(Posted on May 23, 2019 at 06:35AM by Michelle Bogle)
My buddies and I are looking to head out on a road trip this summer and I’m thinking this is a good excuse to upgrade my ride. I’ve read up on Ford’s Hill Descent Control and it sounds like a cool feature. I’m wondering if it’s available on the 2019 Explorer?
Thanks for your question, Jim! Yes, indeed, Hill Descent Control is available on the 2019 Ford Explorer when you choose a model equipped with the Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System, which is designed for seamless confidence on all types of road surfaces.
With Hill Descent Control, you’ll love the Explorer’s ability to tackle steep grades and inclines by maintaining a set and constant speed as you traverse your way down. Instead of having to concentrate on braking or downshifting the transmission, let the system do the work for you – just activate Hill Descent Control by pressing the center button on the Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and focus on your steering. The feature will maintain a vehicle speed between 2 and 12 mph as you travel down the incline. If you go above 20 mph, the system will stay activated, but the descent speed will reset once you get below 20 mph again.
To learn more about this option, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, for a test drive today.
(Posted on May 23, 2019 at 06:30AM by Michelle Bogle)
After a lot of research, I’ve decided on the 2019 Ford Escape SEL as my next vehicle. Overall, I’m really pleased with its standard features and powertrain options, but I’d like to customize its appearance – to stand out from the crowd, you know? Do any packages come to mind?
You’ve made an excellent choice, Monica, by choosing the 2019 Ford Escape SEL! This trim offers two optional packages that will allow you to personalize your ride.
My first recommendation would be the Sun and Style Package. With this add-on, you’ll upgrade to 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels and a panoramic Vista Roof – both of which really complement the SUV’s exterior.
If you want more pizazz, check out the SEL Sport Appearance Package. This bundle includes 19-inch machined aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets, as well as black front fender vents, beltline moldings, and headlamp and taillamp bezels. Magnetic-painted sideview mirror caps accentuate the body as well, along with upper grille bars and skid plates. The interior gets an upgrade too with two-tone ActiveX seats, which are extra stylish.
To learn more about the 2019 Escape and its available options, contact us at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 19, 2019 at 10:53AM by Michelle Bogle)
I’m looking at getting a 2019 Edge SEL for my family, but I’m wondering if you could tell me more about Ford Co-Pilot360? Specifically, what’s included with it and does it come standard?
Great question, Joanna. Ford Co-Pilot360 is certainly a highlight of the 2019 Ford Edge. This driver-assist suite of five technologiesis designed to keep your family safe from the moment you back out of your driveway. Best of all, they come standard on every trim level of the Edge, including the SEL!
Here’s a rundown of what’s offered:
Rear View Camera with Washer: This feature provides a clear field of vision behind the vehicle and there’s a handy button-activated washer to keep the camera clean.
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert: BLIS warns you when a vehicle is in your blind spot while changing lanes, or approaching from either side while in reverse.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: This feature automatically applies the brakes to help eliminate or reduce the severity of a frontal collision with a vehicle or pedestrian.
Lane-Keeping System: This system uses steering wheel vibrations to warn you when drifting out of your lane and it can apply steering wheel torque to help direct you back.
Auto High-Beam Headlamps: This feature can help detect vehicles and street lights ahead of you and automatically adjust your low and high beams.
Ford Co-Pilot360's truly is an excellent suite of protective gear. To learn more, schedule a test drive in a new Edge with us at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 19, 2019 at 10:48AM by Michelle Bogle)
I started a new job that’ll have me commuting two hours each day, mostly in stop-and-go traffic. I love the look of the 2019 Fusion, but I’m wondering how fuel efficient it is? Am I better off choosing a smaller car?
If you fancy the Fusion’s good looks, Christine, I recommend that you consider the 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium as your commuter. It combines the sleek appearance and dynamic handling of the standard sedan, but with a more efficient powertrain that's good for 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
The 2019 Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes matched to an electric motor to make 188 total system horsepower. On the road, it handles extremely well by offering sporty agility as it tackles winding roads with confidence. The Fusion’s smooth ride is another benefit – it softens road imperfections, so you never feel jostled, while the regenerative braking system is responsive as it recaptures energy.
The Titanium trim is also equipped with commuter-friendly features, including lane keep assist, a blind spot monitoring system, forward collision warning and pedestrian detection. Anchoring the dash is a SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, which boasts a rearview camera and a 12-speaker audio system.
To go for a test drive, call us at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 8, 2019 at 12:29AM by Michelle Bogle)
I’m in the market for a sporty coupe and the 2019 Ford Mustang is naturally at the top of my list. I like to hit the track on my days off. Does this model offer any cool features that’ll help me analyze and enhance my performance?
Great question! One of the features that our Sound Ford customers appreciate about the 2019 Mustang is the inclusion of TrackApps on all trim levels. This high-tech feature can be found on the gauge cluster and it allows drivers to customize their on-road (or on-track) experience.
With Line Lock, you can heat up the Mustang’s rear tires and watch them smoke on the instrument panel. When you activate the gas pedal, the Lap Timer can record your average speeds and times on three separate tracks, while the Acceleration Timer will note how fast you go from zero to high speeds. Track Mode also allows you to store up to 100 sessions – each of which holds 25 laps per session. You’ll always be able to view your progress and strive for more commanding performance every time you get behind the wheel of your new coupe.
(Posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:56AM by Michelle Bogle)
I commute into the city for work, so I’ve been eyeing the 2019 Ford EcoSport because of its smaller footprint. My concern is that I’ll be short on cargo room. How does this subcompact crossover stack-up for size?
One of the hallmarks of the 2019 Ford EcoSport is its ability to offer good interior space and cargo carrying room within a smaller body. With 20.9 cubic feet of volume behind the second row, you won’t feel cramped for space. But, if you do need more room, folding the 60/40 flip-up and split-fold-flat rear seats will expand the haulage area to 50 cubes.
The EcoSport also comes with a standard swing gate rear hatch, which makes loading wide cargo completely effortless. With plenty of interior pockets, bins and hooks, your essentials will always be close at hand, while the rear Cargo Management System allows you to adjust the load-floor height for different levels of storage. Roof-rack side rails are also available as optional equipment if you want to strap items on the top of the vehicle.
Intrigued? To learn more about the EcoSport’s flexible storage options, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, to go for a test drive.
(Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 08:33AM by Darby Riales)
I’m always hitting the outdoors and going places most people won’t. I need a truck that can keep up with my lifestyle and has plenty of tech features. What do you recommend?
If you are looking for an adventure vehicle, consider taking a peek at the new 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat. Powered by a 2.3L Ecoboost 4-cylinder engine, this beast delivers 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with 4WD and a 10-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode, it has a fuel economy set at 23 mpg combined (20 city/26 highway).
This four-wheel-drive model comes with the FX4 Off-Road Package which includes monotube shocks, aggressive threading on the tires, heavy-duty skid plates, traction-enhancing electronic-locking rear differential, and an exposed steel front bash guard. These features all work together to help you climb over rocks and drudge through the mud. You can even monitor your pitch and roll plus steering angle with the cluster screen inside the cabin.
Are you ready to go exploring? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Ranger with the FX4 Off-Roading Package today!
(Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 10:06AM by Darby Riales)
It’s time for me to purchase a new daily driver. The 2019 Ford Edge seems like a solid pick. Should I spring for the Titanium?
Thanks a lot,
With seating for five passengers, the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium is a magnificent crossover. Its petite size gives it a high fuel economy (22 city/29 highway) and more maneuverability in urban areas.
The Titanium trim level is well worth the money and includes upgraded electronic features such as a wireless charging pad for your mobile device and an upgraded infotainment interface. Sync 3 offers voice-activated navigation on a touchscreen monitor with swipe and pinch-to-zoom functionality. Seamless integration with Siri allows for lightning-fast updates over WIFI.
For music, you can enjoy high-quality audio through the 12-speaker B&O stereo by HARMAN. This experience is so immersive that you will feel like you are in your own personal studio. Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can listen to your playlists everywhere you go.
Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and emergency braking are also included as well to help prevent accidents.
Want to snatch up a 2019 Edge Titanium? Contact Sound Ford in Renton, WA right now!
The Ford Mustang has been an American favorite for decades. This year’s version is more powerful than ever before.
Rumbling under the hood is a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine that pushes out 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Mated with a 10-speed Selectshift automatic transmission, this model uses a wide-span ratio to enhance responsiveness and overall performance during acceleration. You can really get a good burn-out in this beast!
The GT Premium trim level includes pony projection lights, LED foglamps, dual exhaust with quad tips, and a raised blade decklid spoiler for an aggressive exterior look. The cabin boasts aluminum foot pedals and chrome accents throughout the interior. Heated/ventilated seats keep you comfortable all year long, and the 9-speaker stereo system comes with an amplifier for optimal sound. Two smart-charging USB ports are also provided.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Mustang today!
(Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 08:14AM by Darby Riales)
I’ve been thinking about making the switch to an EV. Can you tell me about the differences between the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Energi?
The main difference between the two EV models is that the Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid. It can drive for approximately 20 miles without touching any of the gasoline and can be recharged by using the onboard cable.
If you are considering an eco-friendly vehicle, you can’t go wrong with either. Both help to drastically reduce your carbon footprint. Powered by an Ecoboost engine, these naturally aspirated motors use turbochargers, direct injection, and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) to increase fuel efficiency and torque.
Equipped with dual LCD screens that display SmartGauge and EcoGuide, you can monitor the car’s performance at all times. A cluster of lush green leaves is shown to indicate how well the regenerative braking is working.
Seat backs, cushions, and head restraints are made out of soy-based polyurethane foam, and the tires are from recycled materials.
Want to learn more about our current fleet of hybrids? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in one today!