The dominance of the Apple iPhone is well-established, but mobile phones running the Android operating system also represent a big chunk of the marketplace. Unlike Apple CarPlay, Android is an open system, so many mobile phone makers have adopted it and web developers have gotten creative with it. It’s backed by Google, the web’s ubiquitous search engine, which gives it power and credibility.
Android Auto is designed to deliver the Android experience in your car. For instance, you can get real-time alerts with Google Maps and Waze and ask your Google Assistant to find gas along the way. You can see it all on your car’s dashboard display. In recent years, some vehicles offered Apple CarPlay but did not offer Android Auto. That has largely changed; most current models that feature Apple CarPlay also offer Android Auto, though some still have neither. Here are the 10 least expensive cars whose infotainment systems are compatible with Android Auto.