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It’s a series of bags. You stare at the ever-growing collection of suitcases, duffels, and backpacks sitting in your driveway - and wonder how they’ll all fit into your sedan. With every summer trip comes a promise of… stuff, but you think perhaps you’ve reached the cargo limit.

May we suggest upgrading your mid-size ride into an SUV? Choose the 2018 Explorer this summer!



According to Kelley Blue Book, the new Ford Explorer yields exceptional storage - with its massive frame (198.3-inches long, 90.2-inches wide, and 70-inches high) delivering a total cargo volume of 81.7 cu.-ft. Its seven-passenger cabin can effortlessly transform into a payload-hauler through:

Seating: Power-Fold technology allows for easy customization, with the second and third rows able to recline, slide, and flatten as needed. Gain precious inches with the press of a button.

Extended Roofline: the 2018 Explorer boasts 41.4-inches of headroom, effortlessly accommodating even the most cumbersome items (including luggage, sporting goods, and camping equipment).

Additional Trailering: expand all cargo needs beyond the rear bay, with a Class III hitch delivering up to 5,000 pounds of towing.

The new Explorer proves a perfect option for families and adventurers alike - easily adapting to every summer storage need. To take a peek inside this SUV visit our dealership today!
In the crossover world one name dominates the backroad charts - Jeep. For years this brand has delivered premium all-terrain performance, sending drivers blazing through every obstacle with ease. It’s venerated; it’s celebrated; it’s… about to come in second.

According to Kelley Blue Book, Jeep must surrender the off-road crown - passing it to the 2018 Explorer. This Ford crossover has stolen the HP spotlight from the Cherokee and now reigns as a true class-leader.



Anchored by a 3.5L V6, the 2018 Explorer generates 290 HP (at 6,500 RPM) and 255 lb.-ft of torque (at 4,000 RPM). It boasts a six-speed automatic transmission, which delivers a low-range gear set to help drivers reach the redline with ease; and it sails from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.8 seconds. Its athletic chassis features lightweight aluminum paneling to ensure a more fluid ride, and the available AWD proves nimble on the backroads - pairing both a custom-tuned suspension with Curve Control technology (which stabilizes the frame through a series of gyroscopic sensors that automatically adjust tension levels, depending on the platform’s trajectory) .

The 2018 Explorer dominates every byway - dwarfing Jeep’s performance ratios (184 HP and 171 lb.-ft of torque). It now reigns as the ultimate crossover option for Everett families.

To learn more contact us today!
A one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn’t impress the Big Blue Oval - with their engineers seeking instead to deliver custom experiences to every driver. The desire for bespoke power defines each decision, and this is why the 2019 Mustang Bullitt will boast a series of upgrade options. Auburn consumers can now take control of their performance needs and piece together the ultimate pony rides.

Are you ready?



According to I4U, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt will yield a tailored performance. Drivers will be able to create the perfect high-speed machines, choosing from a variety of options:

Power

A MagneRide System will be offered, bringing active dampers and peerless control to every mile; while Brembo calipers will deliver six-piston performance to the tires, allowing for track-worthy grippage. A limited-slip differential will further impress, enabling the Mustang to smoothly adapt to changing curves via its electronic rear lock.

Safety

Blind-spot monitoring software will be available, bringing real-time traffic assessments and driver alerts (sensors will automatically release audio and visual cues to the central console if an obstacle is detected); and an advanced navigation system will offer both route scanning and weather updates, utilizing geo-fencing techniques to monitor the roadways for potential concerns.

Style

In addition to the signature Highland Green paneling, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt will also boast a Shadow Black option. This will pair perfectly with the six-spoke metallic wheels and carbon fiber accents.

Don't settle for standard. Instead define every mile in the 2019 Bullitt.

To learn more about this Ford fastback contact our team today!
It’s a season of confusion. Seattle critics stare at the sales charts - their brows furrowed and their sun-block lathered thickly. The summer usually brings nothing but doom for the SUV market (with rising gas prices proving too great a challenge for big-wheeled rides to overcome). The 2018 Expedition, however, has defied all conventions….reigning above every competitor.

How is this possible? We think the answer lies in pure EcoBoost power.



According to The Drive, the 2018 Expedition sits atop the sales charts - generating 5,223 total units in May. This represents a 41.8% year-to-year increase, and it proves the viability of the sport utility market. Despite high pump prices, these platforms are revving off the lots at record speeds (Ford reports a mere 19-day average stay at dealerships).

We’re not surprised. The 2018 Expedition proves the perfect summer ride - delivering up to 6,000 pounds of conventional trailering. To ensure this class-leading performance, Ford has paired the platform for a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which yields up to 400 HP and 480 lb.-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission promises crisp shifting, boasting a low-to-high gear range that can better adapt to heavy payloads (the ratio can be customized with the press of a button); and the RWD features Selectable Drive Modes. This enables operators to choose the right trajectory option for every terrain, with a two-speed transfer case automatically adjusting to changing inclines and lane alignment.

The 2018 Expedition promises superior power - making it a perfect option for on-the-go families. Embrace every summer adventure with ease.

To learn more about this Ford SUV contact our team today!

Quicksilver speeds no longer solely define the Mustang. Instead Ford is fusing this pony with a series of showroom-ready upgrades - transforming its cabin from functional to fashionable. Prepare for the new (and very much improved) GT500!


According to Torque News, the 2020 Mustang GT500 will bring a sleek style to Auburn. Slide into the cabin and discover supple leather trims (with Alcantara and suede micro-blends padding the door sills, headliners, and dashboard). Sport-inspired Recaro seats will yield custom contrast stitching; while carbon fiber accents will inject a bold design across the central media console and instrument panels. A flat-bottomed steering wheel is anticipated, lending a rally sensibility to each mile; and paddle shifters will flank the mounted cruise controls.

To further delight pony-fans, the new GT500 will also boast an enhanced digital suite - with bold LCD letters and back-lit SYNC 3 buttons creating a dynamic visual. An eight-inch high-definition touchscreen will anchor the system, delivering a distinctly modern touch.

Don’t fret, though, Auburn: the 2020 Mustang will still prove a powerhouse on the track, yielding up to 800 HP. It will be both a show-pony and a circuit star.

Curious about the GT500? Contact our team today to request further specs and pricing information.
With the release of the 2018 Edge Ford sheds the less is more convention - delivering a bevy of engine options to the Sumner market. No longer will drivers endure limited performance selections. Instead variety will dominate.


According to AutoGuide, the 2018 Edge boasts a dynamic engine suite - with drivers able to customize their power needs. Choose from three distinct options (each of which is tailored for specific performance ratios).

Everyday Capability

The base-level engine for the Edge is a spirited 2.0L four-cylinder. It yields 245 HP and 275 lb.-ft of torque to ensure steady power. The inclusion of EcoBoost technology, however, brands this option ideal for the budget-conscious - with 21 MPGs in the city and 29 MPGs on the highway achieved. No longer waste time (or dollars) at the pump.

Off-Road Performance

For those craving all-terrain thrills Ford recommends its second-level engine - a robust 3.6L V6. This promises 280 HP and 250 lb.-ft of torque, and it enables the Edge to achieve superior towing (with up to 2,000 pounds of conventional trailering available and a payload capacity of 1,145 pounds).

High Speeds

To maximize every mile choose the Edge’s third-tier engine. The 2.7L V6 generates 315 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque, utilizing twin-scroll technology to optimize the power-band and raise the redline (5,550 RPM). This delivers a 0 to 60 run of 5.6 seconds and a quarter-mile blitz of 14.2 seconds.

The 2018 Edge enables drivers to take control of their performance needs. To learn more about this SUV contact our team today!
On the Ford shelf sits a series of trophies - all polished to a high shine, each promising exceptional performance. The 2018 Expedition has garnered countless awards, with critics and consumers alike celebrating its redesigned powertrain and ample eight-passenger frame. Recognitions have come from across the market.

None are more valued, however, than the recent five-star rating bestowed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).



As Torque News explains, the 2018 Expedition has secured a bevy of awards - but Ford considers the Top Pick status from the NHTSA to be the most important. The Big Blue Oval was recently pitted against a slew of simulations, with its crossover experiencing frontal, rear, and side collisions. The impact of each crash was carefully measured at multiple speeds (including: 0 to 20 MPH, 40 to 60 MPH, and 60 to 80 MPH) to assess potential concerns with both the framework and the integrated technologies.

No concerns were found.

The new Expedition earned five stars from the NHTSA - with the organization praising both its reinforced chassis (military-grade aluminum-alloy was used to ensure improved strength, and the center of gravity was lowered by two inches to enhance stability and reduce body-roll) and advanced tech. Pre-collision assistance utilizes precise sensors to assess the surrounding environment, quickly identifying potential concerns and reducing speed to provide drivers with better response times. Automatic high-beams engage when visibility lessens, while cross-traffic alerts promote superior blind-spot monitoring through their wide lenses. Pedestrian detection capabilities further enhance performance, delivering radar scans and real-time notifications of approaching obstacles.

The 2018 Expedition was the only full-size SUV to receive a five-star rating - and we’re not surprised. To learn more about this platform contact our team today!

Enhance the off-road experience. While the 2018 Escape S delivers dynamic performance - blending a 2.5L engine with a spirited FWD - drivers may want to expand their spec sheets beyond the standard. This is why Ford delivers the SE to Kirkland, fusing its beloved crossover with a series of next-gen upgrades.


As CNET explains, the 2018 Escape SE is ready to impress. It trades the base-level 2.5L engine for a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder, pushing its performance ratios from 168 HP to 179 HP. The FWD is replaced with a rugged all-wheel option, ensuring smooth handling on the toughest terrains; while the standard LED tail-lights are joined by high-definition fog lamps to promote precise illumination. To further improve every driver experience, this model also boasts a suite of advanced safety features - including pre-collision braking (which automatically engages the ABS system when an obstacle is detected), blind-spot monitoring (which utilizes wide-lens mirrors and intuitive sensors to scan all surrounding angles), and lane-keeping assistance (which stabilizes trajectory and speed, maintaining optimal vehicle positioning on the highway).

The 2018 Escape SE elevates every mile, ensuring superior backroad adventures. Take advantage of its ample features - such as dual-zone climate controls and leather seating - this summer.

Want to learn more about the new Escape? Contact our dealership today for further spec details!

Conquering the circuit is no easy feat. It demands a beastly engine, a sport-tuned suspension, and… strong-walled tires. Trying to tame the twists and turns of the track will prove impossible with frayed interlocks and fragile rubber.

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Ford has elevated its 2018 Mustang GT from highway cruiser to fastback champion - fusing it with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.



According to Automobile Magazine, the new GT boasts a track-ready stance - resting on four 350/30 R19 tires. Measuring 19-inches x 10.5-inches in the front and 19-inches x 11-inches in the rear, these options promise superior traction. Their wide interlocks grip the pavement, while their reinforced sidewalls can endure every 4-second 0 to 60 run. Aluminum rims deliver sturdy bases, while the six-spoke designs promote enhanced aerodynamics (slicing through the air with greater precision to reduce drag).

The 2018 Mustang delivers extraordinary power - with its 5.0L V8 engine generating 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. The necessity of sport-rated tires, therefore, proves undeniable. These Michelin options (which feature specially-treated summer-rated rubber) can endure every rev.

Want to test their limits? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the new Mustang and its track capabilities.
June has just begun - but already Tacoma critics are surrounding themselves with calendars and clocks, determined not to miss a single second. They’re counting down the days until August.

Why such interest in this faraway month? The Sound Ford team thinks we have the answer.

According to TFL Truck, Ford is readying its assembly plants for the arrival of the 2019 Ranger - and August 13th will serve as the official ordering day. Washington drivers will be allowed to examine every spec sheet, deciphering horsepower and torque ratios as they create the ultimate compact platforms. Mere months separate the market from class-leading performance.



We can’t fault local critics for obsessing over every instant. They’re just as anxious as we are to see the 2019 Ranger in action - wanting to sample its 2.3L EcoBoost inline-four engine (which will, reportedly, offer up to 350 HP) and 10-speed automatic transmission. The inclusion of magnetic dampers promises a smooth ride, bolstering the two-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains; while all-terrain tires will sail through every mile with ease. Skid plates will line the undercarriage, protecting the suspension against debris; and an exclusive Grass/Gravel mode will deliver precise torque distribution and enhanced traction on the backroads.

The 2019 Ranger will prove perfect for every adventure - and drivers (and critics) have mere months to wait before the ordering process can begin. To learn more about this pick-up contact our team today.