Questions on 'Premium Audio' and upgrading head

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    Questions on 'Premium Audio' and upgrading head

    We're interested in getting the XV Crosstrek Limited, but we'd like the premium audio package for the improved speakers and Subwoofer. However, I don't ever see that included with any of the limiteds at dealerships, only on the Premium trim? Is it included with the LImited trim?

    Second, I'm underwhelmed by the included receiver and are not interested in a Navigation system as I prefer to use Google Maps with my phone. What is the best way to go about this and do you have any suggestion for after market receivers that would be a nice upgrade?


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    The Premium Audio does not include the upgraded Kicker speakers and subwoofer. The Premium Audio includes the upgraded 7" Starlink head unit which is standard on the 15 Limited. The Kicker speakers and subwoofer are an extra option by themselves. Upgrading to the Kicker speakers do make a very noticeable difference.
    2015 XV Crosstrek Premium w/Eyesight and Premium Audio
    Kicker speakers, Curt Hitch, Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack, J-Style Malone Kayak Rack

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    Or for the same money, get a real amp for under the seat (either one), get some Polk dB series, and you're set. If you're doing a DYI, then the Kickers might be easier (but would still recommend an amp).

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    And Alpine has a nice 8" self powered sub that will go under the passenger seat for $299.00 or less if you can find someone willing to deal(got mine for $239.00). Not the most powerful, but at 125 watts, not a slouch either.
    "Tora" the Orange XV, K&N drop in air filter, Focal 5.25 and 6.75" speakers and 1" Polk tweeters, Sport mesh grill, Primitave racing full skids, front license plate eliminator, Scan Guage II, 20mm rear sway bar, med. tint on front side windows.BORLA axel back exhaust, Cusco front strut bar.Cusco master cylinder brace, Cusco rear power brace. Kenwood DDX392 head unit, Alpine PWE-S8 self powered sub woofer, Alpine 50 watt X 4 compact amp, Fat mat in doors and Spare tire well...

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