10 Cheapest 2023 SUVs With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
In-cabin smartphone mirroring technology trickles down to low-priced sport-utility vehicles.
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For drivers glued to their smartphones, in-car connectivity is a critical part of the car-purchasing decision. Fortunately, most manufacturers have been paying attention, so connectivity is easier and more accessible than ever.
This article looks at the 10 least expensive 2023 SUVs for sale in the United States to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Some of these have wireless smartphone-mirroring connectivity available as well.
2023 Hyundai Venue: $21,000
The cheapest SUV for sale in the U.S., the Hyundai Venue comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The entry-level Hyundai Venue SE and the Venue SEL have this feature and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The higher-end Venue SEL has wireless charging and an 8.0-inch navigation touchscreen, but it requires a wired connection to engage with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2023 Kia Soul: $21,000
The entry-level Kia Soul LX comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Step up to any of the higher trim levels (the S, GT-Line, or EX), and you gain a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen and wireless smartphone charging.
2023 Nissan Kicks: $22,000
Third on our list is the Nissan Kicks, which also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration starting with the base level S. Although this is a pretty stripped-down model (one of the few vehicles left that comes with rear drum brakes), it does have a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The next trim level up, the Kicks SV, features an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer: $24,000
Not only are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on the base trim level Chevrolet Trailblazer, but so too are wireless charging and connectivity. That trim level, the Chevrolet Trailblazer LS, also comes equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen and a Wi-Fi hot spot, so connectivity should be no trouble at all.
2023 Hyundai Kona: $24,000
The standard 8.0-inch touchscreen and the available 10.3-inch touchscreen on the Hyundai Kona feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base trim level gasoline-only Kona SE rolls on down the road with the 8.0-inch screen as standard equipment; the SEL with the Convenience Package features the larger touchscreen with navigation and a wireless charging pad.
2023 Mazda CX-30: $24,000
The cheapest Mazda SUV, the CX-30, also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the vehicle itself seems dated due to the non-touch-sensitive 8.8-inch screen. Instead, the CX-30 goes old school with a control dial in the center console.
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross: $25,000
Introduced for the 2022 model year, the Toyota Corolla Cross is an SUV based on the compact Corolla. The base model Corolla Cross L has an easy-to-use infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The next model, the LE, gains a wireless charging pad and an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
2023 Kia Seltos: $25,000
The second Kia to make the cut, the 2023 Kia Seltos, also has a base model, the LX, that comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Two trim levels up, the Seltos EX comes fitted with a 10.3-inch touchscreen and a wireless charging pad.
2023 Subaru Crosstrek: $25,000
The base trim level of the Subaru Crosstrek features an easy-to-use infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. At 6.5 inches, the touchscreen is undersized compared with all other options here. You need to jump a few trim levels to land an 8.0-inch touchscreen, which is standard equipment on the Crosstrek Special Edition, Sport, Limited, and Hybrid.
2023 Honda HR-V: $25,000
The final entry on our list is the Honda HR-V. Redesigned for the 2023 model year, the HR-V is now in its second generation. The LX base model has a 7.0-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. You need to jump two trim levels to the EX-L to get a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, wireless connectivity, and a wireless charging pad.
All vehicle pricing includes MSRP plus destination charges (set at the time of publication), and will be rounded to the nearest thousand.