Pete had really taken care of us from start to finish; this is the first vehicle my partner and I had purchased together and he had made the process so easy for us while taking the time to ease our minds for such a big decision. All considered, finding Pete at Key West was the best case scenario after months of searching in the proverbial shark tank that you would find at any other place. Peter and Key West Ford as a whole have been stellar at providing top quality service, I would definitely recommend Peter and his team to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle with peace of mind. His dealership has everything in house from financing to insurance whereas we could take our new baby home on the same day! There were a few items noted after the sale that Pete happily and speedily addressed that reassured us we are in good hands for years to come. Thank you Pete, Michelle and Wes; you all have truly been Rock Stars!
New lease vehicle - amazing experience!
Huge thanks to the team at Key West Ford! This is my second lease (first one 4 years ago) and they knocked it out of the park again. Really easy to deal with & no BS, just really straightforward and honest. Being a single female this type of purchase can easily be intimidating and/or difficult but Peter Olson and the team (Mike & Michelle) made it seamless and left me feeling confident about my purchase. Thank you!
Bought a Ford Escape Titanium and was one of the best car buying experiences I have had. At 72 years old I have had a few. Great dealership, was never under any pressure to buy or make a deal, Peter Olson was very knowledgable on the vehicles I was looking at and Wes Upton was great to deal with. It was friendly and quickly finalized. All in all a totally super place to deal with.
My wife and I have now each bought 2 cars each from Key West in the last 9 years. Great experience dealing with this dealership.
Fantastic charismatic no pressure
Allan sold me a gently used honda the other day. This guy really wants everyone to be happy and comfortable. I felt he was totally looking out for my best interest and and he went way out of his way to do so from the umbrellas (cause it was raining) to the hot coffee to warm us up.. as well as getting me a really good deal on my car with minimal haggling. He really wants you to have the car at the best deal possible and I was more than happy with his service.. when I was ready to except the deal..he said "I'll get you out of here and driving your new car in 45 mins"!! .. and sure enough I was out of there 45 minutes later I was on my way home. It was a real pleasure dealing with Allan and I hope hes around next time I wanna upgrade.
No xxxxxxxx salestalk. It's a very welcoming place and the salesmen (Peter & Lino) were simply the best. My buying experience is as smooth as it should be...
I’m a very Happy Customer!!
Key West Ford
this is not my first visit here &’that’s because of the excellent service!! I would highly recommend a visit here before going elsewhere for your vehicle!!
The best choice
When I told Alan what I want and what was my financial condition he introduced me the best fit. A beautiful Mustang that I am extremely happy with . You can trust Alan.
Best sales experience with Peter Olson ever!
Peter Olson is the best sales person we have ever dealt with!He gave us all the information required to make a knowing decision on our vehicle. He did not have the vehicle we were looking for at first within our price range and kilometres. He kept us in the loop while he searched and found us our 2017 Ford Escape SE AWD which we love.
It took weeks to find us what we were looking for but it was worth the wait! We would not hesitate to recommend Peter Olson to our friends, family, and anyone who reads this. He is very honest and went above and beyond for us. Top Shelf!
ford features info blog renton tacoma seattle bellevue washington
In our previous blog, we detailed the merits of the Explorer’s Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go. It’s a pretty nifty and advanced safety system—but it’s not the only way in which Ford is leading the charge for passenger security in today’s automobiles. Other forward-thinking technologies are being implemented, such as the 2018 Escape’s Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control.
Let’s start with curve control by setting the stage: Imagine that you’re whipping around Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue’s roads in your new Escape and you enter a stretch of pavement with some serious curves that threaten to slow you down and diminish your safety. Fortunately, this feature smartly and autonomously senses in real-time when you may have entered a curve too aggressively. It applies throttle reduction and anti-lock braking on your behalf to mitigate the potential issue.
Of course, that’s not the only problem automobiles and their passengers deal with when going through curves. G-forces must be accounted for, with more traction being sent to the outside of your tires than the inside. Torque Vectoring bolsters this effect to increase safety by moving torque to the wheels that provide the most grip, serving to combat understeering and boost driver control.
Welcome back to our Feature Glossary section, Ford fans! If you’re interested in investing in a new crossover, we think you’ll be delighted by the 2018 Explorer. While there are a lot of reasons for our assumption, chief among them relates to this machine’s superlative safety features. Specifically, we’re talking about Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go.
This isn’t simply the cruise control you’re familiar with in other, older vehicles. Instead, it’s smart. Not only does it do everything the traditional system does, but it also automatically maintains a consistent distance with an automobile traveling ahead of you. Whenever that machine hits its brakes, your crossover’s technology senses it and autonomously tweaks your speed.
The 2018 Ford Explorer’s Adaptive Cruise Control works via the use of radar technology and a camera system. They operate in tandem to make speed readings of the vehicles in your vicinity, enabling the functionality described above. Notably, the system can be customized. You can tweak the gap setting—the space between you and the machine traveling ahead—by pressing the “down” and “up” arrow buttons on the steering wheel.
There’s nothing quite like peace of mind when driving. We always want to feel secure when tackling the roads of Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, and beyond, and that goes double when we have other passengers with us. Ford understands there’s no substitute for great safety measures which is why they went the distance, so to speak, with the design of the 2019 Edge.
This mid-size crossover comes with a long slate of features but chief among them is Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This safety system leverages a variety of sensors to determine when the road conditions are changing in an unfavorable manner, resulting in a loss of traction. If your wheels begin to struggle to keep their connection with the ground surface, ESC will automatically detect the problem in real-time by analyzing your current rate of speed, your steering angle, and acceleration/deceleration. It will then selectively brake your tires as necessary to prevent skidding.
Importantly, ESC runs every time you start your 2019 Edge’s engine but it can be turned off. This is achieved by a single press of a button on the center console.
Today’s available technology results in the kind of car features we could only dream of years ago. One such feature is the 2018 Ford Escape’s incredible Enhanced Park Assist, which makes life a bit easier on all its owners with its intelligent take on automated parking.
So, what exactly does Enhanced Park Assist do? Well, probably a bit more than you’re expecting. While this system does indeed enable automatic, computer-led parallel parking, it can also guide your machine swiftly and safely into perpendicular spots, too!
Here’s how Enhanced Park Assist works: Your 2018 Ford Escape will first use its computer and range of ultrasound sensors to identify a qualifying parallel or perpendicular spot. It will then outline this area on your car’s touchscreen, asking you to press to confirm the selection. Once you do, the system takes over, automatically ushering you into the space. You won’t have to steer, press the brake or acceleration pedals, or change any gears—everything is automated. If the aforementioned sensors detect that something’s gone awry and an object is in the way, it stops, throws your crossover into reverse, and then tries again. Smart!
The 2019 F-150 is a formidable beast no matter the feature configuration you choose. However, when you equip this machine with Ford’s turbo diesel motor and 10-speed automatic transmission, you’re going to be in for something special—a vehicle that’s been expressly designed for getting important, demanding work done.
The 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine is unbelievable. We say that because it is literally class-leading in every diesel category. Payload? 1,940 lbs. Towing? 11,400 lbs. (probably music to your ears, right there). Horsepower and torque? 250 at 3,250 RPM and 440-lb.-ft. at 1,750 RPM, respectively. Heck, even the average highway mileage is class-leading at an EPA-estimated 30 MPG.
The 2019 F-150 also boasts the advantages of an advanced 10-speed automatic that outpaces the outgoing six-speed. It supplies improved acceleration at both the low- and mid-range of the power band; further, it even features selectable modes. These include Normal, EcoSelect, Sport, Tow-Haul, and Snow-Wet.
Earlier this week, we detailed the many merits of two of the available power plants for the 2019 F-150. Today, we want to dive into two other engines that deliver just as much value to this truck—trust us, if you choose to build your Ford pickup with either of these under the hood, you won’t ever feel like your machine is lagging behind the competition!
The first motor we want to detail today is this vehicle’s amazing 3.3L V6. It comes with twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) which optimizes operating conditions and power output across the performance band by opening/closing the valves at opportune moments. This unit sports Ford’s port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system, which places an injector both within the cylinder and within the air intake port. The overall result is an output of 290 HP and 265-lb.-ft. of torque.
Another incredible option for the 2019 F-150 is a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8. This engine ups the ante further, pairing the technologies mentioned in the previous motor with an available CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package for converting natural gas to propane autogas. When combined with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, you receive 395 horsepower and 400-lb.-ft. of torque.
We've recently learned about some amazing Raptor truck features, including Trail Control and its Terrain Management System. However, power and performance are available in spades on the regular 2019 F-150 models, too, and that’s evident once you check out the many exciting engine variants. Today, we’re going to go into detail on two of them.
The first of this truck’s engine options is the spirited 2.7L turbocharged EcoBoost motor. You wouldn’t think that a displacement of “only” 2.7L could result in the kind of power that F-150s demand, but Ford engineered this one with its special port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system, which includes a dual overhead cam design, variable intake/exhaust cam timing, and twin intercooler turbochargers. This when mixed with a 10-speed transmission results in a whopping 325 HP and 400-lb.-ft. of torque.
The second engine we’re covering today is the immensely powerful 3.5L EcoBoost. Also mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, a dual-injector-per-cylinder design is present to maximize performance—one injector is in the cylinder while the other is in the air intake port. The result is 375 HP and 470-lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2019 F-150 Raptor is absolutely sensational. In our previous entry within this blog channel, we talked about its performance-enhancing FOX Live Valve monotone shocks and Terrain Management System. But there’s plenty of other next-level technology packed into this pickup that makes it an even more capable machine.
The first of the aforementioned technologies is the new 3.5L twin-turbo HO EcoBoost motor. That HO stands for “high-output” and, boy, let us tell you, that is one seriously apt name. The 24-valve engine comes with Ford’s port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The result is a best-in-class 510-lb.-ft. of torque and 450 HP.
The 2019 F-150 Raptor also sports Trail Control technology. This is a cruise control system built expressly for operation on off-road terrain. Once you set the speed—anywhere from one to 20 MPH in this case—the truck automatically handles both braking and acceleration, shooting stopping force and torque to select wheels as necessary.
There’s a myriad of exciting features spread amongst Ford’s impressive lineup. The F-150 enjoys the benefits of many of these, and today, we want to talk to you about its class-exclusive FOX Live Valve monotone shocks and its Terrain Management System.
Off-road performance has never been as good on a Ford pickup as it is now. The Raptor’s unique FOX Live Valve shocks incorporate internal bypass technology. The result? Amazing control and the ability to adjust on-the-fly to changing off-road conditions. It’s made possible by the included electronic solenoid valve, which manages continuously variable compression damping.
The 2018 F-150 Raptor also features an extensive Terrain Management System. It comes through in a big way by offering seven selectable modes that each cater to a different kind of traveling situation. There’s Normal, Sport, Slippery, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja (for desert running), Tow/Haul, and Rock Crawl (for moving over large, imposing objects). Each makes this F-Series machine more capable than it’s ever been.
We’re huge fans of the pony car here at Sound Ford in Seattle and, accordingly, we wanted to wrap our Features Glossary coverage this week with a look at how EcoBoost technology works in the engines of Ford’s recent machines, including the 2018 Mustang. Let’s dive in!
Large displacement motors are great for power but have so many drawbacks. Understanding this, Ford set about to create something similar yet wholly different—an engine that took the best of those units without the traditional downsides. The result was EcoBoost technology, which keeps power and performance supremely high while remaining fairly discreet and wildly economical. The stats: EcoBoost engines such as what’s seen in the 2018 Mustang produce 15-percent fewer greenhouse emissions and 30-percent greater fuel efficiency in comparison to those older displacement motors we mentioned.
So, how are those surprising numbers achieved? In Ford’s implementation, exhaust within the engine rotates in a turbine. Because the turbine is attached to a compressor that pressurizes and intakes air, the exhaust is not wasted and instead energy is produced. Also, direct injection technology shoots a fine gas mist into the combustion chamber, ensuring efficiency is maximized and as little fuel as possible is lost.