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Sony XAV-AX1000

Digital multimedia receiver

Item # 158XAV1000

I've clocked lots of miles with a Sony receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops.

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I've clocked lots of miles with a Sony receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops.

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About the Sony XAV-AX1000

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Superior iPhone® control and sound

I've clocked a lot of miles with a Sony XAV receiver in my dash, and thanks to Apple CarPlay™, the fun never stops. If you're an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you're using, so you won't have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Sony XAV-AX100 Digital Media Receiver

Large icons on the screen help you find what you want with just a glance.

Let Siri help

With built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, this smartphone-friendly receiver creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car's audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love. With a compatible iPhone®, you can use your voice to control Siri Eyes Free through the receiver. You'll be able to control music, maps, calls, and messages just by talking to Siri. When Siri talks back, you'll hear the response through the car's speakers.

SiriusXM-ready and more

If you're looking for radio stations that won't disappear when you head into the hills, add a SiriusXM tuner and enjoy satellite radio's rich selection of programs wherever you go. A highly sensitive AM/FM tuner will catch all your local stations. This Sony also offers easy touchscreen control of media from an external sources via USB or aux input.

Experience Sony quality

Built-in amplification brings depth and dynamics to your music. Sony lets you take full advantage of this new, full sound with a 10-band equalizer. Fine-tune the acoustics in your vehicle, quickly access preset tone curves to get the sound you want, and use Sony's Extra Bass to enhance the thump you expect from your favorite tunes.

Touch and turn

Touchscreen control is a wonderful thing, especially on this big 6.2" screen, but if you're a little old school (like me), you appreciate a volume knob. Sony assigns double duty to their knob, letting you access the receiver's extensive sound control menus with just a push of the dial. You'll hold that same button to use voice commands for your smartphone.

Room to expand

A front-facing USB port and aux input make listening tunes on other devices like flash drives or an old mp3 player so convenient.

Adding on a rear-view camera? The XAV-AX1000 comes with a dedicated rear camera input. Customizable guide lines on the screen will help you back up with confidence, even if you're piloting a large SUV.

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.

This digital multimedia receiver will not play CDs.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • 6.2" LCD touchscreen display
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • compatible with Siri Eyes Free
    • works with Apple CarPlay
    Audio/Video Features:
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 10-band equalizer
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, sub)
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input
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    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet

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    Radio great customer service 2 stars

    Crutchfield customer from Auburn, CA on 8/23/2019

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    I bought this unit for a 2014 Ram 3500 Tradesman its stock radio did not offer any hands free calling, The Sony Radio would give 5 stars because it sounds good streaming Pandora and the Car Play with the maps function is great and now I have hands free calling, The stock speakers sound great with this radio. The reason for the deduction in the rating is for the Customer service and web page truck choices. 1 st as for the web page it did not have a Ram 3500 Tradesman as a choice this is important because it has no hands control. 2nd I told them over the phone that I was going to put a back up camera on and use it on a Arctic Fox Slide in camper on the truck, My 19 ft Video cable is short and it is zip tied onto of the fuel take about 6 ft short which was my concern in the beginning, no one offered a extension cable or even seamed to understand that the crew cab 8 ft + extra to go up the firewall and through the vacant clutch opening and a 8 foot box along with the 3 ft overhang that this would be short. 3 rd no-one told me that I would have to solder and shrink wrap the harness to the radio ( or use pinch connections to connect the wires) so I had to go and buy them would have been nice to have the option to purchase these with the order.

    Pros: Great sound, easy intuitive operation and set up of radio, car play and bluetooth both work great separate microphone

    Cons: Can't think of any but the lack of the customer service knowledge of length of video cable needed and web page problems not having the option for my truck, also no mention of the need for shrink wrap and solder or connectors

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    Crutchfield customer from Newnan, GA on 8/22/2019

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    Great radio for the price. Everything works as it should.

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    Very cool head unit.

    Crutchfield customer from Spring Branch, TX on 8/21/2019

    2012 Ram 1500

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    Very cool head unit. Lots of features. Car play works great.

    Pros: Car play works great as well as the phone feature. Great price!

    Cons: none.

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    Makes an old car feel better than a new car

    Crutchfield customer from Wauconda, IL on 8/21/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Excellent system. Easy to connect (with the recommended wiring harness and pre-wired option). I just followed the excellent instructions, wired everything up, and I was in business. I like this setup better than what I've seen in a lot of brand new cars. My 2004 Silverado feels like a new car now. Excellent work Sony and as always, excellent experience thanks to Crutchfield.

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    Love it

    Crutchfield customer from Piedmont, SC on 8/20/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Love this receiver. It's the 2nd one I have purchased.

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    Crutchfield customer from Eaton, OH on 8/20/2019

    2011 Subaru Outback

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    The Apple CarPlay feature for this Sony unit works very well. My son and I installed the unit in his 2011 Subaru Outback. I cannot day enough good things about the Crutchfield tech team. We called them 3 times while installing the unit and they provided great help. This unit does not have a CD player which I would want but for my son, all his music is on his phone so this unit works well for him

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    Simple and great!

    Crutchfield customer from Belleville, IL on 8/20/2019

    2012 Volkswagen Passat

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    Easy to use, easy to install and a great price!

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    Crutchfield customer from Luthvle Timon, MD on 8/20/2019

    2012 Subaru Outback

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    Works as advertised. Good value for the price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Twentynin Plm, CA on 8/18/2019

    1997 Buick LeSabre

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    The radio is great! The Apple car play works super smooth

    Pros: Great radio, with loads of options

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    Crutchfield customer from Cresco, IA on 8/18/2019

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    A fantastic piece of equipment that has made enjoying my music with the family a pleasure - plus having the built in hands free to make our vehicle compliant with the new hands free laws within our area. Would highly recommend this unit along with having Crutchfield build you a wiring loom as well!

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    Crutchfield customer from Petoskey, MI on 8/18/2019

    2007 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice Head unit. Love the Apple play, sounds great.

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    Price Point Killer!

    Guest from Nellysford, VA on 8/18/2019

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    Excellent value especially at the price point. A vast improvement over the OEM radio. Especially good in that it offers Apple Car Play (albeit cabled) when you have to spend significantly more to get that in other brands.

    Pros: Apple Car Play

    Cons: Tiny volume knob, very hard to adjust quickly or on uneven terrain. Strong dislike for this.

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    Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 8/18/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Installation was simple. Took less than an hour

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    Worked as designed. No complaints.

    Crutchfield customer from Usaf Academy, CO on 8/15/2019

    2005 Infiniti G35

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    Worked as designed. No complaints.

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    Love Apple Car Play

    Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, GA on 8/15/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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    Good quality radio for the price. Easy to use when driving, not to distracting. Apple Car Play was the main reason I purchased this radio. My wife says she can here me good over the Bluetooth. I purchased the wiring service from crutchfield and it made the install crazy easy. I own a 16 Silverado and I put this in my 07 Classic Silverado to help bring it up to par with the 16. Definitely Makes a huge difference when paired with a camera. I wish it had a USB in the back as well as the front so I could have the option of hiding the wire but overall a very good radio. Will be buying one for my wife's Jeep soon.

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    Great

    Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 8/15/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Exactly what I wanted in connectivity with Bluetooth, carplay and front side usb and aux. The rear cam works great and I havent noticed any issues with the interface. As a bonus my stock Tahoe speakers sound way better I guess because of more power.

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    If you buy this for Apple Car Play, you're gonna have a bad time.

    Jeff from Conshohocken, PA on 8/14/2019

    2003 Toyota Highlander

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    Only thing keeping this from being a 1-star review is that the sound is pretty deece. Now, with that said, on to why this is only getting two stars. I bought this because its the only <$400 apple car play compatible radio that works in my car and I bought it for that reason alone. Out of the box everything worked great. System was snappy and responsive which I liked. Zero lag! About a week into it is when it started to go downhill. Car play would stop working. Stop working in the sense that it would freeze up on me. A quick disconnect and reconnect of the phone would start up the application but result in a blank screen. Lame. A few days later, the unit wouldn't even launch Car play. Googled it and some folks said to reboot the phone. That worked...once. For the past few days, Car play won't load at all. I tried other Apple devices, tried other lightning cables. Nada. As of now, I basically paid this much for a shot stereo worth $120 tops.

    Pros: Decend sound

    Cons: Car play stops working.

    Crutchfield response on 8/20/2019
    Jeff, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Glad I Got It

    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/13/2019

    2008 Toyota 4Runner

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    I've been very happy with this product so far! Crutchfield's customer service was beyond comparison to others which was a nice surprise. Do the online chat to make sure you're getting the right product for your car - I almost bought the wrong cords. The screen is surprisingly responsive and I love the volume knob. It connected very easily to my 2008 4Runner ( I had to watch some videos online on how to remove my dash). The Bluetooth connects automatically to my iPhone and starts playing my last song (it does NOT automatically connect to Apple Carplay though, which is fine. You just have to plug in your phone). Overall a great product!

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    Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 8/13/2019

    2014 Nissan Xterra

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    Looks good so far, much better tuner, and love Apple car play

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    Upgrading older vehicle

    Crutchfield customer from Maryville, TN on 8/13/2019

    2009 Nissan Murano

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    Nice basic stereo with updated features. Like that this unit offers Apple carplay at this pricing point. Simple to use and laid out well. Screen being a double din with smaller chassis on the upper part of screen allowed for install in 05 Jeep Liberty without a dash modification. Full size chassis unit would have required dash modification. Would go for something higher end on a newer car but is great for adding updated functionality on an older vehicle.

    Pros: Apple car play. Price Added bluetooth to older vehicle. USB on front panel. Multi function knob.

    Cons: Could have been built with better grade parts. Wiring and screen seems to be a little small and cheap.

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    Old car new stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Big Pine Key, FL on 8/13/2019

    2006 Lexus ES330

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    Very nice to have contemporary stereo in my 14 yr old lexus

    Pros: Does a lot

    Cons: I have to learn features particularly apple play

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    Great beginner CarPlay unit with physical buttons!

    Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, IN on 8/12/2019

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    So far so good (about a week into the install). Screen is a bit dark, especially when I have the lights on. Setting for demo mode was a bit hard to find, but overall, I'm super pleased with the unit. Looking forward to CarPlay in iOS13!

    Pros: Easy install, Compact

    Cons: Screen brightness, UI isn't super intuitive.

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    Crutchfield does it again!

    Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 8/12/2019

    2006 Nissan Frontier

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    Excellent radio, perfect price! I made the purchase on the weekend and my radio and kit arrived perfectly paclaged a few days later. Install was a breeze ! I will be ordering again!

    Pros: Love the radio. No problems with it, wife is so impressed with it, she is going to buy one also

    Cons: When the sun hits the right angle it's hard to see the screen time but it's not a show stopper.

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    Love Apple Car Play

    Niki from Oklahoma City, OK on 8/12/2019

    2004 Toyota Tacoma

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    The install was very smooth. With the data sheet provided, I had all the information I needed. The only information that wasn't provided was for the backup camera. But I purchased the camera elsewhere so that was to be expected. The head unit works perfectly, love having the backup camera option. Apple car play works great. So far it's a full 5 stars in my opinion.

    Pros: Backup camera Touchscreen Apple Car Play Affordable

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 8/11/2019

    2005 GMC Yukon XL

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    great radio for a budget friendly install. has all the features you'd need.

    Pros: simple to install and simple to use

    Cons: caution warning pops up every time the radio is turned on

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    Crutchfield customer from Centerville, UT on 8/11/2019

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Great instructions for installation and the Sony is a great improvement over the stock setup.

    Pros: Great features at the price point.

    Cons: During testing I noticed the unit gets quite hot. I'm hoping that it is normal.

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    Glad I placed my order here.

    Dan from Kuna, ID on 8/10/2019

    2012 Jeep Wrangler

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    Very glad I decided to order from Crutchfield. I've installed plenty of stereos before, but never in anything as new as my wifes 2012 Jeep Wrangler. I was totally unaware of the extra parts needed to properly pull this off. Thankfully they had a list of everything I would need to get the job done. I only had one hickup due to the wonky wiring in Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep vehicles. After getting everything wired up, everything worked except handsfree phone calling. The callers voice would not come through the speakers. If you have a factory 6+ speaker system, you may need to wire as I did. I had to connect the stereo front speaker outputs to the vehicle harness rear speaker inputs. This is due to the Dodge vehicles only using 2 channels for the speaker system. After I did that, everything worked great, my wife couldn't be happier and loves her jeep more than ever.

    Pros: Wife loves it

    Cons: No text alerts unless plugged in.

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    Crutchfield customer from Blue Ridge, VA on 8/8/2019

    2002 Toyota Sequoia

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    Great Price on a really quality product!

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    Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/8/2019

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    Great product but even better customer service and support. Wiring harness made installation a breeze.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 8/8/2019

    2013 Honda Fit Sport

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    Easy to use and install. Sound quality is excellent.

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    Screen

    Crutchfield customer from Jupiter, FL on 8/7/2019

    2008 Toyota Tundra

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    Receiver works very well, simple system nothing elaborate huge improvement over stock. My only issue is the reflection off of the screen. Very difficult to view in the daylight hours.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bonifay, FL on 8/7/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Great radio!

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 8/5/2019

    2011 Ford F-150 FX4

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    Love it! Love it! Love it! Fantastic sound and clarity. Do yourself a favor and pay to have the wiring harness put together. It saved a TON of time and it plugs right up. Crutchfield nailed it! Thank yoh

    Pros: Easy install Fit like a glove Fantastic sound Easy setup

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    Shana from Madison, IN on 8/5/2019

    2006 Honda Civic LX

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    This is a great radio. In the past I have always taken care of the wiring. I decided to let Crutchfield do that for me this time & it was a great option. The unit itself was easy to install in my Honda with the replacement dash & directions they send with the stereo. It's easy to use & helped my speakers perform better.

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    Guest from Millwood, VA on 8/5/2019

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    Very easy to use and sounds great. Blu tooth works great as does car play

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    Crutchfield customer from Modesto, CA on 8/5/2019

    2008 Honda Accord

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    Amazing Value. Apple Car Play works great.

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    Great buy , recommend it to everyone

    Crutchfield customer from Council Bluffs, IA on 8/4/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Great power output with 55w per channel, great equalizer, touch screen is very sensitive touch , radio tuner( 18 presets) , with Aux input, Bluetooth, and Apple Carplay you have so many options for music. Great stereo

    Pros: So many ways to connect and play , great power

    Cons: Apple Carplay is glitchy , iphone needs hard reset to reconnect

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    Crutchfield customer from Vista, CA on 8/4/2019

    2007 Ford F-150

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    Great product and the provided instructions made the installation extremely simple.

    Pros: display and sound even on stock speakers is outstanding

    Cons: None at this point

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    Crutchfield customer from Missouri City, TX on 8/4/2019

    2008 Honda CRV LX

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    My daughter almost killed me after using this Sony- for not buying this earlier!

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    Crutchfield customer from Canisteo, NY on 8/1/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    Great stereo works like a charm

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    Crutchfield customer from Palm Harbor, FL on 8/1/2019

    2012 Toyota Tacoma

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    Works really well for CarPlay. To be honest, I haven't tried any of the other features. Knob and home button are fairly intuitive. I used the graphic equalizer to customize the sound. Treble has a kind of harsh quality at times. Install was simple with the supplied gear. Next deck will have a rear panel usb input, the cable hanging out the front is an annoyance, but that's not the fault of this radio, just a feature I didn't know I would want.

    Pros: Inexpensive, CarPlay

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    Crutchfield customer from Ottawa, IL on 7/29/2019

    2006 Buick LaCrosse

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    bought this as an upgrade from the factory head unit in my car and love it the apple car play is worth it in itself and the unit itself is very easy to use

    Pros: easy to use clean looking

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Oriental, NC on 7/29/2019

    2019 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice system and easy to use.

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    Crutchfield customer from Loveland, OH on 7/28/2019

    2012 Ford F-150 STX

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    Great value! I love it. I like having a physical volume button. I have zero complaints other than it can be a little hard to see during the day. I would buy this radio again for sure. The speakers in my f150 sound better now too.

    Pros: Price! This is a great value. Volume knob instead of buttons

    Cons: Can be hard to see when the sun is shining in

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    Crutchfield customer from Lexington, SC on 7/28/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    The head unit installs easily and sounds great. The hands free mic could be a little better, but isn't horrible.

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    Crutchfield customer from Monson, MA on 7/26/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Impala

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    Great product from sony like always

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    Crutchfield customer from Asheville, NC on 7/25/2019

    2006 Honda Ridgeline

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    Nice stereo for the money. Apple CarPlay is a nice feature. The front facing USB creates messy cables in my opinion, but may be a positive for others. You must plug in your iPhone for CarPlay to work so keep that in mind.

    Pros: -CarPlay -Price -Touch screen

    Cons: -Front facing USB

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    Crutchfield customer from Severna Park, MD on 7/24/2019

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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    2011 Jetta Sportswagen Put this in my daughters Jetta after her radio died. After a quick review online about how this seems to be a problem with the these cars, and being told it was $150 to bring it to the dealer, leave it for a day just to be diagnosed, and then pay for the same radio to be put back in, I decided to go to a car stereo installation store. Basically, for the same radio that I installed, they wanted about $1000, ouch. More online research and I came across Crutchfield, and this radio. Saved about $650, install was easy with the pre-wired harness. Hardest part was installing the Bluetooth mike, but that was also manageable after watching some YouTube videos. Radio looks factory installed, sounds great, and I have a happy daughter. Plus, with Apple Carplay, it makes the car seem newer. I should have installed a back up camera, and may go back to do so. I did have to call during the install to make sure I was doing it right, the guy I talked to was patient and walked me through it. Whole thing took about an hour, with the most time being allotted to the Bluetooth mike.

    Pros: Easy, about an hour total time, mostly with microphone. Apple carplay is awesome to have.

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    Joseph from Blacksburg on 7/24/2019

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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    I installed this car stereo for my friend's son. Sound quality was very impressive. Bluetooth feature worked well, and the touchscreen worked great. I plan on purchasing one for myself.

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    Not bad, if you're willing to live with some quirks.

    Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 7/23/2019

    2000 Toyota 4Runner

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    The things I like about the Sony XAV-AX1000 are that it installed easily in my 2000 4Runner, reception and sound is clear, lot's of audio adjustment available through presets and custom tuning and honestly, I think my stock speakers sound better. Not sure if that's possible or if I'm hallucinating. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things I don't like. The antenna stays up even when listening to Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, Satellite radio, or the auxiliary input. Actually, the antenna is always up as the unit doesn't turn off (screen goes black and audio stops playing), unless there is a master off switch I'm missing. During the day, the screen is extremely susceptible to glare making it almost impossible to read. Apple Car Play is finicky. For instance, if I want to listen to IHeartRadio, I tap the icon and the screen goes black and quiet, then I open IHeartRadio on my phone and tap the station, then I close my phone, and about ten seconds later it starts to play. Sometimes the screen displays the show I'm listening to, sometimes it doesn't. Switching between the three pages of SiriusXM presets is hard as it prefers to just open a station from the presets instead. Overall, I do not regret this purchase but it doesn't perform as well as I'd hoped.

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    Crutchfield customer from Weedsport, NY on 7/23/2019

    2009 Nissan Rogue

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    Works well and nice upgrade from stock radio in 2009 Nissan Rogue. Bought it for the Apple Carplay and it works well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Apex, NC on 7/22/2019

    2011 GMC Sierra

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    Great head-unit overall. Install was easy and I really appreciate the extra room having only a single DIN under the covers. It gives you plenty of room to install all the wires and harnesses. Boots fast, responsive, looks very clean. Sound is good but not great, it sounds clear but gets distorted at higher volumes. There is no input on the back on the unit so if you want to keep your factory XM you have to run a 3.5m--RCA cable to the front of the radio.

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    Crutchfield customer from North Brunswick, NJ on 7/22/2019

    2005 Toyota Corolla

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    Great media receiver! Has everything you need. Very intuitive and easy to set up!

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    Crutchfield customer from Oak Island, NC on 7/22/2019

    2006 Toyota Tundra

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    Works well. Fit perfectly.

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    Excellent radio

    Crutchfield customer from Ohiopyle, PA on 7/22/2019

    2006 Hyundai Tucson

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    Love the radio and features Only minor concern is Screen is little soft and easily scratched

    Pros: Ease of install Full of features Loud Great fm reception in mountains

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    Crutchfield customer from Rochester, PA on 7/21/2019

    2012 Toyota Camry

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    nice works great

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    Crutchfield customer from Summerfield, NC on 7/21/2019

    2012 Subaru Outback

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    Amazing piece of tech. Definitely worth it considering the convenience of it and all it has to offer.

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    Good unit, little pricy.

    Crutchfield customer from Smyrna, TN on 7/21/2019

    2000 Nissan Maxima

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    Easy to install and operate. I was buy the custom harness to make installation easier. I bought 3 of these and we like them very much. Recommended.

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to operate.

    Cons: A little pricy.

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    Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 7/18/2019

    2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Love the system very clean and easy to use

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    Great Radio

    Danny from Trumann, AR on 7/17/2019

    2007 Honda Accord EX

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    Love this stereo! The apple car play works great. Although the receiver doesn't have built in navigation, using apple car play I get both google and apple maps. I connected the satellite receiver also, with no issues. Back-up camera works well and is easy to see in the receiver. I would buy it again if I was repurchasing a stereo.

    Pros: Has a volume knob!

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Oviedo, FL on 7/16/2019

    2012 Nissan Altima

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    RADIO IS DECENT, STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT ALL OF THE FEATURES IT HAS, BUT SO FAR SO GOOD

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    horrible

    Randy from Middletown, NY on 7/16/2019

    2006 Audi A4

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    I've had it for a couple months. Xm has stopped working, the screen freezes, car play disconnects from the phone and car play just closes.

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to Randy to help him further. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Crutchfield customer from Norman, OK on 7/16/2019

    2013 Ford Edge

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    Bought for my girlfriend's car and it works great. I'm glad she finally has CarPlay and spends a lot less time driving looking at her phone.

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    Awesome!!!!!

    Crutchfield customer from Thousand Oaks, CA on 7/15/2019

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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    Couldn't have asked for more out of this radio. Super easy installation , sounds great , I love the touch screen and I really enjoy the car play features !! Customers service is top notch and had all the right answers and didn't have to wait long for an email response. I would not hesitate to recommend Crutchfield to anyone !! I will be returning soon for another purchase !! Thank you for doing everything your stand for !!

    Pros: Super easy install. Great customer service. I recommend to buy the pre wire option it saved tons of time.

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    Excellent Sony Quality

    Crutchfield customer from Bessemer, AL on 7/15/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Excellent product! Fit like a charm in my plain-Jane 2004 F-150 Heritage... with a slight modification (1/4"cut) to the upper opening. Features exceeded expectations for a unit in this price range. No issues pairing with my iPhone and tapping into the ApplePlay features.

    Pros: Fit, features, price

    Cons: None so far

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    Great for Apple Car

    Crutchfield customer from Vienna, VA on 7/15/2019

    2004 Toyota RAV4

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    it exactly what I expected!

    Pros: Apple Car and Camera

    Cons: No steering wheel controls - not that I needed them

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    Good value

    Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/15/2019

    1999 Chevrolet Tracker

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    Good value for the price

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    Sony AX-1000

    Crutchfield customer from Adairsville, GA on 7/15/2019

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    This Sony radio was just what I was looking for. Which the help of Archer at Crutchfield he helped me get all the wiring, dash kit and backup camera that worked for me. I did have to call the tech department to ask questions about installing the camera I talked to Dale , he was very knowledgeable on the Nissan vehicle and told me exactly which wire to connect to. Again I love the radio and Crutchfield I'll buy again. My son will be ordering the same radio to put in his Toyota truck.

    Pros: All pros with this unit

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Corvallis, OR on 7/14/2019

    2006 Toyota Highlander

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    Easy installation(with crutchfield kit), makes me wonder why I waited so long for my 2006 highlander. All functions are good using CarPlay. Minor gripe that wallpaper can't be personalized.

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    Crutchfield customer from Acworth, GA on 7/14/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    Easy instillation and great sound.

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    Best fit for my needs

    Crutchfield customer from Hialeah, FL on 7/14/2019

    2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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    Great upgrade from my factory radio. This radio has all the features I was looking for including the CarPlay. The price was right and the performance is good. The sound was a night and day improvement. The space saving was an ease to install. Definitely made the best choice.

    Pros: CarPlay functionality, space saving allows plenty room for connections, wallpaper colors match my mood, touch screen responsiveness, front usb connection.

    Cons: CarPlay is not Bluetooth compatible,

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    Crutchfield customer from Watkins, CO on 7/14/2019

    2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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    Nice to have the USB connection out front - The install looks as though it came with the car

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    Sony XAV-AX1000

    Jeff from Rockford, IL on 7/13/2019

    2007 Honda Civic EX

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    I bought this as a birthday gift for my Son and he is extremely happy with it. He uses the Apple Car Play all of the time and streams his Spotify. He used to not turn on his radio driving to work because of the ridiculous amount of commercials. He is most excited about how the unit will take his GPS navigation from his phone and put it on the screen. It sure is no reason to every buy another car with navigation that needs to be updated on a regular basis. He enjoys the sound quality compared to the original Navi system in his car. I will most likely put one of these in my car at some point. During the install I called tech service twice with some questions and I talked to two different techs. Both were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This is rare in today's world. Thank you Crutchfield for a pleasant experience.

    Pros: Navigation from phone Streaming of music

    Cons: Asking Siri to play Spotify by song did not work, maybe it is a phone setting.

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    Crutchfield customer from Zirconia, NC on 7/12/2019

    2012 Nissan Altima

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    Great Radio! The car play feature works great and the hands free driving sounds good on both ends of the phones. Highly recommend!

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    Great unit, spotty carplay

    Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, OK on 7/11/2019

    2010 Honda Civic LX

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    Loved the carplay when it worked, sometimes I would plug my phone in and it wouldn't register it at all. I would have to turn my phone off and back on to get it to work. I sent this back and got the AX100, Haven't had any problems with it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Moyock, NC on 7/11/2019

    2001 Toyota Tacoma

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    Honestly was unsure of this radio at first but love it compared to the radios without a touch screen definately would suggest if its within your budget!

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    Great value with CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 7/10/2019

    2006 Honda Civic LX

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    I really like the simplicity of the design and how it seems to mesh with the rest of my dash. The volume knob is a huge plus for adjusting volume and activating Siri. I have also enjoyed how easy it is to access CarPlay by simply plugging in my phone. This is a great buy since it is one of cheaper models with the CarPlay feature. The microphone also makes your voice sound very clear while taking calls on the road.

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    Crutchfield customer from Midlothian, VA on 7/10/2019

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    I really like it and the way it looks. Works perfect!

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    Very easy setup

    Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 7/9/2019

    2003 Suzuki Vitara

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    I am very pleased with this purchase. I replaced my factory unit on an older vehicle and even though I retained the OEM speakers the sound quality was a huge improvement. I was especially pleased in how easy it was to set up the unit. Pairing the unit with my iPhone took about 1 minute. The entire set up process was very easy and I never had to look at the manual even once.

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    Good stuff

    Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 7/9/2019

    2005 Honda Element

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    Great unit. Love having a physical volume knob. Apple CarPlay is great. I wish it had the usb and aux able to go out the back, but really doesn't bother me. Works well overall.

    Pros: Physical volume knob Good touchscreen Apple CarPlay Aux and usb input Not gaudy

    Cons: Limited input customization

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    Crutchfield customer from Supply, NC on 7/8/2019

    2002 Toyota Sequoia

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    Great product, works very well, very good quality sound. Plenty of features for the price. Only negative is the screen is very hard to see in the daylight. Still a very good product for the price!

    Pros: Great sound clarity, apple car play, many features

    Cons: Visibility in daylight

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    Good radio for the price

    Elio from Portland, ME on 7/8/2019

    2009 GMC Sierra

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    Pretty good unit for the price of it. Haven't played much with it but one thing that I noticed, touchscreen is not as responsive as my pioneer used to be. Especially when you get into the settings menu. You need to press a few times before it acknowledges that your trying to turn back to the previous settings. Not bad overall.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MN on 7/8/2019

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Installation was great in my '06 Grand Cherokee.

    Pros: Fairly inexpensive Responsive and intuitive touch screen Full EQ, fade, and balance control

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    Crutchfield customer from Ripon, WI on 7/8/2019

    2003 Subaru Outback

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    Love it! Made my stock speakers sound so much better. Also the touch screen is great.

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    Diesel Hutch

    Crutchfield customer from Thorofare, NJ on 7/8/2019

    2004 Ford F-350

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    Very nice head unit with great features

    Pros: All good

    Cons: No cons

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    Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, NJ on 7/8/2019

    2008 GMC Sierra

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    Deck looks great and has everything I was looking for in a radio

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    XAV-AX1000 manual

    Crutchfield customer from New Ellenton, SC on 7/8/2019

    1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320

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    Works great. Manual is lacking detailed information needed for mounting and wiring.

    Pros: Sounds great

    Cons: Manual was definitely written by a non technical person.

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    Perfect for people wanting Apple Car Play to their vehicle.

    Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 7/8/2019

    2002 Lexus SC430

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    Love this receiver. I use APPLE car play daily and have no use for a DVD or a CD player. I order this item pre wired so it was easy to plug and play that I actually did it myself. (mind you I am not mechanically inclined at all!

    Pros: Excellent!

    Cons: none

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    Perfect stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Littleton, CO on 7/7/2019

    2006 Nissan Xterra

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    Perfect for my kids car, not too expensive just what we expected, works great apple CarPlay makes it hands free and I feel good about that!

    Pros: Works great easy to install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Commerce City, CO on 7/7/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    Great sounding, simple reviewer with Apple CarPlay. Using with Infinity Kappa component speakers and sounds great. Menu is intuitive. Touch screen is responsive and bright.

    Pros: Good sound, easy to set-up, easy to use.

    Cons: Slightly plain looking.

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    A+

    Crutchfield customer from Orient, OH on 7/7/2019

    2011 Chevrolet Aveo

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    My son likes this better than the Kenwood that was damaged in an accident. Apple car play, a front usb, and the remote control are his favorite features.

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    Sony AX1000 Amazing!

    Crutchfield customer from Spring Lake, MI on 7/7/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    This unit is so easy to install and use . The CarPlay feature makes life easier for sure. The sound and clarity of this unit is amazing. If you are on the fence about what unit has the most bang for the buck, stop looking. You won't be disappointed if you choose this Sony AX1000.

    Pros: Easy to install and use. Plug and play.

    Cons: None

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    Night and day

    Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 7/7/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500

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    Great radio ! Night and day sound difference from factory??

    Pros: Easy to install , highly recommend pre made harness from Crutchfield. Let the experts do the hard work so you just have to plug and play

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Freeland, MI on 7/7/2019

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Works great. Easy to use and set up. Was easy to install.

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    Awesome product and seller

    GaBoy from Richmond Hill, GA on 7/6/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Great product , easy install. between Crutchfield directions, their ready wire harness, and great tech support this was a lot easier than expected. Hate messing around with car wiring, but their ready to go harness made it a breeze with the peace of mind its right. The receiver is strait forward and super easy to operate, love this product. My advise is to get the whole kit for your vehicle, receiver, and pre-made wiring harness in one easy package from Crutchfield for easiest install. The Sony is fool proof user friendly and works with AppleCar Play as advertised. Don't hesitate, get it and love your old ride again.

    Pros: Easy to operate and install. do believe also ordering through Crutchfield made the install part even easier.

    Cons: Wish units just had the mic intergraded into the face of the unit. Hardest part is figuring out where to put that mic.

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    Great Value

    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/5/2019

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    Pros: Everything you need in an infotainment system, Apple car play is awesome and Sirius XM coming in handy during long road trips. It has a volume knob and USB connection is right in front for easy connections. Backup camera looks crystal clear. Con: Touch screen feels different, not bad, I just need to get used to it

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    Overheats my iphone

    Crutchfield customer from Olympia, WA on 7/4/2019

    2006 Ford Explorer

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    It pushes too much voltage through my iPhone and the battery makes it overheat and start glitching. It's a little scary to have a $300 stereo mess with my $1299 iPhone XS Max.

    Pros: Great sound.. love Apple Car Play

    Cons: Overcharges and overheats

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    Happy Happy ??

    Crutchfield customer from Hiram, GA on 7/4/2019

    2005 Toyota Tacoma

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    I couldn't be more pleased, with my purchase. Crutchfield did the plug and play on the wiring harness, and installation was a breeze! I am not real good at doing this kind of stuff, but this came easy! The Sony receiver sounds great, Bluetooth works great and has a very nice appearance, in my truck. CarPlay didn't have any connection issues and all went well!

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    Sony Stereo '01 4Runner

    Matt from Saint Charles, MO on 7/3/2019

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    Allowed me to modernize my car with apple car play, hands free calling, and even wired a rearview camera. The stereo was a breeze to install. Crutchfield was very helpful in the purchase process and got me some nice wiring diagrams specific to my vehicle which was a nice touch. My car is 18 years old with almost 200k miles on it so wasn't wanting to break the bank on a top of the line system. I wanted something with Apple Car Play so I could use the hands free calling and maps feature since my work requires me to occasionally run to different job sites around the area. I figured what they hey, it has a camera input so I bought a backup cam that mounts to my license plate screws. Sound is surprisingly good. Another feature that shouldn't go unnoticed is the physical volume knob. I very much dislike using buttons or the screen to change the volume. Doesn't get 5 stars for personal reasons because of how it fits my car. It fits but its a little recessed and there is a small gap around the stereo and the front panel which bugs me because I didn't want it to look cheap and it also makes it harder to turn the volume knob. It even says in the manual how it doesn't fit some Japanese cars which seems ironic since Sony is a Japanese company... There's a label on the side that says "T" for Toyota and it still looks tacky but it is what it is at this point. The back of the stereo also gets kind of hot since they made the back a little smaller and I'm not sure there is a fan on

    Pros: Apple Car Play, sound, physical volume adjust knob, camera input, install

    Cons: Fit for '01 4Runner

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    It could be more user friendly!

    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/3/2019

    2003 Dodge Dakota

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    I have it only a week, but noticed some functionalities that puzzle me. The physical home button is bright all the time, but the volume knob or around it is not lit, at night it is hard to locate. In reverse with the camera on it would be nice to mute or at least lower the volume like on other head units. Finally, there is so much wasted real estate on the display. Why is the time displayed so tiny in radio mode? You cannot read it while driving!

    Pros: Price, Sound, Boot-up Time

    Cons: User Interface design

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    Reflective screen in daytime, lots of features

    David from Sherwood, AR on 7/3/2019

    1999 Nissan Frontier

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    This radio has a number of positives and negatives. I installed this unit in a 1999 Nissan Frontier as I wanted one with a backup camera and one that could display the GPS image from my iPhone (5SE). Negative (1) - This is my second unit (replacement) as the first unit had an issue where the volume control would not work. It was either 100% full volume or completely off. 100% full volume will scare you to death driving down the road. Negative (2) - The screen is highly reflective. I cannot read the display during the day as the screen reflection of my cloth seats is all that I see. This seems to be a common problem, but this unit is like a mirror. See the picture I posted. Positives - Apple Car Plays works, reverse camera works, Bluetooth works, I would have exchanged for another unit but I did not want to spend hundreds more for a better display as it would be worth more than the value of my vehicle. I purchased an anti-reflective screen to go over the display but I have not installed it yet. Major kudos to Crutchfield as they answered many questions that I had and were very responsive in getting me a replacement unit.

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    Great replacement for stock BRZ and FRS head unit

    Wayne from Garland, TX on 7/2/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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    The stock receivers in the Subaru BRZ (ours is a 2015) and the Scion/Toyota FRS are widely disliked by their owners. Happily, it's easy to replace them and this Sony is an excellent choice for that. Except for the "Con" below, the installation was a snap. The unit was easily and quickly installed with the adapters recommended (and provided at no cost for our car without steering wheel controls) by Crutchfield. It integrated seamlessly with the BRZ's audio amp and wiring and sounds great. We added a rearview camera while we had the dash apart and it works great, too. The AX1000's camera function's guide lines can be easily adjusted so they are displayed correctly, even for a camera mounted off the car's centerline. Car Play and Blue Tooth work perfectly and the phone was easily paired to the receiver. Car Play makes built-in GPS functions in receivers redundant in almost all situations, so we don't miss having a built-in GPS in this Sony. The screen is bright enough for sunny days and its touch sensitivity is great (and adjustable, too.) This Sony is an effective cure for the irritation BRZ and FRS owners feel when they try to use the stock head units in their cars!

    Pros: Excellent sound, user controls and screen. Physical volume knob. Bright screen. Great sound. Mic function and sound. Camera interface and guide lines. Car Play and Blue Tooth performance.

    Cons: No rear USB ports, so we couldn't re-use the handy USB connector in the BRZ's center console. Metra's panel filler pieces must be hacked to fit Subarus

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    Crutchfield customer from Andalusia, AL on 7/2/2019

    1996 Chevrolet C Series

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    Works great! Easy to use, and love the Apple Carplay feature!!!

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    Wow awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, MA on 7/1/2019

    2013 Subaru Legacy

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    Love it!!!

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    Nice Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Vidor, TX on 7/1/2019

    2005 Toyota Sequoia

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    Replaced aged Factory JBL stereo in my 05 Sequoia with this Sony Receiver. I installed it with no problems, the instructions were fantastic from Crutchfield on how to do this. Just make sure you read them first as you have to do a few things to reset the steering wheel controls to this unit, very easy if you read the instructions. I love the Apple Play on it and have the steering wheel controls all working as they should. I would highly recommend paying the 25 or so extra to have them prewire the harness for your automobile. It made the install flawless and quick and looks so professional. Thanks Crutchfield and Thanks to Adam.

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    Great product

    Crutchfield customer from Rockwood, TN on 6/30/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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    Great radio does everything I was looking for.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Caguas, PR on 6/30/2019

    2011 Toyota Prius

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    I purchased this headunit for a 8 year old car and it has thoroughly transformed my experience. I enjoy it immensely. For the most part it works well. I do have one issue however. When you plug the phone into the unit the carplay app pops up and the head unit goes into carplay mode. Sometimes this fails. I have found that if I do a hard reset of the phone, then it works as it should. It is a great head and inexpensive unit from a reputable brand!

    Pros: Excellent quality at a reasonable price

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    Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 6/30/2019

    2012 Kia Soul

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    Easy install, very user friendly menus and set up was a breeze.

    Pros: Price, ease of use, apple car play,

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    Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 6/30/2019

    1999 Nissan Maxima

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    Fast shipping, nicely packaged, everything as described and overall experience was great. Using Cruchfield really made the task of swapping out my cars radio as easy as possible!

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    Crutchfield customer from Beverly, NJ on 6/30/2019

    2014 Jeep Cherokee

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    Great radio with perfect sound.

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    Ray from Courtenay, BC on 6/29/2019

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    This is a great radio, i love it, was easy to install with the kit supplied. The Apple car play is seamless and it has done everything i needed it to do. Great Great Radio

    Pros: nice looking radio, love the volume knob and apple carplay

    Cons: screen a bit dim in bright light

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    Crutchfield customer from Florissant, MO on 6/27/2019

    1995 Cadillac Seville

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    Great buy

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    Crutchfield customer from Mansfield , MA on 6/27/2019

    2008 Subaru Impreza

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    Put in my 2008 Subaru Impreza love having today's technology in an older car worth the money.

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    Crutchfield customer from Prosper, TX on 6/27/2019

    2014 Volkswagen Passat

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    First of all let me say that Crutchfield's customer service is absolutely top notch and because of that I'll be a return customer for as long as this continues to be the case. As far as the Sony XAV-AX1000 goes its a definite upgrade from my factory receiver. There are still some quirks I'm working through that I'm not sure is the UI of the receiver or if I just need to get more familiar with it on my end. I want to spend a few weeks with it before I report back with my final thoughts.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL on 6/26/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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    Great product so far I love it

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    Does what it does very well. Great for the price.

    Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake Cty, UT on 6/23/2019

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    This is a perfect head unit for what it does. No disc support, fine. As noted by others, the physical volume knob and home button (which is illuminated) are great. Clean interface, easy touch and easy °swipe*. Controls and settings are pretty darn intuitive. The screen is easy to read in sunlight, or even with polarized sunglasses. And the sound is great. The feature set is also the right size -- you don't have dozens of modes and options and menus to sort out. The backup camera hookup works well. If I wanted to quibble, I could ask for some less limited wallpaper choices, some way to do 'favorite' EQ sets, and the option to rearrange or hide screen buttons I don't use. But at the price, I don't want to quibble.

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    Great radio... Great price

    Crutchfield customer from Fackler, AL on 6/23/2019

    2008 Toyota Corolla

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    Really nice radio and very easy to use. Really like the CarPlay feature.

    Pros: Easy to use. CarPlay. Hands free.

    Cons: CarPlay isn't Bluetooth.

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    Crutchfield customer from Marion, TX on 6/23/2019

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Great sound and very user friendly!

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    Crutchfield customer from NC on 6/21/2019

    2013 Ram 1500

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    Installed this in a 2013 RAM. It sounds as good or better than the RA1 factory unit and works great.

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    Versatile, Value-packed Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/21/2019

    2012 Toyota Highlander

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    The value of this stereo cannot be beat. By installing this in your older car, you essentially get a modern model cheap. Apple Car Play is the idea I've been suggesting for years - I never understood why car companies built their own operating systems when there are tech companies out there that could do a much better job. All car companies should outsource their tech development. As long as you don't need a CD player, this receiver coupled with your Apple smart phone will do everything you want. You only need to buy accessories if you want the backup camera or satellite radio. The touchscreen responds quickly and has a picture better than most car factory screens. It's not super-HD, but I have no complaint. Sony's own interface for features like the radio is easy to operate. There's no need to read the instruction manual to figure out how this thing works. Contrary to what some reviewers stated, I have no trouble receiving radio reception, but I do live in a big city. It does HD radio, but where I live that's nothing but NPR, so big whoop. The USB jack charges the phone while it is connected. At first I was skeptical of the 20 watt RMS rating per channel, thinking this wouldn't be powerful enough, but it's still more than the factory receiver, which is sad. Seriously, car companies, quit making your own receivers. Ah, again, I digress. I guess as long as car companies continue to put mediocre receivers in their cars, Crutchfield will remain in business.

    Pros: Sound Quality Digital equalizer Apple Car Play Enough wattage for an SUV Radio reception Touchscreen

    Cons: Single USB jack No CD player

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    Craig from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/20/2019

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Good for the price. Very basic settings. Only issues I have are being unable to easily switch between Sirius presets on head unit or through steering wheel controls. Also, USB thumb drive with gigs of music takes 3-4 minutes of spinning to load and play. Every time I start up Jeep I get error right away that bluetooth isn't connected, and then it connects 20 seconds later.

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    Crutchfield customer from North Andover, MA on 6/20/2019

    2007 Honda Fit

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    Easy install and intuitive design. Made the stock speakers in my daughters 2007 Honda Fit sound great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Oak Brook, IL on 6/19/2019

    2007 Toyota Highlander

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    It works perfectly and the CarPlay feature works flawlessly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Florence, SC on 6/19/2019

    2003 Honda Civic

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    Just installed this in my '03 Honda Civic. Very easy to install and sound is great. Menus are easy to navigate and Car Play is a great upgrade.

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    Crutchfield customer from Coral Springs, FL on 6/18/2019

    2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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    Perfect fit for my car and apple carplay its perfect to play my music and use Waze for navigation

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    Crutchfield customer from Round Lake, IL on 6/18/2019

    2009 Toyota Sienna

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    Installation was a snap with the help of Crutchfield. They sent exact pictures of where I was to connect for the reverse and parking break wires. Also having them connect the wire harness to the unit made installation a lot quicker. The sound is good through the stock speakers and the new use of CarPlay is a winner in my book. I installed this and a rear view camera in a 2009 Toyota Sienna. Since we have kids learning to drive we wanted hands free in the car and this unit does the trick.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rockland, MA on 6/18/2019

    2012 GMC Sierra

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    Great radio for the price an great sound on stock speakers.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hixson, TN on 6/18/2019

    2016 Jeep Patriot

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    Quality screen and nice radio,

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    Crutchfield customer from Cornelius, NC on 6/17/2019

    2014 Jeep Patriot

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    this radio is awesome, i have a 2014 jeep patriot and used to have the factory radio. this is so nice to have i love the apple car play and i do not have to worry about looking down at my phone when i use navigation now. i also love that the volume is a knob as not many touch screen radios have this feature. if you're thinking about buying it, do it! the directions were very straight forward it took me 30 minutes to install

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    Great aftermarket upgrade!

    Crutchfield customer from Sauk City, WI on 6/17/2019

    2006 Toyota Sequoia

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    Easy to install, and the existing speaker system sounds so much better!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lottie, LA on 6/17/2019

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    These radios are amazing and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new upgrade. The screen is super clear and is more responsive than any other ive tested.

    Pros: Very responsive and clear.

    Cons: The volume knob is a little on the small side.

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    Great product, easy installation...

    Crutchfield customer from Somerville, MA on 6/16/2019

    2011 Toyota RAV4

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    It's been a week so far but the ax1000 is great! A total novice like myself with Crutchfield's help and pre-wired harness and instructions made the installation easy. Thanks!

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    Crutchfield customer from Park Forest, IL on 6/16/2019

    2008 Chevrolet Impala

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    Very happy with this stereo. I had Crutchfield do the wiring harness so it all plug-n-play.

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    Crutchfield customer from Longview, TX on 6/16/2019

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Fit and finish was on point. Pleasantly pleased!!

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 6/13/2019

    2003 Ford F-350

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    Fantastic unit. Blends into the dash very well and packed with features. The touch screen is very sensitive so you arent pushing hard on the srceen like other units.

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    Great Unit

    Crutchfield customer from North Andover, MA on 6/13/2019

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    Very happy with the unit. Works great and is simple to use. I bought this primarily for the CarPlay functionality; it is installed in my son's car and I wanted the safety of the hands/eyes free. He is not a techie, but quickly became used to how to use CarPlay.

    Pros: Simple operation. Apple CarPlay functionality

    Cons: Screen resolution could be crisper

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    Great Value!

    Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 6/12/2019

    1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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    Very pleased with this head unit. The volume knob is great as my car does not have steering wheel mounted controls, so the ability to quickly adjust the volume is helpful. Features are good for the price, and it works as advertised. People tell me the hands-free sounds quality is acceptable. Bluetooth pairing was easy, and Apple CarPlay works as designed.

    Pros: Volume knob, Apple Car play, good Bluetooth connection, looks nice.

    Cons: None

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    Great sound!

    Lyle from Spruce Grove AB on 6/12/2019

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    It is astonishing to discover the improvements in automotive stereo technology since 2004. I had my factory radio go out and decided to replace it with the Sony XAV-AX1000 unit from Crutchfield. I needed some technical help and they were very knowledgeable and got me going right away. I was blown away at the quality of the sonic stage inside my 2004 GMC crew cab Duramax. Very noticeable imaging, and punchy, crisp, powerful sound. It is incredibly more powerful than the old deck and that is with the original factory speakers. Really makes you wonder what quality they are putting in at the factory. I can use USB and/or my iPod Nano for music and the radio receiver is just fine. Very happy with my purchase and the quality of after sales service. Deck install looks very clean too. Kudos Crutchfield.

    Pros: Excellent sound staging and power. Vastly superior to my factory unit.

    Cons: none!

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    Radio is a great value, easy to install.

    Crutchfield customer from Severna Park, MD on 6/12/2019

    2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Great value. I put this into my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I ordered the pre-wired harness and it couldn't have been any easier. It took more time to remove the dash panels than to hook up the radio. The best part about it is that it all works because all of the parts are correct for the Jeep. So when I put the car in reverse, the camera comes on, automatically. When I turn the car off, the radio will power off once I open the door. If you don't get the right adapters, these niceties won't happen. That's where Cruthfield earns its money. You get the parts you need for it to work. Trying to figure it out on your own is mind-numbingly difficult. I know because I tried on my other car last year.

    Pros: Easy to install and all components (dash kit, wires, adapters, instructions) were included. The Crutfield tech even put a personal note in the instructions to make sure I understood one aspect of the wiring for my Jeep.

    Cons: none

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    Nice unit, small volume knob

    Crutchfield customer from Raytown, MO on 6/11/2019

    2013 Smart fortwo

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    Great sound and features, but small volume knob that's easy to bump screen when using

    Pros: Sound, screen, features

    Cons: Volume knob

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    Exactly what you expect.

    Crutchfield customer from Morristown, TN on 6/11/2019

    2007 Toyota Tacoma

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    Love the unit. The screen is plenty big enough and appears crisp and transitions quickly with no lag. The touchscreen had great feedback as well and performs like a quality smartphone. The volume knob gets used often and is a welcome addition. It made my factory speakers sound much better as well!

    Pros: Volume knob is great and phone usb access is front and center

    Cons: None, all is as expected from my basic installation and requirements for a head unit

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    Awesome budget headunit with car play!

    Javi from Tampa, Florida on 6/11/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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    This product works great. Sounds great. The one thing I could criticize on it is that the Apple car play doesn't support my Bluetooth steering wheel controls besides skip track and volume. I can't pick up a call unless I tap the screen instead of just pressing the pickup button on the steering wheel. This feature does work on standard bluetooth connections but not on CarPlay.

    Pros: Fast loading times, responsive touchscreen. Budget friendly, car play.

    Cons: Certain steering wheel functions don't work with car play.

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    Crutchfield customer from Boyertown, PA on 6/11/2019

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    Sounds great easy to use love this radio great support from crutchfield

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    Great value with Apple CarPlay

    Crutchfield customer from Seymour, CT on 6/11/2019

    1994 Ford Mustang

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    Great fit and function. Amazingly user friendly and easy to operate. Great sound through factory speakers

    Pros: Apple CarPlay, great sound

    Cons: Volume knob can be difficult to access with usb plugged in

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    Crutchfield customer from Mansfield, GA on 6/5/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Perfect product for my 'ole 2001 Chev. pickup that I've turned over to my 16 year old son. The good folks at Crutchfield made it very easy to install

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    Great stereo, easy install!

    Mandi from Bryan, TX on 6/4/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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    So in love with this stereo!!! I've had my 2007 Chevy for going on 7 years and I've been wanting to upgrade the stereo for a while. This one wasn't cheap, but it has a volume knob, Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, AND Radio. SO MUCH MORE than the factory stereo offers for my truck. I didn't even have an aux cord or a cassette player! The install was pretty easy (I'm a 23 year old girl who knows like 1% about cars), and I 100% recommend the ready harness for wiring. Half the battle was getting the darn factory stereo out, I had to pry the wiring block from the back even though videos showed it just slipping out. I didn't know I needed a 7mm socket wrench to take out my old stereo but if you read the installation instructions first it says exactly what you need for the whole process. I just want to sit in my car and listen to music now that this is installed!!! Turned on perfectly the first time and fits exactly in the DIN. More than I could have asked for, and in my opinion worth the price. I feel like I have a nice new car with this nifty little stereo!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lexington, VA on 6/2/2019

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    this receiver is fantastic! Easy to install and great sound.

    Pros: easy install. Easy to use.

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    Great radio

    Crutchfield customer from Severn, MD on 5/31/2019

    2009 Saturn Aura

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    Installed in my son Saturn awesome sound and my son love the features!!!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 5/29/2019

    2011 GMC Acadia

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    I love the Apple CarPlay feature. I'm able to use Waze for my navigation and Siri works great with this set up. Great for hands free use. Still trying to figure out how to get the backup camera to display on the unit. It's probably going to require some rewiring since the current display is in the rear view mirror despite there being a connection already in the dash.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sterling, VA on 5/29/2019

    2010 Jeep Wrangler

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    This is a great unit that provides the Apple CarPlay experience without costing an arm and a leg. While I would have preferred wireless CarPlay, the USB port is pretty unobtrusive. The built in amplifier boosts the performance of existing OEM speakers.

    Pros: Interface is easy to use, physical volume know makes it easy to adjust without taking your eyes off the road and the integration of "push" for Siri on it simplifies everything.

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    Crutchfield customer from Spring Hill, TN on 5/29/2019

    2011 Toyota Corolla

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    Great radio, wife loves it!

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    Apple play rocking on 2009 Eclipse!

    Crutchfield customer from Mankato, MN on 5/28/2019

    2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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    Works great! Cruthfield support made it very easy to install it too!

    Pros: Easy to install, awesome product.

    Cons: Can not think of any.

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    Crutchfield customer from Taunton, MA on 5/27/2019

    2015 Kia Sorento

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    Biggest negative (compared to my factory radio that this replaced) is that I can't have (2) devices connected via Bluetooth. Outside of that, I love the stereo.

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    Crutchfield customer from Corona, CA on 5/26/2019

    2008 Honda Civic EX

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    Great product. This fit (with the new dash kit) perfectly in my 11-year old car.

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    Chris from Branford ct on 5/24/2019

    1998 Dodge Ram

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    I have to say that i have not enjoyed my car radio as much as this, the sound is great and the way it is desined let me put it in my 98 Dodge ram with very few modifications, now when i hook up my iPhone to it its awesome Apple car play using maps and waze not to mention streaming music Im 65 years old who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks buy this radio you will not be disappointed pointed

    Pros: small compact double din fits nice in tight spaces.Apple car play

    Cons: I haven't found any

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    Crutchfield customer from Damascus, OR on 5/23/2019

    2007 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Easy to install and met all our expectations. Thanks, Crutchfield!

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 5/23/2019

    2008 Jeep Liberty

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    Perfect system, easy to install, small profile.

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    Crutchfield customer from Goose Creek, SC on 5/22/2019

    2008 Nissan Frontier

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    Perfect upgrade to my stack CD player. Love the iPhone interface.

    Pros: Volume knob, front USB

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    Crutchfield customer from Lanark, IL on 5/22/2019

    2005 Toyota Tundra

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    Great features and love the apple carplay. easy install with all the Crutchfield goodies.

    Pros: Satellite radio, apple car play, backup camera

    Cons: hard to see with sunglasses on on bright day.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Fresnos, TX on 5/22/2019

    2009 Chevrolet Aveo5

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    This product has worked great. It was easy to install with just a screwdriver and a couple of spudger tool that I also bought off of here. The ready harness services made it as easy as plugging in you charger to the wall. The only issue I have is that it randomly disconnects from Apple CarPlay I have yet to update the unit but I hope the issue goes away after I do. Highly recommend it.

    Pros: Easy to install Turns on fast with car Good EQ options

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    Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KY on 5/22/2019

    2012 Chrysler 200

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    Best bang for the buck

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    Excellent CarPlay unit for the money

    Crutchfield customer from Newberg, OR on 5/21/2019

    1999 Mazda Miata

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    Really happy with this Sony unit. I wanted CarPlay functionality, but didn't care about satellite radio, HD Radio, CD player, etc. Most importantly, I wanted a volume knob as my Miata doesn't have steering wheel controls. I'm very happy with the snappy, high-resolution display, and good audio quality. The backup camera integration is seamless, and you can adjust the gridlines on the headunit, so don't get a backup camera that automatically overlays gridlines.

    Pros: High resolution screen, very responsive interface, lots of customizations

    Cons: Front USB and AUX inputs only

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    Crutchfield customer from Pemberton, NJ on 5/20/2019

    2006 Chrysler 300

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    Touch screen freezes up and sometimes not responsive

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    Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 5/20/2019

    2011 Toyota Camry

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    Easy installation. All options are easy to understand. Very user friendly. Great receiver with apple car-play. Very well priced also. Universal SWC adaptor was plug and play. This was one of the simplest instals have every done.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ellsworth, WI on 5/20/2019

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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    I love this.

    Pros: Super easy install. Even a caveman can do it

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    Outstanding Sony Radio

    Crutchfield customer from Hideaway, TX on 5/20/2019

    2003 Nissan 350Z

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    Very nice radio for the money, great apple car play, easy to install on Z350 Nissan, had crutchfield do the wires gimme so it was a plug and play

    Pros: Easy to install, didn't think l would like to remote but l use it more and more

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 5/20/2019

    2012 Toyota Sequoia

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    Got this for our 2012 Toyota Sequoia. Awesome! The Apple Car Play is awesome! GPS, Music, messages , iPhone contacts and more. The stereo sound is incredible. Installed the unit and a backup camera, Accele RVCLPMB. Clear screen with 170 degree vision. The Metra dash kit made the installation complete and can't tell it's after factory. Looks like it's original equipment. Crutchfield has the best ever technical support. The most friendly and knowledgeable technicians. Made installation easy. Very happy ??

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    Crutchfield customer from Hamilton, OH on 5/20/2019

    2001 Ford F-350

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    This head unit was rated well among previous buyers and I agree. It has powered my Polk Audio speaker upgrade will with good sound. No amp needed so far for my application in my 2001 Ford F-350 Extended cab. I wired the metra adapter provided and soldered all connections I could see getting one pre-wired as a time saver. Plus I decided to add the backing camera after it was delivered. I am glad I did it helps with hauling the trailer for boy scouts.

    Pros: Happy all the way around

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Denton, TX on 5/19/2019

    2008 Ford F-150

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    Sounds great, was very easy to install. My only problem with it is the fact that the clock will consistently set itself one hour and 29 minutes back every 2nd or 3rd time. I start my truck up. Thought I'd be clever and set it 1 hour and 29 minutes fast so when it did this, the time would be correct. Went for a week like that, it wouldn't pull it's little trick. So yesterday I again set it to the correct time; only to have it reset for 1 hour and 29 minutes ago??. I guess I'll have to exchange it for a new one.

    Pros: As aforementioned, sounds great and easy to install.

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    Perfect

    Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, IL on 5/19/2019

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    Pure perfection. Everything I needed.

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    Simply Awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Riverside, CA on 5/18/2019

    2011 Honda Fit Sport

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    Really enjoying my new Sony XAV-AX1000 Digital Receiver. In reality I'd subtract a half a star for not having built in security features. My stock CD radio in my Honda had a security feature built in. But loving this anyway! I Love Apple Car Play integration. The touch screen is very responsive. I would love a rear USB port, but still very happy. All in all, a great purchase. I also love the bonus items Crutchfield included with my receiver.

    Pros: Apple Car Play. Responsive Touch Screen. Easy Installation.

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    Crutchfield customer from Suffolk va on 5/18/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    This is a great receiver And easy to install Wish it displayed album art as I was told it would but other than that I couldn't be happier

    Pros: Easy to install and set up

    Cons: No album art

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    Crutchfield customer from Wolfeboro, NH on 5/17/2019

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta

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    A great value for Sony and ApplePlay. Looks great, easy to install and has al the necessary features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Jonesborough, TN on 5/16/2019

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    You get a lot of value for the price. The sound quality is great and the fact that it's compatible with Apple CarPlay is a bonus. I would recommend this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Alpena, MI on 5/14/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Sonic

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    This receiver is great! A lot of features and sounds wonderful. Sometimes its a little glitchy though with the CarPlay feature. Sometimes will just disconnect. Not sure if its just my receiver or if its an issue with my phone. Still testing.

    Pros: Loads of features

    Cons: CarPlay is glitchy and sometimes doesn't function properly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Boone, IA on 5/13/2019

    2006 Toyota Avalon

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    Several nice surprises with this unit. But I agree with others that the screen is marginally bright enough in direct sunlight.

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    Great low-cost Head Unit

    Crutchfield customer from Nixa, MO on 5/13/2019

    1999 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great head unit and entry-level model for Apple Car Play. My initial purchase had a bad pixel line running through the display that showed up about 3 days after installation, but a quick call to Crutchfield and their excellent customer service and they had a new unit shipped out that day. Two days later, it arrived and installed.

    Pros: Low cost, easy installation, easy operation, front USB/AUX

    Cons: Volume knob is a little small for my fingers to easily manipulate especially when a USB is plugged in which nearly butts up against it minimizing the knob area for grabbing by a lot.

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    Crutchfield customer from Centreville, VA on 5/13/2019

    2012 Honda Fit Sport

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    Great stereo! Adding CarPlay and Bluetooth made my wife's car feel like a brand new car!

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    Highly Recommended

    Jim from Bordentown, NJ on 5/13/2019

    2007 Ford Mustang

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    The Sony XAV-AX1000 is a great radio for the price. Features like Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, ability to connect a back up camera makes this unit a winner! Installation was simple, especially since I used the wiring harness from Crutchfield. It was a plug and play affair. It is easy enough to navigate your way through the features of this radio and the sound is clearly better than the stock unit that was in my car.

    Pros: Price and features

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Rutland, VT on 5/12/2019

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    Worked great. Very happy with unit, pre wired by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Not hard to do

    Cons: Written directions hard but you really don't need them. Very few wires to hook up yourself

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    Amazing price per feature ratio

    Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 5/12/2019

    2009 Honda CRV EX

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    The interface is great! Apple CarPlay makes driving so much more enjoyable and safe! The only gripe I have about the receiver is that you can't add custom wallpapers. Other that that, I love everything about this receiver!

    Pros: Apple CarPlay Responsive touch screen Hands free driving Price

    Cons: No custom wallpapers

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    Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 5/12/2019

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    This unit is everything anyone could want in a modern stereo.

    Pros: Ease of installation, hardware quality, sound quality, touch screen responsiveness, there's nothing bad on this unit honestly

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    Excellent sound and CarPlay compatibility

    Ramon from San German, PR on 5/12/2019

    2012 Toyota Prius C

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    An excellent multimedia receiver. CarPlay works perfectly. Was so satisfied, put a second one in my wife's car.

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    Mark from Dracut MA, on 5/10/2019

    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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    I have a 2002 SLK320 Mercedes and I was unhappy with the stock Stereo. I have a CarPlay stereo in my truck so I knew I wanted a CarPlay stereo in my car. I looked for a while and came across the Sony XAV-AX1000 I knew that was the stereo for me. Ordered it and had it in two day's, I also had Crutchfield wire the harness for me, it was plug and play so easy to install. This thing kicks butt I love it, The Apple CarPlay works great no issues at all it Sounds amazing looks great the price was awesome and like I said so easy to put in and the customer service people at Crutchfield are truly the best. I have purchased a few stereos and speakers over the years from Crutchfield and they have never let me down. Great Buy....

    Pros: I Love it, very easy to use super easy install great price and sound.

    Cons: absolutely none

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    Great Upgrade and Value Over Stock Radio.

    Crutchfield customer from Layton, UT on 5/9/2019

    2010 Honda Civic LX

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    I used this to replace the stock radio in a 2010 Honda Civic LX Sedan. I bought this mainly for the Apple CarPlay option, as well as the front USB port (my car didn't have any USB, so having it on the front made it ideal for my use). Sound is better than what I had before, and overall the install was pretty easy. I used Crutchfield's ReadyHarness service so I didn't have to do much with the wiring (I highly recommend that). I didn't even have to tap into the break line wire or anything like that, so it was pretty much plug and play (the port for the antenna is on the far left on the back of the unit recessed-I couldn't find that for a bit). My car doesn't have any steering wheel controls or backup camera, so I didn't have to worry about connections for those. The price was great and everything seems to work fine. I probably should read the manual, but I've done well enough so far figuring things out. Added after/before photos of the install.

    Pros: Apple CarPlay. Front USB.

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    Crutchfield customer from Le Claire, IA on 5/7/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Impala

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    Only thing I wish it did was allow me to reorder the icons on the main screen!

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    Crutchfield customer from Playa Vista, CA on 5/7/2019

    2009 Subaru Impreza

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    Very happy with this unit; CarPlay is the main feature I was looking for and it does not disappoint. Easy install and up and running quickly. Only change I'd make it adding the ability to easily run a USB to Lightning cable into the back of the unit so I don't have a cable sticking out of the front whenever I want my iPhone plugged in.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Bruno, CA on 5/6/2019

    2002 Acura 3.2TL

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    Very pleased with the unit Unit system sounds much better Than the factory unit. Will purchase another one for my other Acura. Install was easy with the provided harness from crutchfield

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    Great Apple CarPlay at a reasonable price

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 5/6/2019

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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    Right price point, will likely buy another for my wife's car. I drive an 05 Ford Focus and wanted the convenience of Apple CarPlay but didn't want to spend more on a head unit than my car was worth. I settled on this Sony unit, and am very happy. No, the screen isn't top of the line, and there are larger screens available, but for the price this unit is great. I can finally take phone calls hands free with the other person able to hear me well with minimal feedback. I ran into some questions while installing, and the reps at Crutchfield were incredibly helpful. Start to finish, the install took about 40 minutes using less than ideal tools. If I had my tools at my office where I did the install, it would have taken about 20. It doesn't look stock, but looks pretty good and doesn't scream out aftermarket stereo.

    Pros: Easy installation, clear display, Apple CarPlay, hands-free calling, price

    Cons: The screen dimming could be better. I drive through a few tunnels on my way to the office and when I turn on the headlights the dimming is too much, but then at night it isn't enough.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsburg, PA on 5/5/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

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    The apps work very well, the FM works pretty good, the a.m. does not work that well, the screen turns off when I'm talking on the phone I'm not really sure I like that because the radio has to restart it once the phone call is over

    Pros: Looks good the apps work well even streaming

    Cons: Looks good the apps work well even streaming

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    awesome upgrade

    Darren from Warrenton, VA on 5/4/2019

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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    excellent receiver - we had it installed very quickly with the crutchfield wiring harness, so it was literally plug and play. we installed this unit into a 2011 Jetta. this was a great upgrade that i would recommend to anyone

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    Works great with multiple sources

    Tom from Sarasota, FL on 5/4/2019

    2012 Toyota Prius

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    I installed this unit a few weeks ago and it's been great! I use Apple CarPlay and I can easily switch between radio, SiriusXM, podcasts and music on my phone. I installed a different brand CarPlay unit in my wife's car a couple of years ago and this Sony unit is MUCH easier to use. I would like a little better control over how to change the brightness of the display, but that's a minor point. I am now considering ordering a second unit like this one to put in her car. I recommend this unit.

    Pros: Ease of use, installation, intuitive user interface

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    Nice head unit, tough install on some Venzas

    Punta Gorda from Punta Gorda, FL on 5/3/2019

    2011 Toyota Venza

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    Installed this in a 2011 Venza with OEM JBL Audio unit with CD changer but without Navigation.If you have this unit, installation may be difficult. The package from Crutchfield is for the JBL audio WITH Navigation. They send you a Metra AX-TOYCAM2-6V Camera Adapter that may work for the OEM Nav unit, but doesn't for the JBL non-nav unit (best to have them NOT mail it to you). To feed the OEM back-up camera data to the Sony, you must get to the F1 connector in the middle of your Accessory Meter Assembly. The instructions are missing this too. The red wire at position 14 is your video+, and the white wire at position 15 is your video ground. The wire from 14 goes to an RCA jack center, and the wire from 15 goes to the RCA outer. The jack will plug into the yellow camera jack. In addition, your must tap into the gray wire at position 3 which provides 12V when in reverse gear. Lead this to the reverse wire pigtail coming out of the head unit. You will also need to cut 3 wires ( #6 orange, #7 gray, and #8 light green) on the E7 connector to connect the steering wheel control circuit as instructed by the Control-Pro SWI-CP2 instructions on-line. Splice 3 other wires into the new amplifier harness (Axxess TYTO-01 Wiring Interface) that you'll be attaching to the Sony pigtail. One last thing, connect the blue with white stripe from the Sony to the Blue/white stripe from the new harness otherwise you get no sound. So I'll rate the Sony at 5 but derate it given the installation.

    Pros: Much bigger and brighter back-up camera screen. Apple car play.

    Cons: Took many hours of research to get the installation right.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rockport, TX on 5/2/2019

    2003 Nissan 350Z

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    Easy install, simple use, great sound, good price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint George, UT on 5/1/2019

    2011 Ford F-350

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    Crutchfield was awesome. Stereo is great. Few glitches to get it up and running

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    Crutchfield customer from Cove City, NC on 5/1/2019

    2006 GMC Envoy

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    Installed in my wife's 2006 GMC Envoy with Bose sound system. Used the recommended interface. Looks intimidating, but it's not that bad. Just take your time and follow the instructions.

    Pros: Made wife happy

    Cons: Wiring is a tad intimidating

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    Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 5/1/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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    Awesome looking display, I feel like I have a new car with it installed. My sound was boosted on the factory speakers.

    Pros: Touch screen is very responsive

    Cons: Wiring can be an ordeal. Buy the pre-wired pack.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hattiesburg, MS on 4/30/2019

    2006 Toyota Tacoma

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    Love it! Very easy to install, easy to use, and the non-glossy screen helps with glare.

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    Crutchfield customer from Punta Gorda, FL on 4/30/2019

    2009 Toyota Camry

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    Awesome unit. AppleCar play is great. Love the knob and front USB port. Install was without issues. I had Crutchfield do the wiring harness, well worth the money. Made install super easy

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    Just what I needed

    Robert from Jenks, OK on 4/29/2019

    2002 Toyota 4Runner

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    Easy install. I used the mounting brackets from the OEM radio and they fit perfectly on the new one. Everything works as it should.

    Pros: Apple Play

    Cons: None

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    Mark from Sterling, VA on 4/28/2019

    2008 Ford Mustang

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    Great unit. Sounds good. Nice USB to Apple connection. Easy to use. Easy to install with Crutchfield's install instruction and wire harness. 2008 Mustang with Shaker 500.

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Collinsville, MS on 4/28/2019

    2010 Toyota Tacoma

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    Sounds great, fit/finish is nice, menu is user friendly. Just wish there were more background options or even album art display.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kenner, LA on 4/28/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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