Many car owners consider SiriusXM® satellite radio an important factor to consider while shopping for a new car. If you’re in the market for a new or used Toyota, you might have some questions about enjoying SiriusXM® satellite radio on the road.
We’ve answered the three most common questions new and potential Toyota owners have about SiriusXM® satellite radio.
1. Does Toyota Offer SiriusXM® Satellite Radio On All Models?
No, you wouldn’t find SiriusXM® satellite radio on all Toyota models. Because SiriusXM® satellite radio is considered a luxury, it’s commonly found only on higher trim levels. If you’re looking for a base model Camry, RAV4, Corolla, or CH-R, you probably won’t find one with SiriusXM® satellite radio built-in.
2. Can I Add SiriusXM® Satellite Radio To My Toyota?
If your Toyota doesn’t have SiriusXM® satellite radio, all hope is not lost. It’s possible to add it to your car while keeping your factory radio. There are several ways to do it:
- Get an AUX adapter kit and then connect it to a satellite receiver unit via some wires
- Connect a stand-alone radio to an FM modulator and your vehicle’s electrical system via some wires
- Hook up a VAIS SiriusXM® satellite radio adapter kit to your factory radio
You can read more about each method here.
3. Can I Buy An OEM SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Adapter From Toyota?
Unfortunately, a genuine OEM SiriusXM® satellite radio adapter doesn’t exist. It’s understandable, though, because Toyota wants to encourage its customers to buy a higher trim level in the first place. With a higher trim level comes SiriusXM® satellite radio.
If you want to add SiriusXM® to a Toyota that doesn’t have it built-in, you’ll need to go the aftermarket route. Out of all of the aftermarket options listed above, a VAIS adapter kit is the best option because:
- There’s no dash clutter
- There are no external devices, meaning:
- The sound quality isn’t compromised at all
- You’re can use the factory stereo controls to adjust the volume and change the SiriusXM® satellite radio stations
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