Yes it faces up. The back of the box is mounted to the backside of the back seat...i made 2 slip brackets out of 3" of of 1x1 alum angle. That allows you to tilt it the way you want. If you look to the left side you will see the rear deck 6x9 speaker...it is tight but it fits perfectly. The box base is mounted on top of HVAC vibration isolation pads. Sounds great...I am sure it would sound better inside the car but I wanted it totally concealed and it thumps really hard.