‘Restyle’ Unit Comparison (11-18 JKs)

Welcome to Wrangler Restyle where we compare aftermarket Head Units for Jeep Wrangler JK models. We cover both “Restyle” or units with a screen bigger than 7″ which usually is accompanied by a restyling or change to OEM dash plastics and also compare them to many popular Double DIN sized units. In my Vendor Impressions post I share personal viewpoints of the brands listed below gathered either from personal product experience or from a Vendors online presence, unit data availability and responses to and/or ease of communication. Hopefully this insight proves useful in your product decisions. In the table below I outline many of the specifications and technical aspects of the units that I (1) either researched prior to my final product decision and purchase (2) have been constantly compared to as I’ve shared features and experience of the unit I bought or (3) are significant vendors in the Restyle product category that I disqualified out of hand in my pre-purchase research for one or more of my 4 primary criteria listed in my Product Purchase Philosophy post.

Brand Dasaita Seicane AIMTOM Alpine
Model # HA2158-MAX6 HA2158-V840-8 HA2158-S720 H201G S301171F AMJK-101AD X209-WRA-OR i209-WRA
JK Fit 2011-2018 2011-2018 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2016 2015-2018 2011-2018 2011-2017
‘Restyle’ Unit? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android OS 9.0 9.0 7.1.1 / 7.1.2 8.0 7.1.2 Not Specified N/A N/A
OS Support/ Updates XDA-Dev Contributor XDA-Dev Contributor XDA-Dev Unknown Unknown Unknown Limited Limited
PRICE / SOURCE
US Source/Price
Ebay Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search Ebay Search
China / Factory Source AliExpress.com Product – 10.2″ ips Android 9.0 Car GPS Radio for jeep wrangler 2011-2016 with PX6 DSP 4+64GB Auto Stereo Multimedia AliExpress.com Product – Android 8.0 car radio gps player for jeep wrangler 2011-2016 with Octa core PX5 4G RAM 32G ROM wifi 4g usb Dasaita 10.2″ Android 7.1 Car GPS Player Navi for Jeep Wrangler 2015 2016 2G+16G Quad Core Seicane 10.1” Android 8.0 Car Radio GPS 2011-2016 JEEP Wrangler Seicane 10.1 inch Android 7.1 Car Radio GPS Navi for 2011-2016 JEEP Wrangler Bluetooth Support 4G 3G WIFI Digital TV TPMS
SPECIFICATIONS
CPU PX6 RK3399 PX5 Cortex-A53 PX3 Cortex-A9 PX5 Cortex-A53 T8 A7 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
CPU Cores 6 8 4 8 8 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
CPU Clock 1.8 GHz 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz Not Specified Not Specified Not
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 2 GB 4 GB Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Storage/ROM 64 GB 32 GB 16 GB 32 GB 32 GB Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Screen Size 10.2″ 10.2″ 10.2″ 10.1″ 10.1″ 10.1″ 9″ 9″
Screen Type IPS IPS IPS IPS Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Resolution 1024*600 1024*600 1024*600 1024*600 1024*600 1024*600 800 x 480 800 x 480
CD/DVD Optional Yes No
Output power 200W 200W 200W 180W 180W 200W 200W 200W
Speaker output 4*50W Max 4*50W Max 4*50W Max 4*45W Max 4*45W Max 4*50W Max 4*50W Max 4*50W Max
Amplifier Chip TDA7850 TDA7850 TDA7850 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified CEA-2006
EQ Bands 15 9 9 9? 9? 9 9
Radio Chip NXP 6686 NXP 6686 NXP 6686 Philips 6625 Philips 6624 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
RDS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Specified Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 – Realtek 8723
(HFP/A2DP)
4.0 – Realtek 8723
(HFP/A2DP)
4.0 – Realtek 8723
(HFP/A2DP)
HFP/A2DP HFP/A2DP HFP/A2DP 2.1+EDR (HFP/A2DP) 2.1+EDR (HFP/A2DP)
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NO NO
3G Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
4G LTE Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
GPS GPS + Glonass GPS + Glonass GPS + Glonass GPS GPS GPS GPS GPS
SD Slot Yes up to 64 GB Yes up to 64 GB Yes – up to 64 GB Yes – up to 32 GB Yes – up to 32 GB Not Specified NO NO
USB Ports 3 3 3 3 2 2? 1 1
CAN Module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steering Wheel Controls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Button LED Colors Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Fixed Fixed Not Specified Fixed Fixed
Vehicle Lighting Control No No No No No No Optional KAC-001 Optional KAC-001
Water Resistance Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified IP53 IP53
SYSTEM OPTIONS
TV Tuner Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
DVR Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
TPMS Display Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified If Supported If Supported
DAB+ Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
ODBII/Torque Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Not Specified NO NO
SiriusXM/Sat Radio Optional as AUX input Optional as AUX input Optional as AUX input Optional as AUX input Optional as AUX input Not Specified Ready Ready
PHONE COMPATIBILITY (in addition to Bluetooth Hands-Free/A2DP)
Mirror Link Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes? Yes Yes
Car Play Optional Optional Optional Optional ? Not Specified Yes Yes
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
RCA Audio outputs 4 4 4 4 4 Not Specified 4 4
RCA Subwoofer outputs 1 1 1 1 1 Not Specified 2 2
RCA Video outputs 2 2 2 2 2 Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
HDMI Video Outputs 1 0 1 0 0 Not Specified 1 1
HDMI Video Inputs 0 0 0 0 0 Not Specified 1 1
RCA Audio inputs 2 2 2 2 2 Not Specified NO NO
RCA Video inputs 1 1 1 1 1 Not Specified NO NO
RCA Camera inputs 1 1 1 1 1 Not Specified Optional Optional
Microphone input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Specified Yes Yes
GPS Antenna Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Specified Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Antenna Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Specified NO NO
NAVIGATION SUPPORT
Navigation Included iGo w/ traffic iGo w/ traffic ‘3D GPS Nav’ ‘3D GPS Nav’ Not Specified iGo & HERE No, CarPlay/MirrorLink
Nav Card 8GB 8GB N/A (iNAND) N/A (iNAND) Not Specified No N/A

The specs were derived from vendor sale sites, manufacturer data, instruction/installation PDFs and other technical sources I could find. I actually tend to lower my opinion of a unit when technical specs are not specified which you’ll see throughout the comparisons. Dasaita, Seicane and Joying seemed to list the best technical data about their units where the US vendors Alpine and Insane Jeep Audio, together with AIMTOM were all very vague when it came to the particulars of their units. Feel free to comment below if you see citations that are incorrect or if you might know of sources to help me complete the ‘Not Specified’ fields…