For those wanting to get into Android Auto, but don’t want to buy a new car, Pioneer has a pretty cheap alternative. Their AVH-4100NEX is their cheapest model and it now comes in as low as $495. That’s over $200 less than what it started at when it launched over a year ago. The AVH-4100NEX features Android Auto, but also has Apple CarPlay, in case you or those driving the car have both operating systems. Additionally we have HD radio, satellite radio as well as a DVD player, so you can watch a movie, although it’s definitely recommended to not do so while driving.
Now it’s also going to cost you a bit to get this installed on your car. If you know what you’re doing, then you should be all set. Otherwise, we urge you to do your homework first. The parts that are needed to install this into your car will likely run you another $100 or so. It’s definitely still cheaper than buying a new car. But still something to be apprised of. Pioneer does have some newer models available, however if you are simply looking for Android Auto, the newer models don’t do anything different over the AVH-4100NEX, making it your best bet here.