Below are the top 5 aftermarket AV/receivers (with or without navigation) in the U.S. based on dollar sales through May, according to the NPD Group.
Compared to last year, Kenwood won a much stronger position, reversing roles with Pioneer. This year, four of the top five decks in dollar sales to consumers were from Kenwood and one was from Pioneer. Last year the numbers were in reverse proportion.
The top selling multimedia deck through May in dollars was the Kenwood DMX7705S. The AV/deck has no CD/DVD player. It has short chassis to fit into more cars. It sports a 6.95-inch touch screen and built in CarPlay and Android Auto. A current everyday price is around $349.
The second top seller is the Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto wireless. It has a 6.94-inch display, HD Radio, WebLink and Miracast plus DVD player. It has a current everyday price around $695.
The full results on the top 5 AV decks compared to last year are as follows:
Jan. – May 2019
Jan. – May 2018
Source: The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, in-dash video receivers, in-dash & portable navigation with fixed mount, based on dollar sales, Jan.-May