Don't care for Uconnect? We've got just the thing.
FCA's Ram Trucks brand made waves a couple of years back with the reveal of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, which features arguably the best-looking, most comfortable interior in the light-duty truck segment. The centerpiece of that interior is an available 12-inch infotainment screen, which has been a hit with journalists and customers alike.
Unfortunately, any hopes that a similarly large screen might makes it way into Jeep's lineup have so far been unfulfilled. A third-party aftermarket manufacturer, AAMP Global, wants to rectify that with a new plug-and-play infotainment system on a big, 10-inch screen for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT.
The biggest factory infotainment screen offered in either the current Wrangler or Gladiator measures 8.4 inches diagonally, making the AAMP "Stinger Heigh10" a not-insignificant increase in screen area. The system doesn't run Fiat Chrysler's proprietary Uconnect system, of course, instead utilizing its own third-party infotainment software, but it's designed to retain all factory features, including all high-definition exterior cameras, climate control, safety chimes, seat and wheel heating, and plenty more.
Even more important is what the Heigh10 adds: inputs for up to four additional exterior cameras, a more powerful audio amplifier, an expanded 15-band audio equalizer, and on-screen access to vehicle data like pitch and roll. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available features, too, which is great news if you use your phone for navigation and audio streaming.
Crucially, the AAMP Stinger Heigh10 maintains a clean, good-as-factory appearance; it doesn't look out of place or chintzy like so many aftermarket infotainment systems and head units. Of course, quality comes at a price; the Singer Heigh10 is expensive for an aftermarket audio unit, ringing the bell at $1,599.99 before tax. If you're coming from Jeep's 8.4-inch Uconnect screen and just looking for a bit more screen real estate, it might not be worth the expense.
If, however, you're coming from Jeep's 7-inch screen, or you really want to add extra exterior cameras, elevate your listening experience, or have access to vehicle data like pitch and roll, the Stinger Heigh10 is right up your alley.