How do I use Ford Adaptive Cruise Control*?

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) lets you set a cruising speed and distance from the vehicle ahead of you. When it slows down, you automatically do too. When traffic picks back up, you resume your preset speed and distance. 

Watch the video or read the instructions below to learn how to use this feature.

Choosing an Adaptive Cruise Control Mode

  1. Select Driver Assist on your instrument cluster using the five-way steering wheel controls**.
  2. Select Cruise Control.
  3. Choose Adaptive to enable Adaptive Cruise Control.

    Note: To use conventional cruise control, choose Normal.

Setting the Adaptive Cruise Control Speed

  1. Press ON on the cruise control switch on your steering wheel.
  2. Drive at your desired speed.
  3. Press and release the SET+ button.
  4. Take your foot off the accelerator.

The speed control system indicator light will illuminate when you turn Adaptive Cruise Control on. The color of the indicator changes to indicate the system's status.

Additional Information

What is Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go?
What is Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control?
What is Lane Centering?


*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. See your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

**Location and appearance of buttons may vary. See your Owner's Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

Normal Cruise Control will not brake when your vehicle is approaching slower vehicles. Always be aware of which mode you have selected and apply brakes when necessary.