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Since Apple CarPlay has been introduced, you may be curious about whether or not your car is equipped with this new safety feature. Most automobile manufacturers have already started incorporating Apple CarPlay into many of their upcoming models. If the make and model you desire is not in the list below, contact the automobile manufacturer and ask if they plan to include this feature in a future model you wish to purchase.

Keep in mind that most dealerships will install anything you want into the car to finalize a sale — this includes aftermarket equipment (for a fee, of course).

Is your car ready for CarPlay? [Credit: Image courtesy of Apple.com] Image courtesy of Apple.com
Compiled below is a cheat sheet on which cars currently offer Apple CarPlay:
Make Model Year
Acura NSX 2017
Audi A4 Q7 2017 2017
Buick LaCrosse Regal 2016 2016
Cadillac ATS ATS Coupe ATS-V CT6 CTS ELR Escalade Escalade-ESV XTS 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Chevrolet Bolt Camaro Camaro Convertible Colorado Corvette Corvette Convertible Cruze Impala Malibu Silverado Silverado-HD Spark Suburban Tahoe Volt 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Citroen Berlingo C3 C4 C5 2016 2016 2016 2016
DS AUTO DS 3 DS 3 Cabrio DS 4 DS 5 2016 2016 2016 2016
Ferrari 488 GBT 488 Spider California T Berlinetta F12 TDF FF 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Ford Escape 2016
GMC Canyon Sierra Yukon Yukon XL 2016 2016 2016 2016
Honda Accord Civic Ridgeline 2016 2016 2017
Hyundai Sonata Elantra 2016 2017
KIA Forte 5 2017
Mercedes-Benz A-Class B-Class CLA-Class CLS-Class E-Class GLA-Class GLE-Class 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Mitsubishi Pajero Pajero Sport Mirage 2016 2016 2017
OPEL Adam Astra Corsa Insignia KARL 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Peugeot 208 Partner T 2016 2016
Porsche 911 718 Boxster Macan 2016 2017 2017
Seat Alhambra Ibiza Leon Toledo 2016 2016 2016 2016
Skoda Fabia Octavia Rapid Superb Yeti 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Suzuki Baleno Ciaz SX4 S-Cross Vitara 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Volkswagen Beetle CC E-Golf Fox Golf GTI Lamando Passat Polo Scirocco Sharan Spacefox Tiguan Touran 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Volvo XC90 S90 2016 2017

Keep in mind other car manufacturers such as BMW, Dodge, Scion, Toyota, and many others plan to offer Apple CarPlay in future models, but have not yet released information on which models they plan to include.

Not to worry. If you have already purchased a new car and it is not equipped with Apple CarPlay, you can always have an aftermarket stereo installed that does support this new feature. When picking out an aftermarket stereo make sure the packaging sports the Apple CarPlay logo. Big name manufacturers such as Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer have already started releasing models that include Apple CarPlay. Check with the stereo manufacturer to see if the stereo you wish to purchase is supported.

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Edward C. Baig is the personal and consumer technology columnist for USA Today, where he reviews the latest gadgets and reports on tech trends. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been writing the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years. A regular contributor to a variety of technology publications, he's a proud Mac aficionado who's written or co-written more than 85 how-to books on all things Mac, including multiple Mac operating systems, the iPhone, the iPad, Office for the Mac, and GarageBand.

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