Great technology isn’t just for luxury cars. Now you can find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in your favorite, affordable vehicles.
These integrations let you project your smartphone functions onto your vehicle's in-dash display while plugged into your car via USB. These are some of the best cars that have both of these applications.
2017 Honda Civic EX
The Civic has long been one of Honda’s best vehicles, and the EX trim comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For a starting MSRP of $21,140, this car is a step up from the base model LX, but it's still a great deal. It gets 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway and comes with other features like a 7-inch touch-screen display, steering wheel controls, and a power moonroof. The safety features also make it a perfect first car for any driver and include optional add-ons like a lane-keeping assist system, collision mitigation braking system, and forward collision warnings.
2017 Kia Forte S
The Kia Forte is a compact sedan but has plenty of power for its small size. Along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, this vehicle has optional heated seats, heated outside mirrors, a 7-inch touch-screen display, a rear camera display, and Bluetooth connectivity for the days you don’t have a USB. The fuel economy for the Kia Forte is an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway. If this sedan seems right for you, you can pick it up for a starting MSRP of $15,990.
2016 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet is one of the top manufacturers on the market, and the Cruze is an affordable, reliable option for someone looking for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This little car gets great gas mileage at 30 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. The Cruze also comes with a push-button start, an optional Wi-Fi hotspot, and a "teen driver" mode that lets you customize settings and run reports to monitor your beginning driver's habits. Every Chevrolet also comes with Complete Care which includes two maintenance visits, five years/60,000 miles of roadside assistance, five years of OnStar Basic, and six months of OnStar Guidance. The MSRP of the Cruze starts at $16,975.
2017 Hyundai Sonata
The 2017 Sonata is a mid-size sedan for the whole family to love. It starts with an MSRP of $21,950 and gets 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it also comes with heated side mirrors, a 7-inch touch-screen audio display, and a rearview camera. Just in case you forget your USB cord, it also comes with an integrated Bluetooth system and SiriusXM so you can listen to your favorite music over the 6-speaker sound system wherever you go.
2017 Ford Mustang
The Mustang is the ultimate sports car and now comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto through the SYNC 3 system, so you can listen to your best tunes while racing down the road. It’s designed to compete with sports cars on the market, so it only gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway, but you’re trading gas mileage for a powerful engine. It also comes with a push-button start, a rear-view camera, and keyless entry. The Mustang has a starting MSRP of $24,915.