If you own a Mazda that came with the Mazda Connect infotainment system going back to the 2014 year model, the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay retrofit hardware has been priced up. The hardware itself will cost you $199. That $199 isn’t all it will cost you though. The unknown bit with pricing is that
Android Auto is now available in additional Mazda models through a pricey dealer-installed upgrade
Manufacturer infotainment systems are, by and large, not good. More and more automakers are picking up the standardized solutions of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is s step in the right direction. Mazda started shipping the interface in some new vehicles this year, and now dealerships will be able to install it in model year 2014 or newer Mazdas.