Size does matter in Seattle - with unwieldy frames demanding an excess of fuel. Their bulky weights strain engines and patience alike, forcing consumers to constantly seek out station pumps. The bigger is better philosophy proves less than budget-friendly.
This is why Ford wishes to deliver a more efficient highway experience - by shedding crucial pounds from its 2017 Super Duty.
As US News reports, the 2017 Super Duty offers a trim new look for winter. Boasting slim aluminum panels, this truck has reduced its overall weight by 350 pounds. While this number seems (at first glance) to be less than impressive, Ford reminds drivers that the loss ensures maximum performance. No longer is the V8 engine burdened by bulky steel components and cast-iron coverings. Instead the entire chassis has been streamlined, providing more effective power distribution.
By reducing its heft - and simultaneously extending its wheelbase to 164.2-inches - the 2017 Super Duty proves ready for every challenge. Its new svelte profile promises increased performance, allowing the engine to achieve up to 400 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque (a feat that was once impossible when the truck offered a traditional steel construction).
Less truly is more!
For further information about the 2017 Super Duty contact our team today.
The power proves intoxicating. Down a highway you fly - a soft-top rolled back to reveal the night, the steady hum of an engine as your only companion. You press the pedal and feel the satisfying thrum of the throttle. There’s no mile you can’t conquer, no speed you can’t reach.
Ford appreciates your enthusiasm. It also knows, however, that true power is paired with safety - which is why it’s fused the 2018 Mustang with class-leading technologies.
According to The News Wheel, the 2018 Mustang isn’t merely a high-performance platform. Instead it promises a safe experience for every driver. Adaptive cruise control regulates speed, ensuring that those late night adventures don’t ignore the rules of the road; forward collision warnings pair with pedestrian detection capabilities, alerting riders to the approach of possible dangers; and a lane-keeping system maintains precise alignments. A rearview camera further enhances security, delivering both high-definition feeds and gridline support.
To improve the driving experience, the new Mustang also features tire monitoring technology. This system measures individual pressure levels, immediately detecting dangerous deflations. This promotes superior tread traction on Washington's slippery byways.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today to test out the Mustang’s safety features.
Award season has begun. Across North America critics are delivering accolades to automotive makers, offering trophies and praise in equal measure. They celebrate the year’s best platforms, showcasing the specs that impressed. It’s a time of good cheer and better performance.
The Sound Ford team is hardly surprised, therefore, to see the 2018 Expedition receiving recognition. Kelley Blue Book has just named this SUV one of the best options for families!
Industry leader, Kelley Blue Book, has just revealed its list of the Best Family Cars for 2017... and the new Expedition ranks at the top. This platform adapts to consumer needs with ease, with its tri-row configuration delivering a passenger volume up to 104.6 cu.-ft. Split-folding bench seats accommodate riders and cargo alike, while the extended wheelbase (122.-5-inches) yields ample interior space:
First Row Leg Room: 43.9-inches.
Second Row Leg Room: 41.5-inches.
Third Row Leg Room: 36.1-inches.
No longer endure a cramped cabin. Instead indulge in class-leading comfort… and unexpected economy. Despite it massive frame, the 2018 Expedition impresses at the pump. Kelley Blue Book notes an efficient performance rating of 17 MPGs in the city and 24 MPGs on the highway - sparing parents the frustration (and cost) of frequent station visits. Enjoy the ride and avoid the pump.
This SUV proves perfect for Seattle families. To learn more about its award-winning capability contact us today.
There’s a V8 secret on the track. Ever since Ford revealed renderings of its 2019 Mustang GT, the automotive world has been clamoring for specs. Critics have scoured search engines and social feeds alike - trying to analyze every detail, wanting to piece together a viable engine assessment. Their efforts have proven less than successful, however. This pony-car has been too well shrouded.
That is about to change.
According to Fox News, specs for the 2019 Mustang GT have been revealed. A recent spy-photo managed to capture what waits beneath the hood - and we’re mightily impressed.
Prepare for V8 power! Fox News explains that the GT will boast a 5.2L engine - complete with natural-aspiration technology and supercharged supplements. A cross-plank design will maximize every rev, while the rumored seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will bolster responses (expect fluid gear-to-gear handling, with this pony primed for both the track and the highway). All of this should combine for a performance ratio of more than 800 HP!
We’re quick to remind our customers that Ford has not yet confirmed this number - but we have high hopes that it will prove true.
What do you think of this Mustang engine? Does it exceed your expectations? If so, share your comments with our team today!
It’s a search-fueled era - with consumers rapidly typing their queries into smartphone interfaces and engine boxes, trying to glean information both essential and irreverent. Patience is no longer a virtue. Instead immediacy defines every day and the need to know more now dominates.
The automotive world isn’t exempt from this quest for social data. Drivers flock to their screens, craving the latest production dates and spec releases - and Google saves every keystroke to determine which brands reign supreme.
According to Car Buzz, Ford is the year’s most researched brand. Consumers were intrigued by its 2018 fleet - with the F-150, Raptor, and Mustang leading the Google pack. Each of these platforms was sought extensively online, with an emphasis on spec comparisons and virtual walkthroughs.
Most intriguing, however, are the demographic trends that Google discovered. Car Buzz notes that - while Washington audiences proved enamored by the Big Blue Oval’s latest designs - it was Michigan and South Dakota residents who contributed the largest search percentage. This sudden burst of mid-west popularity is attributed to the rise of Ford factories in the area.
Google serves as the gateway to the virtual world - and now Ford ranks among its most popular keywords.
What do you think of this news? Were you among the millions who searched for Ford’s 2018 line-up? If so, let us know!
There’s a glint of chrome on the horizon - revving ever-closer, shaking the streets with its promise of power. It casts a monstrous shadow, with its sharp teeth gleaming in the sun; and, throughout Seattle, drivers stand with tip-toed anticipation, trying to catch a peek of this strange (wonderful) beast. What is it? Where does it come from?
Allow the Sound Ford team to provide some much-needed clarity on this pony-car mystery.
According to The Drive, Ford is gearing up for a grand reveal - with a 2018 Mustang Bullitt planned! While no official confirmation has been given, critics are quick to reference a recent Chicago promotion that featured an unnamed fastback. This car (which greatly resembles the original ‘68 GT, delivering both a spoiler delete profile and dark-cast aluminum wheels) shares no badging with the current pony line-up and many have speculated that it will be a limited-edition variant for the new year.
To further bolster this theory, The Drive notes that 2018 will be serve as the 50th anniversary of the original Bullitt - and Ford has a history of celebrating special occasions. The release of a hunter-green pony would, therefore, continue the tradition of memorializing Mustang milestones.
What do you think? Will a new Bullitt arrive in Seattle? Share your opinions with us today... and don't forget to stop by and check out our current Mustang inventory.
Bigger sometimes truly is better - as the 2018 Super Duty proves. This is no meek platform, trying to please both the half-ton and crossover markets. Instead this is a full-throttle beast, capable of shattering records and the competition in equal measure.
Prepare for a new kind of pick-up.
According to Seeking Alpha, Ford has redefined its Super Duty - fusing it with class-leading specs. Beneath the hood sits a 6.7L V8 diesel engine, promising 450 HP and 935 lb.-ft of torque (a 10% increase from 2016). High-strength steel shapes the fully-boxed frame, while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission delivers crisp responses. The enhanced twin I-beam axles can accommodate every incline, offering coil-spring support with each mile; and power steering proves deft with every load.
These elements allow the 2018 Super Duty to impress on the highways and backroads alike, yielding the segment’s highest towing ratios:
Too often do size and speed prove mutually exclusive - with crossovers unable to deliver the nimble responses of their sedan brethren. These platforms (with their massive frames and thick A-Pillars) are ill-suited for the track, and they lumber through every mile. This is the way of things.
With the release of the 2018 Explorer, Ford is offering drivers a new path to take.
According to Digital Trends, the 2018 Explorer delivers surprising speed. Boasting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, this platform can achieve a 0 to 60 sprint of only 5.8 seconds. This places it far above the competition (with the Subaru BRZ requiring 6.2 seconds and the the Toyota needing 7.2 seconds, respectively); and it promises drivers a rare sense of power. Ford’s signature SUV can now weave deftly down every highway.
How does the Explorer achieve such a fast pace? Digital Trends notes that its robust engine (which generates 365 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque) offers twin-turbo technology - propelling the platform forward. Direct-injection functionality helps to optimize fuel, while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission eliminates grinding. When these elements combine, they provide a seamless SUV experience.
Want to give it a try? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Explorer!
History has no straight lines. Instead it moves in a circle - forever repeating itself, always returning to the same moments. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the iconic Mustang Bullitt is making its way back to Seattle.
In 1968 Ford - and Steve McQueen - introduced drivers to the Mustang Bullitt. This pony powerhouse (which was a modified GT 390 Fastback) made its debut on the silver screen, revving through the streets of San Francisco in a film that shared its name; and it quickly became one of the most infamous platforms ever created, delivering staggering performance thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and roaring V8.
Now it seems as though the Bullitt will return to North America.
According to Fox News, a new Mustang was recently spotted in Chicago. Though it bore no badging, critics believe it to be the successor to the 1968 Bullitt - with its unique color palette (dark green paneling and silver-rimmed wheels) proving reminiscent of the original. This particular combination isn’t offered on any current pony platform and instead seems tailored for the specialty market.
This would adhere to Ford’s previous Bullitt pattern - with the company releasing limited-edition versions in both 2008 and 2009. Fox critics are certain that the Big Blue Oval is planning a major relaunch of its most iconic V8.
What do you think? Is this the face of the new Bullitt? Share your opinion with our team today!
Fashion and function finally combine on the highway - with Ford fusing its 2018 Expedition Platinum with a bold design. Drivers craving more than bulky lines and unforgiving hard-materials will find themselves indulging in every mile. The new era of SUV aesthetics has begun.
According to AutoBlog, the 2018 Expedition will impress even the most discerning drivers. Perforated leather defines the eight-passenger seating - blending multi-counter designs with integrated heating and ventilation technologies. Premium carpet lines the floor, while brushed aluminum delivers impact on the scuff plates. Dome lamps showcase the high roof; ambient lighting sets the perfect atmosphere; and wooden inlays along the dash add a chic contrast to the soft-touch inserts.
All of this pairs with the available Vista Roof - which delivers dual-panels and breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline. Fill the cabin with natural light or take advantage of the one-touch sliding function to create an open-air driving experience. The 2018 Platinum will delight on every road.
With the release of its new Expedition, Ford allows consumers to Go Further… and look good while doing it. To learn more about this SUV contact our team today - and don’t hesitate to request a test-drive in one of our current models.