2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test


2012 Ford Explorer XLT: MyFord Touch Updated

June 14, 2012

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After much back and forth, the MyFord Touch system in our Explorer has finally been updated. The revision was supposed to clear up a few glitches that made the system a little less than user friendly.

I drove it home last night and noticed an obvious difference in the reaction time of the on-screen controls. When you push a button something actually happens. Bravo. The hard buttons for the radio and climate controls below the screen are still a little slow to react, so I'm not sure if the update hastened their reaction time at all.

One thing I do like is the "Do Not Disturb" button on the home screen. This may have been there before, but I didn't notice it. Not a bad feature to have when you're in the car with multiple people and you don't want to answer your phone over the speakers.

We'll keep tabs on the new features included in this update as we discover them, but so far it's a noticeable upgrade.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com

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