I bet if my theory is correct it doesn’t matter if you connect via wire or Bluetooth.
I have the option to upgrade to a 13, Pro or Pro Max model at a significant discount after the 14 launch from a friend who works in retail and that’s my plan. However, if I can get away with the 13 (4 GB) vs 13 Pro (6 GB), I probably will. The 14 line is not worth it to me.
I’ve separated comments based on your CarPlay experience and models on RAM. Thank you very much.
EDIT: Argh, I made typos, iPhone SE 2nd Gen is Spring 2020, not 2022. I don’t seem to be able to change the options after the first vote is cast.