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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

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

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The smart choice for your smartphone

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

CarPlay™ compatibility

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

Siri

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

Android Auto™

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

A 7" display you can make your own

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

AppRadio mode and AppRadioLIVE

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

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

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

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

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

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

Hi-Res music and more

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

Radio that's more than radio

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

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Customizable sound

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

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

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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

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

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

Kyle, Saint Louis, MO

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What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX Reviews

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    (167 Reviews)

    Great Unit and Sound

    Kyle from Saint Louis, MO on 3/21/2017

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Jose from Waco, TX on 3/20/2017

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Huntingtown, MD on 3/20/2017

    2001 Honda Accord
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    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

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    Rob from San Diego, CA on 3/19/2017

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Anonymous from El Dorado Hills, CA on 3/19/2017

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

    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

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    Charles from Charlotte, NC on 3/19/2017

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

    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.

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    Anonymous from Alliance, OH on 3/19/2017

    2005 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Anonymous from Stafford, VA on 3/18/2017

    2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Fantastic radio... definitely improved the sound and ease of use. Nice to be able to connect directly with an iPhone!

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    holli from Petaluma, CA on 3/17/2017

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    James T from Saginaw, MI on 3/15/2017

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

    Fantastic just buy one. Love the separate volume for alerts. easy to insta;;

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    Anonymous from Broken Arrow, OK on 3/15/2017

    2008 Dodge Nitro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo, great fit in my Nitro. works great with my iphone

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    Ben from Cumming, GA on 3/15/2017

    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.

    Nice Looking Radio with Good Sound

    John from Leola, PA on 3/14/2017

    2008 GMC Envoy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    Great features

    John from Houston, TX on 3/14/2017

    2014 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Anonymous from New Hope, MN on 3/14/2017

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

    Great head unit! Speakers immediately sound better. The resistive screen has no lag and feels great.

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    jean carlo from West Palm Beach, FL on 3/13/2017

    2014 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice stereo happy with purshase

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    Delon Tyson from Gwynn Oak, MD on 3/13/2017

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

    I love the pioneer nex 4200 it was the best choice.

    Pros: For a product I love everything about it

    Cons: None

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    Jonathan from Wichita Falls, TX on 3/12/2017

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

    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.

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    Great headunit

    Richard from Elkridge MD on 3/12/2017

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

    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

    Cons: Nothing

    Great improvement

    Brad from East Jordan, MI on 3/12/2017

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

    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.

    Perfect Tech Upgrade for an Older Vehicle

    Lenny from Belgium, WI on 3/9/2017

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

    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.

    Great head unit

    Sam from Wellston , OK on 3/8/2017

    2005 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

    Great Radio

    Bill from Newnan, GA on 3/7/2017

    2005 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    Wael from Livonia, MI on 3/7/2017

    2006 Toyota Sienna

    Amazing

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    Daniel from Mount Juliet, TN on 3/6/2017

    2013 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

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    New life to 2008 Jeep Wrangler

    Ryan from Bozeman, MT on 3/6/2017

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

    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

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    Brando from Seattle, WA on 3/6/2017

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

    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!

    Cons: None

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    Marshall from Utah on 3/5/2017

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 .

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Great upgrade for the Mercedes C240

    Chris from Milton, WV on 3/3/2017

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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 feature

    Crutchfield 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.

    Great Head Unit

    RYAN from Alexandria, VA on 3/2/2017

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

    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!!!

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    Overall, I like it

    Nathaniel from Charlotte, NC on 3/1/2017

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

    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

    Great Deck!

    Halley from Olympia, WA on 2/28/2017

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

    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.

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    Anonymous from Emporia, KS on 2/28/2017

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

    It looks great in my Tundra!

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    Excellent integration with my 2013 F150 and iDatlink. A+ Crutchfield

    Jeffrey from Fort White, FL on 2/27/2017

    2013 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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

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    Anonymous from Berlin, MD on 2/26/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good head unit. One of the best ones I have purchased. Apple car play is a great feature

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    Nice design. Great features. Easy installation.

    Anonymous from Sterling, VA on 2/25/2017

    1997 Lexus ES300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

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    A nice head unit

    Rick from Marshall, VA on 2/25/2017

    2003 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    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.

    Okay picture, lots of features

    joshua from Corbin, KY on 2/22/2017

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

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

    Pros: Features Easy to set up Bluetooth Siri and carplay

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

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

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

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

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    Lori from Clarkston, WA on 2/21/2017

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

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

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

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

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    Bryson from Puyallup, WA on 2/20/2017

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

    Install was easier than I anticipated in my 2010 Corolla

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    Anonymous from Lynnwood, WA on 2/19/2017

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

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

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    Thomas from Phoenix, AZ on 2/19/2017

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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

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

    Cons: Interface is not an iPhone

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

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

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

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

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

    Cons: None.

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

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

    Great Apple Car Play , Great advisor 5 stars on both

    Pros: Apple car play

    Cons: None

    Really opened up sound

    Christopher from Augusta, GA on 2/15/2017

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

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

    Pros: Everything about this unit is a pro for me

    Cons: Takes a bit of time to connect the harness

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    joe from Franklin, NC on 2/15/2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Pros: Does everything

    Cons: I would like a volume knob

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    Damon from Oklahoma on 2/15/2017

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

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

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    Anonymous from Indianapolis, IN on 2/14/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pros: Big clear screen,lots of features great price

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 2/13/2017

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

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

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    Lots of features, great display

    Anonymous from Hayward, CA on 2/9/2017

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

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

    Pros: Lots of features and great display

    Cons: Can't think of any

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    jason from Salem,Ma on 2/9/2017

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

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

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    John from Irvine, CA on 2/8/2017

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

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

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

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

    Good choice,

    Anonymous from Parker, CO on 2/7/2017

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

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

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    Great features

    Greg from Felton, DE on 2/5/2017

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

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

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

    Cons: None

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

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

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

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    Easy install. Looks and sounds great!

    Gary from Palmdale, CA on 1/31/2017

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

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

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

    Cons: None

    Finally a SD card reader

    Mark from Kalispell, MT on 1/31/2017

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

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

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

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

    Great Android Auto platform!

    John from Homestead, FL on 1/30/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: features hat I wrote above

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

    Awesome

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

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

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

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    Ben from Huntsville, TX on 1/29/2017

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

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

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    Este from Harrisonburg, VA on 1/27/2017

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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

    Pros: It's 5 times better than the Kenwood

    Cons: none

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    Scott from Houston, TX on 1/17/2017

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

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

    Pros: Makes the factory speakers sound much better.

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

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    Anonymous from Jacksonville FL on 1/17/2017

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

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

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    Brian from Coventry, RI on 1/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: ease of use, great sound, fair price

    Cons: None

    Modernizing the Minivan.

    Shayne from Louisville, KY on 1/15/2017

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

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

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

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

    Love this radio, looks great in 2006 Tacoma

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

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

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

    Pros: easy of GUI

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    Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 1/4/2017

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

    Easy to install, easy to use

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    James from Ashland, VA on 1/1/2017

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

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

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    Great Car Stereo, Excellent Crutchfield Support

    Tom from Minnetonka, MN on 12/25/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

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

    Ben from North, GA on 12/23/2016

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

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

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

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

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    Anonymous from California on 12/22/2016

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

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

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Louisiana on 12/21/2016

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

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

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    Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 12/18/2016

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

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

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    Deborah from Cottonwood, AZ on 12/18/2016

    2007 Jeep Wrangler

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

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

    Cons: None

    Pioneer 4200 NEX makes my Jeep Sweet

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

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

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

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

    Cons: None

    Fantastic Head that does it all

    Anonymous from new jersey on 12/14/2016

    2010 Toyota Corolla
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    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.

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    Daniel from Summerville,SC on 12/13/2016

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

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

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

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Not looking good.

    Kris from Suffolk, VA on 12/6/2016

    2013 Hyundai Accent

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

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

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

    AMAZING upgrade from my factory head unit!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2014 Toyota RAV4
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    Great product, I have two now. The meastro mrr is a must for any newer car.

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    Amazing TouchScreen, Carplay is perfect

    Andrew from Farmville, VA on 11/29/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
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    Amazing product, love the features and ease of use.

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    Anonymous from Lompoc CA on 11/21/2016

    2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic
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    Fits and works like a dream, android auto the best.

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    Ron from Avondale, Az on 11/21/2016

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

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

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

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

    Works Great,excellent product

    Pros: Works Perfect

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    Easy install

    Guy from Vancouver, WA on 11/14/2016

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

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

    Pros: Great customer service / support.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Great Upgrade

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

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

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

    Pros: Works with Apple and Android; easy interface

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

    Great unit for the price

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

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

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

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

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

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    David from Erie, PA on 11/3/2016

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

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

    Pros: Everything other than Android Auto

    Cons: Android Auto with Samsung Galaxy S7

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    Steve from Albuquerque, NM on 11/1/2016

    Best all around wow

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    Steven from Farmingdale, NY on 10/31/2016

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

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

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

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

    Took a while to install, well worth it.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Anonymous from Opelika, AL on 10/30/2016

    2011 Toyota Tundra
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    Great product! Works great with Apple CarPlay. Screen doesn't like the sun much but with some adjustments can be managed

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    Anonymous from Broomfield, CO on 10/26/2016

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

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

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    Anonymous from Cleveland, OH on 10/24/2016

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

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

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

    Best 2016 radio A Must Have

    Douglas from Fulton, Mi on 10/16/2016

    2001 GMC Sierra 2500
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    Didn't even know I was ordering something released this year, wanted something with sirius and bluetooth, ordered unit with the rebates, lly and free 3 month although I want more genres than the free so I will upgrade subscription in 3 months, and it delivers,still have to hook up the new pig tale with the parking brake wire so I can use andriod auto, I had a pioneer radio before this one and pig tale was same connector minus couple wires for accessories, plug and play in my case which was nice, in the older gm's mine being and '01 sierra the dash isn't fit so we'll for a big unit, unlike my dads '05 silverado his is better fit for it, barely fits with the wires connected had to jam it in there gently, but works well and would recommend to anybody.

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

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

    Almost Excellent

    Micah from Bend, OR on 10/2/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Express
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    As the entry level model Android Auto capably unit, I didn't expect to be blown out of the water and I wasn't. Even so, it has managed to impress me with how well it can transition between different functions, including Android Auto. For the price, even as an entry level unit, I would have expected a higher quality display. The one it has would be more suited to a unit 60% of the price.

    Pros: Android Auto works seamlessly.

    Cons: Display quality is lacking.

    Excellent bang for the buck!

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

    2008 Toyota Tundra
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    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

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

    2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
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    I wanted this because I thought it's a step above the stock unit. The touch screen is a plus but requiers a hard touch but I did see where I can adjust this. What I can not figure out is why is there a 1/2" line across the screen,Pandora has no on screen list I wanted 50's oldies I got 50 Cent. The maps are impossible to shut off so we stopped the car,started over again but only FM So I spent over $1000 for a FM radio that cant even power it's speakers. I truly believe the installer had no Idea what he was doing and could not convey all I needed to know. Now I will never know what this radio can do and find a better installer never again go to the big box store. I will call Crutchfield and ask what is a better radio or can this one be brought to life

    Pros: Looks nice

    Cons: Everything else

    Great Features!

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

    2008 Ford F-150
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    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

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

    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Expensive piece of junk. Display too dim to see. Virtually no contrast in Google maps. Android Auto integration is horrible. No notifications announced. No settings. Unit is huge and difficult to cram in dash. The face release button is not accessible when mounted in dash. Flash update through USB1 only. Really stupid design! Not ready for alpha testing or never operated in sunlight! Kills factory rear view camera.

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

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

    Love the unit but android auto will not work period

    Autoplayhater from mckinney, tx on 9/14/2016

    2011 Chrysler 200

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

    Pros: Almost everything

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

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

    2013 Hyundai Accent

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

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    LBS from Hardy, VA on 9/12/2016

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
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    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.

    Disappointed

    Julian from Philadelphia, PA on 9/9/2016

    2014 Subaru Outback
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    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/

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    Peter from Natick, MA on 9/7/2016

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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    I bought this radio for several reasons, among them the ability to setup my android to display. So far I have yet been able to do that after several weeks. Radio - Extremely crisp reception and most importantly smooth transition to digital from analog (last Pioneer 6800BT was really bad on this) Sound quality - Very good even with stock speakers (upgraded after a week as that was the plan but wanted a before and after feel. Ease of use - Very easy to navigate around standard options but some items (Rear Display) take a few steps to control but still easier then standard radios for most parts Display - I love it and the touch screen has no issues for use. The responsiveness is great and I love how you can rearrange the main options so the most used are easy to access (HD radio/DVD). Glare is there at some points but easy to adjust out with tilt in my Trailblazer Rear connections - SO MUCH GOODNESS!!! only thought would have been to place al outs for the preamps together.... but the rear audio out in speaker format was great as now I have my kids plug in to headphones to keep my songs playing. Apps - well here is my problem. So far I have loaded up all the different apps and setup several connection types to (a Sam S3 and a Sam J3 2016 ver.) no luck connecting the head unit to them. More to come on this. As a side note bluetooth for the phone is great but it will not play directions from my google maps like othe

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

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

    Just Finished...

    Timm9 from Arnold, CA on 9/5/2016

    2004 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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

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

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

    Great Replacement for Factory System!

    Jeff from Denville, NJ on 9/3/2016

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

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

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

    Great unit for the price

    Justin from Montana on 8/30/2016

    2012 Nissan Titan
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    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.

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    Jamaal from Philadelphia, PA on 8/28/2016

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

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

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

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

    Not for audiophile

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

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

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

    Pros: Very user friendly interface.

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Jerry from Buffalo, NY on 8/27/2016

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

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

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

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

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

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

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    Amazing, but a few things...

    Matt from Thornton, CO on 8/14/2016

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Christian from Napa, CA on 8/14/2016

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

    Does everything it advertises.

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    Could be better for the price!

    Joe from Spokane, WA on 8/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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

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

    All around great deck

    Andrew from San Diego CA on 8/10/2016

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

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

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

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    Great Unit

    Joseph from Waterbury, CT on 8/10/2016

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

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

    Pros: Well built, easy to use, great sound

    Cons: none

    Pioneer 4200nex

    Nick from Manassas, VA on 8/7/2016

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

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

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    So far so good

    Brad from Bartlett TN on 8/6/2016

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

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

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

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

    Excellent Carplay receiver for older cars

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

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200 NEX

    louiebeasley25 from Kingsville, TX on 8/4/2016

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

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

    Pros: I love everything about it.

    Cons: No flaws and no complaints.

    New Pioneer 4200NEX

    Jay from Metairie, LA on 8/1/2016

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Anonymous from Macomb, IL on 7/31/2016

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

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

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    4200NEX

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

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

    Very easy to install with everything Crutchfield recommends

    Pros: Coolness factor

    Cons: Review camera quit working

    Technology is great !

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

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

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

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

    Cons: - none that I have experienced so far

    Upgraded my truck

    DAVID from Louisiana on 7/28/2016

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

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

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

    Cons: Screen clarity is a little dull.

    Excellent Upgrade to Stock Subaru Radio

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

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

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

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

    Cons: - None at this time

    great overall Head unit

    Richard from Silverton, OR on 7/27/2016

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

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

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

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

    Clean install

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

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

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

    Pros: Easy to use, simple. clean looking

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

    Good head unit, a little on the slow side

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

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

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

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great.

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

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

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

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

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

    Cons: Haven't found any yet.

    4200

    Bill from Lititz, PA on 7/23/2016

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

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

    Pros: Looks, quality, features.

    Cons: Reliability - time will tell

    4200

    Anonymous from Ozark, MO on 7/22/2016

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

    Great product. easy to install

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

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

    Love this thing

    Ghaith from Sacramento, CA on 7/22/2016

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

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

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    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

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

    2006 Chevrolet Express

    Excited about this item, I love Pioneer products

    Pros: Multitude of features

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    Love it!

    Dorothy from Onancock, VA on 7/22/2016

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

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

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

    Cons: Hmmmmmmm. Haven't found one yet.

    Great upgrade!

    Anonymous from Massachusetts on 7/21/2016

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

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

    Pros: Lots of features for phone integration Installation Sound quality

    Cons: Could be a little brighter in sunlight

    Awesome

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

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

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

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    Get Ready For The Future Of Car Audio

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

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

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

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

    Cons: None yet...

    Great Radio, lousy iPhone apps

    PH from Austin, TX on 7/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pros: Great look, easy to use

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

    It fit! Barely

    Daniel from Clovis, CA on 7/10/2016

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

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

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

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

    Can't go wrong with this!

    Christopher from Milltown, NJ on 7/7/2016

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

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

    Pros: Versatile Customizable Great looking screen Seamless Connectivity Responsive

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

    Excellent Upgrade from OEM

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

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

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

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

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

    Awesome unit...pay close attention to fitment

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

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

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

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

    Tony from Naples, FL on 6/14/2016

    2009 Jeep Wrangler