Bring on the Tech
Some drivers are looking for options to keep the family entertained on those long, boring stretches of hypnotic highway during family road trips. Some are more interested in technology that can make their ride smoother, navigation more intuitive, and travel safer. And a select few are looking for cutting-edge integration with their personal entertainment gadgets for a seamless transition from sidewalk to street. Whichever driver you are, the Ranger has you covered. The main face of Ford’s technology is its eight-inch SYNC®3 touchscreen with voice commands, which lets you easily access some of your Ranger’s most-used features.
Ranger drivers get a full-fledged Ford Sync 3 system, which meshes flawlessly with both Apple and Android. The Ford+Alexa feature is a personal assistant that lets users check in with home systems or get on-the-spot navigation. And with FordPass Connect’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, the Ranger can accommodate up to 10 devices. That means no passenger will be left unable to access their tech on a long trip. Of course, there’s charging for smartphones and AC laptops, too, to keep your gadgets powered for the long haul.
The Ranger’s safety features won’t let you down, either, with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning, and a Blind Spot Information System powerful enough to handle navigation with a trailer on the XLT and Lariat models. Whether it’s moving day or you’re pulling a kayak to the gorge, just tell the system the length of your trailer for customized feedback. (Of course, power steering is electronically assisted.) The Lariat also offers adaptive cruise control and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection.