If a steering wheel connects the driver to the vehicle, then the radio connects the driver to the entertainment inside the vehicle. Luckily this is one piece of automotive equipment that is fairly easy to replace and customize, as the aftermarket industry has provided many options, thanks to the double din stereo.
What is “double din”? Simply, it is the standardization of the size of a vehicle’s radio. When it was first introduced, the standard was 7” wide by 2” tall. We now call this single din. As technology grew, so did the need for larger radios. Thus, double din was born, being 7” wide by 4” tall. This is essentially two single dins stacked on each other, hence the name.
There are many reasons a person may want to upgrade their double din radio; perhaps you wish for a car stereo with a backup camera built in, or maybe you want the ease of playing music through your car stereo with Bluetooth, or maybe you just want it to look better and have a touchscreen. Whatever the reason, to help you gain some direction in the overcrowded world of aftermarket radios, we have provided a list of some of the best double dins on the market today.