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Sony XAV-AX5000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX5000

Sony XAV-AX5000

Sony XAV-AX5000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

MFR # XAVAX5000

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Great product, great sound, easy install.

Niki from Everett, WA on 7/10/2020

2010 Subaru Impreza

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Wiring pretty straightforward for a Subaru. Easy install. Sounds AMAZING compared to stock head unit. Easy unit to navigate, customize, android auto works great as long as you use a decent USB cable. Capacitive touch screen should last long, sound quality and EQ customization is fantastic. Crutchfield instructions and installation gear is 5/5 ?. All three of our vehicles have Crutchfield products, have never been disappointed.

Pros: Easy instructions Easy wiring Easy install Great sound Great picture Quality installation gear

Cons: None so far, wish I could get the unit frame in silver to match dash buuuut I can wrap it myself so not really a con.

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Crutchfield customer from Hagatna, GU on 7/9/2020

2012 Honda Fit

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Touch screen is awesome! I like the fact that it does both Android auto and Apple carplay. Provides enough power to the Rockford Fosgate speakers that I installed. Sound is great, really like the equalizer. The display is very crisp. It would've gotten 5 stars, but there was one dead pixel on the screen unfortunately. Always been a fan of Sony's head units.

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Crutchfield customer from Smithville, TX on 7/8/2020

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Pretty easy to follow instructions and very friendly interface

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Great bang for the buck!

Crutchfield customer from Grove, OK on 7/5/2020

2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6

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great stereo, has all the functionality that I was looking for, and also much easier to navigate vs. the Alpine receivers I've been using as of late.

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Dennis K from FREMONT, CA on 7/5/2020

2009 Scion xB

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happy with this purchase

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Cody from FARMINGTON, MN on 6/30/2020

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Sounded better than I expected. Every thing works as advertised. The auto dimmer sometimes would dim it to much to see clearly So I disabled it.

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 6/29/2020

2012 Mazda 3

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Working very well. No complaints other than carplay disconnecting randomly at times, but I have found that that is most likely a carplay issue, not the unit.

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No custom wall paper

Crutchfield customer from Suttons Bay, MI on 6/25/2020

2005 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great so far but was disappointing to learn I can't upload custom wall paper.

Pros: Looks, function, sound

Cons: No custom wallpaper

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Crutchfield customer from Placentia , CA on 6/20/2020

2013 Volkswagen Passat

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This is not i was expecting for the price and the brand. I use to have Sony head units years ago and I'm really disappointed with this new one for the poor perfomance (sofwate) and options through the all unit. After a week still I can't connect my Ipod touch 6. This sony doesn't recognize it. And switching between two smartphones is a nightmare with this unit. Before the SonyI try a Pioneer and it was way much better in many aspects. So i don't reccomend this radio.

Pros: Nice display, easy setup, good sound

Cons: Lack of options for more functions. Bluetooth problems , compatibility issues.

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

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Crutchfield customer from Streator, IL on 6/18/2020

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Great receiver unit. Apple car play works every time, no connection issues, just simply works.

Pros: Adjustable Bluetooth volume compensation.

Cons: None

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Works great!

Crutchfield customer from Ashland, MO on 6/17/2020

2015 Mazda 6

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Just installed this in my 2015 Mazda6. Works great, but took a while to install!!

Pros: High definition. Works with backup camera.

Cons: Took a while to install.

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A Five Star Car Audio Stereo

Crutchfield customer from Piperton, TN on 6/16/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I'm very happy with this Sony. It is well designed and the functionality is perfect.

Pros: Apple Car Play Screen brightness and responsiveness.

Cons: No Bluetooth Apple Car Play, but the Bluetooth does work with music.

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Works mostly with a few exceptions.

brian from NORTH LIBERTY, IN on 6/16/2020

2007 Jeep Wrangler

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Not a bad radio for the price, the Apple Car play works as advertised. My issue is the very plain look and when playing MP3 from a USB stick. They show you little to no information and no graphic cover from the file its just 3 lines of text, that's it. I tried several ID3 Tag formats and got nothing. After a long conversation with Sony I found they do not support this even though the manual leads you think it does. Now if you play from your phone then it appears just like your phone. Sounds was fine and it was easy to use, so I give 3 stars for its a no thrills radio if you are not using your phone as a interface.

Pros: Simple to operate and with Crutchfield installed kit goes in quickly and worked the first.

Cons: Very plain interface compared to many others, not very many feature when not using your phone. Its mostly a phone drive interface for you car. I was also very disappointed when plying MP3 files from USB. This is some I do all the time and like to have the visual keys with songs and Audio books.

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Crutchfield customer from Advance, NC on 6/14/2020

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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The deck itself is pretty perfect, but keeping it from being 5 stars would be more adjustability on the installation side. Unit face cannot be tilted in any way, so it sticks out a bit at the bottom due to angle of the original radio as installed in dash. Also, it's a single din chassis with a double din screen. Had to modify the installation bracket a bit to stabilize everything.

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Really Disappointed!

Larry from BEND, OR on 6/11/2020

2018 Toyota 4Runner

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I bought this unit with the understanding that it will operate with Car Play through Blue-Tooth, it does not. It has to be connected to the phone by cable. To make it worse, it doesn't seem to even provide caller ID if the phone isn't connected by cable. The final straw is that it doesn't have an off switch! To turn it off you need to go into the touch screen two levels to turn off the source. It works fine with Car Play but that requires connecting by cable every time you get in or out of the vehicle. I would not recommend this unit.

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Cons: Wired connection only to provide Car Play functions. No caller ID unless connected by cable No off switch!!!

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Larry contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from Annapolis, MD on 6/11/2020

2003 Lexus ES300

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Great unit, really brought the aged Lexus system back to life, simply and clean! Highly recommend!

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Crutchfield customer from Shakopee, MN on 6/8/2020

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Installed this in a 2001 Porsche 911 (996) using the supplied kit and it all worked well. Make the process so much easier. The unit boots up quickly and the Apple Carplay just works. The audio quality also improved with this unit so that is a big plus!

Pros: Sound quality is great, fast boot time for first use and the Apple Carplay just works. Also upgraded the firmware using the USB port and it worked the first time.

Cons: Had to switch the RED and YELLOW cables on the mount to ensure that the unit had battery power as without this it would reset all the time back to default.

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Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 6/8/2020

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Easy to use. No problems with installing the unit. I installed it with an XM module and backup camera on a 2016 Wangler JKU.

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Crutchfield customer from Baraboo, WI on 6/7/2020

2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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Excellent unit.

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Crutchfield customer from London, OH on 6/6/2020

2004 Ford Mustang

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really nice head unit. perfect for the price..

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Great unit for the money

Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 6/6/2020

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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This is a great unit. The installation was easy in my 2008 Tacoma and the set up was simple. It looks great with the Scosche dash kit. I also added a USB mount for a clean look. The sound quality is a definite upgrade from the stock Toyota unit. I do wish it had a traditional knob volume control but not many double DIN's have that these days.

Pros: Easy installation and setup Great sound quality Simple menu Looks great

Cons: Push button volume control

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Crutchfield customer from Chelsea, AL on 6/5/2020

2011 Honda CRV SE

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Great system and application of CarPlay to a vehicle. Simplistic without being too tech-y. Installation was easy being a moderately skilled installer. Top notch product for a decent price.

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Sony Makes A Great Stereo

Crutchfield customer from Batavia, OH on 6/4/2020

2008 Dodge Dakota

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Fantastic unit. It's like having a great factory unit that's flawless and easy to use. The touchscreen is nicely responsive and visually appealing. If I had to have one gripe, it would be that you can't customize the color of the buttons or the screen to match the interior, but that is a very small con compared to all the pros this stereo provides. Well worth the money!!!

Pros: Sound CarPlay Touchscreen Great look in dash

Cons: Color customization

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 6/3/2020

2007 Volvo S60

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Good product, gets very hot in the back though.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Gets hot , no Bluetooth car play

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 6/1/2020

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Have one on my bike and one in my truck, no issues. Good unit, not the best but CarPlay is flawless and even makes your factory speakers clearer

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Best bang for the buck...period

Crutchfield customer from Flowery Branch, GA on 5/31/2020

2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great receiver that has unparalleled sound quality at this price point. It has an easy to navigate menu system, looks great and has tons of support if needed.

Pros: Excellent sound quality Great menu system Hands free works great

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Good Radio, 7000 is much better though

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

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Install was in a 2013 Silverado 1500 No navigation, No Bose, fit like a glove with supplied accesories. I may have received a faulty unit. Not sure, but after reading reviews on the internet, I decided to swap out for the XAV-AX7000, which I absolutely love. User Friendly - The screen feels amazing, like a smartphone screen. Menus are easy to navigate. It does NOT have custom wallpapers. Performance - Its powerful enough for my aftermarket speakers. It lags a little bit sometimes. Sub preamp is a single RCA, so you will need a splitter from single male to dual female for most setups. Preamps are also only 2V. The 5V on the XAV-AX7000 just sounds cleaner. There is a separate control for the subwoofer volume. Customer Service - Like I said, I most likely received a faulty unit, and Crutchfield was more than happy to send a replacement to me when I explained the issues to them, so great on their customer service! This was when I decided to upgrade to the XAV-AX7000 instead for $150 more (Well worth it!). They sent it out, along with a UPS label to return the old one, so I don't need to ride around with no stereo. The issues I had were the unit would cut out at volume 30+ out of 50. I suspected a ground or power issue, but my new radio can go full blast with no issues. My 5000 also heated up enough to make the top of my dash warm. Android Auto would cut out sometimes, not a cord issue as my 7000 is fine. Steering wheel controls were intermitte

Pros: Looks Nice Leaves plenty of room for wires behind dash Best touch screen I've felt Easy to navigate menus Price

Cons: Possible faulty unit issues mentioned in review Noisy subwoofer preamp Android Auto connection is intermittent (Carplay may work fine?)

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 5/30/2020

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So far my wife really likes it. It is a very basic interface, nothing flashy and I knew that's what she would prefer over a complicated, crowded, or multi-layered menu system. The screen looks good and is very responsive to the inputs.

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Crutchfield customer from Los Altos, CA on 5/29/2020

2008 Mazda CX-9

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Great screen and simple installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Gallatin, TN on 5/28/2020

1998 Ford F-150

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I also own the Sony AV1000, and comparably I enjoy the Android Auto functionality on this head unit, as well as the larger display. Its zero frills and has a nice fit and finish.

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 5/28/2020

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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Overall, I am very happy with the Sony XAV-AX5000. The only thing preventing a 5 star rating is the occasional glitch when the touch screen becomes unresponsive while using Apple CarPlay. It is difficult to diagnose if it an issue with the head unit or the software in the iPhone. Regardless, the head unit looks great, performs well, and Crutchfield's recommended wiring harness adapter was easy and intuitive to mate to the Sony pigtail.

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 5/28/2020

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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Works great with Apple Car Play, great sound, plenty of power, intuetive display and settings.

Pros: Works great with Apple Car Play

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Grier from LAKE LURE on 5/27/2020

2012 Nissan Titan

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purchased for a 2012 Nissan Titan crew cab. Spent several weeks going back and forth with tech support to get the android auto to work with phone. During process purchased multiple cords including a high end cord and actually purchase a new Google Pixel phone which was rated the best phone to match with the brand stereo for Android Auto. Crutchfield opted to send a new unit to replace. The new one worked for about 2 weeks then stopped again and only worked sporadically; however, I was now passed my 90 day return policy. Radio will connect initially, then after 15-20 minutes will drop off and reconnect a few times then stop. At this point it won't even connect through bluetooth for several hours and only after shutting truck off. Multiple times the memory has dropped off and all presets disappear. Radio looks great with a nice finish but spending this much for radio, steering controls and install kit I am very disappointed. I can't recommend this radio and have tried everything including buying a brand new phone specifically for the radio which worked for a short time. Money was not sparred in giving this radio every chance to meet expectations. I now have a very expensive head unit that plays radio stations and sometimes my phone library

Pros: Looks

Cons: The entire system

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Crutchfield customer from New Lexington, OH on 5/27/2020

1990 Mazda Miata

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Very nice screen, once we got it wired correctly works perfectly fit in my 1990 Miata with the installation kit

Pros: Nice clean crisp screen, easy install, nice buttons, sleek

Cons: No volume nob, but I knew that when buying it and the volume buttons are pretty nice still, so not really a con to me but maybe someone else it is

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 5/25/2020

2018 Toyota Tacoma

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Definitely increased the sound in my 2019 Toyota Tacoma. A lot more power in the receiver than stock. I used to listen to music on volume 36 with stock stereo but with the new Sony I now listen at volume 19 and it's plenty loud. I also paired this with Rocksford Fasgate speakers.

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Perfect radio.

Crutchfield customer from Rincon, GA on 5/24/2020

2012 Toyota Tundra

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The Car play function was what I was going after but after combining this head unit with 2 pairs of Kicker 46CSS654 speakers, the sound its excellent. Very pleased with this purchase.

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

2014 Kia Optima

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amazing product, exactly what i wanted.

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Best CarPlay Radio For The Money

Jacob from MONROE, VA on 5/22/2020

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Amazing! Just installed in my 2006 Corvette. The screen is amazing and feels just like a smartphone / tablet.

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Crutchfield customer from Taunton, MA on 5/21/2020

2006 Honda Ridgeline

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Great sounding easy to use.

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great sound

Brittny from cleveland Oh on 5/21/2020

2017 Ford Escape

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In love with this radio

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Crutchfield customer from Pflugerville, TX on 5/21/2020

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Beautiful apple CarPlay unit, the screen is very clear and responsive. 4 stars for not be able to change the background. Hope Sony will release an update soon.

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Crutchfield customer from Decatur, IL on 5/21/2020

2011 GMC Savana

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Derik from GARLAND, TX on 5/19/2020

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love this Radio. Clean and easy interface. Bought two!

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Great Purchase!

Crutchfield customer from Chesterland, OH on 5/17/2020

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Excellent sound paired with the Pioneer D series speakers. Very fast start up time, great picture for the backup camera, Apple CarPlay is awesome and love the overall looks!

Pros: Apple CarPlay Sound Picture quality Easy to install

Cons: None

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Do not buy for VW Golf/GTI MK6

peter from Mineola, NY on 5/15/2020

2013 Volkswagen GTI

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Loses Android connection every now and then saying that the phone is incompatible. The fader does not work/incompatible in 2013VW Golf. Disappointed, to say the least. Crutchfield support was helpful, but I wish they knew about the fader issue while they were selling me the setup.

Pros: Sounds great!

Cons: Fader functionality does not work. The front speakers overpower the rear.

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Crutchfield customer from Milton, GA on 5/15/2020

2017 Toyota 4Runner

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If you set your expectations towards a receiver in this price range then you'll be pleased. Of course you'll have some limitations if you compare it with some of it's big brothers, but it gets the job done efficiently and nicely for the money.

Pros: Clean design Quick operating system Good sound

Cons: Basic operation....does not have a lot of flexibility

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/14/2020

2005 Toyota Sequoia

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Excellent upgrade from my factory unit. Crisp clear audio, tuner picks up stations very well and Apple CarPlay works quickly and easily. Installation was a till time consuming, but I did replace the factory door speakers at the time. Dash kit and Master Sheet from Crutchfield made wiring easy. Definitely recommend this unit wanting to upgrade from a factory head unit without spending a ton of money.

Pros: Crisp clean sound, easy to setup

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Dothan, AL on 5/14/2020

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Great stereo. Looking for something to do it all this is the one. Excellent touch screen with clear view at a great price. Love it

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 5/10/2020

2007 Toyota Corolla

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Easy to install and operate. Great sound and a definite upgrade from the previous car stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 5/9/2020

2013 Nissan Sentra

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Love the radio. Looks like it came factory, super responsive no delay on the touch. Apple car play is great. Only complaint is the trim piece they sent me had weak clips and was kind of a pain to get to snap in. But would recommend to anyone.

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One phone only

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

2013 Honda Ridgeline

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Be aware that this radio can not connect two phones with the 2 usb inputs on rear. One is for a phone, the other for a Jump drive. It also cannot connect two phones via Bluetooth. Can't use car play while using a other phones Bluetooth. Display for Sirius is week. No graphics for channel name. 4 basic wallpaper options. I really like the simplicity in some aspects but It couldn't give me what I needed.

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Crutchfield customer from Dearborn Hts, MI on 5/6/2020

2007 Ford Focus ZX3

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Quick and easy installation. Works great!

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Crutchfield customer from South Bend, IN on 5/6/2020

2006 Volkswagen Touareg

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Just what I expected and price was on par with the features if the unit.

Pros: Fits, looks great, desired features

Cons: None.... research makes this a non issue.

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Crutchfield customer from Imperial, PA on 5/5/2020

2004 Honda CRV EX

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Everything about this unit is great, Ive purchased two of them. The box does NOT come with a Microphone which is NEEDED for CarPlay basically. That I had to buy separately. The only issue I have is that occasionally the Audio output becomes distorted, and it will go away after I turn the car off and turn it off. it seldom happens but has happened in both of my units. Although they were both use on an older car, a 2010 Honda Civic, and a 2004 Honda CRV and this may be the problem, so in a newer car it might not be an issue.

Pros: Great Display, Camera options, and 2 USBs

Cons: Audio goes distorted occasionally. Doesn't come with a Microphone.

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

2006 Cadillac Escalade

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Great product, just not compatible with my phone via USB but besides that I love this stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Williston Park, NY on 5/5/2020

1998 BMW 5 Series

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Can't ever go wrong with Sony. Fairly inexpensive for the features and look. I've read mixed reviews but in my case everything works especially the apple carplay that I wanted out of the unit. I don't have an android phone so I can't comment on that. I bought an older BMW that I always liked from my neighbor as a toy. The original radio would work briefly and spontaneously. Although I really wanted to retain the classic elements of the car this upgrade really brought this car to the future and I'm happy I finally pulled the trigger.

Pros: Ease of use and the display looks amazing.

Cons: No cons with the Sony unit itself. Installing any aftermarket radio on a BMW E39 is very involved if it's an amplified system (DSP). You can use the original speakers but you need to run new RCA cables from head unit to trunk to a new amplifier and then hack into the speaker wires. Not at all easy if you are not handy and experienced.

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Jannette from Atascadero, CA on 5/5/2020

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Looks and works great. works with iPhone 11 Pro.

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Crutchfield customer from N Billerica, MA on 5/4/2020

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It's been in a couple of weeks and seems to work great.

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Crutchfield customer from Bellmawr, NJ on 4/30/2020

2003 Toyota Highlander

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Always wanted to upgrade my radio in my car I did a ton of research and I finally found the one that I want very easy to use and the install was so easy a cave man could do it I will definitely be ordering from this place again thank u crutch field team

Pros: Andriod and apple car play work awesome on this radio

Cons: None

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Not for you if you wear polarized sunglasses

Crutchfield customer from Bellevue , NE on 4/30/2020

2019 Honda Ridgeline

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The screen is very hard to see if you wear sunglasses. Fortunately Crutchfield has an awesome return policy and I got a different head unit in 4 days. My only other complaint is that it has the connection on the back for the 3.5 mm steering wheel remote and the functionality built in to the unit but it doesn't come with the connector. I was able to make my own but most people probably wouldn't. The unit itself performed well and had great features. That's why I exchanged it for it's big brother the XAV-AX8000!

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Crutchfield customer from Onalaska, WI on 4/30/2020

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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This Radio has everything I need. Love the car play.

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Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, VA on 4/30/2020

2011 Honda CR-Z

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Very easy install, looks and sounds amazing

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Crutchfield customer from Manassas, VA on 4/29/2020

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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So far so good, just installed it in my 2003 Tahoe last week and so far working great. Have a bit more to learn about all the buttons and bells but pleased so far.

Pros: Easier to install than I had anticipated.

Cons: I should have ordered the pre-soldered wiring harness, will know better next time. Would save a lot of time.

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

2013 Toyota Corolla

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Really happy with my new radio. No problems at all. Easy install. The Apple airplay is fantastic.

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Crutchfield customer from Crestview, FL on 4/25/2020

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You can't shut it off

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Guest from Parrish, FL on 4/24/2020

2007 Chrysler 300

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Awesome and easy to use. Excellent sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/19/2020

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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I absolutely love this radio it turns on seconds after you turn on the car. I recommend buying the ready harness service. It makes installation easier.

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 4/15/2020

2012 GMC Sierra

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Installed in 2012 GMC serria good fit , looks good

Pros: Love apple carplay, install kit worth every penny, the premade connection kit worth it, !

Cons: Plastic Install kit Could be better quality

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I'm happy

Crutchfield customer from Highland Park, IL on 4/15/2020

2002 Ford F-150

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Love this unit, everything I wanted

Pros: looks good, easy to use, lots of useful functions...

Cons: none that I can think of...

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Good Unit

Chris from Columbus, OH on 4/13/2020

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I do like the unit, but my only concern is that the USB connection is easily stopped by barely touching the connection. The fit is not very tight at all, needs to find a way to make the usb connection better. Other than that i love it.

Pros: great screen, easy to use

Cons: USB connection not tight

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Natasha from OSHKOSH, WI on 4/9/2020

2017 Toyota RAV4

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Went back and fourth on a radio choice and different websites to purchase from but I am so glad I bought from Crutchfield. Customer service is 100% and the product and website is also 100%!

Pros: Website told me exactly what I would need and the process was simple and instructions were super easy. Would buy from here again.

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Crutchfield customer from Cooper City, FL on 4/9/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Looks and works great. What an upgrade

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Exactly what I wanted (wish it was brighter)

Crutchfield customer from Elkhart, IN on 4/8/2020

2010 Ford Fusion

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I love this head unit. The only complaint I have is that during the peak hours of the day the screen can be hard to read. I wish the overall NITs where higher. Other than that great unit.

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Awesome CarPlay Double Din!!

Crutchfield customer from Washington, MO on 4/8/2020

2007 Pontiac G6

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If you're looking to get an affordable CarPlay Double Din, then choose the Sony AX-5000. Great Double Din: highly responsive, oem factory look, and a high quality build.

Pros: High Quality Build, Dense Screen with No Give, Super Responsive, Looks Like it's OEM, Improves Factory Sound Quality, and Has Apple CarPlay...

Cons: Only has Five Wallpapers to choose from and the white illumination color behind the tactile buttons can't be changed...

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Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 4/7/2020

2008 Toyota Tundra

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System installed easy with the instructions. Unit works great, it does everything very well and it's simple to set up and use

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Good little radio

Crutchfield customer from Clio, MI on 4/6/2020

2002 Buick LeSabre

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I installed this in my 2002 Buick LeSabre, and I learned more about the car than I really thought I ever wanted. The fact is, you can do an install the a few different ways but this radio looks at home in the dash, and it works great.

Pros: Easy to use sounds good easy to install lights dim with headlights, and I can adjust the amount of brightness thru the radio Back up camera is clear

Cons: The down side I was hoping I could change the color of the buttons and maybe a custom background, but neither of those options are available on this model

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Excellent choice

Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 4/5/2020

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The unit is intuitive and easy to use. Apple car play worked well. Recommend the wiring harness option to simplify the installation. That made it fast and easy. Sound with the stock Bose system in the Tahoe was excellent and the bass amplifier options brought the subwoofer to life.

Pros: Customer service and ease of installation

Cons: Had to call back to get the right antenna adapter, but Crutchfield took care of it right away

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Crutchfield customer from Campbellsport, WI on 4/5/2020

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Crutchfield is the Best

Gary from Yukon, OK on 4/3/2020

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Love my new Sony XAV-AX5000. It looks beautiful in my 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited. It looks almost factory. And the best thing is Crutchfield and their services. I went back in forth over what unit to use. I finally called for help and CSR, Allison was awesome. She showed me several different options and talked me through several points. With her help I picked this unit. I also bought the installation extras that kept my factory amp, steering wheel controls and fit kit. In addition, I bought the "pre-wired" option. That was the best choice, because I just had to plug it in. No wires to cut, splice or anything. It was all done for me. Honestly it made the job a breeze. I will always buy that option. Plus the phone service assistance was great. I called a few times to ask questions and they always gave me quick and correct answers. Thank you Crutchfield. I'm very happy.

Pros: CarPlay, huge 7 inch capacitive touch screen, 2 USB ports, Most everything.

Cons: White buttons with no ability to change colors but I knew that going in. It was a trade-off for other options

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Nice when it works but not worth the headache

Dave from Millbrook, AL on 4/1/2020

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I initially really liked this stereo but quickly found that I should've listened to all of the reviews on other sites than mention the Android auto connection problems. I tried multiple USB cables and found that if I could get it to connect, the connection was unstable and easily interrupted by things like text messages or notifications which would either cause the unit to reboot or drop the connection with my phone. When it works, the sound quality is pretty good and the screen looks and feels very nice, but for the money it's not worth having to deal with the constant issues with the Android Auto connection. As expected, Crutchfield's customer service was top notch and they helped me select the Kenwood DMX906S which features wireless Android Auto. They even sent out the replacement before I mailed back the Sony so I wouldn't have to drive around with a big hole in my dashboard. The Kenwood works great and is worth looking at if you're considering alternatives. Bottom line, if you're thinking that this stereo is right for you, be sure to do your research on a few external sites so you can fully understand the issues that you might experience with this model.

Pros: Nice screen, sound quality is pretty good

Cons: Android Auto connection is garbage

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Super Satisfied

Crutchfield customer from Nacogdoches, TX on 3/29/2020

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Loved the product, Loved the service, and Loved how easy it was to install bc of the guides. Thank you

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Crutchfield customer from Long Lake, MN on 3/29/2020

2011 Ford F-350

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Great sound, it's so much better than the stock system was. Not so pleased with the pre made wiring harness set up for the steering wheel controls. Just needs some tweaking when I get some time, needs to be re programmed slightly. Install was pretty easy. I was hoping I could run my engine control app on the screen but apparently that won't work on this Stereo. Overall, I would recommend buying this model. It's a solid unit with great sound. The Eq on It has great presets and the speaker height setting really gives you some great adjustability. I was really surprised how good the stock speakers could actually sound.

Pros: 2 usb leads, great adjustability, plenty of power, great sound.

Cons: Can't add apps to use, at least that I am aware of. Limited screen backgrounds.

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A Wonderful Head Unit

Crutchfield customer from Amsterdam, OH on 3/28/2020

2002 Buick LeSabre

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A wonderful head unit for almost any vehicle. The touch response is close to a modern smart device. Big icons are easy to press. I'd prefer a volume knob instead of the rocker switch. And as of now, it doesnt support custom wallpapers. Android Auto works flawlessly and the 2 rear USB ports are long enough to run anywhere in the vehicle, but the cord has a big plastic piece near the end that could cause it to not fit well.

Pros: Bright and responsive display. Easy-to-press app icons. Wide EQ settings. Feels very premium.

Cons: No forward facing USB ports, no volume knob, cant upload your own wallpapers.

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Crutchfield customer from Kihei, HI on 3/26/2020

2004 Ford Explorer

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Huge improvement over factory. Wanted a head unit to allow Android auto and Apple car via USB. Also wanted handsfree phone and to add a rear camera. Looks good, easy intuitive screens, decent power (20 RMS) runs 4 6x8s just fine. Handsfree phone works great and sounds clear.

Pros: Decent power Looks nice Easy install with harness kit Plenty of inputs for camera and mic Inputs for sub and amps (not using) 2 USB 1 for Android Auto/Apple Car

Cons: Needed longer screws to attach daah trim kit

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Great Stereo for a Reasonable Price

Crutchfield customer from Baraboo, WI on 3/26/2020

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very nice stereo. I like how it is easy to set up the way I want it. It would be nice to have more wall paper choices. Works great with my back up camera. Nice power and sound quality.

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Suddenly my oldest car has the most modern electronics of them all!

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh , NC on 3/26/2020

2013 Smart fortwo

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Wow! My old 2013 smart fortwo now does CarPlay! At this price I feel like this is a total bargain. I actually got the discounted scratch and dent model. Looks and works like new. Since this is a 1-DIN size unit with a 2-DIN size screen, there's plenty of room behind for all the cables. Operation is intuitive and screen response is instantaneous. Rear camera option also looks like it will work great. Once I contacted Crutchfield for additional installation instructions the installation was pretty easy. One thing I didn't notice in the specs before I got it, concerning the 2 USB ports: USB #1 is for CarPlay/Android Auto or video files. USB #2 is strictly for MP3 files. I did not have any success playing the one video file I had laying around but the manuals says it supports every format I ever heard of. But I have no idea why you'd be playing videos off a USB stick in your car. (Is this a thing nowadays?)

Pros: Compact electronics make for roomy fit and easy installation. CarPlay is awesome and future-proofs your infotainment.

Cons: none

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Great unit, couldn't be happier!

Crutchfield customer from Lynbrook, NY on 3/25/2020

2009 Nissan Rogue

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I'm glad I ordered this from Crutchfield. It came with all the parts and I also ordered this unit with a ReadyHarness, which made it was very easy to install, especially since I was completely new to this and had no previous knowledge of car radio installations prior to my research that took place the few days before receiving the unit. The only thing was that I had to buy longer screws to get the dash kit on (#10 3/4in screws), which were only a dollar so it really wasn't an issue. The unit works fairly well, and I really like the look of it. Personally, I chose this unit over others because it's not as flashy and obviously fake as many others. At first, I was set on getting car radio with a volume knob, but after realizing how small they are yet still take up space for a larger screen and how few units come with one, I decided to get this one. I'm very happy with my decision. The buttons are really easy to use while driving, and I no longer care about having a volume knob at all! I truly enjoy this unit. I'd say that 99% of the time I've had it over the past 2 weeks, I've been using Apple CarPlay, which was my main reason for buying a new car radio. It has worked great, and I've had absolutely no problems. I have also tested out the Bluetooth, radio, and calling, which also works very well without an issue. The sound is great, and easily adjustable in settings. The capacitive touch screen works amazing; the display is looks great and is very clear. It's a really good unit

Pros: Capacitive touchscreen, easy to use, Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM Tuner, Volume buttons , hands free calling, ReadyHarness service, easy installation

Cons: Can't put custom background

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Excellent system

Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsville, MD on 3/23/2020

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Excellent system, especially for Apple CarPlay users. Easy to install and pairs well with a camera (I purchased the Boyo from Crutchfield). Not too flashy of look, which is a plus for older vehicles (I installed in a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser).

Pros: Easy to install (get the Crutchfield harness for wiring). Easy to connect to its bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Petersburg, VA on 3/23/2020

2013 Subaru BRZ

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Very clean looking unit. Fast and responsive to touch. 10 band EQ is very effective and increased the quality of the music in my 2013 Subaru BRZ. High recommend this to anyone looking for a clean unit that has Apple CarPlay/AndroidAuto functionality. Installation was also very easy with the wiring harness and ready service that Crutchfield provides. Very happy!

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Daughter Approved

Crutchfield customer from Solana Beach, CA on 3/21/2020

2009 Nissan Rogue

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Wow. My daughter loves all the features. Easy to install and configure. Love the dual USB ports. The Apple Play and Android Auto are a joy to use.

Pros: You could pay more...but why do it

Cons: No Cons I have found

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Much better sounding audio and funtional than my factory unit.

John from Arlington Heights, IL on 3/20/2020

2014 Honda Ridgeline

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This head unit is pretty nice. Much louder and better sounding than the factory unit in your vehicle. Harely helped me configure the options I needed to get the radio working in my Honda Ridgeline 2014. I opted for the Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service, and it made the install very easy. I only had to connect the brake wire from the head unit harness to the e-brake on my truck. I actually had to call support for this and Sam was very helpful. He sent me a picture of the location of the e-brake wire, and it made it very easy to understand what I need to do.

Pros: Android Auto and Apple Car Play ready. Start your engine, boots up insanely fast, and ready to go after putting your seat-belt on.

Cons: Cannot hide icons on the radio Sony menu. Cannot upload picture for wallpaper.

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Solid, but if you have Android Auto issues, read this review!

Andrew from Alexandria on 3/20/2020

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Solid features and sound. The HPF/LPFs don't seem to work and it takes a long time to load your music from USB2, but overall I'm happy with the stereo. XM definitely sounds clearer and higher quality (as does FM). I tried to return because of the following situation (which if you read through, you'll find how to fix it yourself if you're experiencing this too!), but I think I'm now good on that.. I was having major issues with android auto with this head unit. Like freezing, stopping, reloading every 2min. That became particularly dangerous when I was driving on mountain roads in WV and was constantly unplugging phone to get maps back. A bunch of turns and constant loss of nav on curvy roads is severely no-bueno. I had AINOPE USB-A to Type-C Charger cable connecting my Note 10+ to the external USB hub. While that cable is truly FAST charging, I believe it was the cause of the Android Auto malfunctioning. I switched to AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB-A Male 3.1 Gen2 Adapter Charger Cable - 3 Feet and so far nav hasn't glitched at all!! Not once!!

Pros: 2 USBs is critical if you want music on 1 USB and Android Auto on the other!

Cons: If you use the wrong type, quality, or length (go as short as possible!!) of USB cable to connect your phone, you'll not have a working interface.

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Crutchfield customer from Peabody, MA on 3/19/2020

2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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Easy install! Great product, User friendly on screen menu and many options to connect your phone.

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Works good for me w/newer iPhone

WIll from Cumming, GA on 3/19/2020

2007 Ford Mustang

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Working well - wanted a CarPlay Unit for safety and convenience, but put it off because I thought It may not look good in the dash. Turns out it looks great. Being a Sony gives it a bit more "cred" in the appearance department, because Ford has used Sony branded and badged units as OE radios in some of their vehicles. Yes, I am one of those who puts a premium on "everything original". Also, these days, the exact accessories for a good installation are well understood - didn't used to be that way with aftermarket equipment. Last thing: volume is more than adequate, and actually a little more than the original Shaker 500.

Pros: Looks almost "factory" in my '07 Mustang; CarPlay working well

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Awesome!

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 3/18/2020

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Sounds really awesome! Feels like I have a new car again. The better part of that was, it was a an easy install. The installation instruction provided helped a lot!

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Android Auto DOES work

Crutchfield customer from Youngsville, LA on 3/18/2020

2017 Honda Ridgeline

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I purchased about 2 months ago and have had a very good experience with it. I bought it for the Android Auto and simple, sleek design. I read a lot of negative reviews about Android Auto working intermittently and have NOT experienced the same. I figured that the reason some people may have had trouble was that they routed their USB to the factory USB in their vehicle... I just connected directly to the USB whip that the Sony has and double-stick taped it in an in-conspicuous location, no problems whatsoever, using every day 30 mins each way, and have used on 2+hr drives. Samsung phone does have an AA bug that makes the maps app always bright, which is annoying at night, but nothing to do with Sony. As for the unit itself, it's simple, clean and looks and sounds "factory"... I am not an audiophile. The contrast on the little clock in the tuner app can be tough to read, minor issue. The bluetooth and AA calls both come through loud and clear, use it every day. Install was a challenge, but found a great video online that walked me through it, including the (add-on) steering wheel controls and dash kit, all from Crutchfield. Took me about half a day to work the bugs out on the install. Calibrating the backup camera lines took kind of a long time and reset if power is removed, but worth doing. If I remember, I'll upload some pics of install next time I'm in-vehicle.

Pros: Simple, clean interface. Sleek design. Sounds Great. Android Auto works just fine.

Cons: I felt like I shouldn't use vehicle's factory USB (although I, admittedly, didn't try)

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Great responsive device!

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 3/18/2020

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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Everything is extremely responsive and easy to use and understand. I love it!

Pros: Easy to use, responsive, easy to install, lots of room, charges phone really quick

Cons: no wireless carplay

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Crutchfield customer from Grantville, GA on 3/18/2020

2011 Toyota Venza

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Crutchfield customer service is outstanding

Sheldon from Terre Haute, IN on 3/15/2020

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Well I can't say I was happy with the xav5000 because it stopped working after 3 months but I can say Crutchfield has been nothing short of amazing to deal with, I was passed the 60 day return and they sent me out a different head unit with no questions or hassle at all, I would say my Sony was just a dud but at any rate, I'll never go anywhere else for car audio!

Pros: Screen, sound quality, remote

Cons: Had issues with it after a few months

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Great gift idea

Crutchfield customer from Chester, VA on 3/15/2020

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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I have installed the Sony xav-1000 in both my car and truck and have absolutely enjoyed having the android auto feature. My sister has been going through a lot recently with her health and I wanted to surprise her with a new headunit for her car. I was originally going to get the same headunit that I put in my vehicles but found out they were recently discontinued. After searching a little bit I saw this one was only about $50 more than what I had original paid for mine, so I decided to give it a try. Crutchfield showed me all the necessary accessories and tools I needed for the install, and I payed the same fee to have them wire everything. All the wiring was neat and professionally done which made installation a walk in the park (less than 30 min) . After installing I would be lying if I said I preferred the xav-1000 over this one. The first thing you notice is how seamlessly it blends in with the rest of the car. It almost looks like factory! The nice big display is very useful when using apple CarPlay or android auto for directions. The touchscreen display is very quick and response, and the sound quality with stock speakis like 5x better. She was surely surprised when she got into her car the day after leaving the hospital. The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because apple CarPlay glitches up every now and again (although I think it's probably because she's still rocking an iPhone 6), but I would definitely have no problem recommending this to a friend!

Pros: Large touchscreen Android auto/ apple CarPlay Professional looking 2 USB ports Rearview camera

Cons: Apple CarPlay glitches sometimes

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, MA on 3/15/2020

2013 Hyundai Accent

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Great product. Very easy installation for my Hyundai Accent 2013 sedan. Very responsive touch screen.

Pros: Great screen Easy installation Carplay

Cons: No wireless carplay

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Somewhat Happy with One Issue

Jonathan from THOMPSONS STN, TN on 3/15/2020

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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I like the Sony unit but have had one issue with it. Periodically the USB connection with Android Auto will disconnect. Sometimes it reconnects within a few seconds and sometimes I get the message that the USB device (my Google Pixel 2XL) is not recognized/supported. At this point I have to disconnect and reconnect the cable for Android Auto to work again. If this happens during critical moments of navigation it can be annoying. I have tried three different cables, 2 of which were brand new along with eliminating the Beuler USBD-Kit Dual USB Port that I had purchased to make the install nice and clean. Still the problem persisted. I've read a few forums and see that Sony units have this issue on this and other models.

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

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Crutchfield customer from Los Altos Hls, CA on 3/13/2020

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Very happy with the unit. A better quality microphone would be nice but it is acceptable

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Beautiful unit

Crutchfield customer from Fruitport, MI on 3/10/2020

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

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Best head unit I've ever owned hands down. Terrific sound and I love CarPlay!

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Great

Crutchfield customer from Bluffton, SC on 3/10/2020

2016 Toyota Tundra

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I love this system.

Pros: Great product , good and bright

Cons: No cons.

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Chevrolet Spark Upgrade looks and works beautifully

Mark Richard from LAKESIDE, MI on 3/10/2020

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Works great with apple car play in my Chevrolet Spark. I ordered this radio as I thought it would match my Chevrolet Spark interior, I also ordered the Metra dash kit and ready harness from Crutchfield. It all came quite quickly. The radio was easy to install and work, looks and sounds great. It compliments the interior of the car really well and looks like an OEM install. There were a few little quirks with any radio but nothing with the install it was the settings on my phone which I had to change. I would buy again this is a great radio with a beautiful display, even though its not HD its terrific value and looks great.

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Would totally recommend

Crutchfield customer from Louisville, CO on 3/9/2020

2007 Mazda CX-7

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This stereo is relatively affordable, of good quality, and has all the features that you could need. It turns on quickly after start up. Apple car play works flawlessly. The screen is responsive clear and bright. Allowed me to retain my factory amps with the right adapter for my 2007 CX7 with bose sound. And over all would recommend. My only gripe is that you cant upload your own wallpapers, but thats very minor and unimportant. If your looking for a sleek, affordable , stereo without sacrificing quality this is a great stereo for you.

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 3/9/2020

2014 Honda CRV

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It works as advertised. Works well, no glitches so far and sounds awesome.

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Best service of any product I ever had

Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 3/9/2020

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Wow. Priced even better when you add in the installation kit. And service was unimaginably great. Called them several times and they walked me through it as if the were standing next to me in my garage. Not just knowledgeable, but polite and patient, never felt or silly rushed. The install help alone made the purchase worth it.

Pros: Install assistance was phenomenal, as if they were there in my garage with me

Cons: NONE

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Great Unit

Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, NC on 3/8/2020

2014 Chevrolet Spark

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Great Unit super clear with the camera installed. Car play works flawlessly.

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Crutchfield customer from Perkasie, PA on 3/8/2020

2008 Ford F-150

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The Sony ax5000 works great. I hooked up a backup camera and the picture is very sharp and bright. The installation was very easy thanks to Crutchfield. I would recommend anybody who wants a radio to buy from Crutchfield.

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Easy

Crutchfield customer from Pataskala, OH on 3/8/2020

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I'm not an expert by any means but this installed great. The wiring was a little confusing because I ordered the additional harness and didn't need the original that was with the stereo. The tech service steered me in the right direction with a quick phone call.

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Worth every dollar.

Tim from Lakeville, MN on 3/7/2020

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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I bought this to put in my girlfriends 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The car has the 7 speaker premium sound system, but it didn't have Bluetooth or aux inputs. I couldn't believe how good this sounds. The factory speakers are louder and more clear with deeper bass. It's not my first install, so I had it done in a couple hours with some interruptions. The screen quality is better than I've seen on other cheaper units. It feels like a glass screen and not that cheap plastic on most 6.2" screens. It's responsive when you touch an app or drag the screen. The Apple CarPlay loads instantly when plugged in and works seamlessly when switching back to radio or gps. The equalizer is sensitive and allows a wide range of adjustments. My only complaint is with the install kit Crutchfield sent being black and not tan to match the dash color. I'll have to buy a different one to match. This unit is definitely worth every dollar.

Pros: Quality screen, responsive touch, Apple CarPlay works seamlessly

Cons: None

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Great Unit, Odd quirks

Crutchfield customer from Somerdale, NJ on 3/7/2020

2013 Mazda 3

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The unit is solid, sound quality and interface refined from XAV-AX100. Weird layer over screen makes it feel less like a capacitive touch panel and more resistive. Screen is slightly not centered???? Why... Also prefer rotary knob for volume as buttons can be slightly more distracting.

Pros: Good Sound quality, minimal user interface, clean "factory" design, large screen. Super fast and responsive, great frame-rate with Apple CarPlay running on iPhone 11 Pro

Cons: Screen is fairly low quality, saturation is high, PPI is low enough to see outlines around text. Slightly uneven backlighting.

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Good Sony with good sound. Apple CarPlay works well.

Crutchfield customer from Carlisle, OH on 3/3/2020

2013 Mazda 3

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Fairly new install but very nice Sony. Dim mode not working although I hooked up the orange to orange illumination wires. I'll be pulling it out to check soon but the former Sony single DIN worked with this hookup. Maybe I missed it or it pulled apart during install but I don't think that's the case. And yes I've tried dim mode in auto. I'm assuming the illumination dims once headlights are turned on.

Pros: Good sound, nice size screen, easy navigation into all settings.

Cons: Auto dim not working.

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Crutchfield customer from Carver, MN on 3/3/2020

2013 Toyota Tacoma

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This was a great upgrade to the weak factory system. I love the sound. It also gave me access to car play. Perfect fit for my Tacoma.

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Needs more customization

Crutchfield customer from Melcher Dallas, IA on 3/1/2020

2008 Buick LaCrosse

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Greaat head unit, but would like to see more available wallpapers and the clock is hard to read.

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Ana, CA on 2/25/2020

2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i

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Pretty good unit, lots of functions and looks like stock unit.

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Was worried about Android Auto/Car Play - No issues at all

Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, LA on 2/24/2020

2011 GMC Sierra

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Before installing, I was really apprehensive about buying this unit due to previous reviews of trouble with connectivity with Android Auto or Apple Car Play. I've tested both, and both have been working flawlessly for about a month now. Most of the issues seemed to have been with USB cables that are way too long. The USB 1 (for Android Auto/Car Play) and USB 2 outputs from the head unit are 5 ft. long. Sony says not to use any USB extender, but I purchased one to replace the OEM USB port I had on my 2011 GMC Sierra: "2 Ports Dual USB 3.0 Male to USB 3.0 Female AUX Flush Mount Car Mount Extension Cable 3 Ft." I mounted my phone with an A/C vent universal phone holder and connected my phone to the newly installed dual-port USB mount with a 1 ft. cable. This combination of a 3 ft. USB extender and a 1 ft. cable to my phone seems to have worked perfectly for me. I am an absolute beginner when it comes to these kind of projects, and I was able to do it with the help of Crutchfield support. I opted to use Crutchfield's Ready Harness Service, and my only issue during the entire install was one of the pre-crimped connections didn't have a good connection, so with the help of Crutchfield's support they were able to isolate the issue and walk me through resolving it. Highly recommend this head unit and purchasing it through Crutchfield.

Pros: -Very responsive screen -Minimalistic design -Looks OEM -Android Auto/Apple Car Play work great

Cons: -No volume knob (volume buttons instead) takes getting used to -No seamless switching between AM & FM presets while on radio tuner

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Crutchfield customer from Albers, IL on 2/24/2020

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Excellent stereo, and even better customer support.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 2/23/2020

2002 Porsche Boxster

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Very nice unit and fair price.

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Solid choice mostly

Crutchfield customer from Mc Cordsville, IN on 2/20/2020

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very solid choice to upgrade my basic factory radio. Installation with the ready harness was easy and the customer support is fantastic as I needed to clarify some things. The sound is fantastic and once you connect your phone via bluetooth it automatically connects and displays the various icons (signal, battery, etc) for your connected device. The display is beautiful if not basic unless you're in Car Play where you have various display options. All around I'm very happy with this choice and the only legitimate gripe I have is that unless you plug your phone in to utilize Car Play, you cannot do hands free text. I like to keep my phone in my pocket generally so as to not forget it in the truck. I can do hands free via my helmet communication system so it would be nice to see it integrated into this Sony as well. I will also point out that I wish the display had a glare free coating or matte finish as this puppy really reflects everything. And would it really be that hard to install the mic in the face of the unit? I ran the external mic without issue but it looks dorky as all get out. At least make the mic a little more streamlined where at least it looks more integrated instead of a little swivel boom mic essentially.

Pros: Looks amazing. Apple Car Play integration. Sound. Ease of use.

Cons: No hands free text via bluetooth (have to plug in phone). Reflects everything. Makes the rest of my dash look antiquated next to it.

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Great so far!

Crutchfield customer from Dumfries, VA on 2/16/2020

2016 Hyundai Elantra

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It's a major upgrade over the factory stereo. Apple CarPlay works well. Music sound is much improved, even with factory speakers. Installation in grandson's car went smoothly. He's very happy with it. No regrets about the purchase. Well worth the money spent.

Pros: Music sound improvement Apple CarPlay convenience, features, safely Clean design Ease of installation Sony quality Reasonable cost Great $ Value

Cons: None noted

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Freezing issues, Buyer Beware!

Chris from WOODSTOCK, GA on 2/15/2020

2008 Nissan Altima

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Works great WHEN it works, this head unit is plagued with software freezing and disconnect issues. Do NOT buy!!! Trying to get my refund from Crutchfield now, sucks cause that's a lot of hours and work I put in installing for NOTHING!

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Very Pleased

Crutchfield customer from Belmont, MA on 2/12/2020

2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

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Overall very pleased. Sony quality is evident. Not flashy in the UI, but it gets the job done. Huge improvement in sound quality. Great feature set for the money. There is some buggy behavior associated with Android Auto, but it is possible that is the phone and/or Google software, and not this head unit. I do pine for a volume knob but wasn't willing to pay the significant extra cost for the model with the knob. I would also like there to be a dedicated button on the bezel to switch sources, so that you don't have to leave the Android Auto mode to switch sources.

Pros: Features, quality, cost.

Cons: Dedicated knobs/buttons.

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JIm from Nebo, NC on 2/11/2020

2009 Ford F-150 XLT

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I love this receiver, easy to install and Cruthfield help guy's were great. I bought receiver from them once before and had a great experience. If I ever buy another, I will buy it from Crutchfield again. Fantastic company. Jim

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Clean Looking Receiver, Works Great with CarPlay. Missing HD Radio :(

Dylan from BOULDER, CO on 2/10/2020

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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I find this to be a really elegant looking receiver that gives off the "OEM" look. I specifically wanted a clean looking receiver that didn't give off an aftermarket look. I find this receiver to be the one. Everything on it works flawlessly: the touch screen is very responsive/fast, bluetooth connects right away, Apple CarPlay is amazing (seriously... so nice to have) and the overall phone integration is nice. My only gripe is that for a receiver in this price range, there's very limited customization and you don't even get HD radio (like seriously?). Personally, I can live without those two because I intended and using CarPlay almost always, and I hardly use the radio to begin with. But still, seems like there should be more given this price point. If you get this receiver I guarantee you won't be disappointed, but just keep in mind those two flaws mentioned above before purchasing. Also, for you car nerds, this doesn't work with iLink Maestro. P.S. - GET THE READY HARNESS, IT WILL SAVE YOU SO MUCH TIME AND FRUSTRATION (I'm so happy I did!). Oh, and I installed this on a 2010 DCSB Toyota Tacoma with JBL. No one seems to ever mention what car they installed theirs on.

Pros: Looks Clean Fast responsiveness Apply CarPlay Bluetooth

Cons: No HD Radio Limited customization No screen dimmer

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Crutchfield customer from Clayton, NC on 2/10/2020

2004 Cadillac CTS

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Terrible with Android Auto

Crutchfield customer from Madison, AL on 2/10/2020

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When it's working it's great. I'm on my second one in the last few weeks and now this one is messing up. I use Android Auto for maps and Spotify mostly. It incrementally reboots and says "USB1" not supported. I have to unplug my phone and leave it for a few minutes and then I can reconnect it before it works again. It's very annoying and I'll be returning my second one to go with another brand. After I purchased this I found online that lots of people are having the same issue as I'm having. I will say I love the look of it it features such as the backup camera. The Bluetooth is very generic and you have to manually set contact numbers manually. I don't like that part. If you're looking for a stereo that you mostly use Android Auto on, I'd skip this one.

Pros: Looks simple and clean. The backup camera looks great and is instant.

Cons: Constantly reboots when using Android Auto.

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Crutchfield customer from Scarborough, ME on 2/9/2020

2008 Nissan Xterra

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Easy installation with Crutchfield wiring harness. Easy setup. Great value.

Pros: Beautiful display. Great sound.

Cons: None

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Brad from Indianapolis, IN on 2/8/2020

2013 Honda CRV

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2013 Honda CR-V Very nice upgrade to the stock unit. I had crutchfield wire everything up, best thing ever!! I had to call tech support to get my steering wheel controls up and running. The people at tech support are super helpful and very nice! You guys rock.

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Crutchfield customer from Berlin, CT on 2/8/2020

2012 Toyota Sienna

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Great sound and features.

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Crutchfield customer from Redmond, WA on 2/2/2020

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Clean interface, connects everytime to Android Auto, great sound.

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Christopher from Middletown, MD on 1/28/2020

2004 Honda Pilot

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Love the simple, straight-forward design, and the overall improvement in sound quality over the factory head unit. Also love the capacitive touchscreen and CarPlay. I've only made a few calls using this unit, but audio quality on both sides of the conversation are clear.

Pros: Simple design, sound quality, capacitive touchscreen, CarPlay

Cons: As others have mentioned, it would be nice to have the option to load a custom background image.

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Crutchfield customer from Taunton, MA on 1/28/2020

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Creates a nice clean install. Works perfectly in Apple Car Play

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 1/26/2020

2006 Mazda MX5

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I really like the interface on the Sony head units. Much less cluttered than other models. I have only three grips with this model - all of which coudl be corrected with a software upgrade... - the font for the clock at the top of each input is very small...tough to read while glancing away from the road. There's plenty of room, so I'm not sure why they did that. Clock on the front screen (that you see in the picture above) is rarely used, in practice. - on the FM tuner screen, the RDS data (that shows you the song title/artist) is only displayed 10 characters at a time. That makes it worthless while driving. Again, there was plenty of room, so I'm not sure why they did that. - finally, with regard to FM1, FM2 and FM3. You save 6 presets on each band. In every car I've ever owned, the next/prev buttons move between the presets *inside* each of the FM1/FM2/FM3--but not between them. When you press next on this head unit, it starts in FM1, then goes to the FM2 presets, and then on to the FM3 presets. I expected to cycle back to preset 1 when pressing next while on preset 6, in the same band. I tend to use each band for different geographical areas...so many of the presets don't even to tune to anything while I'm home. Anyway, it looks great and sounds great. I certainly am happy with the purchase. I bought the custom wire harness from Crutchfield, and it was worth every penny. And I'm an electrical engineer!

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I like it!

Crutchfield customer from Long Beach, CA on 1/24/2020

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Excellent unit. Sound easily beats JBL original equipment vehicle system. Same amps, only change was the head unit. Idiot proof controls, great touchscreen.

Pros: Easy control navigation, easy bluetooth sync and CarPlay control.

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 1/24/2020

2011 Honda Fit Sport

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Extremely easy to navigate, very intuitive. Fast and responsive. Great sound with my stock 2011 Honda Fit Speakers. Missed the volume knob for 15 minutes. Definitely worth tossing for the extra screen space. Highly recommend.

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Crutchfield customer from Peyton, CO on 1/22/2020

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This is my first purchase from Crutchfield. The new Sony audio system is great. It has brought my older truck into the 21st century (see before & after photos). All the controls are easy to use and the sound is terrific. I used the HarnessReady service and it is well worth the $25, saves you lots of time.

Pros: Great sound, easy to learn controls, connected to my Android phone with Bluetooth and AndroidAuto with no problems

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Yuma, AZ on 1/20/2020

2008 Honda Odyssey

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Awesome head unite easy to use easy to install steering wheel controls work flawless

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 1/19/2020

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Install was easy, but it needs a quick "off" button. On the factory (Toyota) radio this replaced I could reach over and tap the volume knob to quickly stop playback and shut everything off. I miss that in this unit. Stopping playback can take several taps, depending on what is on the screen at the time.

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Mario from Glenns Ferry on 1/19/2020

2002 Pontiac Firebird

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Great product! But Google discontinued the Android Auto display on stereo head unit displays.

Pros: Best stereo I've ever have owned

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lewiston, ME on 1/19/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Works flawlessly. Touch screen very responsive. Very happy with it.

Pros: Works well. User friendly.

Cons: Changes station when scrolling through preset pages.

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

2007 Kia Rio

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It fits perfectly in my kia rio 2007, thanks to all the free accessories that crutchfield provides, easy to install and very useful to use my sony xperia 10+ with android car, excellent sound, thanks crutchfield for such good quality in its products and instructions .

Pros: +Digital multimedia receiver +Android Auto. +Apple CarPlay +Great price, thanks CRUTCHFIELD.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Winnetka, CA on 1/19/2020

2005 Nissan Titan

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love it! fast easy to use interface. sounds great. nice bright clean display.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/19/2020

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Very good screen for the price. Features seems lacking comparing to competition at the same price range.

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Great choice

Crutchfield customer from Felts Mills, NY on 1/19/2020

2002 BMW X5

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Easy to install. The directions Crutchfield provided were easy to follow. The sound is great. The touch features work even in this crazy frigid winter we're having. I'm enjoying the radio.

Pros: Easy to install Good sound Touch features work well in bad weather

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Excellent Android Auto unit, just missing a couple features

Andrew from Washington on 1/16/2020

2003 Toyota Sequoia

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This unit is almost the perfect Android Auto unit! And despite all the reviews of people claiming it doesn't work with Android Auto, it actually works flawlessly. They probably don't have a decent USB cable. Let's start with the pros... it's insanely fast to boot. I'll do a video and capture the time soon, but it's in the range of 8 seconds or less, and that includes the warning screen that automatically dismisses! That means you don't have to touch the unit at all! And it'll auto launch into Android Auto too if you have your phone plugged in (and also auto launches when you plug in your phone later). The capacitive touch screen is also great and looks great. The unit operates quite well! It doesn't have wireless Android Auto, which would be nice to have for short trips around town, but I don't drive too often, so plugging in my phone isn't too big of a deal. The only con for me is it only seems to support one Bluetooth connection. That means my wife can't connect to play music in my car. Other units support dual Bluetooth. Another small con is that the unit isn't tiltable... in my car the stereo is pretty low, so it'd be nice to be able to tilt the unit up slightly. But oh well.

Pros: Super fast to boot Capacitive touch screen Automatically dismisses warning screen

Cons: Doesn't work well for two people - only one bluetooth connection

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Must buy

Crutchfield customer from North Olmsted, OH on 1/16/2020

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Instantly fell in love with this unit. Friendly user interface, great touch screen response, and love how it integrates with Android Auto.

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Sony XAV-AX5000 Excellent buy, Quality Product

Crutchfield customer from Hyde Park, NY on 1/16/2020

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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Excellent Radio, work great, so much more sound than stock Radio

Pros: Easy Install, directions were to the point

Cons: No Cons

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Great sound and simple controls

Anand from BRAINTREE, MA on 1/16/2020

2012 Subaru Legacy

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Installed on a 2012 Subaru legacy, replacing the factory radio and Bluetooth unit. I also got the Axcess steering wheel control accessory. It is a single DIN unit with a double DIN screen. I am first time installer and the task was daunting initially. The pre-wiring service by Crutchfield made things easier.I also ordered all the recommended accessories and the Axcess steering wheel control. Crutchfield technical assistance is awesome. They patiently walked me through all the steps. I had to make several calls to be sure that I am making the right connections. Great builtin amp delivers better sound than my factory radio unit. Several presets for FM radio. Works right out of the box for iOS Car play. Had to power cycle it several times to get Android auto to work with LG ThinQ G7. No front usb slot. Has two rear usb connections, one for your phone and the other for music play through a usb device. Had to drill a hole next to the cigarette light adapter to plug a usb extender (bought separately) to make a clean looking install to connect my phone. The other"usb device" slot can be connected to the one in your center console through an adapter. But it can be used for a dumb usb device only. Remember to connect the supplied mic to the unit, the factory mic from Subaru becomes inactive after you install this.

Pros: Works great with iOS car play. Good in-built amplifier with EQ presets and controls Single DIM with double DIN screen gives ample space to tuck all the wires Sensitive mic that can pickup voices from rear seat.

Cons: No power on/off button. No front usb slot. No custom wall paper

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, TX on 1/15/2020

2009 Ford F-150 XLT

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Awesome unit! A huge improvement over the stock stereo, sound quality is more crisp and clear. Responsive touch screen, and many options to tune the sound to your taste.

Pros: Works with steering wheel controls, with purchase of appropriate adapter.

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Sebastian, FL on 1/15/2020

2004 Toyota Sequoia

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Good stereo. Accomplished what I wanted it to do. Unfortunately, my car had an after market stereo, which the previous installer really messed up the factory wiring. Thanks to Crutchfield techs who assisted me in the installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Wingate, NC on 1/13/2020

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Great product. The customer service was awesome and walked through every item to ensure we had everything we needed for this install. Thank you

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 1/12/2020

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I am floored by this system. It's clean. It's powerful. It's simple to use. Apple CarPlay integration is seamless. Customer support was great. So glad I ordered the wiring harness, too!

Pros: Sound, simple, graphica

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Chardon, OH on 1/12/2020

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Easy to use. Full of features. Great boost in sound quality over the stock GM stereo with the stock speakers.

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 1/12/2020

2007 Toyota 4Runner

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Very easy to install and great appearance and functionality. I combined with a backup camera and could not be happier.

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Crutchfield customer from Bradenton, FL on 1/12/2020

2006 Toyota RAV4

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Works as advertised. Have to connect parking brake wire in order to turn Demo mode off.

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Crutchfield customer from Truro, MA on 1/12/2020

2005 Ford F-350

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Awesome unit. Best price I was able to find. Arrived ahead of schedule. I called tech support because I had a quick question about the factory setup. Question was answered immediately and accurately. Was impressed enough that I bought and installed in a second car.

Pros: Great unit Great price A+ customer service

Cons: None

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Good radio

Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 1/11/2020

2014 Toyota RAV4

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The radio is easy to use, easy features to use. The only issue I have is that the steering wheel controls don't work correctly because Sony has different settings that don't allow the aftermarket module to work properly.

Pros: Easy to use. Screen is nice. Easy to program. Equalizer is nice.

Cons: Steering wheel control doesn't connect properly.

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Jonathan from West Chester on 1/11/2020

2012 Kia Sedona

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Works great as replacement to stock radio. Adds android auto. CD/dvd play would put it over the top.

Pros: Android auto/car play Touch screen

Cons: Voice search and phone steering wheel controls only work in android auto/ car play

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Love the unit

Crutchfield customer from Westerville, OH on 1/10/2020

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Easy installation and works as advertised.

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Crutchfield customer from Ellicott City, MD on 1/10/2020

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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I put this in my 2010 Toyota Tacoma. I love this unit. Very nice screen! It's also very powerful, and really easy to use. Exactly what I wanted! Crutchfield ready harness was well worth it. Steering wheel controls work perfectly.

Pros: Powerful Nice screen

Cons: Not many background options

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Easy Install, looks and sounds great!

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 1/9/2020

1999 Nissan Pathfinder

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Fantastic upgrade for my 1999 Pathfinder. Looks and sounds terrific. Very easy to install for a rookie. Android auto works flawlessly. Couldn't pass up the sale so I bought another unit for my 2003 Tacoma.

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KY on 1/9/2020

2008 Ford Explorer

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It works quickly and amazingly, It is a great upgrade.

Pros: - Carplay - Android Auto

Cons: - No IDatalink Maestro port

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Crutchfield customer from Coon Rapids, MN on 1/9/2020

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Very user friendly and easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from El Centro, CA on 1/9/2020

2016 Honda Civic LX

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Excellent radio. CarPlay works really well...

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Great unit!

James from Goldsboro, NC on 1/8/2020

2012 Ford Taurus

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Just installed this in my 2012 Taurus. Wow! Far out performed my expectations. Radio looks factory and the metra install dash kit is spot on. I highly recommend this unit and mounting kit to anyone looking to upgrade an early model Taurus.

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So many GREAT features

Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul Park, MN on 1/8/2020

2008 Toyota Tundra

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This is the 2nd Sony we have purchased of this model, one for the SUV and now the truck... we love them!

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Insanely Good Support

Crutchfield customer from Yorktown, VA on 1/5/2020

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

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Wire harness was really straight forward, and steering wheel controller works like a dream! The unit fits and works like a dream with way superior sound quality. Have to confess I ordered for the Car play and Android Auto though which both work flawlessly. My wife feels like we bought a brand new car! Had trouble finding the wire for the steering wheel controller and when I called Crutchfield for help I was blown away with how quickly a REAL PERSON answered and helped me find the right wire. What made it even easier was that I called from the number I setup my account with and the rep immediately knew what I had ordered without me having to say anything!! Seriously, the quality of support makes Crutchfield stand out from the competition. Don't even think about ordering from Amazon. Sure you might save a buck but you will be without the INSANE tech support.

Pros: Superior sound quality Super fast startup Ease of installation Amazing support

Cons: Had to spend a whopping 9 dollars on a soldering kit at Walmart because I wanted solid, long lasting connections. Dunno if that's a con though.

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Horrible for Android Users / All around disappointed

Dan from Stafford on 1/5/2020

2007 Honda Odyssey

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I really wish I researched more on the negative reviews related to android auto. It's horrible! It locks up constantly and disconnects my phone, and sometimes makes the radio volume go haywire. Android auto capability is one of the main reasons I bought it. Would not expect these issues from a radio that claims it supports android auto. Also, I paid for the Crutchfield ReadyHarness Service which was a total waste of money because I had to redo it to extend the wiring about 18" due to my car having factory navigation - which I identified to Crutchfield. Not sure what I want to do at this point... Really frustrated with the whole experience...

Pros: Does sound good

Cons: Don't buy for Android auto capability

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Our Tech Support team is currently working with Dan to help with the problems he's having with his receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Really good, but not great

Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, AL on 1/5/2020

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic

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PROS: -If you're not using an amp, this has a better built in amp than other comparable models. -The apple carplay works great; however, I have no other apple carplay models to compare it too. -The screen is really nice for a radio in this price range. Cons: (these aren't really cons, as much as things I wish were better) -When using sirius xm with the sv300 tuner, my previous JVC would record my presets up to an hour or more, this allowed me to pause live radio and skip around and not miss songs I like on each of the stations when on long trips. This radio does not do that. -While the screen is very sharp and smooth, when using the radio and sirius xm, sony does not utilize the potential of this screen to give you a better user experience. Only the very basic information is available and with smaller fonts, and this can't be altered.

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Crutchfield customer from Shelton, WA on 1/5/2020

2018 Subaru Forester

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This is my third Sony unit and I think there great. Easy to use with Apple car play , Maps is the reason why I keep coming back to them. The sound quality is good and sure better then what is coming in cars these days! They look nice, pretty easy to install and easy to use. What more you really ask for at a decent price. Thumbs up !

Pros: Look good, easy to use with Apple car play

Cons: None

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Solid upgrade adding CarPlay

Crutchfield customer from Weaverville, NC on 1/3/2020

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed in a 2005 Wrangler TJ. Sound is awesome. I did upgrade the speakers, amp, sub with my previous system. This added CarPlay, which works well-ish. The system screens transition quickly. CarPlay is responsive and changes between Pandora and Waze quickly. My issues: Reverse camera is slow to react 25% of the time. I shift out of and back into reverse (sometimes twice) and it works. Had to train myself to not put it in reverse before starting the Jeep - manual transmission habits are hard to break. Car play crackles until the unit is warm 1 out of 10 times. This makes troubleshooting difficult as I am in a hurry when it happens and cannot swap wires or tweak settings. Switching to radio stops crackle noise. Neither of these are annoying or frequent enough to make me not purchase the system again. This is my first Sony unit. Replaced a 6 y/o DD JVC System looks great. Screen glare is minimal even with the top down. Price point was on the mark. Called Tech support twice during install to make sure I was on track. Would never buy from anyone other than Crutchfield. Tech support is AWESOME.

Pros: Smooth screen and app transition. excellent sound

Cons: not quite perfect iPhone - CarPlay interface

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Awesome Unit.

John from Charlotte, NC on 1/3/2020

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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In my Silverado I had the Sony MEX-XB100BT (bought from Crutchfield in 2016). For the holidays I thought I would splurge and by myself a new head unit so that I could install a backup camera. I was at a crossroads, do I buy the XAV-AX5000 or the XAV-AX7000. The XAV-AX7000 has the same built in high power amplifier that my MEX-XB100BT has, but has a screen. I like having all that power, but I ended up buying the XAV-AX5000 and adding the Sony XMS400D Amplifier. That was definitely the correct choice. The combination is loud and clear. In fact it's too loud, if that's a thing. Also buying the XAV-AX5000 and the XMS400D I saved $70.00 over buying the XAV-AX7000 alone. I think having the external amplifier installed makes all the difference. So if you're not afraid of installing the head unit and the amp, then I highly suggest that's what you do.

Pros: Loud and Clear Clear Screen Quick Booting Great with CarPlay

Cons: Limited wallpaper options

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Crutchfield customer from Norfolk, VA on 1/3/2020

2009 Dodge Ram 2500

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Works great very pleased

Pros: fairly easy install, great tec help over phone from Crutchfield

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Crutchfield customer from Glen Ridge, NJ on 1/3/2020

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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This radio was a much needed addition to a recent 2003 4Runner purchased used The radio was easy to install thanks to the folks at Crutchfield providing instructions, needed accessories and pre-wiring. Radio hooks up perfectly with Android auto or Apple via cable.. This radio does not support Apple wireless, which is not really an issue. We use Apple primarily and Siri is great for hands free calling, google maps and playlists. I installed an in-dash extension for the USB wires so they didn't have to dangle loosely. Provided microphone is very good and should be installed close to the driver. Touchscreen is responsive, but lacks the ability to customize the background beyond the five provided. I also installed a backup cam, which comes on by request or via the shift into reverse. Finding the reverse wire(backup) and em brake wire (video) were a bit easier due to Crutchfield identifying the color pattern and location specific to the 4runner. I did not install the Sirius radio. Overall, excellent radio.

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Crutchfield customer from Minneola, FL on 1/3/2020

2014 Jeep Compass

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So far so good, does everything it says.

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Excellent

Crutchfield customer from New Caney, TX on 1/2/2020

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I got the Crutchfield ready harness. Worked perfectly. The "modification" required for the Jeep Wrangler was very minimal and easy. Love the backside USB connector. Doesn't clutter up the face with cables.

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Crutchfield customer from River Forest, IL on 1/2/2020

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Sleek looking and sounds great. The Apple C CarPlay works perfectly.

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Crutchfield customer from New Albany, IN on 1/2/2020

2006 Nissan Frontier

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Couldn't have gone better. Trevor (advisor) was very helpful during the ordering process. I had narrowed my choices down to three. We talked through the options, he pointed out the best option to meet my objectives. Further, after discussing the installation needs, the order was prepared for me with necessary/desired accessories. Delivery was on time and complete. Installation instructions were clear and straight forward. Personal installation went without a hitch. Crutchfield delivered on all aspects, superior customer service all around.

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Crutchfield customer from Greenbrier, AR on 1/2/2020

2000 Chevrolet Corvette

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Having trouble with Apple car play with iPhone 6. Will not pick up. Newer iPhones pickup however.

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Great value, impressive sound quality.

Crutchfield customer from Madison, MS on 1/1/2020

2018 Toyota Tacoma

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The touchscreen on this stereo is impressively responsive and clear. Sound output is more than adequate and for the price it is hard to beat. Many thanks to Crutchfield techs for the assistance in getting it installed correctly.

Pros: Fantastic price point and the screen is on par with a modern smartphone.

Cons: None so far.

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Charles from LOUISVILLE, KY on 1/1/2020

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Nice unit. With the discount they have right now it is a very good buy.

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Patrick from ARROYO GRANDE, CA on 1/1/2020

2009 Honda Civic EX

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Wife loves it. Took about 3 hours to complete the radio installation, Crutchfield's wire crimping service is a big time saver. The radio boots up quickly and the touchscreen is as responsive as a modern smartphone. USB wires are probably overly long for most installations, and the manual says to not use an extension, so putting in a bulkhead-usb connector for a clean look was a bit of a challenge. I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said--buy this thing with Crutchfields installation accessories, put it in your aging car, and drive around an entirely new experience.

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"Good", but not "Great"

Crutchfield customer from Haymarket, VA on 12/31/2019

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Coming from factory set-up (which had no bluetooth and no smartphone connections, etc.), we were happy for this upgrade. However - this is NOT the same as the units that cost almost twice as much - there is a reason they cost more. Screen clarity is dismal (which was surprising, because I've generally had pretty good experiences with Sony screens on all types of devices). There is no way to adjust the "contrast" at all, and the only "brightness" adjustment is for when the unit is in night mode (when your headlights are on). Because of this, the screen image looks extremely washed-out in the daytime. This usually doesn't matter, but if you have your smartphone hooked up and you're using the screen for maps/navigation, it matters A LOT. It's very difficult to see even the most prominent map details. That said, the screen is quite serviceable at night time. Still not great, but pretty decent. If there was a way to adjust contrast for daylight viewing, it would help a ton. Regarding sound, I'm not sure whether the following is due to this head unit, the interface (PAC RAP4.2-TY11 Wiring Interface), my application (2006 Toyota Sequoia with JBL system - I retained the JBL amp - with Infinity Reference 6030cs front speakers [2 ohm speakers to match the factory JBL system specs]), or a combo, but radio and bluetooth volume is OK (not great - distorts at about 3/4 volume), while call volume is terrible (can barely hear even at 3/4 volume). Great features with "average" sound & view.

Pros: - Adds bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay. - Radio and bluetooth sound is OK for most things. - Works well with Rerii 1M./3 Ft. USB and 3.5mm Aux Extension Mount. - Cheaper price (we got it on sale for less than 1/2 the price of other alternatives).

Cons: - Screen clarity is not good for daytime viewing. - Call volume is extremely weak (callers can hear you clearly, but it is difficult for you to hear them on your car speakers). - Not up to quality standards expected from Sony. - (See my other review for the PAC RAP4.2-TY11 Wiring Interface)

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Crutchfield customer from Petoskey, MI on 12/30/2019

2012 Honda Ridgeline

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Pretty sweet sounding

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About what I expected

Crutchfield customer from Hamilton, OH on 12/30/2019

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Sounds good, easy to install with the kit, looks great. Bluetooth, Android Auto call quality is excellent. Really pretty simple though, not many bells and whistles.

Pros: sound quality, Android auto, phone clarity is great

Cons: Simple, no real extras or anything to get excited about

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Crutchfield customer from Dunbar, WV on 12/29/2019

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Excellent and easy install. Good power, sharp screen. Easy operation 2000 Impreza RS 2.5

Pros: Perfect fit ??. Use The Recommend Wiring Harness!!!!! No problems

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Best purchase

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

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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This radio is awesome! It updated my truck with hands free calling and Bluetooth. The sound with my new speakers blows the factory system out of the water. When I needed help with the install I just called and Josh walked me through everything.

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Crutchfield customer from Bethesda, MD on 12/29/2019

2005 Ford F-150

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Very happy with this head set. Easy installation, worked perfectly. Apple CarPlay interface and functionality is superb. Good quality video screen for backup camera. Good support, easy ordering, and fast shipping from Crutchfield. Only negative is the unit is designed with no power off function...there is no hard key or soft key button to turn the unit off, so have to use the remote or volume down button to silence the radio.

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 12/26/2019

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very nice radio would recommend it to anyone !

Pros: Nice radio and easy to use

Cons: No cons

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Overall, very pleased with product.

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 12/26/2019

2012 Toyota RAV4

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Very pleased. Sony products have consistently met or exceeded my expectations in quality and performance

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Does everything

Crutchfield customer from Burbank, CA on 12/24/2019

2009 Honda Element EX

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This stereo has it all. Looks, sound, Apple CarPlay. And an installation so easy I had to call the help line to make sure I had done it right. Took less than 10mins ( I did pay for the ready done harness )

Pros: Easy installation Clean look Large screen Apple Car Play Hands free microphone

Cons: Can't watch Netflix (but maybe that's a good thing?)

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Crutchfield customer from Holt, MI on 12/22/2019

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Great rich deep sound from the radio on FM. Apple car play is amazing . Highly recommend

Pros: Great

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Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 12/21/2019

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice display, sensitive to touch, great sound. Wish it had video in

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Great product for this price point

Crutchfield customer from Iowa City, IA on 12/21/2019

2015 Toyota Prius V

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Great product! Simple screen layout and performs as expected. Replaced over complicated factory radio with this Sony looking for improved touch screen function and Apple CarPlay. Sony hit the mark for this price point and my wife was very pleased with this product.

Pros: Simple operation; touch screen; Apple CarPlay;

Cons: No ability to modify inputs on home screen. XM radio # 2 in menu and don't need or use it.

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Great radio if you are looking for an Android Auto capable receiver

Matthew from HARRISON, TN on 12/18/2019

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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I purchased this receiver to replace the factory radio in my Chevy Silverado. I could immediately tell a difference in the sound quality of my speakers. The Bluetooth functionality works well with my Samsung Note 9 as does the Android Auto. The voice quality is good through both Bluetooth and AA. The touch screen is very responsive and doesn't require a lot of pressure to register touch. I have had issues with factory radios that had Android Auto in the past and I was leery about performance on a aftermarket radio but I am very pleased with the response time and have no connectivity issues. It is also nice that I can customize which AA features are displayed. The only complaints I have are the screen is glossy so direct sunlight washes out the screen almost to point of making it unreadable and it would be nice if you could disable/hide sources that aren't used. I don't have XM radio and I won't be using the 2nd USB. My truck has steering wheel controls so I paired the radio with the PAC RP5-GM31 interface module and the SW controls were easy to program and function quickly and correctly with this radio. Another nice thing is even though this is a double-din radio, it only takes up the space of a single-din radio which gave me room to tuck the interface module in the extra space that is normally taken up by a normal double-din radio. I would definitely recommend this receiver to anyone looking for a double-din radio.

Pros: Compact installation in the dash Fast and responsive touch screen Very fast boot time at power up Android Auto is fast and responsive Voice quality is good with the supplied external microphone

Cons: Screen washes out with direct sunlight No ability to turn off or hide sources which aren't used. XM radio, 2nd USB, etc.

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Runs like butter, great deck!

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 12/18/2019

2005 Kia Spectra5

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Bought this deck during 2019 Black Friday, and am so glad that I took the plunge to purchase this. I've owned a Pioneer single DIN MP3 deck for 10 years, then switched over to a Kenwood Bluetooth DDX794 dual DIN deck for 2 years before purchasing this. Each of these other decks did the job fine, but never hit the target 100%. They were closer to 70%. The Sony is the first time that itch has been scratched, to about 98%. I think Sony made me a fan! I purchased the Sony XAV-AX5000 mainly for the Carplay/Android Auto feature after seeing my friend use it in his car. I use Google Maps a lot, and running it on this big screen than on my phone just rocks. Sound quality is wonderful as you would expect from Sony. The big surprise though, is just how buttery smooth the responsiveness of the UI is. Tapping a virtual button or scrolling is instant, like my phone. No lag like I had with my previous decks! I will also say that the ease-of-use of this deck is through the roof. Example, setting radio stations in my previous deck was a chore. The Sony in comparison is so easy. Scan for radio stations with a button press, then hold one of five virtual buttons to make it a preset. Voila. The only thing that doesn't make it 100% is that the Carplay/Android Auto is done via a wired connection to your phone. Kind of ruined my previous wireless setup with my phone in a wireless charging cradle, but the trade off for all these features are worth it. Highly Recommend.

Pros: Slick Sony UI Screen Responsiveness Crisp Audio Carplay/Android Auto on such a responsive screen

Cons: Carplay/Android Auto needs to be plugged into the phone and cannot be done via Bluetooth/wireless data transfer.

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Crutchfield customer from East Northport, NY on 12/17/2019

2013 Hyundai Accent

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Unit looks great and it was an easy install but the radio reception, both AM and FM , is TERRIBLE. I'm stuck streaming music through Radio.com

Pros: Easy install. Crutchfield supplied everything I needed

Cons: Radio reception

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Don't wait...Just buy this!!

Jeffrey from NEWARK, DE on 12/17/2019

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Couldn't be more pleased with this unit! I replaced my factory Alpine unit in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The improvements are many! CarPlay works perfectly. It has already changed my life. Using Siri hands free is fantastic. I get better radio reception. The screen resolution and responsiveness is superb. Installation was straightforward. Great value for the money.

Pros: Screen resolution CarPlay Fit & Finish Ease of Use

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Good solid unit

Crutchfield customer from Saratoga, CA on 12/16/2019

2005 Honda Odyssey

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Bought it based on +ve reviews which proved correct. I only use the CarPlay feature really. CarPlay works really wel. Display is bright in daylight and dims for night, easy to see in both situations. The unit starts up as quick as my factory Ford Explorer. Was easy to install in a 2005 Honday Odyssey with all the bits and pieces CrutchField provide

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Excellent design - Worth the extra money!

Benjamin D from VALLEY, WA on 12/16/2019

2015 Subaru Forester

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Well laid out design, easy to use and loaded with features that similar touchscreen units don't have. The unit is compact enough to install into my Subaru Forester without fitment problems or running into issues with bulky cables pressed against the HVAC system behind the head unit. The steering wheel controls are easy to set up as it auto-configures, as well as an easy to use manual configure option where you can program every steering wheel button to do whatever you like all from the screen. The radio looks great once installed, the fit and finish couldn't be better and the sound quality is great as far as I can tell, better than the factory radio. Another advantage to this unit is that all the menus are well laid out and easy to navigate through . There was only one firmware bug that I can find after trying every feature available on this unit (all but CarPlay), which is that the volume/skip/seek finger gesture doesn't work as advertised. Turning the volume up or down requires finding the little buttons below the screen or using the steering wheel controls. Not a big deal in my case, but it could be handy for those who don't have steering wheel controls.

Pros: -Responsive screen (no lag or undetected touches) -Quick auto-connect to Bluetooth devices (around 10 seconds after it powers on) -Android auto works great as long as you use the cable your phone came with. It will auto-launch android auto as soon as you plug your phone in which makes it quick if you want to pull up your navigation or music without a hassle. -Easy to use and feature loaded firmware on this head unit.

Cons: -Limited customization options -You can only connect one Bluetooth device at a time -No Aux input -The volume & skip gesture controls on the screen do not work as advertised, and you have to press the volume buttons otherwise which takes a while to turn the volume up/down. Wish they found a way to incorporate a volume knob or thumb wheel like the older units did.

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Happy with this Sony!

Crutchfield customer from Easton, MD on 12/16/2019

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Great unit. This was my first radio install. Slight dash modification to an 02 excursion to be able to install this system. With Crutchfield instructions, installing this Sony was pretty straightforward and relatively easy. Love the radio. It has a stronger receiver than the oem radio- pulling in stations farther away and more clearly. Controls are intuitive. Apple car play works great, as does the hands free phone features. Changeable wallpaper allows selection of a dark background which keeps the screen from being a distraction for night driving.Very happy with this purchase and install. Looks/sounds great!

Pros: I really appreciate that this screen can be set so that it is not too bright/a distraction for night driving. I had to select the black wallpaper, which works fine for me. There are other color backgrounds (blue, green,red and yellow I think) but I hadn't found a way to dim them. I don't know that you can't dim them, I just stopped looking once I realized the black background worked for me.

Cons: Haven't figured out the con yet.

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Quality unit, sounds better than stock

Crutchfield customer from Franklin, IN on 12/16/2019

2013 Toyota Tacoma

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This unit does everything I would like - and its touch interface is precise. The audio - even radio - sounds better than the stock unit and I still have the stock speakers. Recommended!

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James from LEWISVILLE, TX on 12/15/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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This unit made a large improvement in sound even with my terrible 15 year old speakers in my 2004 F150. The ready harness was well worth the extra cost in the hassle and time it saved. I did do a custom USB mod replacing the cigarette lighter using a part not from Crutchfield however the directions on how to pull the dash apart were perfect for this as well.

Pros: Cleaner sound with much more power than the factory stereo. Apple Carplay works great. The install kit made it look as though this was from factory. Ready harness made this a breeze.

Cons: None

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10 stars!

Barry from TELFORD, PA on 12/15/2019

2008 Honda Pilot

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This 'head unit' is all I ever wanted in a car stereo. I am extremely picky when it comes to sound and I learned years ago NOT to shop by reading the specifications of a piece of equipment. I have had several Sony 'head units' over the last thirty years. They have outperformed their competition in sound quality and features. The XAV-AX5000 is the first 'head unit' I purchased without hearing it. I trusted the Crutchfield reviews and that coupled with my past experience with Sony allowed me to step out in faith and buy this unit. It works totally as advertised.I use both USB ports, one for my iPhone or a thumb drive and the second for a thumb drive (drives must be formatted FAT32. In windows, use the DISKPART utility to format the drives. On USB1, music and videos (MP4) play flawlessly. (Videos must be formatted to maximum 1280 × 720 resolution). Hands free phone and even hands free texting work very well. Apple CarPlay sometimes doesn't come up when I connect my phone via the USB cable. I usually just have to unplug the USB cable and plug it back in and it works fine. Only once did I need to reboot my phone to make ApplePlay work. I can use my WAZE navigation APP on the phone and the maps are displayed beautifully on the spacious screen. I am using the XAV-AX5000 with JL Audio Amps, so I can't comment on the 'sound' of the self-contained amplifiers. But the best word I can use for this unit with regard to sound is TRANSPARENT. I would rate it 10 stars if I could!

Pros: Very Versatile: 2 USB Ports, Bluetooth plays from my phone and handles my phone calls as well! Several background choices. Preset and custom Equalizer. Subwoofer On / OFF and volume control. Interfaces with steering wheel controls via accessory adapter. Apple Car Play enables me to use Waze, Audible (Audiobooks app) Phone, voice messages and text messages while driving. Even SIRI works with supplied microphone. Backup camera is crystal clear.

Cons: I needed to buy a new backup camera because the old camera would not interface with the Sony unit. (The hassle and cost were far offset by the stellar performance of this unit.) The only dash adapter available from Crutchfield was far too small. That adapter was meant to be used to mount the Sony lower in the dash; replacing the CD changer. BUT Crutchfield's knowledgeable staff gave me the name of an alternate manufacturer that made an adapter that fits perfectly where the old GPS was.

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Crutchfield customer from Hallstead, PA on 12/15/2019

2011 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great unit, everything works as it should. Bluetooth, mic and Android auto works perfect, plays music very nice nice as well. Bought the Ready Harness and it was worth every penny, plug and play was awesome!

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None.

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Just what we were looking for.

Crutchfield customer from Meridian, ID on 12/15/2019

2003 Nissan Frontier

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Great radio for my son's truck. Love the hands free features.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando , FL on 12/15/2019

2015 Kia Optima

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Looks great, sounds great at a great price.

Pros: Easy install, great sound.

Cons: None.

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