2015 Ford Fusion Titanium MyFordTouch Video - Is This Laggy?

2015 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD EcoBoost
We don't like waiting. When I press a button on my iPhone, I better see the next screen before I can even think that I'm not seeing the next screen.

Yes, I grew up in the days of computers that were labelled 286 or, ooh la la, 486. We ran Windows 3.1. There was a time when even Firefox seemed quick. By those ancient standards, a modern car's infotainment unit might seem downright supersonic. But this isn't 1989. Or 2003. It's 2015, and MyFordTouch's "Loading..." icon is immensely irritating.

Doesn't stop me from enjoying a drive down a twisty road in the always-surprising 2015 Ford Fusion. How many mainstream midsize sedans make me want to go for a drive just for the sake of going for a drive? Maybe three. And this most definitely ranks high in that trio, aided no doubt by its all-wheel-drive and 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder.

We just put together this quick clip at the end of an long drive in this week's GCBC tester, a 2015 Fusion Titanium EcoBoost AWD with more than $7000 in options, so you can be the judge of the system's speed.

5 comments:

  1. Keith Duckett3/26/2015 5:17 pm

    is the lagginess on sat radio partly due to its memory functionality - being able to pause and wind forwards and backwards? It's a cool feature.

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  2. This was just a screen I used for the sake of the video. Plenty of systems have no trouble cycling through the channel lists or selecting the next channel quickly.

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  3. Mark Stevenson3/26/2015 10:21 pm

    I'd say the system is a little laggy but at least you get an audible tone to tell you what's going on. The LaCrosse will even highlight a letter on the keyboard when you touch it but not type it at all. Annoying.

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  4. Can't say I'm a big Intellilink fan. And MFT understands my voice better.

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  5. Mark Stevenson3/27/2015 9:27 am

    I have a fair bit more accent than you as well and MFT cuts through the Cape Breton-ese just fine. I'm interested to see how QNX will ruin it.

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