Porsches are such great cars that only a few things could improve your driving experience in one. Satellite radio is one of them. It’s a great feature that makes driving a Porsche better than it already is.
As someone who either already owns a Cayenne or Boxster, or is looking to buy one, you might be wondering what your satellite radio options are. If so, you’re not alone. Plenty of other Porsche owners or soon-to-be Porsche owners are wondering the same thing.
That’s why we put together this FAQ guide with comprehensive answers to all the common questions people have about satellite radio in Porsches.
1. Is Satellite Radio Available On All Porsche Models?
Not all Porsche models come with satellite radio. SiriusXM® is available only on the higher trim levels. It may seem surprising, but it makes sense when you take into consideration the fact that it’s a strategy to get customers to pay more money for the more expensive models.
If you either own a more basic model or you have your heart set on one, all is not lost. You can certainly add SiriusXM® to your 911 or Cayman. Keep reading to find out how.
2. Is It Possible To Add Satellite Radio To My Porsche?
It’s definitely possible to add satellite radio to your Porsche if it doesn’t come with it. You can find an aftermarket solution that works for you. Here are three of the most common aftermarket solutions:
- Stand-alone satellite radio connected to the vehicle’s electrical system and the FM modulator via two sets of wires
- Satellite radio receiver and an AUX adapter kit
- VAIS satellite radio adapter kit
You can find a thorough explanation of each option here. If you want to avoid dash clutter and enjoy crisp sound quality, go with a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit. It’s the only option that doesn’t create any dash clutter and restores the factory radio sound quality.
3. Is There A Genuine OEM Satellite Radio Adapter Available From Porsche?
No, Porsche does not offer OEM satellite radio adapters for the same reason they don’t offer SiriusXM® on all of their models. By withholding the option of manually integrating satellite radio with an OEM solution, Porsche is indirectly encouraging its customers to spend more money on a higher trim level that already has SiriusXM® built-in.
Luckily, aftermarket solutions exist, so you don’t have to spend more money than you need on a more expensive Porsche model just to enjoy satellite radio on the road.
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