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It’s no wonder then, when Auto Express stamp a 5 star seal of approval on a product review it is something to take notice of. That’s exactly what has happened with the latest Kenwood DMX7017DABS!
Here’s what Auto Express thought:
“The budget big-screen war is hotting up with this new seven-inch head unit, incorporating DAB tuner. Priced at just under £400, it has all the right ingredients, with Apple CarPlay plus Android Auto to give you touch control of your smartphone on the head unit screen.”
They go on to say; “It offers just about all the features a user could need, including on-screen sat-nav using Apple or Google maps, a reversing camera option, Kenwood’s new GPS dash cam linkage and video output to rear screens.”
The Kenwood DMX7017DABS was pitched against the Pioneer SPH-DA120, both being entry level units. Auto Express rated features and ease of use, plus factored in makers’ prices to get the result. Pioneer gained a respectable four stars, while the DMX7017DABS came in with a full five.
Auto Express said “The DAB tuner makes the Kenwood worth the extra. While both units are reversing cam compatible, the DMX7017DABS included integration with the brand’s DRV-N520 dash cam”
Watch the DMX7017DABS in action below.