The 10 Best Car Radios

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Despite their name, today's car radio receivers can do much more than simply connect you to pop music stations or AM talk shows. They can also stream audio, charge your phone and, in a few instances, even play DVDs. This list provides options from entry-level to state-of-the-art, some better suited for the casual commuter, and others engineered with techies and audiophiles in mind. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Kenwood DDX795

2. Pioneer MVH-1400NEX

3. Boss Audio BV9358B

Editor's Notes

October 02, 2019:

Removed the Pioneer AVH-2440NEX because it is quite similar to other models on the list. Added the Boss Audio BV9358B and the JVC KD-X35MBS which are both very good stereos and are also quite affordable. Demoted the Alpine iLX-F309 Halo9 - it is a great stereo but the price is probably unjustifiable to the average driver.

The Boss Audio BV9358B offers the aesthetic and functionality of a touchscreen without having to make a large investment. It works with just about any sort of input including bluetooth, usb, cd, and dvd. All of these aftermarket stereos will require, at the very least, the purchase of a faceplate and a wiring harness before they can be installed in any car. Connecting the wiring harness to the car's stereo port will require wire matching and soldering. This process is best left to a professional car audio technician to avoid personal injury or damage to equipment.

4. Kenwood DPX793BH

5. JVC KD-X35MBS

6. Pioneer AVH-200EX

7. Alpine iLX-F309 Halo9

8. Pioneer MVH-S300BT

9. Sony MEX-N4200 BT

10. Pioneer DEH-S6010BS


Rafael Perez
Last updated on October 06, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.


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