How do I set distance units with SYNC®*?

You can modify the distance units (change kilometers to miles) using the Settings menu in your SYNC system.

Setting Units of Measurements with SYNC

Important: Ensure that your vehicle is on and running in a well-ventilated area and in Park (P).

Select your SYNC generation (gen) from the drop-down options below to learn how to modify your SYNC Navigation units of measurement:

Note: If you need assistance determining the generation of your SYNC system, select the first drop-down option. 

Identifying Your Vehicle's SYNC Gen

Two resources to help you identify your vehicle's SYNC gen are the:

  • SYNC and Navigation Updates page. Either:
    • Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select Check for update.
    • Log in with your Lincoln credentials, choose a vehicle from your garage, and select Check for updates.

      Note: Your SYNC gen will appear on the right-hand side of the page.

  • SYNC Visual Reference Guide, which provides example images of SYNC gens that Lincoln has offered.


To change the distance units on your SYNC 4 system:

  1. Select Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen**.
    SYNC 4 Home screen with Settings button highlighted
  2. Tap General.
    SYNC 4 Settings menu with General button highlighted
  3. Press Measurement Units.
    SYNC 4 General Settings Menu with Measurement Units highlighted
  4. Choose your preferred measurement units.
    SYNC 4 Measurement Units options highlighted


To change the distance units on your SYNC 3 system:

  1. Touch Settings on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Choose your preferred distance units (miles or kilometers).

SYNC with MyLincoln Touch®

To change the distance units on your SYNC with MyLincoln Touch system:

  1. Touch Menu (gear icon) on your vehicle's SYNC screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Press System.
  4. Choose your preferred distance units (KM or MI).

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

**Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.