Technology is quickly changing how we not only interact with our vehicles but how our smartphones do as well. For years, automakers have built proprietary infotainment systems that never really seemed to function as well as the smartphone people were increasingly carrying in their pockets. Then came Apple and Google. Apple, which is releasing several brand-new phones this month – the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X – and iOS11, which means there is an updated version of Apple CarPlay. Google’s Android operating system also recently got an update to 8.0 Oreo, which means Android Auto is updated, too. And Samsung just introduced its Note 8 smartphone.
While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have proliferated throughout many automakers and models, not every car comes with both – or one or the other for that matter. Toyota and Lexus are both sticking with their proprietary infotainment systems. Luxury automakers like Porsche and BMW only offer Apple CarPlay while Lamborghini only offers CarPlay on the Centenario.
The list is compiled from Google and Apple, so if you see a car missing, that information may not be complete from those companies. Also, we've put several submodels under one similar submobel – such as putting the e-Golf, Golf Alltrack, and Golf GTI under Golf. Also, this list does not mean Android Auto or Apple CarPlay are standard features, just that they are available depending on the trim.
So with that, check out the list below to see which current models offer Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and see some future models that will soon get the technology. We will periodically update this list as new models are added.