2017 Mazda 6’s lack of smartphone integration a deciding factor

By Peter Chubb - Oct 19, 2016

If you were considering purchasing a new 2017 Mazda 6, then you might want to know something about the technology being used, or more so the lack of it in terms of smartphone integration. It would seem that in their wisdom, Mazda has decided to not support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and in our eyes we feel they are behind the curve, and so could become a deciding factor in your buying decision.

However, for some people this is not too much of an issue because using such things in the car is beyond them, and so does not hold any significance when it comes to buying and owning a car.


The new 2017 Mazda 6 changes might not have been given the huge fanfare as other cars, but with its superb road manners, and an efficient powertrain, which seems to work perfectly with its improved automatic suspension – well these are all ingredients for a car destined for great things, even without that smartphone integration.

We are certain that the latest 2017 Mazda 6 reviews will reflect on this very positive elements of the car, although a review or two might not like the idea of not being able to connect their Android or iOS device while driving.

Not matter what you say though, there are more than enough upgrades to make this vehicle both exciting and practical, although could feel outdated to some tech minded people.

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  • FOAFL4

    Mazda has spent millions developing its unique G-Vectoring Control and all this writer cares about is smart phone integration? Obviously the writer is not a driver. The stock standard Toyota would suit buyers of his profile.

  • Super

    This article is slightly misleading as you CAN connect your Apple or Android device in the 2017 Mazda 6 and other Mazda’s before it, but Mazda has its own proprietary system for doing so which might be less intuitive than Android Auto or Apple Carplay for owners of Android and Apple phones respectively. However it still allows them to connect to the vehicles media centre using Bluetooth, allowing them to play music and answer phone calls while still focusing on the road. Just my 2 cents.