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Most carmakers in the U.S. are now clearing out 2015 models to make way for new 2016 vehicles, a growing number of which feature CarPlay for the first time since Apple introduced the software platform at WWDC in 2013.

Apple's in-dash software provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat.

VW is one of over a dozen automakers supporting CarPlay on 2016 U.S. vehicles

CarPlay will be available in a wide range of 2016 vehicles from over a dozen carmakers -- many are available now, and others will launch in the coming weeks. The feature is standard for most U.S. models listed, but some carmakers have made the feature an upgrade by itself or as part of an entertainment package.

2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles

- 2017 Q7

- 2016 LaCrosse
- 2016 Regal

- 2016 ATS
- 2016 ATS Coupe
- 2016 ATS-V
- 2016 ATS-V Coupe
- 2016 CT6
- 2016 CTS
- 2016 CTS-V
- 2016 ELR Coupe
- 2016 Escalade/ESV
- 2016 XTS

- 2016 Camaro
- 2016 Camaro Convertible
- 2016 Colorado
- 2016 Corvette Z06
- 2016 Corvette Stingray
- 2016 Cruze
- 2016 Impala
- 2016 Malibu
- 2016 Silverado 1500
- 2016 Silverado 2500HD
- 2016 Silverado 3500HD
- 2016 Suburban
- 2016 Tahoe
- 2016 Volt

- Select 2016 Models (Later Availability)

- 2016 Ferrari California T
- 2016 Ferrari FF

- 2016 SYNC 3 Vehicles (Later Availability)
- 2017 SYNC 3 Vehicles

- 2016 Canyon
- 2016 Sierra 1500
- 2016 Sierra 2500HD
- 2016 Sierra 3500HD
- 2016 Yukon
- 2016 Yukon XL
- 2016 Sierra and Yukon Denalis

- 2016 Accord (EX, EX-L and Touring)
- 2016 Accord Coupe (EX, EX-L, Touring)
- 2016 Civic (EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring)

- 2016 Sonata (Later Availability)

- 2016 Optima (Later Availability)


December 1, 2015 or Later

- 2016 B-Class
- 2016 CLA
- 2016 CLS400
- 2016 CLS550
- 2016 CLS63 S
- 2016 E400 Coupe
- 2016 E550 Coupe
- 2016 E400 Cabriolet
- 2016 E550 Cabriolet
- 2016 GLA

January 8, 2016 or Later

- 2016 GLE300d
- 2016 GLE350
- 2016 GLE400
- 2016 GLE450
- 2016 GLE63
- 2016 GLE63 S

- 2017 Mirage (Launches Spring 2016)

- 2017 911 Carrera (Launches 2016)
- 2017 911 Carrera S (Launches 2016)
- 2017 Macan S (Launches 2016)
- 2017 Macan GTS (Launches 2016)
- 2017 Macan Turbo (Launches 2016)

- 2016 Beetle (Excluding S)
- 2016 CC
- 2016 e-Golf
- 2016 Golf (Excluding TSI Coupe)
- 2016 Golf GTI
- 2016 Golf R
- 2016 Golf SportWagen
- 2016 Jetta (Excluding S)
- 2016 Passat (Excluding S)
- 2016 Tiguan (Excluding S)

- 2016 XC90

Other Carmakers


Apple lists several other CarPlay partners on its website, but some remain committed to their own infotainment systems in current U.S. vehicles. Select carmakers have disclosed their plans to support CarPlay in the future.

- Acura has not announced CarPlay support, but its parent company Honda has launched CarPlay in the 2016 Accord and 2016 Civic. Given that Acura is Honda's luxury brand, its vehicles should eventually support CarPlay.

- Audi, beyond the 2017 Q7, says CarPlay will be "available on some all-new Audi models arriving in U.S. showrooms by 2016," possibly including the 2017 Audi A4 in late 2016. Select Audi models in Europe already feature CarPlay.

- BMW confirmed in a November 2015 earnings call that it remains committed to supporting CarPlay on future models, but did not specify a model year -- the 2017 model year or later is probable.


- Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Subaru have not announced CarPlay support for their 2016 vehicle lineups.

- Nissan has plans to support CarPlay for its 2016 vehicle lineup, but the 2016 Altima will not be one of those vehicles and support for other upcoming models remains unclear. It has not announced a specific roadmap for 2016.

- Toyota appears to have put its CarPlay commitment on hold. The world's largest automaker instead reached a partnership with Ford and in January 2016 to use its open source SmartDeviceLink technology for its in-dash systems.

Aftermarket Systems


Alpine, Kenwood and Pioneer each sell aftermarket CarPlay systems for installation in vehicles that do not come standard with the feature. The aftermarket systems generally retail for between $600 and $1,400 depending on the model, and can usually be retrofitted into older vehicles for relatively minimal costs.

Pioneer's NEX systems are available at various resellers across the U.S., ranging in price between $700 and $1,400 depending on the model. Kenwood's DDX9702S and Excelon DDX9902S retail for $900 to $950 each and allow seamless switching between CarPlay and Android Auto. Alpine's system sells for as low as $600.

CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8 or newer.

Article Link: 2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles: Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen and More


macrumors 68020
Nov 15, 2011
Waiting for the Honda Pilot to gain CarPlay.

Entune is one of the main reasons I won't be shopping Toyota for the next purchase... or at least won't be shopping one with any kind of infotainment (would go aftermarket CarPlay). We have Entune in our Toyota now and it's pretty lame. When the Pilot gets CarPlay and works out bugs, it'll be on my radar as a top contender.


macrumors member
Mar 22, 2012
I'm surprised and glad to see this large number of car models in 2016. After years of waiting, we may see 2016 to be the breakout year (at least for early adopters).


macrumors 68030
Aug 29, 2009
So I'm looking at that picture with the steering wheel...

Holy hell, how is that not a driving distraction? I never realized how tiny the Carplay screens were.


macrumors 65816
Oct 19, 2005
I think all companies should look at supporting Apple or Android car systems to give consumers the choice. Personally I hate my BMW interface.
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 6, 2014
I'll have to give it to Jeep, whatever software is on my Wrangler is actually pretty nice. It's responsive and I like it. Not that I'll be getting another Jeep soon, but I hope they will eventually add CarPlay.
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macrumors 68020
Jul 15, 2012
It's a shame Mercedes is taking so long to support CarPlay considering they were one of the first car manufacturers to demo it.
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macrumors 68030
Aug 16, 2011
Beyond the Thunderdome
This article is clear erronous, please go to and follow the Carplay link.

FYI: All Ford SYNC3 support both Carplay and Android Auto, SYNC3 is on the 2016 F150, 2016 Escape, 2017 Explorer and more.

Big Omissis: AUDI's Q7, magnificent carplay support.

Mercedes and BMW neglet to suport carplay to follow selling theis overpiced and sub-par Apps, on theis infoainment systems also to bill the navigation maps, soon or later will adopt it.
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macrumors newbie
Nov 27, 2011
RE: Aftermarket

Needed a new car and so I bought a 2015 Subaru. Considered an aftermarket head, and found the following Limitations (haven't actually followed through, just the results of way too much research):

1. Steering wheel controls would be semi-functional, but "voice command" button wouldn't summon Siri
2. Built in Mic won't work
3. Built in USB won't work, can get a part off an older Subaru that will turn 2 USB port into 1
4. Backup camera wire needs to be stripped and spliced into standard plug (works, but starting to get intense)
5. Some diagnostic features of Stock radio I never use like Tire rotation reminders etc would be lost
6. Stock Sirius antenna wouldn't work (I don't subscribe but for some reason this irks me)

A handful of other baloney items like this. Might be different for other vehicles, might not be annoying enough to change your mind. Just sharing info.

To get a "real" installer who would seriously make sure it worked right (with the above limitations), was going to cost about $400 on top of the head.

Also, the best Pioneers are the AppRadio & their top end NEX 8100 - these are the only ones with Capacitive touch screens a la iphone.
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macrumors 68000
Oct 27, 2008
It is pretty good actually. Can't speak for basic Entune, but I have no complaints with the Entune+ system in my 2015 Tundra Limited. Let the good times roll.

Whatever the hell they put in my Prius c in Canada is an utter abomination. Living in downtown Toronto, a gps without any traffic data is about as useless as it gets. And supposedly there is no way to ever update the map data. The dealership pretty much told me to just use my phone when I asked.
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