Summary: The Alpine CDE-141 won't blow you away with bells and whistles, but this entry-level car stereo gets the basics right at a competitive price.
Pros: The Alpine CDE-141 covers the audio-source bases with CD playback, AM/FM radio, and USB and auxiliary inputs located on the faceplate for easy access. iPhone 5 and iPod users will appreciate the CDE-141's native compatibility with Apple's devices.
Cons: The 10-character display means that almost every song title will have to scroll. Alpine doesn't include a case for the detachable faceplate.