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Our take on the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

The AVH-4200NEX DVD receiver incorporates Pioneer's "Network Entertainment Experience" (NEX), an innovative combination of built-in features and cloud-based services that connect with your smartphone or tablet to offer familiar apps and interfaces when you're in the car. And best of all, it'll work with Apple® or Android™ phones.

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The smart choice for your smartphone

The AVH-4200NEX DVD receiver incorporates Pioneer's "Network Entertainment Experience" (NEX), an innovative combination of built-in features and cloud-based services that connect with your smartphone or tablet to offer familiar apps and interfaces when you're in the car. And best of all, it'll work with Apple® or Android™ phones.

CarPlay™ compatibility

This Pioneer supports CarPlay — integrating your iPhone® into the driving experience in a seamless interface, putting iPhone content at the driver's fingertips with minimal distraction. You'll enjoy easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at


As an added bonus, you can access Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the receiver's touchscreen, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notification, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.

Android Auto™

If you're an Android fan, you'll love how Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at

A 7" display you can make your own

Customize the touchscreen by moving icons around to create shortcuts to your favorite sources and apps. And you've got a choice of colors and backgrounds that'll let you tailor the look to match your vehicle. Video content plays in bright, clear detail when you're parked, and when you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen. And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.

AppRadio mode and AppRadioLIVE

Pioneer's AppRadio mode and AppRadioLIVE offer some other cool features. Launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver with AppRadio mode. You can see the latest compatible apps here. And for more functionality, download the free AppRadioLIVE app to your phone and you can sync many popular apps and services into a single, easy-to-use interface, giving you easy control over maps, media, news, and calendars.

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AppRadioLIVE offers a clean interface for music, nav, weather, and more.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

The AVIC-4200NEX offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

  • Ford SYNC systems: you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions
  • GM vehicles: you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar
  • Chrysler: you'll keep all your Uconnect functionality
  • Toyota: you'll keep your factory amplifer, auxiliary and USB inputs, rear-view camera, and steering wheel audio controls
  • Volkswagen: you'll retain the factory Bluetooth, the factory digital amplifier and fader, plus VW's media device interface

The iDatalink adapter also lets you tap into your vehicle's diagnostic port, so you can check out expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure monitor on the Pioneer's screen.

Hi-Res music and more

Crave the best sound quality? You'll be stoked that the AVH-4200NEX supports FLAC file playback, for compression-free CD-quality sound when you're cruising down the highway. And don't forget, you can also enjoy all your CDs, DVDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, SD cards, or USB storage devices loaded with files. You can connect your iPod® or iPhone to one the receiver's two rear USB inputs and use the receiver's controls to access your playlists, with tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to help you zero in on the song you want. Android users — you'll be able to browse and play back the music that's stored on many Android phones.

Radio that's more than radio

The built-in HD Radio tuner delivers crystal-clear FM and AM reception. If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, you can take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls, or check out the variety of music and features like audible Facebook updates and tweets from Aha™ Radio. For an outstanding variety of music, news, sports, and talk programming, you can also connect an optional SiriusXM satellite radio tuner. This NEX receiver will even display album art from the satellite feed.

HD Radio

Customizable sound

You can make the most of your music with this Pioneer's 13-band EQ. Just swipe your finger on the touchscreen to dial in the curve that brings out tones you're looking for. And you'll find digital time alignment, Auto-EQ, and other powerful tools for compensating for your vehicle's acoustics.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car 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.

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/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Love this so far, have had it for about a week and everything is working great so far. Install was relatively simple and the tech support guys where great when I had a question and called. Improved the sound of my car's stock speakers and Android Auto is great.

Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO

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What's in the Box:

  • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
  • Detchable 6.95" touchscreen monitor (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (CD-R33)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 58" USB extension cable
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
  • Two-sided tape
  • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • Wire-tie
  • Carrying case
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
  • "CarPlay" notice
  • "LCD touchscreen" note
  • "Caution" note

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable 7" motorized touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • Apple CarPlay compatible
    • Android Auto compatible
    • AppRadio Mode for smartphone integration
    • AppRadioLIVE compatible with free Pioneer app
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
    • Siri Hands Free compatible with compatible iPhones
    • Pandora and Aha Radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, SD cards, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 192kHz/24-bit) from flash media
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • dual-zone audio
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner—supports Tune Mix, Traffic & Weather Now, and Sports Flash features
    • optional navigation module
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro to retain factory settings for Ford, GM, Chrysler, and VW
    • inputs: rear A/V input, two rear USB inputs, HDMI input, dual rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro
      • retains factory features for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and VW
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (130 Reviews)

    Okay picture, lots of features

    joshua from Corbin, KY on 2/22/2017

    2011 Ford F-150 Lariat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Seems to be a solid stereo. Combined with the maestro rr, it has a lot of great features in it. I don't think I lost functionality for any of my stock features with this radio. I actually gained the tire psi gauges. The screen could have better color and brightness. It definitely doesn't compare to most modern touch screens, but looks good enough. I read some people were having problems with the car play when using the USB extension provided. However, I have had no issues with it when it is plugged to USB 1.

    Pros: Features Easy to set up Bluetooth Siri and carplay

    Cons: Mediocre picture quality Touch response feels cheap Annoying startup warning message

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    Anonymous from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/21/2017

    2011 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this so far, have had it for about a week and everything is working great so far. Install was relatively simple and the tech support guys where great when I had a question and called. Improved the sound of my car's stock speakers and Android Auto is great.



    Great deck

    Lori from Clarkston, WA on 2/21/2017

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

    Bought this unit after a lot of research and reading reviews. First time using a Pioneer deck, as well as a DVD receiver, but I absolutely love it. There is a lot of customization and it has the ability to do a lot of different things. Installing was fairly simple, but I decided to also hook up an amp and sub with this unit which took a lot of additional time but the sound is awesome. One issue I ran into was trying to get Android Auto to work with my Samsung S6. I had bought additional cords because I thought it was needed in order to make it work. I had a cable that plugged into USB2 and HDMI into a conversion box that plugged into my phone, come to find out you only needed to plug in USB2 to your phone and it worked like a charm (I had an extra Samsung charger to use for this cable). I am able to play videos from USB1 which I wired through the jockey box to hold additional music/videos. Overall, aside from the one issue trying to figure out why Android Auto wouldn't initially work, I would recommend this deck. Hopefully my issue/explanation will help someone else

    Pros: Sounds great, looks great, lots of options/customization, easy to install

    Cons: Wasn't 100% clear if I needed additional cables to enable all features with Android Auto.

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    Bryson from Puyallup, WA on 2/20/2017

    2010 Toyota Corolla
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    Install was easier than I anticipated in my 2010 Corolla



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    Anonymous from Lynnwood, WA on 2/19/2017

    2004 Volkswagen R32
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything about this unit is amazing. With stock speakers with the Monsoon system is flawless. My only issue I have encountered is that my Bluetooth fails to connect about half of the time. I have a iPhone 6s, Apple car play is perfect though.



    Awesome sound quality

    Thomas from Phoenix, AZ on 2/19/2017

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    I've had this for almost a year and am very impressed by the quality. I really like the ability to add on what you want, Nav, back up camera, external amp, sub etc. absolutely no lack of inputs and outputs. I really enjoy the SD card slot, very hi quality from that - allowed me to try music at better than CD quality. This is for the 4100 model.

    Pros: Sound quality, features, ability to add what I want

    Cons: Interface is not an iPhone

    If you love your phone, you will love this reciever!

    Anonymous from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/19/2017

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once I heard about Apple Car Play, I was intrigued. I needed to bring my 2007 Silverado Classic into 2017 and this did it very well. All the features of the AVH-4200NEX at very intuitive like using my IPhone. The touchscreen is just sensitive enough that it responds like a smart phone and the glare is almost non existent on the receiver. The only thing I which I could have from it is better EQ profiles. The AVH-4200 allows you to build your own, but as with most aftermarket receivers, the extra power they produce takes a bit of adjustment so you don't blow your factory speakers. More reason to upgrade!

    Pros: Very intuitive and easy to figure out. The instruction book wasn't as much help as just messing with the deck.

    Cons: None.

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    Jim from Panama City , Fl on 2/19/2017

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Apple Car Play , Great advisor 5 stars on both

    Pros: Apple car play

    Cons: None

    Really opened up sound

    Christopher from Augusta, GA on 2/15/2017

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio really opened up the sound on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler's Alpine system. Great features everything I wanted.

    Pros: Everything about this unit is a pro for me

    Cons: Takes a bit of time to connect the harness

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    joe from Franklin, NC on 2/15/2017

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like it. A little complicated, but I'm learning more every time I use it. Being able to customize the background is cool.



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    Anonymous from Eaton Rapids, Michigan on 2/15/2017

    2012 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just fantastic it does everything and exactly what I want, I used the wiring harness that Crutchfield suggested so all of the vehicle controls work

    Pros: Does everything

    Cons: I would like a volume knob

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    Damon from Oklahoma on 2/15/2017

    2011 Ford Fusion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Gone the greatest head units I have ever owned Android auto is great and one of the main reason I got this one



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    Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 2/14/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    User interface could be better. Screen responsiveness is OK but not great. Try the 8200nex if this is an issue for you. 8200nex also has built in nav but is twice the price. Also not that impressed with Android Auto, although that is not Pioneer's issue. Sounds great. Overall, I think it is a good value.



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    Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 2/14/2017

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Rock solid and great sound. Originally wanted to go with the Kenwood but needed the removable face plate with the Jeep. Fit perfectly in 2017 Wrangler JKU. Added the maestro pieces to keep all the steering wheel controls. Super easy install and delivery was overnight.



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    Albert from West Palm Beach, FL on 2/13/2017

    2010 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been shopping for one of these units for a while & finally decided on the Pioneer 4200,beautiful screen it looks better in my truck than I had imagined easy to use &I with more features that I could use. Extremely happy with it

    Pros: Big clear screen,lots of features great price

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 2/13/2017

    2003 Hummer H2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    amazing unit. The ease that comes with managing your music apps from the screen is life saving. I show the features off to anyone that will listen



    Lots of features, great display

    Anonymous from Hayward, CA on 2/9/2017

    2006 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed to 06 Acura RSX Type S and integrated to factory Bose system. After much research this is the HU I decided on. This is a whole lot of radio and very happy with the choice. Sound is much better than factory HU. I picked it up for ApplyPlay, backup camera, Sirius, HD radio, speaker phone, HDMI input, color display to match interior lights.

    Pros: Lots of features and great display

    Cons: Can't think of any

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    jason from Salem,Ma on 2/9/2017

    2015 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for my 15 jeep wrangler . really makes the stock alpine system so much better. Plus the added bonus of a removable screen .



    Recommendation was perfect

    John from Irvine, CA on 2/8/2017

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 2006 Grand Cherokee and I was concerned that I would lose some functionality with the stock amp. I had heard others state that the fader has an issue since there are only 1 set of speakers (front) getting hooked up instead of 2 (front and back) even though the amp works has 6 channels. Dexter mentioned that I wanted to keep the stock amp instead of bypassing it. Turns out he was exactly right. Used this unit with the Maestro RR and everything is better than I anticipated. The online instructions from iDatalink were perfect. I also added a rear backup camera with little trouble but had to use the backup signal wire to get it to work. The install is clean and except for a little shaving of the plastic ring from the install kit it all went great. Fader works great and having the OBD guages is pretty cool. Android Auto works flawlessly but I still have other items to learn. This is a long way from the factory NAV unit I had in there. Great purchase.

    Pros: Flawless integration, sound, ease of use and installation

    Cons: Having to use 2 different USB ports (one for Android phone and the other for updates/Apple).

    Good choice,

    Anonymous from Parker, CO on 2/7/2017

    2009 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a hard time deciding which unit to purchase. I wanted the Apple Car Play and a good display to add a backup camera to my 2009 Corvette. The unit sounds and looks great. Thank you for the good recommendation.



    Great features

    Greg from Felton, DE on 2/5/2017

    2009 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade!!! Modernized my 2009 Hyundai. It now has many of the same features as my 2017 Hyundai but sounds better. I added an amp, powered sub, rear camara and sat radio as well. Woke up a car that was getting a little tired.

    Pros: Touch screen and modern features like android auto and blue tooth.

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Broken Arrow, OK on 2/1/2017

    2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Takes a while to learn. The manual isn't much help when it comes to actually navigating through the functions of the radio. Display is good and has a ton of cool functions.



    Easy install. Looks and sounds great!

    Gary from Palmdale, CA on 1/31/2017

    2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I read the reviews before making this purchase. One of the criteria for me was to have minimal glare on the display when sun is shining. I made a good choice, as I have no problem seeing the display even when the sun shines directly onto it. As far as performance, this unit sounds awesome! Great dynamic range, lots of bass, and easy-to-use equalizer. The unit has many features I wanted, including HD Radio, SiriusXM ready, and Apple Car Play. Also has Android Play if that's your choice. I purchased the SiriusXM 300 tuner as accessory. It was easy to install and activate. The SiriusXM display on this unit is colorful and awesome. Apple CarPlay works great! There is a UBB cable included with the unit. I ran it from the rear of the unit then under the dash to the left side of the steering column. Installed a clip on the dash to hold the female end of the USB cable. Installed a KENU vent holder on the vent to left of steering wheel. Bought a coiled lightning-to-USB cable. Works great! Keeps the iPhone on my left side while driving. Since it's connected via USB to the Pioneer head unit, the iPhone is constantly charging while you use CarPlay. Easy to switch to the other apps as well, such as the SiriusXM or HD Radio. I ran the included mic cable from the back of the head unit to the top of the column on the steering wheel. Perfect spot. All wiring is concealed and I used Velcro tape to mount it. Used a Scosche dash kit. Fits perfectly. Easy instructions from

    Pros: No glare on display, awesome sound, lots of features, easy install, easy to use, vol and mode controls on display and on bottom rail of unit

    Cons: None

    Finally a SD card reader

    Mark from Kalispell, MT on 1/31/2017

    1996 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought for the SD card reader and he larger display. Very happy with the results in my 96 4runner. Added the back up camera for extra viability. Easy to navigate menus.

    Pros: Big screan,sd card reader, lit's of inputs and outputs.

    Cons: Price is a little on the high end to get the large display and card reader.

    Great Android Auto platform!

    John from Homestead, FL on 1/30/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in an 06 F-150. The supplied double DIN bracket and wire harness gave the installation a professional look. The actual unit makes using Android Auto great. Although AA has some quirks or perhaps limitations, it nonetheless provides a hands free option for using one's cell phone. Pandora, Google maps navigation, Google voice search, phone contacts from the phone, 'piped' straight into the receiver. Awesome! Also the ability to send texts via the Google voice to text feature of the phone!

    Pros: features hat I wrote above

    Cons: Android Auto does not yet offer the ability to list/view all your phone contacts when phone is connected. Android issue. Not a Pioneer issue.


    Dustin from Port Saint Lucie, FL on 1/30/2017

    2001 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Good bang for your buck. Does everything I want and then some. Apple car play is awesome!



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    Ben from Huntsville, TX on 1/29/2017

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Nice receiver! I was considering adding an amp to the 6 Polk marine speakers that I changed in my Jeep Wrangler JK. I already have a powered sub under the drivers seat and really didn't want to add another amp. With in minutes of installing this head unit my contemplating of an another amp stopped. This totally inhanced the sound and quality of my system. It has plenty of options to connect your phone, just pick your favorite. I did run the HDMI cable which allows me to use Waze among others. I also added a back-up camera. Needless to say I am very satisfied at this point.



    Great Receiver

    Este from Harrisonburg, VA on 1/27/2017

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

    I had originally had Crutchfield install a Kenwood DDx-9703S reciever in my 07 Silverado and had nothing but background noise from it. Crutchfield graciously replaced the Kenwood with a Pioneer AVH-4200 NEX. This receiver has NO issues. It's 5 times better than the Kenwood

    Pros: It's 5 times better than the Kenwood

    Cons: none

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    Scott from Houston, TX on 1/17/2017

    2013 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Been buying Pioneer stereos for decades now. Always impressed. They've earned a customer for life with me.

    Pros: Makes the factory speakers sound much better.

    Cons: Bit tricky and technical to get all factory options (chime, parking aid, satellite etc.) integrated.

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    Anonymous from Jacksonville FL on 1/17/2017

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo is beyond my expectations works and looks great. Thanks to the Crutchfield team for great service and fast shipping !!



    Great Pioneer system

    Brian from Coventry, RI on 1/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Pioneer is working perfectly. It replaced an older Pioneer that didn't have Apple Car Play. The nice thing was that I could use the exact wiring harness I had with the old unit. I want to thank, Norm from Crutchfield, for sharing that information with me. It saved me al lot of time. Crutchfield customer support is the best.

    Pros: ease of use, great sound, fair price

    Cons: None

    Modernizing the Minivan.

    Shayne from Louisville, KY on 1/15/2017

    2007 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver. Wanted something with Carplay and Android Auto. Both work well. The tilt feature makes it nice if the sun happens to affect the screen. Installed easily with recommended accessories. Adjustment of button colors to match you vehicle is handy. Still learning about some of the features and available shortcuts. Touchscreen response is good. Bluetooth works well. 4-1/2 stars.

    Pros: Hands free. Bluetooth calls and music. Carplay and Android Auto. Clean sound and ability to adjust. HD radio is nice and clear.

    Cons: Don't really care for the buttons along the bottom or the fuchsia colored Pioneer logo on the start screen. Strange choice.

    Love this radio, looks great in 2006 Tacoma

    anthony from Egg Harbor Township, NJ on 1/14/2017

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio. Installed in 2006 Toyota Tacoma (Dec 2016). The HD, XM radio, Android Auto, Bluetooth are great. I also got the Pioneer camera which gives a very good picture. This is an updated version of the AVH-4100NEX. I have been researching radios for over a year and IMO this is the best for the money. The New AVH-4201 just has the camera included.

    Pros: easy of GUI


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    Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 1/4/2017

    2004 Audi S4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, easy to use



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    James from Ashland, VA on 1/1/2017

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this new front end. Everything works as advertised. Looking forward to continuing enhancements of the Android Auto app (not Pioneer's issue.)



    Great Car Stereo, Excellent Crutchfield Support

    Tom from Minnetonka, MN on 12/25/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX in my 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS. This is the first aftermarket car stereo I have installed in a vehicle. Shane at Crutchfield did an excellent job recommending this car stereo as well as accessories such as a Maestro system so I could retain factory steering wheel controls and obtain ODBD data such as tire pressure status. I love the improved sound quality that the HD radio provides, the ease at which it integrates to Android Auto/Apple Car Play and the blue tooth/handfree control for making phone calls. After I received the car stereo, I called in once to Crutchfield technical support for help sorting thru wiring harness connections and they were a huge help.

    Pros: Excellent intergration to Android Auto. Great sound quality. Excellent Support from Crutchfield providing installation support.

    Cons: I likely will never use the DVD/CD player. I would prefer it if Pioneer provided a version of this product without the DVD player at a lower price point. Other feature suggestions would be to have the ability for the radio to read car fault codes and body codes for vehicle diagnostic purposes. Shipped owner's manual needs improvement.

    Received yesterday 12/22/16 and I am impressed and pleased.

    Ben from North, GA on 12/23/2016

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just got yesterday 12/22/16 and I am impressed. Many thanks to the folks at Crutchfield and my product advisor. I decided to set it up on my work desk using a 12-volt battery because it will be at least a week before I can install this unit in my Ram 2500. I had concerns about some of the negative reviews thankfully I was not able to reproduce these problems. I do not have an Android device so I am testing with two iPhone 6s and one 4s along with an assortment of media storage devices including a 1TB, NTFS formatted USB disk drive. Out of the box the unit is clean and seems well built. Parts, cables, accessories and microphone seem to be of good to excellent quality. Was able to connect my iPhones and many defiant types of storage devices with little to no problem. Wanted to list everything here but only have 1,500 characters. OK what will happen if I have two iPhones connected at the same time, oh what the heck we can insert a DVD and a SD card. The iPhone in USB 1 worked with CarPlay the second iPhone just behaved as an iPod. The great part is I could start all of these devices playing something including the FM HD radio then switch between each. The media devises are paused when not selected. Not bad this worked much faster and better that I thought it would. remote works well but is more useful when playing videos or DVDs. I have not tested using a backup camera yet. Boot up time is about 6 seconds. Draws 0.001 amps idle/off & under 5 at a dece

    Pros: Worked well out of the box and I was able to connect just about any device anyone would want to connect. Audio quality is very good to excellent. I had non of the problem others listed and look forward to installing in my truck soon. Boot up / startup is quick, touch screen is clear and responsive to even a soft touch. Many useful options.

    Cons: Shipped owner manual is hard to read use the web site PDF it is much easier to read. Still testing and will update later. this review only has 1,500 characters and I needed a lot more to cover everything I did in my initial bench testing.

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    Anonymous from California on 12/22/2016

    2003 Hummer H2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is one of the best decks I've had. Easy to use not complicated like you might think with a touch screen. Crutchfield was spot on there review.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Louisiana on 12/21/2016

    2011 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great. Love the option of either Android Auto or Apple Car Play. AM station is weak but tolerable.



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    Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 12/18/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit worked as expected and met all expectations. The Android auto was amazing. Make sure the unit and subwoofer are set to work together if you use separate sub woofer RCA cables.




    Deborah from Cottonwood, AZ on 12/18/2016

    2007 Jeep Wrangler

    Absolutely wonderful. I bought the Pioneer for my truck and an Alpine for my Jeep. I'm going to take a bat to the Alpine and replace it with another Pioneer. Everything about this receiver is awesome. Huge, great features, easy of navigating. The equalizing is amazing and easy. I don't like to refer to an inch thick owners manual every time I want to make a simple change, like the Alpine, and I don't have to with the Pioneer.

    Pros: Everything. Easy to setup and use. Navigating, variety of options and quick easy connecting to Bluetooth.

    Cons: None

    Pioneer 4200 NEX makes my Jeep Sweet

    Steve from Carson City, NV on 12/16/2016

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is the best I have seen. I installed it myself with and had no problems. All of my contacts were handled professionally and completely.

    Pros: Looks OEM, far superior to OEM, Easy install, great sound.

    Cons: None

    Fantastic Head that does it all

    Anonymous from new jersey on 12/14/2016

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simply put the best head unit i have ever owned hands down. This thing has multiple connectors for aux, USB, apple carplay, android auto, plays movies...the list goes on and on. I upgraded the head unit in my 2010 toyota corolla along with a set of new rockford fosgate speakers at the same time. I was really surprised at how much power this unit puts out. I have amped my sound system's in previous cars, and my configuration sounds like there is a 200W amp behind the whole thing, using only this unit. The guI is also very user friendly and intuitive. In less than 30 minutes I figured out how to easily navigate around and do whatever i wanted to on this unit. The only thing i can really think of that this HU is missing is it's own independent navigation system, but of course you get navi through carplay or android auto. The other small setback for me was that you can only upload 1 photo for the splash and 1 photo for the background at a time. Not a big deal though. Overall, this thing is incredibly well built, functional, fun, and easy to use. I cant think of a single reason why anyone would go wrong with this unit.



    Great product

    Daniel from Summerville,SC on 12/13/2016

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just finished hooking this unit up. So far I love it. It's easy to use and pairs well with my iPhone. I even got a message saying that the location of my truck is saved in the maps on my phone at all times. I would highly recommend this product!

    Pros: Apple Icare, plus the ability to have two backup cameras

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Not looking good.

    Kris from Suffolk, VA on 12/6/2016

    2013 Hyundai Accent

    Update to previous review. New problems. Sirius XM radio barely works now. Always needs to be "refreshed". Gave up on that and cancelled subscription. Didn't have that issue with 5800bhs. Seems super glitchy with iPod touch 5g. Audio will cut out while playing music off iPod frequently now. To fix, must restart radio. Seen the song information display all kinds of crazy a few times. Sometimes the info bar at the bottom will have missing options for no reason. Recently at car start up, the radio failed to come on at all. Had to restart car for it to come on. A few days later the start up screen took a long time and went back and forth before the radio was able to work. My unit was purchased in September 2016. And it seems like its ready to die. Getting it checked out today because Pioneer has blamed everything and everyone else in the world besides the unit itself. Nothing but excuses. This week they are blaming the steering wheel controls. Last month they blamed Apple and the iPod. If the steering wheel controls pass I'm sending it in. Might also try an older iPhone with an older ios and give that a try. All in all, worst expensive endeavor I've ever taken on in the car aftermarket radio world and Pioneer doesn't even care...

    Pros: Excellent sound, nice customization features. Android Auto is pretty cool besides limited Playlist scrolling.

    Cons: Glitchy with iPod touch 5g. Sirius XM needs to be refreshed over and over. Pioneer support doesn't really help.

    AMAZING upgrade from my factory head unit!!

    Nick from Lexington Park, MD on 12/4/2016

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been searching for an upgrade to my low-end factory head on my 2015 Wrangler for quite some time. When I stumbled across the AVH-4200NEX, I decided to pull the trigger based not only on the features it offered, but also the positive reviews on this and other websites. I was very concerned with preserving my Uconnect functionality, but ultimately I don't even miss it though I still have it. When coupled with the iDataLink Maestro module and the CH1 wiring harness, I was able to repurpose many of my steering wheel controls when I flashed the module off my laptop. Installation of the unit was pretty simple. There are several videos available online that show Double DIN unit replacement on Wranglers like mine, and there were no surprises. Operation of the radio is great. It sounds good with the Kicker speakers I put in a year ago, and bass is pretty good without yet having a subwoofer installed. I have MUCH better radio reception than with the stock head, and movies and all the other gizmo features work flawless. Lots of stuff out there online that points out the nuances of operation- like the dedicated USB ports depending on Apple or Android. I'm still working on getting the AppRadio to work, as there isn't much documentation provided on it up front. I'm sure it is operator error more than anything else. Android Auto is amazing. Overall I am absolutely tickled about this purchase. Anyone considering this unit should DEFINITELY give it serious th

    Pros: Good price, lots of features, sounds great! Navigation ability when connected via Android Auto or Apple Car Play

    Cons: Little bit of a learning curve on the user interface Legacy factory microphone is not compatible- had to run a new microphone (supplied with the unit)

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Brian from Church Hill, TN on 11/29/2016

    2014 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, I have two now. The meastro mrr is a must for any newer car.



    Amazing TouchScreen, Carplay is perfect

    Andrew from Farmville, VA on 11/29/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amazing product, love the features and ease of use.



    Great pioneer product

    Anonymous from Lompoc CA on 11/21/2016

    2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fits and works like a dream, android auto the best.



    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Ron from Avondale, Az on 11/21/2016

    2015 Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer 4200NEX is great, has really good sound thru the factory speakers with less volume than the factory unit. Although the Apple Play was a bit deceiving as to getting the apps off of your phone on the unit, it will only let you get what apps have been approve by Apple, example Goggle Maps will not work, but the Apple app for maps is an off shoot of Google. The allowable apps thru Apple are limited. The other thing that will drive nuts is your notifications that you have turned on, when they come up on your phone it will disconnect the Apple Play and you have to unplug and plug it in again, unless you shut off the notifications on the locked screen. This is an Apple thing not Crutchfield. I had Crutchfield do the wiring from the Pioneer to the factory plug and they did a great job with that. Chris the costumer service person I dealt with was great with setting me up with the necessary parts to make the transition. Overall I am very satisfy with Crutchfield and frustrated with Apple as to their limitations on the useable Apps.



    Apple Radio

    Travis from Roan Mountain,TN. 37687 on 11/20/2016

    2000 Cadillac DeVille
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works Great,excellent product

    Pros: Works Perfect


    Easy install

    Guy from Vancouver, WA on 11/14/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation. Called tech support once to confirm the wiring was correct. As previously stated by other reviews, it is not necessary to cut the metal support bracket inside the dash, simply removing the surrounding plastic provides enough clearance. Only issue I have found is the very low call volume, which is most likely because of the stock speakers.

    Pros: Great customer service / support.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Great Upgrade

    Anonymous from Owings Mills, MD on 11/13/2016

    2006 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very happy with this Pioneer head unit. I had been waiting for a long time to upgrade the factory radio on the spare car we have for our kids. This model does what I wanted - it runs the GPS from the phone as well as the other things you would expect - handsfree calling, ability to play music from phone. And it does all of this for both Apple and Android phones, important since we are a split house. A few things to note: installation for a layperson like me took a while - about 5 hours. This was mainly because I had no idea what I was doing. I called Crutchfield 4 times and got very good guidance with virtually no wait time. For the Apple and Android auto programs to run, the phones need to be plugged in. So if you need to accommodate both operating systems as I do, then you will want to cords running out of the head unit. I wish one could be used and that it would detect which was plugged in, but that is a minor inconvenience.

    Pros: Works with Apple and Android; easy interface

    Cons: Auto sequence does not work via Bluetooth - must be physically connected.

    Great unit for the price

    Lunks from St Paul, MN on 11/13/2016

    2008 Nissan Rogue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a good unit. I would echo some of the other complaints about screen brightness. Android Auto isn't very contrasted to begin with so it can be difficult to use the navigation if you are trying to read the map. That is what prevents me from 5/5 stars. However, the rest of the unit is good. It's responsive and customizable to a nice degree. Boot time is reasonable considering the complexity of the unit. Attaching Sirius to the unit was simple. All in all it's a great unit. No need for navigation thanks to the android auto and apple carplay setup.

    Pros: Good audio quality, fast display, customizable, good bluetooth quality

    Cons: Screen brightness in direct light leaves something to be desired (a common problem with units like this)

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    David from Erie, PA on 11/3/2016

    2014 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit has the potential to be great but unfortunately it has a major flaw. One of the main reasons I purchased this unit was the Android Auto feature. The android auto feature with my Samsung Galaxy S7 simply doesn't work consistently. When the phone is plugged in, the app launches and everything is great until at a random time it will stop working and the screen will go black. A call to tech support was no help whatsoever other than telling me that there were issues with android auto and the galaxy S7 and I should call back periodically to see if they have been resolved. This information should be posted on the product page but it is not. If you are looking at this unit for it's features other than android auto then this is a very good head unit. However if you are looking at this unit for android auto and you have a Samsung galaxy S7 phone and perhaps other phones as well, I suggest you look elsewhere because as of now this unit will not work with android auto and the Galaxy S7. Very disappointed Crutchfield didn't provide this information on the product page as they are obviously aware of it!

    Pros: Everything other than Android Auto

    Cons: Android Auto with Samsung Galaxy S7

    Good picture

    Steve from Albuquerque, NM on 11/1/2016

    Best all around wow



    Excellent features for the price

    Steven from Farmingdale, NY on 10/31/2016

    2006 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After 7 years of ownership of my Honda I finally decided to bite the bullet and upgrade the head unit. Top of my list of wants was Android Auto and Bluetooth integration. After researching for hours on end I decided on the 4200NEX and couldn't be happier. Android Auto works effortlessly, just plug your phone in and everything pops up moments later. I also really enjoy the UI when not using Android Auto. The UI is clean and very intuitive. Being able to use my cars audio system to talk and listen on the phone makes the car feel new again and not stuck in the stone age. The screen is bright and can be easily seen even with the sun beating on it. Installation was breeze and took about two hours. I have two complaints. Crutchfields installation kit contains plastic brackets to hold the radio in place. The plastic brackets are pretty flimsy and the unit creaks when traversing over small bumps. It would be nice to have a premium bracket either made out of metal or built to a better quality. I will have to come up with some sort of DIY solution. My other complaint is that the radio unit comes with some really poor preset EQ settings. Would like to see a few more choices.

    Pros: User interface is very clean and easy to use, the menus are intuitive, even with a resitive touchscreen it is still responsive and bright, the sound quality is much better then my stock unit

    Cons: Lack of preset EQ settings means a lot of playing around.

    Took a while to install, well worth it.

    Nick from Mount Clemens, MI on 10/30/2016

    2011 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been using this receiver for well over 2 weeks now and I'm loving every drive I go out on. If you are on the fence about this purchase, it's among one of the most affordable options. Installing the device took me two trips to my friends who had the right tools. It was my first install but wasn't too difficult to wrap my head around. When assembling the wiring harness on a Subaru Outback 2011, it's color to color and orange white to orange (this ties to the car illumination, when the head lights turn on, Android Auto/Google Maps goes to night mode, that's the only thing I can tell what this wire does so far). Solder and heat shrink works best. To my knowledge, you do not need to solder the steering wheel controls into the harness, but into the car itself. We're saving that for another week and will update the review with how to do that. We also installed a backup camera option. Installing this took the longest and we had to dismantle most of the back seat to do it. It comes with a wire (hot and ground) that's long enough to run from the back to your receiver. However, I would also purchase a spool of 16-18 Gage wire to run with the camera wire (this would be used to send the signal to the receiver when the car is in reverse, hooks into rear light of the car). This receiver has a brown RCA input for this camera, so plugging the camera into the receiver wa

    Pros: Receiver is snappy to touch. Different options to change the background and button lights. Backup camera input. HD Radio, Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

    Cons: I would buy the kit here, but the Crutchfield guide that came with it was almost useless. However, calling the support hotline helped us a few times in the install. Please Include A Color Guide On How To Solder The Harness To The Receiver, And The Steering Wheel Controls To The Car, Please!

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    Anonymous from Opelika, AL on 10/30/2016

    2011 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product! Works great with Apple CarPlay. Screen doesn't like the sun much but with some adjustments can be managed



    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Broomfield, CO on 10/26/2016

    2005 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product. Installs and works as advertised. So far no complaints.



    Great Carplay Functionality

    Anonymous from Cleveland, OH on 10/24/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this head unit to replace the stock stereo in a 2006 Suburban. It was larger than the stock radio, so knocking out some of the supports in the dash was required. It also interfaces with the Rear Entertainment System (radio and screen controls) with the use of the PAC RP5-GM11. Apple Carplay works very well. Siri, Maps, Music, and Spotify work flawlessly as long as you have a good cable (Mine was faulty so it kept disconnecting). Haven't tried Android Auto as there was only one USB extension in the box. The biggest pain in installing this radio came from the parking brake safety. It didn't read when my parking break was set. Forget watching videos while in motion, you can't even pair your phone via Bluetooth if this doesn't work, and you can't just ground this cable out like the older models. Also, because this stereo doesn't have built-in navigation, the "set-on" method doesn't work with it. Despite the problems that I encountered, the head-unit was solid on a 20-hour road trip once I replaced the faulty lightning cable. The unit played movies/music/maps without issue during the entire trip.

    Pros: Good sound Easy to use Apple Carplay works well Reverse camera has adjustable distance indicators Dual Zone capable so the front and rear passengers can watch/listen to different entertainment.

    Cons: Long boot-up time Short on provided USB cables Parking brake safety

    Best 2016 radio A Must Have

    Douglas from Fulton, Mi on 10/16/2016

    2001 GMC Sierra 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Didn't even know I was ordering something released this year, wanted something with sirius and bluetooth, ordered unit with the rebates, lly and free 3 month although I want more genres than the free so I will upgrade subscription in 3 months, and it delivers,still have to hook up the new pig tale with the parking brake wire so I can use andriod auto, I had a pioneer radio before this one and pig tale was same connector minus couple wires for accessories, plug and play in my case which was nice, in the older gm's mine being and '01 sierra the dash isn't fit so we'll for a big unit, unlike my dads '05 silverado his is better fit for it, barely fits with the wires connected had to jam it in there gently, but works well and would recommend to anybody.

    Pros: Quick learning curve, beyond easy to use and ready for lots of entertainment through the this unit

    Cons: Haven't come across any yet besides having to set parking brake temporarily to use andriod auto,

    Almost Excellent

    Micah from Bend, OR on 10/2/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As the entry level model Android Auto capably unit, I didn't expect to be blown out of the water and I wasn't. Even so, it has managed to impress me with how well it can transition between different functions, including Android Auto. For the price, even as an entry level unit, I would have expected a higher quality display. The one it has would be more suited to a unit 60% of the price.

    Pros: Android Auto works seamlessly.

    Cons: Display quality is lacking.

    Excellent bang for the buck!

    Steve from St Peters, MO on 9/29/2016

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the second Pioneer NEX unit we have purchased. Our previous 4100NEX was great (in a 2003 4Runner), and thus felt very comfortable outfitting another car with this line (2008 Tundra). The user interface is straightforward and allows quick easy access to a broad range of sources. I connected to factory speakers in both cases, and got significant improvement over the stock head-unit. Needless to say, if you really want to make this thing perform, replacing stock speakers is a must. On-board power has been adequate for our needs. Bluetooth features are quite good and behave as expected. We integrated a backup camera in both installs with very good results. Only minor gripe is the lag before it displays when shifting into reverse. CarPlay is great (albeit not perfect), and we use it a LOT. Android on the other hand is quite clunky (but DOES function). This is NOT Pioneers problem, it is more the state of the Android application thus far. Fingers crossed the integration improves with future releases. All in all, extremely happy with this unit and would certainly recommend for anyone wanting a high-end product at a mid-range price.

    Pros: Easy to use Excellent performance VERY flexible Looks great in the dash GPS via phones displayed on screen

    Cons: HD Tuner could be more sensitive Install not for the faint of heart with multiple sources

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Fred from Monroe Township, NJ 08831 on 9/26/2016

    2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted this because I thought it's a step above the stock unit. The touch screen is a plus but requiers a hard touch but I did see where I can adjust this. What I can not figure out is why is there a 1/2" line across the screen,Pandora has no on screen list I wanted 50's oldies I got 50 Cent. The maps are impossible to shut off so we stopped the car,started over again but only FM So I spent over $1000 for a FM radio that cant even power it's speakers. I truly believe the installer had no Idea what he was doing and could not convey all I needed to know. Now I will never know what this radio can do and find a better installer never again go to the big box store. I will call Crutchfield and ask what is a better radio or can this one be brought to life

    Pros: Looks nice

    Cons: Everything else

    Great Features!

    Jordan from Las Vegas, NV on 9/26/2016

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not normally a Pioneer fan, but this deck does everything I want it to. I can use my Android Auto, and listen to my iPod at the same time. I can also use and see the screen in daylight, unlike the Kenwood DDX9903S I tried first.

    Pros: -Android Auto and iPod simultaneously -Can see screen in daylight, minimal glare

    Cons: -None so far

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Scott from Salt Lake City, UT on 9/19/2016

    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Expensive piece of junk. Display too dim to see. Virtually no contrast in Google maps. Android Auto integration is horrible. No notifications announced. No settings. Unit is huge and difficult to cram in dash. The face release button is not accessible when mounted in dash. Flash update through USB1 only. Really stupid design! Not ready for alpha testing or never operated in sunlight! Kills factory rear view camera.

    Pros: Plugs hole in dash! Great boat anchor for fish tank!

    Cons: Nearly invisible display. Android Auto integration leaves a lot to be desired!

    Love the unit but android auto will not work period

    Autoplayhater from mckinney, tx on 9/14/2016

    2011 Chrysler 200

    I love this head unit except for one big issue and the main reason I purchased it. I have tried the galaxy s7 and galaxy note 7. Android auto will not, I repeat will not work with the android auto play. Did everything I could imagine and read about but still doesn't work. But still a very nice unit.

    Pros: Almost everything

    Cons: Android Autoplay doesn't function with newer galaxy phones.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Suffolk, VA. on 9/12/2016

    2013 Hyundai Accent

    It seems radio manufacturers are not giving themselves enough time to work kinks out of their Radios before releasing them. I replaced the avh-5800bhs with this unit and while the features are more flashier I'm not too impressed with either. My main gripes with this unit are that you always get the warning screen at start up. It does disappear after about 3 seconds on its own. Then if its set to iPod the music is automatically paused. You have to press play for it to start. This doesn't change if you leave it alone it stays paused. The album art is finicky. It shows up when it feels like it. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. This upsets me cause I have made quite a few custom album covers for my custom playlists and I love seeing them on the radio screen (when they do show up) this was also a problem with the previous radio. The biggest con for me is the radio shows songs in playlists from the iPod in alphabetical order not the customized order I've put them in. The only way around this is to rename songs with numbers in front or ask Siri to play playlists for you and they will play in order that way. Also they play correctly through Bluetooth but that Eliminates the album art. Also if you have an iPod touch save your money on the Apple video adaptor and just put your converted DRM free videos on a USB. It's a way easier interface than the adaptor. Basically the radio has a lot of issues and glitches that should be worked out esp. For the money.



    What an upgrade!

    LBS from Hardy, VA on 9/12/2016

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded from the stock stereo w/ navigation in my 2008 Subaru Impreza STI and what a difference! The sound it much better, and I love that I can connect both my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone along with my iPod to it. It was fairly simple to install and get set up once I realized that I had a bad USB extension cable.

    Pros: Integration with Samsung Galaxy S7 and my Apple iPod.

    Cons: The screen defaults back to the main menu after several seconds when viewing the screen that shows the connected devices.


    Julian from Philadelphia, PA on 9/9/2016

    2014 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a pioneer unit in my old car and I loved it. I had heard great things about the 4200NEX and so I wanted to get it for my new (used) car. I use an iPod classic for music and a Moto X Pure with Marshmallow for Android Auto. First off, my iPod constantly has weird glitching issues with the head unit. I've replaced the head unit, the cables, and the iPod HDD and still no success. Secondly, Android Auto is crippled by Google's implementation and the head unit doesn't really help make it any better. With the most recent firmware update to the HU, when I receive a phone call and I'm listening to music via Android Auto, instead of a ringtone playing, all but my front speakers mute and still play the music. I'm not sure if I can recommend this head unit/



    Nice Hardware, Software needs work

    Peter from Natick, MA on 9/7/2016

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio for several reasons, among them the ability to setup my android to display. So far I have yet been able to do that after several weeks. Radio - Extremely crisp reception and most importantly smooth transition to digital from analog (last Pioneer 6800BT was really bad on this) Sound quality - Very good even with stock speakers (upgraded after a week as that was the plan but wanted a before and after feel. Ease of use - Very easy to navigate around standard options but some items (Rear Display) take a few steps to control but still easier then standard radios for most parts Display - I love it and the touch screen has no issues for use. The responsiveness is great and I love how you can rearrange the main options so the most used are easy to access (HD radio/DVD). Glare is there at some points but easy to adjust out with tilt in my Trailblazer Rear connections - SO MUCH GOODNESS!!! only thought would have been to place al outs for the preamps together.... but the rear audio out in speaker format was great as now I have my kids plug in to headphones to keep my songs playing. Apps - well here is my problem. So far I have loaded up all the different apps and setup several connection types to (a Sam S3 and a Sam J3 2016 ver.) no luck connecting the head unit to them. More to come on this. As a side note bluetooth for the phone is great but it will not play directions from my google maps like othe

    Pros: Abilities (extreme level of plug ins) Display (rich and fully stocked with options) Sound (just WOW) even with stock speakers it changes your environment nicely Connectivity is great even for the items I have yet to install (I have a new backup camera I tested and works wonderfully as well as a forward facing DVD play remembers your place even after removing a dvd for another (Kids love that) Plus great image

    Cons: Apps are a little temperamental but may be because using a older phone and or a newer phone with wrong cables. (expect this to my issue not the radio) No Bluetooth navigation sounds from google from samsung S3 (again might be my old phone) hear is really the one big issue.... clock to small and stuck in one place. (increase of font and moveablity would be nice as the screen can be quite busy and it takes to long to find the time when driving.

    Just Finished...

    Timm9 from Arnold, CA on 9/5/2016

    2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

    The instructions indicate that there is a metal strip that needs to be removed which is not correct. There is 'plastic' that needs to be removed but this unit will fit without hacksawing the metal strip. The plastic is easily removed with a hacksaw blade and plyers. In addition I also purchased the connection kit sold by Pioneer for this specific unit. The installation was not difficult and the install dash kit included worked as it should. The documentation (both the 4200NEX and Connection Kit) could use a substantial update, particularly with respect to how to actually use the connection kit and cables. I spent many hours researching this unit for the ability to connect to an android device via android auto which included many promo videos from not only Pioneer, but retailers as well. All of the videos show how the AVH-4200NEX displays and controls the compatible apps on your device on the AVH-4200NEX screen with an apple device, and then indicates (without showing an example) the android device will function in a similar manner. Unless I do not have this unit properly 'cabled', I do not believe that this unit will display the same way an apple device will. Once Android Auto is running the only functions you will have control over will be Navigation, Music, and SMS/text messaging. I'm pleased with the performance of the AVH-4200NEX, but I am disappointed that even after exhaustively researching this unit it does not really do what Pioneer 'almost' say it does.

    Pros: I could have shopped around for a better price but I doubt that another retailer would have answered my tech support call at 9:00/am PST the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Thank you Crutchfield!

    Cons: Truth in advertising goes a long way towards customer loyalty, and half-truths only anger consumers. If you are looking at this unit for integration with an android device, it does work but do not expect it to do what the promo videos indicate.

    Great Replacement for Factory System!

    Jeff from Denville, NJ on 9/3/2016

    2008 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the factory navigation system that came in my 2008 Corvette (no existing USB, external inputs, or bluetooth...dark ages). The AVH-4200NEX had all of the base features I was looking for without having to purchase things like XM and navigation (unless I wanted them, available via optional modular expansion). Greatly improved sound quality with the factory amplifier and speakers, excellent equalizer system built in for adjustments. I also purchased the optional CD-MC20 microphone for the built in "auto equalizer system" that autotunes the system for the acoustic characteristics of your car (nice improvement) Bluetooth and Android Auto work great with my Nexus 6p. Also added a Kenwood CMOS-230 backup camera, awesome. System is firmware upgradeable and the process to upgrade is very simple. I used the PAC RP-GM11 to retain steering wheel controls, factory chimes and Onstar capability and it was basically plug and play. Didn't have to cut a single factory wire, just soldered all of the Pioneer and PAC connections on my workbench and then moved everything to the car and plugged it in. As always, Crutchfield support is great and they answered my specific questions both quickly and accurately. The provided MasterSheet was very insightful for console and dashboard assembly and when augmented with some online videos the installation was very straightforward. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and can't wait to show it off to my friends.

    Pros: Flexibility, modular expansion, many inputs. Great looking and sounding, very nice user interface. So many expansion options and inputs. Customizable button color, splash screen, and display background make it your own. Can backup settings to external memory.

    Cons: Only minor nitpicks. I don't like that each time you make any adjustment to the equalizer that it momentarily interrupts the sound stream. Sunlight and sunglasses make it hard to see the display sometimes (like a smartphone).

    Great unit for the price

    Justin from Montana on 8/30/2016

    2012 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit. Great features for the price. Replaced the Rockford Fosgate system in a 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X. Very glad I did. Install was a breeze. Mounting and getting it to fit was a bit complicated. There is a metal support bar for the dash behind the head unit. In order to make connections to the radio, aux port, and wired remote, I had to use a center punch and a hammer to slightly indent the bar to get it all to fit properly. The dash and mounting kit that came with the order looks and feels cheap. Ordered a different branded kit online to finish install. Much nicer. All in all, very pleased with the outcome. Would do it again. Would recommend to a friend. Would recommend to another Titan owner.



    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Jamaal from Philadelphia, PA on 8/28/2016

    2013 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For Apple and android CarPlay the avh 4200nex is the best product you can get for under a grand. It has plenty of options and features that can take some time to get down. You can adjust the listening position for better sound experience for driver or other passengers. Add up to 2 cameras -backup & front facing or have dash cam with video out connected. Mixtrax blends and mixes songs together like a dj would on your storage device (phone , usb & sd card) nothing like shuffle with a visual interaction. Apple CarPlay is just a simple basic version of your iPhone. You can make calls, listen and respond to texts messages and use Siri. Limited amount of apps available at this time mostly audio only apps. You can't play video through your lightning cable, you would need the hdmi cable and apple adapter to mirror you phone on this unit. The screen responds well and feels almost like your phone. If you have wifi hotspot or wifi built in your car then Amazon Fire stick or chromecast could be installed in the hdmi port in back of unit. I added the SiriusXM SXV300V1 Tuner to take advantage of the new and extra features that my factory didn't offer. Like traffic and weather notifications; sports ,artist & show alerts. Plus it's free after rebate anyway! I needed the Idatalink to retain onstar, warning chimes, Bose factory amp, Bluetooth and satellite radio.

    Pros: Well priced compared to other brands. Lots of customization and features

    Cons: Siri won't work with factory Bluetooth... You have to install the microphone that comes with unit. Screen is not that bright You can't watch video or update unit unless the emergency brake is connected or you bypass the unit

    Not for audiophile

    Anatoli0 from Mountain View, CA on 8/27/2016

    2013 Volkswagen CC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you are audiophile, this product is not for you. I found that Kenwood Excelon DDX9903S produces crystal clear sound on 24 bit music, but better choice than this product.

    Pros: Very user friendly interface.

    Cons: The sound quality is not very high, may impress average listener.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Jerry from Buffalo, NY on 8/27/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    4th Pioneer Unit I've own, and by far this one is the best. With the help of Crutchfield, installation was pretty easy. Bought this mostly for the map features and with my Galaxy S5 and Google Maps it worked perfect. Also used my Iheart Radio and Pandora account on this with no problems. Sounds awesome with so many features. Touch Screen is very responsive and with my other Pioneer units I had to fight with them to get them to respond. Only thing I found so far that I wish I could adjust is the Screen brightness. At night time I often have to shut the screen off as it is very bright and lights up the whole car. But the good is much more the bad. Hopefully they come out with more apps to use with this unit.

    Pros: works with Android and Google Maps perfect Sound is incredible Screen is one of the best Pioneer units out there

    Cons: would like to adjust the Brightness Not enough apps yet

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Jerry G from Huntington Beach, CA on 8/25/2016

    2008 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    way better than I imagined, the rear view camera, bluetooth, interruption of music for calls and apple-play work great. Can't believe how it makes the apple iphone a part of the radio

    Pros: works way better for more things than I imagined, your techs are really great

    Cons: blue and white wire is mismarked and should be called amplifier and not secondary control. Without your tech help I would have been Very frustrated. Plus I plugged the rear camera into video, whereas the tech told me tpo use the brown RVC input. Makes sense and saved the day.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Matt from Mount Pleasant, PA on 8/21/2016

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed a 4200NEX in my 2011 Chevy Silverado NNBS crew cab (non-Bose). Crutchfield says it does not fit this vehicle, but all I had to do was trim some plastic behind the radio to accommodate the fan sticking out the back. A dremel 561 cutting bit with flexshaft extension made easy work of that (just a little messy). The sound is much clearer than the factory radio, and it can get a lot louder than I'll ever need, but the bass is still lacking so I'll probably add a sub next. The tilting screen catches on the dash kit so I'll have to take it out and trim some. For now it's not much of a concern since don't use CD's or SD cards. I called Crutchfield customer support once during the install and they were extremely helpful and knowledgable. The iDatalink Maestro works well with the 4200NEX to incorporate vehicle diagnostic info and retain the factory features such as turn signals, steering wheel controls, onstar, etc. Apple CarPlay in the 4200NEX has been very buggy in my experience so far. It often gets frozen or won't respond to pressing play. Phone calls are forced through CarPlay and the call quality is just terrible. This is a well documented complaint. Bluetooth call quality is WAY better, but you have to unplug your phone so the call doesn't get forced through CarPlay. If you want a MicroBypass, get the one specific to the 4100NEX & 4200NEX, not the regular one. All in all, I still highly recommend the 4200NEX.



    Amazing, but a few things...

    Matt from Thornton, CO on 8/14/2016

    2006 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just as I expected it. Love the android auto and everything. Only thing I did not like was at night the brightness does not dim as it does not have a light sensor.

    Pros: Just as I expected it. Love the android auto and everything.

    Cons: Only thing I did not like was at night the brightness does not dim as it does not have a light sensor.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Christian from Napa, CA on 8/14/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does everything it advertises.



    Could be better for the price!

    Joe from Spokane, WA on 8/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good in so many ways, but Android Auto didn't work as I expected, but then I was expecting Screen Mirroring from Android Auto but that was my ignorance. The only way you will be able to do screen mirroring on this deck is to have a "Mirror cast device" connected which takes out android auto making it unusable. So, I scrapped that idea and just went with the Android Auto. For the price of this deck, I expected way too much out of it. Fortunately it is just functional enough for me to use. Android Auto doesn't work with Uber Partner App. Maybe the next firmware update will allow this. The screen dimming in auto mode doesn't work, but it will dim automatically if you select "Time" which chooses a pre-selected time of day to dim the screen, or you can just do it manually. Other than my few gripes everything else works good and I am still exploring all this deck has to offer.

    Pros: Lots of features, screen is very easy to see and adaptable, sound adjustment is great.

    Cons: Screen mirroring needs a special adapter and it only mirrors your screen not allows you to select on the screen. Android auto is not fully developed.

    All around great deck

    Andrew from San Diego CA on 8/10/2016

    2013 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super easy install, especially when coupled with the correct accessories as specified with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy install, bright picture, easy navigation, and looks fantastic.


    Great Unit

    Joseph from Waterbury, CT on 8/10/2016

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent piece of equipment. Easy install with factory wiring harness adapter.

    Pros: Well built, easy to use, great sound

    Cons: none

    Pioneer 4200nex

    Nick from Manassas, VA on 8/7/2016

    2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer 4200 mix is a very great headset to have in your car to tell you the truth I was a little bit edgy about Pioneer in general because I'm very used to Alpine but I'm very glad that I made the decision to go with this pioneer head unit installation can be tricky but that is pretty typical I do drive a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT that came with the Rockford head unit but the main reason I squish it out in the first place is because I can use Android auto



    So far so good

    Brad from Bartlett TN on 8/6/2016

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid unit. Replacement for stock in older vehicle. Good features. Sounds great. CarPlay is cool. Would like to see more flexibility in screen viewing angle, but still pretty good.

    Pros: Features, sound, CarPlay, easy enough for a newbie like me to install.

    Cons: Slow in changing between radio and apps. Seems to get "confused" once in a while (not often) but simple shut down and restart fixes it.

    Excellent Carplay receiver for older cars

    Mike B from Brooklyn, NY on 8/5/2016

    2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the unit for my 2013 Subaru and had it professionally installed. Huge upgrade from the stock unit. I basically use it for apple carplay which is fairly well developed at this point. Easy access to maps, spotify and my audible service. Voice access works well for inputing destinations and music when using the apple music app but doesn't work for spotify. Overall an excellent option for older model car owners that want to

    Pros: Easy access to Apple Carplay.Solid construction and the motorized screen is impressive. Removable screen for security. Lots of options for the look of the software interface and functions. Steering wheel controls still work.

    Cons: Backup camera works but the guide lines are gone. Small delay to input when using the touch interface. You have to use separate USB inputs for apple carplay and android auto but that may be common to all units like this one.

    Pioneer AVH-4200 NEX

    louiebeasley25 from Kingsville, TX on 8/4/2016

    2003 Lincoln LS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I don't have any complaints, I absolutely love this system. It looks and fits perfectly in my car. It even made my speakers sound 100% clearer than how they sounded before. Delivery was easy and fast. I'm a satisfied customer and I look forward to purchasing another product for my car from you.

    Pros: I love everything about it.

    Cons: No flaws and no complaints.

    New Pioneer 4200NEX

    Jay from Metairie, LA on 8/1/2016

    2011 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit really woke up the factory speakers. I paired it with a JL Audio powered sub and my stock equipment (Speakers) sound great. I installed this unit myself with the help of the Crutchfield Team. The unit actually displays things my truck never did with the stock head unit. I now get a visual of the backup alarms and it even gives a distance to the object while backing up. Awesome product.

    Pros: Great visuals. Easy to use. Many many features.

    Cons: This isnt really a con for the radio, but it was a little daunting of a task trying to cram all of the wires and harnesses into the dash.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Macomb, IL on 7/31/2016

    2007 Pontiac G5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having Android auto has been amazing and the sound quality is outstanding.




    Mark from Myrtle Beach, SC on 7/30/2016

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install with everything Crutchfield recommends

    Pros: Coolness factor

    Cons: Review camera quit working

    Technology is great !

    Danny Z from Galt, CA on 7/28/2016

    1999 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I can't believe the technology in this device. ( you can't just call this radio it does too much ) The ease of use, whether you want to just select what program you want or just making changes on your settings. People that ride with me are very impressed with this product. I believe the one thing that convinces me to install a product like this is the help I get from Crutchfield, people are amazed that I'm able to do it but there's no way I could've done it without Crutchfields help. The hardest thing installing this device was finding that wire that connects back-up camera when you put it in reverse. But the tech at Crutchfield sent me a couple real good pictures to help locate it,works great especially in this long truck I've got!!

    Pros: - The ease of installation - The several different choices of music or whatever I want to listen to from different programs - The ability to just pop out the screen take it inside with me for protection

    Cons: - none that I have experienced so far

    Upgraded my truck

    DAVID from Louisiana on 7/28/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Loved all the functions and easy startup. Connected easily to my phone. Car Play started up easily. Not alot of hard buttons to learn. There is alot of soft touch buttons to access on the screen. Only complaint is screen's dull clarity. In the day-time it's kind of hard to see the screen from my angle.

    Pros: Powerful, multi-function, nav-ready, cool looking.

    Cons: Screen clarity is a little dull.

    Excellent Upgrade to Stock Subaru Radio

    Scott P. from Dover, NH on 7/27/2016

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After 5 years of the stock stereo in my 2011 Subaru WRX, I upgraded to this Pioneer system and I am very happy with it! One of the key issues I had with my stock system is that the bluetooth (BT) was horrible. It would sometimes take me 3-8 tries before it connected (and it wasn't specific to my iPhone 5 or 6 over the years). My iPhone 6S connects immediately to the BT on this new system, and it works awesome when I direct connect it via USB to use the Apple Car Play! I love that feature and it works seamlessly with Spotify and Pandora for music. It also works great with the phone/text messages as well. CD player works great too (yes, I still carry around a few CD's... :) Because I have been strapped for time travelling for work, I had the system installed by a third party installer. It went very smooth with no issues. All in all, I'm very happy with the system and would recommend it!

    Pros: - Very cool looking system - Sound is great! - All features/functions work as expected

    Cons: - None at this time

    great overall Head unit

    Richard from Silverton, OR on 7/27/2016

    2016 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head Unit, packed with versatility & inputs. I can't think of anything that you could not connect to this thing.

    Pros: A lot of inputs for every configuration you could think of. Multiple USBs is especially useful Easy to use interface Auto EQ works great ( I don't have to install my Alpine sound processor as a result) Great Pioneer sound

    Cons: Apple Car Play (Not Pioneers fault) overrides your phone so you can't be on two different apps. Whatever you do on Car Play your phone is required to follow suit. (It sucks if you dislike the Apple music app as much as I do. If you use the NEX player, which is better, you have to get out of Car Play to do it.) Can't get AppRadio to connect to my 6s plus. It just shows an X for a connection even though the apps are loaded on my phone. screen resolution. Better but still not great.

    Clean install

    hermanoscano from East Palo Alto, CA on 7/26/2016

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy, clean and simple install. With Metra dash kit the install looks like an OEM reciever. Very happy with the install.

    Pros: Easy to use, simple. clean looking

    Cons: Android Auto does not work very well with Galaxy S6. I do not recommend you purchase this stereo for this feature as I did.

    Good head unit, a little on the slow side

    Brad from Lake Geneva, WI on 7/25/2016

    2012 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid head unit. Lots of nice features. Intuitive interface, and decent touchscreen. It is a bit on the slow side. On startup, I don't get a rear camera (Pioneer ND-BC8) picture until the end of my average length (2 car lengths) driveway. Sometimes I get camera, but no guidlines (using the guidlines in the head unit). Sometimes Apple Carplay is slow to respond and hangs, this has happened a few times where I had to unplug the phone and plug it back in to get a response. The touchscreen can be non responsive from time to time as well. Overall I am happy with it, but harbor some dissatisfaction with the slow response/boot performance.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great.

    Cons: Slow boot, slow backup camera response, buggy apple carplay performance.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Johnny B from Culloden, WV on 7/23/2016

    2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I can't say enough about this radio! It works perfectly. After putting two new Kenwood's (purchased from another vendor) in the truck, I was ready to give up but Ziggy helped me with the purchase. Ziggy is very knowledgeable. He has been my "go to guy" for all of my purchases for many years. I installed this myself with the assistance of one of Crutchfield's service techs, Mike. Mike was able to talk me through the complete installation of the Radio and iDatalink. Thanks for everything to Ziggy and Mike!! As of now, I have a flawless system with great sound. I used my factory speakers and didn't need an amp or subwoofer even though I have them available. I just purchased a 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary. I have Ziggy on speed dial, it needs an upgrade badly!

    Pros: Easy to use, Bluetooth streaming works well and best of all with the iDatalink I turned off the useless Ford Sync!

    Cons: Haven't found any yet.


    Bill from Lititz, PA on 7/23/2016

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After 3 weeks or so, the 4200 has performed as expected. Car Play is great, but the unit do a reset twice. This is an expensive investment, but eliminates the need for Sirius radio. The installation looks great, but did take 3 hours and two calls to Crutchfield Support. Support was very good. I am now a loyal customer.

    Pros: Looks, quality, features.

    Cons: Reliability - time will tell


    Anonymous from Ozark, MO on 7/22/2016

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. easy to install

    Pros: everything that was ordered was exactly what you needed and was easy to install

    Cons: needed to let you know of different option, like the parking brake module

    Love this thing

    Ghaith from Sacramento, CA on 7/22/2016

    2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I feel like my car is brand new again. Great features, android auto, lots of options for A/V sources, compatibility with idatalink maestro. Whats not to like? The touchscreen is responsive and has been easy for me to see. It boots up pretty fast. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.



    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Tracy C from Philadelphia, PA on 7/22/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Express

    Excited about this item, I love Pioneer products

    Pros: Multitude of features


    Love it!

    Dorothy from Onancock, VA on 7/22/2016

    2003 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I kept waiting for the JBL Apple Car Play to come out, to save some bucks. Due to an upcoming trip I bit the bullet and bought the Pioneer when on sale. What a great decision! It works great in my 13 year old vehicle. Excellent sound quality. It is only limited by my rural 'spotty' cell service at times. When good service I love being able to hear my texts and respond by talking, play the music from my iPhone (very ease of use on this one). I've only had it installed for 3 weeks so I believe the 'Ease of Use' loss of one star might change as I take more time to study rather just attempt to intuit how to do 'this or that'. No hesitation on recommending this product, or Crutchfield.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality, MOSTLY easy to use, many bells and whistles, multiple media formats, etc.

    Cons: Hmmmmmmm. Haven't found one yet.

    Great upgrade!

    Anonymous from Massachusetts on 7/21/2016

    2015 Subaru WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great head unit, huge improvement over the stock radio in the 2015 wrx. The install was very easy and had no issues. I ended up buying two metra harnesses and stole wires from one to add into the other for the steering wheel control, no big deal at all. The best thing about the radio imo is the integration of a smart phone using android auto or car play. I am using android and it's really cool to be able to use Google maps and apps like spotify for music. I have a note 5 so I can't connect via mhl for the app radio feature but the android auto pretty much delivers what is important to me. I am planning on upgrading the stock speakers and will add an amplifier plus sub, can't wait!

    Pros: Lots of features for phone integration Installation Sound quality

    Cons: Could be a little brighter in sunlight


    HG from Saint Petersburg, FL on 7/20/2016

    2008 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you are looking for Head unit to buy, look no further. This Pioneer DVD Player has met all of my expectations and more. I purchased it after a horrible experience with trying to pair my note 5 with a Clarion unit. After installation I had no issues with playing spotify via bluetooth on the unit, the sound quality is even better than before. Android auto works like a charm. The reason this unit does not get five stars is for mainly two reasons. 1) Because the display tilts it was at first impossible to operate it without removing the front bracket. I had to shave the back of the back side of it (top & bottom) in order for it tilt up & down smoothly. 2) when you are using Android auto and you are on spotify for instance, the unit will only scroll down to only a few artists until it stops, a message will pop up to tell you "in order to keep scrolling you have to engage your parking brake". No likey :(. However, when you are playing spotify via bluetooth, you can scroll as much as you want, but it's a bit ennoying. The SWC works great, the images are clear when playing a movie or using the back up camera. I will say the Clarion was faster switching to the back up camera one the car is in reverse, the pioneer is at least a full second behind. Other than that, I have no complaint. My advice to anyone, try buying a new model if you can afford it, it will make the integration so much smoother. The Clarion was a 2015, the Pioneer is a 2016.



    Get Ready For The Future Of Car Audio

    Billdo from Trabuco Canyon, CA on 7/14/2016

    2006 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    3yrs. in the waiting and they're finally hitting the head units that play Hi-Res audio files! No more CD's flopping around the car. And forget lossy mp3's and streaming services at 320kbps. True, Hi-Res, wav/flac files are the way of the future! You won't believe your ears when you hear Hi-Res audio! I now have hours of commercial free, Hi-Res music blaring through my car. With 3 pre-outs, I can still feed my Kappa Four 4-ch. amp and Infinity 62.11(F) and Reference 6500(R) spkrs., and Bose SW. Navigation? Who needs a navigation head unit, all you need is Android Auto. Fantastic! I have my cell phone on my car stereo via USB cable with all the apps/features! The unit comes with all the best that Pioneer has to offer, which is plenty. HD Radio/Bluetooth/Sirius connection/Rear Camera input/rear monitor A/V out, etc. I really dig the detachable face plate. Pioneer did a nice job on the NEX line, they're a little pricey, but it's worth it if you put in a lot of windshield time. It's what hands free driving was meant to be.

    Pros: Hi-Res audio file playback. Android Auto. 3-pre-amp outputs. Detachable face-plate. Nice big screen with big letting.

    Cons: None yet...

    Great Radio, lousy iPhone apps

    PH from Austin, TX on 7/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My issues are not with the radio, but with Ford and Apple. Ford does not supply switched 12v at the radio so it is a pain to have to locate, fuse, and run switched 12v for the radio. Worse, Apple CarPlay does not support apps other than the standard Apple apps. I wanted this as a navigation system using Google maps. IMHO Apple Maps are the Worst! I've lived in my development for 3 years, but Apple maps does not know about it yet. You cannot use Google maps (the Best!) with this or any other radio and an iPhone. I'll just use the dashboard holder for my iPhone.

    Pros: Great look, easy to use

    Cons: Can't use Google maps with iPhone. Apparently you can use Google maps if you are using an Android phone and the Android interface to the 4200NEX

    It fit! Barely

    Daniel from Clovis, CA on 7/10/2016

    2011 GMC Yukon XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very cool stereo. We got it for the Android Auto feature which works pretty well. It's slick, just wish I didn't have to plug in to use it. With a little sanding and creative wire routing I was able to make this fit in my Yukon. It's very tight, but the flip down screen works well. Had to re flash the iDatalink to get it to work correctly, but the steering wheel controls work well. And I'm able to view engine performance and diagnostics in the pioneer. Very cool. Haven't tried to play a movie yet, but I'm sure it works. Hard to see the screen in direct sunlight, but that's true of every electronic device. Sounds way better than stock. I like it a lot.

    Pros: -Good sound. -Android Auto. -Apple Car Play ?? -OBD2 display -Cool folding faceplate -Looks nice

    Cons: -Android Auto through Bluetooth would be nice -Learning curve to navigate screens -Radio screen is boring

    Can't go wrong with this!

    Christopher from Milltown, NJ on 7/7/2016

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pioneer makes great electronics and this head unit is no exception. I have been using this head unit for about a week now and do not regret buying it. After I let my wife play with the head unit she wants one now for her rav4! I love that I can plug in my iPod classic using a special cable and have all my music at my finger tips which I can even control with my steering wheel controls. The touch screen is very responsive and the screen is pleasant to look at. My wife and I connected both our phones via bluetooth to see what would happen and we were really impressed! She connected her iphone via bluetooth to stream music from spotify and my android phone was connected via bluetooth and was still able to make and receive phone calls.

    Pros: Versatile Customizable Great looking screen Seamless Connectivity Responsive

    Cons: Some Settings are hard to find. I wish Android phones and iphones could be plugged into the same USB port for connectivity but it's not a big deal at all. Would be nice if Pioneer supplied more cables to connect your devices to the head unit.

    Excellent Upgrade from OEM

    Robert from Los Angeles, CA on 7/5/2016

    2011 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I noted that each item I got from my oder has a separate button for review. So I'll start with the head unit (HU). I used to have a Pioneer DVD player in another car, and this one did not disappoint. My GTI comes with separate tweeter and woofer on all doors. With OEM radio it was... meh. Hard to hear highs unless I cranked up the highs. The doors really vibrated when there were supposed to be lows, but I felt the door vibrate more than I heard. So with OEM door speakers and powered subwoofer in the back, and adjusting the HU crossover points, I get almost too much highs, great mid and powerful lows. Pioneer has some preset EQ settings and I use the flat setting most of the time for most kinds of music - classical, rock, blues.Just like my previous Pioneer HU in another car, the HU made a large difference in sound. The other thing I like is that the HU automatically links bluetooth to my iPhone. If I left the HU playing Pandora, then Pandora starts playing automatically when I start the car in the mornings. Phone calls work great. Getting a DVD or CD into the HU is more work because the face is removable, so I have to hit a button and the face plate swings out of the way to show the optical media slot behind it. Having 2 USB inputs is great. I have a USB stick on one and plug my iPhone in the other for Apple Play. If a low cost Hyundai Elantra could have an Apply Play HU, then I wanted one too. The Bluetooth link works much much better tha

    Pros: Separate volume settings for each source, 2 USB inputs, Apple Play, decent sound, compatibility with iData Maestro, umpteen inputs and outputs, HD radio, choice of colors and themes on display

    Cons: Lots of wires to crimp. Don't make a mistake !

    Awesome close attention to fitment

    T Ferdinand from San Jose, CA on 6/17/2016

    2007 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer AVH4200NEX is a great head unit for the money. Great control over the sound, easy to use features and not bad video. I found some fitment issues with my setup. I put it into an 07 Nissan Xterra and found once I got the unit in there was a 1/4" - 1/2" gap at the bottom. There does not seem to be a real face trim plate for my application so I rigged a piece of plastic to the back of my dash trim to hide the gap. Once you can get past the installation issues, it is a very nice head unit.

    Pros: Very user friendly, great sound clarity with all of the sound settings, some features to personalize the screen, can use Apple Car Play (the best way to use it I believe) Android Auto (Only If Your Smart Phone Uses The Latest OS - Lollipop and good luck finding that!!) or just use Bluetooth. Many choices of sources for listening to music. The list goes on...too many to list them all.

    Cons: Amount of Bass at low volume is low, picture adjustment settings are minimalist, additional cable kits Are required to use the separate phone some homework for your particular setup.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Tony from Naples, FL on 6/14/2016

    2009 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For starters, I didn't need a navigation head unit as I use google maps (Android) for all my location needs. That being said, I wanted a unit that utilized Android Auto and this one did. In addition, I wanted HD Radio for obvious audio quality and station variety (Secondary stations, et al.), this unit had that as well. Finally, I wanted a removable face as I own a 2009 Jeep Wrangler JK (2-door) Soft Top, again, I was not disappointed. I also purchased the Sirius Satellite receiver to install at the same time. All-in-all, the installation was a Breeze!! Seriously, with the included instructions from how to break down your dash assembly quickly (and without damage to retainer clips or surrounding dash areas) to calling customer service to make sure the wiring harness was correctly wired (by the way, all wire colors are like for like so harness wiring has Never been easier!!), I had the entire unit wired and installed, perfectly, in less than one and a-half hours! The sound quality coming from my stock speakers is like night and day! The unit functions very well by touch, not to soft nor hard, just the right amount of pressure to successfully navigate the interface. Only one drawback is the Bluetooth/hands-free microphone... there is no place to properly install in a soft top Jeep that will provide clear sound for the person on the other end of your phone calls. This isn't Pioneer's fault in the least. Jeep= loud driving. I give this an A+++ recommend to every

    Pros: Amazing sound quality, ease of use, large screen, abundance of features, and fun to use! Installs easily and looks like it was factory provided.

    Cons: If you own a Jeep Wrangler, the Only issue is placement of the microphone. But, remember, this has nothing to do with Pioneer, it is just a fact of live for Jeep owners with Soft Tops, there is just a louder than normal driving experience.

    Fantastic CarPlay unit

    Justin from Sioux Falls, SD on 6/13/2016

    2005 Honda Civic Special Edition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was looking for an easy way to get CarPlay in my car and this head unit fit the bill! With my factory speakers, I feel like I lost a little bit of low end with this unit, but everything sounds much tighter now compared to my old factory head. If you're looking for a great looking way to get CarPlay or Android Auto in your car, I'd highly recommend this unit.

    Pros: CarPlay, Easy to us EQ, HD Radio

    Cons: Screen can be a little difficult to read in direct sunlight

    Love It!

    David from Whittier, CA on 6/7/2016

    2013 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this stereo for my sons car based on the great reviews and Apple CarPlay. Apple CarPlay works great with Pandora & Spotify! I love that he can use the maps from his iPhone and have them displayed on the screen. From what I can see, you can listen to the radio, cd or Pandora while viewing the maps but not Spotify. The sound from Spotify turns off when you want to display the maps. Not sure why, maybe some fiddling with the stereo and I can figure out if there is a way. From the photos on the website, it looks like you can have a small display of the current driving route but I haven't been able to replicate the picture. The music sounds fantastic and the equalizer band allows you to tune it in detail. Siri functionality works like a charm. The display is a little hard to see because it is reflective, especially on a sunny day. Overall I still give it 5 stars. The pros greatly outweigh the very few cons. I'd buy another stereo if I had the need for one in one of my other vehicles. I'm a Kenwood guy for life, but this Pioneer melted my heart! LoL

    Pros: Apple CarPlay, Siri, EQ, display looks awesome [day or night], touch screen is responsive, iPhone responsiveness is fast, steering wheel controls work fantastic, detachable face.

    Cons: Display is a little hard to see because the screen is reflective

    Makes an Old Car new again, amazing!

    Bababuya from Irvine, CA on 6/6/2016

    2003 Acura 3.2TL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am so glad I did it. It takes away the desire to go buy a new car and save you lots of money. I bought from Crutchfield because I knew I could trust their technical support. Those guys are easily reachable, by phone, email and very helpful and friendly. They emailed pictures to help me understand specifics about my car or wiring. I am most impress with the sound quality of the 4200NEX, the original radio never sounded that good, not even close. I am not technical but decided doing the project with my son and make it a fun experience. Besides we now know how to take it apart again in 1/10 of the time. Next will be a backup camera. I reviewed lots of youtube video from different people which was very informative. I have learned to solder which is easy and a much better way to go then crimping wires. Many thanks to the tech support team.

    Pros: -Car Play is lovely -Sound is amazing -HD Radio Tuner a nice plus

    Cons: None yet.

    Love this receiver

    Bryan S from Clarksville, TN on 6/3/2016

    2016 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted a receiver with CarPlay and one that would let me retain my steering wheel controls as well. This receiver does both and so many more things. It works great and I love it. CarPlay is so nice to have and this receiver has a lot more power than my factory receiver. As always Crutchfield was great to work with and answered all my questions. I had two issues when installing it and they were able to solve my issues very quickly.

    Pros: CarPlay

    Cons: Can't think of any at the moment.

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Durham, NC on 5/29/2016

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Great sound. Easy installation. Seamless integration with iMaestro.



    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Clinton, MD on 5/24/2016

    2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    it's a pioneer the best in my book

    Pros: has everything I need

    Cons: none

    2016 Toyota Rav4

    mehoves from Magnolia, AR on 5/22/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You must use the TO2 Harness in a 2016 Toyota Rav4, not the TO1. It also says the square plug is not needed, but it is needed for the factory usb in the front. I plugged the usb end of the plug into my Android Auto USB (USB2) of the Pioneer 4200 NEX and it worked. Everything is retained from factory except the factory Bluetooth mic which you would think it would be possible. This includes the rear camera, steering wheel controls, usb, aux, and it reads the vehicle computer very well. The factory settings controlled through the factory head unit (for door lock and light options) are retained and carried over into the settings. It also shows my tire pressure where as it did not do this factory. I have the LE model which does not have the read out but apparently the sensors are still there. It shows RPM, MPH, Engine Load, Coolant Temp, Fuel/Air Ratio, to just name a few on the dash unit.

    Pros: Does everything but retain Bluetooth Mic, which all seem to have this issue.


    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Mike from Chicago on 5/16/2016

    2010 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this head unit. It pushes out great sound. I love using Android Auto while driving. Adding a backup camera was plug and play easy. The detachable face is great.

    Pros: Android Auto, Bluetooth Calling, Bluetooth music play back, Easy to configure, Menus are easy to navigate. Lots of expandability.

    Cons: The only issue I had was with the usb ports. The top port does not work with my Nexus 5x. After testing a few cables I finally figured out that the 2nd port was the one to use.

    Very nice headset...

    Greg from NJ on 5/6/2016

    2010 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a headset to help me pay attention to driving instead of touching my phone. Also...I was contemplating buying a new car. So instead of a new car I upgraded my trusty Foz. Additionally my wish to stay more alert when drivi was granted. I was able to map the headset to my steering wheel. I can now make and take calls without taking my eyes off the road or take my hands off of the wheel. CarPlay works well. I can ask Siri to make a a song...take me home without a problem. The only downfall to CarPlay is that there are not many apps yet, it doesn't support waze, and you can't sort the apps on the screen. The CarPlay connection is wired and not wireless. I purchased an in dash usb extension and mounted it professional in the shelf under the radio. I then just plug in my charging cable and set the phone wherever. It has Bluetooth but that is for music and telephone connection only. Wiring the harness was not difficult if you take your time and read the directions that Crutchfield provided. I did not like that I had to cut into the cars wires...but I figured...why not?!

    Pros: Works great Great menu Built with quality Great features Easy to use and install Makes an old car feel great again

    Cons: None

    Android Auto works!

    Sonny from Tucson, AZ on 4/26/2016

    2010 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have this running on my Rav4 for a month now. Install was easy (with iDataLink Maestro RR). 4200NEX paired with Maestro RR can display gauges (rpm, speed, load, etc), door ajar, tire pressure and temperature (not reading spare tire). Work really good with Android Auto connected to Nexus 5x (Marshmallow 6.01), in this mode I played Google music and Pandora. Home screen in Android Auto is nice, forecast, phone messages, music, and basic Map (direction). In Map mode it will give you more detail of it. In Music mode you can give thumb up/down on your Pandora/Google music stations. You can go back and forth from Android Auto mode to Pioneer mode, if you want to access something outside Android Auto. I don't have any issue so far. Outside Android Auto (Pioneer mode), HD Radio sound is very good. Some stations don't get the Title/Artist of the song, it's problem with the station not 4200NEX, sometimes I also got the Album art of the song displayed, I love that feature. BT mode is very good, fast connection, no issue here. Pandora mode, little slow making connection to the app, either the problem with this unit or the Pandora app on the phone. The sound connection is via BT in this mode, song Title/Artist sometimes not displayed, when this occurred if I switched to BT mode, then immediately I got the Artist/Title. I feel the problem is in 4200NEX in Pandora mode. In BT mode I can't give thumb up/down btw only in Pandora mode/Android Auto I can do that. Backup camera also works.

    Pros: Android Auto works as advertised with Nexus 5x. Easy install (with Maestro RR+ T01 harness). Look really nice (+American International dash kit). Sound is clear, crisp, enough power (but don't expect big hit without sub woofer), I use Infinity reference component (front) and 2-way reference (back).

    Cons: I would give 5 stars but I get the issue in Pandora mode which keep me out of it. But since I use Android Auto most of the time this is minor issue. And I can still use Pandora in Android Auto mode anyway. iDataLink wiring diagram stated Vehicle Speed Sensor (PINK wire) is connected to Pioneer, however I think that is only true on model with GPS, no pink wire on 4200NEX.

    Should've Upgraded Years Ago!

    Anonymous from El Dorado Hills, CA on 4/25/2016

    2013 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great head unit and as others have mentioned you don't need Nav when your phone will provide it. The sound quality is amazing. I first put this in while using just the stock speakers. Sounded way better. Then a few days later put in the new Alpine speakers Crutchfield recommended. WOW! Love it! But, I lost to much low end. Soooo, I had to install a sub! ;) I'm looking forward to many years of music enjoyment from this system.

    Pros: Install was fairly easy. Crutchfield is great. Sound quality.

    Cons: I wish the sound settings would attach to a source and not be universal. When I added the sub I couldn't use the crossover settings for the sub from the head unit. Had to disable from the deck and adjust from amp.

    great reciever

    brad from Chesapeake, VA on 4/22/2016

    2014 Ford F-150 STX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck, install is straight forward. Great value for the money, why buy one with navigation when all you have to do is connect your android to the usb, and use google maps?



    Slick Headunit works as advertised

    Dan from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/18/2016

    2010 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was very straight forward to install. The biggest question for me was figuring out that the steering wheel control 3.5m Plug went into the "Wired Remote" jack in the rear of the system. Screen is bright and clear, and motorization of it works well to keep the unit flush with dash. Screen is very responsive - faster than I was anticipating. Carplay works great. USB 2 (typically for android phones) can still be used with Apple devices - it just reads as an iPod. Bluetooth connection was simple and works very well. Bluetooth call quality with included microphone is very good. Overall very pleased with this unit.



    Pioneer 4200NEX

    Ron from Dayton, OH on 4/17/2016

    2008 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The 4200Nex along with the associated installation components is performing very well. The Android Auto has worked very well giving access to a very good version of google maps ( not full featured but still very good with traffic updates.) The only low point has been reception of non-HD radio stations which can be a little troublesome. It is taking me awhile to get used to the lack of a volume dial but with the steering wheel controls still working I'm sure I'll adapt.

    Pros: Android Auto (maps works well)

    Cons: non-HD radio station issues


    Anonymous from Covington, GA on 4/10/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome .

    Pros: Just about everything about this unit. Love the gauges and no problem with BT or usb connection

    Cons: Very tight fitting with USB and antenna adapter.


    Duncan J from San Antonio, TX on 4/5/2016

    2016 Subaru WRX STI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been running my 4200 for about three weeks now, and I placed my order as soon as it was released on Crutchfield. The installation was pretty easy, I had more problems with the Subaru 28 pin harness, however it did not affect the functionality of the head unit. Anyway, the unit itself is stunning, I replaced my 8500 for it and I am glad I did. The android auto is a very nice feature, I use it every time I'm in the vehicle. I run the USB from the center console and have the phone sitting nicely by the park brake. Make sure you download the Android Auto app! I didn't at first but soon corrected for this simple mistake. As usual, the wiring harnesses from Crutchfield were super simple to install. I have everything on mine other than the Maestro RR SWC unit, and that is on my list. The Metra kit was a little more difficult, as the way it is designed, the face is recessed a little more than I would have preferred, however it is good. The trim does not match the WRX or STi. Some people on NASIOC have wrapped it with 3M vinyl, and I have to say some of their work looks fantastic. The trim is to match the regular Impreza or XV. I really enjoy the ability to switch between any form of media and be able to view the maps, this is something that App Radio could not do, and Android Auto is a 100% improvement. Subaru owners should who is interested should check out NASIOC on how to set up the HU. I learned how to fix my 28 pin and back u

    Pros: Fast, responsive, clean.

    Cons: It needs Waze running for maps. Although it is supposed to be on the way soon.

    Android Auto Works As Advertised

    Joe P from Florida on 3/22/2016

    2014 Mazda CX-5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this 3 days ago and absolutely love it. The normal features you would expect like HD Radio, disc play, customizable interface, Bluetooth, etc. work fine. Pioneer had all those down years ago. I called Crutchfield twice for clarifications with the install, and they were as helpful as ever. That's their value add, and I will always buy from them. Now for the reason I bought this receiver: Android Auto. It really works well. Voice commands and searches for destinations with navigation are very quick. The touchscreen is quite responsive if you want to move around on the map. I'm mostly a podcast listener, and Pocket Casts works flawlessly, as do Amazon MP3 and the stock Google music app. In case you haven't read it elsewhere, your phone needs to be connected via USB for Android Auto, so think about where your USB cable will terminate and your phone will sit while you drive. You don't ever need to look at the phone screen, but you want it somewhere convenient yet out of the way since you'll be plugging in each time you get in your car. I drilled a small hole in an alcove right in front of my gearbox and fished the cable through to the back of the receiver, which was wasted space in my car anyway. And to set it up the Parking Brake cable on the back of the receiver needs to be grounded somewhere or you'll keep getting a message to stop your car and engage the parking brake. I put the only other gotcha to getting it working in the Cons section.

    Pros: If you are an Android user, Android Auto is what you've been waiting for. ( I own no stock in Google). It's fabulous. Responsive, bright touchscreen Great support from Crutchfield, as you would expect.

    Cons: I have one medium and one small complaint, but both are with Google and not with Pioneer. 1. In Android 6 Marshmallow, the default mode for USB is Charge Only. Even with the Developer Options in my Samsung S7, I can't change it to always be MTP, which is what it has to be for Android Auto to launch. It wasn't that way with Android 5 Lollipop. Having to hit that toggle each time you get into your car is annoying. 2. Speed limits aren't listed on the navigation app, which would be nice.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB. SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    CarPlay & Android Auto
    AppRadio + AppRadioLive
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod/iPhone Music Playback
    Pandora+SiriusXM+HD Radio
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Motorized 6.95" Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX features a 6.95" clear resistive LCD touchscreen with a display resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to control this unit and a connected component - such as an iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, a USB MSC device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's 6.95" touchscreen display is motorized and electronically slides down to load/eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-4200NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Home Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB or SD/SDHC device.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    • Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also manually dim the display.
    Note: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX's 6.95" touchscreen monitor can be detached from the chassis to deter theft (soft carrying case included). You can also enter a 5 to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected from power.

    Variable Illumination: The AVH-4200NEX offers custom illumination for the front-panel controls so you can match your vehicle's interior, plus MIXTRAX Illumination for DJ-style illumination in your vehicle.

    • Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).
    • MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. Choose among multiple patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.

    Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX receiver comes with an IR wireless remote control, plus support for factory steering wheel control (adapter sold separately).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    CarPlay & Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX supports Apple CarPlay through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning connector. Your iPhone can be connected to the NEX-series head unit's USB-1 port via a Lightning-to-USB cable. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and access messages through Siri voice control and the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen controls.

    • Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of Apple Maps to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
    • Phone & Messages: Via Apple CarPlay, you'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Through Apple CarPlay, you can access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Apple continues to add more apps to CarPlay. Current supported apps include (fees may apply) - 

    Android Auto: The Pioneer NEX receiver supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the NEX receiver's USB-2 port via a microUSB-to-USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple on-screen "card-style" pop-ups that appear just when they're needed. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include:

    • Google Speech Technology: The Pioneer NEX receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google's Speech Technology using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the on-screen "mic" icon to activate Google Speech.
    • Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology.
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Pioneer NEX receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Pioneer receiver via Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, & Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. 
    Note: Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. Click here for more details.

    Data Plan Required: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi for CarPlay and Android Auto to function. Access to CarPlay and Android Auto's online app services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. App services may not be available in all regions.

    Smartphone Charging: The Pioneer Receiver's USB connection provides 1.6A of current to power and charge your connected iPhone or Android smartphone during CarPlay or Android Auto. Your vehicle's ignition switch must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the head unit will not recognize it.

    Optional USB Extension Cable: Your If you need a USB extension cable, use Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable (130CDMU200, sold separately).

    • For Apple Car Play: For Car Play, you will only use the CD-MU200's 58" USB extension cable and not the included 19" micro-to-USB cable. The 19" micro-to-USB cable can be used for Android Auto, if you also have an Android OS device. Any other USB extension cable can cause CarPlay or Android Auto to malfunction.
    • For Android Auto: If you need a USB extension cable, use Pioneer's CD-MU200 cable. Any other USB extension cable can cause Android Auto to malfunction.

    AppRadio + AppRadioLive

    AppRadio & AppRadioLive Compatibility: The AVH-4200NEX supports Pioneer's AppRadio & AppRadioLive applications through your compatible Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) with Lightning connector or MHL-enabled Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). See below for compatibility and what type of cables are needed.

    • Apple iOS Compatibility: Use Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and  a HDMI cable (all sold separately) to connect your iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.0+) to the AVH-4200NEX's rear-panel USB-1 port and HDMI input. Your iPhone will also require Bluetooth pairing with the Pioneer receiver.
    • Android Compatibility: You will need a MHL adapter box, microUSB-to-HDMI cable, and a microUSB-to-USB cable (all sold separately) to connect your compatible MHL-enabled Android smartphone (OS 4.0+) to the AVH-4200NEX's rear-panel USB-2 port and HDMI input. Click here for compatible Android devices. The Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Samsung Note II/II/IV also require an additional Samsung adapter (sold separately).
      • The Samsung MHL adapter (EPL-FU10BEBSTD, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note II. 
      • The Samsung HDMI adapter (EPL-3FHUBEGSTD, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note III.
      • The Samsung MHL 2.0 adapter (ET-H10FAUWESTA, not sold at Crutchfield) is also needed for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note IV.
    Note: Your iPhone or Android phone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. Access to these online AppRadio app services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. AppRadio apps may not be available in all regions.

    AppRadio Mode: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX supports Pioneer's AppRadio mode application for iPhone (iOS 7.0+) with Lightning Connector and select MHL-enabled Android smartphones (OS 4.0+). AppRadio offers full on-screen access and control of your smartphone's music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has also teamed up with various app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app for iPhone & Android consists of a variety of navigation, music, & utility apps. These integrated application are displayed on the AVH-4200NEX's LCD touchscreen. You are able to select, view, and even control many of the apps from the Pioneer receiver. Available apps within AppRadio will depend on your type of smartphone (iPhone or Android) and your region.

    • Navigation: The following navigation apps can be utilized within AppRadio. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • Apple & Google Maps: You can view your iPhone or Android smartphone's Apple or Google maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your mobile device.
      • Waze: Waze, for iPhone  & Android, is a social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve everyone's daily commute.
      • INRIX Traffic: INRIX (for iPhone) is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. INRIX Traffic provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the AppRadio, while control is still handled from the iPhone.
      • iGO Primo North America: The IGO Primo app (for iPhone) app is powered by the same tried-and-trusted iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming fees (no need for cellular network coverage). Highlighted features include; fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes, automatic route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard & history, TTS Pro, in-app shop, local/POI search, and more.
      • Navmii GPS USA: Navmii GPS USA is a free navigation app (for iPhone & Android) that offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use, address search and live search via Google or Microsoft Bing. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of user around the world. The map gets downloaded to the phone, so a data connection is not required.
    • Driver Assistant: In addition to navigation apps, AppRadio offers Driver Assistant apps to help with parking, communication, and vehicle diagnostic. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • DashCommand: DashCommand (for iPhone & Android) utilizes the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors in your phone to provide advanced features such as the skid pad, race track, and inclinometer. A separate OBD-II interface module (sold separately) is required.
      • Extra Mile: Extra Mile (for iPhone & Android) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice navigation gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel.
      • Beej!: Beej! (for iPhone) is an in-vehicle location/navigation application. Beej! quickly identifies your position and allows you to select the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and more. Beej! provides a complete list of all the businesses in the category selected, including the distance from your current location and address, with options to get directions or place a call to the selected business.
      • Parkopedia: Parkopedia (for iPhone) has grown to cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
      • TPMS: The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) app (for iPhone and Android) automatically monitors pressures and temperatures of tires in real-time. It immediately alerts drivers when there is an abnormal tire pressure through voice alerts and flashing lights.
      • Glympse: Glympse (for Android) is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose. When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device.
      • Saving Fuel: Saving Fuel (for iPhone) monitors your acceleration, braking cornering, and idling to gather an overall score for each trip. It scores your driving behavior and car health, as well a give you tips to help you drive safely.
    • Music: AppRadio mode gives you access to music stored on your smartphone device and from various online music services. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • CarMediaPlayer: The CarMediaPlayer app (for iPhone & Android) allows you to swipe and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your Android device's music library directly from the Pioneer touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View functions. Stored movies and videos can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer. Video can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
      • iHeartAuto Radio: The iHeartAuto Radio app (for iPhone & Android) app offers safe, easy, free access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same app you can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or songs. With the top live radio stations in America and more than 15 million songs in our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed by better music programming, than any other service available.
      • Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary Mixtrax app (for iPhone & Android) analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
      • 7digital: The 7digital app (for Android) is a leading digital music provider which sells high quality MP3s across 32 countries worldwide. With over 20 million tracks in store, you're sure to find what you're looking for. With this app you can Sync your 7digital music from the cloud to your phone wirelessly, play music that is already stored on your device, and browse top album and track charts, new releases and recommendations right on the screen of this Pioneer DVD receiver.
      • StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS HiFi Radio app (for iPhone) provides access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
      • gMusic: The Google Music app (for iPhone) allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device. gMusic offers full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
      • Stezza: The Stezza app (for iPhone) has big buttons for big fingers. Featuring a modern design, playing music has never been safer when driving. Multiple color themes for the fashion conscious, all the usual controls, podcasts, and iTunes Match supported.
    • Utility: AppRadio mode offers additional helpful apps along your commute. Purchase and Subscription fees may apply for some applications.
      • Contacts & Calendar: Access your contacts on your iPhone or Android phone from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. You can also access your smartphone's calendar; view important events and reminders.
      • Photos: View photos stored on your iPhone or Android device. Access albums and camera rolls and even view a slideshow.
      • CarBrowser: The CarBrowser app (for iPhone) allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
      • Commute WX: The Commute WX app (for iPhone) provides real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
      • Top Headlines: The Top Headlines app (for iPhone) is an audible news app which lets you listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources.
      • EC Touch: The EasyCar app (for iPhone) is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more.
      • Voice Directory: The Voice Directory app (for Android) is a hands-free app that uses voice to search Yellow Pages' business listings in the US and call the phone number directly. Use voice to search for a business near you or by city and state, to search by business name or business type, or to call the business directly.
      • CarKeyboard: The CarKeyboard app (for Android) allows you to input text directly from the 6.95" touchscreen display of the Pioneer head unit. CarKeyboard is a customizable multi-language keyboard that works in conjunction with the AppRadio app and can also be used as the default keyboard on your Android device.
    Note: Click here to view complete list of compatible AppRadio apps.

    AppRadioLive: Within the AppRadio App mode is the AppRadioLive App for iPhone (iOS 7.0+) with Lightning connector and select MHL-enabled Android (OS 4.2+) smartphones. The AppRadioLive app simplifies AppRadio mode and your drive by combining the information you need during your commute into a single, easy-to-use interface. Maps, media, news information, and your events calendar are within reach within a smooth and intuitive interface on the head unit's touchscreen.

    • Maps: The AppRadioLive app uses the native maps from your Apple or Android smartphone overlaid with INRIX live traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information to give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination. You can even use Yelp to find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews. The AppRadioLive map feature also allows destinations to b exported directly into any of the user's favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as iGO Primo (iPhone only), Navfree (iPhone only), and Waze to obtain route and voice guidance.
    • Media: AppRadioLive also lets you play your stored music library directly from your smartphone. And, you can access over 25 millions songs from your Rdio account (iPhone only). Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your Stitcher account.
    • Events: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the latest news with the help of Feedly and text-to-speech technology. You can check the weather for your current location, home, work, or destination. With text-to-speech technology, the Pioneer receiver will even read you the latest news stories from the internet.
    • Calendar: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a single, simple interface. With multiple viewing options within its sleek, simple user interface, you can access your smartphone and Facebook calendars in one place, RSVP to Facebook events and use EventSeeker to find nearby concerts and events based on your personal interests and location.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR: The AVH-4200NEX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (3.0+EDR), 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing) w/ Dual Phone Connection: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-4200NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Once a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices (2 phones/1 audio player) can be paired to this head unit. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The PioneerAVH-4200NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-4200NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The AVH-4200NEX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: The AVH-4200NEX offers a variety of ways to make call using the in-dash receiver.
      • Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to six phone numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
      • Phone Book: The phone book (up to 800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically.
      • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
      • Voice Dialing (Siri & Google Voice): When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and external microphone. It also supports Google Voice for select Android smartphones (not compatible with Samsung "S Voice"). You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. 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.

    • Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-4200NEX lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support).

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to an iPhone (iOS 6.1+) with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for Siri Eyes-Free functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Note: The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPod/iPhone Music Playback

    iPhone Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: If you don't desire CarPlay, AppRadio, or AppRadioLive, the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX also supports music only playback from your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone device through the receiver's USB-1 port (requires a Lightning-to-USB cable or dock-to-USB cable). Your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 96dB. The AVH-4200NEX will playback stored music and music apps on your compatible iPod/iPhone device, provide touchscreen control, and song/artist information display.

    Music Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Radio, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.

    Note: Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but newer Apple devices (iOS 6.0+) will stay unlocked so you can also control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen and access apps.

    Apple Music Radio: You'll have access to Apple Music Radio from your USB-connected iPhone through the Pioneer DVD receiver. Listen for free to Beats 1, an innovative radio station hosted by the world's best artists and DJs. With an Apple Music Radio subscription, you can explore a wide range of curated radio stations, as well as create stations around your favorite songs or artists. Playback control from the head unit's touchscreen is only offered for Apple Music Radio paid subscribers.

    Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The Pioneer receiver supports song/artist information and album art. The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art.

    Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.6A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-4200NEX supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 2/20/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone CarPlay AppRadio
    Pandora Song/Artist Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.16 Y N Y Y