If you’ve got a recent model Ford vehicle, chances are good you have an infotainment system built into the dashboard. That beauty is run by Ford’s SYNC® system, which lets you communicate with your vehicle (and your connected smartphone!) hands-free. But did you know Ford actually offers two different SYNC® systems? The basic SYNC® and the SYNC® 3 have some different features, and you may be curious which of the two you’ve been enjoying while on your drive down Jasper Ave. Your friends at Team Ford have prepared a quick run-down so you can tell the difference!
Make no mistake, just because we’re calling this the “basic” SYNC® system doesn’t mean there’s anything “basic” about it. This system is jam-packed with plenty of features and conveniences to make your drive as easy and entertaining as possible. At its core is the voice-activation technology that lets you use your infotainment hub without having to take your eyes off the road. You can control your music with simple commands and call someone on your phone just by saying their name! Throw in support for select mobile apps, and you can even enjoy things like your favourite podcasts with a simple command.
Just because the base SYNC® system is already great doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement! SYNC® 3 is the latest generation of Ford’s SYNC® system, with upgraded connectivity and support for some of the latest smart technologies. You can enjoy a larger touchscreen than the basic system, with an optional navigation system. The addition of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ gives you superior smartphone connectivity—in addition to hands-free calls, you can also send and receive emails and texts without taking your eyes off the road! Add in the SYNC® Connect wireless system, and you can even use the FordPass app to remotely control features in your vehicle with your smartphone!
The SYNC® system is just one of the many amazing technologies you can find in the latest Ford models. Our amazing sales team here at Team Ford would be thrilled to answer any questions you have about SYNC®, or any of the features in our latest model lineup.