2012 Toyota Corolla
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Love it. Great unit. Apple car play is perfect
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Item # 1304200NEX | MFR # AVH-4200NEX
Price Break: -$200.00
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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.
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 www.apple.com/ios/carplay.
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.
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 www.android.com/auto.
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.
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.
AppRadioLIVE offers a clean interface for music, nav, weather, and more.
The AVIC-4200NEX offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 it. Great unit. Apple car play is perfect
Average Customer Review(s):
Love it. Great unit. Apple car play is perfect
Works great and does everything I expected, including Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
Pros: User interface is well layed out and very configurable.
Cons: Installation is non-trivial.
Overall a very good unit for the price. It has a lot of customization options, especially when it comes to sound profile and EQ. The auto-eq mic works very well and improved the manual settings I had fiddled with. The Maestro interface really helps keep most of the features from the factory head unit. Reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that the SD card (and by extension, USB media) is very slow at indexing, and shuffle is a little wonky. With 2845 songs, I heard the same couple rotate through in only a couple short trips (5-10 min of skipping tracks). Also, you can't shuffle backwards, something the factory unit did.
Pros: Lots of bells and whistles Supports backup camera(s), CarPlay (never used it), Android Auto Maestro support
Cons: SD card indexing is slow MIXTRAX is useless (gimmicky) No M3U playlist support (that I've been able to get to work).
Good value for the money. I wish display features were a lil more customizable allowing for me to display only what I want on the screen instead of things I won't use. Overall it's a great value and I would suggest this to anyone. I have it in a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Pros: Hpf and eq are very good. Hdmi input to mirror phones is great. CarPlay with maps works flawlessly.
Cons: The screen is filled up with to many buttons when not in CarPlay mode.
This is an amazing unit with lots of options. With the proper speakers, the unit itself produces nice clean sound even without the assistance of an amp. Highly recommended and affordable. Only reason I did not 5 star it is because the Apple Carplay disconnects after a couple minutes, which I think has more to do with Apple more than anything but very frustrating.
Pros: Lots of option easy to install
Cons: Apple Carplay will not stay connected
What a big improvement over the Shaker 500 system that this replaced. Originally I replaced the speakers but little difference did this make on sound improvement. The difference was not heard until the head unit was replaced. This difference was between night and day. If you replace the speakers for sound improvement, you will not get the full effect until the head unit is replaced. I am still learning all the features on this unit but the initial impression on the sound quality is very impressive.
Pros: Great Sounding unit with amazing features. I am new to this unit and I am learning my way around the features of the system. Reading the manual gives you more insight of setting up the features and controls on this head unit.
All works great. Lots of cool features.
Pros: Easy to use and sounds good.
Cons: Glare on screen in sun
I really like this radio, everything works easily. The touch screen works perfectly. The only downfall was in pioneer's instructions for android auto and apple car play. There are two USB ports on the back of the radio they did not make clear that each one is specific to the phone you have. Other than that I like the radio and believe it is a good value
Lots of features, but overall the nag screen that starts up and needs verified every single time I start my jeep is annoying!.... no other players feel the need for this. And it completely negates having a splash screen on start up. Pointless and no patch in 1.5 years of release.
Cons: Install was helper skelter in my jeep, Crutchfield had numerous tech's telling me different wiring schemes Annoying verify in start up every time keys off
Great head unit, sounds fantastic and love the Apple car play! Menus are pretty quick and easy to navigate - easy to install
Pros: Car play Nice sound Does fit in 08 Ford Edge but face won't open with the dash kit from their site - looking for another one that will work but other wise I don't use the cd/DVD player anyways - just got it for Apple car play
I received this as a replacement for the JVC KW-M730BT. I am SO much more satisfied with this radio and Android Auto. My LG V20 connected and worked with no issued. I also bought the Crux steering wheel adapter, and it works as I expected. Pressing the microphone button while on normal radio mode will mute the radio, but when on Android Auto it acts like pressing the microphone on the screen. Sound quality is great, updates are simple, and it looks wonderful.
Pros: Works with LG V20, Steering Wheel controls operate as expected
Cons: None yet.
I ordered a factory refurb for my tundra, it has been great. I would like it better if the Apple CarPlay were Bluetooth, but it works fine over USB.
I installed this unit into my 2004 GMC Envoy. While soldering the wiring connections, I had a couple questions about the "extra" ACC leads but was able to get to a tech at Crutchfield on Saturday afternoon and get it worked out. Was actually able to use the other ACC lead to power my rear camera as well, which worked out great. The unit itself was straight forward to install and there was surprisingly ample room behind the unit once the support tab behind it was trimmed down a little. I really like the screen size for this unit and the sound to the front and rear speakers is surprisingly good compare to my old aftermarket radio. Once I got the sub hooked up, the EQ set to what I like, it sounds really good. CarPlay is a nice feature and allows some pretty good interfacing with my iPhone 7s. It isn't perfect by any means but hopefully they will keep providing updates from Apple and Pioneer to stream-line it some and get more application to work through the HU. By the way, the face IS detachable. You need to use the Eject button to get the screen to tilt away from the bottom. I'm sure one of the options will move the bottom out will be enough to get to the release button on the bottom under the screen. If not, one of the options allows you to move the bottom out a little bit at a time, so you can get the clearance needed to get to the release button. They include a case to put the screen in when detached. All in all I'd highly recom
Pros: Screen size, Sound, CarPlay, EQ adjustability, Available connections, Integration with my car
Cons: None yet
Great radio, easy operation great features....
Cons: My phone isn't compatible we it Android auto
Great head unit! Could be a little more user friendly. Car play And Bluetooth is great! Also mirroring my iPhone through hdmi is very cool.
Pros: Car play Bluetooth HDMI screen mirroring
Cons: A little confusing interface at first
So far so good, but wish the face was detachable and the sub control was one touch on the home screen.
Perfect fit in my 2004 sequoia. Easy install with the included wiring harness. Outstanding customer service. Highly recommend Crutchfield.
This is a great system with everything you want. My car only had radio and CD before; now I got Bluetooth, HD Radio, SiriusXM, CD, DVD, SD, USB, HDMI, and CarPlay! I even connected the Pioneer back-up camera. I did the first drive yesterday, and I got really disappointed; I could not see the screen in the daylight. This proved to be very dangerous as I had to lower my head a few time to see the screen. The glare is unbearable. Changing the brightness level did not help. Tilting the screen did not help. If you wear any glasses with polarized lenses, then it's even worse; you can't see anything!
Pros: - Lots of functionality and input. - Build-in HD Radio. - CarPlay! - Easy to setup.
Cons: - BIG ONE: Cannot see the screen during the day! Dangerous! - Navigation through screens and menus could be confusing at times. - AppRadio is as useless as a cassette player. It requires the expensive Lightning Digital AV adapter, and it disables CarPlay. It's unreliable and I don't really see it's purpose. - There is no on-screen keyboard (apparently there is, but only in AppRadio mode?!). Gotta type everything through iPhone. CarPlay Cons: Cannot read your messages. Siri
Installed in a 2016 Ram 1500. The idatalink is a bit tricky to get setup, but works, except for oem backup cam and Bluetooth mic won't work, yet? I was told it would by support it would. If it does I'll update. It retains all of the functions the OEM Ram HU controlled. Sound quality may not be top of the line but still is outstanding, especially over Ram OEM hu with LOC's. Car play works flawlessly "with the bypass" and phone plugged in, with my 6s+. You can get google maps gps on HU screen and verbal directions, again, "with they video bypass" otherwise CarPlay won't work in motion. There is no album art or song names even on a CD. DVD video picture is pretty good, a little washed out in sunlight, however, I have not had a problem seeing the menu or home screen AT ALL. Very near a 5 star radio. A few minor details. If you don't want to spend the $1000 on a gps HU, you won't be disappointed with this one. I would choose it over a Kenwood any day. Lots of options and settings and add ons. The HD tuner is not so hot but this may be my Ram antenna. Wiil not retain nor does maestro make an adapter to retain Ram oem sat radio. Still worth it while it's on sale. Very happy with mine.
Pros: Remote Carplay Idatalink Sound quality and adjustment options Screen brightness and auto dim at night Motorized detachable screen with sd reader behind
Cons: Won't display album art or song name from itunes or a CD The maestro unit can be tricky to get it programmed if you're a diy er and idatalink isn't open on weekends
Love it. Mirroring the iPhone 6s on the second USB port says not comparable USB however if you select hdmi as the input you can see exactly what's on your phone for YouTube etc. reauires extra cables etc but awesome feature. Great stereo love all the features and sound quality.
Pros: Great features great customer service and awesome deal.
The radio works great and I find I am able to get more AM stations. The GPS gives accurate directions, the mic works quite well and I am able to hear the audio through the car speakers. I was concerned about not being able to use the mic or hear the speakers plain because I have a convertible but no problem. I love it.
Pros: This is one of the best choices I have ever made. It does what I expected it to do.
Cons: The manual stinks! It is very hard to read and needs some attention in the wiring department. Tech support needs to be schooled on how to set up Android Auto. They don't appear to know that you need to install the firmware up-date for it to work if the radio doesn't have version 1.05
So far it works flawlessly. I purchase it for Android Auto, and it works. Sounds great and easy to navigate.
This is a really nice head unit with multiple inputs and outputs to suit almost everyone's needs. I bought extra cables to attach to the USB ports and HDMI cable so I could use them later without removing the head unit. I bought a hdmi/USB cable that fit in one of my cigarette lighter ports
Pros: Clear audio, endless attachment possiblity. I am hearing notes that I didn't hear before with old unit.
Cons: If unit is working on firmware 1.03 leave it alone...I went to 1.05 and now when booting up it tries to access my thumb drive and take for ever to boot...Did not do that on 1.03. Now I have to leave it disconnected on boot.
This is by far the best radio and honestly easy to install in my 2000 f150( after modification of course) instructions were great too and the free harness removal tools and dash kit. Was looking for the 4100 but bought this one instead and couldn't be happier
Pros: Awesome deck Easy mod Free stuff Android auto Aux Rear view camera Looks cool
Installed this head unit two weeks ago. It has all the communications and entertainment features of a modern car which were missing from my older vehicle. The included microphone captures clear sound for hands free calling. Pioneer has done a good job organizing the units many features in easy to navigate menus. However, the screen is quite difficult, almost unusable, in daylight and reflects a high amount of glare. I've purchased a triple A screen protector to combat the glare. I'd much prefer Pioneer drop the included remote control and improve the screen in future models. Lastly, the unit talkes about 10 seconds to startup and another 15-20 to begin auto playing music from my phone via Bluetooth. This is much longer than some of the units from auto manufacturers. Overall, I rate this unit four stars. I was forced to remove one star due to the screen. I would recommend this unit. PROs: - Loads of features - Menus easy to navigate - Clear hands free calling CONs: - Screen is difficult to see in daylight or glare - Long start up time - Remote control seems unnecessary
Pros: Loads of features Menus easy to navigate Clear hands free calling
Cons: Screen is difficult to see in daylight or glare Long start up time Remote control seems unnecessary
For the price you just cannot beat this head unit! I installed it in my 08 Wrangler and it fit perfectly. Being able to angle the screen when the top is off really helps cut the glare down on the screen. Android auto works great with my note 5, just be sure to update the head unit firmware and the Bluetooth firmware.
Pros: Perfect fit, great features, sounds awesome.
Cons: Wish you could run side loaded android apps with Android auto, but you can't. Not a fault of the deck though.
This radio is awesome. The screen is adjustable which is really nice. It does a a few seconds for the radio to turn on, but it doesn't bother me.
Pros: CarPlay, Front and back camera inputs, Bluetooth, HD radio, adjustable screen,
Cons: Start up of the radio takes a few seconds but its not
Great head unit. Android Auto functions great. Giving me access to the things I need, and reducing temptation to reach for my phone. Sounds great too.
Fast shipping and easy install. What I like the most is when you purchase the radio they tell you what other products you will need to do the install. The radio itself is awesome and easy to operate.
Fantastic radio... definitely improved the sound and ease of use. Nice to be able to connect directly with an iPhone!
I am even more pleased with this unit now that I have had time to work all the features and resolve some quirks I caused with a ground loop. I would recommend this for anyone that wants a quality AV receiver that works well with all types of media and is easy to use and setup. Install was more difficult than I expected but no fault of the receiver. Unit has worked great for several months and has performed better than I expected. Yes this unit has a ton of options and some are a little difficult to figure out and yes some of the options could have been better arranged but I am being picky. I would purchase this unit again. Once I got everything installed I spent some time adjusting the crossover and equalizer settings but it was worth the effort. No I did not use the self-equalizing option. CarPlay, Bluetooth audio and phone calls work great. I installed the microphone on the top of the mirror using Velcro, it can hardly be seen and sounds great on phone calls. My difficulties with the install were cause by the tight fit in my Ram 2500 and the fact I install ever cable possible except starlight radio and GPS.
Fantastic just buy one. Love the separate volume for alerts. easy to insta;;
Nice stereo, great fit in my Nitro. works great with my iphone
I am even more pleased with this unit now that I have had time to work all the features and resolve some quirks I caused with a ground loop. I would recommend this for anyone that wants a quality AV receiver that works well with all types of media and is easy to use and setup. Install was more difficult than I expected but no fault of the receiver. Unit has worked great for several months and has performed better than I expected. Yes this unit has a ton of options and some are a little difficult to figure out and yes some of the options could have been better arranged but I am being picky. I would purchase this unit again. Once I got everything installed I spent some time adjusting the crossover and equalizer settings but it was worth the effort. No I did not use the self-equalizing option. CarPlay, Bluetooth audio and phone calls work great. I installed the microphone on the top of the mirror using Velcro, it can hardly be seen and sounds great on phone calls. My difficulties with the install were cause by the tight fit in my Ram 2500 and the fact I install ever cable possible except starlight radio and GPS. My finished build is a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX AV receiver, Sony XM-4045 & XM-N502 amps, Blaupunkt GTA-270-DSP amp, Infinity REF-9623ix front door, REF-3002cfx dash, Kicker KSC65 back doors, JL Audio Sealed 12" sub and a lot of custom wiring. Everyone that has heard it tells me it sounds fantastic and I am very happy. 2004 Ram 2500 Long bed crew cab 4X4 Cumming diesel.
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 excellent. I had none of the problem others listed and has worked great in my truck for the past 2+ months. Boot up / startup is quick, touch screen is clear and responsive to even a soft touch. I recommend this Receiver and would purchase again.
Cons: Shipped owner manual is hard to read, use the web site PDF it is much easier to read. If you experience a slow boot up make sure the main power lead is connected direct to the battery so there is no power loss when starting engine.
The Pioneer 4200NEX is a very nice head unit. It was a little difficult to install for someone with little experience, but not impossible. The radio looks good and has excellent sound. Reception is very good. It is very easy to customize the looks of the screen and illumination colors. Android Auto is a very nice feature, and one of the main reasons I chose this unit. I use my Galaxy Note 5 for music and navigation; both work well with the 4200 and Android Auto. The price was a little steep, but, all things considered, worth is for the features.
Pros: Nice looking, good sound, easy to use
Cons: Price, difficult installation
Absolutely love this unit. My Mustang didn't have Bluetooth or even Android auto. But with this unit it really dresses up the interior. Makes it look factory.
Pros: Good sound, great Bluetooth connection
Cons: When inserting cd the screen hits the shifter so it can't be in park.
Great head unit! Speakers immediately sound better. The resistive screen has no lag and feels great.
very nice stereo happy with purshase
I love the pioneer nex 4200 it was the best choice.
Pros: For a product I love everything about it
I installed it myself with no real issues. I was my first time. Not too difficult. I recommend doing research on your vehicle and having a good plan before starting an installation. I had a fun time soldering and heat-shrinking. This, however, is a review for the product not general installation so: It's still early but I like it so far. I know that newer models coming out will have AndroidAuto wireless at some point. I don't plug my phone in every time I get in my truck (to utilize maps and speech-to-text) but I do leave the Bluetooth on so I can make/receive "hands free" calls. I was pleased that an instruction manual same with the product. I thought I'd have to download a pdf. Mixtracks is interesting.
I love this headunit it's everything I asked for and then some it has a lot of feature for sound eq and independent subwoofer controls the Apple CarPlay is amazing definitely get the maestro to go with it to retain steering wheel functions I couldn't ask for much more touch screen is very responsive and the screen is very sleek and bright pacakage arrived in one day thanks Crutchfield
Pros: Price screen
2013 Tundra SR5. Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge. Steering wheel controls harness. iDatalink module. I had the unit professionally installed. With the iDatalink module, I can now change features that required a service call and charge- change door locks, exit and entry lighting. It also displays engine functions and tire pressure. I had used Android Auto with an after market Bluetooth speaker because I didnt like the truck's bluetooth hands free system. This system certainly changed that. Phone calls, texts and map guidance are crystal clear. The unit has no problem "understanding" my voice. Music sounds much better. I switched the USB cable I first used to a 6 ft cord which generated an error message, "Stop the vehicle and check your Android phone". Switched back to the short 2?ft cord and it worked fine. I don't use the Apps feature for 2 reasons, I don't see any compatible apps I'm interested in and from reviewers the Apps system doesn't work well. The unit, I think, boots quickly. After starting if it hasn't finished booting and I shift it to reverse the camera comes up, the guidelines take a few more seconds, I don't find that a problem. The camera is stock. The small picture in the rear view mirror is sharp and clear. It's a bit grainy in the radio.
Pros: Sounds good. Looks good. Function wells. iDatalink added features
Cons: With a screen this size I'd like the option of using 2/3-3/4 of the screen for the map and along either side use the remaining area to display the time, radio and local weather.
Love this head unit. I had it installed professionally, because I was hesitant to go in to the dash with a saw to remove a support bracket. It was well worth the cost, as I don't think I could've done it myself in only 1.5 hours. The unit performs exactly as expected, with a few exceptions. These exceptions are simply a matter of MY personal preference. I'm using it with Android Auto connected to a Samsung Galaxy S6. The voice command prompts function as they should, and this is where my preferences come in to play. Although the Android Auto works well, I've chosen to use the Bluetooth functionality/control for Pandora and using the phone as an MP3 player or to talk on the phone. I just prefer the Pioneer controls to the Android Auto and I don't use all of the google functions such as the calendar. I do plug it in for navigation functions. The only downside, and I haven't learned all the customization functions yet, is that if you plug in to Android Auto; it will disable the Bluetooth control for everything else. As an example, I would like to have the Pioneer unit control everything but Navigation (Android Maps). This means having a separate plug in the accessory outlet in the car to charge (having to switch the cable back and forth or have two cables in the car). This isn't a big deal for me since I'm most often alone in the truck. The added power compared to factory makes the speakers sound that much better. Overall you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Functions extremely well with Android. Love the extra power compared to factory. Excellent Tech upgrade for an older vehicle.
Cons: Can not designate specific controls between Android Auto and Pioneer Bluetooth.
Very impressed works much better than expected startup is a tad bit slow not bad enough to make a fuss about though android auto and Bluetooth works flawlessly and the dual zone allowed me to keep my factory rearseat entertainment in 05 yukon all in all excellent head unit would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade
Pros: Mostly everything, great sound, great functionality, easy install
Cons: Startup is a bit slow
Easy installation, great sound and overall functionality. Installed in a 2005 Nissan Titan and it even though the crutchfield guide said it wouldnt fit. Noticed it was 1 thousandth deeper than the space in the vehicle according to the crutchfield notes. I'd recommend the radio and Crutchfield - what a great company.
Pros: Sound quality, user interface, features, fit and finish
Cons: Non really but it would be nice if this (and other) radios had a volume knob for easy access while driving.
While it has quirks, i bought it for Android Auto and subsequently, I love Android auto, everything about it. I also have used Apply CarPlay, and while that is nice, Apple Maps is mediocre compared to Google Maps. Pros: 1. looks great 2. instantly produces better quality sound to either factory or aftermarket speakers 3. Android Auto! 4. Crutchfield help is awesome. Cons: 1. Total PITA to set up if you don't have a lot of experience. Took me pretty much a full day and a lot of calls to Crutchfield 2. The Pioneer interface itself is not very intuitive 3. Pricey, when you want to keep your factory controls
Definitely brings new life into my Jeep winter. Fairly simple install after a quick call to the Crutchfield support in order to confirm the wiring harness splices. Works just as described, and flawlessly. Many options to customize it and fine-tune everything. I use it with android auto, and it exceeded my expectations on look and use. Very responsive touch screen. The extra power to my speakers is definitely a plus too.
Pros: Android Auto works flawlessly Responsive Looks great
Just installed yesterday! Thank you crutchfield and YouTube for helping with the install! First time ever installing a radio by myself and it went flawlessly! First time soldering also! Just got to mess with the settings now. Don't forget to buy a micro bypass for the emergency parking brake wire! It allows you to watch dvds or mess with Bluetooth settings WHILE driving. (Parking brake doesn't have to be applied)
Pros: Nice interface! Big screen! Sound quality is much much better than stock! Apple car play will be nice to use!
I Bought This Stereo Through Crutchfield because it was the best price I could find . The delivery was fast and the Crutchfield team was very helpful through and after the purchase . I would highly recommend buying this stereo it has all the futures I wanted . And I'm looking forward to doing business in the near future with the Crutchfield team . As now I want speakers and I trust that there expertise will guide me through the right purchase .
I installed the unit in my daughter's Mercedes C240. I have done several installs in the past, including other C-Class models, all bought from Crutchfield. This one proved to be the most challenging. The system itself is awesome and loaded with features that are easy to use. The challenge was due to poor or incomplete instructions from Crutchfield...which is extremely uncharacteristic of them. The C240 does not have switched 12V power to the stereo, which is not accounted for in the instructions or with the Metra wiring harness...leaving the stereo dead upon installation. I was able to troubleshoot the problem with the aid of a couple of Mercedes forums and solved the problem by routing switched 12V power from the cigarette lighter in the console to the stereo's wiring harness. Once that was complete, I confirmed that all of stereo's features worked great, except its ability to pick up local radio stations. Living in the mountains of WV, I was afraid it was an HD radio signal issue. Again, back to the Mercedes forums, I discovered the C240 has a 12V powered antenna amplifier. Looking closer at the Metra harness, I realized it does not supply power to the amplifier (solid black wire on the factory harness). I was able to run a jumper off the 12V switched power I used to power the stereo and that solved the problem. After several bumps along the way, this system is proving to be worth the hassles. It is a great addition to the car.
Pros: Ease of operation, large touchscreen easy to see in all levels of light, Apple CarPlay, audible text messages, voice commands for phone operation, works well with the Metra steering wheel control option
Cons: Installation instructions for the C240 left a lot to be desired (I am not blaming the stereo on that issue), stereo needs better dimming featureCrutchfield response on March 6, 2017 Chris, we're sorry you had problems during your installation. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I am still new to Android Auto, although I like what I have experienced thus far. IMO, this unit delivers in both sound and appearance for its cost. Very happy customer!!!
Admittedly, I'm still learning my way around the head unit, but so far I am simultaneously impressed and annoyed... The individual functions work well. Apple Car Play is extremely user friendly and awesome, HD radio is pretty cool, and I have loaded up an SD card full of my favorite music for when I just want variety. In addition, my whole system sounds better after replacing the old stock stereo with this more powerful, new one. However, I ran into my first problem yesterday when I was attempting to use navigation to get around a traffic jam. Apple maps was giving me a completely ridiculous route, so I switched over to Google maps - which means disconnecting the phone from the unit (more on that in a minute). But, bluetooth was enabled, and I couldn't hear instructions through the speakers so had to also disconnect bluetooth to use Google Maps. It's possible there is a learning curve here, but it appears that not everything plays well together, and it was not a prime time to find out... Lastly, I had high hopes that I would be able to use other navi apps through the pioneer apps, but they are garbage and appear to have been completely abandoned by Pioneer, so I wouldn't bank on that getting better. Lastly, when I am displaying music from the SD card, "Hey, Sire" does not work. You can listen to other music sources while Apple Car play is displayed and the "Hey, Siri" works, but you can't also see what's playing at the same time.
Pros: Big display Sounds Good Apple Car Play
Cons: Screen Glare Pioneer Apps don't work for 3rd party navigation
So far so good. The deck looks nice, boot time of about 10 seconds, menu isn't overly complicated. I am happy with the deck for the price.
It looks great in my Tundra!
Very Pleased. Had difficulty deciding between the 4200NEX and the 8200NEX, built in GPS being the feature I was unsure about. I am quite pleased that the 4200NEX has delivered a full featured GPS/NAV through apple carplay using my iPhone. Though I am sure the built in GPS in the 8200NEX is fantastic, I found the carplay version quite acceptable and significantly more friendly to my budget. I am also very pleased with the car features using iDatalink Maestro (Tire Pressure, Battery Voltage, Open Door, Programmable Gauges). I have installed many car stereos years ago, but with technology improving I was intimidated with the idatalink maestro. I tackled this no problem though. Crutchfield sent excellent instructions, and iDatalink provided the diagrams specific to my vehicle as well. Crutchfields discounted installation gear was exactly what I needed and the right parts were delivered with no problems. Only problem I had was connecting my rearview camera, which must be plugged into the brown RCA instead of the video IN (resolved). And idatalink can only be programmed with Internet Explorer. I am very pleased with my new 4200NEX. My 2013 F150 retains SYNC and steering wheel controls. The dash kit gives a factory appearance, and adding a ford logo to my splash screen really gives an OEM look. Apple carplay is beautiful. Very happy with the Pioneer product, even happier with Crutchfield delivering the right parts the first time with no delay. Thank you
Pros: Loaded with features.
Cons: Dimmer controls could be better than just Day or Night
Very good head unit. One of the best ones I have purchased. Apple car play is a great feature
This is my second aftermarket radio that I've installed for my 1997 Lexus ES300. My first unit (now 10 years old) was an Alpine, which i also purchased from Crutchfield. These days most radios offer good sound and adequate power, so I focused my research on a quality brand with usable features. Useable features are those that allow me to take advantage of my mobile phone and those that make day to day tasks and recreation convenient and fun. I had decided on this model about six months ago, but felt prices may eventually be lowered to accommodate new models. I was correct, and six months later saved some money. The unit connects seamlessly to my phone via bluetooth. This is crucial because nothing is more annoying than devices that will not automatically connect when using bluetooth. Bluetooth connects every time, within seconds after the radio powers up. Connecting using android auto is also available, but I don't necessarily want the hassle of plugging in my phone everytime I get into the car, even though some the lesser used features may not be available.
Pros: Crutchfield always provides the necessary parts for hookup and installation.
I bought this to replace the stock head unit in my 2003 Ford F-350 crew cab. Installation was fairly straight forward although I did have to trim the dash opening in order to make it fit. The Pioneer has a lot of features to it but the driver for me buying it was Apple Car Play and touch screen. Touch screen works great and is very clear, set up is easy and the unit is packed full of features. The sound is very good even through 15 year old factory speakers (will upgrade later) with multiple preset equalizer settings and the ability to create your own, sound shaping to fit your vehicle isn't a problem. Bluetooth pairs easily as does the Apple Car Play though the direct connection through the USB seems a little louder than through Bluetooth. Now, I like to use Waze as my primary GPS app (iPhone 6s) and Car Play does not like this one bit. When connected via Car Play and using Waze while listening to the radio every time Waze announces something the unit won't automatically go back to the radio, instead I have to manually manipulate the unit to get back to what I was listening to which is a pain. No such problem exist when listening to music that's on your phone or streaming through your phone. Neither is there an issue with using Apple Maps, but that app is just lacking and rudimentary on so many levels given the competition. One other feature that is lacking is the inability of the unit to dim with your dash light dimmer control,the unit is basically set up for day/night only
Pros: Nice looks, bright screen, easy set up. Great sound with a lot of options for tweaking based on your vehicle and/or listening preferences. Multitude of inputs and out puts on the unit for connecting amps, external video displays, etc.
Cons: Screen doesn't dim with dimmer switch, only has auto day/night dimming which the night setting is still pretty bright. Apple Car Play doesn't play well with non Apple GPS apps (i.e. Waze, Google Maps, etc). With HD radio in fringe areas there is a noticeable difference is sound levels as it toggles between analog radio, analog HD and digital HD-would be nice if it was more consistent.
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
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.
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.
Install was easier than I anticipated in my 2010 Corolla
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.
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
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.
Great Apple Car Play , Great advisor 5 stars on both
Pros: Apple car play
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
I like it. A little complicated, but I'm learning more every time I use it. Being able to customize the background is cool.
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
Gone the greatest head units I have ever owned Android auto is great and one of the main reason I got this one
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.
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.
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
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
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
Great radio for my 15 jeep wrangler . really makes the stock alpine system so much better. Plus the added bonus of a removable screen .
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).
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great product. Good bang for your buck. Does everything I want and then some. Apple car play is awesome!
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.
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
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.
Stereo is beyond my expectations works and looks great. Thanks to the Crutchfield team for great service and fast shipping !!
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
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.
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
Easy to install, easy to use
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.)
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.
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.
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
Sounds great. Love the option of either Android Auto or Apple Car Play. AM station is weak but tolerable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Great product, I have two now. The meastro mrr is a must for any newer car.
Amazing product, love the features and ease of use.
Fits and works like a dream, android auto the best.
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.
Works Great,excellent product
Pros: Works Perfect
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.
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.
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)
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
Best all around wow
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.
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!
Great product! Works great with Apple CarPlay. Screen doesn't like the sun much but with some adjustments can be managed
Excellent product. Installs and works as advertised. So far no complaints.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Does everything it advertises.
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.
Super easy install, especially when coupled with the correct accessories as specified with Crutchfield.
Pros: Easy install, bright picture, easy navigation, and looks fantastic.
Excellent piece of equipment. Easy install with factory wiring harness adapter.
Pros: Well built, easy to use, great sound
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having Android auto has been amazing and the sound quality is outstanding.