Ford has plenty of exciting new and updated vehicles currently sitting on its various dealer lots, but if you want the most up-to-date vehicle from the Blue Oval, you’ll want to hold out another few months.
As Automotive News reports, Ford’s new Sync3 infotainment system will replace the slightly buggy MyFordTouch system in the automaker’s cars for the 2016 model year. Even the brand’s most up-to-date models, like the 2015 Mustang or 2015 Edge, will come with the outgoing MyFordTouch system. Waiting for the 2016 models to arrive on dealer lots is a wise decision, as buyers will be able to get their hands on a vehicle with Sync3 at no extra cost than MyFordTouch.
“It’s going to be a big change that makes the car considerably less frustrating,” Consumer Reports automotive engineer Tom Mutchler told AN. “If more consumers knew the improvement that Sync 3 was going to provide, they would wait a few months.”
Buyers hoping to scoop up the MyFordTouch-equipped 2015 models for a bargain will be disappointed. Apart from the dated infotainment system, much of these 2015 models are recently updated and come with other new features, so incentives on them will likely be sparse. Sync3 cannot be retrofitted into 2015 models, either, leaving 2015 Ford buyers with the outdated system for as long as they own the car.
If you can exercise some patience, 2016 Fords equipped with Sync3 should hit dealer lots late this summer. Not only will you be happier with the car overall, analysts believe the Sync3-equipped cars will have strong residual values going forward.