Confusion About The Infotainment System - Base vs Sync 3?

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I just found out Ford no longer offers a CD player. Am I the only one who still listens to them? I have no interest in the navigation stuff.
CD players have gone the way of the 8 Track. I own a restaurant that has live music. Performers hand me CD’s and I’m like “ how am I supposed to listen to this?”
 

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Is GPS available? I’m going to order tomorrow a Lariat fwd but I haven’t seen anything about GPS
No stand alaone GPS, it will use android auto or apple car play. IMO, a better idea anyways.
So there built-in maps and navigation are not available on any trim or in any package? While I do like using Waze with Android Auto, I would really like to have the backup of built-in maps for those times that I have no cell service.
 

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It's not Waze that's improved it's Android auto.
So it's still the same Waze as I remember, then? Ehh... I'll just stick with Google Maps. I'm used to working with it to get what I want.
 

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Don't get me wrong I like the Maverick and I am thinking seriously about getting one but the big useless hole beside the info screen begs the question why ?
My guess is that this dash was designed for the larger 12" sync 4 screen for either a PHEV or other Top Trim variant that we have yet to see. Just looks too perfectly shaped for a 12" screen.
 

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The SYNC 3 is faster and smoother, slightly more user friendly however I use Android Auto and it works fine on my SYNC and SYNC 3 vehicles...
Hey Albert , Have you been able to determine if when using ApplePlay or any other Nav app will it be wi-fi or plug in cable , same for Using Spotify or any music app?
 

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My SYNC3 systems use both ways, I have the Wi-Fi in my truck so my phone pairs to it however my wife's edge I use data and no cable (Android) she may have to with her Apple but I do not know that for sure...
 

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Hey Albert , Have you been able to determine if when using ApplePlay or any other Nav app will it be wi-fi or plug in cable , same for Using Spotify or any music app?
I read somewhere that the basic non-Sync system must use a cable connection.
 

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Hey Albert , Have you been able to determine if when using ApplePlay or any other Nav app will it be wi-fi or plug in cable , same for Using Spotify or any music app?
SYNC 4 uses wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. SYNC 3 uses plug-in connection.
 

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Here's my confusion over which SYNC radio is in the Maverick... Our training material says "8 inch center-stack touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility" is standard on all 3 trims. Then later says "SYNC 3 (incl. in Lariat Luxury Package [54P])".

The only 8" screen capable of using Apple Carplay/Android Auto on all Fords (2016-) is the SYNC 3 system. (And I'm the guy at our dealership that handles SYNC 3 updates for customers.) Either Ford has developed a hybrid SYNC radio for the Maverick XL/XLT trims, or SYNC 3 is in all Mavericks.

I'll update when get clarification. FWIW, SYNC 3 is an extremely stable system- when updated, just like any computer system.
 

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Here's my confusion over which SYNC radio is in the Maverick... Our training material says "8 inch center-stack touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility" is standard on all 3 trims. Then later says "SYNC 3 (incl. in Lariat Luxury Package [54P])".

The only 8" screen capable of using Apple Carplay/Android Auto on all Fords (2016-) is the SYNC 3 system. (And I'm the guy at our dealership that handles SYNC 3 updates for customers.) Either Ford has developed a hybrid SYNC radio for the Maverick XL/XLT trims, or SYNC 3 is in all Mavericks.

I'll update when get clarification. FWIW, SYNC 3 is an extremely stable system- when updated, just like any computer system.
Thanks for some clarification. By the way does the training material
detail the location of the 12 v battery, are there more than one?
Or does the system use the Hybrid battery for everything? One last thing why is there Start/ Stop on a Hybrid vehicle?
 

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There is no tech material yet, just "sales" info. In the Ford tech forum I got this, " ITS UNDER THE REAR SEAT, AND IF ITS THE NON HYBRID OPTION IT WILL BE UNDER HOOD LIKE NORMAL."

Start/Stop is there because Ford cares about the environment. ;-)
 
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