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Jensen VX6020

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Our take on the Jensen VX6020

Jensen knows it's important to deliver exceptional value, and their VX6020 navigation receiver really hits the mark. The receiver's 6.2" high-definition LCD screen with its intuitive interface gives you command over your audio and video sources, along with easy access to hands-free calling and streaming audio. And reliable directions across the United States ensure this receiver will make a trustworthy travel buddy

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Jensen knows it's important to deliver exceptional value, and their VX6020 navigation receiver really hits the mark. The receiver's 6.2" high-definition LCD screen with its intuitive interface gives you command over your audio and video sources, along with easy access to hands-free calling and streaming audio. And reliable directions across the United States ensure this receiver will make a trustworthy travel buddy

Get out there

The VX6020 boasts maps of the entire U.S. and Puerto Rico, plus eleven million points of interest for when it's time to take a break. Certain areas will be shown with 3D graphics for buildings, landmarks, elevated roads, and terrain — very helpful when you're trying to get your bearings. Lane guidance will keep you on the right path for your next maneuver, and you'll be able to see realistic depictions of some intersections that make them easier to navigate.

Bluetooth® by Parrot

The VX6020 offers Bluetooth connectivity by Parrot, one of the top names in the Bluetooth business. You'll be able to take and make calls using your compatible phone through the stereo, so you can keep your hands on the wheel when talking. A built-in microphone lets your callers hear you clearly. Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this Jensen.

Kick out the jams

You'll get more enjoyment from your road trip song selections with Jensen's 10-band equalizer to set the sound the way you want it. And the VX6020 will play nearly any kind of disc, while the front USB input lets you pull songs from your thumb drive, iPod®, or iPhone®. Pack some SD cards with your top road tunes and access them through the receiver's front card slot as well.

A multimedia marvel

The VX6020 includes front and rear audio/video inputs so you can add on a portable audio player, camcorder, or other video sources without too much hassle.  With Jensen's optional jLinkUSB cable, you can even watch video from your iPod while parked. And for the safety-minded, a dedicated input on the rear panel accommodates an optional rear-view camera.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

Jensen designed this receiver to allow you to keep your steering wheel controls without an additional adapter in many vehicles. Check the "Details" tab for more info on how to retain steering wheel controls without an adapter and how to determine vehicle compatibility with this type of installation. In some cases, you will need an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of United States and Puerto Rico, plus 11 million points of interest
    • voice prompts announce upcoming maneuvers
    • lane guidance and junction view
    • 3D representations of landmarks, buildings, elevated roads, and terrain
    Connectivity Features:
    • iPod/iPhone direct control via USB input — Jensen jLinkUSB cable required for viewing video content
    Audio/video features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, SD cards, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 10-band EQ
    • inputs: front and rear A/V inputs, front USB input, front SD card input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, mono sub), video output
    Other Information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Navigation receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/Preamp harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 16' cable)
    • 4.75" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • Hex-head screw
    • Owner's Manual
    • Navigation Operating Instructions
    • Installation Guide
    • "STOP" sheet
    • Limited Warranty information
    • Jensen logo sticker

    Jensen VX6020 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (5 Reviews)

    jensen vx6020

    sam b from orlando fl on 4/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    like this very much clear audio maps function easy to use , it interfaced easily with the vehicle for all the functions i wanted including steering control



    VX6020 excellent product

    Errol from Spring, Tx on 12/4/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product for the money, easy to install in my 2003 Silverado, navigation, cd/dvd, Bluetooth hands free phone, get screen views. My truck is like trucks 10 years later!

    Pros: quality

    Cons: none


    broj from Central Arkansas on 11/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Work well - user friendly - great price



    Two bad units in a row.

    o918 from Oklahoma, USA on 11/15/2013

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I would have enjoyed this receiver if not for one flaw: both units I got left the amplifier on continuously, draining my battery. The line to signal the amps was hot as long as the receiver had power -- switched on or off, car on or off, it made no difference. Two units in a row with this problem and I gave up on it.

    Pros: Inexpensive in-dash GPS works well. Bluetooth pairing worked, two-way communication was good enough quality without needing an external mic.

    Cons: Two bad units in a row with deal-breaking flaw. GPS and Music controls can't be accessed on the screen simultaneously.

    Not bad for the price. You can probably do better

    SemiMBA from Fremont, CA on 10/27/2013

    2003 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this to replace my factory radio on my 2003 Matrix XRS. The old stereo did not have an iPod interface, GPS, or backup camera. Installed unit. Instructions were ambiguous at best. It is a good thing I am electrically and mechanically inclined. Backup camera is marginal at best. (see review for this item). All in all I should have spent a few more bucks and purchased Kenwood with a iPod adapter cable at the rear of the unit.

    Pros: 1. Not a bad value for the price.

    Cons: 1. Does not have street names. This should be expected for a GPS in this price range. 2. When going from GPS to Backup camera, then back to GPS mode, the GPS resets requiring the driver to press the accept button again. 3. If I had to do it again, I would have purchased a GPS/Stereo combo that had the iPod adapter on the back and not the front. I can see this connector breaking very easily especially with a stick shift.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (front)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 13 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color N/A
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Built-in
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM Tuner
    Audio Section
    A/V Connection
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX6020 features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 RGB x 234 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX6020 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display.

    • Picture Adjustments: You can adjust the picture's brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue manually between 1-20.
    • Dimmer: You can adjust the picture's brightness manually (Night/Dark/Normal/Bright), or set the display to automatically dim when ambient light is low (Auto). The LCD monitor can be set to blank after 10 or 20 seconds of inactivity. Simply touch the screen to view the display.

    Start Up Time: The Jensen VX6020 has a start up time of approximately 10.7 seconds from Off to an audio/video source screen, and another 7.8 seconds to the map screen (requires pressing the Navigation icon on the touchscreen) for a total start up time of approximately 18.5 seconds from Off to the navigation map screen.

    Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VX6020 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting-sleeve for Euro-mount vehicles. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen controls, the VX6020 also features two push-buttons and a 3-way rotary dial on the left edge of the screen.

    Onboard Navigation

    Navigation Mapping Software: The integrated map database (by TeleAtlas) used by the Jensen VX6020 was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded 4GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The VX6020 provides map coverage of the United States (all 50 states) and Puerto Rico. The Jensen VX6020's integrated iGo Primo navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to date. Simply purchased & download new map data from the online portal, store the updated map data on a microSD card, and insert it into the Jensen VX6020 via the front-panel microSD card slot. You have 90 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.

    GPS (Global Position System): Jensen's built-in navigation helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver & external GPS antenna. The Jensen VX6020 features a built-in SiRF GPS receiver and includes an external magnetic GPS antenna. The VX6020 uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The VX6020 considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location. Three (good) or four (best) satellites must be receive to accurately determine location. This unit does not transmit your GPS position, so others cannot track you.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Jensen VX6020 allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Jensen VX6020's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Audible Alerts: The Jensen VX6020 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the VX6020 provides basic voice guidance. You can select from English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The VX6020 provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note: While navigating, other sources may be selected and listened to; such as AM/FM Tuner, CD, USB, iPod, & Bluetooth. The unit will mute the audio of the other source during navigation voice-prompts.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs nearby.

    Find Menu: The Find Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your current route. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

    Destination Search Description
    Find on Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display.
    Home Store and easily recall your home address.
    Find Address Enter full/partial address, or Search for a city (central location), or Search for the intersection of two roads.
    Find Places Search for over 11,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) by name, phone #, or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination.
    Favorites Store your favorite locations for easy recall.
    History Destinations that you have set previously.
    Coordinates Enter geographic coordinates (latitude & longitude).
    Waypoints You can add intermediate destinations along your main route.

    Route Calculation: The Jensen VX6020 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route based on the fuel consumption data you provide
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Quick Menu: The Quick menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed during navigation. It can be directly opened from the map screen.

    Route Preview: The navigation head unit lets you preview your route's turn-by-turn instructions and simulate travel along that projected route.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX6020 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX6020. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VX6020.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ integrated mic): The VX6020 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. An integrated microphone on the front-panel carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Jensen VX6020 and then make your call. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed). This unit does not support phonebook transfer. 

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX6020 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX6020. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX6020 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, so you don't have to wait for the unit's monitor to retract. The VX6020 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MPEG/AVI/Xvid video & JPEG photo files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    SD/SDHC-Card Slot: The Jensen VX6020 is equipped with a front-panel SD-card slot. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, MPEG/AVI/Xvid video files, and  JPEG photo files recorded on SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB).

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VX6020 features a front-panel mini-USB (type-B) port and a 4.75" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB ports enable playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded in FAT16 or FAT32 on a connected USB mass storage class device. The head unit also supports JPEG still image and MPEG/AVI/Xvid video playback via USB. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Jensen VX6020 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, loaded onto a USB mass storage class device, or stored on an SD/SDHC memory card.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) Flash Media (USB/SD)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    Video MPEG-1/2, Xvid, AVI
    Photo JPEG
    Max # of Files/Folders 1,500 total files/folders
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags

    Playback Functions: The Jensen VX6020 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video, and photo files.

    • Repeat Play: Repeat Chapter, Titles, Tracks, and Folders on a disc, SD card, or USB device. 
    • A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat a specific section of a DVD.
    • Random Play: When playing a disc, SD-card, or USB device, you can play audio tracks/files in random order.

    Search Functions: The VX6020 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.

    • Playlist Screen: The Playlist Screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files stored on your MP3/WMA disc, SD card, or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: You can fast forward or reverse a track/chapter when playing a disc, SD card, or USB device.
    • Intro Scan: During music playback you can play the first 10 seconds of each track or file.
    • Direct Search: During disc, SD, or USB playback you can use the numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track directly.

    Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You cannot insert a disc with the head unit powered off.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen VX6020 supports connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or Phone (w/ dock connector) to the VX6020 through the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. This type of connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect your iPod/iPhone to the VX6020's front-panel USB input via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. You will also need to use the included mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for this connection.
    • Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone:  If you have an iPod/iPhone with the new Lightning-connector; use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit's front-panel USB input. You will also need to use the included mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for the front-panel USB input. These Apple devices only support audio playback of stored music and streamed music apps on your iPod/iPhone device. These Apple devices do not support video output.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VX6020's touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can browse your videos by Movie, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and Video Playlists. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).

    Information Display: The Jensen VX6020 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.

    Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX6020 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (10/8/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    5th* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N
    2 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    • *Requires the Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device for audio playback only. These devices do not support video output.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM Tuner

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, preset, and direct tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal.

    Preset Tuning: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. In addition, the tuner features a Preset Scan function which allows you to preview your stored preset stations in the selected band.

    Preview Scan: The Scan function will play the first five seconds of each station, until you find a station you like.

    Local Seek: The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played.

    Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.

    European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Audio Section

    D/A Converter: The Jensen VX6020 is equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VX6020 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the VX6020 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 13 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts total)

    2V/5Ch Preamp Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX6020 is equipped with five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-12).

    EQ: The VM9725BT features a Preset & 3-Band EQ. The built-in equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Techno, Pop, Flat, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 10-band EQ (31.5Hz, 62Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 16kHz) from 0-20.

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume.

    DRC: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Auto or On.

    Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VX6020's Radio, Disc, SD, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, or AV input.

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.

    A/V Connection

    Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX6020 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.

    Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.7 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The Jensen VX6020 comes supplied with a 44-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen navigation receiver; including Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functions.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The Jensen VX6020 offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for non-CAN Bus vehicles (the three SWC wires of the harness will need to be hardwired to vehicle's wiring). You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the unit's touchscreen. The head unit's OEM steering wheel remote control input is also compatible with optional steering wheel audio control adapters (sold separately) for CAN Buss vehicles. Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    14 questions already asked

    While shuffle should be random, it does tend to have favorites a lot. I see the same thing on my old iPhone and even on my Samsung. I think the algorithms aren't really as random as we'd like to believe. [ DAN  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Generally radios can't shuffle between directories. If they are in different folders that is most likely your issue. You can sort by artist or album but only shuffle through one directory. [ CHRIS  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I found that placement helps a lot, try to put it as much in front of you as possible, not on sun visor. [ TIMOTHY  Mar 19, 2014 ]
    That's a basic function, that's why they cal it "backup camera". There is a reverse trigger you need to hook up to the circuit in your car that supplies +12 volts when in reverse. It could be your white backup lamp or from somewhere up front. Tech support can help you with this connection. If your not comfortable with this installation seek professional help. [ CHRIS  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Yes the VX6020 supports a backup camera, it has a composite input just for that purpose. You'll need to wire a backup camera to get power, usually from the reverse lights, and run the composite coax cable all the way forward to the head unit. There is also a reverse sense wire you'll need to connect on the back of the head unit, but where it connects depends on the vehicle you drive- which you did not state. [ Ken  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    I used steering wheel control wire B for my Mazda Rx 8 2009. [ Steve  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    don't know I had the geek squad do the install [ SAMUEL  Mar 05, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the installation. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Mar 04, 2014 ]  Staff
    Seriously?? The 471 is not a nav unit and is 5 watts per channel. How could you compare that to this unit? [ CHRIS  Mar 26, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Jensen is not dual source or dual zone capable. Whatever is playing up front will be sent out to the speakers or pre-amp outputs. Kenwood DVD receivers are dual zone capable to do what you're describing. The 471 is around the same price: [ Jeff  Feb 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    I did a quick search and even Garmin tells you in their manual that a single sensor system is accurate to within 15 meters on average. The Key here is the word average. Conditions such as weather, location, antenna, speed all can change this. A OEM system is a multiple sensor system which includes VSS for speed, turn by steering position, and even a gyroscope in some cases. All of these add to the accuracy. Unless a head unit is connected to a VSS wire or has added hardware it is a single sensor system. That sensor is the Antenna, it is responsible for all of the signals. To get a multiple sensor system you would need to go into a radio that is at least 2, maybe 3 times the price of this unit. Phones now use both cell tower locations and GPS combined, this is more accurate and uses more combinations of data then a typical single sensor system like a head unit. But you MUST have a data connection for them to work, driving across country or even in rural areas and you have no nav. Garmins website offers great info on this, sorry I couldn't paste a link here. This radio is basically the same as a PND. Now your moving at 60 mph for example, so how long does it take to go 45 feet at 60mph? At 60MPH you are going 88 feet/sec. That's almost 30 yards in one second, the system can not possibly be faster then the car so generally it is showing you where to go, not where you are, the system is designed to give navigational direction, not pinpoint location like in surveying. As for location of the antenna this plays a huge roll in the amount of satellites the system can see for reckoning. If it is on your dash it can basically (at best) see straight up, and to the front of you. This will limit the signals from the side and rear and this will also effect the location shown due to limited GPS sat reception. You should be able to see at least 5 sat's for a fairly accurate location. For the lowest priced brand name nav on the market, I am happy with mine. [ CHRIS  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    t is listed in the Nav manual, It is just a setting that you can change. It may be set to warn you at 1 mph over. They should have this as an option you can turn on. Also if you go to the navigation company website you can add on things like red light cameras and other stuff. They even offer a free backup service for your map incase something happens to the SD card. [ CHRIS  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    Mine does not do this.. Maybe you need a software upgrade? I would send Crutchfield and email directly. I have only had mine a week but it doesnot seem to care what my speed is. I did have a problem with my first one and they sent me a replacement the same day. How long have you had yours? [ rachel  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Follow the settings in the owners manual for turning this off [ caitlin  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    slow down [ JAMES  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Jake, go to the Settings Menu and select Navigation. Once there, scroll down and you'll find an option for warnings. Select it, and you'll be able to choose which warnings you wish to disable. [ Jeremy  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Jan 29, 2014 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Jan 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    I think you can. However - I returned this radio. The sound quality was very poor - but that may have been related to running it through the factory monsoon amp. The sound was thin and quiet... We replaced it with the Jensen VM9726BT, which I also put in my wife's jeep - and for sure you can add the XM radio adapter, and it works great. Well worth the extra $100. [ Todd  Jan 10, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Jan 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes. It is supplied with the unit. [ CHRIS  Jan 03, 2014 ]
    There is a separate gps antenna in the box. [ BEN  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    The unit comes with the antenna needed [ caitlin  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    It came with its own GPS antenna. [ Benjamin  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Pam, it uses iGo mapping which is one of the best brands out there. They also have a website where you can get updates as roads change. But keep in mind that the unit is only as good as the map data provided. Having a brand name mapping solution is VERY important. The Radio also has a latest map guarantee. This means that when you get your radio, follow the instructions at naviextras dot com and they will make sure your map is the latest one available for free. After that, say in a year if there is an update you would have to buy it. There are also websites that let you report errors in maps, for example my house was shown on the wrong side of the street years ago, now it is fixed. If the unit is installed correctly and the antenna is installed correctly the your good to go! You do not want the antenna under the dash, hidden or blocked, this will cause issues. [ CHRIS  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    Gavin The SWC interface will work directly with Resistive touch steering wheel controls. If your vehicle has CAN bus type controls you will need an adapter like all other radio's. The tech at Crutchfield can help with that. [ CHRIS  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    The GPS has good maps but I might have a problem with mine in that it is 30 yards off. That is, I past the turn point because the turn by turn instructions are still telling me to go 30 more yards before turning. I have a question in to customer support to try to resolve this. If it doesn't get resolved then GPS is pretty useless. [ RUSSELL  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Thank you. There are so few reviews anywhere about this unit that I'm not sure if I should get it or not. It is one of the less expensive in the better known brands, I just worry it's too good to be true in that price range. Your detailed information is helpful. Thanks again, Pam [ Pam  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Yes it does and I like it (I have used it five times and it has worked well every time). It does have a lot of features that take a little getting used to. It switches between 2D an 3D views and visually lets you know the street numbers that you are currently passing. It has a default audible notification, when you go over one MPH, over the speed limit. I found this annoying - you can modify or turn off this feature in the settings. One other negative - although I followed the installation instructions, I could not get the steering wheel controls to work. The HD & digital radio sounds great (I am still using the original vehicle speakers) and I connect XM/Sirius satellite Radio through the front Aux jack. Overall - I am very happy with it. [ GAVIN  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Thank you. I'm wringing my hands about spending the money, but it sure looks like a great piece, especially combined with a back up camera. [ Pam  Dec 17, 2013 ]
    Yes it is great! [ Mary  Dec 17, 2013 ]
    always [ VICTOR MANUEL  Dec 16, 2013 ]
    No it doesn't [ JANELLE  Dec 08, 2013 ]
    No this unit does not have satelite radio, but can stream music from devices using its bluetooth. [ Errol  Dec 08, 2013 ]
    No. It does not [ CLARENCE  Dec 08, 2013 ]
    No it does not have satellite. Over all for the money this head unit is a good buy. [ TODD  Dec 08, 2013 ]
    No, but the FM works well. [ KAREN  Dec 08, 2013 ]
    No it doesn't. But I believe that is available on the next model above mine. [ JAMES M  Dec 07, 2013 ]