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A Complete List of Cars with Apple CarPlay (plus How to Add Apple CarPlay in an Older Car)

A Complete List of Cars with Apple CarPlay (plus How to Add Apple CarPlay in an Older Car)

Gone are the days when cars are only bought for their engines and their seating capacity. More often than not, car shoppers are also putting the infotainment system in their priority list when selecting a car. For instance, if you are an iPhone user, you’ll likely be considering cars with Apple Carplay. With the ability to do everything your smartphone can, Apple CarPlay allows you to safely use apps, make a call, and integrate your favorite songs and podcasts seamlessly into your car. It does end there. There’s more.  


 

Of course, your car should be compatible with Apple CarPlay to enjoy this system. As long as you own an iPhone 5 or any later model, you can sync without any problem with the infotainment system every time you get into your car. 

What cars use Apple CarPlay?

 

Every major carmaker is offering models that support Apple CarPlay or is planning to introduce them. According to Apple’s website, there are more than 500 car models that support CarPlay. Here is a list of cars that comes with CarPlay.

 

Note: Keep in mind that some automakers charge additional fees for the feature, or leave you with no choice but to get an upper trim or certain models for you to unlock this feature.

 

Make  Model Make  Model 
Abarth

Acura

Alfa Romeo

Ashton Martin

Audi

Bentley

BMW

Cadillac

Chevrolet

Chrysler

Dodge

Ferrari

Fiat

Ford

Genesis

GMC

Honda

Hyundai

Infiniti

Jaguar

2017 – 2020 Abarth 595

2017 – 2020 Abarth 695

2019-on ILX

2018-on MDX

2017-on NSX

2019-on RDX

2018-on TLX

2018-on Giulia

2018-on Stelvio

2017-on DB9 Volante

2017-on Rapide

2017-on Vanquish

2017-on Vantage

2017-on A3

2017-on A4

2017-on A5

2017-on A6

2017-on A7

2019-on E-Tron

2019-on Q3

2018-on Q5

2017-on Q7

2019-on Q8

2017-on R8

2017-on TT

2017-on Bentayga

2019-on Continental

2017-on 2 Series

2017-on 3 Series

2017-on 4 Series

 2017-on 5 Series

2017-on 6 Series

2017-on 7 Series

2018-on i3

2019-on i8

2018-on X1

2018-on X2

2017-on X3

2017-on X4

2017-on X5

2017-on X6

2019-on Z4

2016-on ATS

2016-on ATS-V

2020-on CT4

2020-on CT5

2016-on CT6

2016-on CTS

2016-on CTS-V

2016 ELR

2016-on Escalade / ESV

2019-on XT4

2017-on XT5

2020-on XT6

2016-on XTS

2017-on Aveo

2019-on Blazer

2017-on Bolt EV

2016-on Camaro

2016-on Camaro Convertible

2016-on Colorado

2016-on Corvette

2016-on Corvette Convertible

2016-on Cruze

2018-on Equinox

2016-on Impala

2016-on Malibu

2016-on Silverado

2016-on Silverado HD

2017-on Sonic

2016-on Spark

2016-on Suburban

2016-on Tahoe

2021-on Trailblazer

2018-on Traverse

2017-on Trax

2016-on Volt

2017-on 300

2018-on Pacifica

2017-on Challenger

2017-on Charger

2018-on Durango

2016-on 488 GTB

2016-on 488 Spider

2018-on 812 Superfast

2016-on California T

2020-on F8 Tributo

2016-on F12 tdf

2016-on F12 Berlinetta

2016-on FF

2017-on GTC4Lusso

2018-on Portofino

2017-on 500

2017-on 500L

2018-on 500X

2017-on C-MAX

2020-on Bronco

2018-on EcoSport

2017-on Edge

2017-on Escape

2017-on Expedition

2017-on Explorer

 2017-on F-150

2017-on Fiesta

 2017-on Flex

2017-on Focus

2017-on Fusion

2017-on Mustang

2017-on Super Duty

 2017-on Taurus

2017-on Transit

2017-on Transit Connect

2019-on G70

2017-on G80

2019-on G90

2021-on GV80

2017-on Acadia

2016-on Canyon

2016-on Sierra

2018-on Terrain

2016-on Yukon

2016-on Yukon XL

2016-on Accord

2016-on Civic

2017-on CR-V

2018-on Fit

2019-on HR-V

2019-on Insight

2018-on Odyssey

2019-on Passport

2017-on Pilot

2017-on Ridgeline

2019-on Accent

2015-on Azera

2017-on Elantra

2016-on Elantra GT

2015-on Genesis

2017-on Ioniq

2017-on Kona

2020-on Palisade

2017-on Santa Fe

2017-on Santa Fe Sport

2019-on Santa Fe XL

2015-on Sonata

2016-on Tucson

2016-on Veloster

2020-on Q50

2020-on Q60

2020-on QX50

2020-on QX80

2019-on E-Pace

2019-on F-Pace

2019-on F-Type

2019-on I-Pace

2019-on XE

2019-on XF

2019-on XJ

Jeep

Kia

Lamborghini

Land Rover

Lexus

Lincoln

Maserati

Mazda

Mercedes-Benz

Mini

Mitsubishi

Nissan

Porsche

Ram

Subaru

Toyota

Volkswagen

Volvo

2017-on Compass

2020-on Gladiator

2018-on Grand Cherokee

2018-on Renegade

2018-on Wrangler

2017-on Cadenza

2017-on Forte

2017-on Forte5

2017-on Forte Koup

2018-on K900

2017-on Niro

2015-on Optima

2015-on Sedona

2017-on Sorento

2014-on Soul

2015-on Soul EV

2017-on Sportage

2018-on Stinger

2020-on Telluride

2017 Centenario

2019-on Huracan

2019-on Sian

2019-on Urus

2020-on Defender

2019-on Discovery

2019-on Discovery Sport

2019-on Evoque

2019-on Range Rover

2019-on Range Rover Sport

2019-on Velar

2019-on ES

 2019-on LC

 2019-on LS

 2019-on NX

 2019-on RC

 2020-on RX

2019-on UX

2020-on Aviator

2017-on Continental

2020-on Corsair

2017-on MKC

2017-on MKS

2017-on MKT

 2017-on MKX

 2017-on MKZ

2019-on Nautilus

2017-on Navigator

2017-on Ghibli

 2018-on GranCabrio

 2018-on GranTurismo

2017-on Levante

2017-on Quattroporte

2020-on CX-30

2019-on CX5

2019-on CX9

2019-on Madza3

2018-on Mazda6

2019-on A-Class

 2019-on C-Class

 2016-on CLA-Class

2016-on CLS-Class

2016-on E-Class Cabriolet

2016-on E-Class Coupe

2016-on E-Class Sedan

2016-on GLA

2020-on GLB

2018-on GLC

2016-on GLE

2017-on GLS

2018-on S-Class

2018-on SL-Class

2018-on Clubman

2018-on Countryman

2019-on Hardtop

2018-on Eclipse Cross

2017-on i-MiEV

2016-on Mirage

2016-on Mirage G4

2017-on Outlander

2018-on Outlander Sport

2019-on Altima

2018-on GT-R

2018-on Kicks

2018-on Leaf

2017-on Maxima

2017-on Murano

2018-on Rogue

2019-on Titan

2017-on 718

2017-on 911

2017-on Cayenne

2017-on Macan

2017-on Panamera

2020-on Taycan

2018-on 1500

2018-on 2500

2018-on 3500

2018-on 4500

2019-on Ascent

2018-on BRZ

2018-on Crosstrek

2019-on Forester

2017-on Impreza

2018-on Legacy

2018-on Outback

2019-on WRX

2019-on WRX STI

2020-on 4Runner

 2019-on Avalon

2020-on Corolla

2019-on Corolla Hatch

2019-on Camry

2019-on C-HR

2020-on Highlander

2020-on Prius Prime

2019-on RAV4

2020-on Sequoia

2019-on Sienna

2020-on Supra

2020-on Tacoma

2020-on Tundra

2020-on Yaris

2019-on Arteon

2017-on Atlas

2016-on Beetle

2016-on CC

2016-on e-Golf

2016-on Golf

2016-on GTI

2016-on Jetta

2016-on Passat

2016-on Tiguan

2019-on S60

2017-on S90

2019-on V60

2017-on V90

2019-on XC40

2018-on XC60

2016-on XC90

 

Can you put Apple CarPlay in an older car?

 

Yes, you can have Apple CarPlay in your older car. Thanks to aftermarket kits and gadgets, smartphone apps like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto can be made to function in an older car. You no longer need to buy and choose from cars with Apple CarPlay. Newer model cars that do not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto can also be upgraded to get the handy features.

 

You can add Apple CarPlay to any car through aftermarket radio. This is the easiest way to do it, and there are cars that are easy to work on if you are confident to do it yourself. If you are the DIY type, then you would have no problem uninstalling the factory radio and installing an aftermarket head unit. However, if you’re not that adept in doing DIY, the better get it done by a professional. Fortunately, today most stereo installers can handle a custom installation (when necessary) into just about every car on the market. Here are different ways to add Apple CarPlay in an older car:

 

CarPlay Retrofit

Some cars might only need a software update to get Apple CarPlay (though most cars will require all of the stereo hardware to be changed out). For instance, those who own a Mazda (2014 or newer) that comes with the MZD Connect system can avail of the $500 upgrade kit to have the Apple CarPlay installed on their stock audio system. Hyundai also offers this upgrade option for some of their car models. Best to check first if your car’s system is eligible for upgrade to install Apple CarPlay.

 

Single or Double Din

If a software update won’t get you Apple CarPlay, going aftermarket is the option. You will then have to decide which aftermarket system would work best for you. Cars that are 10 years old or older will likely come with a “single DIN” opening for radio, while newer models will have a double-DIN. 

Note: DIN stands for “Dietch Industri Normen” – a German term referring to the standard stereo size that the country’s carmaker installed in the 1980s.

 

Double DIN Systems

The list would be very long if we include all the different systems so we would not include them here. But if your vehicle uses a double DIN space, then it is recommended for you to have a unit like the Pioneer AVH-W440NEX. Plenty of other systems are similar to it, but the most important part is that it has everything you need to completely integrate your car’s audio system to make it fit for using Apple CarPlay. The system (and many others) can also be wired for a back-up camera, making it very convenient.

 

Single DIN systems

If your vehicle only has a single DIN opening and is unable to accommodate a large touchscreen, do not worry you still do not have to choose and buy from the list of cars with Apple CarPlay. There are many systems with flip out screens. They also wire up like the double DIN version but they are much smaller and will fit just about any car having a smaller radio enclosure. 

 

Now that you know the ways to integrate Apple CarPlay in your car, it is recommended to shop around and see what works best for your vehicle and budget. Remember that not all systems are made equal so it is best to do your research ahead of time. 

 

Alpine, Pioneer, JBL, Kenwood, Sony and JVC all offer various aftermarket Apple CarPlay systems for installation for cars not included in the list of cars with Apple CarPlay. The aftermarket systems typically cost between $400 and $1,400 depending on the model. Most of the time, they can be retrofitted into older cars for relatively minimal costs.

 

Aftermarket CarPlay systems may lack some of the built-in car controls at the steering wheel and in other places, but they work similarly to CarPlay systems installed in new cars. In fact, aftermarket systems were some of the earliest CarPlay implementations and companies such as Kenwood and Pioneer have been producing them for many years now. 

 

How do I install Apple CarPlay?

 

Given that your car is included in the list of cars with Apple CarPlay or you have already found a way to integrate Apple CarPlay in your car, no installation is required for you to use CarPlay. The software is already existing in the car and the configuration with your iPhone is through a wireless connection (Bluetooth and Wifi) or USB cable. No need to install any additional application. 

 

To configure Apple CarPlay, you need to activate Siri first. Press on the gear wheel icon on your iPhone to access Settings, tap on the voice Siri and make sure to have the voice assistant of Apple activated. If it is not activated, move the lever next to the Siri option from OFF to ON and press on the Enable Siri option.

 

Connect your iPhone to your car’s USB socket using the original/certified Apple Lightning cable. If your car supports CarPlay via a wireless connection, your Bluetooth and Wi-fi connections should be active. Press the gear wheel icon on your iPhone to access the iOS settings, go to General, tap on the CarPlay option and activate Bluetooth. Press and hold the voice control button on the car’s steering wheel while on your smartphone select the car under the heading Available cars and follow the configuration wizard to complete connection.

 

The CarPlay automatically boots when you connect your iPhone to the car via cable in most car models. If it does not, you can manually start the system by pressing on its icon in the on-board system menu. For instance, for Peugeot car owners, press the Menu button then choose Connected Services item and tap the Apple CarPlay option. 

 

Other Commonly Asked Questions About Apple CarPlay:

Is there a monthly charge for Apple CarPlay?

 

Apple CarPlay is free and is preinstalled in new vehicles supporting it. It is integrated with the car’s onboard system and is accessible via controls (typically a touchscreen located in front and center in the dash where you view all the apps). 

Can you watch Netflix on Apple CarPlay?

Yes, there is a way you can watch Netflix on Apple CarPlay, but there is a very good reason not to. The purpose of Apple CarPlay is to reduce distractions while driving, mainly by not using your smartphone. Through CarPlay you can access and respond to messages, play music, weather, and many more by using your voice and having notifications read to you. Watching movies or series on Netflix while driving defeats the purpose.