Tag: Generation Y

Upgrade the Audio in your 2010 Ford Focus

Upgrade the Audio 2010 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus ranks in at number 5 of the most popular cars for Generation Y. It is proudly the only domestic car on the top 10 cars list in our previous blog. With a great new look, excellent price tag, and domestic pride, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Ford Focus is the exciting and colorful interior. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the 2010 Ford Focus.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Ford Focus comes standard with a factory Double DIN Radio. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Dash Kit Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-5816 Axxess XSVI-5520-NAV
Scosche Scosche FD1437B

Both of the dash kit listed above will allow for the installation of a single or double DIN stereo. With freedom to choose a single or double DIN, Focus owners are free to choose just about any Car Stereo they like.

Don’t forget the Antenna Adapter! Use the Metra 40-CR10 or the Scosche CRAB to connect your new stereo to your factory radio antenna.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock Ford speakers might sound good, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Ford Focus sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Focus.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6″ x 8″ 4″
Rear Speakers 6″ x 8″ 6″
Subwoofer 10″ 4″

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Ford Focus:

Retain your Steering Wheel Controls

Upgrading the audio system does not mean losing any features. That means that the steering wheel controls will need to be retained and connected to the new stereo. Axxess has made it easy with an automatically programming interface. Use the Axxess ASWC to keep the convenience of these steering wheel controls and enable them to work with your new stereo.

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, i recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speakers sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim.

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Upgrade the Audio in your 2010 Toyota Yaris

Upgrade the Audio 2010 Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris ranks in at number 4 of the most popular cars for those born after 1982. With Toyota reliability, an affordable price tag, and a roomy interior, it is easy to see why this car is among the best selling vehicles for Generation Y. One of the best things about the Toyota Yaris is the excellent gas mileage. In this blog, we discuss some of the more popular audio upgrades that can be installed in the 2010 Toyota Yaris.

Upgrade the Stereo

The 2010 Toyota Yaris factory radio can be replaced with a Single DIN car stereo. To replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket one, use one of the following dash kits and wiring harnesses.

Manufacturer Dash Kit Standard Wiring Harness
Metra Electronics Metra 99-8216 Metra 70-1761
Scosche Scosche TA2077B Scosche TA02B

Both of the dash kit listed above will allow for the installation of a single DIN stereo with a pocket. With freedom to choose any single DIN, Yaris owners are free to choose any of these Single DIN Car Stereos.

Upgrade your Speakers

While those stock Yaris speakers might sound okay, installing some aftermarket speakers will make your Toyota Yaris sound great! The following speaker information from the Metra Online Vehicle Fitment Guide can be used to find the right pair of speakers for your Yaris.

Location Size Depth
Front Speakers 6-1/2″ 4″
Rear Speakers 6″ x 9″ 5″

Speakers and subwoofers that fit the Toyota Yaris:

Note: The Metra VFG was used to determine the vehicle speaker sizes in this blog. Due to different trims on cars, I highly recommend calling a Sonic Electronix rep to confirm that the speakers sizes and DIN sizes are compatible with your trim. This guide was also designed for Yaris’ without the Power Package.

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Top 10 Most Popular Cars for Generation Y

Top Cars for Generation Y

The youth of America is growing up and starting to drive and they are learning to drive a little bit differently than the rest of American drivers. While the laws of the road are the same, the vehicles are completely different. Learning to drive with a domestic automobile is practically a thing of the past because America’s youth (and those buying the cars) are beginning to prefer foreign automakers.

According to the automotive site TrueCar, these young drivers are purchasing foreign cars. In fact, the top 10 cars purchased by those in the age range of 18-27 are all foreign. While the Ford Focus was in the top 10 cars list, not a single domestic car manufacturer made the top 10 brands list.

Aftermarket auto parts and electronics manufacturers can use this information to focus on making equipment specifically for the cars below. Those that already own one of these cars can be confident that they will always have a great selection of aftermarket products to install. For more information on what the speaker sizes are for these cars, visit the Sonic Electronix Speakers Fit Guide. Speakers are only the start of a long list of vehicle upgrades that could be made with these cars.

Top 10 Cars for Generation Y

  1. Scion tC ($18,995)
  2. Mitsubishi Lancer ($20,670)
  3. Honda Civic Si ($22,975)
  4. Toyota Yaris Sedan ($13,915)
  5. Ford Focus Coupe ($17,365)
  6. Scion xD ($15,830)
  7. Volkswagen GLI ($25,365)
  8. Subaru Impreza ($19,220)
  9. Kia Forte ($15,690)
  10. Toyota Corolla ($16,660)

Top 10 Brands for Generation Y

  1. Scion (21.2%)
  2. Mitsubishi (20.3%)
  3. Mazda (10.7%)
  4. Nissan (9.8%)
  5. Volkswagen (9.6%)
  6. Kia (9.1%)
  7. Hyundai (8.6%)
  8. Honda (8.0%)
  9. Toyota (7.6%)
  10. Subaru (7.3%)

Who are the Drivers of Generation Y?

The Generation Y drivers are the drivers of the future. They were born in 1982 and after. Sometimes Gen Y will be referred to as the Millennial Generation, Generation Next, Net Generation, or the Echo Boomers. Since these drivers are just starting to drive, they will be on the roads for the next 60, 70, or even 80 years. It is best to get used to driving with Generation Y because they are going to be on the road for a long time.

* Top 10 Cars shown with vehicle MSRP
** Top 10 Brands shown with percentage of buyers in Gen Y

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