UPDATE – Link to Car Stereo Chick’s 2014 Double Din Navigation Review

Hello everyone!  After a few weeks of selling and playing with the various features of the navigation systems I currently sell (Kenwood DNX6990HD, Kenwood DNX9990HD, Pioneer AVICX940BT, Pioneer AVICX140BH), I have come to the conclusion that the DNX9990HD from Kenwood is the best pick for a double din navigation system currently on the market. I’ll revise and revisit this when the new Alpine Navigation systems are in (end of June early July is my best guess at this point).

  • Garmin navigation rocks
  • Split view navigation and source control is convenient
  • Processing speed is pretty good, doesn’t get as bogged down as most advanced navigation systems do
  • iPod control is easier to use than other options on market
  • iDatalink Maestro interface will allow consumers to easily, and cost effectively, retain OEM features like steering wheel controls, Satellite radio, Sync, U-Connect and Onstar (coming soon)
  • Awesome Equalizer section with excellent sound quality and precision control
  • Superior Bluetooth sound quality and function
  • Appealing 7″ display with reverse tilt option and flat black finish on buttons

For a more in depth review, please check out the Best Double Din Navigation 2012 page here.

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  1. Great review. My decision got a little harder now. Going to be honest. I am not HUGE fan of the Kenwood interface. I do like the Garmin GPS.

    That being said, from what I’ve seen I do like the new Alpine GUI. It looks clean and everything seems accessible without much scrolling. If the maps and audio are acceptable I may go that way.

    Will patiently wait for your Alpine review when the unit is finally released.

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