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

3.3 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Phenomenal settings, support, and sound.
If you’re looking for a fantastic replacement for your ageing vehicle’s single DIN stock head unit, don’t look any further than this. Poor reviews literally have to be operator error and/or people too lazy to fix their problems. I replaced my ‘05 Dodge Dakota radio with this unit. Even before replacing the stock speakers, the difference in sound quality was very impressive. Wiring this sucker is a breeze if you have any idea what you’re doing, and the optional preamp 5v outputs (in case you are bypassing your harness wiring) are another beautiful perk. The EQ and subwoofer controls are all very impressive, and the options for both low and high pass filters work very well for integrated crossovers. If you’ve ever seen a Dodge Dakota radio from this era, you’ll know it has a weird size and is terribly placed just under the center vents but above the climate controls, with a big ol shifter shooting out from the steering column almost right in front of it. This makes installing a decent double DIN or fold down style touch screen unit nearly impossible. I cannot stress enough how easy SONY made it to pop this sucker in. It looks like it was MADE for my truck. The glare is not bad at all, and while everybody else complains about the resistive touch screen, honestly I was blown away. I’ve owned plenty of low end touchscreen models (and even some twice this price) that had absolutely awful lag and choppy response to touch. This bad boy is incredibly responsive and fluid as it gets. I could not be more impressed with this product. The *ONLY* issue I had was an issue where the touchscreen would become unresponsive at high volumes. Called SONY support who promptly sent me out a new unit, which is functioning like a dream. I can’t say it enough times. If you want an Apple/Android linkable head unit that crushes the competition for a steal of a price, snap this thing up. It’s incredible.
June 18, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
A few more features to run with the big boys
This receiver functions good but it looks a little TOO simple. If you buy a custom radio u want it to look custom. How about some menus that are more dynamic and detailed with sleek design and maybe a real time spectrum analyzer? Not boring huge button oem style simple designs. And where is the album art for siriusxm!? What is this? 2006? Also when deciding on crossovers for the speakers, why doesn't it specify for front and rear individually? I like high pass 150hz in front and full range in rear. It should have the tuning capabilities similar to pioneer radios to really dial in the sound quality. Every EQ setting should stay with every source too. Sirius quality is garbage so I need to blast the eq, but streaming audio is fantastic so I would need to have it backed off. I should be able to keep EQ settings for each while changing sources. Where's the loudness setting too. I miss that. Keep the updates coming sony. You're almost there!
March 15, 2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
Don't waste your money!
I have owned this radio for about 6 months now. It will only connect to Apple CarPlay about half the time. You have to constantly unplug and plug in the cord to get it to work when it is working (and I've tried multiple cords and phones to troubleshoot). Also, the "ant-glare" screen is a joke! When you are driving towards the sun, you can't see the screen at all because of the reflection off of you and the rest of the car. It shows 10 times the glare than a regular screen (I thought the other reviews were made up). I have also owned the 5000 model in this vehicle and the clear screen is much better than the "anti-glare".
January 13, 2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
Here's What You Need to Make Sony
Screen is low resolution and glare is horrible. Sounds good. Here's what I wish Sony would build and if they did, I bet it would sell like the PS5. Large screen (8", 9", 10" 11"...etc. Like the competition!) with high resolution. Make a floating screen version and one that mounts in dash if someone doesn't like floating screens (like Pioneer does). Built in 4x45 watt rms amp (or better?). Wireless Android Auto/Carplay. Maestro RR compatibility.
January 4, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
perfect 8.95 8.95" (22.7cm) Media Receiver
December 13, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome sound
Great radio clear sound,bluetooth,and phone.Versatile installation.
December 6, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Same problem as a lot of people I have read about.
Issue with connecting via USB port, multiple new cords, tried updating with new firmware and it will not recognize the usb. CarPlay cuts in and out and people are complaining when I talk through Bluetooth.
December 1, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
love it
I upgraded from the Ax5000 and I love it!!!!!! It works flawlessly!!!
October 2, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
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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Rated 5 out of 5
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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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!
Is this head unit water resistant?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2021
  Hi there and thanks for reaching out!

Sony does not list the radio as being water-resistant, so I would say 'no' to your question. If the unit is installed into an area in which it will be subjected to water, it will void the warranty of the unit, just so you know.

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!