Ford SYNC 3: All You Need to Know

2018 Ford Escape Sync 3 

 

If you've seen that many of our new Ford models come equipped with Ford SYNC 3, you aren't alone – you also aren't alone in asking "what is Ford SYNC 3?" Auffenberg Ford Belleville is here to break down the advantages of Ford SYNC 3 and let you know about your upgrade options.

Ford SYNC 3 Features

In addition to the convenience of a capacitive touchscreen with simple music search, enhanced climate control, and enhanced voice recognition software, Mascoutah drivers will find the following on SYNC 3:

  • Ford+Alexa – You can take Alexa on the road with you, connecting you to Amazon and bringing navigation, traffic information, and over 30,000 skills to your vehicle.

  • SYNC Connect powered by FordPass – Track your vehicle and access features remotely, like start, lock, unlock, and check vehicle status from the compatible app.

  • SYNC Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot – Ford owners and passengers can pair up to 10 devices to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot powered by AT&T, with FordPass to track your data usage.

  • Easy Destination Entry – When paired with SiriusXM Traffic, SYNC 3 lets you easily enter destinations for navigation, finding familiar spots and responding to voice controls as needed so you can get where you want to go.

  • SYNC AppLink – Keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and yourself in control with just a few words. AppLink lets you voice control compatible mobile apps and cue up your favorite songs.

  • SYNC 3 plus Android Auto Compatibility – If you have an Android phone, you're going to love bringing your assistant along for the ride in a new Ford. The Google Assistant comes along from Mascoutah to Belleville, as does Google Now, Google Music, and Google Maps integration.

  • Automatic Updates over Wi-Fi – Keep your infotainment system current anywhere there's a Wi-Fi signal, no need to search for a download or use a thumb drive like competing systems.

Can I Upgrade to Ford SYNC 3?

Because of all the Ford SYNC 3 system can do, it requires both unique hardware and software. Your classic Ford SYNC system still works, but it's not possible to upgrade to SYNC 3 due to the hardware requirements – unless you start shopping for a new Ford.

Learn More at Auffenberg Ford Belleville

Now that you know a bit about Ford SYNC 3, let us show you hands-on. Auffenberg Ford Belleville has regular Ford SYNC training where you can ask our pros questions and be shown how to use the many features of your infotainment system. And never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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