(Posted on May 20, 2019 at 09:51AM by Michelle Bogle)
If your summer plans involving time at the beach, trails or mountains, you’ll need an SUV that’s well-suited for the conditions. For active families, the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT is an ideal choice. This platform offers three rows of comfortable seating, as well as a Terrain Management System, allowing you to customize your performance to suit a range of conditions.
What is Ford’s Terrain Management System?
When equipped with the available 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and Intelligent 4WD, the Terrain Management System is included on the 2019 Explorer. It offers four types of setting that you can tap into to suit your driving conditions:
Mud/Ruts: Provides a more aggressive throttle response, limits upshifting and desensitizes the stability control to allow for more tire spin in muddy conditions.
Sand: Ensures maximum torque to the wheels, so that they can spin freely to regain traction, and holds the gears longer for a more aggressive throttle progression.
Snow/Grass/Gravel: Limits torque to prevent wheel slippage and provides earlier gear upshifts for improved traction.
Hills: Maintains a consistent speed while travelling downhill without stressing the braking system.
Say “Yes!” to summertime adventures behind the wheel of a 2019 Explorer XLT! To go for a test drive or to learn more about this SUV’s features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 12, 2019 at 03:46PM by Michelle Bogle)
With gas prices on a steep incline, you might be looking for ways to slash your monthly vehicle costs. One way is to choose a small car offering good fuel economy – but, you can also take that one step further by choosing a vehicle with gas-saving technologies, like the 2018 Focus SE. When equipped with the 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 engine, you’ll benefit from Ford’s Auto Start-Stop Technology, which helps the sedan achieve an EPA rating of up to 30/40 mpg city/highway, when paired to the six-speed manual transmission.
How Does Auto Start-Stop Technology Work?
Let’s say you are approaching a red light – as soon as you engage the brake, the Focus’ Auto Start-Stop Technology will automatically turn off the engine. It will stay this way until you take your foot off the brake pedal to accelerate once the light turns green. Drivers love this feature because there is literally no delay since the engine re-engages immediately. This technology also comes in handy for commuters who often experience slowdowns or traffic jams while on the road.
Ford’s innovative Auto Start-Stop Technology is available on 2018 Focus SE trims. To experience this fuel-saving phenomenon for yourself, contact our dealership in Renton, Washington, to book a test drive today.
(Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 10:00AM by Darby Riales)
The new 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is better than ever before! Designed for peak performance, this muscle car will not disappoint. If you are looking for a thrill ride, this is your best bet.
Rumbling under the hood is a hand-crafted 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft. This naturally-aspirated motor pumps out 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Rolling on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, this beast was built for the racetrack.
For a smoother experience on the roads, this model has been fitted with the MagneRide Dampening System. This function provided lightning-quick responses to the changing road conditions. Each damper adjusts automatically one thousand times per second. Combined with the TREMEC six-speed manual transmission, you will maintain complete control.
The Shelby GT350 trim level includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, LED signature lighting, and stylish hood vents for an aggressive exterior look. The cabin boasts RECARO Miko cloth seats with dark slate accents. For optimal entertainment, the nine-speaker stereo comes with an amplifier.
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 19, 2019 at 09:00AM by Darby Riales)
If you are considering purchasing a new 2019 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Lariat, that most likely means that you want a powerful work truck. Rumbling under the hood is a turbocharged 6.7L V8 diesel engine that pushes out 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and 4WD, this beast can perform almost any task.
The Lariat trim level includes lighting in the bed for optimal visibility and a locking tailgate to secure the payload. The BoxLink system is another class-exclusive feature that has been added. The sides have been structurally reinforced with four interface plates that can be configured to accommodate storage bins, loading ramps, and other aftermarket accessories. Removable cleats provide extra spots to tie-down cargo.
Stylish design elements like the two-bar chrome grille and front/rear bumpers give this vehicle an aggressive exterior appearance. Body-colored door handles and 20-inch wheels complete the sleek look. A WIFI hotspot enables you to stay connected anywhere you go as well.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 09:22AM by Darby Riales)
As the very first SUV to be inducted into the Ford Performance Lineup, the all-new 2019 Edge ST is better than ever before. Powered by a turbocharged 2.7L V6 Ecoboost engine, this compact crossover delivers a thrilling ride with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It even comes with wireless charging for your smartphone and a dizzying array of driving aids.
A quicker response time is thanks to the revised electronic throttle and sharp braking at the start of a corner or hard turn. The Sport mode transmission provides an aggressive shift schedule that maximizes acceleration by allowing fast gear changes and rev-matching to accommodate road conditions. Intelligent AWD reduces drag by disconnecting the rear driveline, which enables the front wheels to propel the vehicle forward. For more control over steering, this five-seater has been built with a lower center of gravity.
Rolling on 20-inch aluminum wheels with glossy black-painted pockets, the Edge ST is loaded with safety systems to help prevent accidents. Co-Pilot360 includes lane-keeping, blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and so much more.
Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Edge today!
(Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 09:00AM by Darby Riales)
If you are in the market for an affordable sedan that doesn’t look cheap, consider the 2018 Ford Focus SE. Powered by a turbocharged 1.0L Ecoboost engine, this five-seater generates 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Using direct injection technology, this motor maximizes the vehicle’s overall performance by utilizing every last drop of fuel. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and FWD, it gets 31 mpg combined (27 city/38 highway).
The SE trim level may include the Appearance Package. This adds stylish 16-inch aluminum wheels with rear disc brakes and dark-painted pockets. Other attractive exterior design elements are a glossy black grille, LED signature lighting, and foglamps for optimal visibility.
This model can also be outfitted with SiriusXM Radio. You can enjoy commercial-free music, news, sports, comedy, and more with over 150 channels. The upgraded four-speaker stereo offers speed-sensitive volume control so that you don’t miss anything. A smart-charging USB port is also available to keep your mobile device fully juiced.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a new Focus today!
(Posted on Mar 29, 2019 at 09:21AM by Darby Riales)
With seating for five and plenty of advanced technology, the new 2019 Ford Edge SEL is a great choice for young buyers. Its fresh exterior styling adds LED foglights, body-colored accents, brushed stainless-steel dual exhaust tips, and a shiny grille.
One key feature of this sophisticated model is the Reverse Sensing System. This safety operation monitors what is directly behind the Edge while backing up. If an object is detected, an audible series of beeps will sound. This alert will speed up if you don’t stop. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, pre-collision assist, and emergency braking are also included to help prevent accidents on the road.
The cabin boasts reclining front bucket chairs covered by premium cloth upholstery. The voice-activated Sync 3 infotainment interface works with FordPass Connect and your own personal WIFI hotspot. You can even listen to music via SiriusXM Radio. Eight cupholders are located throughout the interior, and four grab handles are provided for children and elderly riders to get in easily.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a brand new Edge today!
(Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:39AM by Darby Riales)
The new 2018 Ford Focus Titanium comes with an array of nifty features added on through the Technology Package. You’ll be hard-pressed to find something you don’t love about this nimble five-seater.
For the exterior, you will get signature LED lighting and automatic high beams for optimized visibility at night and during inclement weather. The face of the vehicle is decorated with a chrome-clad grille and beltline molding for a sleek look.
Advanced safety functions have also been included such as blind-spot monitoring (BLIS), rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keeping assistance. All of these systems work in unison to help prevent accidents on the road.
The cabin boasts a heated steering wheel to keep your hands warm during the winter months. The leather-trimmed bucket chairs also maintain this toasty option. A moonroof is provided for stargazing during the clear summer evenings.
Under the hood rests a 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 engine with direct-injection that generates 160 HP and 14 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, the Focus has a fuel economy set at 28 mpg combined (24 city/34 highway).
(Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 09:13AM by Darby Riales)
The 2019 Ford Explorer Platinum has given new meaning to sophistication. Offering a well-appointed cabin featuring unique styling elements and technology, this beauty looks more expensive than it actually is.
Able to carry seven passengers, the seats are covered in a premium Nirvana leather with quilted inserts and micro-perforations for an elegant look. The heated steering wheel is wrapped in this material as well and is accented with real wood. Controls for audio, cruising, and navigating the menu are conveniently located here too.
You can even set the mood by utilizing the ambient lighting option. Choose from Ice Blue, orange, red, green, purple, and more. Gaze at the night sky through the twin-panel moonroof. It provides back-row riders with an amazing view outside.
FordPass Connect is equipped with a 4G LTE WIFI hotspot that can sync with up to 10 mobile devices. Keep them at 100 percent by using the smart-charging USB port. You can even listen to satellite radio through the Sony stereo system with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics.
Want to try one out for yourself? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Explorer today!
(Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 09:39AM by Darby Riales)
There are so many SUVs available on today’s market that it can be difficult to choose which one is appropriate for you. That’s why engineers at Ford have been working tirelessly to develop that most well-rounded, convenient crossover for people with busy lifestyles. The new 2019 Escape is the product of that labor. Loaded with advanced features like Enhanced Active Park Assist, this petite model stands apart from the rest.
Built to help you find the perfect parking spot with minimal effort on your part, the Escape can actually put itself away using the following innovations:
Parallel - scans for an appropriate space, alerts you when it is found, and positions itself to slide into it. All you need to do is control the gear shifter, accelerator, and brakes.
Park Out Assist - helps get you out of a tight location by providing instructions on how to move forward/backward without hitting surrounding cars.
Reverse Perpendicular - aids in backing into a regular parking place.
Side Sensing - a system that emits an audible warning when you come too close to an adjacent object.
Want to try it for yourself? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a new Escape today!