Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

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Once an expensive niche option -- and still that way, in some cases -- CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being word on the 2019 Acura ILX.

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Sept. 5

Acura 2019 ILX


Acura on Wednesday announced the 2019 ILX, its first version of the sedan with CarPlay, as well as Android Auto. Drivers will interact through an "enhanced" 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. The vehicle should reach dealerships in October.

Toyota meanwhile confirmed that CarPlay is a standard feature in the 2019 Toyota Camry.

2019 Toyota Camry and Apple CarPlay

Aug. 17

And now, a quick glimpse at what you can expect for CarPlay in iOS 12.

Aug. 16

2019 Toyota Sienna


Via its website, Toyota has indeed confirmed that the 2019 Sienna minivan will have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. It should come standard on LE, SE, and XLE trims, which have a 7-inch touchscreen.

Sony has meanwhile announced the XAV-AX210, a new 6.4-inch aftermarket receiver that supports CarPlay and Android Auto. It's actually an update of a 2017 model, the main new feature being support for iDatalink Maestro, an audio system that bridges wheels controls, amp functions, and onscreen car settings - but only when outside of CarPlay. Pricing and a North American release date will be revealed sometime this fall.

Sony XAV-AX210

Aug. 15

2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo


In announcing U.S. pricing for the 2019 Sentra, now available, Nissan revealed that people will have to pay for the SV trim ($19,090) or higher to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. The base S trim starts at $17,790.

The approach is similar to that for other Nissan vehicles such as the 2018 Leaf. CarPlay is de facto on the Leaf SV or SL for example, but completely unavailable on the cheaper Leaf S. This is the first year the Sentra has had CarPlay.

Aug. 13

Toyota's burgeoning CarPlay lineup will soon include the 2019 Camry and Sienna, according to car shopping site CarsDirect. The information hasn't been announced publicly, but was uncovered by analysis of order guides. Interestingly, the vehicles may also support Amazon Alexa but not Android Auto, even though people will initially need an Android phone to make Alexa work. Alexa support for iPhone users is slated for early 2019.

Aug. 7

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September's Mazda CX-9 will begin at $32,280, but only have CarPlay standard in the Touring trim ($35,330) and above. That does also get owners an 8-inch screen, an upgrade from 7 inches on the base Sport.

July 31

Mazda CarPlay


Mazda said that as of September, people with a 2018 Mazda6 sedan will be able to get a free dealer-installed CarPlay upgrade, but only if they paid for a Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, or Signature trim. Those trims will get the technology pre-installed as of November.

May 25

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CarPlay is coming to the Subaru WRX for the first time in 2019 models, launching soon. The technology will generally come standard, but on a 6.5-inch screen with the base trim ($28,080), and 7 inches with the Premium ($30,380) and STI ($37,480). Limited ($32,680) buyers will have to pick CarPlay as an upgrade.

May 24

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Pioneer's new AVH-W4400NEX and AVH-W8400NEX receivers each support wireless CarPlay, still a rare commodity. The former ($699.99) has a 7-inch resistive touchscreen, while the latter ($1,199.99) switches to a capacitive screen, making it more responsive.

Apr. 25

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The 2019 ES will be the first Lexus with CarPlay, and ship in September. Models without onboard navigation will get an 8-inch display, but people who pay extra for the navigation package will get a whopping 12.3-inch display, bigger than most iPads.

March 28

Perhaps following Toyota's lead, another CarPlay holdout -- Mazda -- revealed plans to add CarPlay to two upcoming vehicles, beginning with this summer's 2018 Mazda6. That car will only have the platform standard on Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trims, but displayed on an 8-inch screen.

The technology should also hit the 2019 CX-9 crossover, but few details have been shared.

March 26

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Honda took the wraps off the 2019 Insight, saying the hybrid sedan will arrive this summer with CarPlay support through an "available" 8-inch dash interface. Toyota's Lexus division meanwhile said that its UX compact crossover, due in December, will have CarPlay standard.

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March 23

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The next Toyota to get CarPlay will be this summer's 2019 Corolla Hatchback, offering the technology on an 8-inch touchscreen. Pricing hasn't been revealed.

Feb. 16

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The 2019 Subaru Ascent, coming this summer, will have CarPlay on all trims, starting at $31,995. That base model will use a 6.5-inch display however, forcing people to pay for more expensive trims if they want an 8-inch screen.

Jan. 31

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Acura's 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid has CarPlay standard on all trims, presented on a 7-inch capactive touchscreen. The vehicle starts at $52,100.

Jan. 16

BMW is departing from the rest of the industry and switching to a subscription model for CarPlay. Beginning next year, BMW owners will have to pay $80 per year after their first, something the automaker defends as cheaper than the current one-time $300 price, at least if they have a three- or four-year lease.

Jan. 15

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In a major concession, long-time holdout Toyota has announced plans to bring CarPlay to the 2019 Avalon, along with other 2019 models such as some Lexus vehicles. The Avalon is shipping in the spring and will have CarPlay standard on all trims.

In 2015 Toyota infamously declared that it intended to stick with proprietary platforms for the foreseeable future, even as other automakers were preparing or already adding CarPlay. Apple's software began picking up traction in 2016 and is now on numerous vehicles, though availability on low-cost models remains an issue.

Jan. 11

The 2019 Honda Insight will have support for CarPlay as an add-on package, displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen. Honda is promising to ship the car later this year.

Jan. 9

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At CES Alpine showed off the CarPlay-compatible iLX-F309, due in February. The $1,100 receiver is distinguished by having a "floating" 9-inch WVGA touchscreen, allowing it to fit in vehicles that might not otherwise have enough dash space.
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  • Reply 1 of 45
    HeliBumHeliBum Posts: 38member
    Not a comprehensive list by any means. I know that the head unit standard in many, if not all, 2018 Dodge Durango models supports CarPlay. I've been shopping those models for a while and I don't believe the 2017 models had it. I wonder how many other models added it in 2018 but didn't have an official announcement.
    edited August 7
  • Reply 2 of 45
    Roger_FingasRoger_Fingas Posts: 105member, editor
    HeliBum said:
    Not a comprehensive list by any means. I know that the head unit standard in many, if not all, 2018 Dodge Durango models supports CarPlay. I've been shopping those models for a while and I don't believe the 2017 models had it. I wonder how many other models added it in 2018 but didn't have an official announcement.
    Quite a few, almost certainly. CarPlay has become commonplace enough that some automakers don't make a big deal out of it. Typically, we also don't bother if a prior model year had CarPlay.
    repressthischasm
  • Reply 3 of 45
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,115member
    I wonder what resources Apple could make available to car manufacturers to develop native and compatible apps. I'd be far more likely to upgrade from my iPhone7 if I got wireless carplay. I am told this is technically possible, but requires a software change in the manufacturers (in my case, Ford Sync) installation.
    repressthisstantheman
  • Reply 4 of 45
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,293member
    First question we ask when looking at a new vehicle is, “Does it support CarPlay?” I think the car companies are finally getting the message. Now we should be hammering away at wireless CarPlay. My 2016 F-150 didn’t support it at first but Ford released an update to its Sync 3 system and voila, CarPlay. Also had to swap out the in dash USB module for some reason. Android Auto didn’t need that. Don’t know why.

    eightzero said:
    I wonder what resources Apple could make available to car manufacturers to develop native and compatible apps. I'd be far more likely to upgrade from my iPhone7 if I got wireless carplay. I am told this is technically possible, but requires a software change in the manufacturers (in my case, Ford Sync) installation.
    Yeah, our 2017 Chevy Traverse doesn’t support CarPlay but it does have 4G LTE built in. Go figure
    entropys
  • Reply 5 of 45
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 2,745member
    I wonder if CarPlay is that expensive, or if automakers are only putting it into the higher priced models and trim packages to get buyers to "buy up"...

    Like in the Civic, you have to buy up to the EX model to get Car Play.   At one time (and I'm old enough to remember) am radios were optional equipment!  It seems to me that CarPlay should be as automatic as radios are today.   In fact, get rid of the radio, just give me CarPlay!
  • Reply 6 of 45
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,115member
    lkrupp said:
    First question we ask when looking at a new vehicle is, “Does it support CarPlay?” I think the car companies are finally getting the message. Now we should be hammering away at wireless CarPlay. My 2016 F-150 didn’t support it at first but Ford released an update to its Sync 3 system and voila, CarPlay. Also had to swap out the in dash USB module for some reason. Android Auto didn’t need that. Don’t know why.

    eightzero said:
    I wonder what resources Apple could make available to car manufacturers to develop native and compatible apps. I'd be far more likely to upgrade from my iPhone7 if I got wireless carplay. I am told this is technically possible, but requires a software change in the manufacturers (in my case, Ford Sync) installation.
    Yeah, our 2017 Chevy Traverse doesn’t support CarPlay but it does have 4G LTE built in. Go figure
    CarPlay was a requirement for our purchase. I'm not sure why I would want a hotspot in a car, unless it is provided for free. I'm guessing your Chevy installing requires a paid subscription?

    I wonder if CarPlay is that expensive, or if automakers are only putting it into the higher priced models and trim packages to get buyers to "buy up"...

    Like in the Civic, you have to buy up to the EX model to get Car Play.   At one time (and I'm old enough to remember) am radios were optional equipment!  It seems to me that CarPlay should be as automatic as radios are today.   In fact, get rid of the radio, just give me CarPlay!
    My Ford came with a SiriusXM radio and a fee 6 mos subscription. I upped a second year for about $100, and decided that was overpriced and ditched it. Apple Music is in about that price range. Fairly, I think SiriusXM's satellites have a lot better coverage in very rural areas, but that isn't a concern for me. YMMV. And it does have a nice AM/FM radio. 

    The options game automakers make is a long running game. A/C used to be an expensive option. I don't think Ford makes a vehicle that it isn't included in. The infotainment heads are now the next move in this longstanding shell game.I'm guessing you can't buy a car from many manufacturers without some sort of audio head.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 7 of 45
    dkhaleydkhaley Posts: 24member
    lkrupp said:
    My 2016 F-150 didn’t support it at first but Ford released an update to its Sync 3 system and voila, CarPlay. Also had to swap out the in dash USB module for some reason. Android Auto didn’t need that. Don’t know why.
    I think the new hub requires Apple's MFI chip, so it needs to be swapped out.

    Our local dealer (Autonation Ford of Frisco) wanted $500 to do the change, claiming that the part itself was over $200. I hate being lied to.

     I ended up ordering the hub from a national parts dealer for less than $70, and installed it in 20 minutes.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 8 of 45
    Is BMW going ahead and charging $300/year for CarPlay in it's models?

    cornchip
  • Reply 9 of 45
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 1,720member
    Do you notice that one important number is missing in all the CarPly available cars? There is no screen resolution specified. This is counter high-tech standard that Apple is very good at. For one thing, I like to know if the screens are all retina display like the iPads? Or maybe the screen resolution is fixed for CarPlay?
  • Reply 10 of 45
    HeliBumHeliBum Posts: 38member
    tzeshan said:
    Do you notice that one important number is missing in all the CarPly available cars? There is no screen resolution specified. This is counter high-tech standard that Apple is very good at. For one thing, I like to know if the screens are all retina display like the iPads? Or maybe the screen resolution is fixed for CarPlay?

    I can tell you that very few, if any, screens are retina. In fact, a lot of them are resistive instead of capacitive. CarPlay really doesn't need a hi-res display.

    I'm hoping that a lot of these manufacturers offering CarPlay will soon offer it wirelessly. Combining wireless charging with wireless CarPlay is the ideal situation. Wireless charging with wired CarPlay is pointless.

    edited August 7 StrangeDays
  • Reply 11 of 45
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,115member
    HeliBum said:
    tzeshan said:
    Do you notice that one important number is missing in all the CarPly available cars? There is no screen resolution specified. This is counter high-tech standard that Apple is very good at. For one thing, I like to know if the screens are all retina display like the iPads? Or maybe the screen resolution is fixed for CarPlay?

    I can tell you that very few, if any, screens are retina. In fact, a lot of them are resistive instead of capacitive. CarPlay really doesn't need a hi-res display.

    I'm hoping that a lot of these manufacturers offering CarPlay will soon offer it wirelessly. Combining wireless charging with wireless CarPlay is the ideal situation. Wireless charging with wired CarPlay is pointless.

    There is no getting away from the basic premise that such systems are a distraction to safe driving. But of course so was the very first AM radio, so it is clearly a matter of degree. I suspect the Next Thing will be some combination of HUDs or AI. I've found that CarPlay is the best use of Siri, and I really wish the navigation systems used that more. "Siri, zoom out and show me the traffic to the north." Not a chance she understands that. Then you start swiping and expanding, and waiting for the lag to clear...ugh. Meanwhile you rear end a tanker truck. Or the guy behind you can't get his nav system to work and whammo....

    I really like when I tell Siri, "Siri, show me directions to <this store>" She says, "I've found a whole bunch of <that store only sounding a bit like this store> and here is a list for you to scroll through, and decide how unhelpful this is" while I'm doing 60 on the interstate. Yeesh. 
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 12 of 45
    linkmanlinkman Posts: 828member
    Can anyone bring good info as to why wireless Carplay is so expensive? I'm assuming that it's not widely available because of it being somewhat new.
  • Reply 13 of 45
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 60member
    The article describes it as a formerly premium and expensive option. Hardly.
    VW has given it away on every model for years- my 2016 VW Golf S has it.

    If memory serves, Apple and Google give away the supporting code, so it should not cost anything. BMW is just a bunch of money grubbers ripping off the sheeple because they can.
    dysamoria
  • Reply 14 of 45
    boltsfan17boltsfan17 Posts: 1,995member
    eightzero said:
    lkrupp said:
    First question we ask when looking at a new vehicle is, “Does it support CarPlay?” I think the car companies are finally getting the message. Now we should be hammering away at wireless CarPlay. My 2016 F-150 didn’t support it at first but Ford released an update to its Sync 3 system and voila, CarPlay. Also had to swap out the in dash USB module for some reason. Android Auto didn’t need that. Don’t know why.

    eightzero said:
    I wonder what resources Apple could make available to car manufacturers to develop native and compatible apps. I'd be far more likely to upgrade from my iPhone7 if I got wireless carplay. I am told this is technically possible, but requires a software change in the manufacturers (in my case, Ford Sync) installation.
    Yeah, our 2017 Chevy Traverse doesn’t support CarPlay but it does have 4G LTE built in. Go figure
    CarPlay was a requirement for our purchase. I'm not sure why I would want a hotspot in a car, unless it is provided for free. I'm guessing your Chevy installing requires a paid subscription?
    I actually subscribe so I have a hotspot in my Mustang. I use it as a supplement to my Verizon service. Upgrading my data plan will cost me more than the $20/mo AT&T charges. When I'm in the car, I'm using the hotspot for Apple Music, Spotify, Apple Maps, Waze, etc. It works out well for me since I'm always running out of data on Verizon.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 15 of 45
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 2,745member
    lkrupp said:
    First question we ask when looking at a new vehicle is, “Does it support CarPlay?” I think the car companies are finally getting the message. Now we should be hammering away at wireless CarPlay. My 2016 F-150 didn’t support it at first but Ford released an update to its Sync 3 system and voila, CarPlay. Also had to swap out the in dash USB module for some reason. Android Auto didn’t need that. Don’t know why.

    eightzero said:
    I wonder what resources Apple could make available to car manufacturers to develop native and compatible apps. I'd be far more likely to upgrade from my iPhone7 if I got wireless carplay. I am told this is technically possible, but requires a software change in the manufacturers (in my case, Ford Sync) installation.
    Yeah, our 2017 Chevy Traverse doesn’t support CarPlay but it does have 4G LTE built in. Go figure
    My JVC replacement unit for my OEM AM/FM/CD is not CarPlay but it does have bluetooth for handsfree and music (I use Apple Music).  And, the blue tooth radio is simply a little chip (like the ones for Blue Tooth mice) plugged into a USB port.  (For some reason it;at the end of a cable -- I guess for positioning for better reception?    But the reception is fine). 

    Sounds like Ford is doing something similar in yours?
  • Reply 16 of 45
    Jeep (Wranglers) are also now supporting CarPlay as of the 2018 models!

  • Reply 17 of 45
    I purchased a Pioneer AVH-1440NEX  that includes Apple CarPlay, DVD, and HD Radio last week for $259. Adding an adapter for steering wheel controls was another $50, and $20 for a custom dash kit to match my vehicle, along with a wiring harness. 

    I instalked it it last Saturday and am pleased with the performance of CarPlay and the system in general. 

    Is the system wired to the phone using USB rather than wireless? Yes, but that is just fine. I can use Bluetooth if I don't need CarPlay or want others to connect their phone to play music. 

    While i I wait for Apple to support Waze maps natively in CarPlay, I am using the Pioneer app to port Waze to the receiver screen. 

    Ite grewt that more new cars support CarPlay, but don't forget aftermarket options. My install was less than a 1 month car payment for most people. 


    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 18 of 45
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 2,745member
    wanderso said:
    I purchased a Pioneer AVH-1440NEX  that includes Apple CarPlay, DVD, and HD Radio last week for $259. Adding an adapter for steering wheel controls was another $50, and $20 for a custom dash kit to match my vehicle, along with a wiring harness. 

    I instalked it it last Saturday and am pleased with the performance of CarPlay and the system in general. 

    Is the system wired to the phone using USB rather than wireless? Yes, but that is just fine. I can use Bluetooth if I don't need CarPlay or want others to connect their phone to play music. 

    While i I wait for Apple to support Waze maps natively in CarPlay, I am using the Pioneer app to port Waze to the receiver screen. 

    Ite grewt that more new cars support CarPlay, but don't forget aftermarket options. My install was less than a 1 month car payment for most people. 


    Yeh, I put a JVC unit from Crutchfield into my Honda Accord.  Their support was great, their instructions were clear, detailed and vehicle specific (all the way down to how many clips and where each was to open the dash), and the custom dash kit makes it look like OEM -- or better.  

    And, it works great!   I'm very happy with it.  It's not car play -- they were very new and expensive at the time.  But if I did it today it would definitely be a CarPlay unit -- and probably an improved speaker system.  The only reason I don't put a Car Play unit in now is I'm not sure how much longer I'll have the car.
    wanderso
  • Reply 19 of 45
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 1,776member
    Still waiting for Mazda to give us those upgrades to older vehicles they claimed were coming...
  • Reply 20 of 45
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 2,745member
    My ideal Apple Car Play would be a slot for an iPad with a lightening connector for charging and amplification out to the car's speakers....
    kingofsomewherehot
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