Ford SYNC 2 in-car infotainment review

Plenty of buttons mean the SYNC 2 system is confusing at a glance, but remembering voice commands makes it easier

By dividing the home screen into four key sections – sat-nav, entertainment, climate and phone – Ford has made its SYNC 2 system very simple. However, jumping into the maps screen will find you buried in a sea of options scattered around the page.

Connectivity is Ford’s strong suit, with Bluetooth and two USB ports. It can also ‘tether’ your phone to make the car a hotspot or connect its Wi-Fi to an external hotspot.

The system’s let down by its performance. The touchscreen was slow to respond, as were screen-to-screen times, and scrolling through our entire playlist took among the longest of the cars tested. Overall the audio quality offered a good all-round sound, but again the screen let it down as it wasn’t very bright and the colours were a bit grey.

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