Right now, for just $236.48, you can pick up Sony’s XAV-AX1000 CarPlay / Android Auto header, which is more than $30 off what we typically see this selling for. The price of today is also the best we’ve seen before. This double-DIN radio has a touchscreen of 6.2 inches and uses the CarPlay interface when connecting an iPhone and Android Auto for smartphones powered by Android. Both interfaces enable you to use a custom skin that displays your connected phone’s content to complete tasks such as navigation, calls, SMS, etc.
Now is a great time to install a CarPlay-friendly head unit as the service is scheduled for a big iOS 13 redesigns.
You’ll need a vehicle with a double-DIN slot that can’t accommodate all vehicles. You can check to see if your vehicle will fit in here. You’ll also need some cable harnesses, steering wheel control adapters, and more. If you are not comfortable doing the job yourself, consult a local professional installer.