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Which car models have Apple Carplay and Android Auto?

Which car models have Apple Carplay and Android Auto?

One day, we won't be able to imagine cars without touch screens. The technology is still new, but "infotainment" consoles get more popular every year, and more car companies are finding ways to embed computers in their dashboards. The screen was originally designed for basic navigation and to prevent people from constantly checking their phones while driving.

Most consoles work best with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, two systems that connect your car to music, navigation, streaming audio and myriad communications. These two systems have been a hit with consumers, and they will likely become standard features in coming years.

Until then, you may be wondering which cars are CarPlay- and Android-compatible and which are not. We've compiled a handy list of makes and models that have embraced the new technology.

But first, what's the difference between Android Auto and Apple CarPlay? How do they compare?

Android Auto

Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. It has a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls and voice actions. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

Android Auto isn't actually a standalone unit; it's mostly a touch screen built into the car's dashboard. You have to link up an Android gadget with a USB cable to make it work. This is also how Apple's CarPlay works.

That's a little annoying, but it does have a privacy advantage. There's no Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection for passing hackers to snoop on. Plus, if your car is broken into or stolen, the thieves won't get a full Android system with your information in it. Everything is stored in your phone that you'll probably take with you.

Once your gadget is plugged in, you can control it via the touch screen, dashboard and steering wheel buttons and voice commands. The screen displays a driver-friendly version of the Android apps you want to use while driving. Even the GPS on your phone works with Android Auto and you don't have to pay a fee for updated maps.

Android Auto disables apps it feels might be unsafe to use while driving. You mostly get access to navigation, radio or select music apps and voice calling. It does let you interact with Google Now as well for personal assistant features.

While those limitations might annoy some people, they can easily get around them by unplugging their phone, it will hopefully help people drive safer.

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is designed to automatically sync with your iPhone so that you can safely use your phone in your car.

Basically, CarPlay allows drivers to use certain apps through an in-dash display, rather than on the phone itself. In fact, the system syncs up to the designated phone without having to remove it from your purse or pocket.

You can get directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music. This allows you to use your iPhone while staying safe and focusing on the road. All you have to do is connect your phone with a USB cable.

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the car's controls, buttons, knobs, touchpad or touch screen. Apps themselves have also been redesigned for the car, so you can use them while you're driving.

  • Voice control - To activate Siri voice control, press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel.
  • Touch control - If your CarPlay-equipped vehicle has a touch screen, you can use it to control CarPlay.
  • Knobs and Controls - CarPlay also works with the knobs, dials or buttons in the car. If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay.

One of the best features with CarPlay is being able to listen to your own music. You can access all of your content from iTunes, your Apple Music membership, and additional audio apps using your car's built-in controls.

Or just tell Siri what you would like to hear. You can also enjoy For You and Browse from Apple Music. Artists, songs and albums are handpicked by experts, plus selections based on your preferences show up right on your display.

Currently, there are over 100 vehicle models that support Apple CarPlay. There are also some aftermarket stereo systems to which you can add CarPlay.

Apple CarPlay

Acura

2017 NSX

Audi

2017 A3
2017 A4
2017 A5
2017 Q2
2017 Q7
2017 TT

Bentley

2017 Bentayga

BMW

2017 2 Series
2017 3 Series
2017 4 Series
2017 6 Series
2017 7 Series
2017 X3
2017 X4
2017 X5
2017 X6

Buick

2016 LaCrosse
2016 Regal

Cadillac

2016 ELR
2016 - 2017 ATS
2016 - 2017 ATS-V
2016 - 2017 CTS
2016 - 2017 CTS-V
2016 - 2017 CT6
2016 - 2017 Escalade/ESV
2016 - 2017 XTS
2017 XT5

Chevrolet

2016 Camaro
2016 Camaro Convertible
2016 Colorado
2016 Corvette
2016 Corvette Convertible
2016 Cruze
2016 Impala
2016 Malibu
2016 Silverado
2016 Silverado HD
2016 Spark
2016 Suburban
2016 Tahoe
2016 Volt
2017 Bolt
2017 Sonic

Chrysler

2017 300

Citroën

2016 Berlingo Multispace
2016 C3
2016 C4
2016 C5

Dodge

2017 Challenger
2017 Charger

DS

2016 DS 3
2016 DS 3 Cabrio
2016 DS 4
2016 DS 5

Ferrari

2016 488 GTB
2016 488 Spider
2016 California T
2016 F12 Berlinetta
2016 F12 tdf
2016 FF
2017 GTC4Lusso

Ford

2017 C-MAX
2017 Edge
2017 Escape
2017 Expedition
2017 Explorer
2017 F-150
2017 Fiesta
2017 Flex
2017 Focus
2017 Fusion
2017 Mustang
2017 Super Duty
2017 Taurus
2017 Transit
2017 Transit Connect

Genesis

2017 Genesis G80

GMC

2016 - 2017 Canyon
2016 - 2017 Sierra
2016 - 2017 Yukon
2016 - 2017 Yukon XL
2017 Acadia

Holden

2016 Captiva
2016 Insignia
2016 Spark
2017 Colorado

Honda

2016 Accord
2016 Civic
2017 Ridgeline

Hyundai

2015 - 2016 Genesis Sedan
2015 - 2017 Azera
2015 - 2017 Sonata
2016 - 2017 Elantra GT
2016 - 2017 Tucson
2016 - 2017 Veloster
2017 Elantra
2017 IONIQ
2017 Santa Fe
2017 Santa Fe Sport

Kia

2016 Optima
2017 Cadenza
2017 Forte5
2017 Sorento
2017 Sportage

Lamborghini

2017 Centenario

Lincoln

2017 MKC
2017 MKS
2017 MKT
2017 MKX
2017 MKZ
2017 Navigator
2017 Continental

Mercedes

2016 A-Class
2016 B-Class
2016 CLA-Class
2016 CLS-Class
2016 E-Class Cabriolet
2016 E-Class Coupe
2016 GLA-Class
2016 GLE-Class

Mitsubishi

2016 Pajero
2016 Pajero Sport
2017 Mirage
2017 Mirage G4

Nissan

2017 Maxima

Opel

2016 Adam
2016 Astra
2016 Corsa
2016 Insignia
2016 KARL

Peugeot

2016 208
2016 Partner Tepee

Porsche

2017 718
2017 911
2017 Panamera
2017 Macan
2017 Cayenne

Seat

2016 Alhambra
2016 Ibiza
2016 Leon
2016 Toledo
2017 Ateca

Škoda

2016 Fabia
2016 Octavia
2016 Rapid
2016 Superb
2016 Yeti

Subaru

2017 Impreza

Suzuki

2016 Baleno
2016 Ciaz
2016 SX4 S-CROSS
2016 Vitara

Vauxhall

2016 Adam
2016 Astra
2016 Corsa
2016 Insignia
2016 Viva

Volkswagen

2016 Beetle
2016 Beetle Cabrio
2016 CC
2016 e-Golf
2016 Fox
2016 Golf
2016 Golf R
2016 Golf SportWagen
2016 GTI
2016 Jetta
2016 Lamando
2016 Passat
2016 Polo
2016 Scirocco
2016 Sharan
2016 Spacefox
2016 Tiguan
2016 Touran

Volvo

2016 XC90
2017 S90
2017 V90

Android Auto

Acura

2017 NSX

Audi

2016 Q7
2017 A3
2017 A4
2017 A5 Coupé
2017 A6
2017 A7
2017 Q2
2017 Q5
2017 R8
2017 TT

Buick

2016 LaCrosse
2016 Regal

Cadillac

2016 ATS
2016 ATS Coupe
2016 ATS-V
2016 CTS
2016 CTS-V
2016 ELR
2016 CT6
2016 Escalade
2016 Escalade ESV
2016 XTS
2017 XT5

Chevrolet

2016 Camaro
2016 Camaro Convertible
2016 Colorado
2016 Corvette
2016 Corvette Convertible
2016 Cruze
2017 Cruze Hatchback
2016 Impala
2016 Malibu
2016 Silverado
2016 Silverado HD
2016 Tahoe
2016 Volt
2016 Suburban
2016 Spark

Ford

2017 Escape
2017 Expedition
2017 Explorer
2017 Fusion
2017 Mustang
2017 Super Duty
2017 Transit

Genesis

2017 G80

GMC

2016 Canyon
2016 Sierra
2016 Yukon
2016 Yukon XL

Holden

2016 Captiva

Honda

2016 Civic
2016 Accord

Hyundai

2015 Azera
2015 Genesis
2015 Sonata
2016 Sonata
2016 Elantra GT
2016 Veloster
2016 Tucson
2016 Sonata Hybrid
2016 Sonata PHEV
2016 Azera
2016 Genesis
2017 Azera 2017 Elantra
2017 Elantra GT
2017 Sonata
2017 Sonata Hybrid
2017 Sonata PHEV
2017 Santa Fe
2017 Santa Fe (Sport)
2017 Tucson
2017 Veloster

Kenwood

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Kia

2014 – 2016 Soul 1
2015 Optima 1
2015 – 2016 Optima Hybrid 1
2015 – 2016 Optima Plug-in Hybrid 1
2015 – 2016 Sedona 1
2015 – 2016 Soul EV 1
2016 Optima
2016 Sorento 1
2017 Forte
2017 Optima Hybrid
2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid
2017 Sedona
2017 Soul
2017 Soul EV
2017 Sorento
2017 Sportage

Lincoln

2017 Continental
2017 MKC
2017 MKZ
2017 MKZ Hybrid

Maserati

2017 Levante
2017 Ghibli
2017 Quattroporte

Mercedes-Benz

2017 A-Class
2017 B-Class
2017 CLA Coupe
2017 CLA Shooting Brake
2017 CLS Coupe
2017 CLS Shooting Brake
2017 E-Class Cabriolet
2017 E-Class Coupe
2017 E-Class Sedan
2017 E-Class Wagon
2017 GLA
2017 GLE
2017 GLE Coupe

Mitsubishi

2016 Pajero
2016 Pajero Sport
2017 Mirage G4

Opel

2016 ADAM
2016 KARL
2016 Corsa
2016 Astra 1
2016 Insignia 1

Pioneer

2015 AVIC-8100NEX
2015 AVIC-7100NEX
2015 AVH-4100NEX
2015 AVIC-F77DAB
2015 AVIC-F70DAB
2015 AVH-X8700BT
2015 AVH-X8750BT
2015 AVIC-F70TV
2015 AVIC-F70BT
2015 AVH-X8790BT
2016 AVIC-8200NEX
2016 AVIC-7200NEX
2016 AVH-4200NEX
2016 AVIC-F88DAB
2016 AVIC-F80DAB
2016 AVH-X8800BT
2016 AVH-X8850BT
2016 AVIC-F80TV
2016 AVIC-F80BT
2016 AVH-X8890BT

Seat

2016 Alhambra
2016 Ateca
2016 Ibiza
2016 León
2016 Toledo

Skoda

2016 Fabia
2016 Fabia Combi
2016 Octavia
2016 Octavia Combi
2016 Rapid
2016 Rapid Spaceback
2016 Superb
2016 Superb Combi
2016 Yeti
2017 Kodiaq

Vauxhall

2016 ADAM
2016 VIVA
2016 Corsa
2016 Astra 1
2016 Insignia

Volkswagen

2016, 2017 Beetle
2016, 2017 Beetle Cabriolet
2016, 2017 CC
2017 Fox
2017 CrossFox
2017 Gol
2016, 2017 Golf
2016, 2017 Golf Sportsvan
2016, 2017 Golf Cabriolet
2016, 2017 Golf Variant
2016, 2017 Jetta
2016, 2017 NMS-Passat
2016, 2017 Passat
2016, 2017 Passat Variant
2016, 2017 Polo
2017 Saveiro
2016, 2017 Scirocco
2016, 2017 Sharan
2016, 2017 Tiguan
2016, 2017 Touran
2017 Voyage

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