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.
Any Mazda as far back as model year 2014 that shipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system is eligible for the upgrade, which includes the requisite hardware and software for Android Auto. Read MoreAndroid Auto is now available in additional Mazda models through a pricey dealer-installed upgrade was written by the awesome team at Android Police.