Ford’s latest version of SYNC – SYNC 4 – is just making its debut in a variety of Blue Oval vehicles including the 2021 Ford F-150, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2021 Ford Bronco, and 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. That means now is the perfect time to get to know the automaker’s latest piece of software, and as such, it has just released a new video with a rundown of all the basic functions present in SYNC 4.
SYNC is Ford’s vehicle information and communications center, and SYNC 4 has received a host of enhancements that aim to make it more user friendly and useful than ever before. The software comes on a variety of screens depending on how a vehicle is optioned, including a standard 8-inch touchscreen and an optional 12-inch touchscreen with an information on demand panel. Meanwhile, SYNC 4A is available on up to a 15.5-inch screen, as is the case in the Mach-E.
SYNC 4 comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, as well as other built-in apps including Waze. Drivers can access the vehicle’s owner’s manual through SYNC, as well as search it for a particular topic, and even stream how-to videos on the screen.
When attempting to navigate, SYNC uses conversational voice recognition to allow the driver to speak normally to find destinations and send text messages. Sirius XM with 360L is available with a free trial or paid subscription, all of which allows the owner to have a personalized listening experience – on their phone with the app, online, and at home.
As has been the case in the past, Ford has made quite a few additions to SYNC 4 in an effort to make it more intuitive, as well as present features that drivers want the most.