series

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Second one I've installed , love this unit !!! Good bang for your buck without a doubt ....

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Great, Easy to Use, Easy to Install.

Crutchfield customer from Wildwood, MO on 7/6/2020

1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Great entry receiver with lots of power and very compact design making installation pretty easy. The interface is sooth and fast. The manual could be a bit better, but this thing is not too complicated and is very intuitive. The only other complaint is that it does not have a separate line to control power antennas so the antenna is always up when the radio is on. Even when you are not listening to FM/AM. Backup camera integration worked like a charm.

Pros: Easy to use Lots of power Compact design fits in tight spaces without having to modify your vehicle Camera integration is easy and customizable Microphone works great even in relatively noisy environments.

Cons: Powered antennas will always be up when the radio is powered on. Not just when listening to FM/AM.

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Crutchfield customer from Ely, IA on 7/5/2020

1999 Jeep Wrangler

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1999 Jeep TJ, as the main part is single din and only the scren is double, very little modification needed. Bought the Metra kit and it looks great. Paired with kicker 5 1/2 in dash and sound bar, sound is an incredible difference, loud enough with the top down. Works great with iphone.

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Easy to use.

Crutchfield customer from Broken Arrow, OK on 7/5/2020

2010 Buick Enclave

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Easy to use and easy to install. Looks nice and the front USB port is the reason I bought it. I didn't want to dangle a usb cable from behind the stereo.

Pros: Easy to use UI. USB port on front.

Cons: To turn it off in not intuitive (have to press the volume button and then choose no source). Would be nice if the tuner had a dial or better to find channels besides just scan.

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Crutchfield customer from Kenmore, NY on 7/5/2020

2008 Chevrolet Malibu

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Amazing unit

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Great looking radio very sleek

David from Harleysville, PA on 7/5/2020

2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Installed this in my 2009 f 250 and looks great just like if it was a factory radio that ford put in and using crutchfield they made it super easy to get installation gear and have a service to put the wiring harness right to the radio harness if it's your first time installing a radio like me crutchfield makes it easy and the radio is great had it for about 2 weeks now and love it

Pros: Looks great Sounds great on stick speakers

Cons: Dial little small but it fits the radio anything bigger wouldn't fit right

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Great stereo for a great price!

Crutchfield customer from Hernando, MS on 7/5/2020

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Overall great sound and very responsive touch panel along with the great UI makes this extremely hard not to recommend . Only complaint I have is that it doesn't switch to the backup camera automatically however It's more than likely a problem with my vehicle or my spotty wiring and not the stereo.

Pros: Price Features (especially CarPlay) Backup camera compatibility Top notch sound quality

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Crutchfield customer from Dillsburg, PA on 7/5/2020

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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The radio is nice ,easy install with directions of course. But great phone capabilities within the radio. Thanks!

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Great Value

Crutchfield customer from Medina, OH on 7/5/2020

2007 Ford Expedition EL

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Great unit great value, easy installation.

Pros: CarPlay

Cons: Touchscreen sensitivity off at times.

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Crutchfield customer from Eagle River, AK on 7/4/2020

2005 Ford Econoline

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Miles ahead of the factory model! Very impressed with the quick and easy ordering process and very pleased with the Sony.

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Clinton from DEFOREST, WI on 7/3/2020

2012 Jeep Liberty

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Awesome radio. Way better than factory. The prewired harness was plug and play. Took me 1/2 hour to install. Very satisfied.

Pros: Power Bluetooth works very good Ease of use Volume knob on radio

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Indiantown, FL on 7/3/2020

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy install and radio works great. Carplay works flawlessly

Pros: price, function

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Great deal

Crutchfield customer from Baldwyn, MS on 7/3/2020

2011 Nissan Altima

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I am very pleased with this receiver.

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 7/2/2020

2009 Audi A4

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Really excellent upgrade to my car. Be sure to order the recommended Crutchfield install kit - trying to puzzle out all the additional pieces on your own would not go well. With essentially zero experience with car media/car wiring/any kind of electrical/wiring background I was able to fully, and successfully install this unit on my own (with one extremely helpful call to the Crutchfield Support line!) and one quick auto parts store trip for wire connectors, in about 2 hours. Sound is great, paired perfectly with my phone, and also with an aftermarket back up cam. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased!

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Cons: The plastic dash face-plate has a few fit issues. 1) the portal for the unit is about 1/8" too tall, leaving a gap. It also leaves a 1/8" gap between where the faceplate piece ends, and the dash begins. I was able to solve this with adhesive black felt tape, carefully mounted. Looks fine, but if I'd not added that to it BEFORE install, I would have been ticked. Also - there are a 3-4 wire connections that don't match the diagrams provided. Just call support, they sort it out fast and accurately.

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Crutchfield customer from Fountain Valley, CA on 7/2/2020

2002 Toyota Avalon

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Great unit, excellent installation instructions

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Good radio, no complaints

Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 7/2/2020

2004 Ford F-150

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Installed in my 2004 F150 using the Crutchfield supplied dash and electrical components. The radio is fairly basic but is exactly what I wanted...something that's easy to use but sounds great in the truck. I wanted one that has carplay too so that was a bonus. Install was easy with the dash components and the electrical connectors that Crutchfield supplies.

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I'm enjoying this very much!

Crutchfield customer from Williamstown, NJ on 7/1/2020

2008 Mercury Mountaineer

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Love it! Few things could be better if I'm going to nitpick. Not happy with Sony taking away the custom wallpaper. It would be really nice to add my own. And the backup cam turns blue in between transitions . Would like the option to black out the " no signal" screen. I love the front usb, the rotation knob. Car play is awesome. For the price this is a solid unit!!

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Just buy a good blue tooth unit.

Crutchfield customer from PHILADELPHIA, PA on 7/1/2020

2000 Mazda Miata

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This unit looks nice and was easy to install, but it is easy to freeze when using Apple Carplay and you basically can't run maps and music at the same time without overwhelming/freezing one of the two applications. I will mostly be using this for bluetooth, which is a big bummer.

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Cons: Struggles to run music and navigation apps at the same time.

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Crutchfield customer from SAN ANTONIO, TX on 7/1/2020

2006 Ford Explorer

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I like that it isn't complicated once you start it up. Just turn the key, set the language and you're good to go right after. :)

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Modern Tunes for an Old Classic

Crutchfield customer from Roseland, NJ on 6/30/2020

2000 Jeep Cherokee

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I installed the Sony XAV-AX1000 in my 2000 Jeep Cherokee. I love the classic lines and simplicity of this 20 year old Jeep- but 20-year old tunes! No way. This Sony has an L-type chassis so takes up less space behind the dash. For the Jeep, this made the installation MUCH easier as very little modification was required to the plastic behind the dash. With the custom Metra dash trim, the Sony fit perfectly- a professional installation in just a few hours. Running the external mic for hands-free calling took longer than actually installing the Sony. Crutchfield wiring harness provided was perfect.

Pros: Bargain price for a full-featured quality Sony product (and it even has a rotary volume knob!).

Cons: None!

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Sounds good, easy install

Jon from WALLA WALLA, WA on 6/30/2020

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This is a good basic Apple CarPlay radio. USB port is on the front. Fit well in my van. Price was good and the vehicle specific installation instructions were easy to follow. Don't listen to some of the YouTubers that say you have to remove everything south of the radio and drop the steering column if you are putting it in a Chevy Express Van. The Crutchfield guy made sure that I had all of the parts necessary for the installation and even took out a couple of things that I didn't need. Great customer service

Pros: Takes up much less room behind the dash than OEM radio. USB is on the front of the receiver.

Cons: None that I have found yet.

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Double din installation

Crutchfield customer from Ashland, VA on 6/30/2020

2013 Hyundai Elantra

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I love Crutchfield you guys have me for everything I need thank you

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Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 6/30/2020

2008 Chrysler Sebring

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Very easy install in my Chrysler Sebring. Tight fit, but did not require modification of the dash after all.

Pros: Apple CarPlay integration, brightness, good quality to price ratio, easy install, volume adjust with remote is a nice touch.

Cons: Currently the icons for CarPlay are adjacent to the volume knob, and it's easy to accidentally hit a menu option. (You can click the icon in the lower-left corner to get back to where you were, so it's not a deal breaker.)

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, MA on 6/29/2020

2013 Toyota Camry

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Very easy install and crutchfield support was excellent. Some people have complained about glare, but I have had no issues in my 2013 Camry. Also, the stereo improved my factory speakers immensely! Took about three hours for my first time and was very easy. Crutchfield Installation pdf was slightly confusing, but there was a great youtube video from someone else on how to take apart your old stereo and put a new one in. I may have found the provided pdf confusing as this was my first install.

Pros: Ease of install Volume knob Quality of sound Car Play ready

Cons: No cd player (common issue)

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A good choice

Crutchfield customer from Shakopee, MN on 6/29/2020

2015 Honda Accord

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Good head unit for Apple car play. GPS sometimes lags behind though

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Crutchfield customer from Niles, IL on 6/29/2020

2008 Honda Pilot

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Great product

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/29/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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Great Radio car play works well. Hooked a back up camera up and works amazing. Do not be descouraged by it's limited features. This is one of the cases where it does what is does amazing.

Pros: Features work well.

Cons: One more video input would be nice.

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Crutchfield customer from Newark, DE on 6/28/2020

2015 Honda Civic LX

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Great system! The screen isn't as big as others but it's adequate and functional. Apple CarPlay works like a dream. It has a volume knob. The only thing I don't love is the knobs proximity to the usb plug in, however I installed the system with steering wheel control adapter so I can adjust the volume there instead. All in all, the stereo is great and sounds amazing compared to the factory radio in my 2015 Honda Civic.

Pros: Sounds is great. Screen is responsive.

Cons: Volume knob and usb connector is a little too close.

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Aiken, SC on 6/28/2020

2006 Toyota Camry

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Great power for stock speakers, ease of operation & easy install

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Christopher from SAN ANTONIO, TX on 6/28/2020

2009 Pontiac Vibe

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This radio is an excellent upgrade from my factory radio in a 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT with factory Monsoon sound system. I purchased to add the CarPlay feature to my vehicle. I like having the power/volume knob, USB port, and AUX port on the radio. Other models have the USB and AUX port routed behind the dash which would have required drilling holes in the car and the volume is adjusted via buttons rather than a knob. The screen is bright and clear with minimal boot time. Sony has provided several firmware updates on their website. CarPlay and Bluetooth work great. It feels almost like having a new car. The microphone wire was easy to route to the headliner and I'm told my voice is clear when taking calls. I paired this with a NATIKA Backup Camera and it works perfectly. The rear-view camera appears instantly when putting the car in reverse, even when first starting the vehicle. To maintain my factory steering wheel controls, I am also using the Axxess ASWC-1 with this radio (which connects via a 3.5mm jack on the back of the Sony). This radio did not integrate with my factory XM antenna, but with the XM app on CarPlay I didn't feel the need to add an additional module and run an antenna wire to the roof of the car. Also, my car has a factory amp. I needed a Scosche SLC4 installed between the Metra harness and the Sony supplied harness to reduce the gain. Without the SLC4 the volume was too loud even on the lowest volume on the Sony.

Pros: CarPlay Bright, clear screen Volume knob USB / AUX ports on front of radio Fast Boot time Backup camera integration is possible

Cons: Required Scosche SLC4 to reduce factory amp gain which made sound too loud on lowest volume No factory XM antenna integration No HD Radio

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Value and quality

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 6/28/2020

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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This is the second unit I've purchased because I loved it so much in one of the cars that I decided to put it in the other. Awesome functionality for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe, WA on 6/28/2020

2005 Infiniti G35

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Everything works well and is easy to navigate and use. The installation was easy and straightforward with no issues. Like the fact that it has a volume knob and that the usb port is on the front.

Pros: USB Port is on the front, knob volume control, easy to use

Cons: No Android Auto

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Right on target for Apple Car Play sol'n w/all the bells and whistles.

Paul from CEDAR FALLS, IA on 6/26/2020

2012 Honda Civic LX

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This unit is exactly what I had expected; this was a reasonably-priced replacement for the stock head unit in a 2012 Honda Civic EX with Apple Car Play as the main feature. Rounding off the installation was the integration of a backup camera and the integration of steering wheel controls with the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface. I unboxed the unit and gave it a bench test to poke the tires. My setup includes a separate dedicated single-channel amplifier for a 12" subwoofer, and a dedicated 4-channel amplifier for front/rear pairs. In this regard, the integrated equalizer and subwoofer gain controls were ideal for setting the right balance. The only oddity here would be the sub output consists of just a single mono RCA port - which is, of course, all that you need to run the sub.

Pros: Apple Car Play with all of the necessary hooks to support a backup camera, steering wheel control integration, and amplifiers on 5 channels.

Cons: There's an odd setup issue where the sub and equalizer start off disabled until you enable an equalizer setting; then it's all good. Inconsequential though.

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Solid Device if you want Apple Carplay

John from Mckinney, TX on 6/26/2020

2009 Chevrolet Suburban

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Not a bad unit for the price. The primary reason for the purchase was to add Apple CarPlay to my 09 Suburban(non Bose system) and this head unit definitely accomplishes that. Built-in amplifier is great. I have stock speakers and it sounds better than the factory head unit. Do yourself a favor and spend the $ on the ready harness. It is well worth the time and money and is basically plug and play. The instructions sent by Crutchfield are not that great. I would strongly suggest you supplement with youtube videos on similar installations. The screen is "OK". There is some glare depending on how sunny it is. I was able to mitigate this by changing the settings in CarPlay to use white background which helps. The integration with steering controls using the Maestro is not that great. Even when programmed correctly there is some limitations with this head unit(per Maestro) which limits what you can do with the controls. Only way to resolve some of these issue is to go in to the Main Menu on the head unit and customize the steering wheel controls Making the Maestro product limited at best. Overall I am happy with the product. I got it on sale so the price vs features was well worth it.

Pros: Apple Carplay Good Amplifier Simple but Functional Great Price

Cons: Steering Wheel Control integration is limited Screen washed out in certain conditions Crutchfield instructions are limited

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Exactly what I was looking for

Crutchfield customer from Lynchburg, VA on 6/26/2020

2010 Toyota Avalon

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I love my 2010 low mileage car, and the only thing it was lacking was CarPlay... wanted to find the fastest, most cost effective way to add that in, and I've found it! The Sony XAV-AX1000 was inexpensive, works as expected, the 10 band EQ makes my factory speakers sound great, and installation only took a few hours following the Crutchfield master guide plus one YouTube video I found for my specific year car.

Pros: Inexpensive aftermarket CarPlay Simple interface

Cons: No CD player Smaller screen than in some newer vehicles

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Crutchfield customer from Turlock, CA on 6/25/2020

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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2009 Silverado fits perfect

Pros: Very easy install

Cons: Chime will take some getting used to.

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Crutchfield customer from Fair Lawn, NJ on 6/25/2020

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Great Apple Car play radio,my son loves it in his 2012 Ford Focus

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Works great, could be more customization

Crutchfield customer from Auburn, ME on 6/24/2020

2016 Hyundai Veloster

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Everything works well and the screen looks great, just a little disappointed with the customization options. There's no option to change the ugly screensaver to anything else other than a different color and there are definitely less audio setting than my last pioneer head unit

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Great upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 6/24/2020

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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This unit is a great, inexpensive, way to upgrade your sound system. It's very straightforward to use, Apple CarPlay works great, as does the Bluetooth connectivity. I haven't had any issues with it picking up my phone within seconds of getting in the car. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles some units have as far as customizing the look, but it works great and I love the front-facing USB connector.

Pros: Ease of operation, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, front-facing USB

Cons: Not as customizable, if that's your thing

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Great Product for the Money!

Crutchfield customer from Lindenhurst, NY on 6/24/2020

2007 Chevrolet Equinox

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This unit is fantastic! Screen size is great, it has an intuitive interface, nice and clear sound, and it is aesthetically pleasing overall. Installation was seamless and it really looks great in my car!

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Crutchfield customer from Marlboro, NJ on 6/24/2020

2008 Ford Mustang

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CHirsm from Placentia, CA on 6/24/2020

2011 Toyota Camry

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I am amazed at the quality. The sound is great and the screen is super bright .sounds better than a much more expensive Alpine CarPlay I had in my other car.

Pros: A zing quality and sound,

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Crutchfield customer from Rose Hill, KS on 6/23/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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Interface is a little clunky, but for the price point is a great unit. Carplay works great.

Pros: Apply Carplay, SiriusXM Ready, Touchscreen

Cons: Have not found a way to enter channel numbers for SiriusXM. There usually is not a fast way to get between sources & Carplay.

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Great value radio

Crutchfield customer from Cypress, TX on 6/23/2020

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Bought to have CarPlay capability. Exceeds expectations. Sony quality, easy to use menus, and simple operation make this a great buy. Tech support from the Crutchfield team was outstanding as they walked me through the installation.

Pros: Sony quality Easy to use menus CarPlay

Cons: USB connection to iPhone required for full capabilities

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A Must Buy!

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/22/2020

2007 Toyota Highlander

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Love it! I recently installed this in my 2007 Highlander (along with the ASWC-1 for steering wheel controls). It works and fits perfectly and I love the Apple CarPlay. Well worth it for the price!

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Much better sound than I expected.

Crutchfield customer from Stockton, CA on 6/22/2020

2009 Honda CRV EX

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Much better sound than I expected I installed this into a 2009 CRV with factory (non-premium) speakers as a means to install CarPlay. I was shocked at the sound quality it produced when paired with those speakers. It improved every aspect of the sound. CarPlay worked as it should have with no lags or delays. The install kit was clear, straight forward and fit well. I'd highly recommend for anyone with a CRV, but also for anyone looking for CarPlay.

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Perfect radio

Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsville, VA on 6/22/2020

2007 Toyota Highlander

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Love the sound. Easy knob volume control It's hard to find now. Super easy to set up.

Pros: The perfect balance of new technology with an old school volume control.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 6/22/2020

2006 Lincoln Town Car

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Easy to install and wire. Factory system sounds better with the XAV-AX1000.

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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 6/21/2020

2006 Ford F-150

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Easy to install, especially with the accessories determined by Crutchfield and included in the package. Provides all the services needed and works great with after market backup camera. Bluetooth phone and apple car play have turned my 2006 truck into a modern vehicle.

Pros: Has all the functions of modern day tech package. Easy to install.

Cons: Limited screen wallpaper

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Nice upgrade for my 8th generation Honda Civic

James from Charlotte, NC on 6/21/2020

2010 Honda Civic LX

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I purchased this receiver through Crutchfield along with dash kit, antenna adapter and Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service. I highly recommend the Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service it made the installation so much easier and saves time. The receiver works great with apple car play and the sound quality is definite upgrade even with my stock speakers. I would highly recommend this receiver to any one looking to upgrade to an Apple CarPlay receiver without spending a small fortune. I really enjoy the Sirius xm app on CarPlay which has more stations and better sound quality than my onyx kit. Easy to install and there are several Honda Civic installation videos with this receiver and dash kit.

Pros: Apple CarPlay Easy to use Volume knob Front usb and auxiliary input

Cons: No android auto.

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Joe from Jacksonville, FL on 6/21/2020

2016 Hyundai Elantra

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Great price with a lot of awesome features! My favorite thing besides the apple car play is the volume knob! I have no steering wheel controls so this is very useful. Sony makes really nice products and I highly recommend. Install is less than 30 mins.

Pros: Apple car play Volume knob EQ settings Display settings

Cons: Wish I can customize background more only has 5 display colors to choose

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Crutchfield customer from Douglassville, PA on 6/21/2020

2011 Toyota RAV4

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Good so far- anxious to see all she can do

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Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 6/21/2020

2010 GMC Sierra

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Love the radio. Works great. Easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Boulder Creek, CA on 6/21/2020

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Screen is hard to read in bright sun. A few options are missing that would be nice to have. USB files are not in alphabetical order.

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Crutchfield customer from Wells, ME on 6/21/2020

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Nice unit. CarPlay operates a little slow, not many customization options. But over all happy with the unit for cost.

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Crutchfield customer from East Hampton, CT on 6/20/2020

2009 Toyota Venza

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Radio works amazing! Love the apple CarPlay! However Crutchfield customer service sucks!

Pros: Apple CarPlay Backup camera hookups

Cons: Crutchfield customer service

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poor quality display

Crutchfield customer from King George, VA on 6/20/2020

2012 Subaru Outback

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The head unit works fine. I would NOT buy it again if I had the choice. The screen washes out completely when the sun shines in the front of the car. I don't mean when the sun shines on the unit but even if you are wearing a light colored shirt the brightness of that will wash out the screen making it near impossible to see the screen or read anything on it. In the picture provided this represents the issue. There are no adjustments for contrast and the "auto dim" feature is disabled. I reviewed the videos on Crutchfield site on how to address this issue. The recommendations offered either do not apply to this unit or are completely ineffective.

Pros: Fitment was good.

Cons: Poor quality display.

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Crutchfield customer from Pasadena, MD on 6/18/2020

2019 Ford Transit Cargo

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So far everything works great with the unit

Pros: Apple car play is great

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Great quality

Brent from Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin on 6/18/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I replaced this with my stock 2003 Chevy Silverado double din radio and this thing improved the audio quality a lot. Worth the money for sure. Radio is also very responsive and loads fast.

Pros: Huge improvement to stock radio Crisp clean audio Stronger bass and stock speakers Apple CarPlay

Cons: Honestly none Everything it needs to do it does.

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Crutchfield customer from Vanceboro, NC on 6/18/2020

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Too new to tell but so far so good! Good sound and a nice display.

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Crutchfield customer from Purcellville, VA on 6/18/2020

2007 Toyota Tundra

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So far the unit is great! The CarPlay works flawlessly and the microphone works very well for phone calls. Was very easy to install with the mounting hardware from Crutchfield. If I had one complaint was that the screen in the sunlight is hard to see with polarized sun glasses. This is partly because of where the position of the unit is on my dash in my 2007 Toyota Tundra. it is closer to the passenger seat than the drivers seat. Other than that it looks and sounds great!

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Works great.

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/18/2020

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect for what I need, can't beat the price. Apple connect and maps work flawlessly.

Pros: Easy to install. Solid upgrade from factory. Lots of options.

Cons: No CD player but I haven't owned a CD in a decade so no worries to me.

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/18/2020

2004 Ford F-150

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Great after market deck for my 04 Ford F-150. I replaced an old Soundstream that I'd put in years ago and this one is a definite upgrade. I also got the harness from Crutchfield which made installation easy.

Pros: Easy install, back-up camera ready, and Apple Car play.

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Great options and a great price

Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, MN on 6/17/2020

2000 Ford Ranger

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This was a perfect fit for my sons truck! This radio has all the options along with a great price! Having Apple Carplay was the main reason we picked this radio and it works just the way we hoped it would. My son loves it!

Pros: Apple Carplay Price

Cons: None yet

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Great after-factory replacement/updating stereo unit

Crutchfield customer from New Lenox, IL on 6/16/2020

2004 Toyota Sienna

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This piece has it all - apple car play, bluetooth, usb input or aux, and is easy to assemble and put inside. The interface is user-friendly and the design is sleek and sophisticated. Highly recommend it!

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Crutchfield customer from Edmond, OK on 6/15/2020

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

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Working very well so far. Audio is much louder in Apple Car Play than with Bluetooth but might just be a setting I'm overlooking. Head unit does very well so far in my 2007 Colorado

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Crutchfield customer from Bowling Green, KY on 6/15/2020

2011 Honda Accord

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Great radio for the price. Has a much better output than factory radio and CarPlay is awesome.

Pros: Fits nicely and looks factory

Cons: Volume knob is too short.

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Love this head unit

Crutchfield customer from Ames, IA on 6/14/2020

2004 Volvo S60

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Work great with my 2004 Volvo S60. Crutchfield had all the right suggestions for the parts that were necessary to be able to still use my steering wheel controls.

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Crutchfield customer from Bolivar, MO on 6/14/2020

2018 Nissan Sentra

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Twice now I have had half the screen go off and it flicker for several mins. Unable to do anything. It randomly turns off the subs and goes back to no eq. Just randomly. Other than that I love it. Just hoping this isn't a sign of things to come and it won't be breaking down on me. On the positive side, wonderful sound. Made a night and day difference on just my factory speakers. Crystal clear sound and wonderful bass output to the subs. Installing was a breeze. Other that my concerns of it freezing up and the screen going nuts occasionally and it resetting the sound settings (which is weird. The clock or nothing else resets), I am pleased with it. I would have given it 5 stars except I am worried that this unit may have more problems in the future.

Pros: Exceptional sound. Made factory speakers seem new with crisp sounds coming out. I love the CarPlay.

Cons: Screen glitches out randomly and last for several mins. Eq settings reset randomly.

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Crutchfield customer from Swanton, OH on 6/14/2020

2011 Subaru Forester

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Easiest conversion I've ever made. So much better sound and options from factory radio, at a fraction of the cost. Crutchfield took the guess out of everything and had the stall completed in less than an hour.

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Above average sound

Crutchfield customer from White Plains, NY on 6/14/2020

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Offers customizable equalizing, and I like the "Soul" and "Dance" settings for most sources and genres. Better sound for USB sources than Radio; maybe HD radio would help. Wish that it: allowed custom wallpapers to be installed; offered font choices, had a second USB input from a cable.

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Crutchfield customer from Stafford, VA on 6/14/2020

2007 Honda Pilot

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I wanted CarPlay without spending too much and I definitely got it. I am pleased with it. However, you're not getting a $500 unit for half price. The touchscreen is not high end. You need to plug in the phone for CarPlay (not for Bluetooth obviously.) But to get CarPlay in my 2007 Honda for this price, again, I am pleased.

Pros: CarPlay, looks and sounds very good.

Cons: Wired CarPlay, lower end touchscreen.

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Crutchfield customer from Middletown, MD on 6/14/2020

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

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This is a great radio I liked the first one so much bought a second for my wife's car.

Pros: Easy install great screen

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Dania, FL on 6/14/2020

2005 Ford Econoline

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Works great in my RV!

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Edwin from NORTH WINDHAM, CT on 6/13/2020

2007 Honda Element LX

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Very nice radio for the money. Wish it had a higher voltage but its a budget radio so i understand. Everything works as it should. So far no issues. Install was a breeze.

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Great value

Crutchfield customer from Chico, CA on 6/13/2020

2009 Toyota Tundra

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Great value, especially like the knob and usb jack on the front of the unit

Pros: Cost, features, knob, usb port

Cons: NA

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Guest from West Plains, MO on 6/13/2020

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Screen freezes hard to see in daylight conditions Apple car play navigation is so slow if your not paying attention you will miss your route

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Cons: Screen is terrible , not really any sound control over subwoofer other then volume

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We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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I like it

Crutchfield customer from Ellaville, GA on 6/12/2020

2011 Dodge Challenger

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I quite like a lot of the features of this radio. It's very minimalistic and works just like it should. I could use some more EQ settings and sub tuning settings but it has to be the best Most inexpensive car play radio out there. If it ever loses power it will erase all of your settings which is a bummer and there is only one RCA for a mono sub.

Pros: Fast and responsive. Clean touch screen LPF and HPF built in

Cons: Does not remember settings in the event of a power loss. Mono sub output. Only LPF AND HPF frequency can be adjusted, not db or slope of crossover.

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Easy to install!

Peter from Gardena, CA on 6/12/2020

2009 Honda Fit

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Works great. Best feature is the volume control knob.

Pros: Inexpensive, volume control knob, responsive touch screen

Cons: Small screen, 5 preamp outputs vs 6

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Crutchfield customer from Hickory, NC on 6/11/2020

2006 Toyota 4Runner

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Looks great, sounds great, easy install, great price

Pros: Easy install, price, looks

Cons: Aux cord has to be in for apple car play

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Sounds great...minor glitches

Errol from Rochester, NY on 6/10/2020

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

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I've had this a couple of months no and it works great. All my necessary Apple apps are right on screen to be selected. Even allows me to text through WhatsApp which is awesome. The only issues: when I'm on the phone through CarPlay the call freezes and I have to unplug the lightning cable, then reconnect to continue. Also, the remote doesn't work on the CarPlay screen. Other than that it works as it should

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Crutchfield customer from Rathdrum, ID on 6/9/2020

2009 Toyota Sienna

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So far, I really like the head unit, although I definitely think it could be improved. Time will tell if it's really good though. A week in, it locked up, and the screen went wacky (half was missing, almost like static) and none of the controls functioned, so that doesn't inspire confidence. A hard reset seemed to cure it, and it hasn't happened again, so we'll see. I don't quite understand why the controls have to be so tiny and multifunction. The volume knob couldn't be much bigger around, but it could protrude a little more to make it easier to grasp. There's plenty of space for two reasonably sized buttons above the volume knob, but they inexplicably decided one little, round, flush button could do dual purpose... The touchscreen and overall interface are pretty good, but some things are more complicated than would seem necessary. There's a quick access to the equalizer, but if you want to adjust the balance/fader, it's 1 swipe and 3 clicks to get there. The presets are easy to set, and can be auto-set to strong signals in the area (for when you're traveling), but I haven't found that you can switch back to your original (home) presets. It doesn't seem like a difficult feature, and I've had it before on factory radios. The remote is less than intuitive and has tons of buttons that don't apply to this head unit. Seems rather ridiculous that they can't make better remotes that are less universal, but that seems rather typical for Sony.

Pros: Nice looking, and seems to function well, overall.

Cons: Small, fussy external controls. Crashed once in the first week. Some UI details less than optimal

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Louis from Woodbridge, VA on 6/8/2020

1995 Toyota Avalon

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Nice stereo value. Installed in a 1995 Toyota Avalon. Fit as it should and much better functionality than the original 25 year old unit...but no tape deck. Apple Car Play made up for that...

Pros: Apple Car Play. Dial controlled volume.

Cons: Original had two antennae inputs. Now the automatic antennae does not go down immediately upon turning the unit off, it takes 30 seconds or so before the retraction begins after powering down the vehicle.

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Fantastic unit for the price!

Crutchfield customer from Brockton, MA on 6/8/2020

2004 Chevrolet Express

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Purchased this Sony for our old conversion van (so didn't want to sink a load of $$ into). It installed easily (even though i needed a few calls into the excellent Crutchfield Tech Support team to 'untangle' the legacy system). It sounds great and is easy to use (with Apple Play). I very happy withthe purchase.

Pros: Easy install great features

Cons: Apply Play sometimes is 'sticky' like it doesn't come up right away or needs to be replugged in.

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Great Sounds from Sony

Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 6/8/2020

2007 Dodge Charger

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I love this Sony. I wanted to get Bluetooth in my car because it didn't come with it in my 2007 Dodge Charger SXT with the premium sound system. I could not be happier with my purchase. I have a new iPhone 11 Pro Max and it works great with Bluetooth or Apple Car Play.

Pros: Got it on Sale for a little bit cheaper, but I would have paid full price for it.

Cons: I guess Android Car Play or whatever they call it should also be an option. I don't have an Android phone so it didn't matter to me.

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Buy this

Crutchfield customer from Westborough, MA on 6/8/2020

2002 Lexus LS430

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Clean looking very simple to install amazing sound quality and great function and control full frequency control extra bass Front rear and sub channel RCA out camera capability and microphone input It even comes with a remote Definitely a Great deal for the price Make sure when ordering for specific vehicle that you get all the attachments you need OEM equipment here at Crutchfield.com

Pros: Simple design very easy to control Apple CarPlay and or android

Cons: Only one sub Output you need a converter for two RCA to one

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Crutchfield customer from Somerset, OH on 6/8/2020

2007 Toyota Tundra

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Great Head unit!

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from High Point, NC on 6/8/2020

2004 Ford F-150

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Easy install and great product. Crutchfield made it so easy for a first time install

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Great Product, Install Rough

Eliza from CHARLOTTE, NC on 6/7/2020

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I bought this head unit for my older model Chevy Tahoe. While to Sony's manual wasn't helpful for much, I talked to a couple tech support advisors at Crutchfield, and they were extremely helpful. If you buy the RP5 OnStar interface package with the radio, the installation instructions vary greatly. With the OnStar interface, pushing the plugs into the blue interface box was hard. It took a lot of force to get everything to click in. The guys I talked too at Crutchfield, especially Ed, were very understanding and helpful, walking me through all my questions step by step. The radio is now successfully installed, and I love it! The screen is bright enough that I can see it during the day, but not too bright at night. The sound is crisp and all the steering wheel controls, buttons, and touchscreen modules work great! I'm excited to keep using this head unit.

Pros: Great quality Easy to use Screen brightness good Fantastic Customer Service

Cons: Installation extremely hard if you have no experience Lots of wires, which means lots of soldering Hard to plug into interface

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 6/6/2020

2007 Ford Five Hundred

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Installed in my daughters 2010 Kia Soul, what a great update, apple car play is awesome and the unit sounds great. She loves it!

Pros: Apple car play, front USB port is convenient and charges rapidly

Cons: None at this time

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Crutchfield customer from Elmer, NJ on 6/6/2020

1997 Ford F-150

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Radio reception not that good

Pros: It's ok

Cons: Screen hard to see in day time

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We're sorry you're having issues with your reception. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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new receiver in an old car

Crutchfield customer from Cambridge, MA on 6/4/2020

2001 Toyota Camry

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simply put...the installation was easy and she works like a charm.

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Crutchfield customer from Derby, KS on 6/4/2020

1999 GMC Yukon

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Super easy install, very responsive, wish it was slightly more customizable (more wallpaper options, layout options) but over all, great unit!

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Can't beat what you get for the price.

Crutchfield customer from Livonia, MI on 6/3/2020

2015 Jeep Patriot

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As a whole this is a great radio and you can't beat the price. It doesn't look after market, which is something I wanted when replacing the stock infotainment unit in my Jeep. Sound is really good and, with the correct adapters, I was able to retain my factory amp and subwoofer. I have 2 complaints. The volume button does not turn off the radio as you would expect it to. My other complaint is the resolution of the display. There are weird, subtle, graphical issues with car play where there is a line of pink pixels boring the app icons on one side. You can see it on the phone app in the picture attached. I can't find anything online about people having this issue also so maybe its just my radio but there are no issues when the Radio is not using CarPlay. As a whole, you can't beat the deal you get on this radio.

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Worth it

Crutchfield customer from Menominee, MI on 6/3/2020

2007 Ford Expedition EL

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Great sounding, easy install with connector kit. Only wish it had an additional rear usb.

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Crutchfield customer from Waxhaw, NC on 6/3/2020

2008 Honda Pilot

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Overall, good. Vol button small. Added camera, image looks good.

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Crutchfield customer from Concrete, WA on 6/3/2020

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Love the stereo!

Pros: Love the plug and play option ! Best $24.99 spent

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Great Apple Car Play Unit

Crutchfield customer from Fallbrook, CA on 6/2/2020

2004 Nissan Xterra

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Super responsive unit, completely transforms your old car. Mainly use this for apple car play.

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Can't go wrong!

Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 6/2/2020

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Great value for the price. Apple CarPlay works great!

Pros: Apple CarPlay Great touch screen response Highly adjustable

Cons: Screen is kinda dim in bright sunlight. Mono sub outputs.

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 6/2/2020

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Love the USB port on front and volume knob Very easy to use!

Pros: Volume Knob

Cons: Back up camera not compatible

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 6/1/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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Easy install with provided kits and works well just as expected.

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Crutchfield customer from Perry, IA on 6/1/2020

2017 Nissan Altima

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This unit went into my son's car so I have very little to write about. I must say that the car play app. Made him appreciate how much technology was in this stereo. He's overjoyed, that why I installed it for him after all. Thumbs up.

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Crutchfield customer from Marietta, GA on 5/31/2020

2012 Subaru Outback

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Ok head unit, tiny volume knob. Bluetooth a little clunky, Apple CarPlay is nice. Good sound. Display not very bright. Customer service was hit or miss. I made 3 calls for tech issues, 20 plus minute wait each time, 2 calls were a waste of time with techs who were not very knowledgeable.One call (with Zane) was excellent. Install instructions for steering wheel controls where poor. I paid a premium to buy from Crutchfield instead of other online retailers. I've been a Crutchfield customer for many years, this was a swing and a miss for them...

Pros: Quick shipping

Cons: Spotty customer support. OK product.

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So far so good

Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 5/31/2020

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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So far so good! I installed this into my 2008 Tacoma last week. So far, the unit is working well, and I haven't had any issues. It actually wasn't even too hard to install, especially with Crutchfield's technical support. The one negative thing I've noticed is that it doesn't always connect automatically to my phone via Bluetooth when it starts up. Super minor issue, as all I have to do most of the time is hit 'reconnect,' but it would be nice if it would connect automatically more reliably. Also, you can only use Apple CarPlay when your phone is connected via the USB port on the front of the device. Not a huge issue, but I wish it would connect via Bluetooth. Altogether, I highly recommend this product and this company.

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Great unit upgrade Easy install!

Crutchfield customer from Terrell, TX on 5/31/2020

1996 Chevrolet K Series

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So far so good installation was easy to follow given the directions it came with. On my 1996 k1500. For the price I think it's a steal!

Pros: Easy installation. Great sound. Easy to use. A great upgrade. Bang for your buck!

Cons: None so far!

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Amazing!!

Crutchfield customer from Great Falls, MT on 5/31/2020

2015 Kia Forte

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Great product. Fast shipping and easy install!

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As described with a fast boot time.

Crutchfield customer from Ashford, AL on 5/31/2020

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Exactly as described and as expected. The fast boot time is great. No bells and whistles needed when Apple CarPlay takes care of all that.

Pros: Fast boot time.

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Crutchfield customer from Hampstead, NC on 5/31/2020

2000 Toyota 4Runner

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Good value and I like that there is a volume button.

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Crutchfield customer from Colonial Hgts, VA on 5/30/2020

2013 Scion tC

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super easy to install with the included instructions and very quick shipping!

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Crutchfield customer from San Marcos, CA on 5/30/2020

2000 Jeep Cherokee

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A great stereo for the price. I installed this using a double din bezel for a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The unique "L shape" of this stereo minimized the amount of cutting I had to do behind the dash which was part of the reason I chose this model. When selecting this model I specifically chose a unit with front USB. However, heads up: my car has a manual transmission and you need to be careful to not grab the USB wire at the same time as grabbing the stick in first gear. A rear USB would have worked better.

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Crutchfield customer from Warrenton, VA on 5/30/2020

2014 Ford F-150 XLT

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Very satisfied. Easy to install and sound quality is excellent for this price range. Recommend.

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Exceptional value!

Crutchfield customer from Normandy, TN on 5/30/2020

2012 Nissan Frontier SV

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Great price for a receiver packed with features you'd normally pay twice as much to get. Easy install, too.

Pros: Great features for the price and sounds 10 times better than the OEM receiver with OEM speakers.

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Highly recommended

Crutchfield customer from Charlestown, IN on 5/28/2020

2006 Toyota Camry

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I chose this receiver based on reviews and car play capability. I am not disappointed. The car play works great. The sound is excellent with just factory speakers. The controls are simple and the volume and home button are easy to use. Highly recommended.

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 5/27/2020

1999 Toyota Avalon

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Nice deck, easy to use with my daughters Apple phone, streamIng music wireless, bluetooth, XM capable and back up camera option. Would recommend!

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Crutchfield customer from Lawrenceburg, KY on 5/27/2020

2009 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed in 2009 Jeep JK and it fits and works great. Love the touchscreen and Bluetooth capability. Also like the CarPlay. Easy to navigate settings.

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Excellent for the Price

Crutchfield customer from Sycamore, IL on 5/26/2020

2001 Ford Mustang

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For the price this is an amazing little unit. Good media support via USB, good screen responsiveness. Sound quality seems great. Interface is a little simple and browsing the USB stick is a little clumsy, but certainly workable for this price point. Love the rotary volume dial. Wish I could customize the wallpaper.

Pros: Sound quality, media support, apple car play support

Cons: Lacking a few features found on more expensive units, no quick power button for turning it off.

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Simplistic Bliss

Crutchfield customer from Laurel, MS on 5/26/2020

2003 Jeep Wrangler

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I absolutely love the simplicity of this head unit. Only way it could be perfect is if it had 4v or 5v outputs.

Pros: volume knob, simplicity, lots of ways to customize sound

Cons: only 2v output vs a 4v or 5v

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Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 5/26/2020

2007 Mazda MX5

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Exactly what I wanted. A volume knob and Apple CarPlay

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Anthony from Palm Desert, CA on 5/25/2020

2001 Ford F-150

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The radio does an amazing job but the only thing is when I got it the only thing that came in the box was the head unit and it says that it comes with a controller and a microphone but it didn't

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Great Unit, Easy Install

Crutchfield customer from Florida on 5/25/2020

2015 Toyota Prius

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I'm very pleased with this radio. The factory radio in my 2015 Prius went out taking with it the navigation, bluetooth, backup cam, etc, and the dealer quoted over $800 to replace with another factory unit. I said if I'm gonna spend the money I'll just get what I want and do it myself. I comparison shopped other retailers but a friend told me about Crutchfield so I came to take a look. I decided on this unit for the front USB and volume knob, and it's interface looks nicer. I got the PAC RP2.4 harness with it to retain everything and installation was actually pretty easy. I did need to call Crutchfield's tech support for the camera harness and they helped me get it going, everything works perfectly and I am really enjoying Apple CarPlay (better voice recognition! in-dash spotify!) I like how you can program steering wheel controls using the unit's display so you don't need to fuss with doing it on the harness. I would only say go for a more expensive unit if you want a bigger screen or wireless CarPlay, otherwise this Sony unit is definitely the way to go. And if you're a novice like myself - get the posi-product connectors that they suggest if you're wiring it yourself. Saved my life!

Pros: Volume knob, front USB port, clean interface, easy SWC, CarPlay

Cons: No wireless CarPlay, and this does not do Android Auto so read the specifications carefully. Otherwise it's great.

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Crutchfield customer from Dale, TX on 5/25/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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seems very slow and often doesnot work with carply

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Would recommend

Crutchfield customer from Neenah, WI on 5/25/2020

2008 Dodge Nitro

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I am extremely pleased with this deck. 1. Easy to install 2. Considerable better sound quality than the stock radio through the same speakers. 3. Very affordable

Pros: Easy install Affordable Great equalizer adjustment and presets Great everyday sound

Cons: No cons to me

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Crutchfield customer from Salem, VA on 5/25/2020

2002 Ford F-350

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I haven't bought a Sony product in years because I felt the quality wasn't as good as Kenwood but with my recent problems with Kenwoods quality I thought I would give them a go. I'm so pleased with this product I'm looking forward to buying the Sony AXV AX7000 for my Road glide.

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Crutchfield customer from Walnut Creek, CA on 5/25/2020

2003 Toyota Camry

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Best for the price

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Crutchfield customer from Dekalb, IL on 5/25/2020

2004 Ford Escape

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Nice head unit for daughters car.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Sparks, NV on 5/24/2020

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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I had my eye on this stereo for a while, and glad I finally pulled the trigger! It sounds good and looks like it belongs in the dash of my Subaru. Free install accessories and fast free shipping make Crutchfield a no brained for all my car audio, thanks again!

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Great look!

Ladd from Flagstaff, AZ on 5/24/2020

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Excellent unit - I really like that its a SD unit with a DD face - really improves the look of my Wrangler

Pros: Single Din head unit with a double din face

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New life for my old Yukon.

Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 5/24/2020

2003 GMC Yukon Denali

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This is a great, inexpensive radio to bring today's technology into an older vehicle. I have a 2003 GMC Yukon with a Bose system and was able to retain all OnStar functions, steering wheel controls, Sirius XM, and chimes. With the addition of Apple Play I was able to still have navigation and added telephone, and texting. Installation was easy as Crutchfield's package with the PAC RP5-GM11 and the Metra faceplate meant just wiring up the harness and sliding the radio in. I'm very happy with the sound and it brought new life to my old Bose amp and speakers. I added a backup camera and now I have all the features of today's generation of vehicles.

Pros: Easy wiring and installation using the suggested accessory package. The price point vs features is amazing.

Cons: None noted

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Great

Crutchfield customer from Hobart, WI on 5/24/2020

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Great sound and features, but display brightness very poor, especially in daylight, with driver wearing sunglasses, can't see controls on tuner. None of the available backgrounds provide enough contrast to brighten up text. Disappointed in this facet of the product, otherwise love it.

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Maricopa, AZ on 5/24/2020

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Great head unit, clean look, simple feature set, a volume knob and easy to use. Perfect fit in my Forester's dash

Pros: Volume knob, clean look, solid "feel", almost factory look, apple car play, easy installation.

Cons: For, MY CAR, I wish the USB port were on the other side. Apply car play is tethered only

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Crutchfield customer from Peoria, AZ on 5/24/2020

1998 Toyota 4Runner

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It's great bringing my 98 vehicle up to date, love everything about it

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 5/23/2020

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Easy controls and good quality for the price.

Pros: Directions are pretty straight forward and no big surprises

Cons: Not really sure you need a remote but hey it came with it

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Simple, Loaded with cool features and Great Price

Crutchfield customer from Everton, MO on 5/22/2020

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I bought this because my factory radio in my 2016 F250 had issues with the Bluetooth connection half the time I it seemed. Also, I wanted a unit that enabled me to run my navigation through the Apple car play. Over all, it's simple and easy to use, sound quality was way better, clearer and louder than the factory head unit. With the optional interface recommend by Crutchfield it was easy to install and retain factory steering wheel controls. Only thing that was weird was that there's only one output for the subwoofer so you'll need a splitter if you have an old school amp that takes a left and right coax. I would recommend though, great simple stereo for the price with nice features!

Pros: Simple to use, better sound quality and eq vs. stock, good price.

Cons: Only one subwoofer output

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Almost but not quite in major ways.

Chris from STANARDSVILLE, VA on 5/21/2020

2012 Toyota 4Runner

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Pretty awesome in the most basic ways with big holes that shouldn't exist. Glare. Lots of glare. Unusable in my 2012 4Runner when all but dusk or very overcast. Night driving with the dimmer on is a blinding light that takes quite a bit of concentration to see the road instead of the radio screen. I find myself manually turning off the display at night as I start driving - kinda negates being able to navigate at night and see where you're driving. Latest firmware and all checks done but at the end of the day the glare and lack of brightness control are the reasons I had to return. Heck of a great performing unit otherwise at a great price just not quite refined enough to keep it.

Pros: The good - incredible amplifier and great sound manipulation. Very easy to use. Volume knob is a home run and all brands should have this option on one or more models.

Cons: The bad- most mentioned above but to add to this; the USB front input is just below the volume knob, right in the way. This is a personal preference but I like it out of the way in the back or extended to another inconspicuous place close to the dash. Lastly is the CarPlay issues; takes a while to boot up in the beginning. I would say minimum 30 seconds for CarPlay control to work. Some instances the unit would freeze and no button pushes would work with my iPhone X.

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Installed in 2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Crutchfield customer from Marietta, GA on 5/20/2020

2000 Volkswagen Golf

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I installed the AX1000 in our Golf primarily to add hands free calling and CarPlay, and then decided to add a backup camera at the same time. The install was pretty straight forward and the included kit from Crutchfield was perfect. The wiring diagram especially was spot on for our car and that was the hardest part for me as I had never soldered wiring before. The Sony sounds much better than the stock radio on the stock speakers and our old car now has all the essential techno wizardry we lacked (we did have to sacrifice the cassette deck, but it was no longer on it's A-Game!)

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Clean and functional, much like a Miata.

Crutchfield customer from Decatur, AL on 5/20/2020

2002 Mazda Miata

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Installed in 2002 Miata (recently acquired play car) to replace the aftermarket JVC put in by the prior owner. Chosen for slick design and functions: Flat face but with volume knob(!), Apple CarPlay, very intuitive touch screen use interface. Quite pleased to no longer be fumbling with tiny buttons. It's driving the factory Bose amp and speakers and sounding better than the JVC. Fast recognition of iPhone. Amazingly compact and light unit, making installation simpler.

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great unit

Crutchfield customer from Seaside, CA on 5/20/2020

2004 Honda Element

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User interface is not very customizable, but they nailed it. Annoying safety screen goes away on its own once the unit is fully booted up, and if you turn off car and quickly turn it back on, doesn't appear at all. This is a very well executed and physically attractive deck. Buying from crutchfield was wonderful and they automatically provided the wiring and install kit that I needed for my car for free. What an amazing shopping experience. This is an incredible deck.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Charles, MO on 5/19/2020

2013 Mazda 3

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Installed this in a 2012 Mazda 3 with the Bose system. Sound is great. Love the Apple Carplay capability. Bought a backup camera to go with it. Video is crisp and clear. It's a good value for the price. Can't say enough about Cruthfield's technical support. Called them a couple of times with questions and they answered my questions.

Pros: Good sound, Apple Carplay, good video

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Crutchfield customer from East Bernard, TX on 5/19/2020

2004 Ford F-150

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I love the CarPlay feature, and the equalizer and set up. It has a lot of features for the price. Would buy again.

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Excellent

Crutchfield customer from Sudan, TX on 5/19/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Very simple and easy to operate, screen is bright and picture is great.

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 5/18/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Works flawlessly, touch sensitivity is great and can't beat apple car play

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Crutchfield customer from Muncie, IN on 5/18/2020

1995 Ford Mustang

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Great head unit for the money! Have put 3 of these in various cars now and we love them all! apple car play is great, general interface is clean and simple. LOVE this Head Unit!

Pros: cost and size

Cons: wish apple car play was wireless

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Crutchfield customer from Wildomar, CA on 5/17/2020

2008 Honda Civic LX

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Like it , very nice thanks

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 5/17/2020

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

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Does exactly what they state it will do. No problems.

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Great for the price

John from OAK CREEK, WI on 5/16/2020

1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Fantastic headunit for the price. Was looking for something with Apple car play, aux port and backup camera capability but still not break the bank. Has a oem look that looks right at home in the Oldsmobile I installed in. Typical buy Alpine but am very impressed by the quality and functions on the Sony.

Pros: Apple Car Play Aux Port Backup Camera Function Bluetooth Easy to use

Cons: Can't change backgrounds

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Quality budget Apple CarPlay Stereo

Crutchfield customer from San Bernardino, CA on 5/16/2020

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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This unit is great with the screen quality, touch responsiveness, plus that extra volume knob sets it off! First time ever working with electrical wires and harnesses and boy does Crutchfield make it super simple with everything you need to purchase and the directions!

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, CO on 5/14/2020

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The screen does have some glare to it, so it can be tough to read during the day. It would be nice if there was a way to darken it more at night as well. Installation was a breeze and it is a good upgrade. The Apple CarPlay is incredibly nice.

Pros: Apple CarPlay Easy Install

Cons: Screen glare Too bright at nuggt

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Crutchfield customer from Benton, AR on 5/14/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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The Radio is just what I needed the screen is great the audio and UI is good I just wish I could change the Wallpaper or opening splash screen but the radio has left nothing to be desired

Pros: Great audio and UI and good quality screen with responsive touch

Cons: Can't change wallpaper or splash screen and you can't turn off the warning

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Crutchfield customer from Enid, OK on 5/14/2020

2002 Nissan Pathfinder

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Of course, like most shoppers now days I rely on reviews before I make a purchase. The reviews were great on this radio and Crutchfield did a wonderful job with the video showing the XAV-AX1000's features which helped influence my buy. I absolutely love this double din and all of its features... The touch sensitivity is perfect and the Apple car play is a nice feature. It is very user friendly and the volume knob is a plus!

Pros: Apple car play, Touch sensitivity, home button, volume knob, fast charge.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Patchogue, NY on 5/14/2020

2008 Chevrolet Colorado

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This unit is amazing, very happy with it, very easy install. And a great price....

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Crutchfield customer from Hermosa Beach, CA on 5/13/2020

2000 Toyota Tacoma

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I wanted a touch screen receiver that could support apple carplay and still had an actual knob for volume control and this fit the bill perfectly. I like the user interface better than my previous boss unit as well. Definitely recommend

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Crutchfield customer from Mc Ewen, TN on 5/13/2020

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Good stereo but has some draw backs. Back up camera doesn't work as it should (if you buy a back up camera with head unit). Trim pierce is not flush. Head sets kinda recessed.

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Crutchfield customer from Farragut, TN on 5/13/2020

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Apple CarPlay for a good price and solid basic unit.

christopher from SPOTSYLVANIA, VA on 5/12/2020

2016 Toyota Corolla

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I really like this radio, basic and to the point. Perfect upgrade from the factory unit. The only reason for getting it was upgrading to Apple CarPlay, very smooth operation. Screen is responsive and clear. Although it has a remote, I'd rather it have an option on screen to enter in a station number with a keypad rather than using the remote. For the price and quality, it's a sold deal. I know you get USBin the rear with the higher end, if you want a cleaner install, go with the units with USB ports behind the unit.

Pros: Sony Quality. Sound. Responsive screen. Volume knob. I liked the ability to expand with SXM.

Cons: Only one USB port and it's up front. No on-screen key pad for direct channel input (need to use the remote).

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Crutchfield customer from Metter, GA on 5/12/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Works great. Don't like the fact that you can't set your own wallpaper in this new version.

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Crutchfield customer from Billings, MO on 5/11/2020

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Nice aftermarket stereo for my 2013 silverado!

Pros: Nice power, clear and like the touchscreen!

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Awesome Radio

Andrew from Lexington, SC on 5/11/2020

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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First of all Crutchfield customer service and support is excellent. The installation took awhile mostly trying to get the brackets and wiring straight. On a side note I would definitely not recommend the connectors they suggest- just a headache. The radio is fantastic- awesome sound and connection with CarPlay, great Bluetooth, and expandability. I like it better than the stock CarPlay in my other vehicle. For anyone installing this in 2002-2005 Dodge Ram- Crutchfield lists this as "modified" fit because you have to modify the center plastic dash piece (pop out the old one and drill a few holes) but you don't have to cut any of the shelf inside the vehicle due to the single din chassis which is great.

Pros: Sound Value

Cons: Little Customization Small Gap Depending on Fit

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Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 5/11/2020

1997 Toyota 4Runner

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Easy to use and love having a knob for Volume

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Could easily be a $500 radio

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 5/11/2020

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Great product does everything that i need it to do. No Lag at all smooth interface. Apple car play really comes in handy. Super easy install. I installed on my own for the first time ever in my 04 tahoe

Pros: Apple car play USB ready Aux ready BT ready Easy install Clean interface No Lag Screen size perfect Sirius

Cons: None

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Happy with my purchase decision...over all.

Crutchfield customer from Nashville, NC on 5/10/2020

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All that it was advertised to do, it does well. Apple CarPlay, easy to see physical controls, easy to use on-screen controls, hands-free control through Siri and clear outgoing phone audio through the A-pillar mounted microphone, great customizable sound through genre presets or equalizer. The biggest improvement is to program a way to make the don't-look-at-the-screen-while-driving-lawyer-mumbo-jumbo acknowledgment go away with some sort of permanent acknowledgement. If you don't know how to operate a vehicle while operating a radio, get off the road, call your local DMV, and voluntarily give up your license. It does do one thing weird. Sometimes the screen goes black except a message that says, "No Video Input." No kidding! There are no video inputs attached to it. It's almost like its looking for a back-up camera (that isn't there), but can't find it. Only thing, is, it happens more often than just when I back up. My simple work around: wait - sometimes it spontaneously goes away, or manually restart it by holding the Home button down for 10 sec. Neither step is ideal, but it works.

Pros: Apple CarPlay interface. Great, customizable sound.

Cons: Weird "no video input" screen for no reason. Acknowledgement screen, every dang time you turn it on. Once is enough, Sony!

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Great option

Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 5/10/2020

2010 Mazda MX5

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Great sound from a budget option with CarPlay. I love this and it really gets the job done. Make sure you get a backup camera with a reverse in wire. The option Crutchfield recommendation did not and I had to tap a wire in the loom.

Pros: CarPlay, great sound, bargain price, front usb, volume knob

Cons: Not customizable, screen slightly hard to read in full sun - I drive a Miata.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 5/10/2020

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to install comes with everything needed

Pros: Ease of install, good price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Roswell, GA on 5/10/2020

2011 Toyota Tundra

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Great unit, sound quality improved drastically compared to stock. One issue, glare can be bad at times and occasionally phone calls are interrupted.

Pros: Apple play

Cons: Glare

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Great Kit, Great Stereo

Vincent S from Bentonville, AR on 5/9/2020

2012 Hyundai Veloster

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My daughter loves her new stereo. Easy install. Its been years since I dove into a car dashboard to install a stereo. The steering wheel control kit and matched color wiring make it a snap. The toughest part was pulling the trim off and dropping a screw inside the console ( I found it). The screws supplied by Sony for the Dash trim kit were way too short, but the ones that came with the accessory were perfect. Make sure you use Crutchfields recommended by accessories. I called tech support with a couple of questions to make sure I got everything right. 2 uncertainties answered in 5 minutes. Works like a charm..Happy daughter, happy dad.

Pros: EASY Installation, good sound equalization and customization, works seamlessly with iPhone

Cons: Dropped a screw

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Solid Unit!

Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 5/9/2020

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Great product! Easy install and an awesome support team in case you need them!

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 5/9/2020

2002 Ford Explorer

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This is an excellent unit for the money. I love the fact it has a rotary volume knob. I also installed a back up cam, had one minor issue and the tech support was very good. Friendly and helpful . Crutchfield is the only place to get auto electronics!

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Awesome unit, great features, great price!

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/9/2020

1985 Pontiac Fiero

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Awesome product! Fairly compact and smaller depth compared to a standard double din yet very sturdy. Screen is bright and easily visible even when dimmed. Touch screen is responsive and fast. Various music settings paired with high end speakers, as well as being moderately priced makes this an awesome head unit. Apple CarPlay, price, subtleties in styling as well as various music controls make this a must for anyone not looking to break the bank but still bring a new freshness to the interior of the vehicle.

Pros: Smaller depth and rear stereo height leaves plenty of room for wiring or other gadget. Apple CarPlay is great and works well. Various setting and controls for fine tuning audio to users preference.

Cons: Screen takes a few seconds on startup to give the user control, but this is EXTREMELY minuscule of a complaint. Just wanted to add something in this section for anyone looking at some objectivity.

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Crutchfield customer from Milford, PA on 5/9/2020

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Doesn't hold the time. I double checked that the wires are hooked up correct as I've done plenty of head unit installs. Annoying

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Crutchfield customer from Belleville, NJ on 5/9/2020

2008 Volkswagen Passat

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This product performs as what is stated on the manual. I am very satisfied with this purchase!

Pros: Easy to set up and operate

Cons: No Cons on my part

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Crutchfield customer from South Bend, IN on 5/7/2020

2012 Toyota RAV4

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Great stereo for the price, world of difference compared to the stock stereo. Love the Apple play connectivity.

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Crutchfield customer from Kissimmee, FL on 5/7/2020

2008 Ford F-150

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Great product! I bought this head unit to replace the stock 6 disc cd changer head unit in my 2008 Ford F-150.

Pros: Love the look of it, speed of the unit when it boots up, and the clean look. I also bought an after market tailgate handle/camera. Wired it up to this unit with ease and now I'm back in the current decade with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.

Cons: No cons!

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Crutchfield customer from Lenoir, NC on 5/7/2020

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poor telephone bluetooth reception, callers on the other end thought I was using a rotary phone inside windtunnel.

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Crutchfield customer from Delmar, DE on 5/6/2020

1998 Lexus ES300

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Easy to install looks nice. A little disappointed with dash kit was really flimsy especially the mounting tabs had add area washers to strengthen them up.

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Great head unit for the price

Crutchfield customer from Port Orchard, WA on 5/5/2020

2008 Volkswagen R32

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Much better sound than my factory unit. Install was relatively painless at about 2 hours to complete. The provided instruction sheet was very helpful on panel/trim removal. I did have one moment when CarPlay went weird and it would play music but display just read No Input (or something like that) but a power off/on resolved this -- something to do with unplugging the USB and back in too quickly I think. Overall works great. The fit and finish could be a little more polished which I why I give 4 stars instead of 5, doesn't look horrible.

Pros: CarPlay works good, sound is good. The amount of control over the speakers and sub is nice.

Cons: Fit and finish is a little off. A better formed trim panel would be nice to match my specific dash (2008 VW R32).

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Great Value

Crutchfield customer from Kennewick, WA on 5/5/2020

1965 Buick Skylark

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Cheapest head unit with full Android Auto, but still requires the phone to be hard wired into the head unit. Love that it still has a physical volume knob. Wish it had a second USB port so you could have a flash drive and the phone plugged in at the same time Mine is an unusual installation into a 1965 Buick Skylark convertible in a custom console. The issue I have and the reason I may be returning the unit is that although the car has a parking brake, it does not have a parking brake light. Without the light and the wiring you cannot activate or use Android auto. Crutchfield tech support refused to help as it could be a "safety issue"

Pros: Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Physical volume knob Front access USB port

Cons: Wished it had a second USB port Android Auto/CarPlay is by plug in/cord only no bluetooth

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Crutchfield customer from Tracy City, TN on 5/5/2020

2009 Toyota Corolla

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Very nice radio. Easy install.

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Nice sound and features

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 5/5/2020

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Overall this is a nice head unit. Few minor things, the display brightness is only High or Low, it's not dynamically adjustable. Even low is a bit bright for nighttime driving. And the volume knob, while quite nice to have a physical knob to use, it's rather small. Otherwise, this was a great sound upgrade from the factory unit. Bass is greatly improved, overall sound quality is better, the rear camera input works great and the automatic switching when reverse is detected is flawless. Tie that all in with the steering wheel control adapter and this is a great system!

Pros: Improved sound Quick mode changes Good features for the money

Cons: Brightness not dynamically adjustable Volume knob is too small

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TIffany from Minneapolis, MN on 5/4/2020

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I got this installed inside my 2016 Kia Forte 5. It looks good and sounds way better than my factory radio. It's almost made me excited to drive my car again. The only thing I have issues with this is it doesn't have like a split screen and it collects fingerprints and dust super easily and that you need a separate cord for satellite radio. But other than that I highly recommend this if you have a boring factory radio like I did.

Pros: Fun to use Great sound Affordable

Cons: Collects dust and fingerprints quickly Have to buy a separate cord for sxm

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Solid 4.5 stars!

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 5/4/2020

2000 Dodge Ram 2500

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Very satisfied with this purchase. It was simple to install. The picture leads you to to believe the entire unit is full double din sized however the rear side of the unit is less than half the size of even a traditional single din head unit. Leaves you plenty of room for wiring and additional components behind the screen. Once set up and connected to my Bluetooth , the unit automatically connects my phone every time I turn on the vehicle. The microphone for phone calls provided those I contacted with clear voice without terrible feedback or background noise. I did notice that the back up camera feature was clear and I wired it to come on automatically whenever I switch into reverse however the unit had no option to calibrate the rear camera proximity indicator lines.This leaves you with no choice but to physically adjust the camera angle from outside the vehicle.

Pros: provides crisp sound and is fairly user friendly. Smaller than a traditional double din in the rear of the unit leaves extra room. Having a physical volume knob is handy and often taken for granted. Front USB and AUX ports make everything you could need easily accessible. USB port for Apple car play also charges your device while its in use so no need to worry about draining device battery while connected to the unit.

Cons: No option to calibrate back up camera proximity indicator lines.

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Great unit! Apple CarPlay is amazing!

Crutchfield customer from Fern Bch, FL on 5/4/2020

2007 Chevrolet Aveo

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Even though i haven't used my CD player in years it was weird not having one and having to ditch my book of CD from high school. This unit is nice by itself, but really shows it stuff using Apple CarPlay. Thats what i really bought it for and i haven't been disappointed. Starts up quickly. Only glitch it has is with phone calls. It seems to freeze but i need to check to see if there is a firmware update for that.

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Crutchfield customer from Springdale, AR on 5/4/2020

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This radio was easy to install and even made factory speakers sound way better before I installed new speakers.

Pros: Apple play. Cost.

Cons: None

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high quality Deck

Crutchfield customer from Selma, TX on 5/3/2020

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first of all, Crutchfield is a fantastic place to do business ! this deck is outstanding. easy to use easy to install and high quality. In my opinion you will be hard pressed to find another unit at this price point any better. bluetooth connects quickly and stays connected. in spite of some of the other reviews I get no complaints of people being able to hear me when talking on the phone. Maybe they should check mic placement. I am extremely happy with this Sony.

Pros: ease of use bluetooth clear and loud power

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 5/3/2020

2005 Hyundai Elantra

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Very functional and clean design. Love using Apple car play.

Pros: Great and easy to use

Cons: Plastic screen feels kinda weird

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Crutchfield customer from Lonoke, AR on 5/3/2020

1996 Nissan Hardbody

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Works well and sounds good. My only issue is that the face plate seems a little small for may dash cutout in my Nissan.

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Amazing interface and sound.

Crutchfield customer from Watsonville, CA on 5/3/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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It works great with my iPhone. Sounds amazing and was so easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install, great sound and touch screen

Cons: Knob close to screen hard not to touch the screen when turning it sometimes. I also got a screen protector.

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Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, CA on 5/3/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Love this radio, Apple car play is the best. My only disappointment nothing against the radio, was hoping that I could have used my factory Bluetooth speaker instead of the one came with the radio just for a cleaner look. Just my own preference, phone support with Crutchfield was great when trying to get some assistance for the Bluetooth feature

Pros: The features worked as said

Cons: Again just my own preference it would have been nice to use my factory Bluetooth instead of the one provided, I am sure I will find a better way to hid the mic. Also I wished the USB was in the back so I could have ran the cable to plug into the factory USB slot again for a cleaner look

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 5/3/2020

2010 Dodge Challenger

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Great sound and installation was very easy. Apple CarPlay was primary reason for purchase and it does not disappoint.

Pros: Install Apple Carplay

Cons: Need for adapters

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Crutchfield customer from Florence, OR on 5/2/2020

1995 Chevrolet C Series

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Good sound, but the interface is sluggish and at time unresponsive. I would not get this product again.

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 5/2/2020

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great value and detailed instructions!

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Great Choice!

Crutchfield customer from Turlock, CA on 5/2/2020

2008 GMC Sierra

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Easy install, and love the unit.

Pros: Love that it has a volume knob.

Cons: none

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Awsome

Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 4/30/2020

2001 Toyota Sequoia

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After getting tired of always finessing my cassette tape aux cord I finally said it's time to upgrade. Got this bad boy and can't complain. Only question I have is can I change the background to a custom picture? Fit my 2001 Toyota Sequoia. Crutchfield is awesome, informed me what would work and told me what harness I should get.

Pros: Touch screen, Bluetooth, USB port, aux port as well.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on 5/11/2020
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. This receiver does not have an option for a custom wallpaper, but it does allow you to choose the wallpaper color. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Perfect for bringing a 20th century car into the 21st century.

Crutchfield customer from Elk Grove, CA on 4/30/2020

1997 Toyota Avalon

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Purchased this for a friend's 1997 Toyota Avalon. Works like a champ. The installation was easy, just follow the directions from Crutchfield to remove the headunit and then follow Sony's instructions in conjunction with the wiring harness diagram and you're all set. From a functionality standpoint it's a piece of cake utilizing the built in bluetooth and audio features of the unit. It's responsive and snappy. Switching to CarPlay is seamless and works just as well. Highly recommended.

Pros: Ease of install Carplay Standard features Quality

Cons: Wiring connections have to be made using both the wiring harness adapter diagram and the Sony manual. It can be a little confusing.

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Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, MS on 4/30/2020

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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Great product. Easy to navigate through and instant Bluetooth connection. Would be nice if volume knob was larger, only change I would make

Pros: Easy Bluetooth connection Easy to navigate

Cons: Volume knob too small

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Rita, GU on 4/28/2020

2017 Toyota Tacoma

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The Sony xav-ax1000 is exceptional. It really has made driving my 2017 Toyota Tacoma a lot more fun and exciting. First off the screen is crystal clear. I would call it a small flat screen TV. With the navigation features as well, it makes it very easy to find where I am going. The extra bass boost Preference makes my after market speakers and after market sub extra booming!!! The Apple car play makes everything a lot more simple with accessing everything you need just through the screen itself. Also I really like that the USB is in the front as that is very easy to plug in the cord you need. All in all I give this player a 10 out of 10. A definite buy!

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Crutchfield customer from Hesperia, CA on 4/28/2020

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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Love it works very well easy to install Apple CarPlay works amazing!!

Pros: The apple CarPlay, it looks clean and nice, has a volume knob witch is amazing.

Cons: I have yet to find any cons yet it's everything I wanted

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Great Head Unit

Crutchfield customer from Bryan, TX on 4/28/2020

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great Unit,easy to use volume knob was a must for me. Small/shallow enough I didn't have to cut anything in my 04 Silverado and car play works great.

Pros: Volume knob,Easy Instal, shallow enough you don't need to cut or trim anything, apple car play

Cons: No android auto (different model has both if needed I don't use android so no big deal)

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Good basic stereo

Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 4/28/2020

2004 Honda Pilot

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So far so good. Due to the lock down, not driving as much. The unit is responsive and works as expected, due have one issue with the phone. Very fate output when on a call, to the point where it is useless. Haven't troubleshooted the issue yet, so maybe an easy fix.

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5 Stars

Crutchfield customer from Maplewood, MN on 4/28/2020

2005 GMC Sierra 1500

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Simple and clean. Apple play works flawlessly. Thumbs up.

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Crutchfield customer from Bismarck, AR on 4/28/2020

2000 Porsche Boxster

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Worked just like advertised. Had a problem that the harness was wired wrong but head unit works great. Like CarPlay

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Two thumbs up

Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 4/26/2020

2004 Toyota Avalon

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I wanted a CarPlay radio to fit my 2004 Toyota Avalon and I watched a few reviews of this unit and I thought I'd give it a try. I bought an open box one to save some money but I couldn't tell that anyone had ever touched the radio. It was complete with everything and not a mark anywhere. The unit boots quickly, sounds great, allows me to use my favorite Apple apps, and is easy to navigate. I can use Apple Maps or Waze to navigate. Crutchfield's instructions were very helpful. I did call because there was a price drop of this unit a couple of days after I bought it. Absolutely no problem, they gave me a credit right away to make up for the difference of their current open box price. Where else can you find customer support like this anymore?

Pros: Lots of features for the money!

Cons: Can't download your own wallpaper that I could find.

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Crutchfield customer from Annandale, VA on 4/26/2020

2007 Nissan Pathfinder

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Exactly what I was hoping for. Crisp, clear sound, easy to navigate, and best of all, responsive Apple Car Play. Well worth the price.

Pros: Simple Easy to install Apple Car Play

Cons: No HD radio

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Awesome unit. Love it!

Brian from North Wales, PA on 4/26/2020

2018 Honda Civic Sport

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So far I love it. Installed it myself in my 2018 Honda Civic Sport HB. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the higher end units, but I mainly wanted it for Apple CarPlay. It is far more functional than the factory unit. I was informed that there was no steering wheel control options when I purchased this, but that turned out to be incorrect. The ASWC-1 will give you full control of the steering wheel. However, I did have to re-pin two wires in the harness. Apparently this is due to a change on Honda's part. So, it can be done with a little extra effort. I highly recommend this unit if you want CarPlay, especially at this price point. And Crutchfield's support has been excellent from start to finish.

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Crutchfield customer from Florence, KY on 4/26/2020

2012 Dodge Truck 3500

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Great radio for the price! The screen is clear and bright. The sound was a big improvement over the stock head unit. I personally appreciate the knob as my truck doesn't have the steering wheel controls it helps me to adjust the volume without taking my eyes off the road searching for a volume button.

Pros: Volume knob. Sound

Cons: None so far.

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Ax-1000 rocks

Arthur from Harvard, IL on 4/26/2020

2005 Ford F-350

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Love this radio. Great price has Apple play. Can't beat this one

Pros: Apple play. With google maps,Apple Maps and so much more

Cons: Mic not the greatest.

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Great for the money

Crutchfield customer from Springdale, MD on 4/26/2020

2008 Mazda MX5

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The headunit itself is really nice. I have a Miata so it's perfect for the size of the car and doesn't draw any attention to itself. The only issue I have is with the screen brightness. It doesn't get bright enough in direct sunlight and is too bright at night. Other than that, it's a perfect product.

Pros: Small, easy to use, all the features of the pricier models

Cons: Screen brightness, dimmer control

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Crutchfield customer from Reidsville, NC on 4/25/2020

2000 Toyota 4Runner

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Awesome radio I have two of these. Easy to use, apple car play makes it just like using you phone .

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Great Product, Great Crutchfield Support

kenneth from VICTORIA, MN on 4/25/2020

2006 Hummer H2

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Really happy with the purchase of this stereo for my Hummer H2! The stereo was a great upgrade! Along with this, I also purchased the Audiovox ACA800 Backup Camera, Sirius XM SXV300V1 Tuner, the Metra 95-2001 Dash Kit, PAC RP5-GM11 Wiring Interface & Crutchfield ReadyHarness service! Ember was great helping me during the purchase/review process . During installation, I called once to get some clarification & Cory was outstanding. Installation was smooth, but a bit time consuming to take everything apart. That said, EVERYTHING works perfectly, including my factory steering wheel controls, rear entertainment controls, chimes & Bose amplifier/speakers! Crutchfield was extremely helpful both prior to the sale & with tech support during installation. It's what sets them apart! Thanks!

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Great value, great performance

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 4/25/2020

2003 Ford Ranger

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Has everything I was looking for in a replacement for my factory radio. Especially like having a volume knob for ease. My only wish would be the ability to rearrange the icons in an order I want.

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Does exactly what I need it to do

Crutchfield customer from Dixon, MO on 4/23/2020

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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This head unit was purchased for exactly what it is. I wanted a multimedia player with an actual volume knob and usb and aux inputs on the front. This is the one. Apple Car Play and SiriusXM capability were also required and work well. This unit doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the other, more expensive high end players, but does exactly what I need it to do, quickly and intuitively every time. No complaints.

Pros: Has all the functions and capability I need every day. Apple Car Play and Sirius XM capabilities work well and sounds great. Pairing the Bluetooth was simple and works every time.

Cons: Really wish this could use my factory microphone. Didn't like running wires for the clunky looking mic. Maybe an insignificant gripe, but I really don't like having to use an aftermarket mic when there's a perfectly good one already installed.

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Great unit!

Crutchfield customer from Abrams, WI on 4/23/2020

2013 Ram 2500

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Deducting one star because in direct sunlight the glare off the screen is bad and hard to see display.

Pros: Fast, easy and does everything I need it to do. CarPlay is awesome

Cons: Screen glare in sunlight

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Gregory from Hooksett, NH on 4/22/2020

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Awesome radio, super easy install with the directions provided. Sounds great and easy indigestion with Apple CarPlay

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Crutchfield customer from Berlin, WI on 4/22/2020

2002 Pontiac Firebird

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Wade from Clutchfield recommended this Sony radio and I love it! Installed it in a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am. They included all the things I needed to keep my steering wheel controls and I had to wire up two wires to make everything work.

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OEM look is good and Apple CarPlay works, but features were removed...

Crutchfield customer from Williston, ND on 4/22/2020

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The OEM look of the system between the clean design, the matte finish of the materials, and the flush fit is great for almost any application. Apple CarPlay is fast and responsive and the system works well with accessories. For the price however they removed features such as custom backgrounds from the previous XAV100 at the same price.

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