Sony 6.95" Digital Media Receiver w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Model: XAV-AX5000 UPC: 027242908086 Item: 170784

Product Information

More screen, more music connections

Enjoy smooth and simple control for every journey, with a responsive 6.95" (17.6 cm) (diag.) touchscreen display that wakes up 2.5 times as fast as previous models, and dual USB ports, for more music options on the go.

Use with your phone

Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get directions, stream music, and more.

Bezel-less display

The ultra-slim 6.95" (diag.) (17.6-cm) display uses a bezel-less panel, for a smooth fit on the dashboard that blends seamlessly with your car interior.

Dual USB ports

With 2 USB ports, you can enjoy all the greatest hits from your USB device while your phone handles directions and phone calls.

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM makes it easier than ever to navigate, communicate, and play music on the road. Just connect to the XAV-AX5000 to see everything you need on the large touch screen.

Siri with Apple CarPlay

Easily access the iPhone features you know and love, just by talking to Siri. Music, maps, phone calls, and messages are all under your control.

Voice Control with Android Auto

Use voice commands to dictate messages, take phone calls, or get help from Google Maps. You can even control music playback, just by talking.

Your personal navigator

Get directions in real time without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Easily navigate to your destination or search for nearby stops mid-journey.

Navigating with Apple CarPlay

Tell Siri where you're going and it will give you real-time directions as you drive.

Navigating with Android Auto

Use Google Maps to get directions and traffic updates whenever you need them.

Bezel-less touchscreen

Bring up maps, sort through playlists, and make phone calls — all from a smooth, bezel-less display that integrates seamlessly with your dashboard. The 6.95" (17.6 cm) (diag.) screen ensures everything is easy to use and wakes up 2.5 times as fast as previous models so you can get on the road faster.

Simple button controls

Get instant access to commonly-used features such as volume, source, sound settings, and voice control for safe and easy operation on the road.

Dual USB for phone connection and music library

Thanks to dual USB ports, you can hook up storage devices to access your music library while connecting a smartphone for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Hear music your way

Multiple customization options let you adapt the audio experience to your liking. And with the built-in 4 x 55 W amplification, music sounds clear even at high volumes.

Powerful, clear amplification

Advanced signal processing from the 4 x 55 W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 removes interference, so music sounds clear and detailed. Even when you crank up the volume.

Music that jumps from your dashboard

Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard.

Sculpt your sound

Tailor the sound to your personal preference with the 10-band graphic equalizer.

Build your own sound system

With the three pre-outs, you can add components of your choice, like extra amplifiers and subwoofers.

Rear view camera ready

Got a rear camera installed? View it on the screen, along with customizable and removable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Easy installation with a compact rear chassis

Despite its double-DIN display, the rear chassis is far smaller than conventional double-DIN units. This makes for much easier installation and leaves plenty of room for cabling and other accessories in the space behind the display

Product highlights

  • 6.95” double-DIN touchscreen media receiver (does not play CDs)
  • Built-in amplifier: 17 watts x 4 RMS, 55 watts x 4 peak
  • Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay compatible w/ applicable iPhones (iPhone 5 and newer running at least iOS7)
  • Android Auto compatible w/ applicable Android smartphones (search “Android Auto” in Google Play Store to see if your phone can support it)
  • 10-band parametric EQ
  • 3 sets of pre-outs (2-volt front, rear, and mono subwoofer)
  • Rear camera input
  • FLAC high-resolution audio file playback through USB
  • Dual rear USB inputs
  • SiriusXM ready (SXV300V1 and associated subscription required)
  • Wireless remote included
  • Retain your vehicle’s existing steering wheel audio controls with an optional steering wheel control interface (sold separately)
  • Warranty: 1 year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.01 x 3.94 x 5.47 inches

General Features

  • Output Power: 55 W
  • Pre Out: 3 Pre Out
  • Sub Out: Yes
  • Zone x Zone: No
  • Aux-In: No
  • Rear View Camera in: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Rear x2)
  • Navigation: No
  • Firmware upgradability: Yes
  • Video out: No
  • Time Alignment: No
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Equalizer: 10-band Graphic Equalizer
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)


  • Bluetooth: Yes

Tuner Features

  • Preset: FM18 / AM12
  • Auto Memory: BTM

Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
  • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
  • OPP: No
  • SPP: No
  • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
  • PBAP: Yes (1.1)

Bluetooth Feature

  • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
  • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook (Built in): No
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
  • Auto Answer: No
  • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Voice Dial Activation: No
  • External Microphone: Supplied
  • Battery Reminder: Yes
  • Signal Strength Indication: Yes

Bluetooth Audio Feature

  • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio): SBC / AAC
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
  • CUE / REV: Yes
  • TRACK +/-: Yes
  • Group (Folder) +/-: Yes
  • Audio Level Adjustment: Yes (-8 dB to +18 dB)
  • Repeat Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Shuffle Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Meta Data Indication: Yes

Panel Design

  • Panel Surface Finish Color: Black
  • Key Illumination: Yes (White)
  • Panel Detachability: No


  • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect: 17: 9
  • Screen Diagonal (inch / mm): 6.95 inch
  • Screen Size (W x H mm): 6.17 * 3.21 (inches)
  • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Contrast Ratio: 600
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m2

Display Panel

  • Key Illumination Initial: Yes (White)
  • Visualizer: No
  • Dimmer Adjust: Yes

User Interface

  • Touch Panel: Yes/Capacitive
  • Gesture Command: Yes
  • Parking Control: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
  • Rear View: Yes


  • Menu: English/Spanish/French/Germany/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic
  • ID3 Tag: English/Spanish/French/Germany/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One XAV-AX5000 touchscreen
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone w/ attached 12' cable and mounting bracket
  • 4 ISO screws
  • Owner's manual


Customer Reviews for Sony 6.95" Digital Media Receiver w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

3.2 / 5.0
133 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Everything you need in this XAV-AX5000
I had a guy come to my house Sunday install an entire stereo system in my 2006 Nissan Murano in Ludington a oair of Skar 12 inch subs powered by a Skar 1200 runs watt mono Amp, Alpine r series 6x9 compknent speakers in the front doors snd tweeters in the upper dash and ovals in the rear powered by a war 150 watts runs per channel, and all driven by the Sony XAV-AX5000 DDIN GEZD UNIT. IT SOUNDS INCREDIBLE AND I love the on board 10 band graphic eq which I use all of the time because of the varying sound quality of the different tines and record companies that recorded and produced the music I listen too. I need nothing else! I live the apple carplsy and the way it shows the song title, the group, and the album each track comes from. This unit is priced about 1/2 as much as Alpines and Pioneers with the sane features! I'm very happy the company that did the installation talked me into purchasing this unit off him! Thank you again Sony. I also have a pair of Bluetooth over theceR noise canceling headphones b especially znd a little Bluetooth speaker from Sony t b at sound fantastic ascwell!
July 19, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Android Auto doesn't work
Android Auto keeps disconnecting hasn't worked consistently since I purchased the unit
July 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love the set up, and the sensitivity of the touchs
I purchased this unit because I couldn’t find aan Alpine unit that would fit my 2006 Nissan Murano that was in stock anywhere for under $500. I have had many sony products in the pastand nber had any negative issues or colplaimts. This XAV-AX5000 turned out to be a pleasant delight! I look forward to using my vehicle and plugging in my iphone 12 and listening to my music! I do wish the eq was 11 band or 13 band instead of 10 band, and I was also surprised that it only had one subwoofer pre-out. Other then that I am happy with this car stereo and I intend on taking it out of my car and putting it my next
June 27, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Wanted to love it, but it failed in too many areas
We gave our daughter our old Nissan Leaf when she got her license. To help her avoid using her phone (for navigation, texting, calling), we wanted to upgrade her head unit to something reliable, with great sound and was CarPlay enabled. This promised all of that... until we installed it. Had to buy a bunch of different harnesses, but that was OK. Our eyes were on the prize. The process was pretty easy. Once done, we began experiencing the first of our problems: No CarPlay. Plugged in my iPhone and... nothing. Checked the forums and found out this was a known issue, sometimes resolved by using "the right cable." I tried all of the Apple cables we had in the house (5-7 of them) until I found ONE which worked... kind of. The unit recognized the iPhone, the iPhone recognized the radio, but CarPlay wouldn't really load all the way on the screen. You know how it "zooms in" when loading? Well, this zoomed in about half way and froze (as if the CarPlay UI was too big for the screen). Worse, you could click on anything. Totally unresponsive. Tried hitting the Home button, unplugging, replugging, restarting the phone, restarting the radio (unplugging it from power), tried other cables. Nothing. Read on the Sony website that there was a firmware upgrade available (1.04) that addresses some CarPlay issues. Decided to try that. Followed the complicated process of formating a USB thumb drive of a particular size in a particular way and ran the firmware update. This seemed to go through with no issues. Plugged in my iPhone and got CarPlay to load a bit further. Now it fit on the screen, but was so slow and laggy. I decided to run the update again... this time the update crash the unit. After completing, the unit tries to power on, but only shows a black screen with a one-inch white strip of jumbled pixels on the right. Tried resetting the unit (holding the Home button for 10+ seconds), but got nowhere. Spent an hour on a chat with Sony where I had to prove I followed all of their installation and upgrade processes (and had setup my iPhone properly) to be told it would need to be serviced. This was a gift to my daughter from friends who no longer have the receipt. I've spent over $100 on harnesses, wires, mounts and parts to install this. It only kind of worked for one day. Sony's own update to their head unit bricked their unit. For the price, this is very disappointing. I cannot recommend this unit.
April 29, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Has to many software glitches
Has to many software glitches. Low pass crossover doesn’t actually turn off.
April 29, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Needs Work
I love everything about it ,Except that Android car play will randomly stop and start back or either say unsupported device. I even bought a new phone hoping to solve the issue, but that didn't help. I would appreciate it if you could do an update to the software to correct the issue.
April 27, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Do Not Buy!!
Android Auto does not work reliably. Bluetooth works very poorly. Not able to update to latest firmware. Poor Customer support from Sony and Crutchfield.
April 19, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Speedometer doesn’t work after install
Got this unit professionally installed/drive away and speedometer doesn’t work. I want to know if this is realated.
April 17, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Happy with purchase
I watched several reviews from experts on the youtube channel, and the majority recommended the Sony XAV-AX5000. Before I make a purchase such as this one
I regularly check the reviews on the item. After many views of the experts and those
that had previously bought one, there was no doubt in my mine. I am very satisfied
with this product, really livened up my speakers.
April 6, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Radio America/Sony
I don’t like it I love it !!!! I love the extra bass option that’s what catch my eyes and I said I got to get this unit and it works amazing so far keep up the good work and don’t let me start about CarPlay I love it it makes my 2012 Hyundai Veloster to a 2021 car
March 29, 2021
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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
because I loved it
Michael K on Jul 26, 2019
because I loved it
Michael K on Jul 26, 2019
Can you lighten and darken the screen?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2020