Your smartphone's map app works great, as long as there's cell coverage. Drop off the face of the modern earth, though, and all of a sudden that map isn't loaded and you're lost in the wilderness. Since Ford thinks Bronco owners are likely to be taking to the trails, they've done something about it. A nav that combines smartphone features with off-grid function.

With partner Telenav, the Bronco's (and 2021 F-150's) available navigation system is meant to show you off-road trails, not just on-road directions. To make sure that the 100s of trails in the system now, and the extras that will get added over time, are ready for you whenever you need them, the Sync 4 system will download the maps to your vehicle. So they'll show you 4x4 trails even when you're miles out of range of the nearest cell phone tower.

The maps have trailer-friendly directions, too, which comes with the connected vehicle system. It'll keep you away from turns, overpasses, and other areas where your truck and trailer might not fit.

On the road, the system offers smartphone-like features including improved voice search and operations, predictive destinations, real-time traffic, and parking information.

"Customers want connected vehicle technologies to work more like smartphones with real-time, personalized services – and that is exactly what we are offering,” said Gary Jablonski, manager, Ford Connected Vehicle Infotainment Systems.