Modern infotainment systems come with all kinds of apps and capabilities that your old car simply doesn’t have. Still, with the right aftermarket stereo receiver in your car, you can take advantage of a system – like Apple CarPlay – in your old ride. If you have an iPhone, Apple CarPlay is a great way to get some of the features of your phone right on your car’s infotainment system. In order to make this happen in an older model car, you’ll have to replace your old car’s stereo receiver with a new one that supports Apple CarPlay. Here are five of the best such system available.
Alpine iLX-207 Apple CarPlay Receiver
If you like the convenience of the features that come with Apple
Sony XAV-AX200 Apple CarPlay Receiver
If you want to stick with a bigger brand than Alpine, Sony offers a really good aftermarket receiver that supports Apple CarPlay. It features high-powered sound thanks to a 55-watt amplifier and extra bass. There’s also a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. The unit’s 6.4-inch screen display’s apps and features clearly and it also features a Sirius XM tuner so you can listen to your favorite radio stations as well as take calls and stream music from your phone. The small volume knob and few buttons help make navigating to system
JVC KW-V830BT Apple CarPlay Receiver
JVC makes top-quality products for all kinds of audio and technology needs. The JVC KW-V830BT is an excellent choice for Apple CarPlay-loving drivers who want a sleek and modern-looking display. The 6.8-inch touchscreen shows icons and graphics in high resolution, and despite its modern look, the JVC system will still play CDs, which is the only unit on this list with that feature. Aside from that, it features Apple CarPlay support and all of the service’s capabilities.
Pioneer AVH-2300NEX Apple CarPlay Receiver
Pioneer has been a household name in car audio equipment for many years, and the company keeps innovating and coming up with new products all the time. As far as Apple CarPlay Receivers go, one that you should consider is the Pioneer AVH-2300NEX Apple CarPlay Receiver. This unit features a 7-inch display with a built-in Apple CarPlay interface. It supports Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free calling, and all the other features that come with Apple CarPlay. There are a few tactile buttons at the bottom of the unit to help with the user experience.
Pioneer AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120 Apple CarPlay Receiver
If you want something with a sleek display that has superb graphics, the Pioneer AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120 is one of the best stereo receivers out there for the money. It features a 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display and several features. It supports Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free and has an App Radio mode functionality that sets it apart from much of the competition. It’s great for taking calls hands-free and can handle any of your audio needs for a reasonable price.