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2017 Mazda 6 Will End Up Learning The Same Lesson As Ford

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Remember when Ford decided to offer their customers the MyFord Touch system and how everybody hated them for it, well, Ford seems to have learned from their mistake but it looks like Mazda might be making the same mistake as them once more.

While most automakers including Ford have been working to get the Apple Car and Android Auto support ready for their customers, Mazda is still insisting on not offering these support in any of their new models.

We know that the 2017 models will all be getting a facelift that will include an upgraded design and a few additional features which are good news for those looking to get the 2017 Mazda model but the missing iOS and Android support could chase their customers into the arms of their competitor.

Do you think the missing Android Auto and Apple Carplay support will affect the sales of the new Mazda models?

2 Comments

  1. Jeff May

    August 17, 2016 at 11:11 am

    As a new 2016 Mazda6 owner, at the time of purchase, the lack of Apple Carplay and Android Auto didn’t bother me so much until I found out that the navigation system does not have real-time traffic. At the time of purchase, had I know about the lack of all 3, I would have passed on the car and looked elsewhere, even though I turned in a 2014 Mazda6, which I liked very much. By the way, the 2014 Mazda6 HAD Real Time Traffic with it’s navigation!

    • Mike

      August 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Mazda navigation does have real time traffic data through an HD radio stream. Check your navigation settings. I find it works best when the historical traffic setting is also turned on.