Summary: I have installed two of these DNX-6160's. I also have two of the previous 2009 models, the DNX-6140's. I have encouraged others to buy Kenwood Nav receivers based on their functionality and features along with a fairly good experience (I post to a handful of automotive forums).
Summary: The good... has a volume knob, enough power/good sound, decent display, and has a lot of features. The bad: incredibly POOR user interface. Very hard to use while driving. Needs a lot of expensive options to use all features like HD radio, XM, traffic for nav Takes 30 seconds to boot.
Summary: I purchased this unit based on favorable reviews that I read on Amazon and other sites. However, after purchasing this unit and having it installed by an authorized Kenwood dealer (Best Buy), I began to have difficulties with the unit's iPod operation, touch screen, video display, etc.
Summary: I purchased the Kenwood DNX8180 last year. I had it installed by Best Buy with several other accessories (camera... We had difficulty operating the unit at first. The touch screen did not work well. We had it checked by Best Buy but they said it was okay. It is not okay. The touch screen is awful.
Awesome Unit DNX-6160 Love this Unit!!!! Amaaaaaaaazing!!!
Ali Saadat, Amazon
7 May 2011
Summary: I am not sure why people have problems with their units but I have to say it was their bad Luck that they bought a Faulty Unit. This is an Awesome Unit. The reason I bought this was because of its GPS, Bluetooth, and iPod/iPhone features.
Summary: First off, I purchased a Jensen VM9414 and was going to buy another one when I ran across a good deal with this unit. I will be comparing to a Jensen product. There is definitely no comparing the Navigation part of this unit.
Summary: Do you expect the Kenwood 6160 to work fully with your iPhone 4? That's what I'd like to know. But good luck getting any clear information on that subject. The iPhone 4 has been out for 4-5 months and there doesn't seem to be any acknowledgement or response by Kenwood and other auto units that...
Nice new interface, but Garmin ruined an excellent unit
Simpleton Peck, Amazon
26 February 2011
Summary: Had this unit and returned it right away. I have had a 5120 and 5140 unit and when I saw the 6160 interface I was blown away. Much cleaner and easier to navigate. Always loved the garmin gps. That was the main reasons I always went with Kenwood.
Summary: I have purchased it and installed it professionally by local radio shop in my Hyundai Tucson, 5 months later sound function stopped working. Shop says that unit is bad and needs to be replaced. Garmin says warranty only 3 months. I would not buy it again.