Which 2017 Cars Offer In-Car Wi-Fi?

Share  
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, built-in Wi-Fi that makes the vehicle 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 data usage, 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 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

Share  

Contributor Rick Popely has covered the auto industry for decades and hosts a weekly online radio show on TalkZone.com.  Email Rick

Related Topics

Audi A3 2017 Audi A4 2017 Audi A4 allroad 2017 Audi A5 2017 Audi A6 2017 Audi A7 2017 Audi A8 2017 Audi Q3 2017 Audi Q5 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Audi R8 2017 Audi RS 7 2017 Audi S3 2017 Audi S4 Audi S5 2017 Audi S6 2017 Audi S7 2017 Audi S8 2017 Audi SQ5 2017 Audi TT 2017 BMW 230 2017 BMW 330 2017 BMW 430 2017 BMW 640 2017 BMW 740 2017 BMW ALPINA B7 2017 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe 2017 BMW X3 2017 BMW X4 2017 BMW X5 2017 BMW X6 2017 Buick Cascada 2017 Buick Enclave 2017 Buick Encore 2017 Buick Envision 2017 Buick LaCrosse 2017 Buick Regal 2017 Cadillac ATS 2017 Cadillac CT6 2017 Cadillac CTS 2017 Cadillac Escalade 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV 2017 Cadillac XT5 2017 Cadillac XTS 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Chevrolet Cruze 2017 Chevrolet Equinox 2017 Chevrolet Express 1500 Chevrolet Impala 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 2017 Chevrolet Sonic 2017 Chevrolet Spark 2017 Chevrolet SS 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe 2017 Chevrolet Traverse 2017 Chevrolet Trax 2017 Chevrolet Volt 2017 Chrysler 200 2017 Chrysler 300 2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2017 Dodge Challenger 2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Dodge Durango 2017 Dodge Viper 2017 FIAT 500e 2017 GMC Acadia 2017 GMC Canyon 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 2017 GMC Terrain 2017 GMC Yukon 2017 GMC Yukon XL 2017 Jaguar F-PACE 2017 Jaguar XE 2017 Jaguar XF 2017 Jaguar XJ 2017 Jeep Cherokee 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 Jeep Renegade 2017 Land Rover Discovery 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 Land Rover Range Rover 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2017 AMG GT S Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 550 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 600 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 718 Boxster 2017 Porsche 911 2017 Porsche Cayenne 2017 Porsche Macan 2017 Porsche Panamera 2017 RAM 1500 2017 RAM 2500 2017 RAM 3500 2017 Volvo S60 2017 Volvo S80 Volvo S90 2017 Volvo V60 2017 Volvo V90 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Volvo XC70 Volvo XC90 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 2017 Car Buying Coupe Hatchback SUVs Sedan Technology Wagon

Enter to Win $300

Review your car to enter our drawing today.
Write a Review

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. 18+