Infotainment and Connectivity Features of the 2024 Ford Edge

February 9th, 2024 by

A white 2024 Ford Edge is shown driving in a city.

Staying entertained while on the road can make the time fly by, whether you’re on a long road trip or stuck in rush hour traffic during your daily commute. Staying connected lets you keep in touch with friends and loved ones, even when you’re driving alone. And staying informed can be very important since the broad topic of “information” includes everything from navigation directions to vehicle diagnostics. So when we say that the 2024 Ford Edge, a versatile midsize SUV that’s both capable and stylish, has a great suite of infotainment and connectivity features, keep in mind what that really means for your day-to-day driving experience.

If you haven’t upgraded to a new vehicle in a few years, the fast-moving world of automotive technology can feel overwhelming. But don’t panic —Ford’s tech isn’t just advanced; it’s also intuitive and user-friendly. Once you know all of the features you have at your disposal and how to use them, you’ll be able to level up your driving game and boost your mood every time you sit down behind the wheel. Let’s dive in and explore the infotainment and connectivity features you can find on the 2024 Ford Edge.


First, let’s take a look at the hardware. Every trim of the Edge comes standard with a large 12-inch LCD touchscreen that serves as the hub of the infotainment setup. This large screen makes text bigger and, therefore, easier to read at a glance, and it also makes camera views easy to see so you can get the most out of tech that lets you get a better look at your surroundings. In addition, there’s a pair of configurable 4.2-inch LCD screens in the cluster behind the steering wheel. This goes even further toward ease of use and safety by putting information that’s important to you directly in your line of sight. Finally, the interior has a range of tactile buttons and knobs that let you use muscle memory to adjust various settings without taking your eyes off the road. This includes several controls built into the steering wheel, so you barely even have to move your hands.


Underneath the visible parts of the infotainment setup is a suite of cutting-edge software that makes everything work. All trims of the Edge come standard with Ford’s Sync 4A infotainment system, the latest entry in a long line of Sync iterations that has built on and improved upon the versions that came before it. And as Ford’s software engineers continue to learn more and bring in new techniques, the system can get even better over time thanks to over-the-air software updates. When you can easily get regular software updates, your SUV will never fall behind the times.

One type of technology that’s definitely come a long way in recent years is voice recognition. Available enhanced voice recognition in the Sync 4A system lets you control various settings completely hands-free, and you can use a conversational style instead of needing to memorize a laundry list of exact command phrasings. The system also has an available built-in navigation app that provides traffic updates, weather forecasts, construction blockages, and more in real time. If you ever run into a question about your Edge, you don’t need to dig around for a paper owner’s manual that you may have lost—there’s an easy-to-search cloud-based digital version built into the infotainment setup. On the fun side, SiriusXM satellite radio is available through the infotainment system. With a subscription, you can access ad-free audio entertainment ranging from music to talk shows.

Those features are also part of the Sync 4 system, which can be found on several new Ford vehicles. But the Sync 4A system on the 2024 Edge has two additional features that can’t be had on a vehicle with Sync 4. Adaptive dash cards let you easily pull up functions for features like audio, hands-free communication, and navigation more quickly than you can with traditional menus. For even more ease of use, the Sync 4A system automatically puts your frequently used functions at the top of the screen, so you can get to the items you use most often immediately.

A white 2024 Ford Edge SE is shown from a high angle while parked near a curb.


In this modern world, it’s important to be able to stay connected while on the go. With the Edge, it couldn’t be easier. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard across the lineup, so you can hook a compatible smartphone up and use your favorite navigation apps, music streaming services, and more, directly through the Edge’s interface, letting you make use of your smartphone safely from behind the wheel. This wireless connectivity means you can do all this without cluttering the cabin with a tangled mess of cables. You can go even further by opting for a model with an available wireless charging pad, which lets you power your devices up by simply placing them on the pad, so you can be completely cord-free. If you’re not willing to cut the cord just yet, you can find both USB-A and USB-C outlets conveniently located in the center console.

You can unlock even more connectivity features with FordPass. For one thing, there’s the FordPass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, which lets you use the Internet while on the go. Of course, you shouldn’t use your laptop or tablet while driving, but kids in the backseat can use the Wi-Fi to entertain themselves while en route, and you can take advantage of it while the vehicle is parked.

With the FordPass app, you can take advantage of available features on the Edge, like remote start, which lets you get the AC or heat going from a distance so the cabin will be just the right temperature by the time you’re ready to come in. You can also use the app to remotely lock or unlock the doors. The app can also connect to your vehicle to provide you with fuel levels, service history, warranty details, and even diagnostic alerts wherever you go. Plus, you can use the app to call for roadside assistance or schedule service when you come due for an oil change or other maintenance visit. Overall, this app makes car ownership easier and more convenient, putting a variety of helpful tools in one simple place on your phone.

A white 2024 Ford Edge ST Line is shown driving.

A Modern SUV for the Modern Age

Ford is an automaker that has been around for long enough to see the automotive industry go through a stunning amount of evolution. The earliest Model T vehicles didn’t even have electric components, let alone computer chips. Now, instead of starting the engine manually with a hand crank, you can start it at the turn of a key, the push of a button, or even a tap on the phone in your pocket. It’s truly mind-blowing to think about the level of technology available on modern vehicles like the 2024 Ford Edge.

With its easy-to-use infotainment system, the Edge can keep you entertained on a long, boring drive and let you communicate safely. It can help you keep track of all kinds of diagnostics and even control certain systems remotely. While some of the most advanced features are reserved for higher trim levels, there’s plenty of helpful tech that comes standard across the lineup. No matter what Edge you decide to get, you can look forward to having a state-of-the-art suite of tech at your finger-tips.

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