Kia Optima Apple CarPlay and Android Auto availability

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima, Technology on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 2:17 pm
2019 Kia Optima red top side view

2019 Kia Optima infotainment features

Infotainment systems are becoming the focal point of the modern car. It’s more important to a lot of car buyers than what’s under the hood, and that’s why Kia has put such a strong focus on its infotainment systems. See what we mean as we explore the 2019 Kia Optima infotainment features and take a look at what UVO is and what you get with it.

2019 Kia Optima white side view with app icons floating aboveWhat do you get standard with UVO?

All UVO systems on modern Kia vehicles including the Kia Optima get your basic infotainment system features and then some. You can take advantage of an AM/FM radio, auxiliary inputs with support for a USB connection and MP3 playback.

Bluetooth audio streaming also comes standard. You can even access and adjust many settings for your car all in one convenient spot.


Other standard features of the 2019 Kia Optima


2019 Kia Optima Apple CarPlay screenDoes the Kia Optima include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both great systems that allow for a more seamless experience with your smartphone and your infotainment system. Many auto manufacturers only support one of these systems, and some don’t support any. Kia is different.

Many Kia models include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard feature right from the start. This means you can access a large suite of apps on your infotainment system through your phone regardless of whether you have an Android or Apple device. You can even access navigation. The 2019 Kia Optima has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.

2019 Kia Optima infotainment screen with Android Auto navigationOptional features on the Kia Optima infotainment system

All 2019 Optima models feature a large 8-inch infotainment screen with all the features listed above, but there are more features available. The base LX trim has an option for SiriusXM satellite radio. This feature comes standard on the S and EX trim.

The EX trim can be upgraded further with a voice command navigation system, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Traffic, which can alert you to traffic conditions and more. These features come standard on the top SX trim.

Though navigation is a good selling point, if you have a smartphone, you can access all of your phone navigation features on any 2019 Optima so long as your device is compatible with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.


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