What are SYNC®* 4A and SYNC 4?

SYNC 4A and SYNC 4 bring new levels of connectivity, voice recognition, and fewer cords to make life on the go easy. 

SYNC 4A And SYNC 4 Key Features 

  • Larger screen options, from 8 inches to 15.5 inches
  • Cord-free access to phone connection, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™** compatibility, and SYNC® AppLink®†
  • Available Connected Navigation†† options, providing real-time traffic, weather, construction, and more
  • Available Enhanced Voice Recognition, which allows access to cloud-based conversational voice commands
  • Available SiriusXM®‡ with 360L, the widest variety of ad-free music, sports, talk, news, and more
  • Software Updates using software downloaded from the cloud
  • Easy-to-search cloud-based digital Owner’s Manual

SYNC 4A Versus SYNC 4

There are a couple of main features of SYNC 4A that distinguish it from SYNC 4:

Note: SYNC 4 cannot be upgraded to SYNC 4A.

Watch the video below for a visual comparison between SYNC 4A and SYNC 4.

Additional Information

What are Software Updates?
What are SYNC 4 Navigation options?
Can I upgrade to SYNC 4 or 4A?


*Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. 

**Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.

Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software.

††Navigation services require SYNC 4 or SYNC 4A and FordPass® Connect (optional on select vehicles), complimentary connect service, and the FordPass® app (see FordPass Terms for details). Customers receive a complimentary 90-day or 3-year trial of navigation services when an eligible vehicle is added to a member’s FordPass account. Trial period begins on the new vehicle warranty start date. At the end of the complimentary period, navigation service will terminate.

All SiriusXM services require a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. Your SiriusXM service will automatically stop at the end of your trial unless you decide to subscribe. If you decide to continue service after the trial, the subscription plan chosen will automatically renew and be charged according to your chosen payment method at the then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. See the SiriusXM Customer Agreement & Privacy Policy at www.siriusxm.com for full terms and how to cancel, which includes online methods or calling 1-866-635-2349. Available in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico (with coverage limits and capable receiver). Visit www.siriusxm.com/FAQS for most current service area information. Availability of some services and features is subject to device capabilities and location restrictions. All fees, content and features are subject to change. SiriusXM, Pandora and all related logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its respective subsidiaries.