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Daniel M's 2002 Mercury Cougar
by Dominic DeVito

Daniel M. added a new Kenwood stereo and Infinity speakers to his sleek 2002 Mercury Cougar, then added three Kicker amps and a pair of Rockford Fosgate subs.

Eric C's 2008 Saturn Vue
by Dominic DeVito

Eric C. of Streamwood, IL, boasts a well-hidden system in his 2008 Saturn Vue XE, with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Infinity speakers, MTX subs, and a pair of Pioneer amps.

Brent P, who works in Crutchfield's IT department, was able to improve his 2007 Saab 9-3's sound and functionality without installing a new receiver.

Kicker's CompR and CompRT subwoofers, plus their KX amplifiers, give you the sound and performance you expect from Kicker when you're building a car audio system.

Kicker's popular KS series of car speakers now employ a silk-dome tweeter for smoother highs, and sport a shallower basket so they'll fit into more vehicles.

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software lets you talk in conversational English, and delivers relevant results quickly, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology.

Video: Apple CarPlay™
by Video Team

Apple CarPlay lets you use your iPhone more safely in the car by adapting familiar apps and icons for your compatible in-dash receiver.

The Sony MEX-XB100BT CD receiver includes a small hideaway amp that delivers 40 watts RMS per channel, which is double the power output of similar receivers.

A conversation about bass
by Matt Freeman

Three of our car audio manufacturers, Alpine, Kicker, and Pioneer, offer their tips on getting exactly the kind of bass you want in the car.

Android Auto takes the most important apps from your Android phone and ports them to your Pioneer in-dash touchscreen, giving you voice command over your apps.

By using flax, a sustainable resource, in its Expert Series woofer cones, Focal has been able to reduce the price you pay for their famously premium sound.

2007-2013 Suzuki SX4
by Jon Paulette

Suzuki doesn't sell cars here anymore, but the SX4 is still a very nifty car that's a lot of fun to drive -- especially when you install an aftermarket stereo system.

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