What is Apple CarPlay and do you need it in your next luxury vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Just for Fun on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 7:32 pm
2019 Acura MDX front seats and dashboard

In our technology-focused world it’s more important than ever for drivers to feel connected while on the road. Brands have responded by including a variety of connectivity-focused features in their models including USB ports and infotainment systems. While many brands make their own infotainment systems, Apple CarPlay compatibility has grown in popularity and now is one of the most popular ways to seamlessly connect iPhone features like audio for podcasts and music to your vehicle’s touchscreen display and can be found in a variety of premium brands.

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Mazda touchscreen with Apple CarPlayPremium Brands That Offer Apple CarPlay Compatibility

Car, crossover and truck shoppers interested in securing a model from a premium brand have a lot of options when it comes to models with Apple CarPlay compatibility. A surprising number of premium brands now offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (the Android equivalent) in select model lineups including Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI Copper, Porsche, and more. See your local premium dealership for details on which models and trims support this feature.

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Find Apple CarPlay-Supported Models at Texas Motor Club

Keep in mind that some of the brands listed above that have models with Apple CarPlay compatibility may have only added this feature recently and used models from that brand may have their own infotainment solutions. If you’re looking for a used luxury vehicle with Apple CarPlay compatibility, head to the Texas Motor Club in Arlington and our team can help show you which models in our current inventory have that feature. Our online inventory pages are also a great tool for shoppers interested in browsing our inventory online, though the vehicle detail pages may not include information on the infotainment options available.

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