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What is Android Auto?

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Volvo Android Auto

If you have a compatible smartphone, Android Auto is one of the handiest features you can have fitted to your car. 

But what is Android Auto? Essentially, Android Auto mirrors the the display of your Android smartphone, meaning you can use many of your phone's features – its familiar menus, useful apps and reliable voice activation system – through your car's larger central display. 

Hyundai Android Auto

What is Android Auto?

The best thing about Android Auto is its simplicity. All you have to do is connect your Android phone to your car via a USB or USB-C – or in some cases, wirelessly using Bluetooth – and then go through a quick setup process. You'll only do this the first time you connect your phone, it's plug-and-play from then on it. Next time you plug in your phone, your car's infotainment screen will ask if you want to connect Android Auto, you answer 'yes' and you're good to go. 

What can Android Auto do?

Essentially, Android Auto move everything you love about your Android phone onto your car's big screen. That means you get your phone clear and familiar menus and also its excellent voice voice activation system – which is more reliable than the built in system in your car.

Apps are also carried over, so you can use Google Maps and Waze to navigate to your destination and because they uses your phones internet connect, they can route around congestion, check for local parking and give you live fuel prices at petrol stations. These apps tend to give more efficient routes and more accurate arrival times than your car's built in system. 

You can also uses music apps such as Spotify. This gives you an almost unlimited selection of music and podcasts complete with it's well organised menus, search functions and cover art. 

Volvo Android Auto

Does Android Auto use my data plan?

Yes. If you have a limited data plan, you'll want to be careful. Sat-nav apps like Google Maps and Waze tend not to be too data intensive, but playing high-quality music from the internet will chew through your data at an alarming rate.

Can I add Android Auto to my older car?

Yes, is the answer in most cases. Some cars can have Android Auto retro downloaded to their infotainment systems in the from of an update – pre-2021 versions of the current Toyota Corolla are an example of this – but even in older cars it's relatively easy to add a double-din system that is compatible with Android Auto. Budget around £500 for a fitted system. 

What cars are fitted with Android Auto?

Scroll below for an up-to-date list of all the cars that are currently fitted with Android Auto

  • Abarth 595
  • Abarth 695
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta
  • Alfa Romeo MiTo
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Aston Martin Vanquish
  • Aston Martin Vantage 2018
  • Audi A1
  • Audi A1 
  • Audi A3
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A5 
  • Audi A6 
  • Audi A7 
  • Audi A8 
  • Audi Q3 
  • Audi Q2 
  • Audi Q3 
  • Audi Q8 
  • Audi Q5
  • Audi Q7
  • Citroen Berlingo
  • Citroen C-Elysée
  • Citroen C3
  • Citroen C3 Aircross
  • Citroen C4
  • Citroen C4 Cactus
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
  • Citroen C4 SpaceTourer
  • Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer
  • Citroen SpaceTourer
  • Citroen C5 Aircross
  • Citroen Jumpy
  • DS3
  • DS3 CROSSBACK
  • DS4
  • DS4 CROSSBACK
  • DS5
  • DS7 CROSSBACK
  • Fiat 500
  • Fiat 500L
  • Fiat 500X
  • Fiat Tipo

Android Auto is compatible with the following vehicles.

  • Ford C-MAX
  • Ford Ecosport
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Everest
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Galaxy
  • Ford GT
  • Ford KA+
  • Ford Kuga
  • Ford Mondeo
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford S-MAX
  • Ford Super Duty
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Tourneo Connect
  • Ford Tourneo Courier
  • Ford Tourneo Custom
  • Ford Transit
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Ford Transit Courier
  • Ford Transit Custom
  • Honda Accord 2016
  • Honda Civic 2016
  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
  • Honda CR-V 2017
  • Honda Fit 2018
  • Honda Freed 2017
  • Honda Odyssey 2018
  • Honda Pilot 2017
  • Honda Ridgeline 2017
  • Hyundai Avante
  • Hyundai Azera
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Elantra GT
  • Hyundai Grand i10
  • Hyundai Grandeur
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai i30
  • Hyundai i40
  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  • Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
  • Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Hyundai Maxcruz
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Jaguar XF
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar F-Pace
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Jaguar E-Pace
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia Carens
  • Kia Carnival
  • Kia cee'd
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Forte Koup
  • Kia Forte5
  • Kia K3
  • Kia K5
  • Kia K7
  • Kia K9
  • Kia Morning
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Optima Hybrid
  • Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid
  • Kia Picanto
  • Kia Pride
  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Rondo
  • Kia Sedona
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Soul Booster
  • Kia Soul Booster EV
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia Stonic
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Lamborghini Centenario
  • Lamborghini Huracán
  • Lamborghini Urus
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Lexus ES
  • Lexus NX
  • Lexus RC
  • Lexus RX
  • Lexus UX
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Maserati GranCabrio
  • Maserati GranTurismo
  • Maserati Levante
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda CX-30
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda CX-8
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Mazda2
  • Mazda3
  • Mazda6
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Mercedes-Maybach
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz SL
  • Mercedes-Benz SLC
  • Mitsubishi ASX
  • Mitsubishi Delica D:2
  • Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Custom
  • Mitsubishi Pajero
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Mitsubishi Mirage G4
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Mitsubishi Triton
  • Mitsubishi Coming soon: Xpander
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Nissan NV200 2020
  • Nissan Versa Note
  • Nissan Versa Sedan
  • Vauxhall Adam
  • Vauxhall Ampera-e
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Vauxhall Combo
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Vauxhall Crossland X
  • Vauxhall Grandland X
  • Vauxhall Insignia
  • Vauxhall Mokka
  • Vauxhall Vivaro
  • Vauxhall Zafira
  • Vauxhall Zafira Life
  • Peugeot 108
  • Peugeot 208
  • Peugeot 2008
  • Peugeot 301
  • Peugeot 308
  • Peugeot 308 SW
  • Peugeot 3008
  • Peugeot 508
  • Peugeot 508 SW
  • Peugeot 5008
  • Peugeot Expert
  • Peugeot Partner
  • Peugeot Rifter
  • Traveller
  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Clio
  • Renault Clio Estate
  • Renault Espace
  • Renault Grand Scénic
  • Renault Kadjar
  • Renault Kangoo
  • Renault Koleos
  • Renault Master
  • Renault Mégane
  • Renault Mégane Estate
  • Renault Scénic
  • Renault Talisman
  • Renault Talisman Estate
  • Renault Trafic
  • Renault Twingo
  • Renault ZOE
  • SEAT Alhambra
  • SEAT Arona
  • SEAT Ateca
  • SEAT Ibiza
  • SEAT León
  • SEAT Toledo
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Skoda Fabia Combi
  • Skoda Kamiq
  • Skoda Karoq
  • Skoda Kodiaq
  • Skoda Octavia
  • Skoda Octavia Combi
  • Skoda Rapid
  • Skoda Rapid Spaceback
  • Skoda Scala
  • Skoda Superb
  • Skoda Superb Combi
  • Skoda Yeti
  • Smart Fortwo
  • Smart Fortwo cabrio
  • Smart Forfour
  • SsangYong Rexton
  • SsangYong Musso Sports
  • Subaru Ascent
  • Subaru BRZ
  • Subaru Forester
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru Legacy/Liberty
  • Subaru Outback
  • Subaru WRX
  • Subaru XV/Crosstrek
  • Suzuki Ignis
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Toyota Aygo
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota CH-R
  • Vauxhall Adam
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • Vauxhall Combo
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Vauxhall Crossland X
  • Vauxhall Grandland X
  • Vauxhall Insignia
  • Vauxhall Mokka
  • Vauxhall Viva
  • Vauxhall Vivaro
  • Vauxhall Zafira
  • Vauxhall Zafira Life
  • Volkswagen Arteon
  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
  • Volkswagen CC
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volkswagen Fox
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Volkswagen Scirocco
  • Volkswagen Sharan
  • Volkswagen T-Cross
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
  • Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
  • Volkswagen Touareg
  • Volkswagen Touran
  • Volkswagen Amarok
  • Volkswagen Caddy
  • Volkswagen California
  • Volkswagen Caravelle
  • Volkswagen Crafter
  • Volkswagen Multivan
  • Volkswagen Transporter
  • Volvo XC90
  • Volvo S90
  • Volvo V90
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country
  • Volvo V90 Cross Country
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo V60
  • Volvo XC40

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2.0 TDI Sport Line 4x4 5dr [7 Seat]

  • 2021
  • 7,195 miles

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  • Marshall Skoda Reading
  • Berkshire, RG20JZ
Price:£34,399
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