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What’s the Sony XAV-AX8100, and why do I want it in my 4Runner?
Sony 8100 Toyota 4Runner

By: Cliff John, Trail Grid Pro

Toyota family! Let’s talk about head unit upgrades.

If your 4Runner is a 2019 and down model year, it’s obviously a fantastic vehicle, but you may be wondering how to get your hands on some of the really amazing add-ons offered for the more recent editions. One of the most desired add-ons is a reliable, easy to install and high-quality head unit bundle that gives Toyota owners the ability to have access to Apple CarPlay & Android Auto in their vehicle.

But not to worry – the good news is you don’t have to miss out anymore!

Trail Grid Pro has several Sony head unit bundles to fit your rig, like the new Sony XAV-AX8100 Plug & Play Bundle (shipping July 2021) for 2010 – 2019 Toyota 4Runners. This great collection provides you with all the media access you need, while keeping your eyes safely on the road. And, as was recently announced, the Sony 8000 will be replaced by the new 8100 model, making access to all your media needs easier than ever.

What’s awesome about the new 8100

Sony is smart and knows when to continue a great thing. The new Sony 8100 will carry the exact same feature and specification set as the Sony 8000 and adds the super-desirable HDMI connectivity so many have been craving. With all these features at your fingertips, you’ll definitely want to consider putting one of our plug and play bundles in your Toyota Truck:

  1. It’s got a huge 9” anti-glare touch screen that allows you to control various functions with just a glance and a fingertip; maps are larger and easier to see, connecting to your device is simpler, and giving your friends a call couldn’t be more convenient while at the same time keeping you safe.
  2. You can connect it with your Android or Apple device. Use it to access videos, mirror device screen, connect to the web, see maps, play your rocking playlist, and give friends a call to brag about the amazing trail they missed.
  3. HDMI connectivity capabilities which allow you to: (a) Use it as a second computer screen (b) use DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra HD players (c) access streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Stick

The Sony XAV-AX8100 Plug & Play Bundle for 2010 – 2019 4Runners also includes a sensitive microphone that allows you to control it by voice command. This feature makes using navigation, communication, and entertainment effortless. (As well as safer!)

You’ll have access to the entire suite of compatible applications from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, depending on the device you use.

It isn’t called “play & Play” for nothing!

One of the most important features in this bundle is the ease in which you can install this fun, life-saving (figuratively and literally) device. The collection comes with a handy installation video that takes all the stress and struggle out of getting your Sony XAV-AX8100 up and running. After you purchase, we send you even more install tips and tricks that will enable you to make the head unit swap in an hour or less.

With the Trail Grid Pro bundle, you get the Sony 8100 Plug & Play Bundle, which includes the head unit and all the things you need, including being pre-wired, soldered, shrink-wrapped and tesa taped, for a quick and easy install. Finally, we’ve secured it for safe shipping and offer free US Standard shipping via UPS Ground.

Check out our Toyota 4Runner Sony XAV-AX8100 Review and Walk-through video below.

The Details

Our Sony Plug & Play bundles comes with following, depending on the year and model of your Toyota Truck:

  • Metra Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma or Tundra Dash Kit
  • PAC interface to maintain steering wheel control and amplified audio system (if onboard JBL system) & speaker fade function
  • PAC or Metra rear camera retention harness (depending on year/make of 4Runner, Tacoma or Tundra)
  • Antenna adapter (if applicable to your year/make of 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra)
  • Factory USB retention cable for 2014+ model years or front facing USB kit for 2010 – 2013 model year owners without a front facing USB
  • An installation video and your vehicle specific instruction guide that will help you connect your Sony XAV-AX8100
  • Installation time is around one hour

It’s almost sunny skies and road-trip time; we’re sure you’re itching to hit your tires to some pavement and trails! Do it in style and with all the conveniences you deserve. Have the summer of your life with the best equipment out there, the Sony XAV-AX8100 Plug & Play Bundle.

Check out our Toyota 4Runner Sony XAV-AX8100 complete installation video below.

Ready to go?

If you’re interested in joining the hundreds of customers enjoying their new Trail Grid Pro + Sony head unit bundles, you can learn more below by accessing our Sony 8100 product pages for your specific truck:

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Interested in grabbing a bundle for your rig but have a question first? Simply complete the form below and our team will get back to you promptly!

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