If you’ve been wondering whether Mazda vehicles have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll explain everything you need to know about these two systems. We’ll let you know what they are and how they work. Then you can visit a dealer like the Mazda dealership near Capitola and buy a Mazda car or SUV with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto installed, or bring your older model in to have the service department install either of these systems. But more about that later.
Today’s drivers want to extend their connected lifestyle to their cars. After all, many people spend a lot of time driving, so it makes sense to stay connected while in the vehicle. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easier for drivers to plug in and connect. They provide access to several features of your phone through the vehicle’s infotainment system, including playing music, checking your messages, and displaying turn-by-turn navigation. According to Capitola area Mazda dealers, plugging your phone into your Mazda’s infotainment system minimizes distractions and eliminates the need to look at your phone while driving.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are easy to use. Just plug your iPhone or Android phone into your Mazda’s USB port. Once it’s connected, you can access apps on your phone such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Google Maps, text messaging and more! Apple CarPlay comes pre-installed on your iPhone and launches automatically when you connect. You must download Android Auto onto your Android phone.
Every 2021 Mazda car and SUV comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The first Mazda model that offered Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was the 2018 Mazda6, in the Touring trim level and higher.
The short answer is yes, depending on which model year you drive. Mazda now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a dealer-installed update for 2014 model-year and newer Mazda cars and SUVs equipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system.
When you bring your Mazda to the service center, the service technicians will install hardware and software, including 2.1-amp USB ports that are faster-charging and more powerful. They’ll also install the latest version of the Mazda Connect system.
Mazda is providing the retrofit for older models as part of its drive to minimize distracted driving. Mazda’s infotainment system contains shortcut buttons, a multi-function Commander knob, and voice command functions designed to keep drivers’ hands off their smartphones and their eyes on the road.
If you have an applicable Mazda vehicle and you’d like the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade, call the Cardinale Mazda Salinas Service Center at 831-772-5512 and schedule an appointment. The service takes about two hours and has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $199 plus labor.
If you’re looking for a used Mazda, you’ll find a great selection of used and certified pre-owned Mazda vehicles at Cardinale Mazda Salinas, all priced to sell. Our pre-owned cars are carefully inspected to make sure you get the most reliable used vehicles when you visit our dealership. We also carry used cars by other brands, including Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and more. Visit our website and check out our pre-owned specials.
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The Cardinale Mazda Salinas Service Department is here to help when you need maintenance or repair work. Our service technicians can handle any job, large or small. We use the latest equipment to diagnose and repair any problem. If your check engine light comes on, we’ll get right to the bottom of the problem, and your car will be back on the road in no time. Call us to schedule your service appointment or use the Schedule Service form on our website. Don’t forget to check our Service Specials page, where you’ll find discount coupons for many of our repair and maintenance services.
Visit Cardinale Mazda Salinas today. We’re located at 555 Auto Center Circle in Salinas, easy to reach from Santa Cruz. Check our website for our current operating hours and directions to our dealership.