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Alpine ILX-107

Digital multimedia receiver with wireless Apple CarPlay™ (does not play CDs)

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And now for something new and different — wireless CarPlay.

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And now for something new and different — wireless CarPlay.

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About the Alpine ILX-107

Apple CarPlay™ the wireless way

And now for something new and different — wireless CarPlay. No more cords, no more connecting before every trip. Alpine's iLX-107 digital multimedia receiver features a built-in Wi-Fi connection, so all you have to do is get in and go. The receiver and your iPhone® link right up and you're ready to roll with all the hands-free wonderfulness that CarPlay brings to driving. 
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Apple CarPlay™ the wireless way

And now for something new and different — wireless CarPlay. No more cords, no more connecting before every trip. Alpine's iLX-107 digital multimedia receiver features a built-in Wi-Fi connection, so all you have to do is get in and go. The receiver and your iPhone® link right up and you're ready to roll with all the hands-free wonderfulness that CarPlay brings to driving. 

Access your iPhone® apps

Looking for a safe, smart way to make use of your iPhone while you drive? Alpine designed the iLX-107 to work specifically with Apple CarPlay, so you can access the apps you need without getting distracted from the matter at hand — driving your car. Your iPhone is already compatible with Apple CarPlay, so there's no need to download any apps.

If you have an iPhone 5 or newer, you can use the sleek, easy-to-use interface to access the all apps you need. The iLX-107 gives you fingertip or voice control over Apple apps like Maps, Music, Phone, Messages, and more. The 7" capacitive touchscreen works just like your tablet, so you'll feel right at home.

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Talk to Siri and activate your favorite apps.

Drive smarter with Siri®

The beauty of Apple CarPlay is that it's designed for drivers. It puts important native iPhone functions on the screen, with familiar app icons that are large enough to be seen and tapped on the screen when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background.

You can also activate apps with Siri Hands Free voice commands, using the external microphone that's included with the receiver. Siri lets you make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel. And, in turn, Siri can read your incoming messages aloud to you.

Music and maps

This digital media receiver doesn't have a CD player, but with CarPlay, an AM/FM radio, and rear AUX and USB inputs, you'll never miss it. Browse your iPhone's music for playlists, songs, artists, and albums, or enjoy music apps, like iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Spotify®. You'll also see album art on the big screen.

If you need directions, launch the Maps app to find out how to reach the latest hot spot in town. Want to find the nearest donut shop? Just tell Siri. The big capacitive touchscreen allows you to pinch-to-zoom the map display, so you'll be able to pinpoint exactly where you need to be and, if need be, find a place to park.

Easy accessory control options

If your truck or SUV is equipped with an aftermarket winch, light bar, air compressor, or other electrical accessories, you can control that gear through the iLX-107, too. Just add an optional Alpine KAC-001 external accessory controller to your order.

Sleek design, simple set-up

Since there's no CD player to take up space in the chassis, the iLX-107 is only about half as deep as most touchscreen receivers. That means it will fit into more dashboards with less work. It also means that custom installers can get seriously creative when they're designing your system.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars and trucks, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras — and add some upgrades

The iLX-107 offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). The module lets you keep factory features in your Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota, Fiat, or VW vehicle that you'll otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out expanded functionality on the Alpine's screen, including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure and temperature monitors. With select rear-view cameras, you'll even get parking guidelines that curve with the motion of your steering wheel.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPhone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Some states and localities prohibit or restrict the use of video and information displays in vehicles – it is your responsibility to see if any restrictions or prohibitions apply in your area.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen
    • designed specifically to work wirelessly with Apple CarPlay
    • built-in 5Ghz Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity to your iPhone
    • works with iPhone 5 or newer
    • enjoy music apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify
    • USB port accommodates Apple devices with CarPlay
    Audio/Video Features:
    • 9-band parametric equalizer
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • digital time correction
    • adjust sound settings using the Alpine TuneIt™ app
    Expandability:
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    • inputs: rear USB port, rear auxiliary input, rear camera input
    Other Features and Specs:
    • external microphone included
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro module
      • retain factory settings for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Fiat, and VW
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • works with Alpine KAC-001 accessory controller
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # ILX-107
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    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ integrated 7" touchscreeen
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Pre-out harness
    • Camera/Aux/iDatalink harness
    • Mic/SWC harness
    • 5' USB extension cable
    • GPS antenna (attached 8' cable terminated by proprietary connector)
    • Self-adhesive mounting pad
    • Microphone (w/ attached 12.5' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 Pan-head screws (M5x8mm)
    • 4 Counter-sunk screws (M5x8mm)
    • 3 Self-adhesive clips
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Online Product Registration Card
    • "To Customers" note

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    Crutchfield customer from Joshua, TX on 8/14/2019

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500

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    This radio is amazing, I absolutely love it and I'm sure other apple users would this one too! Wireless Carplay is an amazing feature I have already used it a lot.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay

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    Great Radio

    Paul from Los Angeles, CA on 8/5/2019

    2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    I bought this for my 2014 Toyota Avalon and it's an excellent replacement for my 'clunky' factory radio. I love the fact that it's wireless so I can get in the car with my iPhone and GO! No cables to connect, and I retained all the factory steering wheel functions.

    Pros: It sounds great and the Apple CarPlay is AWESOME! 100% hands-free operation!

    Cons: I had to splice into the fuse box wiring to get the backup camera signal but the technician sent me very good pictures on how to find the correct wire moments after describing the issue.

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    Crutchfield customer from Granite City, IL on 8/1/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Excellent head unit, sounds great!!

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    Pricey but worth it!

    Crutchfield customer from Shiro, TX on 7/28/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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    It's been a couple of weeks since I had this head unit professionally installed and so far I absolutely love it. There's is a bit of delay when starting your vehicle and the time it takes for the radio to come on, but every screen face radio I've ever head seems to be that way so it's not a huge deal. Also my phone seems to connect to it very easily as I start my truck up and get into the vehicle. I'm still learning things about because it's very high tech. I love the gauges feature where you can keep tabs of everything going on under your hood if hooked up correctly. Overall I give it a 10/10 for the price.

    Pros: Has a lot of different features, some that are very handy.

    Cons: Does not have CD player. Every once in a while I will have a hard time connecting to CarPlay wirelessly. Is there a way to watch videos on the head unit through a usb cord?

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    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 7/19/2019

    2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Love this stereo! It was a nice upgrade to my 2003 Suburban!

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    CarPlay and sound are great.

    Crutchfield customer from Ridgefield, CT on 7/14/2019

    2014 Subaru Impreza

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    CarPlay interface works really well. Sound is great.

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    Buy it

    Crutchfield customer from Acworth, GA on 7/12/2019

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Big fan - super easy install and great operation.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 7/8/2019

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Very sleek, simple operation.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay was all I needed, no extra buttons on the sides gives it a sleek factory look.

    Cons: It took me a minute to realize the parking brake had to be engaged in order to change settings, that was the only delay in the install.

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    Great Unit, worth the money.

    Crutchfield customer from Watertown, NY on 6/20/2019

    2015 Toyota Tacoma

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    The unit has been installed for a week. Such an upgrade to my truck. I've seen complaints about boot time, but I start my truck and let it run for a little. By the time I'm ready to start rolling, the Apple carplay has already started. I also added a wireless charger to my truck, so now I'm completely free of wires. I was worried with this unit almost being 2 years old, but so far I am impressed. The tire pressure meter sensors work great with this, and the HUD for my gauges are a neat feature. Tons of wires, not an easy install. I recommend for the price to utility. I would say I miss a knob to spin for the volume, but I'll get over it and use my steering wheel controls more often. It has an app to completely customize the EQ as well.

    Pros: Apps Carplay Wireless Apple Carplay OBD2 hookup for gauges Tire Pressure reader Thin bezel Minimal buttons

    Cons: Price No CD reader (not really a con) Finger print magnet No knob for volume (personal preference)

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    Crutchfield customer from Cumberland, RI on 5/21/2019

    2007 Jeep Wrangler

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    Much better sound than the stock deck in my 2014 Wrangler Unlimited and wireless carplay is convenient and seamless.

    Pros: Great sound. Carplay just works. Customizable loading screen.

    Cons: Slight screen glare in sun. EQ controls are at the bottom of the audio setup menu which makes changing them more work than it should be. Requires a parking brake override bypass (simple to add to the wiring harness) to be able to access settings (including pairing a phone) while driving.

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    Pretty happy

    Crutchfield customer from Erie, PA on 5/19/2019

    2009 GMC Envoy

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    I just got this unit and my initial reaction is I like it a lot. Some adjustment issues, learning and limitations in CarPlay, all in all things that can be overcome or just coped with. Crutchfield people were great ( as usual).

    Pros: Mostly seamlessly

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    AndyM from San Jose, CA on 5/6/2019

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I hate this head unit. I love this head unit. It does everything it's supposed to do. It makes jumping into my Jeep a pleasure. It wirelessly connects to my phone, my book starts playing, the backup camera turns on. Sweet. Except it freezes all the time. And sometimes, for days on end, it won't connect to the phone. I've added a power interrupter switch to the dash simply so that I can hard reboot it when it enjoys one of its weekly breaks from doing its assigned task.

    Pros: Does everything I want from a unit like this

    Cons: only one camera input crashes way too often

    Crutchfield response on 5/7/2019
    Andy, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, 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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    Worth the money

    Crutchfield customer from Pikesville, MD on 5/5/2019

    2017 Jeep Wrangler

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    2 weeks using: Great functionality, quickly connects when I turn on my engine, and pretty easy to install (get the Ready Harness!!) installed in 2017 JKU

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    Worth it!

    Robin from Asheville, NC on 5/3/2019

    2008 Toyota 4Runner

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    This unit is just as nice as you'd expect for the price - nice finish, fast loading and quick response times. I was hesitant to put so much money into a new unit when my factory stereo unit works just fine, but with only 24 hours into the upgrade to this unit and wireless Apple CarPlay, I'm quite pleased with the choice. I also purchased (and had professionally installed) a backup camera and I have noticed zero lag with the camera appearing when I put my vehicle into reverse. I have noticed a slight lag in my phone connecting automatically when at my house but no issues when starting up at other places - I think the lag for connection at home is due to my phone switching from my home WiFi to the unit's WiFi. 100% pleased! Would spend the money again, no hesitation.

    Pros: - simple interface - clean lines - wireless phone connection

    Cons: - expensive

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    Crutchfield customer from Panama City, FL on 4/21/2019

    2013 Nissan Sentra

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    Excellent product!

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    Ford F-350 factory replacement

    Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 4/19/2019

    2006 Ford F-350

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    Great receiver absolutely love wireless Apple CarPlay. Paired with new Alpine speakers truck sounds great.

    Pros: Ease of install

    Cons: Cost

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    Rob from North Reading, MA on 4/17/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Love my new radio. Got it installed and works beautifully!

    Pros: Touch screen is not too sensitive

    Cons: None!

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    Crutchfield customer from Allison Park, PA on 4/13/2019

    2004 Volkswagen R32

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    Great piece of equipment and very user friendly!

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    WIRELESS Carplay?!?! youll never look back!!

    Crutchfield customer from Elgin, TX on 4/10/2019

    2017 Toyota Tundra

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    SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!! if you've paid the price for an iPhone, you DESERVE quality WIRELESS mirroring of your phone, music and maps!! the unit is a bit pricey, but more than worth it for anyone who has an insatiable palette for clean music, with infinite adjustments to tweak your desired sound. The Alpine Tune It app is an added bonus...as you have access to far more settings for your sound...not to mention you have access to 1000's of other Alpine owners' libraries of settings you can instantly apply and take for a test drive!!

    Pros: real time adjustments, easy to use features from your phone, especially the maps

    Cons: takes slightly longer to connect than typical Bluetooth, but it hasn't bothered me one bit...(from car start to sync in less than 15 seconds)

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    Crutchfield customer from Jericho, NY on 3/26/2019

    2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Awesome head unit overall Great integration with car play and great touch screen response. Note: I only use it for car play Not so great: start up time is about 15 seconds which annoying if I want to start navigation, music, or the backup camera right away Switching between devices (especially if you're the only one in the car) is at times frustrating

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    Remarkable aftermarket headunit

    Mark from Guaynabo, PR on 3/10/2019

    2015 Toyota Tundra

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    This headunit is amazing! A bit on the pricey side but this upgrade was well worth every penny. I enjoy the Wireless CarPlay feature which allows you to connect your iPhone (using an IPhone X) wirelessly. The screen looks remarkable and the sound that comes out of this headunit is noticeably much better than the factory radio (entune premium stereo). The 9 band equalizer and the Alpine Tnueit app make it easy to fine tune the sound. I didn't really see a problem in the headunit start up when starting the vehicle, other reviews state that it takes too long but I didn't really see this as an issue. Although if you need to revearse immediately when getting into your vehicle the startup does seem to lag. Overall one of the best aftermarket headunit that I have ever owned.

    Pros: Powerful sound, with many options, Wireless CarPlay works without issues.

    Cons: 7" inch screen

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    The A in Alpine is for Awesome

    Michael from Woodstock, GA on 3/3/2019

    2017 Toyota Tacoma

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    Absolutely love it. The people at Crutchfield got all the goodies together for a easy install. The Alpine ilx 107 is awesome. The features are pretty much a ext. of your iPhone. Very simple to us with the touch screen. I also installed Alpine 45x4 in line amp. No settings on amp. Wiring harness in and out. Sounds great more volume than I ever expected. Installed in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport.

    Pros: Sound is the number 1 thing. It links to iPhone wirelessly every time.

    Cons: None so far.

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    The A in Alpine is for Awesome

    Michael from Woodstock, GA on 3/3/2019

    2017 Toyota Tacoma

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    Absolutely love it. The people at Crutchfield got all the goodies together for a easy install. The Alpine ilx 107 is awesome. The features are pretty much a ext. of your iPhone. Very simple to us with the touch screen. I also installed Alpine 45x4 in line amp. No settings on amp. Wiring harness in and out. Sounds great more volume than I ever expected. Installed in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport.

    Pros: Sound is the number 1 thing. It links to iPhone wirelessly every time.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ontario, OR on 2/28/2019

    2011 Ford Fusion

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    I chose the iLX 107 because of the wireless BlueTooth capability with the IPhone with Apple CarPlay. And it works and sounds good. What I wasn't to impressed with is the installation instructions and Alpines and initial vendor support in getting "useful" help. After getting the same incomplete and minimal instructions from the "tech experts", the same info that was in the printed installation booklet , and even after my listing the specific connections that were in question, I returned my initial purchase to the vendor that wanted me to make an appointment to get my question answered. I then purchased the same model, the iLX 107, from Crutchfield, installed it, then called their installation people, got the very specific answer that I needed to finish the install, and now my wife says she really appreciates the BlueTooth hands free operation here in Oregon where its a criminal offense to use hand-held devices.So in conclusion, my wife is happy so I'm happy. Happy with the product, happy with Crutchfield. Thank you [PS... the 4 stars is because of the lack of knowledgeable help from corporate Alpine]

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    Love this radio so far

    ACDC from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/28/2019

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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    Really responsive and exceeded expectations. Only minor issues I've noticed: 1) Does take a while to connect to CarPlay via wireless, though not that much better on my other car that only has wired CarPlay 2) Takes a while to boot up, so if I get in the car, turn it on, and start backing out pretty quickly, I won't get my backup camera for a while until after the radio is fully booted up 3) I occasionally get glitches in the navigation (using CarPlay; both Apple Maps & Google Maps) where it can't find me or thinks I am still sitting in a spot after I've left it. Not sure but I think it may be related to the GPS antenna location under the dash? Apparently CarPlay uses the radio's GPS rather than the phone's, since I've never had this issue when using nav on just my phone. 4) My steering wheel controls are a little buggy, but that may be related to the iDatalink adapter. My "track down" button will sometimes register two button presses when I only press it once. 5) Make sure to read the instructions online, as the ones that come with it are very basic! I found out the hard way how to get it to allow me to edit menu settings...for some reason on a manual trans car they want you to put the parking brake on and off TWICE to REALLY make sure you're stopped. Seems silly to me. Just make sure the brake is on once should be good enough. I thought I had a defective radio at first until I found out in the full instruction manual.

    Pros: Great Touchscreen, very easy UI & setup, Looks fantastic, Wireless CarPlay is pretty seamless!

    Cons: Would have liked a volume knob instead of buttons, but I understand it won't fit in the double-din profile. Would also like to have more than 1 camera input to add a front camera along with the rear camera.

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    Hunter from Jacksonville, NC on 2/24/2019

    2008 Ford F-150

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    Major upgrade for my truck and just lie the seamless integration with Apple CarPlay.

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    Takes a little patience setting it up... with it in the end!

    Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 2/24/2019

    2019 Toyota 4Runner

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    The system works great once you get it going, however, initial set-up has some bugs. I had to set and reset the parking brake several times to get the system to start searching for the phone without getting the "vehicle in motion" alert. Also, by default the back-up camera is off, you must manually turn the camera on. Other than that, I love the interface, even if it is a bit sluggish at times.

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    Plug and play

    Peter from Meridian, ms. on 2/16/2019

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    Awesome radio! Crutchfield services are great, do ur self a favor and order the custom wire harness they offer. Crutchfield made it plug and play for me, thanks guys. I pray my lord Jesus Christ keeps on blessing ur business!

    Pros: Quality and awesome service

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Winter Haven, FL on 2/6/2019

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This is a great radio.

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    Crutchfield customer from Delray Beach, FL on 1/28/2019

    2007 Toyota Camry

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    This head unit is awesome. We installed this on a 2007 Camry so that our senior mother could drive safer with hands free and also add a reverse camera. The wireless apple play is very easy for her to use. Nothing to plug in, it just works once the car is turned on. Very simple. The dash kit fits so well you cant tell this is aftermarket. It looks like the car came with this unit. We paid the extra cost to have the harness pre-wired and are super happy we did. It was much easier to install.

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    Steve from Cartersville, GA on 1/16/2019

    2006 Ford F-150

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    Awesome unit does everything and stereo should do

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    Crutchfield customer from Enola, PA on 1/8/2019

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    Sometimes it logic locks on me Otherwise very nice

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    Awesome display, great addition

    Gavin from Cincinnati, OH on 1/2/2019

    2008 Toyota Tundra

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    Love it !! Works great with apple car play. Just make sure to buy a microbypass ..... as the parking wire wouldn't work.

    Pros: Love everything about the radio

    Cons: Supplied parking wire didn't work once hooked up. Got a microbypass off amazon and fixed that quick and easy

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    Great, but issues.

    Matthew from Social Circle, GA on 12/26/2018

    1995 Acura Integra

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    Don't get me wrong I love the radio, but I feel like it's missing features, and I feel like it needs some updates to fix certain issues, if I knew this radio is nothing without CarPlay I probably wouldn't have bought it, all I use is CarPlay anyways so I don't regret my purchase, but I really feel like either CarPlay or certain apps with CarPlay need to be updated. Other than that it is an alpine it's a great quality great sounding radio, it went great with my matching alpine speakers and subs, all amplified it's so loud I can't hear myself think.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lk Havasu Cty, AZ on 12/19/2018

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    LOVe this unit

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    WAZE, Fiinally

    SSJEFF from Indianapolis, IN on 11/16/2018

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    At first I was not happy with the setup being as expensive as it is. Most of my issues had to do with it being in my 2013 GMC Denali 3500hd. The Onstar was making the bluetooth say "call ended" after all blue tooth notifications. I finally turned that off. The Backup camera takes forever to come up but I think it is because the camera is powered by the truck only when in reverse so it has a serious lag and makes hokking to a trailer difficult. I turned off the Onstar so the Bluetooth works through the stereo, and I am looking at getting a camera swith so I can have mulitple cameras and not use the trucks camera. WAZE!!!!! Ios 12 enabled WAZE for Apple Car Play and I now am happy with the ILX-107!

    Pros: WAZE!, Wireless Car Play,

    Cons: Booting is funky. Hard to get to setup due to parking brake game

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    Easy to Use Sounds Great

    Jason from Fayetteville, GA on 11/15/2018

    2011 Mazda RX8

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    I don't understand some others reviews, I think this thing is great. It's controls are very simple and easy to figure out. The sound is great and the wireless apple carplay is flawless. Love it and would recommend to anyone.

    Pros: Easy interface Great sound Wireless Apple Carplay!

    Cons: I hate that there's no knob for volume... oh well can't win em all.

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    Crutchfield customer from O Fallon, IL on 11/11/2018

    2013 Nissan NV Passenger

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    This is a great product! Wireless CarPlay works exactly as advertised.

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    Could have been 5 stars but isn't

    Dave from Chapel Hill NC on 10/28/2018

    2017 Ram 3500

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    This CarPlay unit could easily get 5 stars but there are two things holding it back. First is setup screen lockout. This "feature" requires you to give two positive pulses followed by a ground on the yellow blue wire of the unit before you can do things like add a phone or set the screen brightness, or change audio settings like bass and treble. The installation kit suggested by Crutchfield has a black box which is supposed to do this when you apply the parking brake twice. Not very convenient. In the case of my 2017 RAM 3500 the box doesn't work apparently because it doesn't detect the brake release, so applying the emergency brake pulls the wire to ground but without two separate pulses, I remain locked out. After much frustration and even a new black box from Crutchfield, the solution ended up being a push button switch under the dash to pulse the wire when I want to setup the unit. So I apply the emergency brake then pulse the wire with the switch. I could just connect the wire to ground and pulse it without the interlock but it should be safe. This is ridiculous. How can a company like Alpine think this is a desirable "feature". Why not just look for a ground signal? The other issue is screen brightness. Even on its brightest setting, it isn't bright enough to overcome the glare on the screen in my truck. I wish I knew of an alternative wireless CarPlay unit that I could get for the same price that didn't have these two issues.

    Pros: Wireless carplay

    Cons: Setup screen lock out and display not bright enough to overcome glare.

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    Exceptionally Disappointing

    Rick from Fort Collins, Co on 10/6/2018

    2014 Toyota 4Runner

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    I purchased this product from Crutchfield in October of 2017. I have used it now for about a year and to be honest, the features are rather lack luster. The wireless carplay works, we can leave it at that. Several times when trying to connect a friends phone it didn't work at all (plugged in or wirelessly), froze the head unit and required the vehicle to be pulled over, car shut off for 30 seconds and then restarted to regain a screen image. There is no Bluetooth so if you don't have an iPhone don't even bother getting this. None of the features work while in motion as it mirrors your phone and only allows access to the apps that have official carplay support from Apple (Sound/Subwoofer control is OK, nothing amazing and as far as the AM/FM tuner on it goes, it's complete garbage. There is no HD radio so the clarity of the stations is fuzzy at best (and yes, I have it hooked up correctly). I have been an Alpine user for 15 years and have never been this bummed about a purchase. It won't allow you to see your normal apps (Netflix, internet browsers, social media, etc) and to boot there is no XM radio support so you have to have music on your phone or use Spotify/Pandora. I had hoped to have more functionality for the price I paid. I am honestly considering replacing it and just tossing this one. To throw out a product that cost this much says a lot...

    Pros: Nice Screen

    Cons: Buttons are not user friendly Sound Control lacks customization No HD radio Am/FM radio reception is terrible NO Bluetooth No XM Radio Glitches and Restarts intermittently

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    Patrick from Vienna, VA on 10/4/2018

    2008 Mazda MX5

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    There was an issue at first ordering online which prompted me to call in my order. I was impressed that my online account and the rep had my order pulled right up. Customer service was on point however the rep forgot to process the order and I had to call back on expected deliver day, which was fixed right away. the product I ordered was a few days late. Things happen which is understandable which really did not ruin my experience. This was an Open Box purchase and I have no complaints. As far as this product and its functionality I am really happy. My wife is even more happy. Happy wife happy life. My wife is extremely happy with iOS 12 latest update to use Google Maps, text to speech iMessages, and Amazons Audible ebooks. This is defiantly an luxurious upgrade to the Stock 6 changeable CD rom radio as we tried to use an "optional" aftermarket aux input in our MX5. We were destroying aux cords every few months and trying out different phone mounts in our Ac vent, CD rom tray, rear view mirror, and dash mount. All that just get in the way or fall down. I was at a point where I was looking to build my own Android auto rig using a raspberry pie, however my wife did not want to part ways with our iPhones. Once iOS 12 came out I made the decision to go with iLX-107. Its a lot of wires and took me a few days to make everything pop in and plug and play, I had also decided to buy a box of #10 Security Screws to use due to having a soft top, just to sleep easier at night.

    Pros: It boots up pretty quick. and auto connects to the last device. Quick responses. Love the additional features I could have. room to upgrade. iOS 12 opened the doors for better app support. Tune it app makes it awesome to custom eq your speakers Its truly amazing what alpine and apple has done to incorporate Tech into convenience

    Cons: Overwhelming wires, I should have had Crutchfield put some of it together for me, I spent maybe 16 hours doing it my self and used RCA to amp. I am not happy having to release the parking e/break and pull back up at a parked/turnkey start up to make the device understand I am honestly parked to change/connect to the iDevices Spotify has some issues with waze and if you don't perform an action on the iphone you never get to see whats playing in spotify forcing a phone reboot to

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    Wireless Apple Play and rear camera.

    Carlos from San Juan, PR on 9/25/2018

    2008 Porsche 911

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    Excellent wireless Apple Play, specially with the new Google maps and Waze available on Apple Play.

    Pros: Wireless Apple Play, excellent features.

    Cons: Small volume buttons on radio.

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    David from Kansas City, MO on 9/25/2018

    2015 Volkswagen Tiguan

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    Installed this unit on my Volkswagen. It works perfect. The Wireless Car Play is awesome. I love the simple interface of the Unit. It looks great and with the Maestro Unit it controls everything and I lose no functionality.

    Pros: Simple and Beautiful Interface. Wireless Car Play.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Texarkana, TX on 9/17/2018

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Love my Aloine iLX-107! Love the wireless!

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    Wireless CarPlay yes, but overall no

    JT from Nashville, TN on 9/10/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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    Best carplay experience I've tried, but beyond that way too limited for the price. This is the only wireless carplay unit on the market, and it performs beautifully in that role. That said, they went so hard into carplay that this unit doesn't do stuff that most half of the price do. Main thing that is the dealbreaker for me is that it has no way to accept any external media (direct quote from Alpine tech support on the phone just now). No ipod, no thumb drive, no ipad. The USB is for software updates and there's no 1/8" aux input. So if you only ever want to listen to what you have on your phone and on streaming services you're all set, but if that is too limiting for you (as it is for me) save several hundred bucks and buy the Sony or Pioneer offering.

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    Crutchfield customer from Gig Harbor, WA on 9/4/2018

    2006 Honda Pilot

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    Love the product, so far no complaints, everything works perfect.

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    simon from Conroe, TX on 9/3/2018

    2013 Toyota Tacoma

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    Great unit!!!! The free install kit looked just like factory

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    Guest from San Martin, Ca on 8/27/2018

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    Worked and sounded great until it got to a point where it decided it only wanted to be at max volume all of the time. Took about a year to get to this point in my Miata, but I've seen multiple complaints on the forums. Stay away from it.

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    If you purchased this product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can hopefully help you solve the problem. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    I love the Alpine iLX-107

    Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 8/26/2018

    2008 Scion xD

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    Many stereos allow for a wireless Bluetooth connection if all you want to do is play music or answer calls. The moment you want to use Apple CarPlay you have to connect your device via USB.....but NOT with the Alpine iLX-107. The combined WI-FI and Bluetooth connections mean you don't even have to take your phone out of your pocket. Unless you want to charge it, that is. You can use GPS, play your favorite podcasts, answer calls and text messages, all via a wireless connection. And if you couple the Alpine with a wireless Qi charger you can completely get rid of cumbersome cords in your vehicle. The only changes I would make are... 1) Having the option for a 3.5mm in. Not necessary, but a nice option to have. 2) When listening to long audiobooks the radio doesn't remember where you were and if you close the app or your app doesn't track where you left off you have to restart and search because the radio has no memory of it and only mirrors your device. Improving this to restart where you left off like podcasts and such would be great.

    Pros: - A true wireless option. I don't plug my phone in at all. I simply rest it on my magnetic Qi charger/holder and it's syncs. - Great sound - Looks good in my vehicle

    Cons: - No 3.5mm in - No memory on radio, so if your phone app restarts you lose where you left off listening to certain audiobooks. (Not an issue with podcasts thru the Apple App. Only noticed it with audiobooks in my itunes music so far. Only a minor inconvenience) - Price. Worth it, but I held off buying one for nearly a year because of cost.

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    Not to happy

    Alejandro from El Paso, TX on 8/15/2018

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT

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    Controls not that intuitive, tunning has to be done through the app, which you need to download

    Pros: Nice vehicle data display, helped with an oxigen sensor failure

    Cons: Controls are not intuitive, wireless carplay at times fails to connect

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Anthony, MN on 8/1/2018

    2010 Mazda 3

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    This radio does what it says. I think it's still a little overpriced but the wireless carplay has worked seamlessly with my iphone X. I have had some issues with the phone calls where the sometime music was playing in the background at the same time as the phone call. This happens if you make a phone call before the carplay starts your music. So wait until the music starts to make the phone call. It's also a bit frustrating that aftermarket radios cannot handle the OEM microphone. Placing an aftermarket microphone is definitely a deterrent to changing the radio.

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    Wireless CarPlay is good, mostly

    Gregg from Scottsdale, AZ on 7/31/2018

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    So far so good with the Alpine iLX-107. Wireless CarPlay is great... for one device. If you hook up a second device, the system gets confused if the first device goes back in the car. A possible solution will be to use the 2nd device in a wired CarPlay setup, which we may try soon. We like the simplicity of Alpine's interface. It would be even better if the camera option didn't appear on the home screen when a rear camera is connected. The button is not needed since the camera automatically turns on when you go into reverse.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay with one device Interface simplicity

    Cons: Wireless CarPlay with multiple devices

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    Clean sleek head unit

    Jeff from Hartselle, AL on 7/26/2018

    2011 Ford F-150 FX2

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    Love this unit. The screen is simple and doesn't have the look of most aftermarket radios. I have it paired up with the idatalink maestro and it's fantastic. Wireless car play is well worth the extra cost of this unit. I've had it a week so far and it works flawlessly now. The shop that I had install it did not set up the steering wheel buttons correctly but they fixed them immediately.

    Pros: Wireless car play with alot of features.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Very Impressed

    David from Chattanooga, TN on 7/26/2018

    2013 Toyota Tundra

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    If you have an I phone this system is about as good as it gets.

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    Nathaniel from Bunker Hill, WV on 7/24/2018

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This receiver is awesome. It was super easy to install and I love the wireless Apple CarPlay.

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    CarPlay - Woo Hoo!

    Landis from Richmond, CA on 7/24/2018

    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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    I am LOVING CarPlay - especially wireless CarPlay for short trips. This is so much better than the crappy nav package that came with my Subaru XV Crosstrek. The screen and the rest of the hardware is extremely responsive. On the minuses I miss my volume knob, the iPhone has trained me to expect a much higher resolution screen than is on this unit (but it's not horrible) and the screen is a little washed out and dim in bright light. All things I'm totally willing to live with for the pluses of finally having a unit that doesn't take 4-20 taps to get it to respond and integrates instantly with my iPhone.

    Pros: -Responsive screen -Snappy hardware -Wireless CarPlay

    Cons: -Low resolution -Dimmish screen -No knobs!

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    Good WHEN it works

    Matthew from Long Beach, CA on 7/15/2018

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    It's great WHEN IT WORKS. If no one ever drives your car and you never need to change the settings it works fine. But when my wife drives my truck she can't connect to the deck. After turning it off and on 100 times it finally let me add another phone. Now both our phones are loaded. When I drive it connects mine right away, when she drives it still won't connect. Also even while in park and e-brake engage it still won't allow me to go into phone settings. And I have checked the wiring for the brake 3 times. Very disappointed with this deck at this price point and being ALPINE. If it were a cheaper deck I would understand.

    Pros: -Wireless CarPlay -Looks nice -OBD2 read out screen

    Cons: -Phone connectivity issues -Phone settings issues

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    Matthew, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If you would like our help to troubleshoot the problem, 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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    It does what it says it will do

    Chris from Dublin, CA on 7/15/2018

    2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK)

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    Installed in a 2018 jeep wrangler JK. This radio is wonderful. The wireless connection works everytime without issue. I have the radio powering 4, 6.5 rockford fosgate component speakers. It powers the speakers easy. I have a JL audio amp and 10 inch sub. This is what my wife was looking for when it came to music in her jeep. Wonderful support by Crutchfield!

    Pros: Power, look, functions,

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    Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 7/10/2018

    2007 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Incredible product. Thankful for the expertise of the crutchfield team and their patience with me as I researched options. Wouldn't change a thing!

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    Big picture, wireless, great features

    Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 7/5/2018

    2015 Toyota Corolla

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    A fantastic product. It's a nice big screen with wireless CarPlay. What more can you ask?

    Pros: It's a fantastic unit, and with iOS 12 to come out this fall, it will be even better. Wireless CarPlay is seamless and even auto starts the app that ran last.

    Cons: Careplay tends to disconnect if you hit the home button. I'm uncertain if this is a big with apple's iOS or an issue with the head unit. It works most of the time, but in others CarPlay just completely disconnects regardless if it's wired or not. Another issue is that clock doesn't like to keep its settings at times.

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    Awesome stereo fj cruiser

    DANNY from san diego, CA on 7/4/2018

    2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    I used this stereo for my 2014 fj cruiser without the jbl sound system and combined it with the maestro rr integration module. The sound is much improved even with the factory speakers. The wireless CarPlay is great when you are running errands or short commutes. If I am going to drive for a while i just connect to the usb because it draws down my iPhone 6 battery pretty quick. The look has clean factory look and easy to use. Some of the issues that i did have specifically for my vehicle was the settings on the radio where grayed out due to the parking brake signal not seen through the maestro module. The solution for my vehicle was to wire it directly to the park brake switch but the easier solution for me was to use a micro bypass from amazon instead of pulling up the center console. Another issue i had was the factory usb would not integrate with my iPhone compared to it being connected to the alpine usb. The factory usb connection has a separate icon on the stereo that pops up and needs to be used when plugged in to it. The connection would not produce any sound either so my solution was to get a oem looking usb connector and replace the oem one to plug in directly to the alpine usb. The last issue i hard was with the rear view camera integration is not just plug and play and a wiring schematic is not provided with the maestro rr or alpine. Direct wire in is needed and since it already comes up on my rear view mirror i do not need it.

    Pros: Clean factory look and easy to use

    Cons: Not just plug and play for full integration for an fj cruiser. The factory mic cannot be used.

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    Talk and text while driving legally

    Ryan from Cumming, GA on 7/1/2018

    2001 Honda Accord

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    I love this alpine with Car play. With new law that requires you. Not to touch your phone, this radio still allows me to talk and text (through Siri) while driving. Works great and sounds great. No complaints from those I'm talaking to either.

    Pros: Touch screen reactive Great sound Hooks to Apple phone seamlessly

    Cons: None for me

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    Keith from Morris, IL on 6/29/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Sounds great. Streaming/pairing very easy.

    Pros: Easy install. Sounds awesome. Wireless streaming works great!

    Cons: None

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    Fantastic

    Crutchfield customer from Lake Charles, LA on 6/29/2018

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Awesome product, wireless CarPlay is amazing and the crutchfield support team is hands down the best!

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    Crutchfield customer from Kathleen, GA on 6/25/2018

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    It was an exact fit for my 2005 Silverado

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    Look at other brands

    Brian from Port Saint Lucie, FL on 6/18/2018

    1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Bought this radio about a year ago. Works fine until you will be driving then all of the sudden the volume goes all the way up by itself then you cannot turn it down or shut it off, tried turning car off then on and still volume is still max volume, left car off for a few minutes then restarted and volume was ok, happened many times , called alpine tech support and they instructed me to hold down both buttons to do a reset of radio, within a week it did it again, this time my wife said she heard a beep sound then radio went uncontrollably to max volume and would not turn down or off. I mounted a kill switch now to power wire in the event it goes up uncontrollably again we can kill the power to save our ears and speakers, alpine is not like it used to be in the 80's. The quality is not there any longer. I won't look at another alpine product again and I have alpine in 3 of my 6 cars. My advice to others is look elsewhere than alpine.

    Pros: Attractive look

    Cons: Read my review. Also screen backlighting looks low budget.

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, AJ, reached out to Brian to try to help. Since his order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, we'll also give him information on Alpine's one-year warranty on this receiver.

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    Guest from Amarillo, TX on 6/17/2018

    2012 Ford F-150 XLT

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    I want to give five stars, I really really do. The wireless connect has some problems, 99% of the time it works flawlessly. That 1% is a bear. When I drive by an airport it cuts the wireless in and out, sometimes to the point of disconnecting the phone. This is where the problem occurs, when it knocks it off line, I cannot reconnect unless I do a complete hard reset on the unit. Then all is fine until the next time. Because you have to manually enter the time on this unit, it doesn't pull from phone, I've stopped setting the time. Now I know what your thinking, but I work at the airport so I deal with this twice a day five days a week. So I'm resetting at least twice if not more times a week. So it gets old. When I'm not by the airport this system is awesome, sounds good, looks good, and user friendly. Install was a breeze. I recommend this to everyone who doesn't work at the airport. P.S. the only reason I even mention the cutting in and out thing, is only because I worry about the longevity of system. This can't be good longterm. Five stars otherwise.

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    Great Unit, but READ THE MANUAL FIRST

    Dan from El Dorado Hills, CA on 6/8/2018

    2009 Toyota Venza

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    We absolute love this radio, but the instructions could be better. The Bluetooth CarPlay is amazing and flawlessly works with our iPhones. The touch screen is responsive and does not wash out in the sun. The unit also sounds amazing. I would not hesitate replacing any unit with this one. It is one of the best I have used. The physical installation was simple and straight forward. The setup was a challenge. Buried inside the master instructions is a note about pressing, releasing, and setting the parking break to enter the setup screens. These screens are used to add a phone and in our case configure the backup camera. We wasted 3 hours and two phone calls with Crutchfield technical support trying to figure out two issues with the unit installation that were ultimately resolved in the setup. Alpine should put the note about entering the setup screens inside it's Quick Guide or installation instruction, not buried in the user manual that needs to be printed. I am giving the unit 4 stars for the poor documentation.

    Pros: Clean look, sounds great, simple operation, good sound

    Cons: Entering the setup menus, including adding a phone to bluetooth, requires the user to stop, press the parking brake, release the brake, and reset the brake again as a safety precaution. This is overkill.

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    Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/4/2018

    2010 BMW 3 Series

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    This receiver has more capabilities than I ever would have imagined. Upon starting my car, it takes only seconds to sync to my iPhone. Best car audio investment I've made in 10 years.

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    Great sound quality

    Crutchfield customer from Addison, IL on 5/29/2018

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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    Love how I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket and it's great how I can use Siri on the radio. The touchscreen is fast and accurate, i have friends that have cars with factory touch screen and it's slow, and unresponsive at times. It makes my 12 year old car feel brand new. If I ever get a different car I can just pull it out and put it in the new car. Now waiting to jailbreak my iPhone so I can add more apps to the radio like YouTube and Waze since I can't see videos on this one, even when it's parked. It also made the speakers louder, gonna get new speakers too in the future from crutchfiel since I was blown away with their customer service

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    Awesome Head Unit

    Patrick from Alexandria, VA on 5/20/2018

    2015 Subaru WRX

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    Awesome head unit. Combined with PWE-S8 and KTP-445A; changed entire audio experience in car. And we are still using the stock speakers. Easy connect to phone; streams Pandora, Spotify and XM through apps with ease. Added navigation to car. Easy install.

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    Wireless Carplay is awesome. So is the sound quality!

    Cameron from Ontario, Canada on 5/17/2018

    2008 Porsche 911

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    Wireless CarPlay continues to amaze me, and I think Carplay is my current favorite tech gadget. The sound quality of this head unit is *great*. Oh man, it sounds awesome! I have the preamp-out wired to my factory Bose amp and speakers (via a fibreoptic adapter required by the Bose stuff) and I hear things I never heard with the factory head unit. I don't mind the lack of a volume knob (thought I would). Everything just works perfectly, I have zero complaints. The grey bezel that came with the aftermarket kit is not a perfect match to the existing silver in the dash, but it's darn close.

    Pros: Wireless Carplay, obviously. Infinitely customizable sound, including presets that others may have configured (via a mobile app). Looks great and sounds great! And I liked the customizable splash screen as well.

    Cons: Parking brake must be set to access the settings menu. Leave this part of the installation out and you will never get to the settings.

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    Alpine with Apple equals awesome!

    Michael from Minneola, FL on 5/14/2018

    2006 Nissan Titan

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    Imagine combining the intuitiveness and user experience of Apple with the well-established car stereo quality of Alpine. That's what I discovered with the iLX-107. Now, I'm not a car stereo freak, but I connected the unit to an Alpine amp, two subwoofers and my truck's four door speakers. It sounds awesome and has enormous flexibility with the Alpine Tune app, which gives you the full control of a graphic equalizer on your iPhone. The head unit itself mirrors the functionality of the iPhone, making it a breeze to use. If you still use cd's, you may want to convert them for use on your iPhone, since there is no CD player. But I highly recommend this unit!

    Pros: Intuitive user interface, high quality all around

    Cons: screen has a slight haze to it, makes me dream of having an OLED screen. But that's really picking nits...

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    Crutchfield kit for Lexus doesn't work

    Kirk from Lancaster, PA on 5/13/2018

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    The alpine iLX-107 is a great unit for Siri and music. Love it. Got extra little alpine amp too. Sound is great. Installation is not too bad. Crutchfield was helpful and is worth buying from for support. That said, their wiring harness and ready kit is garbage if you have a Lexus car. The kit came but has zero connections for allowing the air conditioning to work! Seriously. I have a great stereo but no more ac. Why? I think Crutchfield forgot parts. There were no wires to connect the ac and Nav. I don't need or want them in the stereo - but I did expect to still have ac. Seriously. They really didn't test this rig at all. And bc I waited too long to install it, there is no return. Thank God for a company called GTA Kits. They make a wiring harness that lets the ac work and the nav still work and talk. Yes I know I have apple maps so I don't need the nav. But wouldn't you still like ac in your vehicle? Crutchfield let me down hard. Really poor. But thank you GTA for caring enough to text your wiring kits and having info and harnesses that work. You saved me. Not Crutchfield. They sucked for me.

    Pros: Alpine unit iwtb wireless CarPlay is awesome. Truly fantadtic.

    Cons: Crutchfield and their ready kit sucked. Didn't work. Left me with a paperweight. Had to get help from a vendor who actually tests stuff and makes things to work.

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    We apologize for the trouble with the wiring harness, Kirk. This particular harness includes a resistor that needs to be soldered between two wires to retain the climate controls. It's something that is noted in the presentation for the harness, but it certainly should've been more prominent. Thanks to this review, we're reevaluating our presentation for this harness and our ReadyHarness service to better address this issue going forward.

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    Simple

    Chris from Bossier City, LA on 5/10/2018

    2012 GMC Acadia

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    Fantastic radio! Very sweet deck. Easy to use. The look is very clean.

    Pros: Clean interface Looks stock WIRELESS CARPLAY

    Cons: need 31 band EQ

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    The Alpine CarPlay is Awesome

    Richard from Lynchburg, VA on 5/6/2018

    2007 Honda Ridgeline

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    My son, with a little help from me which is mostly holding or handing him things, have installed several of this model in our family cars. For owners of Apple devices in particular, there is nothing like CarPlay. Instructions are clear for each car make and year and Crutchfield has superior help when you have questions or problems. Everything, radio, email, message, Siri, navigation, backup cams, sideview cams, steering wheel controls, voice mic, gps, are totally hands-free - all for driving safety.

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    Wireless CarPlay

    Rob from Andover, KS on 4/29/2018

    2008 Porsche 911

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    The wireless CarPlay is obviously the highlight, and based on that alone, I'd buy this again. It works generally flawlessly and without issue. The UI on the unit could use a little work in terms of usability , and the lack of presets for the radio (12 FM) is disappointing. It does sound good and looks nice in the dash. Hopefully Alpine will step up with firmware updates and remedy the simple issues in terms of usability. If someone could take the best features of the Sony AVX-200 and this unit and combine them, it would be a game changer.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay Sounds great Simple to use Customizable boot screen

    Cons: User Interface Lack of true XM Only 12 FM presets Have to cycle through FM1, FM2, AM to get to all the presets.

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    Crutchfield customer from Felton, DE on 4/29/2018

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Impressive system

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    Crutchfield customer from Carmichael, CA on 4/25/2018

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Great radio. I love not having to plug my phone in. The screen that shows car info is great. The speaker adjustments are a little overwhelming. But a lot of tinkering you can get exactly what you want. Also delete your vehicles Bluetooth from your phone so it doesn't try to connect to it and the new radio. That cause some issues with my truck.

    Pros: Wireless car play Obd2 gauges screen Adjustability for speakers

    Cons: Adjustability for speakers

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    Alpine iLX-107 / 2012 Chevy Cruze

    Dana from York, PA on 4/22/2018

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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    I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze. I ordered this unit, the ready harness service with module to keep OnStar and a module to keep steering wheel controls along with a double din dash kit. I did this because I'm not a pro and newer harnesses are challenging to wire up. My experience is very limited and it's not lost on me that there may not be a vast market for this unit in the kind of car I have, but with the ready harness service, I was hoping everything would be plug and play. Not the case. Two initial problems I had were, no steering wheel control and I couldn't use wireless CarPlay because an error on the unit said it was unable to access while driving even though all plugs were in and the car was in park. After some time with tech support, the only solution was to replace both modules. I decided to drive my car a few feet and then put it back in park. Problem solved with the latter error, still no steering wheel controls though. The last problem I had was with the double din dash kit. Its basically junk, but If you don't have a Chevy Cruze you have no worries. The brackets have to go as far back as possible on the unit which only allows for one screw on each bracket to hold it in place. Why? because the unit will sit so far back it will look like crap if done any other way. Now I'm left with a pivoting effect on the unit. Even after I put a metal clip on the aftermarket dash piece to keep in place, but you can still pretty much remove it easily with your bare

    Pros: Wireless Car Play. Super user friendly controls

    Cons: Error message with wireless car play connection. Adapter module issues. Cheap quality dash kit.

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    Tremendous upgrade from the stock 4Runner nav system

    Zephyr from Kodiak, AK on 4/15/2018

    2015 Toyota 4Runner

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    Tremendous upgrade from the stock 4Runner nav system! I upgraded to replace stock nav system, and to gain access to more vehicle system information thru the OBD-II connection and "gauges" and "tire pressure monitoring system" (TMPS) pages, especially transmission oil temperature since I'm going to be doing a fair bit of towing. The ILX-107 delivers, with the added benefits of wireless CarPlay, for better or worse. Necessitated replacement of the factory microphone (an audio upgrade on phone calls) which I was able to mount in the same location as the factory mic (overhead console) for a clean professional install vice clipping it somewhere. While this path required removing molding, sun visor and a few pieces of the dash, not terribly complicated. Also, was able to use factory GPS antenna and USB with the harnesses available from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Full access to a slew of vehicle data thru the gauge screen. Complete customizable integration with all vehicle steering wheel controls with e Maestro RR. Wireless connectivity.

    Cons: Gauges _only_ not initialized when starting vehicle with remote starter.

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    CarPlay (almost) perfected

    Alexander from Minneapolis, MN on 4/1/2018

    2006 BMW X5

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    Does what it should do well for the most part. The wireless connection is seamless (after a easy set up) and does allow network pass through (even though it uses WiFi to connect to your phone) so you don't lose connectivity; my phone automatically connects to the unit after about 10-15 seconds when the car starts. Siri works well and the supplied microphone and GPS antenna are great. After using the unit for a week, I have a few small gripes that are worth noting. - The 'mute' and 'volume' adjustments could be better. You have to press and hold 'volume down' for the stereo to mute after a second or two delay. To turn up the volume, you can either repeatedly tap the 'volume up' button, advancing the volume by single intervals, or hold it down to gradually increase the volume (after a slight delay). These delays could be improved. - audio will occasionally drop, but quickly return. This seems to be an issue of the unit-to-iPhone connection, as I have triaged the wiring to ensure the problem didn't lie there. It is very minor, but a nuisance. - the touch screen is not as responsive as one might expect, especially after owning Apple touch devices. It's a bit sluggish and I'll leave it at that. - no audio pause button. If you're in 'maps' and need to pause the audio, you must first navigate to the 'music' app and then pause the music. This might be a one-off since most people probably have this ability on their steering wheel. Overall, I

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    Crutchfield customer from Edgewater, MD on 3/28/2018

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This head unit is impressive. It's awesome that it will do Apple play wirelessly.

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    Unreliable

    Stanley J from Forked River, NJ on 3/25/2018

    2017 Toyota Tacoma

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    Nice radio with good features. Not thrilled. Has had several screen lockups/unresponsive- 10+ a week. I like it when it works.

    Pros: Features

    Cons: Unreliable, unresponsive screens

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    Stanley 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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    Excellent for iPhone Carplay

    James from Hazel Green, AL on 3/24/2018

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    Excellent for seamless wireless CarPlay. While there are other CarPlay units with more features the wireless function and iPhone apps for CarPlay make this the best for my wife and I. With a wireless charging cradle we already owned and the wireless CarPlay it's fantastic. And the sound is awesome interfaced with the factory Bose system in my wife's Fiat.

    Pros: Seamless Carplay and great sound

    Cons: Settings are somewhat complex for initial setup.

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    Wireless Connectivity is Awesome

    Arno E from Reno, NV on 3/22/2018

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    First, it was an easy install. I got this along with the iDatalink Maestro ADS-MRR Interface Module, and iDatalink HRN-RR-CH1 Factory Integration Adapter to replace the 130 radio on my 2016 Jeep JK. I wired these 3 items up on my dining room table, matching color to color. It couldn't have been easier. Not wiring it up in the Jeep allowed me to bundle the wiring up neatly and attach the module to the head unit. From there I bolted on the Metra 95-6511 Dash Kit and brought the whole thing out to the Jeep. From there I plugged in the wiring harness, antenna, USB, OBDII connector, and COAX, bolted it in and reattached the dash and I was done. From there I paired the Alpine with the phone and that was also done. Right away I had CarPlay going. I also had gauges and some EVIC information. Sound is awesome, touch screen is responsive, wireless connection seems to be 100% reliable, etc. I can see the display easily in sunlight and at night. I really have no complaints (except Apple Maps, but that's another story). It's the wireless bit that really makes this a winner. I can leave my phone in my pocket and it automatically connects. Would I buy it again? Today, right now, yes. But the day will come when there will be wireless CarPlay units that have some kind of internal storage for my music, and some kind of navigation, too. Without an iPhone, this unit is not much more than a radio, really, so if you forget it, you have no music. And Apple Maps is awful.

    Pros: Wireless connectivity Touch screen Gauges EVIC data Easy installation Look Sound quality, even with stock JK speakers

    Cons: Well... CarPlay, really. CarPlay-compatible apps are limited. Apple Maps cannot find a route to my house. The roads are all there, but the main road into my neighborhood refuses to be recognized, so instead of the half mile it would take, it wants to route me 3.7 miles around to the other entrance. I can't trust it. Having said that, this is a "CON" only indirectly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Greenfield, IN on 3/21/2018

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    Outstanding product. Had one issue with the installation, but Crutchfield was there to talk me through it. Everything works great and the wireless CarPlay is awesome! Highly recommend, would buy again!

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    Mandeep from Yuba City, CA on 3/12/2018

    2009 Toyota Sequoia

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    Wireless CarPlay works flawlessly. Such an amazing product. Only downside if that the touch screen has a slight delay but not a deal breaker.

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    Wireless CarPlay is worth the premium

    Ben from Tampa, FL on 3/4/2018

    2013 Subaru BRZ

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    Wow, what an awesome head unit. The Wireless CarPlay is everything I expected it to be. I get in my car, leave my phone in my pocket and within 8 seconds CarPlay is working. At any point I can plug my phone in to charge and it doesn't miss a beat. It is so seamless, the only way I can tell if it's on wired or wireless CarPlay is because there is a battery indictor on the left CarPlay menu when connected wirelessly. Love the lack of nag screen when I turn on the car. This is the first piece of my system I've installed, so the rest is factory, but the sound quality is significantly improved over the factory unit, using the factory speakers and amp. The screen is very responsive and bright. My only wish is for a volume knob, my car doesn't feature steering wheel controls, so finding the touch volume buttons requires me to look away from the road.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay works perfectly Great sound improvement over stock Very nice looking in the dash.

    Cons: Price No volume knob

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    Great Stereo.

    David from Deep River, CT on 2/26/2018

    2011 Subaru Outback

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    Great Radio. Love the wirkess CarPlay. The new electrons really modernized my 2011 Subaru Outback. Thanks Crutchfield fir your supoort.

    Pros: Seemless handoff AirPods to Carplay.

    Cons: Would like apple to improve Apple Maps. ((No fault w/Stereo)

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    Jake from Honolulu, HI on 2/19/2018

    2014 Ford Mustang

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    Great overall product. Love the wireless CarPlay

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay is Awesome! Easy install

    Cons: None

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    Roberto from West Palm Beach, FL on 2/7/2018

    2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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    This unit is amazing, work exactly as its supposed to! Had it install for over a month now and not a single problem, wireless Car-Play is the best!!

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    wireless Carplay works great

    Crutchfield customer from Union City, PA on 2/6/2018

    2013 Chevrolet Express

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    Works great for carplay, touch screen is great, wish I could Customize it more

    Pros: great for Apple Carplay

    Cons: Customization could be better

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    Travis from Dayton, OH on 2/5/2018

    2017 Subaru WRX

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    Overall a great unit, works very well. The extra space on the backside of the unit (backside of unit is the size of a single-din) was great for fitting the extra gear and harness. For the Alpine units, you really need to push the subwoofer pre-out to +12 to +15 to get any usable volume out of it.

    Pros: Anti-glare Screen Easily Swap Between Phones Quick to turn on reverse camera

    Cons: No Satellite Radio No HD Radio No knob for volume

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    Wireless CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Colfax, CA on 2/4/2018

    2017 Toyota Tacoma

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    Very basic radio that is made just to be a CarPlay radio. Worked great connecting wirelessly but the sound quality wireless was not nearly as good compared to wired CarPlay on the same unit. This radio has a plastic screen that I didnt really care for compared to the Pioneer NEX radios. Ended up returning for an 8201nex. Crutchfield was great all the way from support to the return of this unit.

    Pros: Wireless

    Cons: Basic radio, not a lot of features Sound

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    Great head unit, love wireless CarPlay

    Tom from Sanford, FL on 2/4/2018

    2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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    Really happy with this head unit. Straight forward installation and like my experience with Apple in general, the CarPlay "just works". Seemless connection to my phone upon startup and great user interface. Audio quality is awesome...very happy customer.

    Pros: User Interface Audio Quality and Power Wireless CarPlay

    Cons: Haven't been able to figure out how to customize the display much yet

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    Perfect CarPlay solution

    Rich from San Bernardino, CA on 1/31/2018

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I waited awhile to review this, to make sure I did not encounter late-blooming problems, as I did with my last unit (Sony), which had plug-in CarPlay, that eventually had problems connecting. The sound is great. Wiring via the adapter kit sent by Crutchfield was another good exercise to hone my rusty soldering skills (after 3 replacements in a few months, they are getting much better). The mounting frame/adapter makes it look like a factory install. I did not need the extra frame provided with the Alpine unit. The display is easy to read in all but direct sunlight. The cap touch is very fast. Physical buttons are few, and easy to use, once you learn where they are and don't have to look. Siri can be activated by a dedicated physical button or you can just say "hey Siri", as you can on an iPhone. MAIN ISSUE: at least for me, is whether it will easily connect my iPhone when I get in the Jeep. The answer is "yes"...except when I remote start the Jeep from the house, then walk out and get in. At first I thought it was not always connecting properly, until I noticed it only happens when I remote start and am too far for the Alpine to detect my iPhone. Even then, it only requires me to touch settings/devices and iPhone, which is always listed and ready to activate. IF I start when I am in the Jeep, or just a few feet away (and sometimes even if I am far away it will detect) it is no problem at all. And so far, it has been consistent in always connecting when I start o

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay, great sound, good display. Excellent customer service on return...above and beyond what was required! Thanks again.

    Cons: If out of range of your radio station, unit will not go past the radio icon to let you search for a station. "Settings" is locked out until you do an on/off/on handbrake motion. Requires install of hb switch wire or simple bypass chip. Cannot just ground out the wire, due to the pattern required.

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    Great radio

    Steve from Princeton, IN on 1/23/2018

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I got the ilx-107 to replace my ilx-007. The ability to WiFi connect is great. Sounds great and was a straight plug and play from the ilx-007 except for one wire. Easy replace.

    Pros: Easy install Great look Wireless CarPlay connection

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    Jason from Orland Park, IL on 1/22/2018

    2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Very impressed with the Alpine iLX-107! The wireless Apple Carplay is worth the price! Very easy to setup. Saved a lot of wiring time by paying for the ReadyHarness Service.

    Pros: Wireless Apple Carplay

    Cons: Having to wire to access some general settings

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    Great sound, quality unit, flawless xarplay

    John from Reading, PA on 1/15/2018

    2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Terrific product! I upgraded from the ilx-007 for wireless CarPlay. It's a smaller unit than the 007, easier to install, has better sound and the wireless CarPlay works flawlessly! Very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: -top knotch sound -easy installation- -flawless CarPlay functionality

    Cons: None that I can see

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    Carl from Austin, TX on 1/11/2018

    2009 Cadillac CTS

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    I've had this unit for about a week now. The iLX-107 is minimalist and beautiful. It's very easy to use and looks great in my Cadillac CTS. I love that you can customize the startup screen. For me though, the jury is still out on this unit. I was super excited about Wireless Carplay, but not so much anymore. Here's why: 1) There is a very obvious 2-3 sec sound delay when using wireless carplay. Some people may not mind but it gets a little annoying, especially if you are trying to skip through tracks quickly. Plus, sometimes on road trips, I'll play Netflix or Hulu for my wife while I drive. The 2-3 sec sound delay is a huge annoyance. Seeing someone's lips move and hearing the words 2 sec later makes the video almost unwatchable. But like I said, this my not be an issue for most people 2) I frequently get distortion in the sound while using wireless carplay, especially when I'm parked at home. This maybe because wireless carplay uses a 5GHz signal, just like many newer wifi routers. 3) I automatically plug my phone in when I get in my vehicle, so the wireless isn't really needed. I really like the way this unit looks, but I'm wondering if it was the best purchase for me. This thing was really expensive because of the wireless carplay, which I am currently not even using (you can turn the WAN off in the unit's menu). *Also, before I installing the headunit, I noticed a small nick in the screen. It's not really noticeabl

    Pros: Beautiful design Carplay Customization startup screen

    Cons: Unit arrived with small imperfection on screen Wireless Carplay distortion No bluetooth

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    Love the wireless car play!

    Thomas from O Fallon, MO on 1/7/2018

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    For the way I drive, mostly short (multiple stop) trips around town, the wireless feature was a HUGE selling point. Now I just hop in, tell Siri the address of my next job and I'm off - no need to plug in the phone or disconnect it when I get there. For the most part I am very happy. But I gave it 4 Stars, here's why: 1. It required a lot of extra gear. I ended up buying a backup camera and Maestro interface kit to get the performance an features I was looking for. 2. The wrong kit was sent. GM changed models mid-year. I have The later one. Materials sent to me were for the earlier one. Crutchfield support was great and sent corrected materials via expedited shipping but frustrating to have to delay installation. 3. The mounting kit contained 2 right side brackets instead of a right and a left. I had To drill my own holes to make it fit. 4. No HDMI input and the AUX input icon is sometimes visible, sometimes not. This isn't a huge issue as I only use it to watch videos while waiting between appointment (rare) but considering the ease of every other feature, this one seems temperamental.

    Pros: Love getting in and out of the car without attaching wires to the phone.

    Cons: No HDMI in. Got SD video into the system using adapters, but this seems like a pretty basic thing now days.

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    Crutchfield customer from Miller Place, NY on 1/3/2018

    2014 Subaru Forester

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    If you like Apple CarPlay then this stereo is for you. It does a great job of putting Siri and your media/ maps on your dash. And best of all, it makes everything hands free! I took a star away from the rating because it doesn't seem like there is a way to cache Apple Maps for offline use and I occasionally am in zones with no data. This makes it difficult to establish a route for navigation. In addition, the speed of the interface is limited to the speed of your phone. I'm using a 6 so I occasionally experience lag. I'm sure it would fly with an X or 8. These are not deal breakers and I am happy overall.

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    Nice radio with some flaws

    Nathan from Los Alamos, NM on 1/2/2018

    2015 Honda CRV

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    I really wanted to like this head unit. As it is there are too many compromises to justify keeping it for our 2015 CR-V. Many of the problems are not the fault of the radio itself but a combination of the vehicle, the integration (Axxess units), and iOS. The following pros/cons lists are limited to only the head unit.

    Pros: - Apple CarPlay is a very clean and fast interface. When it works with this head unit it works well. - High quality screen.

    Cons: - I originally set up the stereo with one iPhone. With this setup everything worked flawlessly and WiFi connected instantly as soon as the head unit turned on. As soon as we added another the user experience dropped significantly. It would only reliably connect the the first iPhone. We had to delete that iPhone from the head unit before it would connect to the second iPhone (the connect button in the menu did not work). Now it constantly drops the WiFi connection if it ever even connects. The two iPhones were both iPhone X's. - The head unit disables ALL configuration functionality when the car is "in motion". - No support for a second camera. I thought this would be fine but because it treats the lanewatch as a backup camera there is a 2-3 sec delay before the video shows up and th

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    Works Great

    Robert from Pittsford, NY on 12/30/2017

    2014 Subaru Forester

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    Installed four months ago and it has worked flawlessly. I continue to discover new Siri commands - "Play Music", "Show now playing", "Open Audible", "Play".

    Pros: Wireless car play work great.

    Cons: No HD Radio. No Google Maps.

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    Beats Entune, hands down

    Kurt from Minnetonka, MN on 12/30/2017

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    This unit replaced the factory Entune system in my 2017 Toyota Tundra. Not only is it easier to use, it looks better in the dash. The wireless Apple CarPlay us flawless so far. It connects automatically every time I enter the vehicle which, needless to say, is much better than the Entune system.

    Pros: Better sound, better looks, and it works!

    Cons: none

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    Alpine with wireless CarPlay!

    Greg from Gilbert, AZ on 12/28/2017

    2006 Toyota Prius

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    Finally a deck that provides wireless CarPlay. This unit looks good and performs great. Touch screen is responsive and very clear. Installed in 2006 Prius with navigation system. All factory functions are retained while getting the added benefit of wireless CarPlay.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay, Easy to use interface, quick connection to phone at startup.

    Cons: Can't switch which phone is connected to the deck while vehicle parking brake is off.

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    CarPlay is here to stay

    John from Texarkana, TX on 12/25/2017

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    Bought this for my wife as a Christmas present. Installed in a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. Looks factory and works perfect. Wife is very happy. Highly recommend if you want CarPlay.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay

    Cons: None

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    Awesome head unit.

    Bruce from Goodlettsville, TN on 12/23/2017

    2013 Jeep Wrangler

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    This radio has excellent functionality in my Jeep. I wasn't too keen on the restyle packages and this fit the bill nicely without having to modify my Jeep to the point that it was glaringly obvious that it had an aftermarket radio installed. The Crutchfield team was extremely helpful with any questions I had during install.

    Pros: Fits the dash nicely.

    Cons: None

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    it's wonderful until it freezes

    Hai from Mooresville, NC on 12/13/2017

    2010 Toyota Prius

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    I am still deciding if I should return the unit. In term of feature, the machine does what it advertised. Wireless CarPlay is all the phone integrated head unit should be, like iphone, it just works. Carplay starts about 5 seconds after the headunit starts, not sure how it does, connection is 99% trouble free. I had issue with connection only once but a restart of the head unit (turn car ignition off and on again) resolve the problem. The problem that prevent it from getting 5 stars is unit freeze from time to time. Maybe memory leak or out of memory or other issue, the machine just freeze up and not response to any input. The issue require restart the car to resolve, which 100% of the time happen when I am driving. I had checked Alpine, no firmware update available yet. A big let down, especially for a 700 dollar unit. That's why I am thinking of returning it. sound quality is a bit better than the replaced AppRadio 3. the tuning app is confusing, I still yet to have chance to play around with it.

    Pros: wireless carplay connection just works no stupid waring message when the unit starts Customizatble start up screen

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    Mirrors the Iphone, thats about all, iLX-107 returned

    Jim from Orlando, FL on 12/3/2017

    2010 Toyota Prius

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    If ALL you want is a head unit that mirrors your iPhone wirelessly. this is for you. If you want more form your car radio, like a separate built-in HIGH-QUALITY GPS map, CD, better speaker control, better apps, custom button colors, custom face screens, easier am-fl radio controls, HD radio that really easy to play, a system that does not "lock up" 1 out of 10 times you might want to look elsewhere. I need to charge my iPhone in the car so the wireless function is nice but not worth losing all of the other features out there for less or even money. I am happy to have bought from Crutchfield, they helped with both of my installations. I will buy from them again, Thank You, Crutchfield.

    Pros: Wireless iPhone

    Cons: No separate built-in HIGH-QUALITY GPS map, No CD, No better speaker control, No better apps, No custom button colors, No custom face screens, hard to use am-fl radio controls, No easy to use HD radio that really easy to play, You you get a system that does "lock up" 1 out of 10 times.

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    Awesome

    Larry from Kershaw, SC on 11/27/2017

    2016 Nissan Frontier SV

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    Awesome

    Pros: Awesome

    Cons: None

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    Worth it for the price and Expectations

    Herbie from Orlando,FL on 11/22/2017

    2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2

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    What an awesome radio ! . I have a VW Touareg 2009 , I purchase the whole kit specified for my car and it is Boom Boom Bam easy to install . I had 1 difficulty which was the Brake cable install . Simplified My ride it is all a touch away know . I love it !

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    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 11/21/2017

    2002 Chevrolet Corvette

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    The wireless connection to your phone is simple and faster than any bluetooth connection I have used. The screen looks fantastic and the carplay interface is easy to use for anyone. This is a great head unit with everything someone will need.

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    Perfect replacement for uconnect. Looks OEM

    Neal from Garden Grove, CA on 11/20/2017

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    This unit is a major upgrade from the factory uconnect system in my 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Software has an intuitive design and sound quality is fantastic. I was concerned that the install would be too complicated for me, someone who has never done this before, but it was actually very simple. My install required some modification of the sub-dash, but it was simple enough. Crutch field had told me several times that I would not be able to retain my backup camera, but with the right Maestro/iDatalink harnesses, the OEM backup camera still works.

    Pros: Minimalist design Carplay Retain OEM steering wheel controls and backup camera.

    Cons: Unable to retain OEM Mic, but was able to place aftermarket in a discreet location No Sirius

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    Great product

    Drew from AL on 11/14/2017

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great radio! The screen is accurate to the touch, the unit is quick to respond to inputs, very simple to navigate and connect. I would definitely buy this radio again.

    Pros: Unit response Display Ease of use Connectivity Hands free microphone

    Cons: None

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    Nick from Ouray, CO on 11/12/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great upgrade to my 2017 Jeep! The interface is responsive and the overall unit makes really makes the stock nav look antiquated.

    Pros: Easy install, super fast connection, and CarPlay!

    Cons: Using apple maps.

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    All about the wireless carplay

    Dan from West Palm Beach, FL on 11/5/2017

    2013 Mazda CX-5

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    Wireless Carplay is awesome - I can leave my phone in my pocket, and have great connectivity and functionality. Let's face it - that's probably the only reason to get this head unit.... It's perfectly fine in any other aspect, I guess... not amazing or anything. It just has wireless carplay. Installation was a bit of a challenge in my 2013 Mazda CX-5.... Here are some tips: For some reason, the wiring and adapter/connector provided with the head unit just left the parking brake, reverse and speed sensor wires separate (not ran to the connector) - *even though the harness from the car provided slots for these things..... I don't know why they didn't just use those available connections - I used pin connectors from another harness to re-pin this one to work. And that worked fine. Couldn't get the stock USB port to work, even with the extra adapter, and steering wheel controls work except for voice prompt (found the separate bluetooth module, but the wiring schematic was wrong), and I still need to tweak the camera to look better..... (*oh - and check the camera voltage; I didn't need the extra 6V adapter, I guess because I used the existing reverse wire instead of running it to a backup light...) but other than that, the unit is nice.

    Pros: Wireless Carplay works great

    Cons: Besides wireless carplay, I'd say it's pretty unremarkable.

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    Wireless CarPlay RULES!

    Chris from Montclair, NJ on 11/1/2017

    2011 Buick Enclave

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    I updated my wife's 2011 Buick Enclave (non-Bose) with this unit. She takes lots of short drives and not having to plug in each time is a huge benefit. Not having to run a USB was huge as I wanted a very "clean" install. She's already commented how easy it was to make a phone call with Siri. This unit does what it's intended to do and do so very, very well. This is one of the few systems with a capacitive screen (not resistive) and it's great. After using iPhones and iPads for so long, I think using a resistive screen would be very frustrating. A couple of notes about the install: 1. USE Crutchfield's ReadyHarness service! I do a fair amount of wiring in the home and can tell you that for $30, this is money VERY well spent. Will make your install much more enjoyable and cut hours off the process and eliminate any confusion. 2. Though it fits into a double DIN space, the unit is essentially a single DIN unit behind the screen giving you plenty of room to stash cables, etc. 3. The CRUX harness allowed us to use ALL of our steering wheel controls, including activating Siri with the "voice" button on the SW. 4. Wiring the microphone and GPS antenna along the A-pillar was relatively easy in the Enclave. 5. The one tricky part is getting this unit wired into the emergency brake. Crutchfield's cust service was very helpful in locating two places to do this. Ultimately I had to splice the wire and solder the HU wire into it. I didn't want that connection to ever

    Pros: Great screen Wireless connection is flawless Crutchfield wiring harness (CRUX CS-GM29) kept all SWC intact The Metra dash kit fits perfectly, unit is rock-solid stable, looks like a factory install

    Cons: Not a fault of the unit but I couldn't wire this into my factory BT microphone but running the included microphone up the A-pillar was easy

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    Wireless carplay is how it should be

    Mark from Appling, GA on 10/30/2017

    2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Wireless carplay is such a great advantage. Not sure why everyone is not doing this. I bet alpine is selling a ton of these. The radio install went fairly well. I put it in a 2000 blazer with din 1.5 factory unit. I was amazed i could not find a mounting bracket adapter, and ended up fabing one out of 20g sheet metal. I then used a 2003 dash bezel. The harness wiring service from crutchfield was awesome and saved me time. Once installed it is really a great upgrade to an older vehicle. This unit is better than my 2017 silverado factory unit (this one is wireless) The sound is good, the interface is nice. A big item on my wish it worked list : I cant get the SIRI button programmed through my steering wheel control.

    Pros: Wireless carplay, compact double din design allow space for mass of wires, Crutchfield harness wiring service really helped install! good UI, good clear sound

    Cons: cant get the SIRI button programmed through my steering wheel control.

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    Wireless CarPlay for the win!

    Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, NY on 10/29/2017

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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    I wanted something simple, so that I wouldn't be tempted to hack at it for months trying to improve it. Something that could stream music, and occasionally interact with my iPhone while driving. Oh yeah, did I mention that I loathe cables? The Alpine iLX-107 ticked all of these boxes, and sounds better than the factory Dodge radio in my truck as a side benefit. I'm not an audiophile, and the default settings sound so good that I'm not even tempted to touch them or download the Alpine tuning app. The radio's native UX/UI (user interface) was allegedly developed jointly with Apple, and functions as anyone familiar with an iPhone would expect. As close as we'll be getting to an Apple Car any time soon. I was actually shocked to find out that Apple's CarPlay was only available through the data/charging cable before the iLX-107 was released. Guess nobody learned a lesson from all of the older cars with 30-pin iPod connectors in the glovebox? Wireless CarPlay has been more or less glitch-free so far, but I'm not going to say that it has been a perfect experience since iOS 11.0.3 has so many issues right now. I cannot blame the radio for iPhone bugs. Realize that Apple limits the apps they will allow to display via CarPlay, and Google Maps, Waze, and all OBD-II vehicle diagnostic/dashboard gauges are not worthy of Apple's blessing right now.....

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay Apple-like user interface Not overly complex No nag screen every time you start your car Customizable boot screen

    Cons: No CD/DVD player Cannot play MP3 or movie files from a USB flash drive Cannot even connect to non-Apple phones to make a Bluetooth call Limits of Apple's CarPlay keep common iPhone apps off of your dashboard

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    The BEST!

    Michael from Minneapolis, MN on 10/28/2017

    2017 Toyota 4Runner

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    Heads up, Toyota - this thing takes Entune's lunch money! Combine this with the Maestro iDatalink, and you've got an amazing car stereo and then some! I have no complaints.

    Pros: This does everything

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    Please read before purchase

    Gabriel from Manlius, NY on 10/24/2017

    2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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    I've had this deck now for about a month and wanted to share my thoughts, this will be a long review but please read. Pros: 1. Looks great, it fits perfectly in my 2015 Jetta, no gaps, doesn't stick out and the screen is easy on the eyes. 2. Super easy to use the apps like music, texts, phone, maps. 3. WIRELESS CARPLAY! It's freaking great guys. 4. The gauges with the Maestro RR are so cool and wicked useful if you have a limited dash like I do. (No stock temp. gauge) Cons: 1. If I have my maps up, and the passenger uses my phone to do anything, the alpine switches screens to whatever the phone is doing. This sucks when you're trying to follow the map and suddenly it's gone, but your passenger needs your phone to do something. (happens a lot) 2. Siri reads my texts, I don't know about you guys, but I can read a text quickly and still drive without being a risk. There is no way to turn that off, siri will always read your texts which is obnoxious. 3. For my guys who like music - This is the single handed hardest deck to tune. There is no explanation for what anything does and the alpine tuneit app is completely useless as well. My subs are impossible to change from the deck on this and trying to adjust just the door speakers and leave the subs alone is apparently not allowed. I like to have my doors run vocals with minimal bass and my subs to have all the bass, but nope, not possible for whatever reason. 4. My system doesn't sound as good as it di

    Pros: Final Review: It's a cool deck, the CarPlay works great and I have no complaints about that aside from what I listed about the app switching out due to the phone. It's easy to use if you want it for just the CarPlay features. Again, I cant say this enough. Tuning your sound on this thing is nearly impossible, nothing is explained as far as what they do, and everything seems to affect something else so it's hard to balance everything out. I wanna give it 2.5 stars because it's cool, but not great.

    Cons: Cons Continued. 5. Anytime sun hit the deck, the screen is gone, max bright and its still impossible to see. 6. No knob! I didn't think i would mind, but it is actually super annoying not to be able to change the volume quickly.

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    Charles A from Short Hills, NJ on 10/24/2017

    2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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    I am going to poop on the five star review party here, and add my three star review. The unit is pretty good for the wireless Carplay ecosystem albeit there is some stuttering when using various programs Including Pandora which then require consultation and looking at the Iphone. So the phone needs to be out of pocket occasionally. Where this unit falls down and requires a three star rating are the following: (1) Alpine's crappy Tune It app is required - I do mean required -- in order to make basic changes in the audio. One would think Alpine would have included. (2) Apart from the Carplay which is standard look, the interface is exceptionally drab and uninteresting. (3) There is no alternative Android Auto support. Think about that: For example, no visual Waze or visual Google Maps. (4) There is no HD Radio support. HD Radio is fantastic, and the fact that it is missing here for this price is a real problem. (5) Not sure about SiriusXM, but I think it is not supported if you need it and you can't even add a Siriux tuner apparently. All of these problems are solved with Alpine's own unit the ilx-207 which is a thousand percent better on everything except the wireless Carplay at the same price point. i have both units installed and much prefer the ilx-207. Best of luck with your purchase, this would not be my choice.

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    Awesome wireless Apple car play.

    Mike from El Cajon, CA on 10/20/2017

    2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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    This thing is awesome. Works great with no cable needed for short drives. Hooks up with back up camera very easy. Love the wireless apple play.

    Pros: Works great.

    Cons: Non yet.

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    Finally WIRELESS Carplay! WOOT

    Noah from Whistler, BC on 10/17/2017

    2016 Toyota Tacoma

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    I am so happy with this unit! Wireless Carplay is amazing and works Flawlessly!

    Pros: wireless carplay

    Cons: fairly expensive, but that is to be expected!

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    Great product

    TRENT from Nashville, TN on 10/16/2017

    2011 Toyota Tundra

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    Very good head unit, works really nicely and looks awesome. It was a scratch and dent item which I was skeptable about ordering but once I recieved it and looked it over I still havent found any blemishes. Very satisfied

    Pros: Very responsive Great quality screen

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    HUGE FLAWS @ THIS PRICE

    David from CA on 10/11/2017

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    I like the unit, but Siri volume is WAY TOO LOW when reading back texts, etc. It is fine when giving directions in maps, but I have to roll up my windows or turn off my AC just to hear texts, etc. This is UNACCEPTABLE for a unit this expensive. I called Alpine twice to talk to someone in the know who can write a firmeware update, but their support is lacking. Also, the Tune-it app is complete garbage... just put all the audio options in the unit itself. Also there's no way to reverse the backup camera image, so I had to buy a new backup camera.

    Pros: Wireless and wired CarPlay works and audio is good. Nice menus. Smooth interface.

    Cons: Siri volume way too low and no way to reverse camera image.

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    Highly recommended

    Sean from Las Vegas, NV on 10/10/2017

    2012 Nissan Rogue S

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    Great unit and great customer service from Crutchfield. Only gripe is the safety feature that doesn't let you change settings when parking brake is disengaged. I understand that this makes sense for a lot of things but you can't even switch connected phones while vehicle is in motion. Obviously system doesn't take into account that you may have a passenger with you who can tend to such things while you drive. I had this installed locally for a reasonable price. Very clean look, not factory clean but as close as you can get in an aftermarket head unit.

    Pros: Great car play system.

    Cons: Safety features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Pflugerville, TX on 10/7/2017

    2013 Cadillac CTS

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    I originally had one of the first pioneer app radios, which was great. But let me tell you, this Alpine changes everything! Wireless CarPlay works flawlessly, and the interface is super easy to use. I work as a tech for a Cadillac service department, so I use CarPlay everyday in these cars. The awesome thing is, this one works better. A truly amazing product, well done Alpine. A+

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay, easy to use, quality build

    Cons: This unit will make you want to buy one for every car you own... not sure that's a con :)

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    Crutchfield customer from Waldorf, MD on 10/3/2017

    2017 Honda Accord LX

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    I love the wireless CarPlay. This is a quality product and I'm happy with my purchase.

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    lorenzo from Lathrop, ca on 9/28/2017

    2010 Honda Fit Sport

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    Installed the alpine ilx-107 in a 2010 Honda Fit and it fit perfect with the dash kit and harness provided by crutchfield. I am in complete love with this head unit, the apple car play works great, I can control most of the apps thru the interface that I use. The main ones I use are pandora and apple maps. Things to note on those apps is that you can't input anything new thru the interface, for example adding a station or looking up addresses has to be done on the phone. It's obviously for safety since they don't want you being distracted from the road for too long. The iMessages are read by Siri and you have to reply by voice which isn't always picked up perfectly but that's not a biggie for me. The phone works great and mic picks up your voice pretty well. The capacitive screen is great an picks up your touch very good. Overall perfectly pleased with the unit.

    Pros: Newest tech, wireless car play, can charge your phone while being able to control it onscreen, easy to navigate

    Cons: Wish you could input addresses in apple maps if parked on screen rather than on the phone

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    Jacob from Tyler, tx on 9/26/2017

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This was exactly what I wanted. Wireless CarPlay is flawless. I originally had a great sound system in my jeep with the infinity sound system. This unit improved the sound. I'm actually more impressed with Crutchfield's pre wiring service. It made installation a breeze. Thank you!

    Pros: Great wireless CarPlay and sound

    Cons: No DVD OR CD play

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    Perfect Stereo

    Sam from Washington DC on 9/25/2017

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great stereo. Really cleared up the sound and now my bass hits harder. CarPlay works seamlessly with my phone and always connects in an instant. 10/10 recommend this stereo for everyone. I installed it in my Jeep Wrangler and the gauge screen basically saved my life last week when the heat gauge coil died and I was able to watch my coolant temp all the way home on the stereo. That's a great feature. Also the compatibility with the KAC-001 for the external accessories control is definitely something I will purchase in the future to further better this already great stereo.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Tim from Chicago, IL on 9/14/2017

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Excellent all the way around. If you use an iPhone, this stereo is as good as it gets. Easy to use, fast, responsive, and sounds good too

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    Convenient and functionality

    R. Est from Long Island, NY on 9/10/2017

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer

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    Absolutely great product and im happy I upgraded my stereo on my 08 Evo. Wireless works great. Very convenient, user friendly and sounds great. Although alpine tuneit app needs improvement.

    Pros: Convenience of wireless, smooth functionality, tuneability, and user friendly

    Cons: Only drawback is the alpine tuneit app not the alpine ilx-107 unit.

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    Huge improvement on my factory system

    Crutchfield customer from West Palm Beach, FL on 9/10/2017

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Great sound, apple car play is great. Allowed me to add a back up camera to my truck. Pretty simple install.

    Pros: Easy install, clear directions, looks and sounds great

    Cons: None

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    Perfect upgrade for 2012 Highlander head unit; love Carplay.

    Ken from ORLANDO, FL on 9/3/2017

    2004 Saturn VUE

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    Great sound and power for our 2012 Highlander. I had replaced the factory speakers with Polks 2 years ago, but the OEM unit couldn't ever bring the sound out. This Alpine unit does the trick. My 3rd Alpine - great phone and BT talk quality. Love the carplay, which takes some getting used to. The most difficult part of the installation was getting the BT/App/Carplay connection. The issue was that I had not connected the head unit to my parking brake via one wire. This is KEY to pairing, as you must engage the parking brake for initial pairing. Crutchfield customer service stayed with me on the phone for over an hour to resolve the issue, including using volt meter to find the correct wire for the parking brake. Very happy!

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    It's WIRELESS & it WORKS

    Crutchfield customer from Pensacola, FL on 9/3/2017

    2011 Nissan Frontier SL

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    This is the second Alpine unit I have installed in the last couple years . The first was an older ilx-007, which required connection via a lightning cable to function, I liked it very much except I kept forgetting to get my phone from the console. This new unit ilx-107 is perfect , wireless ! it has never failed to connect with my iPhone within five seconds of entering the car, I have already used it to send and receive text messages, phone calls , and get directions, and play my music, all hands-free ! Plus since the phone stays in my pocket I never leave it in my console anymore , installation was fairly straightforward, the only problem was finding the reverse tail light sensor wire for the back up camera, but that is automobile specific and not a fault of Alpine . I am not an installer, nor an automobile mechanic of any kind, just an old guy with a little common sense, and if I can install it I think most people with the proper tools, and a little know how could also. I love this product it is exactly what this old " apple snob " has been waiting for !

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    Wireless freedom, Great sound quality and safer driving

    Patti from San Francisco, CA on 8/28/2017

    2004 Buick Rainier

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    Awesome wireless control in the car. I'm really enjoying this product in two of my cars.

    Pros: Love the simple interface. Love using Siri more frequently. Love that it integrates so nicely in my car using the steering wheel controls. Love the whole look! Very streamline

    Cons: I would like to add and reorder the apps the way I want them, can't seem to do that. I would like deeper controls of the apps and it appears I only get limited functionality while driving. I'd like to add apps and can't figure that one out either. So, it's not perfect, but it's pretty close. My passenger can do the deeper controls with the phone.

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    Preston from Mckinney, TX on 8/27/2017

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    This HU is the best Apple Car Play unit so far. It's so seamless and the features are awesome.

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    Only wireless solution but it works well

    Robert from Spring, TX on 8/26/2017

    2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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    Installed in a 2008 Mercedes E550. The installation was time consuming and more complicated than most. I used an Avin fiber optic adapter to keep the factory Harmon Kardon amp and component speakers intact. This head unit really woke up the factory system (louder and bigger bass from the factory sub). Axxess SWC-1 to keep steering wheel controls. I used a Connect2 faceplate (made a very clean look, tried the Metra and it was a poor fit). Reverse camera has a slight delay, picture is great. Apple Maps navigation is a huge improvement over the factory navi system, Siri works well. I am having trouble with "Hey Siri" feature, it's hit or miss, sometimes there is a long delay and it timesout as if it didn't understand me but the built in Siri button works well. I also need to figure out why sometimes people on the other end of a call tell me I sound very far away. Wondering if both of these problems are mic related, I may wire up the factory mic in the future. Overall the system works well, The Media Expander feature really changes the sound for the better, lot of adjustments. The nice thing is it's really a single sin unit with double din face. This really gives you some extra space to work with for your install. (I mounted the steering wheel control and fiber modules on top of the single din to conserve space behind the radio. Screen is bright and responsive, I may turn off the dimmer permanently in the settings because at times it dims and is unreadable

    Pros: Quickly syncs wirelessly to phone Excellent sound Lots of sound adjustments Single din space allows for more install room High quality made in Japan Responsive screen

    Cons: Lots of wiring for your install Hey Siri feature problematic (for me) No SD card/USB to work in tandem with CarPlay

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    Almost great - some wireless glitches

    Xterra from Sioux Falls, SD on 8/25/2017

    2011 Nissan Xterra

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    Installed in a 2011 Xterra Pro-4X to replace the OEM Rockford Fosgate head unit. Good: the new unit sounds great - no need to replace the speakers/amp/sub to further improve sound quality. Alpine controls are intuitive. When it works, wireless CarPlay is great. Bad: touchscreen volume buttons are poor (but luckily I could use an adapter to enable steering wheel controls). Microphone and visor clip are huge - I made a custom mount in front of the instrument cluster. Occasionally CarPlay fails to connect wirelessly and I have to turn Bluetooth off and on again on my iPhone 5S to resolve (toggle airplane mode from the lock screen). Pandora launches successfully only 50% of the time and the app must be killed and restarted on my phone to recover (all other CarPlay apps work great). Wireless CarPlay rapidly drains my phone's battery, so I don't use it for drives longer than 1 hour. Be sure to install a USB connection to the head unit for use of CarPlay on longer drives.

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    Just leave your phone in your pocket!

    E from Florida on 8/23/2017

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Obviously, if you are looking at the iLX-107, you are here because of wireless CarPlay. This unit doesn't disappoint. I installed this into a 2011 Silverado LT. I took out a Rosen Carshow GM1210, which is basically a plug and play aftermarket unit for GM Trucks. I wanted a better integration with my phone, because entering an address in the navigation is a huge pain when you have to manually type it in. However, I was worried that I would lose factory functionality by doing so, like my XM radio, steering wheel controls, warning chimes and such. Luckily the idatalink Maestro RR comes to the rescue and retains all of that functionality and adds even more (gauges, vehicle info, etc). The iLX-107 is by far a better experience. Take the advice of everyone here who has installed this already, you will not be disappointed. Some cons people list are lack of knobs for volume, tuning, etc, however that is no issue, (for me anyway) because my steering wheel controls do the job. I have factory speakers in my truck, and the sound is still very good. Download the Apline TuneIT app and you can load all sorts of audio configs to tweak the sound to your preference. Wireless CarPlay works seamlessly, and your phone will pair within seconds of starting your vehicle. If you have a backup camera, its almost an instant "on". My old unit would sometimes take up to 10 secs to turn the camera on...thats a long time when you just want to go.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay Using Siri for entering navigation destinations idatalink integration Apline TuneIT app for adjusting sound

    Cons: Zero

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    Works but needs improvement

    Mark from Richmond, VA on 8/20/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This is what I was looking for but Alpine still needs to work on improvement. The connection to the phone works well and automatically connects. The HU allows me to mirror the phone, use Siri for calls and to respond to text and, use map apps. Not all apps are supported by CarPlay. There still is a need for a volume knob, the volume touch arrows are too small and there is a delay when using the touch screen which is very aggravating when driving. The HU was very easy to install but there is some wiring to splice into the wiring adapter, do the splicing on a table before installation. Installed in a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and intially for several days could not get CarPlay to connect, the excellent customer service rep at Crutchfield stayed with me until we solved the problem, which was the emergency break position switch. The break was engaged and showing engaged on the dashboard indicator, but the switch was not completely made to tell the HU. I engaged and disengaged the break in different positions until the HU permit was satisfied. I had also sent a help request to Alpine, but received no response. Thanks again Crutchfield. Would I buy again? Yes

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Arthur, TX on 8/20/2017

    2016 Nissan Altima

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    One of my more detailed installs wiring wise, but after 7 calls to Crutchfield and an order for a different harness it's in and working. Excellent service and if not for their willingness to hold my retarded hand it would've taken twice as long.

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    Crutchfield customer from Valdosta, GA on 8/17/2017

    2010 Volkswagen GTI

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    Got it installed on my 2012 GTI. Sound quality is amazing, connection speed is quick, and screen is extremely responsive and sharp. No complains. Definitely worth the money. Before buying, make sure that you know exactly what your getting. If you loose or leave your iPhone behind, you have just a basic radio.

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    Wireless CarPlay works as advertised

    Gene from Reading, PA on 8/17/2017

    2007 Ford Escape Hybrid

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    I installed this unit to rejuvenate a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid, upgrading from the OEM unit. Used Crutchfield's ReadyHarness service, which was a huge time-saver. All-in-all, it is a major improvement over the OEM in every way. The iPhone handshake is simple and works seamlessly in the background. Only drawback is a slight delay (fraction of a second) in drawing the maps over wireless - haven't tried over USB to see if it is still delayed. On highway, it's no big deal, but in close quarters there is a risk of going through an intersection before the map knows you're there to tell you to turn.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality. Easy iPhone setup. Simple, intuitive interface.

    Cons: Wireless carplay maps are drawn with slight delay.

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    Huge upgrade over stock

    OC from Outer Banks, NC on 8/15/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    This is exactly what I was looking for. Unit that supports CarPlay without any additional interfaces/nav/etc. It does have radio/sat which I'd prefer it didn't even include but comes straight into CarPlay if last mode used so never have to see it. Wireless is a great feature, especially if making a lot of short trips and leave iPhone in pocket. The screen is great and the best I've experienced in a car. Once you try this you will avoid anything that doesn't have a capacitive screen. This unit would be perfect if it didn't have cheap fake chrome around screen and buttons. Not sure why buttons are needed when could have been capacitive ones like the rest. Guess you can find without looking but I'd rather they weren't there at all. The only technical issue I've experienced is I can't customize the startup screen because it rejected every USB stick I've tried ("USB device not supported" message). I've tried 10 different brands, sizes, etc to no avail. This will be a more serious issue if I ever need to update the firmware of the unit. Installed in a Jeep Wrangler.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay Doesn't have lots of other redundant junk Touch screen is quick and sensitive

    Cons: Can't get USB port to recognize memory sticks Hard buttons are small and not sure why necessary Fake chrome ring around screen

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    David from Fernandina Beach ,Florida on 8/14/2017

    2005 Toyota Tacoma

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    Love it a lot. I like it when I get into my Toyota Tacoma and starts playing after a few seconds. Looks and sounds great, didn't have to use the instructions. No CDs to worry about. Love the touch screen it has. My factory radio was starting to act up, by not responding to the turns on my volume control knob. That's when I knew it was time for an Apple CarPlay. What a difference it made in sound, and looks in my interior of my truck. I'm a satisfied person. Thanks Crutchfield for making it happened.

    Pros: Love to use the touch screen on it. No more pulling on cords when you are ready to leave your car or truck. Thinking of getting one for my second car when the time comes.

    Cons: No complaints on this one great unit.

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    Exactly what I wanted!

    Lovell from New Orleans, LA on 8/14/2017

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    After a little consulting by Crutchfield. It works great. Exactly what I wanted and needed. For my 1st install It was fun. A little challenging but definitely fun.

    Pros: Looks good, works good, sounds good.

    Cons: Will definatly need help from Crutchfield on install. Some alpine wires were different colors from my cars. Impossible to install without help.

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    This unit sets the bar for OEM and aftermarket for wireless CarPlay

    George from Xenia, OH on 8/12/2017

    2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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    Outstanding system - it's so nice to see a system that looks like it could be factory original. Too many of the aftermarket head-units look, cheap and flashy - like they're trying too hard to impress (a real embarrassment to install compared to the OEM units.) But this unit is elegant, mature, refined and delivers on its promise - a wireless CarPlay unit. it is a very professional and high-grade unit. This unit does not disappoint, it works flawlessly with CarPlay and is a logical extension of your iPhone. If you expect your iPhone to be your primary system for phone, media and text messages, this is the unit for you. This unit doesn't support Android or Bluetooth, which is a shame in the grand scheme of things, but it's primary purpose is wireless CarPlay and It does this so perfectly. Your iPhone becomes part of your car's system, making it a seamless experience - Siri is a welcome and useful part of your driving experience. So overall, the look, feel and user experience of this system is excellent. It looks and feels OEM but gives you wireless CarPlay - which can't be found by an OEM at this price. I recommend this to everyone who wants CarPlay in their car. I wish it was more flexible to support Android, but right now this unit sets the bar.

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay is amazing and ahead of the pack. Looks like OEM - not cheap and flashy like other aftermarket unit. Smaller size compared to Double-DIN makes fitting all wires and module into the dash easier.

    Cons: No bluetooth support - that was clear from the start, but it would be nice to have that.

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    Future proofed my car!

    Mike from Birmingham, AL on 8/12/2017

    2012 Audi TTS

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    Wireless CarPlay is crazy easy to setup with wired usb connection and just works afterward. This unit sounds and works great!

    Pros: Sounds great Easy UI Siri

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    Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 8/8/2017

    2005 Toyota Sequoia

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    Fantastic product, excellent customer service (as always)

    Pros: Sleek, easy to use

    Cons: None!

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    Feels like the future!

    Sean from Minneapolis, MN on 8/7/2017

    2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Alpine really has hit a home run with this unit. It has exceeded my expectations in every single way except for one which I'll get to later. The boot-up time, speed and reliability of the wireless connection, screen quality, interface fluidity and responsiveness...it's all fantastic. I opted to finally put a back-up camera on my truck and I'm really glad that I did, it's very convenient when hooking up to my boat, I don't have to get in and out of the truck a bunch of times just trying to line up the hitch just right. Pro tip on this, if you're going to get a back-up camera, you don't need to break the bank to do so. The iLX-107 can only accept connections from VGA sources, so you're capped on resolution. I picked up a really decent camera for less than $20 on Amazon. Now, as for the single disappointment I have with this unit: volume control, especially with Siri. This unit allows for individual customization of volume levels for things like phone calls, alerts, Siri, and media volume. However, these are capped to 11, when you max it out, that's all you get. I have Siri turned up to 11 and while that's a fine volume for when I'm sitting still, when moving there is enough ambient noise (in my truck, anyway) that it's difficult to hear Siri. This is also the case when navigating, it's hard to hear the directions. Why this limitation? It just doesn't make any sense, if I want Siri to scream at me, why can't I do that?

    Pros: Fast, stable connection, great audio quality

    Cons: Quiet Siri

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    Clear screen, great sound

    Crutchfield customer from Mill Creek, WA on 8/7/2017

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I just installed this into my 2014 JK jeep wrangler. I love the ease and the hands free abilities. The touch screen is easy to use as well.

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    Cons: The talk text is a little much. I appreciate the repeat before sending, but it just seems to take a bit especially when siri doesn't hear you correctly. Can't be used with the doors and top off on the freeway.

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    Craig from Huntington Beach, CA on 8/5/2017

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    The Alpine iLX-107 is awesome. Wireless carplay is great and everything works as advertised.

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    Michael from Kirkland, WA on 8/4/2017

    2008 Audi TT

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    Love this deck. The install was pretty easy and straightforward for my car. The features are great as well. I love the wireless connection for Apple CarPlay. I don't even need to take my phone out of my pocket and I am connected. The sound is good and the controls are convenient. I am very happy with this radio.

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    Best Aftermarket CarPlay head unit you can buy!!

    Josh from North Huntingdon, PA on 8/1/2017

    2005 Chrysler Town and Country

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    I have installed two of these so far one in my 2008 Honda Ridgeline and a second in my mom's 2005 Acura RSX Type S. Based on short term experience I'll probably have to break down and get the wife one too. The most recent app enabled head unit I installed was a Pioneer AppRadio 3, which came out just prior to CarPlay being released a few years ago. Comparing to the Alpine the old AppRadio the older unit has a really rigged up way of connecting to the iPhone with tons of cables and adapters. So from horrible wired setup to no wires is a HUGE bonus/upgrade. Also CarPlay is a much more user friendly interface much easier to navigate. Overall I bought this for wireless CarPlay and it does the job perfectly, lets be honest thats all it is really designed for and it shines. I haven't had any issues it links right up when I get in the car in a few seconds of starting. I so far have been using Pandora primarily for my in car tunes and it starts right back in Pandora each time without any intervention. The steering controls work great and Siri is very responsive for reading and responding to texts the few times I've needed to. I was able to hide the mic in the factory location in the Ridgeline and it still picks up well and I've done a few test calls with folks and they've all said they could hear me very clearly but like all speaker phones it sounds like a speaker phone. Everything functions great and very responsive overall. Not directly related to the head unit but the

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay

    Cons: None

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    simple,elegant radio

    Crutchfield customer from Mercer Island, WA on 7/31/2017

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    this unit replaced an alpine ics-x7hd,thus I will compare the 2. my setup: alpine amplifier driving front aftermarket speakers,alpine amplifier and sub. the good: wifi, it's pretty the bad: tuner app random quits on different FM stations,sometimes after 5 minutes,sometimes after half an hour. compared to hd radio ,regular fm doesn't sound that good,thus I am not planning on using the tuner. I knew that not all my music apps will work with carplay, I am ok with that. the part I don't like is that even the approved ones like tunein will not always resume the music. podcast or youtube music so far worked ok. I was expecting better sound than previous unit,but I guess that unit was good enough because I don't see much improvement. I stream music at 320kbps and itunes music I have tried the tuneit alpine app but did not mastered it. just a few changes I was able to apply so far ,I will try to fine tune it some more. Hopefully some software update will fix the tuner issue. UPDATED 3/26/19: My original review had 3 stars in 7/2017. Now, I would not recommend it anymore. I will have to remove it from my car , because starting last week the volume will go to zero ,random. sometimes will go back to the same volume after 3 minutes,6 minute or never. If I touch the volume down button and the sound will go to the previous volume. I can't use it like this. There is no software update. I did a factory reset, worked OK for 30 minutes then it started acting up again.

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    At least as good as I expected

    Jeff from Hartland, WI on 7/24/2017

    2011 Subaru Outback

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    Excellent Carplay receiver and outstanding support from Crutchfield. We installed an ILX-107 into a 2011 Subaru Outback this weekend. We got everything connected successfully . Steering wheel controls control the ILX-107, so we can access Siri, answer and hang up the phone, change the volume, skip forward on Pandora, etc., all from the steering wheel controls as well as from the the unit itself. Wireless works well: iPhones can be connected either through a Lightning cable (we added a USB-3/Aux Port connector, since our 2011 didn't have native USB) or wireless. With ILX-107 and Carplay, we can control the phone from the unit, and we can control what's playing on the unit from the phone--with or without plugs. Setup instructions from Crutchfield were very good. We got everything installed with just a couple calls to tech support (and the tech support guys are nothing short of awesome). The first problem we had was with a trans-gender wiring problem: a pink wire in the Subaru wanted to be blue. Once we straightened that out, we had sound to the speakers. The second problem was with instructions from the Axxess steering wheel control that didn't match the wiring diagrams for the Outback. A call to Crutchfield tech support straightened that out as well, and everything worked on the first connection. Bottom line: The receiver works great, the install looks almost factory quality, wireless Carplay works great, and Crutchfield support is awesome.

    Pros: No wires needed for Carplay. It just works. Sound is excellent Good control on audio paramaters, with basical treble and bass control., mutiple enhancement modes, equalizer presets, etc. Phone, messages, navigation, and audio steaming works pretty much flawlessly through Carplay. No need to muck with the phone to get things to play. Unless you want to.

    Cons: No Android support No stand-alone navigation No HD Radio Limited Carplay supported apps No video

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    near perfect CarPlay option

    Thomas from Arlington, VA on 7/24/2017

    2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Bottom line up front... wireless CarPlay is AWESOME... and it works seamlessly. Longer answer: 2nd CarPlay radio I have owned. Love my Pioneer... but annoying to always need to plug the phone in... Wanted to surprise Wife for birthday so went the extra $$ as she hates having to 'plug in' in my car. Minimalist system... few bells & whistles... no DVD/SD/etc... no HD Radio or satellite... basically 'normal radio' and CarPlay. It has backup Cam ability but I didn't install one. Had challenges getting Alpine to decide my 2006 tahoe was not moving (to enable text/setup modes) but once I solved that we were up and running. Wireless CarPlay works perfectly and audio sounds awesome. Wife couldn't be happier. If you want lots of 'extras' this may not be your answer... and if you are willing to plug in ever time you can get a lot more for less $$... but it does what it does really REALLY well. Beautiful 7" screen, flawless wireless CarPlay and excellent radio. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if it meets your needs. Didn't think wireless CarPlay was 'that big' a deal... til you have it. Awesome!!

    Pros: WIRELESS!!!! Works perfectly, hooked up before you back out... Great sound Beautiful/large display

    Cons: minimalist... normal (non HD) radio & CarPlay... and that is about it A bit expensive for what it is... but wireless CarPlay is AWESOME

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    Exactly what I was looking for

    JEFF from Gastonia, NC on 7/24/2017

    2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

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    This head unit is exactly as advertised. If you have done installs before you will have no problem. Wireless Carplay is what I have been waiting for.

    Pros: Wireless, Carplay works flawless, Audio is great, Tunit app works great.

    Cons: None so far

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    Works as advertised - AND IT IS AWESOME!!!

    Jason from Pembroke, MA on 7/23/2017

    2012 Cadillac CTS

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    Works as advertised. As in, the time machine WORKS AS ADVERTISED. As in, the goose that lays golden eggs WORKS AS ADVERTISED. Bravo to Alpine for working with Apple to make this happen. The world's leading first and second market car stereo manufacturers can pat themselves on the back for delivering great head units that require a cable to work with an iPhone. I say shame on them. I USED to use a cable to connect my portable CD player to my Audi cassette deck...a third of a century ago. It's 2017 now. Why are people so satisfied plugging their phone into their dashboard??? Some bullets: * I waited six months for Alpine and Apple to get their act together. It was worth the wait. * I paid top dollar to buy this and all the steering wheel control, bezel, wiring adapter etc etc accessories from Crutchfield and so glad I did. Their customer service, technical help, installation instructions etc etc are so much worth more than the price difference I would have saved off an differnet web site from some unknown seller. BUY YOUR STUFF FROM Crutchfield if you are a DIY person like me. * The Alpine unit boots up right away, automatically connects to my iPhone 5SE and lets me do Pandora, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and all the other Carplay apps. * The USB port only recognizes iPhone 5 and up - I thought I could use an flash drive but no. If you're an iPhone user - you can't do better. If you're an Android user - keep looking, this isn't the deck for

    Pros: Fast touchscreen, boots up quick, wireless Carplay is REAL

    Cons: Price

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    Wireless CarPlay is a Must

    Ian from Olympia, WA on 7/23/2017

    2006 Chevrolet Colorado

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    I absolutely love this head unit. Wireless CarPlay is a must have once you tried it. I start the car and within a couple seconds it's connected. The connection is far more reliable that my old Bluetooth connection and I haven't had to deal with pairing issues which is really nice. At first I was a bit disappointed in the lack of control over the eq, etc. My first thoughts were "This thing is this expensive and I cannot even dial it in beyond bass, mids, and treble's levels?" Turns out there is an app for tuning this thing. Music production is a hobby of mine and I love dialing in a stereo to sound perfect. This app is amazing! Totally free. And I never have to worry about losing my settings if I need to unplug my battery. I'be been incredibly happy with this purchase and would easily do it again.

    Pros: - Wireless CarPlay - Simple to use - Tons of tools to create sound profiles

    Cons: - No CD player (This might matter to some but if you're like me, you left cd's behind a long time ago.) - No real cons. I haven't been this satisfied with a purchase in quite awhile.

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    Robert S from Pasadena, CA on 7/23/2017

    2012 Toyota Tacoma

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    Really awesome! I installed in my 2012 tacoma, and Crutchfield was great helping with the integration and installation. Shipped fast, and Crutchfield had amazing support. I am seriously blown away by how much they support knows about every system. they really are the specialists. save yourself some time and buy your stuff from them! might be a little more expensive, but it is seriously well worth it! I almost bought all the stuff online elsewhere myself, but would have taken me weeks to install because I wouldn't have known about which additional components to use, which ones are the best, and which ones give you the most functionality etc... their installation instructions were solid. I only called support once during the install, and when they answered they already knew my name, my car, my order, and knew how to help me within 1 minute. I preordered this back in January, well worth the wait. Super happy! Buy it from Crutchfield,

    Pros: WIRELESS CARPLAY!!! love the sound, put in a subwoofer also, works with ALL my steering wheel controls, which I am SO SO happy about. works with my stock USB and aux. its seriously great. I have had NO problems with carplay working through usb if you need to charge it still works.

    Cons: Some notes, it takes about 10 seconds for carplay to link up wirelessly after starting your car. a little longer than what i had before, but so worth it. I will say that i wish it was a little bigger as the dash frame that surrounds it has some wasted space, but I knew what i was getting into, it is meant to fit a din so cant change from that. It does not have XM, but dont care about that when you have carplay! I dont even like the sound of XM but bummer that I just have to waste the xm a

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    Wireless CarPlay works as advertised!

    Ben from Fargo, ND on 7/23/2017

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    The automatic wireless CarPlay works seamlessly. I did have a couple random instances where the it suddenly disconnected, but so far that has been isolated and may have been due to user error. Otherwise it works great!

    Pros: Wireless CarPlay works great

    Cons: No support for Android (which I knew)

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    Wireless CarPlay: The way it was meant to be.

    Jason from Austin, TX on 7/23/2017

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Great improvement over the original iLX-007. Wireless CarPlay fully realizes the potential of iPhone-driven infotainment. The capacitive touchscreen is vastly better than the resistive options from OEM systems or other aftermarket brands. The flush appearance is beautiful in any dash. For truck people, the 12V expandability is a huge value add. Those with older vehicles can easily bring their in-car experience to the 21st century without breaking the bank. Great overall product.

    Pros: - Great user interface - No useless features/lights/buttons/flair - Great system expandability for trucks

    Cons: - No hard buttons for volume make steering wheel controls a must - No HD radio support

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, Tx on 7/23/2017

    2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Great product. Connects flawlessly

    Pros: Clarity and quality are awesome

    Cons: There needs to be more apps with car play support

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    Great head unit for wireless carplay

    Brent from Highland , MI on 7/20/2017

    2002 Chrysler 300M

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    I've been waiting a loooooong time for this unit ever since I say it at ces earlier this year. I can say it was well worth the wait as the wireless carplay works flawlessly and quickly and is where this unit shines. I custom mounted this in a 2002 Chrysler 300m special and looks factory installed.

    Pros: Easy to use and setup,alpine quality, great display and quick software.

    Cons: Could use media through USB and a less boring nav screen

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    Wireless is great, still the same CarPlay

    Brian from San Jose, CA on 7/17/2017

    2002 Porsche 911 Carrera

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    I installed an ILX-007 in my previous car and was very impressed with Alpine's speed and reliability compared to another not-to-be-mentioned unit that claimed to do everything under the sun but really did nothing well except rebooting and crashing. For my next vehicle I wanted wireless CarPlay, and waited for the ILX-107 to launch. After many months of delays and waiting anxiously I have to say it actually was worth it. I'm super impressed, the ILX-107 is just like the ILX-007 but with wireless, which is all I wanted. The whole thing works well, you can pair up to four phones so passengers can also control and play music/navigate, wireless hasn't dropped out ever and has no loss of fidelity, and the unit has a dedicated GPS which I would guess frees up some of the phone's resources and battery power so it doesn't burn up in your pocket. I wasn't planning or expecting to have to install a GPS but found a place for it, and the antenna is relatively small. The rest of the install went just like the ILX-007. I guess my only wish was that Alpine had fewer small harnesses and just one big one, but that's minor. Overall no real complaints, it just works.

    Pros: Just as good as ILX-007, but wireless. Doesn't try to do too much.

    Cons: Doesn't do Android Auto (but I couldn't care less), doesn't play CDs (also could not care less)

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    Apple Carplay at it's best.

    Paul from Columbus, IN on 7/16/2017

    2016 Subaru Outback

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    If you want exceptional sound quality, quick responsive touchscreen and the best Apple Carplay reciever on the market, this is for you. I have tried a lot of Apple Carplay decks (Pioneer, Kenwood, Sony), and this beats them all hands down. Wireless car play works perfectly, every time (once you properly set it up). The touch screen is VERY responsive, just as responsive as the iPhone and does not wash out in direct sun nearly as much as others do. The sound quality is AMAZING, which is what Alpine is known for. You can set the level of sound shaping that you want using just Treble and Bass controls or by setting a custom equalizer setting or one of 9 presets. This unit doesn't try to stuff a lot of unnecessary horns and whistles in this unit, and the smooth scrolling and quick command responses shows that Alpine concentrated on making the best Carplay unit on the market. They didn't put fancy graphics on here nor does this do Android Auto or Bluetooth Audio or phone. If you looking for that keep looking. It has Steering wheel control, Mic, USB (for wired CarPlay if you would rather plug in), Front, Back and Sub Pre-outs all included. The only real thing I wish it had was HD Radio, but I can live without that. One negative is that the instructions in setting up the wireless Carplay is a bit confusing and talks a little bit in a circle, but once you figure it out, it's a piece of cake. There are u-tube videos showing how to do this. HIGHLY RECOMM

    Pros: Very Responsive Touch Screen, Flawless Wireless (Wifi) Apple Carplay, Amazing sound, Solid build, Easy to follow and logical user interface.

    Cons: No HD Radio, Instructions for setting up wireless carplay is somewhat confusing.

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    Wireless CarPlay Is King

    Derrick from Gilbert, AZ on 7/16/2017

    2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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    This radio is quite nice. Very simple to use and the wireless CarPlay is king.

    Pros: Wireless Carplay, Easy to use, nice clean look.

    Cons: Takes a while to come on for rear cam, volume and seek buttons are touchscreen and difficult to use. No dim option (wire) direct from the car, gets dimmed from sensor.

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    Great head unit!

    Kernan from Austin, TX on 7/15/2017

    2013 Volkswagen Golf

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    Gorgeous head unit. Installed in a base model VW Golf Mark VI. Installed the mic in the factory OEM location so it's hidden. It works perfectly with an iPhone 5s and 6. This unit does have a GPS antenna. Now this veedub has a fully functional unit with NAV, Siri, Handsfree and it powers the stock speakers solidly without an amp and so