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2012-2016 Toyota Yaris
by Jon Paulette

The Yaris is a great example of small car tech in the early 21st Century. It's a smart, peppy little car, and a new stereo will make it even more fun to drive.

JVC's KD-R970BTS CD receiver lets you pick from a number ways to listen to your own music library. Variable color settings let you select the look you want.

Clarion's CX305 CD receiver offers streaming music from your smartphone, make hands-free calls, and play music on a connected iPod, iPhone, or USB drive.

There's no mistaking this big, brawny Mega Cab pickup for anything other than a Dodge. Replacing the stock stereo will really beef up your truck's sound quality.

The Accord coupe is every bit as smart as the sedan, but with that extra sportiness that only a 2-door can provide. A new audio system will be a very smart upgrade.

2005-2007 Ford F250 & F350
by Jon Paulette

If the Ford F-150 is America's everyday truck, the F-250 and F-350 are America's workday trucks. If you enjoy music while you work, you'll want a stereo upgrade.

Judging by the number of Accord sedans on the road, there are a lot more smart people out there than you'd probably think. Adding a new stereo is smart, too.

2007-2011 Honda CR-V
by Jon Paulette

The third-generation CR-V is an excellent choice for all sorts of drivers, but if you care about sound, you'll definitely want to install an aftermarket stereo.

If you're a real audiophile, Sony's Hi-Res Audio system can bring listening-room sound quality to your daily drive.

Pioneer's FH-X830BHS CD receiver has 210,000 colors to choose from, plus Pandora and Spotify controls, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM add-on capability.

The Pioneer FH-X730BS CD receiver has 210,000 colors with 10 brightness levels, plus built-in Bluetooth, SiriusXM capabilities, and smooth smartphone integration.

Pioneer's FH-X731BT CD receiver has variable color illumination and a big control knob. Built-in Bluetooth adds hands-free calling and audio streaming.

Pioneer's DEH-X6800BS CD receiver has Bluetooth, and a USB input for your iPhone or Android. Add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner for great entertainment variety.

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