A lot of newer cars these days have Android Auto built in, but certainly not all of them. Whether you have a new car that doesn’t support Android Auto, or an older vehicle that predates the technology, you can still get all the same functionality with Android Auto head units that can be installed aftermarket.
When it comes to Android Auto head units, there are quite a few options available at different price points. Having trouble deciding? That’s what this post is for.
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To make your purchasing decision a bit easier, we have compiled a list of the best Android Auto head units you can currently get. Manufactured by companies like Sony, Kenwood, Pioneer, and others, they are priced between $300 and $800, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that fits your budget.
The first Android Auto head unit that made it to the list is the Kenwood DDX9703S. It features a 6.95-inch display with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and also has a few physical buttons at the bottom for easy access to certain functions and the menu. The unit has a built-in GPS and a couple of useful apps on board such as Pandora and Spotify.
Other features worth mentioning are Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and the option of connecting two smartphones at the same time. The device, which you can get via the button below, currently retails for around $490 on Amazon.
The Android Auto head unit from Sony is a little bit smaller than some of the other ones on this list. It has a 6.4-inch display with a few buttons and a rotary dial on the side. You can spin it to adjust the volume or press and hold it to use voice control feature. You can call someone, send a message, and get directions with simple voice commands.
The Sony XAV-AX100 is a quite a simple device, offering only the most basic of features. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but is definitely something that’s worth pointing out. To get it, you’ll have to dish out around $400.
This is a high-end unit that’s also the most expensive one on this list. It’s equipped with a 7-inch display that has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It has the map of the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico on board provided by HERE along with 7.9 million points of interest.
Pioneer’s device supports Bluetooth connectivity as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio and has 16 GB of storage. It also offers a bunch of different customization options, as it allows you to choose from five display colors, 112 key colors, and more. As already mentioned, the AVIC-8200NEX is quite expensive and will set you back around $800 on Amazon.
Kenwood eXcelon DDX9902S
This is the second Kenwood device with Android Auto on this list. The eXcelon DDX9902S sports a 6.95-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It supports Bluetooth, can connect two smartphones at the same time, and is compatible with various internet radio apps such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, and others. It also has a built-in HD Radio tuner.
Like the rest of the devices on this list, you can use it with various voice commands, so you can keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times. It’s not the most affordable option, as it costs around $600 on Amazon. You can get it via the button below.
The last Android Auto head unit on the list is the JVC KW-M730BT. Unlike some of the other devices, this one has a very clean design with only a few small buttons on top for adjusting the volume, among other things. It’s equipped with a 6.8-inch display that has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
It obviously supports Bluetooth and allows you to connect two smartphones at the same time. The device also works with Spotify and Pandora and is SiriusXM ready. Pricing on Amazon starts at around $340.
These are our picks for the best Android Auto head units that you can get right now. Of course, there are quite a few other great options available that might not be included in this post. If you think we have missed any major ones, do let us know by posting a comment down below.