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Pioneer - 6.2" - Apple CarPlay™ - Built-in Navigation - Bluetooth - In-Dash CD/DVD/DM Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Unit, but Killed my Battery

    Posted
    T38Jett
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    I bought the unit and had it installed by Geek Squad techs at one Best Buy location, and within 2-3 days my battery was absolutely drained such that neither jumping the car with cables or putting it on a charger for 30 minutes helped. I finally had to get AAA to come jump it. I then drove it for about an hour and the battery seemed okay. But 2-3 days later it was completely dead again. But I had noticed that the unit did not turn off when the ignition was turned off, not even with the door open. So I was finally able to take my car to another Best Buy location where the tech confirmed that there was a problem with the unit not turning off which caused excessive battery drain. A subsequent vist by a AAA tech verified that my battery was damaged such that it needed to be replaced. However, the Geek Squad managers took care of it, and I'm awaiting reimbursement for the cost of the battery. The tech at the second Best Buy location had found that a firmware update to the navigation module corrected the same issue on another unit, so he updated my unit and the issue was corrected. Nice unit, just make sure the firmware is updated when it's installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ive had better stereos

    Posted
    omega

    before i begin , I had my share of pioneer stereos. From the NEX series ive purchased the 4100, 5100 8100 NEX models I now own the 5201 and i must say its not as good as my old ones. Every other model was able to read MP4 video. This 5201nex model lacks video formats, The constant does not seem to save my memory so everytime i turn on the vehicle, It goes back to factory settings . I would not waste my money on this particular model, The 8100 does alot more and its about the same price. And not to mention its a 7inch screen not a 6.2 . A reason why i was not able to install it on my vehicle was the size . But if you want a pioneer NEX that does it all weather its android or apple play with every codex in it. The 8100NEX would be your best option

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent System For Anyone

    Posted
    Mike0215
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    The pioneer car stereo is indeed an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade. The navigation system is easy to use and the speed limit display is great for traveling on roads you are unfamiliar with to avoid getting a speeding ticket. Every feature works seamlessly and Switching between the modes such as SiriusXM, radio,dvd/cd and nav are done with pressing on one button on touch screen. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely an upgrade!

    Posted
    Jonathan
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    I got this for my 2001 Z28 Camaro. I had to get a custom bezel so it could fit the double din in my dash but it was worth it. Has a ton of great features and now my car feels like it has the technology of all the new cars. Only thing I don't like about it is the tuning system, I prefer the previous pioneer tuning system because it was much easier to get right. I'm going to have to have someone professionally tune it to my system. Other than that, it's a must have if you're in the market for a new system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Stereo for our RV

    Posted
    Jeff
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    We bought this head unit to replace the stock cd/am/fm that came with the 9 year old camper. We're very pleased so far. Added Sirius, and with the navigation, it's a must! Very pleased. Only draw back is that the screen is a little "busy" for me. I also replaced the rear view monitor and had to make a few modifications (i.e. covered the faux wood with a black vinyl wrap). The stereo is the bottom unit in the picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying the heck out of the unit

    Posted
    SONNY
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    Fantastic! Exactly what I needed for my Avalanche. Worth the money for the pleasure considering amount of time spent in vehicle. Catch up on tv shows via usb while waiting for peeps. Carplay is awesome. Plays mkv's. Should watch youtube vids for instructions. Not paying to have my maps sync with phone. Can do that with Carplay, instead. In hindsight, could've gone without navigation unit since google maps and apple maps work via Carplay. But, if have cheap phone, go with this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great unit with options

    Posted
    Bassman
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    Replaced oem in 2012 Ram 3500. Had to trim plastic in dash as well as cut part of the metal bracket before new unit would fit. (Knew this going in based on YouTube videos). Purchased Xm rcvr to install in dash and installed license plate mounted back up camera. All-in-all, was a good install. Best Buy offers free install (they did at the time of purchase) so I would recommend going that route (took me 2 weekends to get everything in).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love the Apple CarPlay

    Posted
    Jaybone
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    This is the best one of the line that Best Buy offered off the shelf but there are several in the line available from Pioneer. 4 of which would be upgrades from this model. I like everything about this unit as far as features go. The one thing I don't like is that this unit will on occasion, reboot while going down the road which is really annoying while using the GPS. there my be a software update but I have not received any word from Pioneer as of yet. I did add the Sirrus but since I am a pandora user I haven't felt the need to activate the Sirrus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    SteveG
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    I found the screen useless when the sunlight fluds the front seat. I can't see the screen as it turns into a mirror and reflexed light. The brightness is up as high as it will go. The Bluetooth works well and the Sat Radio is always on. I don't even listen to my old radio stations. I haven't tried the DVD Player and I did put in a CD and the sound is exceptional. I have used the NAV option a couple of times and it took me right to the address.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and Features

    Posted
    Rick
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    Great sound and versatility in the configurations available in selecting sounds and themes/backgrounds for the radio. You must be tech savvy in firmware upgrades and other tweaks to get the radio to fit your likes and keeping up with technology updates. If you're into a hands-on experienced to get the best there is, then this is for you. Great for later upgrading to add back seat video and a rear view camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Complex high tech unit

    Posted
    MissUS
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    Unit in general is very nice but the GPS is an absolute joke as compared to Garmin. Things like "turn off highway in one mile" when its a merging situation with another highway. I expect more for the one thousand dollars I paid for this unit. Get Garmin software in the thing and you will have something. Sirius radio good, sound quality good. Phone hands free is very good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent

    Posted
    ReneC
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    works great, was installed very quickly! Love it The CD player functions well, back up camera very clear! This is the second time I have replaced factory installed radio for one from Best Buy. Both times I received good advice and competent installations . I get all my electronics from best buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pioneer 5201nex navigation does not work

    Posted
    CTUT

    I purchased the Pioneer 5201 Nex and had it installed the end of April. I really like this he unit, but less than 60 days the navigation does not work. It just spins. Very disappointing I am already having issues with the $650 unit! I have an appointment with the installation department at Best Buy on Monday I will update how things go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very user friendly

    Posted
    TheWaterNut
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    I originally purchased the 7.1" unit and found out in install that it wouldn't fit my vehicle. This unit was a secondary pick and it had blown all expectations out of the water. The interface is very user friendly and the sound, after adjustment, is crystal clear. There are two custom profiles for sound balance that allows tuning instantly to preferences. Two thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gps.

    Posted
    Chinita
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    If you are like somebody like me that have no orientation, then this gps is right for you. it’s easy to set up and I drive with confidence with it. Easy to read and well designed maps. I highly recommend it and the price is quiet affordable. The screen is not a very shiny wine so it does let you look at it with non reflection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    reasonably priced full function head unit with Nav

    Posted
    Paul
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    user interface takes some getting used to but is easier than other units. Not too difficult to get at all the functionality with a little practice. Display is crisp, backup display color is reasonably accurate. You could pay alot more for a unit with all these features including Nav, car play, multiple av inputs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    BobbysBurgers
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    One of the worst pioneers I have ever used. It did not interface with my steering wheel controls as stated. I never knew what channel on the preset channels I was listening to.I did not like that to change the sound of my blinkers and warning symbols. The only nice thing about it was the navigational system

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellence of performance

    Posted
    Parel
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    Since Best Buy geek squad installed this unit to my car,entire driving mood changed with all music and technology access made it more enjoyable. Couple glitches of the GPS performance were detected in two weeks and Best Buy promised me to resolve its issues by upgrading the new software .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Audio Needs Help in Navigation

    Posted
    SirSteve
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    Had it for only a couple weeks.. Audio is great and system works quickly and flawlessly but the navigation could be better with Garmin software.. Also miss a analog volume control knob. These are the two things the Kenwood had going for it.. But heard the audio and Pioneer System worked faster and smoother which I think it does..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Love it but.........

    Posted
    Jeep1
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    Love the unit. Awesome sound, big improvement over factory head unit......but, less than 6 months after purchase and Best Buy installation, the navigation has went out. Will not load maps at all. Taking it back for repair / replacement on 3/18/18.

    I would recommend this to a friend