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Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
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2017 ford f-650 seattle washingtonFord trucks are not only built tough, but built for purpose as well. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, our selection is perfect for buyers of all types, whether you're looking for new or used vehicles.

If you're on the prowl for 
a F-650 or F-750 medium-duty truck, in particular, their purpose-built powertrains are standalone temptations. The Blue Oval is the sole manufacturer to develop its own transmission and diesel engine combination, which guarantees that they work perfectly with vehicle calibrations and every chassis component.

More specifically, the engine options are as follows:

  • Engine highlight: 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel
  • Horsepower: 270
  • Torque: 675 lb.-ft
  • Engine highlight: Equipped with TorqShift heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 300
  • Torque: 700 lb.-ft.
  • Engine highlight: Equipped with TorqShift heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission
  • Horsepower: 330
  • Torque: 725 lb.-ft.

Interested in learning more? You can put in an order for the 2018 medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks starting this summer, and vehicles will be available beginning this fall. Find out more at Sound Ford today!
2017 ford f-250 seattle washingtonRecognition from one auto authority is commendable, but how many brands can say they've received two accolades simultaneously? The Blue Oval team can, as of late. After filtering out segment contenders from Nissan, Ram and General Motors, experts from PickupTrucks.com and Cars.com dubbed the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch pickup the “Best Premium Three-quarter Ton Pickup of 2017."

The award is impressive, but not surprising. The re-engineered 2017 Super Duty trucks have been highlighted in the media recently, thanks to their combination of luxury and sheer power.

“Like a great all-around athlete, the new Ford F-250 King Ranch has the powertrain of a bulldozer, and the interior features and technology of a luxury hotel room,” Mark Williams, a pickup truck expert at Cars.com, said.

To seal its status, the F-250 endured various evaluations and tests to measure its payload and towing capacity, braking and acceleration, comfort, and more. According to Ford's truck group marketing manager, Todd Eckert, the F-250's prevalence demonstrates its lasting influence in the three-quarter ton segment.

Don't hesitate to stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and test-drive the F-250 Super Duty King Ranch for yourself!

Over 3,000 Ford F-Series trucks have provided support for HENKELS & McCOY Group since 1923, when the contractor first began buying the trucks that now account for one out of every three sales at the Blue Oval. The group is celebrating its 94th year of loyalty to Ford in 2017, marking a perennial relationship not common to many automakers. Learn more in the video below:


HENKELS & McCOY take care not to play favorites, either. The company utilizes the entire F-Series family for its needs, taking advantage of the series' aluminum bodies, hefty towing power and more. In particular, H&M's contracted fleet of F-150 trucks comes with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine to efficiently move workers and equipment with ease.

Find the F-Series truck for your needs today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
As one of the middle siblings in the Ford F-Series family, the 2017 F-250 may not immediately come to mind when considering which truck to purchase. But that doesn't negate its capabilities on - and off - the road. Sporting both a lightweight body and some notable muscle for heavy lifting, it's a viable option for drivers with a variety of hauling needs.

Offering a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 430 lb-feet of torque and a six-speed automatic as its standards, the F-250 may prove to be a happy compromise between the F-150 and the F-450. It also comes with an all-new TorqShift-G transmission, which allows for upgraded capability.

Buyers looking for more than the base engine option can also satiate their wishes with a 6.7-liter 
turbo-diesel V-8 with 925 lb-feet of torque and a max tow rating of 32,500 pounds; configurations include regular, SuperCab, and Crew Cab in addition to 6.75-foot and 8-foot truck beds. As stated on CarandDriver.com, "Brutish power and payload capacity remain key traits of the F-250, while aluminum construction brings it into the 21st century." But while any selection provides more than enough heft to appease drivers with varying needs, comfort is not sacrificed - the interior is notably quiet, despite the engine power.

Interested in seeing the F-250 in action? Catch it in the video below:



The F-250 also shines when it comes to towing. With a maximum payload of 4,200, it surpasses towing capabilities of its competitors with ease. More precisely, it can tow over 600 pounds in comparison! Add on the Trailer Tow Package, and you'll be set to tow 18,000 pounds at the receiver hitch.

There's no need to wait to bring the 2017 Ford F-250 home. Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and drive away from the dealership in your all-new towing machine today.

Propelled by an 11 percent increase of its F-Series trucks - 72,089, to be exact - Ford Motor Company reported a five percent increase year-over-year in November, with overall sales adding up to 197,574 vehicles sold. The successful month was also supported by a retail sales gain of 10 percent, with 154,114 vehicles driven off lots and back to buyers' homes.

According to a report released by the Blue Oval, fleet sales (which include daily rental, commercial and government categories) decreased by nine percent; however, the difference was anticipated and part of Ford's strategic move to front-load fleet sales in the earlier months of 2016. As a result, the success of F-Series sales was further highlighted; retail sales were up by 14 percent, and the month went down in record as the truck line's highest reported November sales since 2011.

As stated by Mark LaNeve, the vice president of U.S. Marketing, 
Sales and Service for Ford, “Strong retail sales increases for both F-150 and our all-new Super Duty pickups drove F-Series above the 70,000 vehicle mark – a November threshold we have not seen in 15 years. Plus, strong consumer demand for well-equipped Super Dutys helped boost Ford’s overall average transaction prices in November, which are up $1,000 versus a year ago – well ahead of the industry average of $320.” The numbers don't lie, and neither does video evidence - see the F-150 take on a mountain of lumber in the video below:


On the sports utility vehicle front, numbers were also on the rise. Total sales clocked in at 60,079 vehicles for November, which translates to an eyebrow-raising 20 percent increase for the month. Individually, the Ford Expedition made great gains of 75 percent, while the EdgeExplorer and Escape rose 32, 14 and 11 percent, respectively.

There's still time to head over to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and test-drive the vehicles on the lot before the year closes out. Stop by today!

Ford believes that tailgating is also a time for celebrating, which is why representatives from the Blue Oval recently kicked off the Toughest Tailgate Tour. The nine-city tour rewards National Football League fans in Miami, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Detroit, Baltimore, Kansas City and Atlanta with the ultimate tailgating experience, and also serves to recognize local community heroes and members of the U.S. military.

As the Official Truck of the NFL, it was only fitting for Ford to acknowledge this year's pigskin season in an extravagant way. During the Toughest Tailgate Tour, NFL fans can order special Toughest Tailgate Trucks on demand through the Uber mobile app; the unique service delivers tailgate-inspired dishes crafted by local celebrity chefs, game tickets and an NFL shop gift card in an all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty. Watch the Super Duty work its magic in the video below:



“Football – just like Ford trucks – is about being tough, smart and capable,” Mark LaNeve, Ford's Vice President of U.S. marketing, sales and service, said in a released statement. “But what really makes football great are the fans, just like our own hardworking customers. We’re giving back to both fans and our customers with this opportunity to experience a once-in-a-lifetime Built Ford Tough tailgate party and NFL game.”

Attendees of any of the tour stops will be wowed by the once-in-a-lifetime tailgating experience, which gives football fanatics the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, 
food and drinks before the big game each week of the tour. A lucky FordPass member in each of the tour stop cities will also walk away with the chance to attend a Toughest Tailgate event as well as an NFL game for two. 

Want to see if you're in town for any of the Toughest Tailgate tour stops? The first few stops of the tour have already passed, but you can visit any of these areas (the week of):

  • Houston, Nov. 21
  • Jacksonville, Nov. 28
  • Detroit, Dec. 5
  • Baltimore, Dec. 12
  • Kansas City, Dec. 19
  • Atlanta, Dec. 26
Whether or not you can participate in the fun, make sure to stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and check out our selection of F-Series trucks - during and outside of football season.
Give the people what they want: based on aggregated reports of customer demand, Ford's chief executive, Mark Field, recently announced that the firm is phasing out small car production in the U.S. by 2018 and will also shift its focus to SUVs and pickups – vehicles that customers are gravitating towards. For drivers who are loyal to Ford's cars, though, Fields assured that those models will still remain a part of the firm's lineup in some capacity.

Through this approach, Fields shared that Ford's lineup of available vehicles will reflect drivers' current needs and trends, rather than try to persuade them to purchase certain vehicles. Moving forward, sources indicate that Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant will be revamped to build the next-generation Bronco as well as the new Range pickup, rather than shut its doors.

“You can only go so far in terms of trying to entice customers to purchase those kinds of products. We'll focus on some of the segments where customers are migrating towards, whether it's SUVs or pickup trucks, and we're doing nicely there,” Fields told Automotive News
Watch the video below to learn more:

Despite the shift, trucks and SUVS remain a popular choice for drivers at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington. As Seattle's premier Ford dealership with an extensive inventory of new and preowned vehicles - many of which are trucks and SUVs - there are options that work with any owner's budget and lifestyle. Looking for a truck or SUV? Visit Sound Ford Washington today.
Ford F-150 TrucksSince 2011, Ford Motor Company has been an industry leader when it comes to trucks that can go further and do more, selling more than one-million F-150 trucks in the past five years.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Ford if they didn’t constantly work to improve the quality vehicles offered. They’re latest innovation? The all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission that provide the “boost” truck enthusiasts have been waiting for, improving EPA fuel economy label estimates across the board.

Why are those EPA fuel economy label estimates so important? Fuel economy estimates the number of miles per gallon that a vehicle will consume. A more efficient engine and transmission mean more miles per gallon. With better fuel economy, consumers save money on gasoline, it reduces our dependence on oil and helps us to use this dwindling resources more wisely, and has less of an effect on the environment. All of which are a priority for Ford.

At Sound Ford, we offer the 2017 Ford F-150 truck with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. We’ll get you the best mileage possible with that or other Ford vehicles that boast great fuel economy. We proudly emulate Ford’s position on saving you money and helping the environment.
Ford F-150 TruckSome things are quite a bit better the second time around. Leftover Thanksgiving turkey as a sandwich with mayo and cheese, falling in love the second time (because that first time in high school couldn’t even compare), the second job offer showing the first one wasn’t a fluke, the second marathon, watching Inception for the second time…. The list goes on.

So it’s no wonder that the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 is better! First, it delivers 50 pounds-per-foot more of peak torque compared to the first (470 pounds-per-foot total). What’s incredible is that this beats competitors – including diesel-powered, gas-powered and even V8 engines! And the 375 horsepower is 10 higher than the previous EcoBoost engine.

The enhancements don’t stop there. The improved EcoBoost engine has a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel strategy. It also has a redesigned variable-displacement oil pump, twin turbocharger with electronic wastegate and valvetrain components that are both lighter and stronger.

Since the Ford F-150 is the only truck in its segment to come with a twin-turbocharged gas engine, the improvements to the EcoBoost engine in the 2017 models make it top tier in its class. Ford F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the next year because of more than one million F-150s with the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This second time around is making a big impact!
Ford F-150 TruckMore control and smoother transitions – those are the deliverables with Ford Motor Company’s new 10-Speed Automatic Transmission, now available as standard with the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 trucks. It will also be available in the new Ford Raptor and Camaro ZL1.

The 10R80 transmission provides an overdrive ratio in ninth gear of 0.689 and 0.636 in tenth gear. This eight percent drop makes the downshift from tenth to nineth gear nearly imperceptible. Each gear has incredible benefits to the driver; tenth will provide awesome control on a wide range of highway conditions, while ninth gear finds significant usefulness in the transmission’s Tow/Haul and Sport modes. Eight gear has a ratio of 0.854, making it an overdrive gear as well.

The 10-speed transmission is available in both the 4x2 and 4x4 Ford F-150 models. The patented hydraulic controls and adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms will provide the right gear in any number of driving conditions by real-time monitoring of more than 12 powertrain and driver control signals.

This new transmission is also the first from Ford without the use of cast-iron components and employing an integrated torque converter/turbine clutch, making it lighter and improving shift performance. 
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