My Mazda CX-5 is three years old and the free sat nav updates will soon end. What is the best option taking into consideration that I have an Apple iPhone but not Apple CarPlay?
There are a couple of options. You could use an iPhone navigation app, like Waze, which is excellent. It's free and updated based on users around you so you get alerted before you approach police, accidents, road hazards or traffic jams, all shared by other drivers in real-time. Safety speed cameras are included in things you're warned about too. Just make sure you use a phone cradle if you go down this route and make sure you don't get tempted to touch the phone while driving.
You could also get am aftermarket infotainment system installed if you do fancy having Apple CarPlay. Halfords have a huge range on offer, but we've tested the Sony XAV-AX100 (which we really liked). Full review here: kit.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/review-sony-xav-ax100.../