(Posted on May 11, 2019 at 06:46AM by Danielle Smyth)
Ford is decreasing production of its 5.0-liter V8 Coyote-equipped Ford F-150s in Canada as demand for the EcoBoost V6 option ramps up. With down shifts every week since January at Ford's Canadian Windsor Engine Plant, there are four more down weeks scheduled between now and the end of September as sales of the 5.0-liter engine continue to drop.
That doesn’t translate to job losses though, as employees will be able to work at the Windsor Engine Plant Annex on 7.3-liter EcoBoost engine production. Ford is working hard to get electric and hybrid powertrains available for the F-150 series on the market.
Here are the stats on current F-150 motor options:
3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 450 hp at 5,000 rpm and 510 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm
5.0-liter Coyote V8 395 hp at 5,750 rpm and 400 lb-ft of torque peaking at 4,500 rpm
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 375 hp at 5,000 rpm and 470 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm
2.7-liter EcoBoost 325 hp at 5,000 rpm, and 400 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm.
3.3-liter naturally aspirated V6 290 hp at 6,500 rpm and 265 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm
Powerstroke 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 250 hp at 3,250 rpm and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm.
(Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 12:18PM by Danielle Smyth)
Ford has just published a patent filed in 2017 to create a “portable entertainment support system” for a pickup truck box. When you’re not using all that flatbed space for hauling tools or furniture, you’ll be able to set up your own private movie theater and take tailgating—or Netflix and chilling—to a whole new level.
Here’s how Ford describes it: “An entertainment support system is attached to a pickup truck having a plurality of receptacles in sidewalls of a truck box spaced above a truck bed. The entertainment support system includes a first mount having a first horizontal arm extending between opposing sidewalls of the truck box, and a vertical arm extending orthogonal to the first horizontal arm. The entertainment support system further includes a second mount including a second horizontal arm extending between the opposing side walls parallel to and spaced from the first horizontal arm.”
As Rob Stumpf translates, that means removable mounts fixed on the truck bed sides and cross members that horizontally span the bed to support a T-shaped structure. The frame will be higher than the cab to hold a large screen edge to edge. And there’s a horizontal bar to hold your projector and two audio speakers.
Intrigued? Get your pickup today so you’re ready for the drive-in experience. Check out the 2013 Ford F-150. It’s preowned but has so much to love, and fewer than 100,000 miles to its name. Hurry in to Sound Ford today! We are located near Renton, Washington.
(Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 05:59PM by Danielle Smyth)
The Ford F1-150 diesel-powered turbo’s just won 2019 Best Pickup Truck in Canada. Chosen by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) the F-150 beat the Ram, Silverado, and Sierra 1500s. The winning score was 771 earned in 20 categories. The F1-150 won hands down in eight:
Driver Position and Ergonomics
Seventy AJAC members filled out 1500 surveys after driving the nominated trucks within a six month period.
“Our journalist members are among the most discerning and objective automotive reviewers anywhere,” said AJAC President Mark Richardson. As the best-selling pickup truck in the U.S. since 1977 and the best-selling vehicle since 1986, we shouldn’t be surprised. It’s the Ford F-Series’ 53rd year as Canada’s best-selling truck and its ninth as best-selling vehicle. Our neighbors to the north know a good thing when they see it.
(Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 01:07PM by Danielle Smyth)
Have you heard the news? The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is a beautiful truck with big improvements. This powerhouse was already great on trails, but the new model shines even more, including an off-road cruise control and dramatically improved shocks. It’s made headlines for its impressive refresh.
The pickup’s new “Trail Control” system is a low-speed cruise control for 1-20 mph, designed to deliver regardless of the terrain, adjusting throttle and braking when needed. Driver seats are also improved; they’re made to keep drivers secure whether at low speeds for challenging ground or out on regular roads.
The engine hasn’t changed, with a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6 delivering a powerful 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The auto 10-speed handles shifting easily, but the Fox shocks are much more responsive with the new “Live Valve” system. This continuously evaluates input from a variety of sensors to adjust moment-by-moment with compression damping on all four corners. It responds to both driver input and road conditions, combining both for superior handling and response. When you let up on the gas, the vehicle understands it may need to brace for a bigger impact without bottoming out. This offers considerable improvement on very rocky and uneven terrain.
Hurry in to Sound Ford near Seattle, Washington, today and take a test drive!
(Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 01:22PM by Kelsey McDonald)
The results are in for 2018, and if this were a competition then we could easily say that Ford won! The car manufacturer preserves its supreme title as the best-selling brand in the United States for the ninth year in a row. Additionally, the F-series celebrates forty-two years as America’s favorite pickup with approximately 900,000 sold overall. Wow!
Why not jump on the bandwagon and see why everyone is crazy about the 2019 Ford F-150 XL? It comes equipped with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine and an electronic 6-speed transmission boasting intuitive tow/haul and sport modes. The magnificent motor cranks out 290 HP at 6,500 revs per minutes and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM. However, what really sets it apart from the others is its handling which allows you to experience the thrill of dynamism while quickly mastering this glorious machine. That’s because the 4x2 truck has independent front suspension, a fully-boxed and high-strength steel frame, and trailer sway control (an advanced feature that reduces unwanted movement in order to maintain stability).
Want to take one for a spin? Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
Crowds gather in Seattle - winding their way toward the CenturyLink Field Center, memorizing maps and planning stage strategies. The International Auto Show will soon begin and each guest is preparing for a chrome-coated whirlwind.
Ford is doing the same.
From November 9th to November 12th the Seattle International Auto Show will play host to the world’s latest powerhouses - including the 2018 F-150. Ford is making its Pacific Northwest debut, allowing drivers to sample pure V6 power. This half-ton platform has been tailored for the region’s ever-changing inclines, boasting:
All-Terrain Technologies - with Intelligent AWD and Hill Descent Control systems working in tandem to maximize stability.
Custom Drive Modes - with the electronic 10-speed transmission seamlessly shifting between Tow/Haul, Sport, EcoSelect, and Snow/Wet gear levels to ensure superior handling.
Improved Steerage - with Shift-On-The-Fly capabilities providing smooth cornering, bolstered by a rack-and-pinion design and front coil springs.
The 2018 F-150 proves a masterful option for Seattle drivers, enabling them to conquer every road - and we know it will be a popular showcase at the CenturyLink Field Center.
To learn more about this and other F-Series platforms - or to request further information about the International Auto Show - contact us today!
The victory was certain - with Dodge revving its Challenger SRT Demon onto the track, mocking its competitors with a monstrous growl. It was a V8 powerhouse, destined to win a first place at the podium; and all other platforms would have to battle for a (distant) second. There was no other possible outcome.
Ford seems to embrace the impossible.
According to Motor Authority, the 2018 F-150 Raptor was recently pitted against Dodge’s SRT Demon. This race - deemed a farce by critics - was meant to test each platform’s quarter-mile capabilities. None expected a pick-up to perform well… but it did.
The 2018 Raptor blazed past the competition - including the Demon. Boasting a 3.5L V6 engine, this truck roared down the lane in a mere 12.49-seconds, leaving a trail of exhaust and surprise in its wake. How could this have happened?
The answer lies in Ford’s recent aftermarket tuning. The Big Blue Oval has transformed its F-150, fusing it with a new air intake system, a methanol injection tank, and a sport-tuned suspension. When these elements combine, they promise a PSI increase of 18 - fully maximizing the twin-turbo engine. This allows the Raptor to deliver powerful accelerations and ensures a record-breaking quarter-mile.
Want to experience the unexpected speed of the F-150? Visit our dealership today!
Performance is the only expectation. Across Seattle drivers flock to dealerships - wanting to sample the superior power of the 2018 F-150 Raptor. This half-ton monster will allow them to seek out adventure, delivering a 3.5L V6 rush. With 10-speed precision (and turbocharged exhilaration), it will race from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.1 seconds.
It will also offer entertainment.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 F-150 Raptor provides effortless interfacing. Anchored by the SYNC 3 infotainment console - which offers an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen and integrated wireless Bluetooth links - this truck becomes a roaming hot-spot. Apple and Android connectivity allows users to engage with their phones, while smart-charging USB ports promote easy downloads. Access content via the voice-recognition system, which utilizes natural language technology to improve every command, including:
Real-Time Weather Reports.
Text Message Read-Outs.
… and more.
The 2018 F-150 Raptor also has an optional 10-speaker audio system (complete with Kicker subwoofer). This promises pulse-pounding beats on the backroads - with all SiriusXM playlists streaming with perfect quality.
Want to sample the tech capabilities of the new F-150 Raptor? Visit our dealership today!
The cliches declare that everything is bigger in Texas. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the 2018 F-150 has earned acclaim from critics and drivers alike - delivering supersized performance and class-leading power. The half-ton market will never be the same.
According to the Globe Newswire, Ford’s ever-popular pick-up has just been named Truck of the Year by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). This organization - which has established performance benchmarks for half-ton and full-ton platforms for more than 30 years - recently placed the F-150 under intense scrutiny, with its panel of journalists testing it for power, speed, and economy. The result was an unprecedented success.
As the Globe Newswire explains, the 2018 F-150 swept all TAWA categories - including torque ratios, off-road handling, conventional and gooseneck trailering, and more. Critics were quick to note that (unlike its competitors, the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Titan), this pick-up improved upon its predecessors. All performance specs had been enhanced, particularly handling. This was due to the inclusion of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which ensured peerless responses on every road.
This led the 2018 F-150 to a clear victory - earning it the coveted Texas Truck of the Year title. We’re sure our Washington customers will share this same enthusiasm.
To learn more about the new F-150 contact us today.
There’s a rumble in the dark - the echo of pavement cracking and sidewalks snapping. Across Seattle men and women hurry to their windows, wondering what kind of beast could cause such havoc. Their questions are soon answered by the roar of a V8.
The 2018 F-150 has arrived - and Saleen has revved it to maximum capacity.
According to Torque News, Ford has partnered with aftermarket tuner, Saleen, for the ultimate half-ton experience. The 2018 F-150 has been fitted with a suite of enhancements, allowing it to spit out a monstrous 700 HP! Bolstered by a 5.0L V8, this truck decimates the competition. It blends both natural aspiration and supercharged capabilities to ensure segment-defining power, and its sport-tuned suspension promises nimble handling on every curve.
To further delight pick-up fans, Saleen is tailoring the F-150’s fascia as well - ensuring aerodynamic performance through: side-skirts, a sculpted hood, and a drag-reducing grille. This will pair with a functional air dam system, which should improve intake ratios and optimize speed. This truck is in a class of its own.
We can’t wait to test it out!
No official release date has been given for Saleen’s 2018 F-150. We anticipate a nation-wide launch before the end of the year, however - and we know that our customers will be begging to slip behind the wheel.