Advice

Cars with Apple CarPlay

If you’re looking to buy your next car, you might want to know if it has Apple CarPlay connectivity available. Many cars across all budgets now come with Apple CarPlay.

Words by: First published: 14th June 2018
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a supercar or supermini budget for your next vehicle when it comes to tech. There are cars at both ends of the spectrum that come loaded with gizmos and gadgetry. One of the pieces of kit people are most interested in these days is Apple CarPlay connectivity.
What is Apple CarPlay and how does it work?
If you have an iPhone 5 or later, and your car features Apple CarPlay, you’re good to go. After plugging in your phone via the USB port (CarPlay may be available via Bluetooth or WiFi in the future), you’ll be able to access several functions through the familiar Apple interface on your car’s infotainment screen.

CarPlay gives access to Maps, phone functions, messages, and music, as well as other apps including Spotify, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and apps developed by car manufacturers.

It can be controlled via Siri (press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel), via the touch-screen, or by using the various knobs, dials and buttons in the car.

Apple Maps can now show turn-by-turn navigation in a car’s instrument cluster, as well as suggesting landmarks on a route, predicted traffic, and suggesting a new route.
Which cars available in the UK have Apple CarPlay connectivity?
Abarth
2017–2018 Abarth 595
2017–2018 Abarth 695

Alfa Romeo
2018 Giulia
2018 Stelvio

Aston Martin
2017–2018 Vanquish
2017 Vantage
2017 Rapide
2017 DB9 Volante

Audi
2017–2018 A3
2017–2018 A4
2017–2018 A5
2017–2018 A6
2017–2018 A7
2017–2018 Q2
2017–2018 Q7
2017–2018 R8
2017–2018 TT
2018 Q5

Bentley
2017–2018 Bentayga

BMW
2017–2018 2 Series
2017–2018 3 Series
2017–2018 4 Series
2017–2018 5 Series
2017–2018 6 Series
2017–2018 7 Series
2017–2018 X3
2017–2018 X4
2017–2018 X5
2017–2018 X6
2018 X1

Citroën
2016–2018 Berlingo Multispace
2016–2018 C3
2016–2018 C4
2016–2018 C5

DS
2016–2018 DS 3
2016–2018 DS 3 Cabrio
2016–2018 DS 4
2016–2018 DS 5

Ferrari
2016 FF
2016 F12 tdf
2016–2018 488 GTB
2016–2017 488 Spider
2016–2017 California T
2016–2017 F12 Berlinetta
2017–2018 GTC4Lusso
2018 812 Superfast
2018 Portofino

Fiat
2017–2018 500
2017–2018 500L
2017–2018 Tipo
2018 500X

Ford
2017–2018 C-MAX
2017–2018 Edge
2017–2018 Fiesta
2017–2018 Focus
2017–2018 Transit
2017–2018 Transit Connect
2017–2018 Mustang

Honda
2016–2018 Civic
2017–2018 CR-V

Hyundai
2016–2018 i10
2016–2018 i30
2016–2018 i40
2016–2018 Tucson
2017–2018 Ioniq
2017–2018 Kona
2017–2018 Santa Fe

Jeep
2017–2018 Compass
2018 Grand Cherokee
2018 Renegade
2018 Wrangler

Kia
2014–2018 Soul
2015–2018 Optima
2015–2018 Optima Hybrid
2015–2018 Soul EV
2017–2018 Sorento
2017–2018 Sportage
2017–2018 Niro
2017–2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Lamborghini
2017 Centenario
2018 Huracan

Maserati
2017–2018 Ghibli
2017–2018 Levante

Mercedes
2016–2018 A-Class
2016–2018 B-Class
2016–2018 CLA-Class
2016–2018 CLS-Class
2016–2018 E-Class Cabriolet
2016–2018 E-Class Coupe
2016–2018 GLA-Class
2016–2018 GLE-Class
2017–2018 E-Class
2017–2018 SL-Class

MG
2016 GT
2016 MG5
2017–2018 GS
2017–2018 ZS
2017–2018 XS

MINI
2018 Clubman
2018 Countryman

Mitsubishi
2017–2018 Outlander
2017–2018 Outlander PHEV
2018 Eclipse Cross

Nissan
2017–2018 Micra
2017.5–2018 Murano

Peugeot
2016–2018 208
2018 2008
2018 308
2018 3008
2018 508 Saloon/SW
2018 5008

Porsche
2017–2018 718
2017–2018 911
2017–2018 Panamera
2017–2018 Macan
2017–2018 Cayenne

Renault
2017–2018 Espace
2017–2018 Kadjar
2017–2018 Mégane
2017–2018 Mégane Estate
2017–2018 Scénic
2017–2018 Grand Scénic

Seat
2016–2018 Alhambra
2016–2018 Ibiza
2016–2018 Leon
2017–2018 Ateca

Škoda
2016–2018 Fabia
2016–2018 Octavia
2016–2018 Rapid
2016–2018 Superb
2016–2018 Yeti

Subaru
2017–2018 Impreza
2018 Outback
2018 Crosstrek

Suzuki
2016–2018 Baleno
2016–2018 Ignis
2016-2018 Swift
2016–2018 Vitara

Vauxhall
2016–2018 Adam
2016–2018 Astra
2016–2018 Corsa
2016–2018 Insignia
2017–2018 Crossland X
2017–2018 Mokka
2017–2018 Zafira

Volkswagen
2016–2018 Beetle
2016–2018 Beetle Cabriolet
2016–2018 e-Golf
2016–2018 Fox
2016–2018 Golf
2016–2018 Golf Cabriolet
2016–2018 Golf SportsVan
2016–2018 Golf Variant
2016–2018 Golf R
2016–2018 Golf Estate
2016–2018 Golf GTI
2016–2018 Passat
2016–2018 Passat Estate
2016–2018 Polo
2016–2018 Scirocco
2016–2018 Sharan
2016–2018 Tiguan
2016–2018 Touran

Volvo
2016–2018 XC90
2017–2018 S90
2017–2018 V90
2018 XC60
2019 XC40