What are Ford Drive Modes and Terrain Management Systems?

Select Ford trucks and SUVs offer multiple Drive Modes and Terrain Management Systems, designed to help you tackle and respond to different road conditions — from sand to snow and just about everything in-between.

Designed to adjust the vehicle’s driving dynamics for the type of terrain you’re driving on, Drive Modes use throttle position, vehicle speed, and steering angle to determine how your vehicle is responding compared to your commands. Torque is then adjusted front to rear and side to side in a split second to optimize performance for the conditions.

Many Ford vehicles offer several Drive Modes, which can be operated on the fly like the Ford 4WD systems, so you can tailor your vehicle’s response to the type of terrain you’re on. AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) settings are automatically adjusted based on your selection.

To view more details on the Drive Modes specific to your vehicle, please click below or view your Owner’s Manual.

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