What Volkswagen Models Have Android Auto™?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Arteon, VW Atlas, VW Atlas Cross Sport, VW e-Golf, VW Golf, VW Golf Alltrack, VW Golf GTI, VW Jetta, VW Jetta GLI, VW Passat, VW Tiguan on Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 5:57 pm
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If you have a Volkswagen with Android Auto™ and an Android phone, you should know how to use Android Auto™. Through Volkswagen App-Connect, you can connect most modern smartphones to most modern Volkswagen Models. Doing this lets you stream music, make calls hands-free, respond with messages by voice, and use your phone’s navigation through your car’s touchscreen and audio system.

Does My Volkswagen Have Android Auto™?

New Volkswagen models since 2019 have all included Volkswagen App-Connect as a standard feature. This gives you Android Auto™ no matter how much you try to save by purchasing lower trim levels. All 2020 models and 2021 models revealed so far have Android Auto™ through App-Connect as well. But just to be sure, the following list will clear things up. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf says “standard” instead of “standard on all trims since there is only one trim on the regular version of the 2020 Golf.

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan close up of infotainment screen home screen at angle

2019 VW e-Golf: Standard on all trims

2019 VW Golf Alltrack: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Arteon: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Golf: Standard

2020 VW Golf GTI: Standard on all trims

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2020 VW Jetta: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Jetta GLI: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Passat: Standard on all trims

2020 VW Tiguan: Standard on all trims

2021 VW Atlas: Standard on all trims

How Do I Know if My Android Phone Will Connect to Android Auto?

The oldest Android phones ever built will not be able to connect to Android Auto™. As long as your phone is less than 5 years old, it should be compatible with Android Auto™. In 2015, Android began to make phones with the Android 6.0 operating system. To use Android Auto™, an Android phone needs to be updated to or made with Android 6.0 to connect. Any phone with Android 7, 8, or later should have no problems connecting either.