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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver

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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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    Excellent CarPlay unit for the money

    Crutchfield customer from Newberg, OR on 5/21/2019

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    Really happy with this Sony unit. I wanted CarPlay functionality, but didn't care about satellite radio, HD Radio, CD player, etc. Most importantly, I wanted a volume knob as my Miata doesn't have steering wheel controls. I'm very happy with the snappy, high-resolution display, and good audio quality. The backup camera integration is seamless, and you can adjust the gridlines on the headunit, so don't get a backup camera that automatically overlays gridlines.

    Pros: High resolution screen, very responsive interface, lots of customizations

    Cons: Front USB and AUX inputs only

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    Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 5/20/2019

    2011 Toyota Camry

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    Easy installation. All options are easy to understand. Very user friendly. Great receiver with apple car-play. Very well priced also. Universal SWC adaptor was plug and play. This was one of the simplest instals have every done.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ellsworth, WI on 5/20/2019

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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    I love this.

    Pros: Super easy install. Even a caveman can do it

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    Outstanding Sony Radio

    Crutchfield customer from Hideaway, TX on 5/20/2019

    2003 Nissan 350Z

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    Very nice radio for the money, great apple car play, easy to install on Z350 Nissan, had crutchfield do the wires gimme so it was a plug and play

    Pros: Easy to install, didn't think l would like to remote but l use it more and more

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 5/20/2019

    2012 Toyota Sequoia

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    Got this for our 2012 Toyota Sequoia. Awesome! The Apple Car Play is awesome! GPS, Music, messages , iPhone contacts and more. The stereo sound is incredible. Installed the unit and a backup camera, Accele RVCLPMB. Clear screen with 170 degree vision. The Metra dash kit made the installation complete and can't tell it's after factory. Looks like it's original equipment. Crutchfield has the best ever technical support. The most friendly and knowledgeable technicians. Made installation easy. Very happy ??

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    2001 Ford F-350 upgrade

    Crutchfield customer from Hamilton, OH on 5/20/2019

    2001 Ford F-350

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    This head unit was rated well among previous buyers and I agree. It has powered my Polk Audio speaker upgrade will with good sound. No amp needed so far for my application in my 2001 Ford F-350 Extended cab. I wired the metra adapter provided and soldered all connections I could see getting one pre-wired as a time saver. Plus I decided to add the backing camera after it was delivered. I am glad I did it helps with hauling the trailer for boy scouts.

    Pros: Happy all the way around

    Cons: None

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    Perfect

    Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, IL on 5/19/2019

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    Pure perfection. Everything I needed.

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    Simply Awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Riverside, CA on 5/18/2019

    2011 Honda Fit Sport

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    Really enjoying my new Sony XAV-AX1000 Digital Receiver. In reality I'd subtract a half a star for not having built in security features. My stock CD radio in my Honda had a security feature built in. But loving this anyway! I Love Apple Car Play integration. The touch screen is very responsive. I would love a rear USB port, but still very happy. All in all, a great purchase. I also love the bonus items Crutchfield included with my receiver.

    Pros: Apple Car Play. Responsive Touch Screen. Easy Installation.

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    Crutchfield customer from Suffolk va on 5/18/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    This is a great receiver And easy to install Wish it displayed album art as I was told it would but other than that I couldn't be happier

    Pros: Easy to install and set up

    Cons: No album art

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    Crutchfield customer from Wolfeboro, NH on 5/17/2019

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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    A great value for Sony and ApplePlay. Looks great, easy to install and has al the necessary features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Jonesborough, TN on 5/16/2019

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    You get a lot of value for the price. The sound quality is great and the fact that it's compatible with Apple CarPlay is a bonus. I would recommend this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Alpena, MI on 5/14/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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    This receiver is great! A lot of features and sounds wonderful. Sometimes its a little glitchy though with the CarPlay feature. Sometimes will just disconnect. Not sure if its just my receiver or if its an issue with my phone. Still testing.

    Pros: Loads of features

    Cons: CarPlay is glitchy and sometimes doesn't function properly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Boone, IA on 5/13/2019

    2006 Toyota Avalon

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    Several nice surprises with this unit. But I agree with others that the screen is marginally bright enough in direct sunlight.

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    Great low-cost Head Unit

    Crutchfield customer from Nixa, MO on 5/13/2019

    1999 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great head unit and entry-level model for Apple Car Play. My initial purchase had a bad pixel line running through the display that showed up about 3 days after installation, but a quick call to Crutchfield and their excellent customer service and they had a new unit shipped out that day. Two days later, it arrived and installed.

    Pros: Low cost, easy installation, easy operation, front USB/AUX

    Cons: Volume knob is a little small for my fingers to easily manipulate especially when a USB is plugged in which nearly butts up against it minimizing the knob area for grabbing by a lot.

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    Crutchfield customer from Centreville, VA on 5/13/2019

    2012 Honda Fit Sport

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    Great stereo! Adding CarPlay and Bluetooth made my wife's car feel like a brand new car!

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    Highly Recommended

    Jim from Bordentown, NJ on 5/13/2019

    2007 Ford Mustang

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    The Sony XAV-AX1000 is a great radio for the price. Features like Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, ability to connect a back up camera makes this unit a winner! Installation was simple, especially since I used the wiring harness from Crutchfield. It was a plug and play affair. It is easy enough to navigate your way through the features of this radio and the sound is clearly better than the stock unit that was in my car.

    Pros: Price and features

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Rutland, VT on 5/12/2019

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    Worked great. Very happy with unit, pre wired by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Not hard to do

    Cons: Written directions hard but you really don't need them. Very few wires to hook up yourself

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    Amazing price per feature ratio

    Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 5/12/2019

    2009 Honda CRV EX

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    The interface is great! Apple CarPlay makes driving so much more enjoyable and safe! The only gripe I have about the receiver is that you can't add custom wallpapers. Other that that, I love everything about this receiver!

    Pros: Apple CarPlay Responsive touch screen Hands free driving Price

    Cons: No custom wallpapers

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    Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 5/12/2019

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    This unit is everything anyone could want in a modern stereo.

    Pros: Ease of installation, hardware quality, sound quality, touch screen responsiveness, there's nothing bad on this unit honestly

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    Excellent sound and CarPlay compatibility

    Ramon from San German, PR on 5/12/2019

    2012 Toyota Prius C

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    An excellent multimedia receiver. CarPlay works perfectly. Was so satisfied, put a second one in my wife's car.

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    Mark from Dracut MA, on 5/10/2019

    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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    I have a 2002 SLK320 Mercedes and I was unhappy with the stock Stereo. I have a CarPlay stereo in my truck so I knew I wanted a CarPlay stereo in my car. I looked for a while and came across the Sony XAV-AX1000 I knew that was the stereo for me. Ordered it and had it in two day's, I also had Crutchfield wire the harness for me, it was plug and play so easy to install. This thing kicks butt I love it, The Apple CarPlay works great no issues at all it Sounds amazing looks great the price was awesome and like I said so easy to put in and the customer service people at Crutchfield are truly the best. I have purchased a few stereos and speakers over the years from Crutchfield and they have never let me down. Great Buy....

    Pros: I Love it, very easy to use super easy install great price and sound.

    Cons: absolutely none

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    Great Upgrade and Value Over Stock Radio.

    Crutchfield customer from Layton, UT on 5/9/2019

    2010 Honda Civic LX

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    I used this to replace the stock radio in a 2010 Honda Civic LX Sedan. I bought this mainly for the Apple CarPlay option, as well as the front USB port (my car didn't have any USB, so having it on the front made it ideal for my use). Sound is better than what I had before, and overall the install was pretty easy. I used Crutchfield's ReadyHarness service so I didn't have to do much with the wiring (I highly recommend that). I didn't even have to tap into the break line wire or anything like that, so it was pretty much plug and play (the port for the antenna is on the far left on the back of the unit recessed-I couldn't find that for a bit). My car doesn't have any steering wheel controls or backup camera, so I didn't have to worry about connections for those. The price was great and everything seems to work fine. I probably should read the manual, but I've done well enough so far figuring things out. Added after/before photos of the install.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay. Front USB.

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    Crutchfield customer from Le Claire, IA on 5/7/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Impala

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    Only thing I wish it did was allow me to reorder the icons on the main screen!

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    Crutchfield customer from Playa Vista, CA on 5/7/2019

    2009 Subaru Impreza

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    Very happy with this unit; CarPlay is the main feature I was looking for and it does not disappoint. Easy install and up and running quickly. Only change I'd make it adding the ability to easily run a USB to Lightning cable into the back of the unit so I don't have a cable sticking out of the front whenever I want my iPhone plugged in.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Bruno, CA on 5/6/2019

    2002 Acura 3.2TL

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    Very pleased with the unit Unit system sounds much better Than the factory unit. Will purchase another one for my other Acura. Install was easy with the provided harness from crutchfield

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    Great Apple CarPlay at a reasonable price

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 5/6/2019

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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    Right price point, will likely buy another for my wife's car. I drive an 05 Ford Focus and wanted the convenience of Apple CarPlay but didn't want to spend more on a head unit than my car was worth. I settled on this Sony unit, and am very happy. No, the screen isn't top of the line, and there are larger screens available, but for the price this unit is great. I can finally take phone calls hands free with the other person able to hear me well with minimal feedback. I ran into some questions while installing, and the reps at Crutchfield were incredibly helpful. Start to finish, the install took about 40 minutes using less than ideal tools. If I had my tools at my office where I did the install, it would have taken about 20. It doesn't look stock, but looks pretty good and doesn't scream out aftermarket stereo.

    Pros: Easy installation, clear display, Apple CarPlay, hands-free calling, price

    Cons: The screen dimming could be better. I drive through a few tunnels on my way to the office and when I turn on the headlights the dimming is too much, but then at night it isn't enough.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsburg, PA on 5/5/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

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    The apps work very well, the FM works pretty good, the a.m. does not work that well, the screen turns off when I'm talking on the phone I'm not really sure I like that because the radio has to restart it once the phone call is over

    Pros: Looks good the apps work well even streaming

    Cons: Looks good the apps work well even streaming

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    awesome upgrade

    Darren from Warrenton, VA on 5/4/2019

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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    excellent receiver - we had it installed very quickly with the crutchfield wiring harness, so it was literally plug and play. we installed this unit into a 2011 Jetta. this was a great upgrade that i would recommend to anyone

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    Works great with multiple sources

    Tom from Sarasota, FL on 5/4/2019

    2012 Toyota Prius

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    I installed this unit a few weeks ago and it's been great! I use Apple CarPlay and I can easily switch between radio, SiriusXM, podcasts and music on my phone. I installed a different brand CarPlay unit in my wife's car a couple of years ago and this Sony unit is MUCH easier to use. I would like a little better control over how to change the brightness of the display, but that's a minor point. I am now considering ordering a second unit like this one to put in her car. I recommend this unit.

    Pros: Ease of use, installation, intuitive user interface

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    Nice head unit, tough install on some Venzas

    Punta Gorda from Punta Gorda, FL on 5/3/2019

    2011 Toyota Venza

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    Installed this in a 2011 Venza with OEM JBL Audio unit with CD changer but without Navigation.If you have this unit, installation may be difficult. The package from Crutchfield is for the JBL audio WITH Navigation. They send you a Metra AX-TOYCAM2-6V Camera Adapter that may work for the OEM Nav unit, but doesn't for the JBL non-nav unit (best to have them NOT mail it to you). To feed the OEM back-up camera data to the Sony, you must get to the F1 connector in the middle of your Accessory Meter Assembly. The instructions are missing this too. The red wire at position 14 is your video+, and the white wire at position 15 is your video ground. The wire from 14 goes to an RCA jack center, and the wire from 15 goes to the RCA outer. The jack will plug into the yellow camera jack. In addition, your must tap into the gray wire at position 3 which provides 12V when in reverse gear. Lead this to the reverse wire pigtail coming out of the head unit. You will also need to cut 3 wires ( #6 orange, #7 gray, and #8 light green) on the E7 connector to connect the steering wheel control circuit as instructed by the Control-Pro SWI-CP2 instructions on-line. Splice 3 other wires into the new amplifier harness (Axxess TYTO-01 Wiring Interface) that you'll be attaching to the Sony pigtail. One last thing, connect the blue with white stripe from the Sony to the Blue/white stripe from the new harness otherwise you get no sound. So I'll rate the Sony at 5 but derate it given the installation.

    Pros: Much bigger and brighter back-up camera screen. Apple car play.

    Cons: Took many hours of research to get the installation right.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rockport, TX on 5/2/2019

    2003 Nissan 350Z

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    Easy install, simple use, great sound, good price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint George, UT on 5/1/2019

    2011 Ford F-350

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    Crutchfield was awesome. Stereo is great. Few glitches to get it up and running

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    Sony xav in a Envoy

    Crutchfield customer from Cove City, NC on 5/1/2019

    2006 GMC Envoy

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    Installed in my wife's 2006 GMC Envoy with Bose sound system. Used the recommended interface. Looks intimidating, but it's not that bad. Just take your time and follow the instructions.

    Pros: Made wife happy

    Cons: Wiring is a tad intimidating

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    New Ride

    Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 5/1/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Awesome looking display, I feel like I have a new car with it installed. My sound was boosted on the factory speakers.

    Pros: Touch screen is very responsive

    Cons: Wiring can be an ordeal. Buy the pre-wired pack.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hattiesburg, MS on 4/30/2019

    2006 Toyota Tacoma

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    Love it! Very easy to install, easy to use, and the non-glossy screen helps with glare.

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    Crutchfield customer from Punta Gorda, FL on 4/30/2019

    2009 Toyota Camry

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    Awesome unit. AppleCar play is great. Love the knob and front USB port. Install was without issues. I had Crutchfield do the wiring harness, well worth the money. Made install super easy

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    Just what I needed

    Robert from Jenks, OK on 4/29/2019

    2002 Toyota 4Runner

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    Easy install. I used the mounting brackets from the OEM radio and they fit perfectly on the new one. Everything works as it should.

    Pros: Apple Play

    Cons: None

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    Mark from Sterling, VA on 4/28/2019

    2008 Ford Mustang

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    Great unit. Sounds good. Nice USB to Apple connection. Easy to use. Easy to install with Crutchfield's install instruction and wire harness. 2008 Mustang with Shaker 500.

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, MS on 4/28/2019

    2010 Toyota Tacoma

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    Sounds great, fit/finish is nice, menu is user friendly. Just wish there were more background options or even album art display.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kenner, LA on 4/28/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Nice looking radio. Works great with my iPhone. Display easy to navigate and easy to see. Fit perfectly in my 2006 Silverado.

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    Best bang for the buck

    Martin from Melbourne, Fl on 4/27/2019

    2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Great stereo receiver! The touch screen is super responsive. I purchased the pre-made harness from Crutchfield, what a time saver! It looks and sounds great.

    Pros: Apple car play

    Cons: None

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    Great unit for the price.

    Eric from Waterville, OH on 4/27/2019

    2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

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    Was very pleased with buying this unit. Overall I would recommend this for anyone trying to stay in budget. With apple car play, driving has become fun again.

    Pros: Easy install with the help from Crutchfield. The unit itself starts up fast and the touch screen is very simple to use.

    Cons: There's a glare on the screen a lot.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 4/26/2019

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    I wanted CarPlay and hands-free dialing for a 2000 Chevy Silverado. Works like a charm! Painless to install with Ready Harness from Crutchfield. ( parking brake connection was another matter, but that was because the pre-existing wire in the Silverado was very difficult to access. )

    Pros: Easy to install. Performs flawlessly.

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    Great

    Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, NJ on 4/24/2019

    2007 Ford Fusion

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    So far so good. The touch is really good. & car play is good as well. The feaures of this radio are great. Really recommend for the price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 4/22/2019

    2010 Toyota Highlander

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    Great system.

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    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 4/22/2019

    2008 Mazda MX5

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    Great price for a very nice unit. Works great, mostly use it for music through my Iphone and navigation .For that it works very well.

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    Great Addition Car

    Crutchfield customer from Lockport, IL on 4/21/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Very happy with this easy upgrade to my car. Gives my 2012 vehicle a new car feel again. Apple Play a must have for iPhone users.

    Pros: Easy install, sounds great, looks fantastic, good price.

    Cons: Not all steering wheel controls or factory microphone work with interface.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ringwood, NJ on 4/19/2019

    2005 Nissan Altima

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    CarPlay is nice. Responsive Screen. Having a real dial and the brand are the main reasons I bought this. I'm not too big of a fan of the layout of the screen when not using CarPlay but I never don't have my phone plugged in so no big deal. Only thing I don't like, and not sure if a problem with CarPlay in general or the product, but if someone opens a text message on their phone, it'll sometimes read out loud?

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    Awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Arvada, CO on 4/18/2019

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Awesome stereo sounds great everything I was looking for for my 2001 F250

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    Crutchfield customer from Tewksbury, MA on 4/17/2019

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    This easily replaced my stock Subaru radio. It has all the features i was looking for, hands free phone and back-up camera supported. Installation was easy and Crutchfield was there to help when i got stuck.

    Pros: Simple installation, supports iphone and back-up camera, very good sound quality with my stock speakers.

    Cons: External microphone and iphone needs to be plugged in

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    Crutchfield customer from Pensacola, FL on 4/16/2019

    2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Very nice apple car play interface. Very smooth operating head unit. No glitches. Boots up fast. Instantly goes to rear camera when in reverse. On par with the newest oem CarPlay system in my wife's brand new Honda pilot

    Pros: Front volume knob, CarPlay, rear camera input

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    Crutchfield customer from Lehigh Acres, FL on 4/15/2019

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    So far very satisfied

    Pros: Crutch field made it easy to hook up

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    Crutchfield customer from Venice, CA on 4/15/2019

    2002 Toyota 4Runner

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    Honestly Love it, wish I could change the order of the icons, but no big deal honestly. In love pretty sure I will upgrade every car I have to this head unit. Simple, Practical, does what you want. The glare from the sun can be annoying at times yet I imagine this is dependent on where/what kind of car the head unit is positioned in.

    Pros: Apple Carplay!, backup camera integration, the remote is handy,

    Cons: Can't move icons around, bluetooth and apple carplay can commete randomly, (ie phone calls), wish it had a usb in back so I could make it more sleek and (similar to oem).

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    Crutchfield customer from Lake Charles, LA on 4/14/2019

    2006 Toyota Camry

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    Awesome radio with great features.

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    Great Product for my Jeep.

    Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 4/14/2019

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great product. Fits perfect with the harness. Bluetooth connected instantly and I love the touch screen.

    Pros: Super easy install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sterling, AK on 4/13/2019

    2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Like it a lot easy installation!

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    Best service and support

    Crutchfield customer from Cedar Grove, NJ on 4/11/2019

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    Excellent service and support. Will definitely shop there again.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kent, WA on 4/11/2019

    2003 Buick Regal

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    Easy to install, looks great!

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    Love it

    Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 4/11/2019

    2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

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    Great output power with minimal loading start time, quick connection response with car play, everything work just as expected and I had high expectations to begin with.

    Pros: Great output power with many features.

    Cons: None

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    Amazing product

    Crutchfield customer from Amherst, MA on 4/11/2019

    2009 Hyundai Accent

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    I bought this for my 2009 Hyundai Accent and it fits perfectly. I would definitely say go with Crutchfield instead of something like another retailer.

    Pros: The fit is great!

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    An Excellent and Reasonably Priced Unit with CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 4/9/2019

    2008 Mazda MX5

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    This was my first time doing a car radio installation, and it took about 3 hours to complete the installation in my 2008 Miata. The process was straight forward, but I was taking my time to make sure that I did it correctly and all wire connections were securely soldered. I had to make one call to Crutchfield tech support for instructions to connect the remote steering wheel control unit. The Crutchfield tech support agent was excellent in walking me through the installation. I love this Sony head unit. Compared to the factory radio unit, the music sounds much fuller and more vibrant. The high is clean, and the bass is solid. I did have to turn down the bass a bit since it is too much for my liking. You could select one of the ten preset EQ settings or customize your own. The Apple CarPlay connection and operation were good. Apple CarPlay apps as well as Amazon Music, Google Maps and Waze all work as expected. There is no noticeable lag in switching between apps or during operation. I love using Waze for navigation. No need to have a separate navigation unit like a Garmin Nuvi unit. Phone calls through CarPlay or Bluetooth connections are excellent and clear. You could adjust the ringer volume, caller volume, microphone gain and the ambient noise reduction levels to get a perfect handsfree call experience. Overall, I am pleased with this Sony unit. I wish I had done this sooner.

    Pros: User-friendly clean and simple interface. Good display for viewing and touch control. Excellent Apple CarPlay integration. Google Maps and Waze work perfectly. Excellent handsfree calls via Bluetooth or CarPlay. Great sound quality and it can be fine-tuned to your liking with many EQ levels.

    Cons: The display could be brighter for viewing under sunlight since the unit is installed in a convertible car ;-) Only one USB connector

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    Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 4/9/2019

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    so far so good. touch responsivness is good. one thing i've noticed that i like is if i get a call and have to turn the volume up higher, it remembers the music volume and automatically reverts back so the music doesn't start blasting loudly after the call ends.

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    Crutchfield customer from Arcadia, FL on 4/8/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Easy install, sounds great, operates great

    Pros: Looks factory Fits perfectly with install kit Runs and plays smoothly No delay or anything funky

    Cons: The beeper that comes with this kit makes the most annoying sound I've ever heard in my entire life. Just left it unplugged.

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    Crutchfield customer from West Milton, OH on 4/8/2019

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    Great deal love it

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    Good basic radio to gain CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Charles, MO on 4/8/2019

    2010 Ford Focus

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    Easy to install, simple interface and good compact size. Installed this into a 2010 Ford Focus, install was easy and looks nice in the car. Really like the USB outlet on the front for using CarPlay. Much simpler than trying to route to an OEM port or make a new one.

    Pros: Front USB port, compact size

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    Apple caeplay for old prius

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

    2010 Toyota Prius

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    I love this product. I have a 2010 Prius that just had a stock stereo. I recently rented a new car that had Apple CarPlay . It was so helpful being able to view maps on screen with the next step displayed and hearing the directions nice and clearly. I decided, after that experience to see if I could find a product that would fit my older car. I love how Crutchfield will list only the products that will work for a particular vehicle. I also love the ability to order all of the necessary installation pieces. All of the pieces that were necessary for my installation were offered at no extra cost. My son installed the stereo in a few hours and was easily able to follow the step by step instructions. I love the final product. The Bluetooth calling works perfectly, I am able to easily speak text messages hands free. I am able to listen to my NPR one ap, music, and podcasts. I also knew that I wanted a deck with a volume knob, not a screen operated volume. This one has a knob. This deck was a great price . At around 300 dollars total cost, it has made driving a much more pleasant experience. Well worth the price. I would definitely recommend.

    Pros: Volume knob, price, installation kit, apple CarPlay

    Cons: Apple CarPlay is not wireless. Phone must be attached via lightning cable.

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    Good picture. Good quality.

    Anthony from Jacksonville NC on 4/3/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Fit perfectly in the truck. Have no problem with it connecting to anything. Glad I was able to get everything for this sight.

    Pros: Light able to fit where I wanted it.

    Cons: Non that I can think of.

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    Crutchfield customer from Old Saybrook, CT on 4/3/2019

    2007 Toyota Highlander

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    Awesome radio and great customer service!

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    Crutchfield customer from Glendale, CA on 4/2/2019

    2007 Nissan Versa

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    Great stereo, apple car play is excellent.

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    Crutchfield customer from Livonia, MI on 3/31/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Impala

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    Great value for what it provides but we have not been able to make the remote work yet

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    I should have bought this a long time ago.

    Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, CA on 3/28/2019

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    This product is great! It really brings all the modern features to an older vehicle. I installed this into my wife's 05 GMC Yukon and it was a super easy install and she loves it. The Apple Car Play works great and the screen is perfect size for navigation apps like Waze.

    Pros: Great looking and sounding system. EQ is great also.

    Cons: Non so far.

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    Great deck. Very pleased.

    Ken from Fairport, NY on 3/26/2019

    2008 Honda Ridgeline

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    I am very pleased with this deck. I was looking for a deck with Apple car play and after reading all the reviews I decided on this deck. Install was easy and straight forward. One thing I will mention is the tuner is not the best. But I have found that with just about every aftermarket deck I have ever installed. This is by no means a deal breaker as I stream my AM news radio and it is so much better than even my stock deck. I can drive with Waze and stream the radio at the same time. Also the calls I make and receive sound fantastic. So much better than with my Bluetooth headset. I would recommend this deck to anyone looking for an Apple car play deck. One finale note is that I have been Crutchfield customer for years and will continue to be. Great service. Great prices and fast shipping. Customer support is second to none.

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    Apple CarPlay FTW

    Crutchfield customer from Santa Rosa, CA on 3/25/2019

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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    Love this deck. I wanted something with Apple CarPlay that wasn't going to break my budget on an older vehicle. Very happy with the quality and ease of use of this deck. Starts up quickly and works perfectly with my iPhone. Sometimes in bright light I wish the screen was a little brighter but that would be my only complaint after having the deck installed for more than a week.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay, fast startup, and great sound quality.

    Cons: Wish the screen was a little brighter when the sun is shining directly on the screen.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cockeysville, MD on 3/25/2019

    2002 Lexus ES300

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    Great Raido, a welcome update to my car. Easy to navigate and the touchscreen is very responsive.

    Pros: East to use. Looks good and sounds good.

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    Crutchfield customer from Blackstone, VA on 3/25/2019

    2011 Nissan Quest

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    So far everything is great. The only problem I had with the install was that the din kit contained 2 right side brackets. Crutchfield sent a new kit to me the next day. Stereo sounds 10 x better than the factory one. EQ is great, apple car play works as it should. Wife was very happy with her birthday present.

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    5 stars!

    Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 3/21/2019

    2000 Acura Integra

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    Apple carplay works great. this is a must if you have an iphone.

    Pros: looks good. sounds great.

    Cons: A bit pricey.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sauk City, WI on 3/20/2019

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    Extremely happy with the unit. The installation kit and directions were excellent. The unit perform flawlessly as I expected

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    Crutchfield customer from Fall River, MA on 3/20/2019

    2006 Nissan Xterra

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    It installed very easy never did one before

    Pros: Looks nice professional looking soundsgreat

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    Crutchfield customer from Safety Harbor, FL on 3/20/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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    Unit was well prices, works great and intuitive to set up. I like the fact its a double din but internal frame work only uses sigle din space allowing ample room for excess wire and accessory.

    Pros: Takes up minimal space behind face plate, easy set up.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 3/19/2019

    2008 Honda Civic LX

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    I installed it over the weekend. Everything went smoothly, and the instructions were clear. Paying a little extra to have them splice the wiring ahead of time was definitely worth it!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lyman, SC on 3/19/2019

    2005 Hummer H2

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    Simple design not a lot to it. Would think for the money it would have more features and sound control. Overall nice thin

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    Crutchfield customer from Boonville, IN on 3/18/2019

    2007 Toyota Tacoma

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    Really love it. Easy to use and love the apple car play

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    Crutchfield customer from West Islip, NY on 3/17/2019

    2010 Nissan Altima

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    Great reviver really makes an older car feel like new, simple installation and operation. Just wish you could upload backgrounds to it and play video on it but overall would highly recommend

    Pros: Easy to use

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    Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 3/17/2019

    2009 Toyota Sienna

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    Installed a few weeks ago. The features and functions are great! We love the front panel volume knob, USB, and aux inputs. My wife loves the Apple Car Play feature. Integrated very easily with an aftermarket backup camera. So far, very happy with this selection and purchase.

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    All I wanted

    Crutchfield customer from Trenton, NJ on 3/16/2019

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I love it. Doesn't have the bells and whistles of it's big brothers but doesn't have the price tag either. Just what I needed. Paired with a PAC to retain SWC. Has ability to add an amp if I wish in the future but plenty load for an old guy like me.

    Pros: Responsive clean interface

    Cons: Why not add android auto. It has apple car play.

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    Solid

    Crutchfield customer from Alpharetta, GA on 3/16/2019

    2011 Toyota Sienna

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    I like the front USB jack. I put a different Sony in my daughter's car a few months ago and needed to run the USB port from behind. Worked out OK but the front USB access is much cleaner since I use CarPlay all the time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Johnstown, CO on 3/14/2019

    2008 Toyota RAV4

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    Enjoy the radio especially the intuitive and simplistic user interface as compared with other similar type of radios. It's nice to grab the knob to turn up down volume without having to look at radio . Could use a little more brightness on screen in sunlight, Janice the 4 star rating.

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    Best CarPlay bang for the buck

    Guest from Austin, TX on 3/13/2019

    2004 Toyota Tundra

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    Love this head unit. I was looking for Apple CarPlay in a cheap package that didn't look like it came out of the 90s. It's simple, mechless, and has the front usb port, which I appreciate since I put this in an older vehicle and need to plug in the phone anyway. The interface is nice, simple, clear, and modern. I highly recommend this unit for

    Pros: Simple, straightforward menu navigation, modern looking, physical dial for volume.

    Cons: NONE, unless you need 2 USB ports and/or two video inputs.

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    Chris from MENIFEE, CA on 3/13/2019

    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

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    Installed the unit back in January. Awesome product! Took some playing with to get the sound settings dialed in, but thats with every single unit. Im in love with the Apple Car Play!!! Especially since I can charge and listen to my music from my iPhone X without having to buy any additional adapters. This unit is paired up with some Infinity Components in the front doors, Infinity Reference Speakers in the rears, an RE Comp 12" subwoofer all powered by a Rockford Fosgate 5 channel amp and its so loud and clear with the bass punch to fill the cabin. Im super happy! Definitely cannot go wrong with unit for such a steal!!! In addition to getting such a great product, I have to bow down to Crutchfield for the amazing service and super fast shipping! I ordered on a Monday morning and it was at my door Wednesday afternoon! Absolutely pleased and continuing to purchase more for my other vehicles!

    Pros: Apple Car Play Ease of installation Looks Functionality

    Cons: Absolutely Zip! You need this unit.

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    No need to cut dash supports on GM trucks!

    Jason from Indianapolis, IN on 3/13/2019

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Purchased this radio for my son's 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 for Christmas. I've done a lot of radio installs so I'm not a rookie. This was an extremely easy install. I know Crutchfield says 'modified' fit on this, but for this exact unit, we did not have to modify or cut inside the dash (even the support in the rear) at all!! We did have use the new dash panel for now until we modify the original opening (1.5 din OE vs double din). The face of this unit is double din, but since it has no cd player, the main body is single din. Using their install kit it and wiring harness it went right in!! When we go back in to do the sub install I will update this with pictures. It looks very nice in the truck and functions well. Only negative for me is why hookup the dimmer wire if the radio doesn't dim with the rest of the dash lights. It is very bright, even on the lowest setting. You can turn off the screen while driving at night, but you have to scroll through the menus to do so. Outside of that, great setup for this era of Chevy/GM trucks.

    Pros: -Great fit -Great functionality -Carplay works good -Hands free -Good sound -Good touchscreen functionality -When you turn off the screen at night, it does not come back on when you change the volume. This is nice, other factory radios I have do and it's annoying.

    Cons: -Bright screen even on lowest setting -Screws that came with radio did not work with install kit. They were tapered and not flush so would not reach radio body.

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    Crutchfield customer from Aliceville, AL on 3/13/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Happy!!!????

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    Jeffrey from Newnan, GA on 3/12/2019

    2005 Volvo S60

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    Outstanding head unit. Had to dig a bit to find the sound settings but then was able to customize it to the car perfectly.

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    Problem: No access to settings w/o parking brake conn.

    Kile from NC on 3/11/2019

    2007 Toyota RAV4

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    I want to be fair about this product and about Crutchfield. The radio and installation accessories arrive just as promised and worked perfectly. I ran into a problem following installation and called for assistance. Tom tried to help me out and even sent a picture to help me identify the parking brake wire in my 2007 RAV4 so I could make the connection. Unfortunately, I can't see any way to access the parking brake wire easily. The picture Tom sent me MAY be exactly what I need, but it doesn't look anything like what I see under the dash near my fuse box. Maybe I need to drop the lower part under the steering wheel, but I'm just not going to go that far. The problem I have with the head unit is this: I knew it would not play videos with the parking brake wire left unconnected, which is just fine. It doesn't have a DVD player and I don't have any desire to load or play videos through USB. What I DIDN'T know was that you can't even access the unit settings without a parking brake connection. They don't even show up on the home screen. That's a problem. I just wanted a radio that would allow me to play music and audiobooks from a USB drive and didn't see anything anywhere that stated I couldn't even adjust the unit's settings without the parking brake connection. Tom told me this is true for ALL touch screen units, so I'm just out of luck. So...props to Tom and Crutchfield, even if I still have no idea how to get this unit working. It probably

    Pros: Good shipping, trim and accessories were fine

    Cons: I had no idea I couldn't access settings w/o brake connection

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, Daniel, reached back out to Kile to help him further. We'll make sure he gets this wired up correctly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fultondale, AL on 3/11/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Haven't had this radio long but has worked great

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    A perfect fit

    Bill from Phoenix, AZ on 3/5/2019

    2003 Hummer H2

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    First off, I am an "old hand" at car stereo installation beginning way back in the late 1970's. This is my first time ordering from Crutchfield and because of the connectors that they are able to provide ... it was by far the easiest install I have ever completed. Normally I am using a soldering gun, not this time simply not needed. I now have Bluetooth and Apple Play in a 2003 H2, it looks great ... and it all works with the stock steering wheel controls. To come is the add on rear view camera, it will not connect to my cheap one, not an issue at this time!

    Pros: It works with my big stupid SUV (a 2003 H2 Hummer) which is supposed to be difficult, all controls and the NavStar.

    Cons: None so far

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    Brad from Tustin, CA on 3/4/2019

    1998 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great product, Apple CarPlay is easy to use and installation was easy. The dash kit that came with this receiver for my 1998 Jeep TJ needed some altering but nothing major. Was worried about its durability in a jeep but went off roading in the dessert for 3 days and never had any problems. Highly recommend this product.

    Pros: Appler CarPlay ready, easy to set up, durable when you off road

    Cons: None

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    Not for 2015 Crosstrek

    Danny from Hermiston, OR on 3/1/2019

    2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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    Although it fits a 2015 Crosstrek you will lose factory backup camera. Also flashed the Maestro multiple times with no luck in getting steering controls working. Customer service was top notch and sold me a Pioneer and made shipping this back easy.

    Pros: Looked great

    Cons: Website is misleading because it won't properly work in a Crosstrek with the suggested wiring harness.

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    John from Wauwatosa, WI on 2/28/2019

    2001 Volvo V70

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    Great screen and controls. Excellent sound for the money. No steering wheel controls with the Sony for Volvo but couldn't justify the extra $200 for the Pioneer

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    Jared from Benton, AR on 2/25/2019

    2011 Ford F-150 Lariat

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    Good product, Apple CarPlay is easy to use and installation was easy, even for a novice like myself!

    Pros: Apple CarPlay, easy installation, improves sound even with factory sound system

    Cons: None

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    Excellent upgrade

    Rob from Seldovia, AK on 2/24/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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    I love this unit. Apple CarPlay is very enjoyable to use and the stereo has great sound through my stock Bose speakers. Delivery was quick and installation was simple.

    Pros: Quick delivery, easy installation, great sound and interface

    Cons: None

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    Reasonable quality for the price

    Vic from Damascus, MD on 2/24/2019

    2011 Toyota Camry

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    Very responsive, easy to use, clear display. Really wish the apple CarPlay worked better, it glitches sometimes where it loses connection and the only solution seems to unplug/plug usb.

    Pros: Clear display Responsive Easy to use

    Cons: Apple CarPlay loses connection sometimes The size of the icons could be a bit smaller, maybe make able to adjust

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    Solid unit for the money

    Crutchfield customer from Collierville, TN on 2/24/2019

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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    Much improved sound over stock unit. Very easy to navigate between outputs and easy to connect phone via Bluetooth. Only small negatives are really just my preferences. Doesn't allow wallpaper to be added and would like home screen to show what's playing.

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    Great picture

    Jarrett from Pensacola, FL on 2/24/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Looks great in my 2008 Silverado. Easy to install instructions. Took about an hour. Apple CarPlay is wonderful

    Pros: Great picture, easy connections

    Cons: Nothing

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    Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 2/17/2019

    2003 Toyota 4Runner

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    Great features, intuitive, easy to use. Pretty much all I was hoping for. 4 stars and not 5 because two times I lost mysteriously lost connection between the phone and the stereo. Not a big deal

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    Curt from Scottsville, KY on 2/17/2019

    2006 Toyota Tundra

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    Works well, needs a rear usb port

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    Ryan from Modesto, CA on 2/17/2019

    2012 Ford F-150 FX4

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    Stereo works great. It was easy to install. It's better than my stock deck in my F150.

    Pros: Touch screen interaction is perfect, no delays. Apple Car play is cool. It's kind of redundant with the blue tooth audio option but it will read backs texts and you and view your directions from Maps on the unit.

    Cons: This is not really a con, but If you get this, the option "clock time-on/off", in the off setting will not connect your clock to the RDS coming from local radio stations. I couldn't figure out why the time would change when I changed radio stations. I finally read the manual and figured it out (HAH)...maybe I should have done that first...lol

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    Crutchfield customer from Vacaville, CA on 2/14/2019

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    Very nice receiver, it works great

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    Couldn't be happier with this player!

    Crutchfield customer from Doral, FL on 2/11/2019

    2012 Porsche Boxster

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    This player revived the audio in my 2012 Porsche Boxster! The stock audio system was so terrible. The Bluetooth calls were cutting off and the quality was miserable. It wouldn't play music via bluetooth (only phone calls). The audio quality from AUX was horrible and the max volume was pretty low. My car comes with 7 speakers (2 on each door and 3 in the dashboard) and would still lack volume. The stock navigation system was also very old-looking and I don't think I could trust the map on it. After installing this Sony, I got access to all my map apps (thanks to Apple Play!), my car looks much more modern, phone calls works perfectly with the included microphone and Bluetooth, I can use my Amazon Music app via Apple CarPlay and the sound is sooooooo much better (and loud!). I was very impressed by the bass I am getting now, even keeping the old AMP and Speakers that came with my car. I am sure I could still improve the quality by installing a more modern amp and better speakers, but I am very happy with the sounds right now :)

    Pros: Supports Apple Car play, providing you the most up-to-date navigation and music apps. Great audio quality! Good screen size

    Cons: I had to configure date and time when I turned it on the first time. I THINK it won't update date and time through apple carplay. Getting date and time from the cell phone would be ideal, since it's always correct. Screen won't dim according the car's lights (ON/OFF) There's some glare when sun hits the screen. Since I have a convertible, that could be a little bit annoying since the sun will be getting in the car.

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    Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 2/10/2019

    2008 Toyota Tacoma

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    Pretty easy installation. Good double din deck with a Apple CarPlay for the money. Only complaint is that the volume knob could be a little bigger.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 2/10/2019

    2007 Honda Pilot

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    This is a no frills, basic head unit, but if you're looking for adding CarPlay to your car, you can't go wrong with this choice. Snappy interface, looks great, and the front-facing USB makes installation all that much easier.

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    Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 2/10/2019

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    Works great and easy install. Support was awesome when I needed guidance.

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    Easy to use, economical with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Bob from The Dalles, OR on 2/7/2019

    2008 Subaru Outback

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    I installed into a 2005 Outback which is not the easiest install due to relocating the heater controls into a new panel, but the Master Sheet empowered me to do it myself. The radio has a nice clean display and the sound quality woke up the old speakers. Apple CarPlay is great, Siri pass through works flawlessly, and this unit has a knob, which for me was a must-have. The FM sensitivity is up there with more expensive units and pulls in stations well. I will be adding a backup camera for sure. This head unit is an excellent choice if you're looking for good sound, ease of use, and a good feature set, but don't care about a disc player. 5 stars!

    Pros: Easy to use, good sound, good FM. Easy smartphone integration. Best in this price range.

    Cons: Display slightly slow to change modes, not a huge detriment.

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    Great service!! Great company

    Crutchfield customer from Bath, ME on 2/7/2019

    2006 Ford Mustang

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    Great customer service with regards to interconnection to my cars existing speakers and subs! Perfect fit and installed easily. Their pre-wire option made the job plug and play.

    Pros: Installing was a breeze!

    Cons: No cons!

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    CarPlay for 2003 Honda Element EX the perfect budget friendly upgrade

    Crutchfield customer from Chanhassen, MN on 2/6/2019

    2003 Honda Element

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    So pleased with my Sony XAV-AX1000 Apple CarPlay comparable radio purchase installed it myself about a week ago. I rented a car a few years back that had Apple CarPlay and I was hooked after 20 minutes. The Sony XAV-AX1000 checked all the "boxes" for me. And it sounds amazing with my 15 year old stock Honda speakers. The interface is easy to use and understand, the build quality with Sony is excellent. You really can't go wrong with this head unit. The fact that I could get the features I wanted in a head unit that was under $300 from a preferred brand name (Sony) speaks volumes about Crutchfield. I live in Minnesota where Best Buy has its HQ - I still buy my car electronics from Crutchfield because they simply are the best. Best selection, best easy to understand real hands on expert reviews, install kits that make the install plug and play, and after support if needed. Why would I buy anywhere else?

    Pros: Packed with features. The sound is amazing, interface is intuitive to use and wrapped in a package that is easy to install as a DIY project.

    Cons: The only thing I would add to the package would have been a short USB to Lightning data cable. I bought one that is near perfect for my particular setup - its under 1ft in length.

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Orange, FL on 2/3/2019

    2011 Volkswagen GTI

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    Nice deck. Was very easy to install.

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    Worth the money

    Kyle from St Petersburg, FL on 2/1/2019

    2006 Ford Mustang

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    Great looking display, not too bright at night which was a concern for me. CarPlay works perfectly with my iPhone 7. I recommend playing with the EQ settings because the factory settings leave much to be desired. Bluetooth pairs quickly but I prefer the usb/lightning connection. This radio really made my stock speakers come alive, so much that I'm planning to upgrade those as well.

    Pros: Excellent sound Crisp display Not too bright

    Cons: I only have 1 car to put this in

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    Highly reccomend!

    Crutchfield customer from Lawrenceville, GA on 1/29/2019

    2008 Toyota 4Runner

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    Love the ease of use and the sound is excellent.

    Pros: Ease of use

    Cons: External mic for Bluetooth.

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    Frank from Boulder, CO on 1/28/2019

    2015 Jeep Wrangler

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    Nice unit. Getting Apple car play to work required a hard reset on one of our phones, but now works flawlessly. Sound is much better than the OEM stereo that came in our Jeep Wrangler. Responsiveness of the touch screen is OK. It's a basic unit that works well. For the money it's very acceptable. Install into our Wrangler was straightforward with included instructions and help from an excellent youtube video. The unit is only half the thickness of the OEM radio so I screwed a couple of pieces of wood into the installation brackets to match the unit up to the support frame in the back of the dashboard. Without this rear support the unit would only be held by the flimsy front plastic which would likely fatigue and crack over time . One hiccup worth mentioning: we have no backup camera installed but the wiring to the trigger (reverse gear) is there (ready-harness, see below). The unit has an "OFF" setting for the backup camera, and we expected it would ignore the signal in this setting. Instead the unit freezes up and requires ignition cycling to restore. Annoying. Fortunately, running it with the backup camera in the "NORMAL" setting turns the screen blank when backing up but then the unit does not freeze up and returns to normal operation. Next time I am inside the dashboard I will pull the unit out again and cut the reverse trigger wire (as advised by the *excellent* customer support at Crutchfield)

    Pros: Good unit, great sound, relatively straightforward install

    Cons: none so far

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    Crutchfield customer from York, SC on 1/27/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Works great. Only complaint is glare... hard to see screen (mainly navigation apps.. apple maps, google maps, etc) on a sunny day...

    Pros: Works great. Easy install.

    Cons: Glare on screen at times..

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    Awesome Deck worth every cent!!

    Crutchfield customer from Plymouth, MA on 1/23/2019

    2010 Ford Escape

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    Great deck excellent customization options and the use of Apple Car Play is great!

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    Crutchfield customer from East Dubuque, IL on 1/23/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Awesome unit. I love the CarPlay. Turned my 15 year old sound system into something better than brand new!

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    Michael from Belleville, MI on 1/22/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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    The install was done in about 40 minutes and it looks and works great! Apple CarPlay is an awesome interface and the receiver even makes my stock speakers sound better.

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    Crutchfield customer from Jax,FL on 1/22/2019

    2011 Toyota Tacoma

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    Easy hookup with Ready Harness, bought a Alpine Amp Didn't Need, Excellent Sound with Infinity Kappas!

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    Updated my old Tacoma to the Modern World!

    Eric M from New Holland, PA on 1/20/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    The main thing that I would like to review is the phenomenal customer service I received throughout my initial search/selection (Gordo was great). Then, I had more specific tech questions (Where Colby was awesome and actually saved me some money as I was selecting an installation kit that had unneeded features for my car...). Most impressive? I called for installation help. I purchased a scratch and dent unit. It arrived with incorrect screws. Maybe a returned unit? I spoke to Leon. He was super informative, gave options, and offered to mail the correct screws! Then... and this is where the level of customer service went above and beyond IMO, I called Leon's direct extension with a question during installation last night. I DIDNT LEAVE A MESSAGE as he was unavailable at that time. I just figured I wold sort it out on my own. A few minutes later my mobile phone was ringing. It was Leon, calling back to check on things as he noticed he had a missed call. Wow! That's awesome! I also felt that the RediHarness Service was $ well spent. I wasn't going to add the service. But at install time, being able to basically "plug and play" was worth it!

    Pros: Low cost, nice screen, volume knob, Apple Car Play!

    Cons: Despite having a volume knob (one reason I chose this unit) it is small and an odd grab when a USB is plugged in. That's really reaching though to find a Con. I almost answered "None".

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    Crutchfield customer from Havelock, NC on 1/20/2019

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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    Great product , easy install and sounds great nice upgrade from factory radio apple car play is a must!

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    Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 1/19/2019

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Good product, even better customer support. This receiver fit my needs for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler (CarPlay, front USB, hands-free calling, no CD player needed) at the right price. I received the order quickly and with clear instructions on installation, which went easy enough. Unfortunately I gave the wrong information on my car's stock audio system, which meant some of the receiver's features didn't work. Jason quickly diagnosed my problem and gave me clear instructions on the fix. After that, the receiver works perfectly. This receiver is a good value if you know what you do and don't need, and Crutchfield customer service lives up to its reputation!

    Pros: Good value, good sound, volume knob, front USB

    Cons: Not the nicest screen

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    Randy from Port Orchard, WA on 1/17/2019

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    Great unit! Wiring harness and hookups very easy. Had a few hiccups with the original order but the techs I talked to were very very helpful and got things straightened out. Apple CarPlay, USB, Bluetooth all great connects to all vary fast.

    Pros: Nice unit looks great installed. The sound is fantastic. For the money can't beat it.

    Cons: Trim kit screws are to short.

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    Crutchfield customer from Unionville, TN on 1/17/2019

    2005 Nissan 350Z

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    Received everything perfectly. Excited to use this radio/media player. Having it installed tomorrow. Will follow up after install is complete.

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    Good value but worthwhile to pay more for the wireless Car Play.

    Ken from Cumming, GA on 1/14/2019

    2005 Lincoln Aviator

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    Bought this for myself for Christmas to replace OEM unit in 2005 Lincoln Aviator in order to get hands-free calling and Apple Car Play. Just got around to installing it which has a few challenges but once installed it fired right up and is working as expected. Of course the manual is in mouse print so hard to read but pretty clear. In hindsight I should have gone with a model that allowed wireless connection of the cell phone to the unit for Car Play as the USB connection cord is a pain.

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    Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 1/12/2019

    2004 Toyota Sienna

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    Excellent product! Very easy to install with lots of room behind the unit for wires. Very responsive touch screen.

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    Austin in tech support is AWESOME!

    Steve from Greensboro, NC on 1/9/2019

    2003 BMW 5 Series

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    Stereo is awesome in my 2003 BMW 530i Carplay is amazing, tuner is perfect. Install kit fit beautifully, instructions clear. But let me also say that Crutchfield is simply an awesome company with which to do business. Tech support is over the top good. Technician was Austin, and he was incredibly helpful getting the steering wheel controls in my model car working with the new stereo...over the phone for goodness sakes! All AV purchases now will be made through Crutchfield - earned a client for life. Excellent work guys!

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    tim from Indianapolis, IN on 1/8/2019

    2007 Honda CRV EX

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    Installed this awesome unit in a 2002 vw Jetta tdi.love the apple CarPlay and the clean lines with touch screen. I love the volume knob so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to adjust volume. I think I'll get another one for my Honda CRV!

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: Doesn't come with mounting sleeve like units in the past.

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    Easy Interface!

    VIK from California on 1/6/2019

    2015 Hyundai Genesis

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    I really love this stereo! It blended with my Honda Pilot (it look OEM) It was loud, touch screen was on point & music kept playing while using the back up camera. Sadly I had to return it. Sony's stereos cannot be programmed to skip song :( They can skip stations but no songs (USB, Spotify as examples)

    Pros: Blends in. Touchscreen is fast. Simple. Loud.

    Cons: You can't skip songs. You can't see the screen in the sun.

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    Exactly what I hoped it would be

    Anthony from Chadds Ford, PA on 1/5/2019

    2013 Toyota Tundra

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    EXACTLY what I was shopping for when I set out to upgrade the very basic stock head unit in my 2013 Tundra. Installation: it's been years since I've installed a car stereo, but I consider myself reasonably handy. That said, using Crutchfield to determine what fit kit and harness to order gave me the confidence to install this myself. I also paid the money for the ReadyHarness, well worth it! After opening the dash, it was pretty much plug-and-play, I ran the Bluetooth mic from the center of the headliner, down the pillar in the weatherstripping, and fished it into the middle of the dash. After that, I tested by reconnecting the battery and put it back together. One important thing: I did have to make a Lowe's trip to buy longer screws to mount the radio (as others have mentioned), I won't fault Crutchfield for this but it should definitely be noted. Even with the Lowe's trip and taking my time, I was done in about 2.5 hours. The radio functions beautifully, the touchscreen is responsive and CarPlay is flawless. This thing blows away my stock radio in every way. And for the price I couldn't ask for more. For me, I prefer the front USB but I would understand why someone may prefer a hidden rear USB, total preference. The non Android functionality is a non factor for me, as I have an iPhone. If you want CarPlay in your vehicle, this is a great option.

    Pros: CarPlay, front USB, matte finish, easy install, responsive software, quick boot time, seamless iPhone integration, great looking radio in vehicle

    Cons: Included screws were too short for dash kit

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    Good value System

    Dan from N Riverside, IL on 1/5/2019

    2011 Toyota Highlander

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    Nice basic radio that is user friendly and has apple car play which is an advantage at this price point. Good value.

    Pros: User friendly, front usb port and apple carplay.

    Cons: Basic functionality.

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    Crutchfield customer from Berkley, MI on 1/4/2019

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Awesome product, super easy install, everything works great with my 2012 Wrangler and big improvement over stock.

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    Crutchfield customer from Tavares, FL on 1/3/2019

    2007 Honda Pilot

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    Radio works beautifully! Well worth it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fenton, MO on 1/2/2019

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    Very happy- bright sound, excellent equalizer. easy, intuitive controls, looks great in car- Super happy

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    Michael from Ragley, LA on 1/2/2019

    2012 Ford F-250

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    Awesome radio!!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Nazareth, PA on 1/2/2019

    1995 Toyota Camry

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    This radio was a welcome upgrade to my 1995 camry. The install was very easy and look good ! Radio brings in more stations than the original radio and the apple car play makes everthing easy to use.

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    Good unit for the price

    Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 1/1/2019

    2009 Kia Borrego

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    Overall, this is a nice unit to add updated features to an older car. It doesn't have a ton of features, but it performs well and is reasonably priced. I ran into a couple of problems during installation (not related to the Sony), and Crutchfield tech support (shout out to Anthony!) spent a good bit of time helping me sort things out. I would not have gotten it successfully installed without their help, so it was well worth the few extra bucks.

    Pros: 1- sounds great 2- responsive touch screen

    Cons: 1- limited color options 2- simplistic interface

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    Great replacement to stock unit

    Mike from Arlington, TX on 1/1/2019

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500

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    A great receiver with A lot a features including Apple CarPlay!

    Pros: Apple CarPlay, rear view camera capable, front USB connection, volume knob.

    Cons: None so far

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    Guest from Portland, OR on 1/1/2019

    2013 Scion xD

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    Love it!

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    Derek from Birmingham, AL on 12/31/2018

    2006 Honda CRV LX

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    Very responsive touch screen. Great way to add car play to an older car.

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    Sony for the win

    Justin from Burkburnett, TX on 12/31/2018

    2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    Can't beat these options for this price.

    Pros: CarPlay, backup camera ability

    Cons: None for this product at this price!

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    Great unit

    John from Bethlehem, PA on 12/31/2018

    2011 Subaru Outback

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    Very nice head unit. The user interface is great, it's really easy to navigate and easy to set up. Apple CarPlay is a everything I hoped it would be. Rear usb and a brighter screen would be bonuses but not vital. THIS UNIT HAS A BUILT IN STEERING WHEEL CONTROL INTERFACE. You don't need the aswc-1, in fact in my Subaru Outback i spent about 12 hours trying to get it to work, and then realized I could just wire a 3.5mm jack and plug directly. You can assign SWC buttons directly from radio and it works perfectly. All i am very happy with it.

    Pros: Built in SWC interface Apple CarPlay Good user interface

    Cons: -Could use a second usb on back to eliminate the cord in the front -could be a little brighter

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    Good value for the $

    Aaron from Bentonville, AR on 12/31/2018

    2011 Toyota 4Runner

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    The Sony XAV-AX100 works and look great. Replaced original stereo in a 2011 Toyota 4Runner and bought it primarily for the Apple Car Play functionality. Well worth the extra couple $ to pay for the "Ready Harness" service where your unit arrives pre-wired. Additionally the expertise and technical support provided by Crutchfield is a great reminder why trying to find the least expensive price on the internet is not always the best option!

    Pros: This unit has an actual volume knob versus buttons.

    Cons: Screen customization is limited to changing background colors.

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    Nice Radio at a Decent Price

    richard from Jacksonville, FL on 12/30/2018

    2012 Ram 1500

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    Incredibly easy installation in my 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. NO cutting was required; just had to torque down the four screws holding this -- and previously -- the OEM radio. Apple Car Play is magnificent. I positioned the external microphone atop the dash panel removed for installation. It sit next to the little cavity atop the dashboard for storing sunglasses and other odds and ends. The two-sided tape shipped with the unit is weak, and I plan to pick up something more substantial to secure the mic to the dash. I am not at all bothered by plugging in my phone, since I want to keep it charged and I normally plug it in when driving. The Crutchfield helpers were, well, helpful. Called once because delivery took ages. I believe Crutchfield intervened with UPS after I called and got them off the dime. I called Crutchfield technical assistance twice to clarify the instructions. They were helpful and polite.

    Pros: 1. Nice interface. 2. USB right in front of unit. 3. Fit in the dashboard with zero cutting. 4. Tuner is sensitive and picks up loads of AM and FM stations. 5. Sound much better than OEM unit.

    Cons: 1. I've had the screen freeze up on me for some bizarre reason. I need to explore this. (I'm just learning how to use the device, so I'm poking it quite a bit with my index finger.) 2. There are multiple home buttons. There's one for the radio and one for Car Play. I need to spend some time exploring how to best use the operating system. It seems intuitive, but with all the various functions it necessarily is pretty complicated.

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    Tim from Windsor, CA on 12/30/2018

    2003 Saturn L200

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    The Sony XAV-AX1000 looks great in my Saturn and works even better. The touchscreen is intuitive and has excellent sensitivity that I did not expect in a low price unit. Apple Car Play work as good as I would have expected an Apple product to work.

    Pros: Apple Car Play A volume knob!

    Cons: No CD player

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    Perfect Beginner Head Unit

    Jay from Plainfield, IL on 12/29/2018

    2005 Jeep Wrangler

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    This is a great head unit with really good sound and very easy controls. This is the perfect head unit for someone that just wants music and sound, but audiophiles might be left with few of the additional controls. At this price point, I just don't think you can do any better. Audiophiles might want to spend a little more.

    Pros: Easy controls Great Sound Easy Setup

    Cons: Audiophiles might not have additional controls on the more expensive head units. For normal folks, they will not miss them.

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    Ryuta from Battle Creek, MI on 12/29/2018

    2005 Dodge Magnum

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    sound great and simple

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    Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 12/29/2018

    2006 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Pleasantly surprised with this simple radio . Love it

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    Half baked apple CarPlay

    Ted from Phoenix, AZ on 12/29/2018

    1997 Chevrolet S10

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    There is a lot to be desired with this head unit. The apps that I use (Spotify, npr one, tune in) worked well for a short time, but now they don't show any information! There is no firmware update and Sony's response time for questions is a long wait or never. I've had to reset the head unit 3 times in as many weeks. That's a pain because you have to reset the time eq and other settings each time! Look elsewere!

    Pros: Bright screen. Lots of sound options

    Cons: Poor user interface, even worse CarPlay! No support from Sony!

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    Good, basic unit

    Brett from Denver, CO on 12/28/2018

    2006 Ford Explorer

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    I installed this unit in my Ford Explorer. I replaced an older Pioneer unit with no car play or Navi. This is a pretty basic unit. It does what it does well and it's really simple to setup and operate. I like the large icons which are easy to spot and touch while driving and the sound when playing music is really good. I just love the talk-to-text feature via Siri -- uber-convenient and it works way better than its factory equivalent in our new Nissan my wife drives. Having Google Maps for Navi is also super-helpful! My only real gripe is the screen is dim and too reflective. The display is nearly invisible during daylight hours. Even an overcast day is bright enough that the screen reflects ambient sunlight to the point it's hard to see the display. There's no setting for turning up the brightness either. Installation was overall pretty easy. Physically getting the old unit out and this one in was not difficult, nor was splicing the wiring harness together. My only issue was trying to figure out the what/why of the green parking brake wire. The manual gave no mention as to why the unit wanted to be connected with the parking brake. Only after installing everything did I learn it wasn't necessary for this unit, as it doesn't play DVDs and doesn't require the parking brake interlock to be connected.

    Pros: -Good functionality -Sounds great -Car Play (of course) -Large icons (good while driving) -Siri talk-to-text is great -Easy install (wiring harness and a few screws)

    Cons: -Screen too dim and reflective for good daylight usage -Currently no downloadable updates -Limited to few factory installed wallpapers

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    Great Apple Car Play Stereo

    Carson from Daleville, VA on 12/27/2018

    2011 Nissan Altima

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    This stereo is just amazing. I haven't found anything wrong with it. I love the layout and the Apple Car Play. It charges my phone extremely fast and the sound with the speakers is great. 10/10 would reccomend!

    Pros: Fast, Responsive, and Easy to use

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    Solid head unit!

    Shawn from Latrobe, PA on 12/27/2018

    2009 Toyota Corolla

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    Works great! Allows you to program the steering wheel controls, so you don't need to mess with programming your interface box. I bought this because it has Apple CarPlay, which now works with Google Maps with IOS 12 and is half the price of head units with navigation. I also like the built in equalizer, that allows you to save your own custom EQ profile. The fact that the receiver (other than the screen) is only a single din, gives you a lot of room to mount an interface box and the large wiring harnesses needed if you want to keep your steering wheel controls. I bypassed my car's built-in amplifier and connected it directly to aftermarket speakers, which allows full use of the EQ and crossover functionality. I'm not sure how well these would work with the factory amplifier, since they have crossovers built into the amp in my Toyota with JBL stereo. The only hard part about doing it this way was running new wires for the speakers. The only negative is no rear USB, which would have allowed me to run a lightning cable into the cubby below the temperature controls. I purchased a cheap rear backup camera built into a license plate frame, which also works great with this unit (as shown in photo). I also recommend buying the bypass switch for the parking brake, so you will always have full functionality of the system.

    Pros: Built in equalizer. Apple CarPlay! Programable steering wheel buttons.

    Cons: No rear USB input.

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    Simple and elegant

    Roy from Melissa, TX on 12/26/2018

    2013 Toyota Sequoia

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    Very pleased. Screen is responsive and the interface is simple and effective. Sound is great as well.

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    Sony Decks Rule!

    Johnathan from Phoenix, AZ on 12/26/2018

    2011 Jeep Liberty

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    Love It! The wireless connection is a game changer!

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    Crutchfield customer from Chino Hills, CA on 12/25/2018

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    A great radio / media player for the money. Sounds great in my car and has a great tuner section also. Easy operation

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    Stephen from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on 12/25/2018

    2013 Kia Forte

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    Good product. Only complaint is the included screws are too short to secure to Metra 99-7338 dash kit for my 2013 Kia Forte EX.

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    Marcus from Kingston, TN on 12/24/2018

    2005 Lincoln LS

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    Awesome Unit!!

    Pros: Fits perfect!

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    Nice design, software needs updated

    Crutchfield customer from Topeka, KS on 12/23/2018

    2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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    The look and feel of this unit is great. Installation was very straightforward. I know it's obvious but I would not hook up the reverse signal wire if you don't plan to hook up a backup camera the reason being it causes a "No Video" signal when you go into reverse. Not a big deal. I would rate it higher but I had some instability issues when using software settings to turn off the backup camera option. The unit froze up and seemed to affect my dash lights. I disconnected the battery twice and all seems to be working fine now. There is no firmware update for this particular unit that I can find.

    Pros: Looks great. Sounds great. Good price point for Apple CarPlay.

    Cons: Software stability.

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    Michael from Canton, GA on 12/22/2018

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Easy install, good fit. great value.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rock Falls, IL on 12/22/2018

    2015 Ford F-150 XL

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    If it had USB out the back it would be 4.5 stars. If it had a brighter screen it would be 5. Otherwise it is a nice unit with basic features, which is what I wanted. Works well with CarPlay. I have not installed a radio in a few years and without Crutchfield's free docs this would have been a painful install.

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    Excellent Radio

    Derick from Dora, AL on 12/18/2018

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Great Radio, installed in in my son's 2006 Silverado perfect fit with no cutting. Menu is easy to navigate and t sound s Great. I also highly recommend the "Ready Harness" service from Crutchfield, it made the installation a lot quicker.

    Pros: High quality radio

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 12/15/2018

    2009 Ford Explorer

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    This is a great head unit to replace stock Ford radio/CD in 2009 Explorer. Installation was reasonably smooth however I would make a few recommendations to improve installation. 1. Provide/sell hardware kit to include longer mounting screws. Both the Sony mounting bracket and the main dash mounting screws were about 1/4" too short. 2. Shift to 1st gear to allow panel assembly to move away from dash and clear shift knob. This allows full access without disconnecting cables. Also remember to do this before disconnecting (-) battery cable. 3. Remember to push main cable harness connect all the way in until it locks (clicks).

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    Crutchfield customer from Choctaw, OK on 12/15/2018

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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    Quality head unit. Sounds amazing and well built. Great price and simple to operate. Recommended!

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    Sounds and looks great

    Keegan from Lawrenceville, IL on 12/15/2018

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    The radio is the the best I've ever owned Do recommend buying if looking for a good Apple CarPlay

    Pros: Back up can ready, has a solid apple car play

    Cons: Can't choose other background other than defaults

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    Nice unit

    Clay from Goshen, AL on 12/15/2018

    2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Nice headunit that was as close to factory looking without spending over $700. I really like the apple car play feature. Only thing I don't like is the amplified turn signal volume I hear now.

    Pros: Factory looking, apple car play works great

    Cons: Turn signal volume is very annoying

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    Chris from Marlboro, NJ on 12/14/2018

    2008 Nissan Altima

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    Very nice radio. Touchscreen is responsive, music sounds nice. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is there is only one USB on the front. I hate seeing wires and just assumed there would be one in the rear also.

    Pros: Nice screen

    Cons: No rear USB

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    Crutchfield customer from Newport, KY on 12/12/2018

    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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    Delivered nicely can't wait to install

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    Dave from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/11/2018

    2003 Chevrolet Impala

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    Nice unit. I bought it because of the car play feature but car play is disappointing. All other features on this unit are good.

    Pros: Lots of features for a reasonable price.

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    richard from Makawao, HI on 12/11/2018

    2006 Honda Ridgeline

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    IT does everything is says it does. Music sounds great with plenty of power. The hands free phone mic is not as good as I would hope, you need to elevate your voice to be heard on the phone when driving.

    Pros: carplay works great, fast startup time.

    Cons: poor microphone for hands free calling. Screen can have glare in the sun.

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    Crutchfield customer from Palmetto, FL on 12/11/2018

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    Solid unit. Nothing fancy but works great! Nice sound control. Easy navigation of screens.

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    Great receiver

    Eric from Honor, MI on 12/11/2018

    1999 Ford F-150

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    Excellent receiver. Simple setup. Instructions for dash modifications could be a lot better. They are over simplified and could use more and better drawings.

    Pros: Wiring adapter

    Cons: Poor dash modification instructions

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    David from Escondido, CA on 12/11/2018

    2002 Porsche 911 Carrera

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    Simplicity is nice and is fast enough. Car play seems to work fine. Biggest failure most reviews do not mention is the cheap plastic screen. 15 years ago when electronics had soft screens that were prone to scratches this is exactly what this headunit has. It feels like two pieces of soft plastic pieces that bend when you touch it. Very disappointed in the screen quality.

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    Great options

    Ali from Farmington, CT on 12/10/2018

    2008 Ford Edge

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    great radio for the price, highly recommended

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    Crutchfield customer from Wayne, PA on 12/10/2018

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    This is a great radio. It does everything promised and it has a simple user interface. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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    Nice radio works great

    Dusty from Tucson, AZ on 12/8/2018

    2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder

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    fit was fine ,works great no issues to speak of , the only issue i did have was the power wire that comes from the radio harness made by crutch field it needs to go to the backup light power side of the plug . There was no explanation of the wire other than the wire was labeled reverse you need to not connect it and instead wire the backup camera power from the rear reverse light.

    Pros: Pretty easy to install ,worked first time!

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    Works well for carPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 12/7/2018

    2008 Honda Pilot

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    Works great and the install was simple

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    Cons: Only item is the screen is pretty bright at night time and I haven't seen a way to turn down the brightness

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    Crutchfield customer from Carson City, NV on 12/6/2018

    2006 Nissan Titan

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    Just installed this past weekend. Love it so far. If you do Apple Car Play via Bluetooth, I would give it 5 stars.

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    Upgrade for 05 Mustang

    Jamie from Rushsylvania, OH on 12/6/2018

    2005 Ford Mustang

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    The head unit is as advertised, good quality/value. The only issue I found, the screws provided to mount the unit into the dash kit were not long enough. Crutchfield customer service gave me a partial refund, more than enough to cover the replacement screws and my time. I would purchase from them again, and would recommend this product to anyone looking for a factory upgrade.

    Pros: Apple Car Play compatible. Front facing USB & audio aux input User friendly

    Cons: Mounting hardware Dimmer settings - bright for night driving No physical on off button

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    Good looking and sounding great!

    David from Salem, VA on 12/4/2018

    2010 Honda Element LX

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    The XAV-AX1000 isn't perfect but has performed very well for me so far. I don't think you could beat this radio at it's price point. It is a great looking radio, and Installation was simple and the radio features work very well. The radio has fantastic EQ capabilities and the audio out the head unit is very clean sounding even at highway speeds (my vehicle does not have additional audio amplifiers). The addition of pre-amp outputs is nice if I ever move this radio to another vehicle. The CarPlay integration and other GUI portions of the radio are clean looking and very responsive. The screen seems bright enough even in daylight. A few cons: You can't customize the wallpapers, the radio tuner sensitivity leaves a bit to be desired (but is adequate), and the radio lacks Android Auto like higher priced models.

    Pros: CarPlay! Even better now that iOS 12 supports Google Maps and Waze! Convenient USB connector on front of radio. Nice to have a 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio jack on the front of the radio. Very responsive screen and operating system.

    Cons: Tuner Sensitivity seems a wee bit weak. Can't add own customized wallpaper - just stock 5 wallpapers. Android Auto support would be nice, but I can't complain at this price point. No rear USB connection.

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    Great unit for the price

    Steve from Ione, CA on 12/3/2018

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500

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    For the price this seems like a can't miss option. I installed this in a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup. The kit from Crutchfield was perfect and the Ready-Harness was well worth the price. The features of this unit were exactly what I was looking for. I wanted Apple Car Play and Blue Tooth as well as input for a backup camera. I did install a backup camera as well and it work perfectly. The quality of the unit is great and the features all work exactly as I would expect them to. The touch screen is not as responsive as some higher end or OEM models that I have used, but it works fine and at this price point, I wasn't expecting anything more. I have owned this truck for 6 years and the previous unit was a CD player. I don't know if I ever put a CD in it, so the fact that the AX1000 does not have a disc slot is not an issue for me at all. If you are looking to upgrade to a unit with Apple Car Play and don't need a CD player, this is a great option.

    Pros: Apple Car Play Blue Tooth Backup Camera input Great sound Great features for the price

    Cons: Touch screen not as responsive as higher end systems.

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    Crutchfield customer from Dagsboro, DE on 11/30/2018

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    terrific radio very intuitive. wiring straight forward with Crutchfield wiring harness. Vey good assistance on the tech line

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    Crutchfield customer from Guaynabo, PR on 11/29/2018

    2005 BMW M3

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    VERY HAPPY, EASY TO USE

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    Couldn't imagine anything better!

    Adalynn from Stockbridge, GA on 11/27/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Impala

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    Probably the best purchase I've ever made. This radio is so easy to navigate and install. It has great sound canceling for phone calls, equalizer is easy to navigate and has lots of preset settings, and it just looks great. The only feature I don't have is the back-up camera, but it's nice to know that if I ever want one my radio is ready for it. I really could not imagine having a different or better radio.

    Pros: Easy to navigate, affordable, beautiful, front usb and aux input, easy for subwoofers.

    Cons: None.

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    Crutchfield customer from Columbia, IL on 11/26/2018

    2000 Subaru Outback

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    Great head unit, smooth operation, no complaints at all

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    Crutchfield customer from Elverson, PA on 11/26/2018

    2016 Toyota Tacoma

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    The Sony was as I expected, the Crutchfield experience was awesome! Will do business again with you when the time arises.

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