When the all-electric 2022 Ford E-Transit was revealed last fall, FoMoCo announced that its SYNC 4 infotainment software would come as standard equipment on the new model. However, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Transit launch that SYNC 4 will also come as standard equipment on the 2022 Transit Passenger Van equipped with XLT trim and Ford’s 12-inch infotainment screen, and as an option on various other gasoline-powered configurations as well.
Additionally, SYNC 4 will also be bundled with a number of packages that originally debuted in the 2021 model year. These include the Motorhome Prep Package, which offers SYNC 4 with the 12-inch screen, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, SiriusXM with 360L, Navigation, and HD Radio as the standard audio package. SYNC 4 is also available with the RV Prep Package, which includes the same aforementioned features as the Motorhome Prep Package.
In addition to the Passenger Van XLT, there are a few other configurations of the 2022 Ford Transit that will offer standard SYNC 4 as well. These include Crew Van, Cargo Van, and Passenger Van XL configurations equipped with the 360-Degree Camera with Split-View and Front Washer or High-Resolution Digital Camera. Additionally, SYNC 4 is optional on Chassis Cab and Gas Engine Cutaway models.
This doesn’t mean that SYNC 3 is going away on the 2022 Transit, however. Rather, it will be positioned between the base audio system and SYNC 4. With the 2021 Transit, Ford offered SYNC 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen, depending on the configuration, but the optional SYNC 4 system will be replacing that offering and SYNC 3 will only be offered with Ford’s 4-inch multi-function display.
The standard audio system will consist of a 4-inch multi-function screen, an AM/FM stereo, dual USB ports, and Bluetooth, and is standard equipment on Gas Engine Cutaway and Chassis Cab Crew Van models, or Gas Engine Cargo Van, and Passenger Van XL models when paired with Ford’s Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist.
The 2022 Ford Transit will offer SYNC 3 with a 4-inch multi-touch display, dual USB ports, AM/FM stereo, and Bluetooth as an option on Gas Engine Cutaway and Chassis Cab models, or as an option on Gas Engine Cargo Van, Crew Van, and Passenger Van XL models when paired with Ford’s Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist.
In addition to these differences and its all-electric powertrain, the E-Transit will vary from its ICE-powered brethren in a couple of other ways. For starters, it will weigh around 600 pounds more than gas-powered Transits, as well as utilize a different spare tire location. However, the E-Transit will also offer a much more generous warranty than regular Transit models, too.