The Ford SYNC system has been a feature in UK vehicles for some time, but unless you buy new, you may not know which version of it you have in your car. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to identify the version your vehicle has, and therefore if it incorporates the Ford SYNC Navigation function. Here, we offer some tips to help you to identify which version of SYNC your vehicle has, and how to find out if navigation is available.
There are four versions of SYNC available on Ford models. These differ depending on the year in which your vehicle was produced and which model you are driving. The four versions are:
One way to identify if your version includes navigation is by looking at the screen. Ford SYNC 1.0 and 1.1 with Applink in UK cars have a central display which isn’t full-colour, showing only basic information. Versions with navigation have a larger, full-colour touchscreen in the centre console that can display maps.
Another is by checking key features. Ford SYNC 1.0 and 1.1 with Applink offer more basic features such as hands-free calling, information on the media player, and a 4.2-inch display screen. Versions 2 and 3 display phone, media, navigation, and climate information on the touchscreen.
Vehicles with Ford SYNC 2 have the navigation function displayed in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Selecting the function brings up the destination search, which can be controlled with the touchscreen or by voice.
If your Ford has SYNC 3, you can find the navigation function on the feature bar along the bottom of your touchscreen. In the Navigation ‘smart corner’ you’ll find options including address searching, current location finder, and the option of cancelling the route.
Controls of the various SYNC versions vary depending on the model and its year of release. Models may differ from the descriptions given in some respects, so we advise you to check your owner’s manual for specifics relating to your vehicle and visit here for more information.