Honda has announced its 2017 Pilot will be available with CarPlay and Android Auto in models EX and above in the United States. The software platforms will be built into an improved 8-inch touchscreen with a new anti-fingerprint coating.
The three-row SUV is the latest Honda vehicle to support CarPlay after the 2016 and later Accord, 2016 and later Civic, 2016 Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan, 2017 Ridgeline, and 2017 Honda CR-V. Honda did not mention if wireless CarPlay will be supported.
The 2017 Honda Pilot goes on sale beginning November 7, with a suggested starting price of $33,030 for the CarPlay-supported EX model.
CarPlay is available in over 100 vehicle models worldwide from over two dozen automakers, providing hands-free or eyes-free access to common iPhone apps such as Maps, Messages, Music, Phone, and Podcasts, and select third-party apps. Apple keeps a periodically updated list of available models on its website.
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I'll probably end up with a Mazda3 which also doesn't have carplay, but they are potentially upgrading their software to support it (And 2014+ all have the same infotainment unit.)
So basically, car manufacturers still suck.
[doublepost=1478270551][/doublepost] The biggest advantage of them is your cat being able to use your gps and data for traffic and navigation. That feature actually prevents the car makers from selling overpriced nav units
I will take DSG over a regular plain-jane automatic any day. Best of both worlds.
DSG vs Manual? That might be a bit harder. I love the manual gearbox in my BMW M3, but computers can shift faster than humans ever will.
On-topic discussion: Just waiting for Honda to get the Civic Si and Type-R over here. Looked at a hatchback at my local dealer and loved it.
I'd love to have the (regular) hatchback with the 1.5L Turbo motor, a manual, CarPlay, and LED headlights. Too bad Honda won't give you CarPlay or LED lighting unless you get the dreaded CVT. :(
* People buy a manual because they're cheaper and thus can't afford extra features
* People buy a manual because they are 'drivers cars' and most people who are drivers in the traditional more romantic way don't care for bells & whistles like heated seats, leather seats or cool tech.
Volkswagen offers one Sportwagen in USA that's manual and it's their S model (not SE or SEL) and it has cloth seats, basic features and no sunroof. If you want nicer seats, features, comforts, you have to choose automatic.