2016 Honda Accord will support CarPlay and Android Auto
Following the recent announcements from GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet regarding CarPlay and Android Auto support, Honda has just revealed that its 2016 full-sized sedan the Accord will support both. Like some of the other manufacturers, the Accord will use a 7.7 inch display for entertainment, LaneWatch, and navigation and will primarily require the connection to an iPhone or Android smartphone for full functionality.
Honda has also pointed out that although it is not the first to include support for these dashboard solutions, the Accord is one of the first high-volume vehicles to sell with the options. It seems as though Honda is very confident in the sedan, and expect a high adoption rate for the new technology. The company has also confirmed that while this car is the first to receive support for the infotainment systems, they will add it to other models in the near future.
The main target demographic for Android Auto and CarPlay is the younger buyers. It makes sense that Honda would make an affordable vehicle the first to support these dashboard alternatives, hoping to attract millennials in need of a less expensive car. CarPlay and Android Auto will not be available on the base model, however, and will only be included with the EX trim and above. The 2016 Accord is set to release this coming August, but the pricing for different packages has not yet been released.