Need a list of Volvos with CarPlay? Be careful what you buy! Not all new Volvos have CarPlay.
I’ve been using CarPlay for a year, and I love it. I’d have a difficult time going back to a car without it, in fact. I like it so much I started a CarPlay information and news site with my tech writer friend Ryan.
As of this writing if, you’re going to buy a new Volvo off the dealer’s lot, with the exception of the V60 and S60, it will have CarPlay.
Volvos with CarPlay
- 2016 – 2018 XC90
- 2017 – 2018 S90
- 2017 – 2018 V90
- 2018 XC60
- 2019 XC40
Volvos without CarPlay
- 2018 V60
- 2018 S60
- … and all Volvos older than 2016
Your connected car allows you to connect with the digital world around you as naturally as you communicate with your Volvo. Intelligent driver interfaces interact intuitively to give you full control of all functions without taking your attention from the road. Your Volvo can even book service when it’s time.
Your smartphone connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and you can enjoy audio streaming through the well-sounding High Performance audio system that’s included in Sensus Connect. You can also connect your media devices physically using AUX and USB inputs. Using your smartphone you have instant access to internet maps and a host of convenient in-car apps – for example to enjoy internet radio, audio books, music streaming, log-in at Facebook and browse the web.– https://www.volvocars.com/us/own/connected-car
CarPlay in Volvos is part of the four “connected car” services in current Volvos:
Volvo On Call
If you don’t have a new Volvo with CarPlay, here’s a list of aftermarket stereos with CarPlay you can install in your current Volvo.
We at MVS are big fans of CarPlay. The ease of use and synchronicity between the abilities it gives you while driving with the rest of your digital world is shocking, to be frank. And CarPlay does it while allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
If there ever was a natural complement to Volvo’s half-century+ of safety innovation, it’s CarPlay.