Subaru Debuts 2018 Legacy With CarPlay at Chicago Auto Show

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Subaru today announced it will debut its all-new 2018 Legacy at the annual Chicago Auto Show next week. The mid-size sedan will be one of Subaru's first vehicles to support CarPlay alongside the 2017 Impreza introduced last year.


CarPlay and Android Auto will be available through Subaru's STARLINK multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity and iPod controls. The standard system has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, while an 8-inch touchscreen is available with a faster CPU, TomTom navigation, and enhanced multimedia capabilities.

Subaru said the 2018 Legacy will go on sale this summer. Pricing was not disclosed.

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46 months ago

My experience with Carplay is very ho-hum. Too many limitations and boring screens.

"Boring" screens and limited functionality is exactly what you should have in a car. The stuff that should interest you is outside.
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46 months ago
I think that the automakers that rely on either CarPlay or Android Auto are going to best serve their customers, while those who go their own way with home-grown interfaces will more often frustrate consumers with interfaces that are routinely awkward to use, and still a work in progress.
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46 months ago

I think that the automakers that rely on either CarPlay or Android Auto are going to best serve their customers, while those who go their own way with home-grown interfaces will more often frustrate consumers with interfaces that are routinely awkward to use, and still a work in progress.

Toyota/Lexus needs to stop dancing to their own crappy music and get with the program. Until then, any vehicle without CarPlay/Android Auto should be off everyone's list. That would push them to include both.
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46 months ago
My experience with Carplay is very ho-hum. Too many limitations and boring screens.
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46 months ago

My experience with Carplay is very ho-hum. Too many limitations and boring screens.

"Boring" screens and limited functionality is exactly what you should have in a car. The stuff that should interest you is outside.

What are you expecting? Some convoluted user interface? I want my display straight forward and easy to access. You're in a car and memory access and basic functionality is preferable for some. Take the display icons for example, they're large and straight to the point where they perform the functions you need, versus having unnecessary functions that you will never use.

How about more compatible apps, such as an alternative for Apple Maps. I wished CP was not as limited as it is, also, I wished it was not as buggy.

Fix the bugs, and have some other Apps such as Waze.
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46 months ago

How about more compatible apps, such as an alternative for Apple Maps. I wished CP was not as limited as it is, also, I wished it was not as buggy.

Fix the bugs, and have some other Apps such as Waze.

YES!!!
Allow apps like Waze and Google Maps. I love Apple (obviously, since I am on this forum;)) but I actually prefer Google Maps to Apple Maps. Since I have CarPlay in my current vehicle, via a Pioneer AppRadio system, I use Apple Maps but I wish I had options.
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