2021 Ford F-150 Boasts Sync 4 and Two Available 12.0-Inch Screens
The Ford F-150 2021 promises to outdo its competitors in terms of towing, payload and maximum power. But nowadays, people expect their trucks to be not only capable, but also comfortable and technologically advanced. Fortunately, the Blue Oval has also improved these areas of its truck, giving its best-selling model a more welcoming interior with the company’s latest Sync 4 infotainment system. It is standard across the board, however, the way you interact with it differs between versions and option packages.
Even the basic F-150s now have a screen of reasonable size. The 2021 Ford F-150 comes standard with an 8.0-inch touch screen, which was previously optional. Buyers can also upgrade to a 12.0-inch screen that rivals Ram. Unlike the Ram 1500’s large screen, which has a portrait orientation, the fancy Ford unit has a landscape design. Its split screen functionality lets you control navigation on the left of the screen and music on the right, for example.
New group of digital instruments
A new all-digital instrument cluster gives the F-150 a much more modern look. The available 12.0-inch unit displays key information such as speed, gear selection and even off-road data. When navigation is started, it will display detailed instructions. The gauge cluster presents unique graphics and animations that change depending on the driving mode. Unfortunately, the configuration is not standard in all areas, and the lower-quality F-150s are content with a 4.0-inch cluster screen.
Wireless connectivity for smartphones
You can keep the USB cord at home with Sync 4’s wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Pilots can also access Sync AppLink applications such as Waze and Amazon Alexa.
More computing power
Sync 4 has twice the computing power of the previous generation Ford infotainment system. This should help him perform more tasks faster.
Better voice control
We will have to test it for ourselves, but Ford claims its new infotainment system recognizes more conversational language. Based on our positive experiences with voice control systems from recent Lincoln products, we hope that the F-150’s system will be just as competent.