A guide to connecting your iPhone to your car’s computer for a more enjoyable and modern driving experience
As automotive technology becomes more and more intelligent, major companies in Silicon Valley are working with auto manufacturers to combine their products. Apple CarPlay allows you to connect your iPhone to the computer system of your car, integrating the use the navigation, calling, Siri voice control, and music features of the iPhone to the whole vehicle.
Having CarPlay in your vehicle basically turns the operating system of your car’s computer into Apple software. A lot of people like using Apple products, and having Apple apps displayed on the touch screen of your car is fun.
Which vehicles come with Apple CarPlay?
There are many car manufacturers that offer Apple CarPlay on their latest vehicles. Dodge offers Apple CarPlay for its 2017-2018 Challenger and 2017-2018 Charger models.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is designed to look like a 60’s muscle car. The 2017 Dodge Charger is a good family car if you like classic American sedans.
Chrysler also offers Apple CarPlay for its 2017-2018 Chrysler 300 and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. The 300 series is like a luxurious version of the 2017 Dodge Charger, while the Pacifica minivan is a great option for family travel.
Not to be outdone, Jeep is jumped on the CarPlay bandwagon too. The all-new Jeep Compass also features Apple CarPlay, as does the 2017-2018 Grand Cherokee and 2018 Durango.
Here’s a complete list of top vehicles from top auto manufacturers that now come equipped with CarPlay:
|A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, Q2, Q7, R8, TT, Q5||A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, Q2, Q7, R8, TT|
|2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X3, X4, X5, X6|
|Excelle GT, Excelle GT-MPV, GL6||Excelle, LaCrosse, Regal, Encore, Envision||Excelle, LaCrosse, Regal|
|ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CTS-V, CT6, Escalade / ESV, XTS, XT5||ELR, ATS, ATS-V, CTS, CTS-V, CT6, Escalade / ESV, XTS|
|Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Colorado, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Sail LOVA, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, Volt, Aveo, Bolt EV, Cavalier, Prisma, S10, Sonic, Trax||Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Colorado, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Sail LOVA, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, Volt|
|Challenger, Charger, Durango||Challenger, Charger|
|500, 500L, Tipo, Argo||500, 500L, Tipo|
|C-MAX, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Fiesta, Flex, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Transit, Transit Connect, Mustang, Super Duty|
|Canyon, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Acadia||Canyon, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL|
|Accord, Civic, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Fit||Accord, Civic, Ridgeline, CR-V, Pilot||Accord, Civic|
|Elantra, Kona||Azera, Sonata, Elantra GT, Tucson, Veloster, IONIQ, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Elantra||Genesis Sedan, Azera, Sonata, Elantra GT, Tucson, Veloster||Genesis Sedan, Azera, Sonata|
|Compass, Grand Cherokee, Durango||Compass, Grand Cherokee|
|Sorento, Sportage||Soul, Optima, Optima Hybrid, Sedona, Soul EV, Sorento, Sportage, Cadenza, Forte, Forte Koup, Forte5, Niro, Optima Plug-In Hybrid||Soul, Optima, Optima Hybrid, Sedona, Soul EV||Soul, Optima, Optima Hybrid, Sedona, Soul EV|
|MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Continental|
|A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Coupe, GLA-Class, GLE-Class, E-Class, SL-Class||A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Coupe, GLA-Class, GLE-Class|
|Eclipse Cross||Pajero, Pajero Sport, Mirage, Mirage G4, Outlander, Outlander PHEV, ASX, Triton, Delica D:2, Delica D:2 Custom, i-MiEV||Pajero, Pajero Sport, Mirage, Mirage G4|
|Maxima, Micra, .5 Murano|
|718, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne|
|Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500|
|Beetle, Beetle Cabriolet, CC, e-Golf, Fox, Golf, Golf Cabriolet, Golf SportsVan, Golf Variant, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Jetta, Lamando, Passat, Passat Variant, Polo, Scirocco, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran, Atlas, CrossFox, Gol, Saveiro, Voyage||Spacefox, Beetle, Beetle Cabriolet, CC, e-Golf, Fox, Golf, Golf Cabriolet, Golf SportsVan, Golf Variant, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Jetta, Lamando, Passat, Passat Variant, Polo, Scirocco, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran|
|XC60||XC90, S90, V90||XC90|
Visit the Apple CarPlay website to view a full list of the latest models with this technology.
Being able to use Apple CarPlay in your new Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicle makes your commute to work, family vacation or grocery store trips way more enjoyable. The latest Apple CarPlay updates are helping the system run even better in these cars. Future plans for Apple CarPlay is for it to have compatibility with Facebook and Skype.
Can I get Apple CarPlay for my older car?
If you have an older car and you want to be able to use Apple CarPlay in it, there are some touchscreen systems you can purchase at an aftermarket parts store that lets you do it.
Apple CarPlay is a recent technology, so it will take some time for most vehicles to be compatible with it direct from the factory. For vehicles built before 2016, aftermarket solutions will be required to merge your iPhone with the entertainment system of your car.
Where do I find a new car with Apple CarPlay?
If you’re located in the Sedalia, Missouri area or are driving through, Bryant Motors has an inventory of brand new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles that are great for you if you like value with modern technology – including Apple CarPlay.
If you want to try out one of our vehicles with Apple CarPlay installed, you can schedule a test drive at our dealership. A salesperson will accompany you to make sure that you like the car, and help you if you want to buy it.