Best cars with Android Auto

Android Auto is a simple, safe, and legal way of using your phone in your car. These are the cars with Android Auto

BuyaCar team
Jan 23, 2020

Everyone has a mobile phone nowadays, it's the kind of technology most of us cannot do without - you know something's important when it goes to the toilet with you.

So it makes sense therefore that these tokens of modern life go with us in the car as well. Thankfully, laws have been put in place to ensure the use of mobile phones while driving has become outlawed, but there are ways of getting the most out of your phone's endless functionality without it becoming a danger to you and other road users.

While nearly every car manufacturer now offers its own form of in-car media and applications, but the mobile phone is still the undisputed king of the apps, so Google and Apple have decided to implement their own software to allow seamless phone connection to your car's built-in media.

Android Auto will allow you to connect your Android phone to your car in order to make use of a selected choice of apps via your car's media display. This includes making and receiving calls and navigation.

Not every car has the capability to connect with your phone via Android Auto though, so if you're someone who simply cannot do without your phone for more than a few minutes, it may be worth checking out which cars come with this rather handy dandy function. Car makers have understood the demand for such tech though, so the amount of cars being released with Android Auto has grown hugely in the last few years.

 

Best of all, it’s ever improving. New cars fitted with the latest Android Auto system have an ace up their sleeves - a new voice activated driving mode. Drivers can simply say the phrase “Hey Google, let’s drive”, and Android Auto will respond by opening up mapping software and your favourite apps on to your car's entertainment screen.

To help you see the wood from the trees we have highlighted some of the best cars with Android Auto, along with a full list of models on sale with the technology.

Best cars with Android Auto

1. Volkswagen Golf

Latest Volkswagen Golf deals from £7,790
Monthly finance from £130

When you think about family hatchbacks, you probably visualise the Volkswagen Golf. This stalwart of the family car market offers exceptional build quality and an exciting driving experience in it's more powerful guises.

Aside from it's mechanical prowess, the Golf also comes with a whole load of tech, with an eight-inch touchscreen, bluetooth, DAB radio and of course Android Auto.

Volkswagen Golf buyers' guide

2. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Latest Mercedes-Benz A-Class deals from £8,990
Monthly finance from £168

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class however does not have the same level of quality you'll find in the Golf. It instead relies on a magnificent amount of technology to win you over. Top-spec cars get twin 10.3-inch screens, positioned side-by-side to create something of a wide-screen display.

The user interface is very well thought-out and includes Android Auto compaitibility. If a snazzy interior experience if right up your street then the A-Class might be the one for you.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class buyers' guides

3. Volvo XC90

Latest Volvo XC90 deals from £17,890
Monthly finance from £328

The XC90 has long held the status as the best large SUV you can buy. Not only does it dominate rivals in terms of space and practicality, it also looks fantastic and offers huge amount of cutting-edge tech, in terms of entertainment and safety.

Its intuitive and easy to use nine-inch display comes with that all-important Android Auto capability, but there is a whole lot more the XC90 than that.

Volvo XC90 buyers' guide

4. Ford Mondeo


Mondeo Exterior

Latest Ford Mondeo deals from £7,349
Monthly finance from £143

Although the Mondeo is no longer available to buy new, it's still a very capable saloon that also offers a huge amount of on-board tech. Sync 3, Ford’s connectivity system which includes Andoid Auto, is a standard option on all Mondeos so it doesn't matter which model you plump for.

The Mondeo is a very sensible and comfrortable alternative to the likes of the Vauxhall Insignia or Skoda Superb, although if you're looking to buy a brand new car they both represent valid alternatives.

Ford Mondeo buyers' guide

5. Honda NSX

Something of a joker card on this list, the Honda NSX is certainly not your every-day run-around. But it is definitely one of the fastest cars on the market with Android Auto capabilties.

Aside from that, the NSX is supercar simply crammed with technology - the interior is something comparable to a space ship. You will be sacrificing practicality though.

Honda NSX buyers' guide

 

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