Which 2017 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

2017 GMC Acadia

CARS.COM — The next frontier for in-car connectivity is Wi-Fi mobile hot spots that allow you to wirelessly connect multiple devices while the car is hurtling down the road. In these cars, SUVs and trucks, a tablet or laptop — not just a smartphone — can remotely connect to office networks, play movies and TV shows, access hundreds of online radio stations and tap into other internet fare while the car is rolling down the road.

Related: Which 2016 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

Since Audi became the first brand to offer built-in Wi-Fi in 2011, the list has grown to 16 brands and more than 100 vehicle lines for the 2017 model year, and it includes non-luxury brands and pickup trucks. Moreover, most automakers now are using faster 4G LTE systems.

The vehicles listed here have factory-installed, in-vehicle Wi-Fi that makes the car a mobile hot spot, and they can stay connected while you're driving from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore.

Alas, you can't get Wi-Fi on every version of all the vehicles listed here. That feature, along with other infotainment and convenience features, may be available only on higher-priced models or only as part of an expensive extra-cost option package. A close look at standard features and optional equipment will reveal which models do.

And the cost of mobile Wi-Fi doesn't end with the purchase of the vehicle. Most manufacturers offer it free for a few months or more, but then the vehicle owner has to step up and pay for a data plan, just like with a smartphone or home-based system. That is usually on a monthly subscription basis through a wireless carrier or a service provided by the car company, such as GM's OnStar.

If you don't see a vehicle you're interested in listed here, stay tuned. A Ford spokesman, for example, says, "It's coming soon." Others may soon follow to keep up with their competitors.

In addition, brands such as Infiniti and Nissan are offering dealer-installed Wi-Fi systems on some 2017 models, and Jeep has a dealer-installed kit for the 2017 Compass, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. Aftermarket in-car Wi-Fi kits also might be available for late-model vehicles.

2017 Models Available With Wi-Fi

Audi
A3
A4
A4 Allroad
A5
A6
A7
A8
Q3
Q5
Q7
R8
RS 7
S3
S4
S5
S6
S7
S8
SQ5
TT

BMW
2 Series
3 Series
4 Series
5 Series
6 Series
7 Series
Alpina B6 Gran Coupe
Alpina B7
X3
X4
X5
X6

Buick
Cascada
Enclave
Encore
Envision
LaCrosse
Regal

Cadillac
ATS
CT6
CTS
Escalade
Escalade ESV
XT5
XTS

Chevrolet
Bolt EV
Camaro
Colorado
Corvette
Cruze
Equinox
Express
Impala
Malibu
Silverado 1500
Silverado 2500, 3500
Sonic
Spark
SS
Suburban
Tahoe
Traverse
Trax
Volt

Chrysler
200
300
Pacifica

Dodge
Challenger
Charger
Durango
Viper

Fiat
500e

GMC
Acadia
Canyon
Sierra 1500
Sierra 2500, 3500
Terrain
Yukon
Yukon XL

Jaguar
F-Pace
XE
XF
XJ

Jeep
Cherokee
Grand Cherokee
Renegade

Land Rover
Discovery
Discovery Sport
Range Rover
Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Sport

Mercedes-Benz
AMG GT S
B-Class
C-Class
CLA-Class
CLS-Class
E-Class
G-Class
GLA-Class
GLC-Class
GLE-Class
GLS-Class
Maybach S550
Maybach S600
S-Class
SL-Class
SLC-Class

Porsche
718 Boxster
718 Cayman
911
Cayenne
Macan
Panamera

Ram
1500
2500, 3500

Volvo
S60
S80
S90
V60
V90 Cross Country
XC60
XC70
XC90

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