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It’s a long sigh - with you slipping behind the wheel of your bulky SUV, feeling the stiff crush of vinyl beneath you. Hard plastics and stained cloth surround you; and a sense of discomfort settles into your very bones (emphasized further as you try to adjust a seat and are greeted by unrelenting springs). This trip, you think, is doomed.

Ford agrees - which is why it’s bringing premium driver support to Seattle. Slide into its 2018 Expedition Platinum and discover unprecedented comfort!

As AutoBlog explains, the new Expedition Platinum has been thoughtfully appointed - with Ford embracing a class-leading philosophy. The seats are trimmed in perforated leather, with their Active Motion designs intended to relieve muscle stress (the contours prove ergonomic and help to increase circulation, encourage proper posture, and improve alignment). Available heating and ventilation functions can be integrated into the cushions, while power-reclining technology delivers spinal support. The floor boasts supple carpeting, and dual-zone air conditioning provides optimum temperatures. Ambient lighting pairs with an auto-dimming rearview mirror to reduce unwanted glare; while noise control functionality battles exterior distractions (including engine vibrations and traffic horns) to create a more refined cabin experience.

When these elements combine, they elevate every mile for Seattle drivers - allowing them to indulge in pure crossover comfort. Power-adjustable pedals, customizable head-rests, and a heated leather steering wheel complete the effect.

Want to experience the best in Ford design? Visit our dealership today for further information about the 2018 Expedition Platinum.

It’s a sad give-and-take - with high-performance thrills plummeting always to low economy woes. You spend your day wavering between quick accelerations and sluggish minutes at the fuel station; and there is, you fear, nothing to be done about it. After all, sport coupes aren’t engineered to impress at the pump.

Ford disagrees.

According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost defies all expectations - offering consumers the speed they crave and the efficiency they need. This platform (anchored by a 16-valve 2.3L inline-four engine) yields an impressive 21 MPGs in the city and 31 MPGs on the highway; and it achieves a full-tank range of 370 miles. This allows riders to experience the adrenaline of its 5.1-second 0 to 60 blitz without stopping constantly at the pump.

How does Ford manage to fuse this fastback with superior economy? Car and Driver notes that the EcoBoost powerpoint is ably complemented by a suite of advanced technologies. Direct-injection functionality pairs with intercooled intake levels, helping to distribute fuel with greater accuracy. The lean wheelbase (188.5-inches long, 75.4-inches wide) boasts a light 3,556-pound curb weight that lessens engine strain; while a six-speed manual transmission enables motorists to better control every gear, maintaining optimum performance with each mile. Pirelli all-season tires further improve MPG results, generating steady traction and eliminating under-steerage (which consumes an excess of resources).

Through these technologies, the 2018 Mustang provides a combined economy of 25… while still maintaining its top-speed ratio of 123 MPH. Compromise is a thing of the past.

To learn more about the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost contact our team today!

A pony can run - but a snake can fly. This is the promise made by Ford as it unveils its 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet. This fastback will deliver class-shattering performance, blazing through a quarter-mile in less than eight seconds.

We’ll spare you a moment to collect your jaw from the floor.

According to Digital Trends, the 2019 Mustang will defy pony traditions - instead delivering serpentine swagger. The Cobra Jet will blaze down every track, boasting a segment-leading 5.2L Coyote V8 (an upgrade for the platform’s standard 5.0L powerpoint). Superchargers will flank the chassis, yielding a top-speed of more than 150 MPH; while a sport-tuned suspension will ensure precise handling, blending an electronic locking differential with a multi-link strut design. Weld Racing wheels will anchor the body; and, though no official dimensions have been released, critics believe that this fastback will also feature a lowered stance to promote more aerodynamic handling and balanced turns.

The result will be a best-in-class beast - with Ford promising its most impressive speeds ever. If this proves true, then the 2019 Cobra Jet will deliver a 0 to 60 run in less than four seconds (branding it more powerful than even its GT brother).

Are you as thrilled as we are?

To learn more about the 2019 Cobra Jet contact our team today!

Prepare for sport-tuned thrills in Seattle - with Ford soon to reveal the 2019 Focus ST. This hot-hatch (which should arrive in dealerships by the early fall) promises dynamic performance on the track and the highway alike, delivering a series of upgrades for the new year.

Are you ready?

According to Cheat Sheet, Ford has bolstered the 2019 Focus ST with enhanced performance capabilities. The suspension has been re-tuned, delivering a 20% torsional rigidity increase that will improve stability; while the chassis has been fused with a more fluid design language, emphasizing sleek fender flares and high-arched wheel wells (when combined these elements will effectively disperse air and promote aerodynamic cornering). Standardized drive-modes now define every mile as well. With the turn of a rotary dial riders can customize their power-bands with Sport (raises both torque and horsepower), Eco (decreases fuel consumption by engaging the AWD and lowering the redline), and Normal (no change).

Through these drive-modes, Focus fans can easily adapt to every terrain - pushing every rev to its maximum potential. Further enhancements include an available 2.0L EcoBlue diesel engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Curious about the 2019 Focus ST? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this Ford hatchback!

Craving a high-tech experience? Ford will soon provide one - with its 2019 Fusion revving toward Seattle. This sedan (which should arrive in time for summer adventures) promises dynamic interfacing, bringing the SYNC 3 infotainment console to families and professionals alike.

As Digital Trends explains, the 2019 Fusion emphasizes connectivity. Anchoring its cabin is the SYNC 3 system, a voice-activated interface that offers access to custom app suites (such as iHeartRadio and SiriusXM). An eight-inch LCD display boasts capacitive touch capabilities, with pinch-to-zoom functionality and vivid pixels delivering easy content engagements; while integrated Wi-Fi hotspots yield enough power for 10 devices (never experience lagging signals again). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology seamlessly link to smartphones, delivering social feed streaming, content downloads, and more.

To further delight tech fans, the 2019 Fusion also boasts Amazon Alexa compatibility. Utilize this hands-free system to compile custom skill sets: access local news feeds; interact with trivia and gaming apps; and even take advantage of digital meditation techniques (learn to relax on the highway). Drivers can piece together programs that best reflect their specific needs and stream them through the SYNC console.

Want to learn more about the Fusion’s infotainment abilities? Contact our team today to request further information!
In 1968 Steve McQueen leapt across the screen - revving down the San Francisco streets in a hunter-green Mustang, shattering speeds and box office records in equal measure. The film was Bullitt and so was the fastback. The two became forever linked with high-performance thrills.

Why then would Ford dare to change even one line on this iconic car? Critics ask this question as they peer at the 2019 Bullitt - because it’s not green.

Take a moment to collect your thoughts and slow your breathing. While the hunter-green profile of the original Bullitt proves undeniable, the Sound Ford team believes that change can indeed be a good thing. As Car and Driver explains, the latest McQueen-inspired fastback has been fused with a Shadow Black palette; and this injects a modern sensibility into the vintage lines.

Anchoring the platform is a set of 19-inch torque-thrust wheels. Dark chrome highlights the grille and side windows, while the thin-arched bumpers mold perfectly against the fascia. LED tail-lights offer a punch of red at the rear (further emphasizing the dramatic monotone styling); and the recessed A-Pillars create a sweeping roofline. The 2019 Bullitt proves just as striking in black as it does in its traditional green, delivering an impressive pony-profile.

To further embrace the shadow treatment, a dark-stained cue-ball shift-knob will sit in the cabin - providing a sharp contrast to the soft-touch dash and leather seating.

What do you think about the revised Mustang Bullitt? Share your opinions with us today!
With just a glance Helen of Troy launched a thousand ships. With a single mile, however, the 2020 Bronco should shatter records - sending Seattle drivers scurrying to dealerships and claiming a place among every chart.

According to Road and Track, the new Bronco is on its way - and, though no critic has managed to sneak a peek at its revised form, many have speculated what it will look like when it revs into Washington. Renderings have flooded the online world, delivering a series of all-terrain upgrades and unibody designs.

Helen of Troy would be jealous.

Among the most common features anticipated by critics are:

Carbon Fiber Wheel Arches - these thick moldings will highlight the all-season tires, as well as emphasize the elongated body (which is estimated to boast an additional two inches).

Side Sills - integrated panels are expected, boasting a distinctive elbow-shape to sluice away rain, mud, and wind.

Slanted Pillars - angled C and A posts would create a dynamic roofline for the Ford Bronco, adding both height (up to an inch compared to the previous model) and a more expansive rear window.

Fender Flares - these will ensure a sporty presence on the highway, drawing attention to the LED headlamps and widened grille.

If any of these specs prove true, the 2020 Bronco should easily dominate the sales charts - connecting drivers to the off-road styling they crave.

To learn more about this Ford SUV - including production dates and financing options - contact our team today!
Down the assembly line it comes - a collection of carbon fiber panels and custom badges. Seattle critics strain to sneak a peek, trying to commit every angle to memory. There’s too little time, however, to memorize the revised C-Pillar construction; and soon the platform vanishes.

Don’t worry, Focus fans: it will be back again.

According to Jalopnik, Ford has just revealed its 2019 Focus - albeit very briefly. In a dizzyingly edited video, the Big Blue Oval delivered glimpses of its latest sedan. The angles were obscured; the speed was frantic; and every pixel seemed determined to tease. Despite all of this, however, critics were still able to glean a few tangible specs… and they were pleased with what they saw.

The 2019 Focus will feature a a revised fascia. LED daytime running lights will anchor the front, cutting long lines across the fenders. Halogen headlamps will boast thick bezels, while a sculpted hood should house a 1.3L EcoBoost engine (the signature crease deformations mimic the current model and suggest a similar powertrain, with 123 HP and 125 lb.-ft of torque expected). A chrome grille delivers prominent tri-bar styling, and metallic lettering now sprawls across the rear to create a sleek effect.

No official dimensions have been released for the 2019 Focus. Seattle critics agree, however, that the wheelbase has been lengthened and will deliver a chic profile on the highway.

Want to learn more? Contact our team today for further information about the new Focus!

It’s a series of hills - all rising steadily, cresting eventually into a 11,000-foot peak. This is the Ike Gauntlet and it proves devastating to even the most powerful engines.

It couldn’t, however, defeat the 2018 Expedition.

As the TFLTruck team explains, the Expedition was recently pitted against the Ike Gauntlet - one of America’s toughest trails. This eight-mile incline delivers a sharp 7% grade curve, undermining engines and driver confidence alike. Few machines can master it. It proved surprising, therefore, when Ford’s beloved SUV was able to.

The 2018 Expedition dominated the Gauntlet. Boasting a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, this platform revved up every hill with ease - using a two-speed automatic transfer case to seamlessly switch between 4x2 and 4x4 performance-bands. AdvanceTrac technology assessed road conditions, utilizing gyroscopic technology to control torque distribution between the wheels; while a terrain management system delivered custom gear ratios to accommodate changing pavement grades. An available limited slip differential enhanced stability, locking the 3.73 rear axle to create a refined ride; and all-season tires gripped the pavement.

When these features combined, they allowed the Expedition to move deftly down the Gauntlet - requiring only one brake application while towing more than 7,000 pounds. No other SUV achieved such a feat and the TFLTruck team was happy to grant Ford its Gold Hitch Award for pure performance excellence.

Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today to take a ride in the 2018 Expedition.
There is no such thing as perfection. This is the Mustang credo - with Ford seeking always to push this pony to the limits. Complacency doesn't belong in the sport market. Instead a need to go further, faster, forward must drive every decision.

It’s this desire that now defines the 2018 Mustang GT - with Ford partnering with aftermarket specialist, ROUSH, to deliver a new kind of fastback experience to Seattle.

According to Motor One, the 2018 Mustang GT will decimate every mile. Anchoring its lean frame (which measures 188-inches long, 75-inches wide, and 54-inches high) is a 5.8L V8. This engine - now flanked by a 2.5L ROUSH supercharger - yields up to 700 HP and 610 lb.-ft of torque: specs which thrust it ahead of its leading competitors, the Dodge Hellcat and the Chevrolet Camaro. A 12-PSI boost ensures segment-leading speed, pushing this fastback from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds; while the direct-injection fuel system has been specifically calibrated to provide optimum fuel distribution and air intake.

This pony doesn’t run. It flies.

To further improve performance, the 2018 Mustang GT also features a new 10-speed automatic transmission - which utilizes a tight 7.394 gear spread to promote crisp handling and quick responses. Ford has tailored this system to perfectly complement the Coyote V8… and drivers will reap the rewards.

Want to take the new GT for a spin? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this class-leading fastback.