2015 Ford Mustang GT: For MyFord Touch, No News Is Good News
March 16, 2015
If you're a long-time reader of Edmunds' long-term vehicle reporting, you might remember that we had a 2012 Ford Explorer. It was a likeable enough SUV. But click on the Audio and Technology link and start scrolling down. You'll keep scrolling, too. There are dozens of negative posts. The hapless 2014-15 New York Knicks aren't as much of a disaster as the MyFord Touch system was.
Then we got a 2013 Ford Focus ST, also with the MyFord touchscreen interface. It was better. But not by a whole lot.
Now we have a 2015 Ford Mustang GT with MyFord Touch (MFT). Go ahead, click on the Audio and Technology link. There is not a single update on MFT so far. It's like a Web page version of hearing crickets. No news is good news, right?
I'd say so, yes. Now, we're not even a quarter of the way in to our year-long test of the 2015 Mustang. Maybe we'll encounter some issues. But I'm optimistic about the latest version of MFT. Our Mustang's touchscreen hasn't crashed, locked up or rebooted on me. My iPhone pairs every time. Unlike our Explorer, there are physical buttons for the climate controls. There's even a tuning knob. The touchscreen has decent response times to my touches, so I'm not left wondering whether my button press actually worked or not.
There's still room for improvement. And, in fact, a few months ago Ford said it's going to soon ditch the whole MyFord Touch interface and replace it with a fully reengineered version called Sync 3. But from an ownership standpoint of our 2015 Mustang, the touchscreen interface no longer seems to be a major liability.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,607 miles