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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver

Item # 158XAV1000

I've clocked lots of miles with a Sony receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops.

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About the Sony XAV-AX1000

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Sony XAV-AX100 Digital Media Receiver

Large icons on the screen help you find what you want with just a glance.

Let Siri help

With built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, this smartphone-friendly receiver creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car's audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love. With a compatible iPhone®, you can use your voice to control Siri Eyes Free through the receiver. You'll be able to control music, maps, calls, and messages just by talking to Siri. When Siri talks back, you'll hear the response through the car's speakers.

SiriusXM-ready and more

If you're looking for radio stations that won't disappear when you head into the hills, add a SiriusXM tuner and enjoy satellite radio's rich selection of programs wherever you go. A highly sensitive AM/FM tuner will catch all your local stations. This Sony also offers easy touchscreen control of media from an external sources via USB or aux input.

Experience Sony quality

Built-in amplification brings depth and dynamics to your music. Sony lets you take full advantage of this new, full sound with a 10-band equalizer. Fine-tune the acoustics in your vehicle, quickly access preset tone curves to get the sound you want, and use Sony's Extra Bass to enhance the thump you expect from your favorite tunes.

Touch and turn

Touchscreen control is a wonderful thing, especially on this big 6.2" screen, but if you're a little old school (like me), you appreciate a volume knob. Sony assigns double duty to their knob, letting you access the receiver's extensive sound control menus with just a push of the dial. You'll hold that same button to use voice commands for your smartphone.

Room to expand

A front-facing USB port and aux input make listening tunes on other devices like flash drives or an old mp3 player so convenient.

Adding on a rear-view camera? The XAV-AX1000 comes with a dedicated rear camera input. Customizable guide lines on the screen will help you back up with confidence, even if you're piloting a large SUV.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

This digital multimedia receiver will not play CDs.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • 6.2" LCD touchscreen display
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • compatible with Siri Eyes Free
    • works with Apple CarPlay
    Audio/Video Features:
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 10-band equalizer
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, sub)
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input
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    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet

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    super nice

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

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    way better then I thought

    Pros: clear screen

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    Great entry level unit

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

    2006 Subaru Outback

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

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    Cons: USB input only on front - usb cable can get in the way of climate controls on some model vehicles and doesn't allow for a clean look when installed and connected to phone.

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

    2014 Toyota Tundra

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

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

    2001 Volkswagen Golf

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

    Pros: Everything was a pro in this experience.

    Cons: None

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

    2006 Nissan Xterra

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

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

    2016 Nissan Frontier SV

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

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

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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

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

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Easy to use interface. Very happy with this unit.

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

    1998 Nissan Frontier

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

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    Sony with apple car play

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

    2010 Subaru Legacy

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

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    Great tuner

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

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

    Pros: Easy setup and intuitive controls

    Cons: None

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    Very happy.

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

    2010 Hyundai Sonata

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

    Pros: Great options and easy to use.

    Cons: No cons yet.

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

    2004 Honda Pilot

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

    Pros: Nice system, good sound quality, very satisfied

    Cons: none

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

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

    2000 Subaru Outback

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

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

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

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

    2005 Toyota RAV4

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

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

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

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    Nice, solid unit.

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

    2007 Toyota Camry

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

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

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

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

    2011 Ram 1500

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    Great radio. Car play works great

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

    1994 Ford Mustang

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

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

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    Looks great in my truck!

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

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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

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

    2011 Ford F-250

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    Easy to install everything works as described so far so good

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Only one channel for the subwoofer

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

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

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

    Cons: 1 phone at a time on blue tooth.

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    Poor LCD and Graphics

    Saman from San Francisco on 9/7/2019

    2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

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

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

    Cons: Poor LCD and graphics

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    Love it so much I bought another

    Thomas from Oviedo, FL on 9/6/2019

    2009 Kia Sportage

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

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

    Cons: Volume knob a bit small

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    Retained Everything Factory

    Jordan from Middle, Tennessee on 9/5/2019

    2007 Ford Edge

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

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

    Cons: One subwoofer port.

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

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    Worked as advertised. No problems yet.

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    Tyryn from FERNDALE, MI on 9/5/2019

    2001 Toyota Tacoma

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

    Pros: touch screen works perfectly physical volume knob

    Cons: Apple Car Play did not meet my expectations

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

    2003 Hummer H2

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    Easy to install and sounds great

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

    2005 Ford F-150

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    Fantastic system and east to use. Install went smooth!

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    Easy install and great sound

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

    2013 Jeep Patriot

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

    Pros: Easy of install

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

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

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

    Pros: Fit, options, price, AirPlay,

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

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

    Kevin from Scottsdale, AZ on 9/3/2019

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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

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    Buy it !!

    Dave from Louisville, KY on 9/2/2019

    2006 Subaru Outback

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

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

    Cons: None yet

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    Best for older cars

    Eugene from Frankfort, IL on 9/2/2019

    2014 Toyota RAV4

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

    Pros: Very versatile.

    Cons: None!

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

    2008 Toyota Tundra

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

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

    2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Great upgrade from stock stereo.

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

    2007 Cadillac Escalade

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

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    Frank from Tullahoma, TN on 9/1/2019

    2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Great Stereo, easy to install, love the airplay.

    Pros: Easy Installation, Sounds Great, AirPlay

    Cons: Non that I have

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    David from Geneva, OH on 8/29/2019

    2001 Ford F-350

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    Awesome radio. It took me about an hour with the pre-built harness. I had to trim the dash (clearly stated when purchased) and it was plug and play from there. I have Apple Car Play, and it hooks right up. Great radio, I will be purchasing another for my F-150, and my daughters Toyota Highlander.

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    does everything I ask of it.

    Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 8/27/2019

    2001 Honda Accord

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    Works well right out of the box. touch screen is intuitive and easy to navigate. Bluetooth was quick to interface with my I-Phone. Has the same issue all the touch screens have... glare. I like the volume knob. much better than up/down buttons.

    Pros: Volume knob, Apple Play

    Cons: Glare (same for every touch screen).

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    Crutchfield customer from Antioch, CA on 8/26/2019

    2009 Ford F-150 STX

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    Works great and powerful enough to sound good on its own... only drawback is Apple car play only works when connected by cable...

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    Great product! Thankful for Crutchfield tech support!

    Crutchfield customer from White Bear Tp, MN on 8/26/2019

    2007 Toyota RAV4

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    Overall great product. The installation was a bit more challenging than with my previous Crutchfield purchases, but this unit offers back-up camera and video display options that are more advanced than my previous upgrades. That said, at the end of the day (and 3 calls to very friendly and helpful Crutchfield support techs), I got it correctly installed and it works well.

    Pros: Great display, good sound, CarPlay support works well.

    Cons: None, beyond a bit of an involved installation process.

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    Crutchfield customer from Howell, MI on 8/26/2019

    2009 Pontiac Vibe

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    overall ease of operation and basic functions are top notch.

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    Crutchfield customer from New Braunfels, TX on 8/25/2019

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    Nice unit. Good sound with good volume. Bluetooth is a little finicky when setting up a new device but does work great once connected. I would purchase this again

    Pros: Easy to install because it is not deep. Great sound and clean interface.

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    Pretty good value

    Crutchfield customer from Haverhill, MA on 8/25/2019

    2000 Audi S4

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    Great price for a good radio, I have some minor issues with car play when it doesn't connect to certain phones and I still haven't figured out why, and there's a decently loud feedback noise that I get, which increases with the volume. Unsure if it is my installation or the radio but it didn't happen beforehand. Other than that it's nit picky things I don't like.

    Pros: Good value, volume knob, enough features, starts up and runs fine, navigation is smooth, EQ is good

    Cons: Weird CarPlay issue, front facing USB port makes for ugly appearance and dangling wire especially in manual cars, feedback noise at high volume

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    Perfect if you have kids.

    Crutchfield customer from Ballwin, MO on 8/25/2019

    2004 Ford Explorer

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    I love the fact this actually has a volume knob since I am constantly turning the music up and down due to the fact that my kids always have a question about something all car ride long. I use this pretty much solely for the Apple Car Play but have had no problems with the unit so far.

    Pros: Volume Knob

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    Need to be fixed

    Crutchfield customer from League City, TX on 8/24/2019

    2015 Nissan Versa Note

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    I love the product tho the brightness can probably be fixed inclusive to when I connect with Apple most times it glitches or doesn't connect properly to the stereo system.

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    What I Was Looking For - Mostly

    Joel from Tuscaloosa, AL on 8/24/2019

    2004 Toyota Tundra

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    I installed in my 2012 Ford F150 XL mainly because of Apple CarPlay. I wanted to be able to use maps and listen to Spotify as I drive around for work. It works... Mostly. I have noticed times when CarPlay seems to stop working. It has happened when I am listening to a local radio station and using WAZE or if I'm listening to Spotify and using WAZE. My fix, thus far, has been to unplug the cable from the USB port and plug it back in. That has fixed it. Heh... I work in telecom. One of the first troubleshooting techniques is to restart the device. Does that fix it? Good. :) I don't think this is happening with Google Maps but I'll have to experiment more and see. Is it a WAZE issue or a CarPlay issue? I'm not sure.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay Easy Install

    Cons: Apple CarPlay Occasionally Stops Working

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    If I could do it again I would skip on this one......

    Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 8/24/2019

    2005 Toyota Tacoma

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    If I could do it again I would probably skip on this unit. Was bought for the Apple Car Play feature. And I like to stream music and use my Waze at the same time (never had a problem on my other radio through Bluetooth). But this unit will work for 5-15 minutes doing that and all of a sudden will start to cut out and have some nasty feedback like a CD with a nasty scratch in it skipping. And now just recently since my iPhone 7 has been updated to 12.4 CarPlay only launch 1/3 of the time when I plug the phone in. And the unit (XAV-AX1000) has been updated to the latest firmware 1.01 ..... Maybe I got a dud idk.

    Pros: The radio works and the backup camera input.

    Cons: The main reason I bought it for it Fails at....

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    Radio great customer service 2 stars

    Crutchfield customer from Auburn, CA on 8/23/2019

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    I bought this unit for a 2014 Ram 3500 Tradesman its stock radio did not offer any hands free calling, The Sony Radio would give 5 stars because it sounds good streaming Pandora and the Car Play with the maps function is great and now I have hands free calling, The stock speakers sound great with this radio. The reason for the deduction in the rating is for the Customer service and web page truck choices. 1 st as for the web page it did not have a Ram 3500 Tradesman as a choice this is important because it has no hands control. 2nd I told them over the phone that I was going to put a back up camera on and use it on a Arctic Fox Slide in camper on the truck, My 19 ft Video cable is short and it is zip tied onto of the fuel take about 6 ft short which was my concern in the beginning, no one offered a extension cable or even seamed to understand that the crew cab 8 ft + extra to go up the firewall and through the vacant clutch opening and a 8 foot box along with the 3 ft overhang that this would be short. 3 rd no-one told me that I would have to solder and shrink wrap the harness to the radio ( or use pinch connections to connect the wires) so I had to go and buy them would have been nice to have the option to purchase these with the order.

    Pros: Great sound, easy intuitive operation and set up of radio, car play and bluetooth both work great separate microphone

    Cons: Can't think of any but the lack of the customer service knowledge of length of video cable needed and web page problems not having the option for my truck, also no mention of the need for shrink wrap and solder or connectors

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    Sony XAV-AX1000

    Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 8/22/2019

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    Great radio for the price. Everything works as it should.

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    Pretty disappointed in CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Nashua, NH on 8/21/2019

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    CarPlay isn't working as planned. Very buggy. Pretty disappointed overall.

    Pros: Better than the stock stereo

    Cons: CarPlay is extremely buggy

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    Very cool head unit.

    Crutchfield customer from Spring Branch, TX on 8/21/2019

    2012 Ram 1500

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    Very cool head unit. Lots of features. Car play works great.

    Pros: Car play works great as well as the phone feature. Great price!

    Cons: none.

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    Makes an old car feel better than a new car

    Crutchfield customer from Wauconda, IL on 8/21/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Excellent system. Easy to connect (with the recommended wiring harness and pre-wired option). I just followed the excellent instructions, wired everything up, and I was in business. I like this setup better than what I've seen in a lot of brand new cars. My 2004 Silverado feels like a new car now. Excellent work Sony and as always, excellent experience thanks to Crutchfield.

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    Love it

    Crutchfield customer from Piedmont, SC on 8/20/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Love this receiver. It's the 2nd one I have purchased.

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    Crutchfield customer from Eaton, OH on 8/20/2019

    2011 Subaru Outback

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    The Apple CarPlay feature for this Sony unit works very well. My son and I installed the unit in his 2011 Subaru Outback. I cannot day enough good things about the Crutchfield tech team. We called them 3 times while installing the unit and they provided great help. This unit does not have a CD player which I would want but for my son, all his music is on his phone so this unit works well for him

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    Simple and great!

    Crutchfield customer from Belleville, IL on 8/20/2019

    2012 Volkswagen Passat

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    Easy to use, easy to install and a great price!

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    Crutchfield customer from Luthvle Timon, MD on 8/20/2019

    2012 Subaru Outback

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    Works as advertised. Good value for the price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Twentynin Plm, CA on 8/18/2019

    1997 Buick LeSabre

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    The radio is great! The Apple car play works super smooth

    Pros: Great radio, with loads of options

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    Crutchfield customer from Cresco, IA on 8/18/2019

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    A fantastic piece of equipment that has made enjoying my music with the family a pleasure - plus having the built in hands free to make our vehicle compliant with the new hands free laws within our area. Would highly recommend this unit along with having Crutchfield build you a wiring loom as well!

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    Crutchfield customer from Petoskey, MI on 8/18/2019

    2007 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice Head unit. Love the Apple play, sounds great.

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    Price Point Killer!

    Guest from Nellysford, VA on 8/18/2019

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    Excellent value especially at the price point. A vast improvement over the OEM radio. Especially good in that it offers Apple Car Play (albeit cabled) when you have to spend significantly more to get that in other brands.

    Pros: Apple Car Play

    Cons: Tiny volume knob, very hard to adjust quickly or on uneven terrain. Strong dislike for this.

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    Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 8/18/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Installation was simple. Took less than an hour

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    Worked as designed. No complaints.

    Crutchfield customer from Usaf Academy, CO on 8/15/2019

    2005 Infiniti G35

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    Worked as designed. No complaints.

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    Love Apple Car Play

    Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, GA on 8/15/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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    Good quality radio for the price. Easy to use when driving, not to distracting. Apple Car Play was the main reason I purchased this radio. My wife says she can here me good over the Bluetooth. I purchased the wiring service from crutchfield and it made the install crazy easy. I own a 16 Silverado and I put this in my 07 Classic Silverado to help bring it up to par with the 16. Definitely Makes a huge difference when paired with a camera. I wish it had a USB in the back as well as the front so I could have the option of hiding the wire but overall a very good radio. Will be buying one for my wife's Jeep soon.

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    Great

    Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 8/15/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Exactly what I wanted in connectivity with Bluetooth, carplay and front side usb and aux. The rear cam works great and I havent noticed any issues with the interface. As a bonus my stock Tahoe speakers sound way better I guess because of more power.

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    If you buy this for Apple Car Play, you're gonna have a bad time.

    Jeff from Conshohocken, PA on 8/14/2019

    2003 Toyota Highlander

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    Only thing keeping this from being a 1-star review is that the sound is pretty deece. Now, with that said, on to why this is only getting two stars. I bought this because its the only <$400 apple car play compatible radio that works in my car and I bought it for that reason alone. Out of the box everything worked great. System was snappy and responsive which I liked. Zero lag! About a week into it is when it started to go downhill. Car play would stop working. Stop working in the sense that it would freeze up on me. A quick disconnect and reconnect of the phone would start up the application but result in a blank screen. Lame. A few days later, the unit wouldn't even launch Car play. Googled it and some folks said to reboot the phone. That worked...once. For the past few days, Car play won't load at all. I tried other Apple devices, tried other lightning cables. Nada. As of now, I basically paid this much for a shot stereo worth $120 tops.

    Pros: Decend sound

    Cons: Car play stops working.

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    Jeff, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Glad I Got It

    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/13/2019

    2008 Toyota 4Runner

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    I've been very happy with this product so far! Crutchfield's customer service was beyond comparison to others which was a nice surprise. Do the online chat to make sure you're getting the right product for your car - I almost bought the wrong cords. The screen is surprisingly responsive and I love the volume knob. It connected very easily to my 2008 4Runner ( I had to watch some videos online on how to remove my dash). The Bluetooth connects automatically to my iPhone and starts playing my last song (it does NOT automatically connect to Apple Carplay though, which is fine. You just have to plug in your phone). Overall a great product!

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    Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 8/13/2019

    2014 Nissan Xterra

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    Looks good so far, much better tuner, and love Apple car play

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    Upgrading older vehicle

    Crutchfield customer from Maryville, TN on 8/13/2019

    2009 Nissan Murano

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    Nice basic stereo with updated features. Like that this unit offers Apple carplay at this pricing point. Simple to use and laid out well. Screen being a double din with smaller chassis on the upper part of screen allowed for install in 05 Jeep Liberty without a dash modification. Full size chassis unit would have required dash modification. Would go for something higher end on a newer car but is great for adding updated functionality on an older vehicle.

    Pros: Apple car play. Price Added bluetooth to older vehicle. USB on front panel. Multi function knob.

    Cons: Could have been built with better grade parts. Wiring and screen seems to be a little small and cheap.

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    Old car new stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Big Pine Key, FL on 8/13/2019

    2006 Lexus ES330

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    Very nice to have contemporary stereo in my 14 yr old lexus

    Pros: Does a lot

    Cons: I have to learn features particularly apple play

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    Great beginner CarPlay unit with physical buttons!

    Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, IN on 8/12/2019

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    So far so good (about a week into the install). Screen is a bit dark, especially when I have the lights on. Setting for demo mode was a bit hard to find, but overall, I'm super pleased with the unit. Looking forward to CarPlay in iOS13!

    Pros: Easy install, Compact

    Cons: Screen brightness, UI isn't super intuitive.

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    Crutchfield does it again!

    Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 8/12/2019

    2006 Nissan Frontier

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    Excellent radio, perfect price! I made the purchase on the weekend and my radio and kit arrived perfectly paclaged a few days later. Install was a breeze ! I will be ordering again!

    Pros: Love the radio. No problems with it, wife is so impressed with it, she is going to buy one also

    Cons: When the sun hits the right angle it's hard to see the screen time but it's not a show stopper.

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    Love Apple Car Play

    Niki from Oklahoma City, OK on 8/12/2019

    2004 Toyota Tacoma

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    The install was very smooth. With the data sheet provided, I had all the information I needed. The only information that wasn't provided was for the backup camera. But I purchased the camera elsewhere so that was to be expected. The head unit works perfectly, love having the backup camera option. Apple car play works great. So far it's a full 5 stars in my opinion.

    Pros: Backup camera Touchscreen Apple Car Play Affordable

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 8/11/2019

    2005 GMC Yukon XL

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    great radio for a budget friendly install. has all the features you'd need.

    Pros: simple to install and simple to use

    Cons: caution warning pops up every time the radio is turned on

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    Crutchfield customer from Centerville, UT on 8/11/2019

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Great instructions for installation and the Sony is a great improvement over the stock setup.

    Pros: Great features at the price point.

    Cons: During testing I noticed the unit gets quite hot. I'm hoping that it is normal.

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    Glad I placed my order here.

    Dan from Kuna, ID on 8/10/2019

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Very glad I decided to order from Crutchfield. I've installed plenty of stereos before, but never in anything as new as my wifes 2012 Jeep Wrangler. I was totally unaware of the extra parts needed to properly pull this off. Thankfully they had a list of everything I would need to get the job done. I only had one hickup due to the wonky wiring in Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep vehicles. After getting everything wired up, everything worked except handsfree phone calling. The callers voice would not come through the speakers. If you have a factory 6+ speaker system, you may need to wire as I did. I had to connect the stereo front speaker outputs to the vehicle harness rear speaker inputs. This is due to the Dodge vehicles only using 2 channels for the speaker system. After I did that, everything worked great, my wife couldn't be happier and loves her jeep more than ever.

    Pros: Wife loves it

    Cons: No text alerts unless plugged in.

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    Crutchfield customer from Blue Ridge, VA on 8/8/2019

    2002 Toyota Sequoia

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    Great Price on a really quality product!

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    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/8/2019

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    Great product but even better customer service and support. Wiring harness made installation a breeze.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 8/8/2019

    2013 Honda Fit Sport

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    Easy to use and install. Sound quality is excellent.

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    Screen

    Crutchfield customer from Jupiter, FL on 8/7/2019

    2008 Toyota Tundra

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    Receiver works very well, simple system nothing elaborate huge improvement over stock. My only issue is the reflection off of the screen. Very difficult to view in the daylight hours.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bonifay, FL on 8/7/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Great radio!

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 8/5/2019

    2011 Ford F-150 FX4

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    Love it! Love it! Love it! Fantastic sound and clarity. Do yourself a favor and pay to have the wiring harness put together. It saved a TON of time and it plugs right up. Crutchfield nailed it! Thank yoh

    Pros: Easy install Fit like a glove Fantastic sound Easy setup

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    Shana from Madison, IN on 8/5/2019

    2006 Honda Civic LX

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    This is a great radio. In the past I have always taken care of the wiring. I decided to let Crutchfield do that for me this time & it was a great option. The unit itself was easy to install in my Honda with the replacement dash & directions they send with the stereo. It's easy to use & helped my speakers perform better.

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    Guest from Millwood, VA on 8/5/2019

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    Very easy to use and sounds great. Blu tooth works great as does car play

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    Crutchfield customer from Modesto, CA on 8/5/2019

    2008 Honda Accord

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    Amazing Value. Apple Car Play works great.

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    Great buy , recommend it to everyone

    Crutchfield customer from Council Bluffs, IA on 8/4/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Great power output with 55w per channel, great equalizer, touch screen is very sensitive touch , radio tuner( 18 presets) , with Aux input, Bluetooth, and Apple Carplay you have so many options for music. Great stereo

    Pros: So many ways to connect and play , great power

    Cons: Apple Carplay is glitchy , iphone needs hard reset to reconnect

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    Crutchfield customer from Vista, CA on 8/4/2019

    2007 Ford F-150

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    Great product and the provided instructions made the installation extremely simple.

    Pros: display and sound even on stock speakers is outstanding

    Cons: None at this point

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    Crutchfield customer from Missouri City, TX on 8/4/2019

    2008 Honda CRV LX

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    My daughter almost killed me after using this Sony- for not buying this earlier!

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    Crutchfield customer from Canisteo, NY on 8/1/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    Great stereo works like a charm

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    Crutchfield customer from Palm Harbor, FL on 8/1/2019

    2012 Toyota Tacoma

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    Works really well for CarPlay. To be honest, I haven't tried any of the other features. Knob and home button are fairly intuitive. I used the graphic equalizer to customize the sound. Treble has a kind of harsh quality at times. Install was simple with the supplied gear. Next deck will have a rear panel usb input, the cable hanging out the front is an annoyance, but that's not the fault of this radio, just a feature I didn't know I would want.

    Pros: Inexpensive, CarPlay

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    Crutchfield customer from Ottawa, IL on 7/29/2019

    2006 Buick LaCrosse

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    bought this as an upgrade from the factory head unit in my car and love it the apple car play is worth it in itself and the unit itself is very easy to use

    Pros: easy to use clean looking

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Oriental, NC on 7/29/2019

    2019 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice system and easy to use.

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    Crutchfield customer from Loveland, OH on 7/28/2019

    2012 Ford F-150 STX

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    Great value! I love it. I like having a physical volume button. I have zero complaints other than it can be a little hard to see during the day. I would buy this radio again for sure. The speakers in my f150 sound better now too.

    Pros: Price! This is a great value. Volume knob instead of buttons

    Cons: Can be hard to see when the sun is shining in

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    Crutchfield customer from Lexington, SC on 7/28/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    The head unit installs easily and sounds great. The hands free mic could be a little better, but isn't horrible.

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    Crutchfield customer from Monson, MA on 7/26/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Impala

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    Great product from sony like always

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    Crutchfield customer from Asheville, NC on 7/25/2019

    2006 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice stereo for the money. Apple CarPlay is a nice feature. The front facing USB creates messy cables in my opinion, but may be a positive for others. You must plug in your iPhone for CarPlay to work so keep that in mind.

    Pros: -CarPlay -Price -Touch screen

    Cons: -Front facing USB

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    Crutchfield customer from Severna Park, MD on 7/24/2019

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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    2011 Jetta Sportswagen Put this in my daughters Jetta after her radio died. After a quick review online about how this seems to be a problem with the these cars, and being told it was $150 to bring it to the dealer, leave it for a day just to be diagnosed, and then pay for the same radio to be put back in, I decided to go to a car stereo installation store. Basically, for the same radio that I installed, they wanted about $1000, ouch. More online research and I came across Crutchfield, and this radio. Saved about $650, install was easy with the pre-wired harness. Hardest part was installing the Bluetooth mike, but that was also manageable after watching some YouTube videos. Radio looks factory installed, sounds great, and I have a happy daughter. Plus, with Apple Carplay, it makes the car seem newer. I should have installed a back up camera, and may go back to do so. I did have to call during the install to make sure I was doing it right, the guy I talked to was patient and walked me through it. Whole thing took about an hour, with the most time being allotted to the Bluetooth mike.

    Pros: Easy, about an hour total time, mostly with microphone. Apple carplay is awesome to have.

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    Joseph from Blacksburg on 7/24/2019

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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    I installed this car stereo for my friend's son. Sound quality was very impressive. Bluetooth feature worked well, and the touchscreen worked great. I plan on purchasing one for myself.

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    Not bad, if you're willing to live with some quirks.

    Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 7/23/2019

    2000 Toyota 4Runner

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    The things I like about the Sony XAV-AX1000 are that it installed easily in my 2000 4Runner, reception and sound is clear, lot's of audio adjustment available through presets and custom tuning and honestly, I think my stock speakers sound better. Not sure if that's possible or if I'm hallucinating. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things I don't like. The antenna stays up even when listening to Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, Satellite radio, or the auxiliary input. Actually, the antenna is always up as the unit doesn't turn off (screen goes black and audio stops playing), unless there is a master off switch I'm missing. During the day, the screen is extremely susceptible to glare making it almost impossible to read. Apple Car Play is finicky. For instance, if I want to listen to IHeartRadio, I tap the icon and the screen goes black and quiet, then I open IHeartRadio on my phone and tap the station, then I close my phone, and about ten seconds later it starts to play. Sometimes the screen displays the show I'm listening to, sometimes it doesn't. Switching between the three pages of SiriusXM presets is hard as it prefers to just open a station from the presets instead. Overall, I do not regret this purchase but it doesn't perform as well as I'd hoped.

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    Crutchfield customer from Weedsport, NY on 7/23/2019

    2009 Nissan Rogue

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    Works well and nice upgrade from stock radio in 2009 Nissan Rogue. Bought it for the Apple Carplay and it works well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Apex, NC on 7/22/2019

    2011 GMC Sierra

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    Great head-unit overall. Install was easy and I really appreciate the extra room having only a single DIN under the covers. It gives you plenty of room to install all the wires and harnesses. Boots fast, responsive, looks very clean. Sound is good but not great, it sounds clear but gets distorted at higher volumes. There is no input on the back on the unit so if you want to keep your factory XM you have to run a 3.5m--RCA cable to the front of the radio.

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    Crutchfield customer from North Brunswick, NJ on 7/22/2019

    2005 Toyota Corolla

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    Great media receiver! Has everything you need. Very intuitive and easy to set up!

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    Crutchfield customer from Oak Island, NC on 7/22/2019

    2006 Toyota Tundra

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    Works well. Fit perfectly.

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    Excellent radio

    Crutchfield customer from Ohiopyle, PA on 7/22/2019

    2006 Hyundai Tucson

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    Love the radio and features Only minor concern is Screen is little soft and easily scratched

    Pros: Ease of install Full of features Loud Great fm reception in mountains

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    Crutchfield customer from Rochester, PA on 7/21/2019

    2012 Toyota Camry

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    nice works great

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    Crutchfield customer from Summerfield, NC on 7/21/2019

    2012 Subaru Outback

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    Amazing piece of tech. Definitely worth it considering the convenience of it and all it has to offer.

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    Good unit, little pricy.

    Crutchfield customer from Smyrna, TN on 7/21/2019

    2000 Nissan Maxima

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    Easy to install and operate. I was buy the custom harness to make installation easier. I bought 3 of these and we like them very much. Recommended.

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to operate.

    Cons: A little pricy.

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    Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 7/18/2019

    2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Love the system very clean and easy to use

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    Great Radio

    Danny from Trumann, AR on 7/17/2019

    2007 Honda Accord EX

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    Love this stereo! The apple car play works great. Although the receiver doesn't have built in navigation, using apple car play I get both google and apple maps. I connected the satellite receiver also, with no issues. Back-up camera works well and is easy to see in the receiver. I would buy it again if I was repurchasing a stereo.

    Pros: Has a volume knob!

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Oviedo, FL on 7/16/2019

    2012 Nissan Altima

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    RADIO IS DECENT, STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT ALL OF THE FEATURES IT HAS, BUT SO FAR SO GOOD

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    horrible

    Randy from Middletown, NY on 7/16/2019

    2006 Audi A4

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    I've had it for a couple months. Xm has stopped working, the screen freezes, car play disconnects from the phone and car play just closes.

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to Randy to help him further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Crutchfield customer from Norman, OK on 7/16/2019

    2013 Ford Edge

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    Bought for my girlfriend's car and it works great. I'm glad she finally has CarPlay and spends a lot less time driving looking at her phone.

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    Awesome!!!!!

    Crutchfield customer from Thousand Oaks, CA on 7/15/2019

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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    Couldn't have asked for more out of this radio. Super easy installation , sounds great , I love the touch screen and I really enjoy the car play features !! Customers service is top notch and had all the right answers and didn't have to wait long for an email response. I would not hesitate to recommend Crutchfield to anyone !! I will be returning soon for another purchase !! Thank you for doing everything your stand for !!

    Pros: Super easy install. Great customer service. I recommend to buy the pre wire option it saved tons of time.

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    Excellent Sony Quality

    Crutchfield customer from Bessemer, AL on 7/15/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Excellent product! Fit like a charm in my plain-Jane 2004 F-150 Heritage... with a slight modification (1/4"cut) to the upper opening. Features exceeded expectations for a unit in this price range. No issues pairing with my iPhone and tapping into the ApplePlay features.

    Pros: Fit, features, price

    Cons: None so far

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    Great for Apple Car

    Crutchfield customer from Vienna, VA on 7/15/2019

    2004 Toyota RAV4

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    it exactly what I expected!

    Pros: Apple Car and Camera

    Cons: No steering wheel controls - not that I needed them

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    Good value

    Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/15/2019

    1999 Chevrolet Tracker

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    Good value for the price

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    Sony AX-1000

    Crutchfield customer from Adairsville, GA on 7/15/2019

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    This Sony radio was just what I was looking for. Which the help of Archer at Crutchfield he helped me get all the wiring, dash kit and backup camera that worked for me. I did have to call the tech department to ask questions about installing the camera I talked to Dale , he was very knowledgeable on the Nissan vehicle and told me exactly which wire to connect to. Again I love the radio and Crutchfield I'll buy again. My son will be ordering the same radio to put in his Toyota truck.

    Pros: All pros with this unit

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Corvallis, OR on 7/14/2019

    2006 Toyota Highlander

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    Easy installation(with crutchfield kit), makes me wonder why I waited so long for my 2006 highlander. All functions are good using CarPlay. Minor gripe that wallpaper can't be personalized.

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    Crutchfield customer from Acworth, GA on 7/14/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    Easy instillation and great sound.

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    Best fit for my needs

    Crutchfield customer from Hialeah, FL on 7/14/2019

    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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    Great upgrade from my factory radio. This radio has all the features I was looking for including the CarPlay. The price was right and the performance is good. The sound was a night and day improvement. The space saving was an ease to install. Definitely made the best choice.

    Pros: CarPlay functionality, space saving allows plenty room for connections, wallpaper colors match my mood, touch screen responsiveness, front usb connection.

    Cons: CarPlay is not Bluetooth compatible,

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    Crutchfield customer from Watkins, CO on 7/14/2019

    2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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    Nice to have the USB connection out front - The install looks as though it came with the car

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    Jeff from Rockford, IL on 7/13/2019

    2007 Honda Civic EX

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    I bought this as a birthday gift for my Son and he is extremely happy with it. He uses the Apple Car Play all of the time and streams his Spotify. He used to not turn on his radio driving to work because of the ridiculous amount of commercials. He is most excited about how the unit will take his GPS navigation from his phone and put it on the screen. It sure is no reason to every buy another car with navigation that needs to be updated on a regular basis. He enjoys the sound quality compared to the original Navi system in his car. I will most likely put one of these in my car at some point. During the install I called tech service twice with some questions and I talked to two different techs. Both were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This is rare in today's world. Thank you Crutchfield for a pleasant experience.

    Pros: Navigation from phone Streaming of music

    Cons: Asking Siri to play Spotify by song did not work, maybe it is a phone setting.

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    Crutchfield customer from Zirconia, NC on 7/12/2019

    2012 Nissan Altima

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    Great Radio! The car play feature works great and the hands free driving sounds good on both ends of the phones. Highly recommend!

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    Great unit, spotty carplay

    Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, OK on 7/11/2019

    2010 Honda Civic LX

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    Loved the carplay when it worked, sometimes I would plug my phone in and it wouldn't register it at all. I would have to turn my phone off and back on to get it to work. I sent this back and got the AX100, Haven't had any problems with it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Moyock, NC on 7/11/2019

    2001 Toyota Tacoma

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    Honestly was unsure of this radio at first but love it compared to the radios without a touch screen definately would suggest if its within your budget!

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    Great value with CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 7/10/2019

    2006 Honda Civic LX

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    I really like the simplicity of the design and how it seems to mesh with the rest of my dash. The volume knob is a huge plus for adjusting volume and activating Siri. I have also enjoyed how easy it is to access CarPlay by simply plugging in my phone. This is a great buy since it is one of cheaper models with the CarPlay feature. The microphone also makes your voice sound very clear while taking calls on the road.

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    Crutchfield customer from Midlothian, VA on 7/10/2019

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    I really like it and the way it looks. Works perfect!

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    Very easy setup

    Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 7/9/2019

    2003 Suzuki Vitara

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    I am very pleased with this purchase. I replaced my factory unit on an older vehicle and even though I retained the OEM speakers the sound quality was a huge improvement. I was especially pleased in how easy it was to set up the unit. Pairing the unit with my iPhone took about 1 minute. The entire set up process was very easy and I never had to look at the manual even once.

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    Good stuff

    Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 7/9/2019

    2005 Honda Element

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    Great unit. Love having a physical volume knob. Apple CarPlay is great. I wish it had the usb and aux able to go out the back, but really doesn't bother me. Works well overall.

    Pros: Physical volume knob Good touchscreen Apple CarPlay Aux and usb input Not gaudy

    Cons: Limited input customization

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    Crutchfield customer from Supply, NC on 7/8/2019

    2002 Toyota Sequoia

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    Great product, works very well, very good quality sound. Plenty of features for the price. Only negative is the screen is very hard to see in the daylight. Still a very good product for the price!

    Pros: Great sound clarity, apple car play, many features

    Cons: Visibility in daylight

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    Good radio for the price

    Elio from Portland, ME on 7/8/2019

    2009 GMC Sierra

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    Pretty good unit for the price of it. Haven't played much with it but one thing that I noticed, touchscreen is not as responsive as my pioneer used to be. Especially when you get into the settings menu. You need to press a few times before it acknowledges that your trying to turn back to the previous settings. Not bad overall.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MN on 7/8/2019

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Installation was great in my '06 Grand Cherokee.

    Pros: Fairly inexpensive Responsive and intuitive touch screen Full EQ, fade, and balance control

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    Crutchfield customer from Ripon, WI on 7/8/2019

    2003 Subaru Outback

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    Love it! Made my stock speakers sound so much better. Also the touch screen is great.

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    Diesel Hutch

    Crutchfield customer from Thorofare, NJ on 7/8/2019

    2004 Ford F-350

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    Very nice head unit with great features

    Pros: All good

    Cons: No cons

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    Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, NJ on 7/8/2019

    2008 GMC Sierra

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    Deck looks great and has everything I was looking for in a radio

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    XAV-AX1000 manual

    Crutchfield customer from New Ellenton, SC on 7/8/2019

    1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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    Works great. Manual is lacking detailed information needed for mounting and wiring.

    Pros: Sounds great

    Cons: Manual was definitely written by a non technical person.

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    Perfect for people wanting Apple Car Play to their vehicle.

    Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 7/8/2019

    2002 Lexus SC430

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    Love this receiver. I use APPLE car play daily and have no use for a DVD or a CD player. I order this item pre wired so it was easy to plug and play that I actually did it myself. (mind you I am not mechanically inclined at all!

    Pros: Excellent!

    Cons: none

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    Perfect stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 7/7/2019

    2006 Nissan Xterra

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    Perfect for my kids car, not too expensive just what we expected, works great apple CarPlay makes it hands free and I feel good about that!

    Pros: Works great easy to install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Commerce City, CO on 7/7/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    Great sounding, simple reviewer with Apple CarPlay. Using with Infinity Kappa component speakers and sounds great. Menu is intuitive. Touch screen is responsive and bright.

    Pros: Good sound, easy to set-up, easy to use.

    Cons: Slightly plain looking.

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    A+

    Crutchfield customer from Orient, OH on 7/7/2019

    2011 Chevrolet Aveo

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    My son likes this better than the Kenwood that was damaged in an accident. Apple car play, a front usb, and the remote control are his favorite features.

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    Sony AX1000 Amazing!

    Crutchfield customer from Spring Lake, MI on 7/7/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    This unit is so easy to install and use . The CarPlay feature makes life easier for sure. The sound and clarity of this unit is amazing. If you are on the fence about what unit has the most bang for the buck, stop looking. You won't be disappointed if you choose this Sony AX1000.

    Pros: Easy to install and use. Plug and play.

    Cons: None

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    Night and day

    Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 7/7/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500

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    Great radio ! Night and day sound difference from factory??

    Pros: Easy to install , highly recommend pre made harness from Crutchfield. Let the experts do the hard work so you just have to plug and play

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Freeland, MI on 7/7/2019

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Works great. Easy to use and set up. Was easy to install.

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    Awesome product and seller

    GaBoy from Richmond Hill, GA on 7/6/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Great product , easy install. between Crutchfield directions, their ready wire harness, and great tech support this was a lot easier than expected. Hate messing around with car wiring, but their ready to go harness made it a breeze with the peace of mind its right. The receiver is strait forward and super easy to operate, love this product. My advise is to get the whole kit for your vehicle, receiver, and pre-made wiring harness in one easy package from Crutchfield for easiest install. The Sony is fool proof user friendly and works with AppleCar Play as advertised. Don't hesitate, get it and love your old ride again.

    Pros: Easy to operate and install. do believe also ordering through Crutchfield made the install part even easier.

    Cons: Wish units just had the mic intergraded into the face of the unit. Hardest part is figuring out where to put that mic.

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    Great Value

    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/5/2019

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    Pros: Everything you need in an infotainment system, Apple car play is awesome and Sirius XM coming in handy during long road trips. It has a volume knob and USB connection is right in front for easy connections. Backup camera looks crystal clear. Con: Touch screen feels different, not bad, I just need to get used to it

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    Overheats my iphone

    Crutchfield customer from Olympia, WA on 7/4/2019

    2006 Ford Explorer

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    It pushes too much voltage through my iPhone and the battery makes it overheat and start glitching. It's a little scary to have a $300 stereo mess with my $1299 iPhone XS Max.

    Pros: Great sound.. love Apple Car Play

    Cons: Overcharges and overheats

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    Happy Happy ??

    Crutchfield customer from Hiram, GA on 7/4/2019

    2005 Toyota Tacoma

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    I couldn't be more pleased, with my purchase. Crutchfield did the plug and play on the wiring harness, and installation was a breeze! I am not real good at doing this kind of stuff, but this came easy! The Sony receiver sounds great, Bluetooth works great and has a very nice appearance, in my truck. CarPlay didn't have any connection issues and all went well!

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    Sony Stereo '01 4Runner

    Matt from Saint Charles, MO on 7/3/2019

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    Allowed me to modernize my car with apple car play, hands free calling, and even wired a rearview camera. The stereo was a breeze to install. Crutchfield was very helpful in the purchase process and got me some nice wiring diagrams specific to my vehicle which was a nice touch. My car is 18 years old with almost 200k miles on it so wasn't wanting to break the bank on a top of the line system. I wanted something with Apple Car Play so I could use the hands free calling and maps feature since my work requires me to occasionally run to different job sites around the area. I figured what they hey, it has a camera input so I bought a backup cam that mounts to my license plate screws. Sound is surprisingly good. Another feature that shouldn't go unnoticed is the physical volume knob. I very much dislike using buttons or the screen to change the volume. Doesn't get 5 stars for personal reasons because of how it fits my car. It fits but its a little recessed and there is a small gap around the stereo and the front panel which bugs me because I didn't want it to look cheap and it also makes it harder to turn the volume knob. It even says in the manual how it doesn't fit some Japanese cars which seems ironic since Sony is a Japanese company... There's a label on the side that says "T" for Toyota and it still looks tacky but it is what it is at this point. The back of the stereo also gets kind of hot since they made the back a little smaller and I'm not sure there is a fan on

    Pros: Apple Car Play, sound, physical volume adjust knob, camera input, install

    Cons: Fit for '01 4Runner

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    It could be more user friendly!

    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/3/2019

    2003 Dodge Dakota

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    I have it only a week, but noticed some functionalities that puzzle me. The physical home button is bright all the time, but the volume knob or around it is not lit, at night it is hard to locate. In reverse with the camera on it would be nice to mute or at least lower the volume like on other head units. Finally, there is so much wasted real estate on the display. Why is the time displayed so tiny in radio mode? You cannot read it while driving!

    Pros: Price, Sound, Boot-up Time

    Cons: User Interface design

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    Reflective screen in daytime, lots of features

    David from Sherwood, AR on 7/3/2019

    1999 Nissan Frontier

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    This radio has a number of positives and negatives. I installed this unit in a 1999 Nissan Frontier as I wanted one with a backup camera and one that could display the GPS image from my iPhone (5SE). Negative (1) - This is my second unit (replacement) as the first unit had an issue where the volume control would not work. It was either 100% full volume or completely off. 100% full volume will scare you to death driving down the road. Negative (2) - The screen is highly reflective. I cannot read the display during the day as the screen reflection of my cloth seats is all that I see. This seems to be a common problem, but this unit is like a mirror. See the picture I posted. Positives - Apple Car Plays works, reverse camera works, Bluetooth works, I would have exchanged for another unit but I did not want to spend hundreds more for a better display as it would be worth more than the value of my vehicle. I purchased an anti-reflective screen to go over the display but I have not installed it yet. Major kudos to Crutchfield as they answered many questions that I had and were very responsive in getting me a replacement unit.

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    Great replacement for stock BRZ and FRS head unit

    Wayne from Garland, TX on 7/2/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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    The stock receivers in the Subaru BRZ (ours is a 2015) and the Scion/Toyota FRS are widely disliked by their owners. Happily, it's easy to replace them and this Sony is an excellent choice for that. Except for the "Con" below, the installation was a snap. The unit was easily and quickly installed with the adapters recommended (and provided at no cost for our car without steering wheel controls) by Crutchfield. It integrated seamlessly with the BRZ's audio amp and wiring and sounds great. We added a rearview camera while we had the dash apart and it works great, too. The AX1000's camera function's guide lines can be easily adjusted so they are displayed correctly, even for a camera mounted off the car's centerline. Car Play and Blue Tooth work perfectly and the phone was easily paired to the receiver. Car Play makes built-in GPS functions in receivers redundant in almost all situations, so we don't miss having a built-in GPS in this Sony. The screen is bright enough for sunny days and its touch sensitivity is great (and adjustable, too.) This Sony is an effective cure for the irritation BRZ and FRS owners feel when they try to use the stock head units in their cars!

    Pros: Excellent sound, user controls and screen. Physical volume knob. Bright screen. Great sound. Mic function and sound. Camera interface and guide lines. Car Play and Blue Tooth performance.

    Cons: No rear USB ports, so we couldn't re-use the handy USB connector in the BRZ's center console. Metra's panel filler pieces must be hacked to fit Subarus

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    Crutchfield customer from Andalusia, AL on 7/2/2019

    1996 Chevrolet C Series

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    Works great! Easy to use, and love the Apple Carplay feature!!!

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    Wow awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, MA on 7/1/2019

    2013 Subaru Legacy

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    Love it!!!

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    Nice Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Vidor, TX on 7/1/2019

    2005 Toyota Sequoia

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    Replaced aged Factory JBL stereo in my 05 Sequoia with this Sony Receiver. I installed it with no problems, the instructions were fantastic from Crutchfield on how to do this. Just make sure you read them first as you have to do a few things to reset the steering wheel controls to this unit, very easy if you read the instructions. I love the Apple Play on it and have the steering wheel controls all working as they should. I would highly recommend paying the 25 or so extra to have them prewire the harness for your automobile. It made the install flawless and quick and looks so professional. Thanks Crutchfield and Thanks to Adam.

    Pros: Easy to install

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    Great product

    Crutchfield customer from Rockwood, TN on 6/30/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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    Great radio does everything I was looking for.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Caguas, PR on 6/30/2019

    2011 Toyota Prius

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    I purchased this headunit for a 8 year old car and it has thoroughly transformed my experience. I enjoy it immensely. For the most part it works well. I do have one issue however. When you plug the phone into the unit the carplay app pops up and the head unit goes into carplay mode. Sometimes this fails. I have found that if I do a hard reset of the phone, then it works as it should. It is a great head and inexpensive unit from a reputable brand!

    Pros: Excellent quality at a reasonable price

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    Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 6/30/2019

    2012 Kia Soul

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    Easy install, very user friendly menus and set up was a breeze.

    Pros: Price, ease of use, apple car play,

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    Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 6/30/2019

    1999 Nissan Maxima

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    Fast shipping, nicely packaged, everything as described and overall experience was great. Using Cruchfield really made the task of swapping out my cars radio as easy as possible!

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    Crutchfield customer from Beverly, NJ on 6/30/2019

    2014 Jeep Cherokee

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    Great radio with perfect sound.

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    Ray from Courtenay, BC on 6/29/2019

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    This is a great radio, i love it, was easy to install with the kit supplied. The Apple car play is seamless and it has done everything i needed it to do. Great Great Radio

    Pros: nice looking radio, love the volume knob and apple carplay

    Cons: screen a bit dim in bright light

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    Crutchfield customer from Florissant, MO on 6/27/2019

    1995 Cadillac Seville

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    Great buy

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    Crutchfield customer from Mansfield , MA on 6/27/2019

    2008 Subaru Impreza

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    Put in my 2008 Subaru Impreza love having today's technology in an older car worth the money.

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    Crutchfield customer from Prosper, TX on 6/27/2019

    2014 Volkswagen Passat

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    First of all let me say that Crutchfield's customer service is absolutely top notch and because of that I'll be a return customer for as long as this continues to be the case. As far as the Sony XAV-AX1000 goes its a definite upgrade from my factory receiver. There are still some quirks I'm working through that I'm not sure is the UI of the receiver or if I just need to get more familiar with it on my end. I want to spend a few weeks with it before I report back with my final thoughts.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL on 6/26/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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    Great product so far I love it

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    Does what it does very well. Great for the price.

    Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake Cty, UT on 6/23/2019

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    This is a perfect head unit for what it does. No disc support, fine. As noted by others, the physical volume knob and home button (which is illuminated) are great. Clean interface, easy touch and easy °swipe*. Controls and settings are pretty darn intuitive. The screen is easy to read in sunlight, or even with polarized sunglasses. And the sound is great. The feature set is also the right size -- you don't have dozens of modes and options and menus to sort out. The backup camera hookup works well. If I wanted to quibble, I could ask for some less limited wallpaper choices, some way to do 'favorite' EQ sets, and the option to rearrange or hide screen buttons I don't use. But at the price, I don't want to quibble.

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    Great radio... Great price

    Crutchfield customer from Fackler, AL on 6/23/2019

    2008 Toyota Corolla

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    Really nice radio and very easy to use. Really like the CarPlay feature.

    Pros: Easy to use. CarPlay. Hands free.

    Cons: CarPlay isn't Bluetooth.

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    Crutchfield customer from Marion, TX on 6/23/2019

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Great sound and very user friendly!

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    Crutchfield customer from NC on 6/21/2019

    2013 Ram 1500

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    Installed this in a 2013 RAM. It sounds as good or better than the RA1 factory unit and works great.

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    Versatile, Value-packed Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/21/2019

    2012 Toyota Highlander

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    The value of this stereo cannot be beat. By installing this in your older car, you essentially get a modern model cheap. Apple Car Play is the idea I've been suggesting for years - I never understood why car companies built their own operating systems when there are tech companies out there that could do a much better job. All car companies should outsource their tech development. As long as you don't need a CD player, this receiver coupled with your Apple smart phone will do everything you want. You only need to buy accessories if you want the backup camera or satellite radio. The touchscreen responds quickly and has a picture better than most car factory screens. It's not super-HD, but I have no complaint. Sony's own interface for features like the radio is easy to operate. There's no need to read the instruction manual to figure out how this thing works. Contrary to what some reviewers stated, I have no trouble receiving radio reception, but I do live in a big city. It does HD radio, but where I live that's nothing but NPR, so big whoop. The USB jack charges the phone while it is connected. At first I was skeptical of the 20 watt RMS rating per channel, thinking this wouldn't be powerful enough, but it's still more than the factory receiver, which is sad. Seriously, car companies, quit making your own receivers. Ah, again, I digress. I guess as long as car companies continue to put mediocre receivers in their cars, Crutchfield will remain in business.

    Pros: Sound Quality Digital equalizer Apple Car Play Enough wattage for an SUV Radio reception Touchscreen

    Cons: Single USB jack No CD player

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    Craig from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/20/2019

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Good for the price. Very basic settings. Only issues I have are being unable to easily switch between Sirius presets on head unit or through steering wheel controls. Also, USB thumb drive with gigs of music takes 3-4 minutes of spinning to load and play. Every time I start up Jeep I get error right away that bluetooth isn't connected, and then it connects 20 seconds later.

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    Crutchfield customer from North Andover, MA on 6/20/2019

    2007 Honda Fit

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    Easy install and intuitive design. Made the stock speakers in my daughters 2007 Honda Fit sound great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Oak Brook, IL on 6/19/2019

    2007 Toyota Highlander

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    It works perfectly and the CarPlay feature works flawlessly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Florence, SC on 6/19/2019

    2003 Honda Civic

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    Just installed this in my '03 Honda Civic. Very easy to install and sound is great. Menus are easy to navigate and Car Play is a great upgrade.

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    Crutchfield customer from Coral Springs, FL on 6/18/2019

    2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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    Perfect fit for my car and apple carplay its perfect to play my music and use Waze for navigation

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    Crutchfield customer from Round Lake, IL on 6/18/2019

    2009 Toyota Sienna

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    Installation was a snap with the help of Crutchfield. They sent exact pictures of where I was to connect for the reverse and parking break wires. Also having them connect the wire harness to the unit made installation a lot quicker. The sound is good through the stock speakers and the new use of CarPlay is a winner in my book. I installed this and a rear view camera in a 2009 Toyota Sienna. Since we have kids learning to drive we wanted hands free in the car and this unit does the trick.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rockland, MA on 6/18/2019

    2012 GMC Sierra

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    Great radio for the price an great sound on stock speakers.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hixson, TN on 6/18/2019

    2016 Jeep Patriot

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    Quality screen and nice radio,

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    Crutchfield customer from Cornelius, NC on 6/17/2019

    2014 Jeep Patriot

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    this radio is awesome, i have a 2014 jeep patriot and used to have the factory radio. this is so nice to have i love the apple car play and i do not have to worry about looking down at my phone when i use navigation now. i also love that the volume is a knob as not many touch screen radios have this feature. if you're thinking about buying it, do it! the directions were very straight forward it took me 30 minutes to install

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    Great aftermarket upgrade!

    Crutchfield customer from Sauk City, WI on 6/17/2019

    2006 Toyota Sequoia

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    Easy to install, and the existing speaker system sounds so much better!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lottie, LA on 6/17/2019

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    These radios are amazing and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new upgrade. The screen is super clear and is more responsive than any other ive tested.

    Pros: Very responsive and clear.

    Cons: The volume knob is a little on the small side.

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    Great product, easy installation...

    Crutchfield customer from Somerville, MA on 6/16/2019

    2011 Toyota RAV4

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    It's been a week so far but the ax1000 is great! A total novice like myself with Crutchfield's help and pre-wired harness and instructions made the installation easy. Thanks!

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    Crutchfield customer from Park Forest, IL on 6/16/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Impala

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    Very happy with this stereo. I had Crutchfield do the wiring harness so it all plug-n-play.

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    Crutchfield customer from Longview, TX on 6/16/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Fit and finish was on point. Pleasantly pleased!!

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 6/13/2019

    2003 Ford F-350

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    Fantastic unit. Blends into the dash very well and packed with features. The touch screen is very sensitive so you arent pushing hard on the srceen like other units.

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    Great Unit

    Crutchfield customer from North Andover, MA on 6/13/2019

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    Very happy with the unit. Works great and is simple to use. I bought this primarily for the CarPlay functionality; it is installed in my son's car and I wanted the safety of the hands/eyes free. He is not a techie, but quickly became used to how to use CarPlay.

    Pros: Simple operation. Apple CarPlay functionality

    Cons: Screen resolution could be crisper

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    Great Value!

    Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 6/12/2019

    1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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    Very pleased with this head unit. The volume knob is great as my car does not have steering wheel mounted controls, so the ability to quickly adjust the volume is helpful. Features are good for the price, and it works as advertised. People tell me the hands-free sounds quality is acceptable. Bluetooth pairing was easy, and Apple CarPlay works as designed.

    Pros: Volume knob, Apple Car play, good Bluetooth connection, looks nice.

    Cons: None

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    Great sound!

    Lyle from Spruce Grove AB on 6/12/2019

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    It is astonishing to discover the improvements in automotive stereo technology since 2004. I had my factory radio go out and decided to replace it with the Sony XAV-AX1000 unit from Crutchfield. I needed some technical help and they were very knowledgeable and got me going right away. I was blown away at the quality of the sonic stage inside my 2004 GMC crew cab Duramax. Very noticeable imaging, and punchy, crisp, powerful sound. It is incredibly more powerful than the old deck and that is with the original factory speakers. Really makes you wonder what quality they are putting in at the factory. I can use USB and/or my iPod Nano for music and the radio receiver is just fine. Very happy with my purchase and the quality of after sales service. Deck install looks very clean too. Kudos Crutchfield.

    Pros: Excellent sound staging and power. Vastly superior to my factory unit.

    Cons: none!

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    Radio is a great value, easy to install.

    Crutchfield customer from Severna Park, MD on 6/12/2019

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great value. I put this into my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I ordered the pre-wired harness and it couldn't have been any easier. It took more time to remove the dash panels than to hook up the radio. The best part about it is that it all works because all of the parts are correct for the Jeep. So when I put the car in reverse, the camera comes on, automatically. When I turn the car off, the radio will power off once I open the door. If you don't get the right adapters, these niceties won't happen. That's where Cruthfield earns its money. You get the parts you need for it to work. Trying to figure it out on your own is mind-numbingly difficult. I know because I tried on my other car last year.

    Pros: Easy to install and all components (dash kit, wires, adapters, instructions) were included. The Crutfield tech even put a personal note in the instructions to make sure I understood one aspect of the wiring for my Jeep.

    Cons: none

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    Nice unit, small volume knob

    Crutchfield customer from Raytown, MO on 6/11/2019

    2013 Smart fortwo

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