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EcoBoost and the Latest Update to MyFordTouch

Upgraded Sync is a plus, but does Ford’s heroic turbo four make money sense?

by on May.23, 2012

Ford has upgraded MyFordTouch and Sync and added the 2.0-liter EcoBoost option to the Edge crossover..

The best way to explain Sync and MyFordTouch is to compare it to another vehicle. The week before we drove a Ford Edge with the updated MyFordTouch, we drove an expensive luxury car from another manufacturer. With that car, just syncing a phone with Bluetooth was a difficult project – requiring a visit to the owner’s manual – mostly because of the voice recognition system’s limited voice command capabilities.

Last fall, Ford addressed issues with its MyFordTouch system, offering a software upgrade to all owners.

Turbocharged Auto News!

At a series of clinics, customers told Ford engineers and designers that they wanted better voice recognition, simpler graphics, bigger “buttons” and more instructions from the system on its use.

Did the changes work? We take a look at the latest version of MyFordTouch, along with the second in Ford’s line EcoBoost engines.

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First Drive: Revamped Edge’s MyFordTouch Needs Tweaks to Reach Full Potential

by on Apr.20, 2011

The 2011 Ford Edge received an extensive exterior freshening as well as industry-first technologies, features and conveniences.

If you base your opinion of the controversial MyFordTouch, the latest iteration of Ford’s revolutionary Sync infotainment system, on an hour or so with the system, your thoughts about it are likely to be negative. But spending a week with the system brings greater understanding.

Is it perfect? No? Despite improvements including a greatly expanded number of commands the system recognizes, it still needs more. Details, details, details. We’ll get to those.

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This Edge is a mid-cycle refresh of Ford’s wildly popular mid-size two-row crossover. There are improvements throughout the vehicle, including upgraded engines, slightly revised styling, bigger wheel options and improved fuel economy. But MyFordTouch is stealing most of the headlines.

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