More and more cars are being rolled out with SiriusXM® satellite radio built-in. What about Chryslers? Do all Chrysler models come with satellite radio built-in? If not, is it possible to add satellite radio to Chryslers that don’t come with it? You’ll find all the answers you need in this guide.
1. Does Chrysler Offer Satellite Radio On All Models?
Satellite radio is not available on all Chrysler models. Generally, the more basic trim levels don’t come with it. Why is that?
It’s actually a conscious decision by Chrysler. They understand how popular SiriusXM® is with drivers, so they decided to take advantage of the fact and offer it only on the higher trim Pacificas and 300s. That way, their customers would feel more inclined to spend more money just to get satellite radio in their cars.
2. If My Chrysler Doesn’t Come With Satellite Radio, Can I Add It?
You certainly may! There are three different aftermarket solutions you can use to add satellite radio to your Chrysler:
- Buy a stand-alone satellite radio, mount it to the dash, and then connect it to your Chrysler’s electrical system and FM modulator
- Rig up a satellite radio receiver and then connect it to the vehicle via an AUX adapter kit
- Install a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit
If you’re looking for the best solution, it’s the VAIS satellite radio adapter kit. It doesn’t clutter up the dash (like the first 2 options), and it enables you to control satellite radio with your factory stereo controls.
3. Does Chrysler Offer A Genuine OEM Satellite Radio Adapter For My Model?
Chrysler does not offer OEM satellite radio adapters for any of its models. The decision-makers at Chrysler opted against developing an OEM satellite radio adapter. They don’t want to give their customers an incentive to purchase a base trim vehicle and then install an OEM adapter in it. While this solution will save their customers a lot of money, it’s actually not that profitable for Chrysler. Luckily, you can get one of the aftermarket solutions listed above.
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