Sony XAV-AX8000 8.95" Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Digital Media Receiver

Model: XAV-AX8000 UPC: 027242917422 Item: 173668


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A big display, full smartphone connectivity — in a single DIN installation

This media receiver's huge 8.95-inch (22.7-cm) display seamlessly hovers over your dashboard and works in a single-DIN space. The sturdy mount can be adjusted in three directions to allow for flexible installation in a wide variety of vehicles. And with updated support for smartphones, you'll enjoy safer and easier driving.

Oversized touchscreen

A huge anti-glare 8.95-inch (22.7 cm) display gives you more intuitive and safer control over music playback and smartphone functions.

Three-way adjustable mount

The sturdy mount adjusts in three directions, enabling flexible installation.

Use with your smartphone

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

Everything at a glance

Whether you are getting directions, looking for a song on your smartphone, or customizing your sound, the over-sized 8.95-inch (22.7-cm) anti-glare touchscreen makes everything easy to see at a glance for safer use on the road.

Three-way adjustable mount

A sturdy and adjustable mount works in three directions. With flexible installation options, it can be installed in a variety of vehicles.

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

Connect your smartphone to the XAV-AX8000 media receiver and speak through the supplied microphone. Voice control makes it safer and easier than ever to navigate, communicate and play music on the road.

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 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. 

WebLink Cast compatible

WebLink is a lightweight app delivery platform designed especially for in-vehicle use. Using the Android or iOS device connection, it is now possible to mirror your smartphone screen right on the XAV-AX8000 display—for reliable, responsive infotainment anytime on the road.

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

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.

Rear view camera ready

Have a rear camera installed? View its feed through the screen, along with customizable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Quick wake up

With Sony Quick Wake Up, you're ready to go right after turning on the ignition.



Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.02 x 5.35 x 9.96"
  • Weight: 5.29 lb

General Features

  • Output Power: 55 W x4
  • Pre Out: 3 Pre (Front/Rear/Sub x 1)
  • Rear View Camera in: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Rear x1)
  • Firmware upgradability: Yes
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Equalizer: 10-Band Graphic Equalizer
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)
  • Album artwork Indication: Yes


  • Bluetooth: Yes

Tuner Features

  • Preset: FM18 / AM12
  • Auto Memory: BTM
  • RDS / EON: Yes (RBDS)

Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
  • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
  • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
  • PBAP: Yes (1.1)

Bluetooth Features

  • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
  • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
  • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
  • External Microphone: Yes
  • Phone Battery Level Reminder: Yes
  • Signal Strength Indication: Yes

Bluetooth Audio Features

  • 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)

Monitor (AVC)

  • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect: 16:9
  • Screen Diagonal (inch / mm): 8.95"
  • Screen Size (W x H mm): 7.79 x 4.39"
  • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Contrast Ratio: 500
  • Brightness: 400 cd / m2

Display Panel

  • Dimmer Adjust: Yes

User Interface

  • Touch Panel: Resistive + AG
  • Gesture Command: Yes
  • Remote Commander: RM-X170
  • Parking Control: Yes
  • Parking Line Adjust: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
  • Rear View Camera-In Marker Setting: Yes

USB Mass Storage Device Control Feature

  • USB Device Control (Repeat): TRACK / FOLDER / DRIVE
  • USB Device Control (Shuffle): OFF / FOLDER / DEVICE
  • USB Device Control (Pause): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Resume Play): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Audio Codec): PCM/MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC
  • USB device control (audio playable file extension): .wav/.mp3/.wma/.m4a/.flac
  • USB Device Control (Video Codec): MPEG4-SP / AVC (H.264 Baseline) / WMV / FLV / MKV / XviD
  • USB device control (video playable file extension): .mp4 / .wmv / .mkv


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

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • XAV-AX8000 digital media receiver
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone
  • Remote control
  • Owner's manual



Customer Reviews for Sony XAV-AX8000 8.95" Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Digital Media Receiver

3.2 / 5.0
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love it
I upgraded from the Ax5000 and I love it!!!!!! It works flawlessly!!!
October 2, 2020
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Excellent radio
I’m a Sony retailer and installed this in my demo vehicle. I love this radio. Sony is the easiest of all brands to operate. The sound quality is so much better than some other brands and while it’d be nice to have maestro compatibility (coming next year) it’s not a deal breaker on most vehicles. I’ve sold many of these and so far haven’t had any complaints. Keep up the good work Sony.
October 2, 2020
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Professional installer review
I have been a pro installer for 20 years, and I installed this radio in my truck. The other reviews are very misleading. Updating the firmware will unlock many features others are complaining about not having, such as mirrorlink and customizable backgrounds. Those complaining about freezing and not working properly, need to swap their phone cable. A cheap or worn out cable will give these problems. This radio is fantastic, and has a 3 year warranty. Great job team Sony
October 1, 2020
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Honestly looks good but don’t work properly
Doesn’t always work freezes always takes a while to connect very problematic looking for a new radio
September 23, 2020
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Good unit, but not without issues.
I bought this unit specifically for Apple CarPlay. First issue was it did not come with a cage, which the installer told me was highly unusual. I don’t think he even believed me...just assumed I had taken it out already and lost it or something. I have no ideas where to find or buy the cage, so the unit just sits slightly loose in the slot.

When the unit is working, it’s great. The problem is it will intermittently drop the CarPlay connection during use. I’m using the Apple lightning cable, and I know the phone is still connected, as the music continues to play. However, the CarPlay interface will crash and default back to the Sony home screen, only without the CarPlay icon at all. The only way to get CarPlay going again is to completely cut the power to the unit to do a full power cycle, which requires turning the vehicle off for about 60 seconds. Very strange, and irritating on road trips.
August 4, 2020
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Bought a new motorhome with this unit 2 weeks ago. Won’t work in several ways. Volume won’t work. Won’t turn off, home button won’t work. What’s worse, can’t get RV dealer to do anything
July 23, 2020
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Missing key features
Screen catches a lot of glare. Can only store one phone Bluetooth profile. Does Sony not know that more than one person might own a car thus wanting more than one phone to be able to connect to Bluetooth? In other words - my wife's phone is synced to the receiver. If I'm in the car by myself and want my phone to connect to the receiver I have to delete my wife's phone first.

In addition the screen catches a ton of glare.

Finally, satellite radio doesn't buffer at all so as soon as I go under an overpass I'll lose my signal.
July 22, 2020
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Love the screen size!
Just finished installing this into my 01 mustang, and was very happy with how it ended up sitting in the dash. CarPlay works great, super nice having Bluetooth that works again, and it sounds a lot better then my previous head unit. On my first drive with it however I was immediately greeted with a massive amount of glare on the screen that made it almost unusable at times. Was hoping that I missed a second screen protector but couldn’t see anything that looked like they was true. Waited months to finally get this, and so far I’m not sure if it was worth the wait.
July 13, 2020
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I had this unit in my Jeep Wrangler for about a month and I loved it! Until today. Completely started to spaz out and now I cant even listen to any music. So disappointed with Sony. Money back please!!!
June 22, 2020
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Poor Screen Resolution
Very difficult to see the screen in daylight. A lot of glare from non glare screen. In this day and age of sharp and bright displays, sad that Sony took this route for an otherwise good and well designed system.
I would have gladly paid more for a better screen.
June 13, 2020
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Sony XAV-AX8000 will fit to my jeep wrangler sport jk 2008? / VIN 1J4GA39998L621448 / 4 door. My actuall media receiver its a sony Sony XAV-70BT 7 inch In-Dash Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3 Receiver with Bluetooth
A shopper on Dec 11, 2019
  Hi and thanks for reaching out!

Yes, the XAV-AX8000 will fit the Jeep, but you will need a new dash kit as the one you have now accommodates the larger chassis of the XAV-70BT touchscreen. The XAV-AX8000's chassis is single-DIN in size, so you will need a kit that fits that.

Hope this helps!
Hello will this fit 2016 Audi A5 Coupe?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2020
  Hi and thanks for reaching out to us! Unfortunately, I don't know of any radio that will allow you to replace the current Audi-installed radio that you have. There are many things that are displayed and/or controlled with that current radio, so it makes the replacement of it impossible. Sorry!