Toyota will finally start supporting CarPlay with 2019 Avalon

The Toyota 2019 Avalon was just introduced at the North American International Auto Show up in Detroit, Michigan. It will be the first vehicle in Toyota’s lineup to support Apple’s CarPlay.

The Avalon will have a 9-inch capacitive touchscreen, and CarPlay will be standard among all trim levels.

The Entune 3.0 multimedia system will include support for CarPlay and Amazon Alexa, and we will see it arrive in many other vehicles starting in 2019.

Since Entune 3.0 is already in the 2018 Camry and 2018 Sienna, we should see CarPlay coming to the 2019 versions as well as the Avalon.

Unfortunately for those in international markets, CarPlay will be limited to the US, at least at launch.

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Toyota has long been a holdout in supporting CarPlay, instead highlighting the merits of their own infotainment system.

I personally drove a RAV4 for a few years, and was underwhelmed with the Entune system. It was a primary reason for me jumping to the Ford Escape, which did support CarPlay.

If you’d like to check out the Toyota Avalon, they will go on sale starting in late spring of 2018.

You can also check out Apple’s (occasionally) updated list of vehicles that support CarPlay.