For $ 199 plus labor costs, Mazda owners can get the reseller-installed upgrade with smartphone integration capabilities, plus hardware tweaks that will add more powerful, rechargeable 2.1-amp USB ports. Some owners report a total cost of around $ 400, which seems very, especially considering Mazda’s infotainment monitors are not touchscreens, so the functionality will run through buttons, buttons, and voice commands.
The price point is not millions of miles away from other manufacturers. “CarPlay is an option of $ 300 on 201
7 BMW models, requiring the vehicle to already have a $ 2000 navigation package in place. In addition, they sell the cheapest aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto headunits for around $ 300, and it does not include installation costs. And Mazda deserves some credit to make the conversion of an option in the first place – many other car manufacturers would simply have suggested that you buy a new model.