Suggestions for Android Auto


Looking for a phone (not Motorola) that works well with Android Auto (car is a Ford Escape). Have a Moto G 3rd Gen now and have had nothing but problems since Android Auto was installed on it, and can’t get it off, even with a factory reset.
Not into spending a large sum of money on a phone, so hope to stay under $250 or so.
Any suggestions from someone who has something that works would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.