All About Nissan CarPlay Models

Jul 13, 2020
By Staff writer

Need to use Apple CarPlay and drive a Nissan? Good news! There are three Nissan CarPlay models: 2017 Maxima, 2017 Micra, and 2017.5 Murano. 2018 Nissan Leaf will also feature support for the app.

For those of you who still haven’t discovered Apple CarPlay, it is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. It takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. 

2018 Nissan Leaf: unveiling the future of CarPlay.

2018 Nissan Leaf will feature seamless mobile integration: access your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, a USB port, and Bluetooth® technology. 

CarPlay will help you get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music while staying focused on the road. The app also features Siri voice control (activated by pressing and holding the voice control button on the steering wheel) and works with your Nissan’s controls — knobs, buttons, touchpad, and/or touchscreen. Leaf makes it easy to find the nearest charging station, charge at off-peak hours, and keep tabs on the vehicle from your smartphone. 

In addition, the model features ProPILOT™ Assist, which helps you take care of following the car ahead at a preset distance, keep you centred in your lane, and even bring your car to a full stop based on the traffic flow.

Nissan Leaf features the innovative e-Pedal technology that allows you to accelerate and brake with only one pedal. e-Pedal is enhanced by a 100% electric drivetrain that provides an instant rush of acceleration. And of course, let us not forget that Nissan Leaf allows for a fast charging. Barely one hour charge will cover for up to 22 miles. Here are some stats: the fastest public charging is 50kW. A 30-minute charge will cover up to 88 miles. In addition, you may also use a light, flexible, 6A/10A/16A portable charger that features an in-built PIN code (easily activated at public charging posts or - anywhere else).

The new Leaf will be bigger than the first-generation model, but will still remain a conventional front-drive car. That is to say that the electric motor is located in front (drives the front wheels). 2018 Leaf's synchronous AC motor will feature 147 horsepower and a 236 pound-feet of torque (as opposed to the 2017 version's 107-horsepower and 187-pound feet of torque).  

Overall, if you are having doubts about whether to get a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla EV, know that Tesla does not support either CarPlay or Android Auto. As for additional comparison, read on! 

CarPlay vehicles: An overview.

Many car play vehicles are to be found out there, with the manufacturers being (listed in alphabetical order) Abarth, Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Haima, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, Lamborghini,  The Lincoln Motor Company, Maserati, Mercedes Benz, MG Motor, Mini, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault,  Roewe, Sert, Škoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Visit Apple’s official website for a complete list of models supporting CarPlay. 

As stated above, Nissan CarPlay models, apart from Leaf, include 2017 Maxima, 2017 Micra, and 2017.5 Murano. EV supporters, so far, not a single Tesla model supports the app, and there is no saying whether the manufacturer intends to change this in the future. Best keep an eye on official announcements if you are into buying a Tesla EV and CarPlay support is an important factor to you.

Compare power-saving vehicles at Glimp to get an at-a-glance overview of what to expect when choosing a particular model. Many factors are to be taken into consideration here, and every buyer has different preferences, so a comparison cannot hurt. If you are insistent on a Tesla EV, look on the bright side: many benefits are unique solely to this manufacturer.

E.g., Tesla Motors’ Model S travels 300 miles per charge and can carry seven people. It can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, and features a four-bar linkage hatchback rear trunk and flat-folding rear seats, which may well accommodate a 50-inch TV set and a mountain bike. In plain words, Model S’ unparalleled efficiency gives it more trunk space than any sedan and more than a great number of SUVs. It delivers 244 miles per charge and 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, which outperforms nearly all sports cars in its class. Yet, it remains six times more energy-efficient than fuel vehicles. As you can see, this makes for a good deal of bargain, as Model S is among the fastest running, fastest charging, and most eco-friendly vehicles around. 

As for Model 3, it is a smaller, simpler, and (by far!) more affordable EV. According to Tesla Motors, it is “designed to be the safest car in its class”. It features automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance, eight airbags, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and electronic stability and traction control. Also provided are a 15″ touchscreen with onboard maps and navigation, Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity, keyless entry and dual-zone climate control system, voice-activated controls, FM/Internet streaming radio, and a centre console with open storage and two USB ports.

As for which EV is best, we’ll leave that to your judgment. 

Choosing the best Nissan CarPlay model.

The choice of the best Nissan CarPlay model remains a matter of preferences. The first thing to consider, naturally, would be: are you interested in an EV or a fuel vehicle? The choice will logically follow. Certainly, the price range is not to be disregarded either. If an eco-friendly vehicle is your choice, we’ve got good news. EV dealers (new and used EVs available) are numerous, namely: GVI. Kiwi, Autocourt, NZ Electric Vehicles, Tesla Motors, BMW, The Electric Car Company, Plugn Drive NZ, HVS Electric, Volt Vehicles, EV Central, Enterprise Motor Group Hamilton, Monster Value Autos, Paul Kelly Motor Company, Energy Motors Hyundai, Coltons Motor vehicle Co, Corlet Motor Company, Autolink Cars RMVT, Cashback Cars, Morrell Motors Ltd., REM Cars, The Car Man, Mercedes-Benz Hawkes Bay, Mercedes-Benz Wellington, Armstrong Prestige Christchurch, Armstrong Prestige Dunedin, Ingham-Sears, Ingham Prestige, Coutts Newmarket, Metro Christchurch Ltd., Central City Cars, The Car Company Nelson, European Car Imports, Gazley Motors CBD, Gazley Motors Lower Hutt, Gilmore Automotive, and Farmer Auto Village. 

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