Flagship In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 6.94˝ WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen Display
- Android Auto™ Wireless and Android Auto compatible
- Apple CarPlay® compatible using either wireless or wired connection
- WebLink® Compatible
- Built-in, highly detailed turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic
- Selectable Parking Assist Guidelines
Pioneer's NEX or Networked Entertainment eXperience line of receivers features a responsive and highly customizable user interface. The NEX models are designed especially for today's smart phone driven lifestyle.
Wireless or wired, the choice is yours
The AVIC-W8500NEX supports a cable free connection between your smartphone and the receiver using Wi-Fi® wireless connectivity. Now compatible with both Android Auto Wireless (available on Google Pixel and Nexus devices)¹ and Android Auto over USB, the AVIC-W8500NEX makes it easier than ever to connect. Android Auto¹ makes it easier to access your favorite navigation, media and communication apps on the road while minimizing distractions.
Compatibility with Apple CarPlay supports connecting to an iPhone® device using either a wireless connection or a wired USB connection.
Wi-Fi Certified Miracast™ provides additional wireless connectivity, enabling seamless display of multimedia content between compatible devices and the Pioneer receiver². More information is available at www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/miracast.
Now you no longer need to worry about taking your smartphone out of your bag or your pocket before you get into your car.
The AVIC-W8500NEX also features Android Auto, which extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed. It’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. Android Auto may not be available on all devices.
The AVIC-W8500NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone® in the car. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and verbally send and listen to messages with just a word or a touch. Apple CarPlay requires iPhone 5 or newer with the latest version of iOS.
Dual Back Up Camera Input Ready*
Dual Back up Camera inputs enable you to add a reverse (rear facing) camera and front facing camera that can assist with front and rear visibility, towing, or parking.
*Rear visibility systems (backup cameras) are required under federal regulations in certain new vehicles according to a phase-in schedule that began on May 1, 2016. Owners of vehicles equipped with compliant rear visibility systems should not install or use this product in a way that alters or disables that system’s compliance with applicable regulations. If you are unsure whether your vehicle has a rear visibility system subject to these regulations, please contact the vehicle manufacturer or dealer.
Future of Navigation
In addition to the Q2-18 mapping and turn-by-turn directions to a large database of Points-of-Interest, such as restaurants, gas stations and ATMs,. Pioneer's built-in navigation models offer detailed, reliable traffic and route guidance information to help you get where you want to go.
Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming
Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). Easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-W8500NEX without having to go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming (A2DP) with artist, album, and song search*, simple pairing, and control audio (AVRCP profile), Bluetooth® wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient.
The AVIC-W8500NEX with Bluetooth also includes superior call quality reception using Wideband Speech Handsfree Profile 1.6. Wideband Speech nearly doubles the bandwidth of frequencies of a normal Bluetooth call (when compared to calls without Wideband Speech)**.
Other features include the ability to browse music libraries on smartphones wirelessly.
*Search functions vary by phone.
**Call quality depends on wireless provider’s support of HFP 1.6.
A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience
Pandora is compatible with Apple iOS, as well as Android devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or Android device, connect to the AVIC-W8500NEX and take your music to the next level.
For more information and to sign up for a free account, visit pandora.com.Learn More
Power of Siri® Eyes Free
Users of an iPhone® with Siri can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality. With a simple touch of the NEX touchscreen, Siri starts listening through the NEX unit's external microphone and answers your questions and requests over the vehicle's speakers, helping you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
Navigate with Confidence
The AVIC-W8500NEX offers a comprehensive map database from HERE® covering the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, enabling users to route to millions of destinations.
As a component of the Naviextras feature, the AVIC-W8400NEX ensures that you have the most recent map database available for this receiver at the time of purchase.
Customers who purchase Pioneer NEX products from authorized Pioneer dealers are eligible to update to the latest available map database free of charge during the first 45 days of operation (from the unit’s first receipt of an active GPS signal). To update the map database, visit Naviextras' website to download the Naviextras Toolbox.
The built-in traffic tuner provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination to avoid traffic congestion.
There is no subscription cost and no annoying on-screen advertisements. With our traffic tuner, now you are ready to navigate stress-free!
Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are
The AVIC-W8500NEX is SiriusXM- Ready® so you can get over 140 channels, including commercial-free music, plus the best sports and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM programming is received through the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).
Simply connect a SiriusXM SXV300 tuner to the Pioneer receiver and receive additional features like TuneMix™, SportsFlash™ and Traffic and Weather Now™. To learn more or to purchase the tuner, visit SiriusXM.
More Music. More Stations. More Features. Digital Sounds. No Subscriptions.
The AVIC-W8500NEX features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, which allows you to enjoy your radio in an all-new way. Besides broadcasting in clear digital quality, many stations offer extra local FM channels so you can enjoy more music, news, and sports – all 100% subscription FREE! Your FM stations now with near CD-quality sound (on single channel stations), AM stations now in stereo and sounding like FM stations, and crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion.
With HD Radio, you'll also see song titles, album art, and station information and be able to tag new discoveries.
For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcasting in the United States:
Dual Zone Entertainment
The AVIC-W8500NEX allows rear seat passengers to enjoy audio or video content on additional rear seat monitors and headphones, even while the front passenger and driver listen to audio from other sources or operate navigation functions simultaneously.
Keep your factory features and expand your level of in-vehicle connectivity with Pioneer NEX and iDatalink Maestro RR. When your AVIC-W8500NEX receiver is installed in a compatible vehicle using the iDatalink Maestro RR interface (sold separately), you’ll be able to enjoy the performance and features of the AVIC-W8500NEX receiver plus touchscreen control over key factory audio features.
The AVIC-W8500NEX supports factory functions via the iDatalink Maestro RR interface including: Steering Wheel Controls, Media Player (including the factory AUX-in and USB ports), Hands-Free Telephone, Voice Commands, Satellite Radio, and Secondary Display Support.
USB Direct Control for iPhone
Pioneer's AVIC-W8500NEX is ready to roll with direct connectivity to your iPhone* for music and video via USB. Song, artist, time and album information are beautifully displayed on the touchscreen.
The system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1.5 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged.
* Requires iPhone 5 or newer. Compatibility with unit and operations may vary depending on iOS version
Enhanced User Interface
More advanced than ever before, NEX features a responsive, powerful and intuitive touchscreen user interface that is easy to use and highly customizable. Clearly, NEX is designed specifically for today’s smartphone and tablet-driven lifestyle. The NEX user interface has been updated with easy side-by-side layout customization, play/pause skip operation and larger album artwork.
Connect your compatible iOS or Android™ smartphone with NEX for a truly connected experience, bringing many of your favorite apps right into the dashboard and letting you communicate using advanced high-quality Bluetooth connectivity.
All NEX models feature built-in Bluetooth® that enables both hands-free calling and audio streaming. Including the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with Wideband Speech capability, NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during calls. When streaming music, NEX even lets you browse and select the media stored on your smartphone using the AVRCP 1.6 profile.
Sound Quality for All
Your car and your music are as unique as you are. With a Pioneer NEX in-dash receiver, sound quality features like built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment, 13-Band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe settings and built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and slopes provide you with the controls to tailor the listening experience to your vehicle and listening preferences. The CD-MC20 microphone is required for Auto EQ features and is sold separately.
Your love of high-res audio does not need to stop at the front door. Enjoy FLAC files in your vehicle without the need to convert. Pioneer's NEX in-dash receivers were the first in the industry to offer playback of files encoded as high-res FLAC up to 192kHz/24 bit and provide playback output at CD quality. With Pioneer, your high-res FLAC is no longer confined to your home hi-fi system - put your music on the move.
Caution: Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions before use. Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated both safely and legally in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death. Certain functions such as video playback and keyboard input are restricted through a parking brake interlock system.
Availability of non-Pioneer content and services, including apps and connectivity, may change without notice due to changes in operating systems, firmware or app versions; changes to, restrictions on or discontinuation of the service or service plans; non-Pioneer hardware changes; or other events.
1Android Auto Wireless or Android Auto may not be available on all devices.
2Video playback is enabled only when the vehicle is in park and the parking brake engaged.
- 6.94", 16:9
- WVGA (800 x 480)
- 5 Display Colors, 112 Key Colors
- 13 Backgrounds, Splash Screen
- HFP 1.6
- AVRCP 1.6
- 18 FM, 6 AM
- Wireless connection or wired USB connection
- Wired USB connection
- Wireless connection
- iPhone, Android
- iPhone, Android
Digital Media Playback
- DVD, CD, SD, USB
- DVD, CD, SD, USB
- DVD, CD, SD, USB
- SD, USB
- SD, USB
- DVD, CD
- DVD, CD
- DVD, CD, SD, USB
- DVD, CD
- DVD, CD, SD, USB
- 3 (4V)
- MOSFET 50W x 4
- LPF, HPF
- Dual, Rear (1.5 Amp)
- 2 (Audio/Video)
- English, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish, Portuguese
- 1 Year