Apple CarPlay is a popular feature that allows you to link your smartphone with your vehicle and use select apps on the car’s infotainment system. Each year, more automotive brands adopt the technology and/or make it available in additional models.
According to Apple, CarPlay is a “smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car.” You can use the technology for navigation, messaging, and music, among other convenient features, without having to take your eyes off the road. For more information, read What Is Apple CarPlay?
Apple provides a website that attempts to keep track of vehicles that offer CarPlay. However, with new 2018 models arriving regularly, it’s not necessarily up to date. Additionally, it’s a global list, which includes brands and vehicles that don’t exist on our shores. For these reasons, it’s difficult to determine whether or not your future vehicle has the service enabled. We’ve done the research for you to provide a comprehensive and accurate list of all 2018 models with Apple CarPlay, including models that have yet to arrive at dealerships.
Most major automakers offer at least a few models with Apple CarPlay, and some have the feature available in nearly every car in their lineup, including Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and others. Still others, like Nissan, Infiniti, and Jeep, are just beginning to adopt the technology.
There are some automakers that don’t offer Apple CarPlay on any models. Brands like Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Toyota, and Lexus use their own technology or other third-party services instead of CarPlay.
Keep in mind that certain models in this slideshow may come standard with Apple CarPlay, while others only have the service on select trims or as part a package that costs extra. This list does not include cars that we don’t cover at U.S. News.
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