Best Android Headunit for a FIAT Ducato

Also Citroen Jumper and the Peugeot Boxer vans

2008-2015
Fiat Ducato
Citroen Jumper
Peugeot Boxer


All these vans are based on the same platform and will use the same Android headunit.

Custom Fit

A custom-fit android headunit for the Ducato/Jumper/Boxer vans will need a plastic fascia to make up for the curve of the dashboard. You will also need the CAN BUS adaptor to integrate the vehicle information into the Android headunit. Factory-fit cables are specific to the platform used to make the Ducato, Jumper, and Boxer vans.

Custom fascia for the van

A factory-style fascia with custom-made Ducato android headunits makes the finished installation look much more professional. It is only a small plastic curved molding, but these plastic moldings make a real difference to the ‘made to fit’ look over the ‘I made it fit’ look you see with the universals.

Available Addons

This Android Headunit is compatible with:

Universal Reversing Cameras,
360-degree camera views,
DAB+ Radio upgrade,
GPS Sat-Nav with Google Maps or Waze,
Aftermarket Steering Wheel Controls (SWC),
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS),
OBD2 engine diagnostics,
4G Mobile Data,
Digital TV (DVB-T2).

All the Android Head Units come with wifi and GPS as standard built-in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth connectivity is essential for driving safely.

Bluetooth calling for Fiat Ducato, Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer vans with android headunit

Reversing camera

Reversing camera input is standard, and it can support the enhanced 360-degree 4-camera system for added visibility during tricky maneuvers.

CAN BUS

THE CAN BUS box supplied with the custom-fit Ducato android headunits is programmed to speak the same language as your van. The Android integration becomes much closer to recognizing vehicle speed, lights on/off, remote steering wheel controls, and some factory-installed systems (depending on model). This automatic integration over the vehicle CAN BUS simplifies installation. No need to track down and splice into wires in the loom to pick up the signals the android headunit needs because they are covered by the CAN BUS.

DSP

DSP will help tune the soundstage of your Android headunit when fitted in the Fiat Ducato. Read our ‘What is a DSP‘ post for further information.

Factory plugs and sockets

The custom-fit Ducato android headunit has factory plugs and sockets for quick and easy installation. Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer use the same connections, and this, along with the CAN BUS box supplied, makes the installation much more straightforward. Some of the same the Ducato custom fit android headunit install is ‘plug and play.’

Specifications

Specifications vary wildly in Android headunits; picking the right one can be difficult. Fakes and Junk are common and pass themselves off as a good purchase. Current higher specifications for a modern Android headunit that will run all the modern apps you need include the PX6 processor and 4 GB RAM.

common format, great processor

A speedy processor currently available for an Android headunit is the Rockchip PX6. The 10″ Android headunit models reviewed here use that processor. The 10″ screen format is widespread and is used with many different and much less capable Android headunits. It can be difficult to tell the fast from the slow just by looking at the screen.

Overall

If you want a custom fit android headunit for your Ducato 2008-2015 or Citroen Jumper or the Peugeot Boxer, form the same platform years. Avoid the Junk, and see our best choice for the Ducato android headunit here. With a PX6 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, and custom fit, it ticks all the boxes.

Review

Quick Review Summary

Fiat Ducato Custom Fit android Headunit

Positives

  • Factory fit
  • Hexacore PX6
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Easy to install
  • Fast performance
  • Well proven platform
  • CAN BUS box supplied
  • Large screen area
  • Has DSP

Negatives

  • Not quite the latest processor
  • No physical volume control knob

Overall

  • Speed: 4/6
  • Value for money: 4/5
  • Ease of use: 4/5
  • Ease of installation: 5/5

If the look of a custom fit isn’t for you, or you prefer the popular ‘I fitted it myself’ look, or even you don’t want CAN BUS integration with your Ducato/Jumper/Boxer van, then have a look at our recommended 10″ PX6 4 GB based universal fit Android headunit.

Marshmallow
Marshmallow
I am an android-headunits.com staff blogger. I have been using Android on my devices for many years and have learned a lot about the features and best hardware to keep up with the latest Android versions. I also make the coffee ☕

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