2015 Ford F-150: MyFord Touch Finally Decent, Does Sync 3 Promise Better?
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on September 24, 2015
Here's something I wouldn't have expected: We've had our 2015 Ford F-150 for about 10 months now and nobody has complained about the truck's MyFord Touch touchscreen interface. In actuality, the towing mirrors have raised more ire than this newfangled gadgetry. It's a similar story over on Channel 2015 Mustang GT. Its MyFord Touch has also stayed under the radar.
That said, nobody has praised the F-150's interface, either.
A lot of the ire directed at early iterations of MFT regarded the lack of physical buttons or knobs. Our F-150 doesn't have that problem, as there's a volume knob, a tuner knob, preset buttons and a slew of climate control buttons. The touchscreen itself is useable too, and hasn't had any notable crashes or hiccups. Sync voice recognition still rocks.
And while there are still some minor annoyances, such as small virtual buttons and annoyingly long waits for music catalog syncing, it's a fairly useable setup that doesn't get in the way.
You could argue that's a low bar to clear and perhaps you'd be right. The UConnect touchscreen in our Ram 1500 is still superior. So hopes are higher for the 2016 F-150 and its replacement Sync 3 system. We still haven't fully tested the system, but early impressions are that it's easier and quicker to use.
Then again, it's going to be brand new and there's always the possibility of software bugs to work out. But if you're shopping for 2015 or 2016 F-150, it's something to consider.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor