2020 Mazda Miata Gets Factory-Installed CarPlay

Mazda this week announced that its new 2020 MX-5 Miata comes with factory-installed CarPlay and Android Auto.

2020 Mazda MX 5 Miata
The new Miata features a seven-inch touchscreen display with dual USB ports. CarPlay can be accessed through Mazda Connect once an iPhone is connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable.

Now available in over 500 vehicle models, CarPlay‌ provides convenient access to frequently used iPhone apps such as Phone, Messages, Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, Apple Music, and Spotify directly from the dashboard.


Mazda says the Miata is the Guinness World Record holder for the best-selling two-seater sports car. With a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, the 2020 model produces up to 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm.

The 2020 MX-5 Miata will arrive to Mazda dealerships in February 2020, with pricing starting at $26,580 in the United States.

If you own an older Miata, CarPlay remains available as a dealer-installed upgrade in select 2014 model year and newer Mazda vehicles equipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system in the United States.

Also See: Review: Mazda's CarPlay Support a Welcome Addition for iPhone Users

Related Roundup: CarPlay
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Top Rated Comments

sporadicMotion Avatar
58 months ago
It's such a pain to do the upgrade too. I have a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider (Miata from the same assembly line with a different engine) and installing the CarPlay upgrade SUCKED. The USB cable in particular was kinda silly.

I made a how to video.

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2010mini Avatar
58 months ago
Why do most car manufacturers insist on wired CarPlay instead of wireless?
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44267547 Avatar
58 months ago
CarPlay aside:

The Miata would be too small for my applications, but that is one freakin sharp little car. (The Article picture highlighting that ‘slate’ color is outstanding.)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsamcash Avatar
58 months ago
May be time to upgrade my 2015 Miata!
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