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Which 2019 Mazda models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Year after year, automotive technology continues to be enhanced, allowing drivers and passengers to be more connected while on the go than ever before. With vehicle features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, communication and entertainment have never been more convenient. But which Mazda models offer this innovative smartphone technology? Continue reading to find out!

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What are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

First things first—let’s take a look at some of the capabilities and benefits of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Essentially, these features are designed to work with each prospective smartphone operating system (Apple or Android) and give drivers access to certain phone features using a similar interface on the Mazda display. This allows drivers to control aspects of their smartphone without physically using their phone.

2019 Mazda vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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As you can see, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are currently available on new Mazda6, CX-5, and CX-9 models, and we can expect more models, especially the Mazda3, to be added to that list in the future. Tech features will only become more advanced as Mazda continues to develop new and exciting systems for its drivers to enjoy.closeup-of-Apple-CarPlay-interface-in-2018-Mazda6

Can you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in older Mazda models?

If you already own a Mazda that is not equipped with these smartphone capabilities, no need to worry. Mazda recently announced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available as dealer-installed updates for models that fall under the following categories:

  • Model-year 2014 or newer
  • Equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system

If you’d like to learn more about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto availability in Mazda vehicles, we invite you to get in touch with our team at Hall Mazda.