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  1. JeffsSport

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    Yeah who knows. I just picked up a 16 Taurus and it has it. (thank God)
     
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  3. OzzieMike

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    My dealer told me Saturday that Sync 3 is going into current builds of the 2016 Explorer.
     
  4. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Interesting news but I wonder if it's true. I guess we'll find out when the last of the 2016 orders begin arriving. Orders for 2016 models close this Wednesday, the 16th.

    Peter
     
  5. jmr061

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    I checked one scheduled to be built this week and the window sticker says MFT.
     
  6. OzzieMike

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    Peter and JM,

    It would not surprise me at all if my dealer was wrong on this, and that we're not going to see Sync3 until the 2017 MY.
     
  7. PlatinumOwner

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    Just confirmed with my dealer, Sync 3 is not going in until 2017 MY.
     
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    You are late to the party....
     
  9. PlatinumOwner

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    Just adding one more source....
     
  10. OzzieMike

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    Platinum/JMR...thanks for confirming my suspicion that my dealer was wrong about Sync 3 in the 2016 Explorers.
     
  11. LukerDooker

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    Sync3-functionality details & review for 2017 Ford Escape

    http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2017-ford-escape/

    Sync 3, Ford's vastly upgraded infotainment system, shows up in the Escape's dashboard on a responsive touchscreen.
    While Sync 3 was available in the 2016 Escape, now it adds support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Sync Connect, a built-in data connection for the car that works with the upcoming FordPass app.

    Sync 3 encompasses navigation, audio, hands-free phone integration and an app platform, working simply and seamlessly. I particularly like the responsive touchscreen and single-box destination search for navigation, which lets you enter street addresses or place names in the same entry field. App connectivity, which includes Spotify, Pandora, Glympse and iHeartRadio, shows play screens formatted similarly to onboard music play screens, making it easy to go from source to source.

    When I first used Sync 3 last year, I wished that Ford would implement online destination search. The Sync Connect system, which adds a 4G/LTE data connection to the car, doesn't fulfill my wishes.
    This data connection doesn't really interact with Sync 3 so much, instead serving telematics services.
    With it and the FordPass app, you can remotely lock and unlock the doors and start the engine, see the car's current location and check the fuel level.

    FordPass also includes a call center, with operators who can look up destinations for you and send them to the car's navigation system, a capability which lets Ford catch up with GM's Onstar telematics service.

    Plugging in my iPhone let me run Apple CarPlay in the dashboard. Here, the screen showed the familiar and colorful icon-based homescreen with the addition of a Ford Sync button.

    Touching the Sync button brought up what looked like the Sync 3 homescreen, with tiles for navigation, phone and stereo. However, CarPlay still controlled individual functions. For example, touching the navigation tile launched Apple Maps rather than Ford's native navigation system. I would prefer if the system let me go back to the full version of
    Sync 3.
     

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