Which Toyota Models will Get Apple CarPlay for 2019?

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In 2019, at least three of Toyota's vehicles will have Apple CarPlay installed in them. Apple introduced Apple Carplay in 2014, creating a handy way to integrate a smartphone into the vehicle’s entertainment center. Apps for navigation, phone calls, texting and music are displayed in the center console screen of the car.

Of the automakers, Toyota has been one of the last to integrate Apple CarPlay into its vehicles. While CarPlay has existed in the market for four years, Toyota has insisted on using its own version of proprietary software called Entune. Toyota announced this year, however, that some of its cars could soon include Apple CarPlay in them.

What Toyota Models will Have It?

2019 Toyota Avalon

The 2019 Toyota Avalon, a full-size sedan, featuring an all-new design for the 2019 model year, will come with plenty of valuable features. All trim levels will include Apple CarPlay, that will interact on a 9-inch touchscreen. Some of the other technology that you will find include WiFi hotspot, Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity.

2019 Toyota RAV4

One of the newest designs for 2019, the RAV4 uses all-wheel-drive for its compact SUV. In addition, it will also have Apple CarPlay as a standard feature. This complements its new design featuring sharper exterior lines on a new platform.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Apple CarPlay will join the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Other standout features include the Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity.

A Long-Awaited Improvement

While Toyota jumped on the Apple CarPlay bandwagon a few years after it was introduced, Android Auto is not on the automaker’s radar, at least not now. Along with allowing Apple CarPlay, Toyota also rolls out its support for Amazon Alexa and smartwatches. Owners will now have the option to lock or unlock car doors, and they can start their car through Amazon Alexa or their smartwatch.

If you'd like to learn more about Apple CarPlay integration with Toyota models, we invite you to visit our dealership. We'd love to give you the latest information so that you can make an educated purchase choice with your next Toyota.

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