For anyone driving an older model Dodge Durango, there are tons of aftermarket installs that will allow for upgrades to include Android Auto connectivity. Using your Android devices in a hands-free voice command environment is almost a necessity behind the wheel these days.
Instead of an infotainment upgrade, you might be ready to trade-in that older model, to buy a new Dodge Durango altogether. But are the 2020 Dodge Durango models equipped with Android Auto?
What Android Auto can do
Android Auto has a host of benefits and apps that make driving easy, less distracting, and safer. Pairing with your vehicle, Android Auto streamlines everything from changing songs and voice commanding your favorite audiobook, to calling and texting your mom just by speaking aloud.
Android fans will have the Google Assistant at their command too. Ask for directions using Google Maps or Waze, then see the map in your vehicle display. Respond to texts, mark your calendar, or replay your playlist, without lifting a finger.
Interior features for Dodge Durango this year
The 2020 Dodge Durango doesn’t have a lot of changes from last year’s model. But, there are plenty of interior tech and comfort features. A few standards you can expect at any trim level include tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, six speakers, and two USB ports.
You can add on the extras like a sunroof, navigation, or satellite radio. Drivers can also upgrade to an 8.4-inch touch screen or add more speakers. Universal garage door remote, keyless entry, and remote start are also available options. Durango takes care of the back seat passengers too, with dual-screen Blu-Ray players in the headrests of the front row seats. Durango even comes with a traditional household outlet, just in case you need one.
Plenty of driver assistance tech
Dodge Durango makes sure you have all the extra eyes and sensors you need to drive safely. Rear view camera and rear parking sensors are just a standard start. You’ll also have blind-spot monitoring, rain-sensing wipers, rear cross-traffic alerting, and auto emergency braking. Stay and depart from your lanes safely, too, with lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning systems, all standard.
Infotainment standards vs. options on the Dodge Durango
All the Dodge Durango models come standard with the Uconnect infotainment system. This means, regardless of trim level or your preferences for extras, even the base model Durango comes standard with Android Auto connectivity.
You’ll have Apple CarPlay connectivity, too, should you change your mind about your device preference later. In addition to all the fun and helpful features we mentioned before, you can rest assured knowing your phone, music, contacts, and apps will all integrate seamlessly with your Durango.
Uconnect is more than basic infotainment
Uconnect is a completely integrated media system and platform. Linking your smartphone to your Durango is only the beginning. It also offers available features like SiriusXM, SiriusXM Guardian, and navigation.
Remotely start your Durango or hail roadside assistance. Get immediate directions, both turn by turn audio as well as in-screen 3D viewing. It enhances the tech and infotainment experience, immersing the driver in complete connectivity options. Uconnect allows drivers never to miss a beat, and always stay in the loop, without taking a hand off the wheel.
So, if your old Durango needs an Android Auto upgrade, adding an aftermarket system is certainly doable. However, maybe consider buying a new Durango instead. You may just prefer to upgrade the whole Durango and take advantage of Uconnect as well as all the standard driver assistance features.
At the very least, you now know you have options. And in either scenario, keeping your old or buying a new Durango, you can have Android Auto connectivity.