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.
It’s a battle for the ages - with the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro revving to the starting line. Their engines roar; their exhaust pipes glisten; and then… they’re off, tires smacking angrily against the pavement. Across the miles they go, pushing the limits of sport-tuned performance.
There can be only one winner in this race, however, and it’s (of course) the Mustang.
According to Torque News, the 2018 Mustang secured a victory for November - generating 6,720 total units! This propelled it past the competition (including its arch-rival the Camaro, which earned only 4,737 total units); and it delivered a massive growth for Ford, allowing the brand to gain a further lead in the auto chart race. With sales numbers currently tracking at approximately 74,000, critics are anticipating a 10% year-to-year gain by December.
This will prove to be a boon for Ford - with the 2018 Mustang (along with popular sellers, the F-150 and the Escape) yielding complete market domination. Chevrolet never stood a chance.
Our team predicted this sales surge months ago, knowing that the new Mustang would impress with its 5.0L V8 engine and class-leading performance (460 HP, 420 lb.-ft of torque). It’s a six-speed manual beast that deftly responds to both the track and the highway.
A new year approaches - and with that comes a resolution. You will no longer fear the open road. Instead you will embrace every unexpected incline and every sudden curve. Anxiety will not define you, and uncertainty will become a thing of the past.
How will you achieve such a lofty goal? Ford believes its 2017 Escape SE will provide the assurance you crave.
As TFL Car explains, the 2017 Escape offers peerless safety - making it ideal for drivers who demand more than speed on the highway. This SUV boasts comprehensive technologies, allowing it to adapt to every environment with ease. An AdvanceTrac system anchors the chassis, minimizing wheel slippage through precise torque management; power-assisted anti-lock brakes cling to every road to deliver immediate stoppage; and Curve Control functionality enhances every response, automatically aligning the vehicle with every changing incline. This helps to negate sudden skids or roll-overs.
To further ensure safety, the 2017 SE also boasts available Park Assistance. This system enables drivers to effortlessly maneuver through tight spaces, utilizing radar sensors and a high-definition camera suite to monitor the surrounding environment. It then automatically engages the power-steering, weaving the platform into a designated slot. This greatly reduces the chance of collision and provides nimbler handling downtown.
The road will no longer frighten you. Instead the 2017 Escape SE will offer superior protection.
The era of mid-size power has begun - with Ford introducing drivers to its 2018 Fusion SE. This sedan embraces a new kind of performance, bringing nimble handling and turbocharged speed to each mile. Satisfaction is no longer a luxury. It’s instead guaranteed with every downtown adventure.
According to Digital Trends, Ford seeks to reinvigorate both the mid-size market and its own Fusion fleet. This is no easy goal - but the 2018 SE should prove ready for the challenge. Boasting two engine options (a 181 HP 1.5L EcoBoost and a 240 HP 2.0L EcoBoost), this sedan will deliver unprecedented power. Drivers can expect turbocharged performance, as well an available AWD. This will ensure impeccable cornering in Seattle, with direct-injection technology maximizing every rev. 17-inch tires will offer precise responses, while AdvanceTrac stability control will eliminate concerns of roll-motion or wheel slippage.
Ford provides more than engine prowess, however. Instead it pairs the 2018 Fusion SE with a six-speed rotary-style automatic transmission. This allows drivers to effortlessly switch gears, adapting to changing roadways with the flick of a wrist. No longer struggle to achieve the right setting. This sedan is instead engineered for fluid performance.
Want to test it out? Visit our dealership today for further information about the new Fusion SE!
Good things do indeed come in small packages - with the 2017 Focus RS proving a true track contender. Despite its hatchback profile, this platform delivers staggering performance, leaving every competitor in the dust.
According to the NY Daily News, Ford’s latest hatchback impresses with every rev. The RS embraces a less is more philosophy, connecting drivers to a slim design (172-inches long, 72-inches wide) and low roofline. Once track-fans press the pedal, however, they’re launched past every big-wheeled behemoth. This platform boasts a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder, promising 350 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. The six-speed manual transmission delivers crisp handling, while an AWD promises full-throttle fun. The Focus is no longer a simple sedan. It’s instead a throaty monster with sport-tuned attitude to spare.
Craving high speeds? The 2017 RS will satisfy every need, yielding best-in-class accelerations:
0 to 60: 4.6 seconds.
50 to 70: 6.3 seconds.
¼ Mile: 13.4 seconds.
Ford delivers a top speed of 165 MPH, enabling drivers to achieve podium performance with every mile. This is the ultimate hatchback.
Want to learn more about the 2017 RS? Visit our dealership today to request further specs and financing information - as well as to schedule a test-drive in one of our current Focus models.
It’s a grind of gears - with your transmission sputtering in defeat, the throttle clenched in agony. This incline proves too steep for its five-speed capabilities, and your car shudders violently with every inch. You fear that the entire engine will soon fall apart.
Ford wishes to spare you that fate - which is why it’s paired the 2018 Expedition with a powerful new transmission.
According to Trucks.com, the Expedition delivers exceptional performance. It’s anchored by a 10-speed automatic transmission, ensuring seamless transitions from the byways to the backroads. This feature - which was developed in partnership with GM and now serves as the cornerstone for Ford’s 2018 fleet - enables fluid handling. It reduces overall engine effort and improves the Intelligent AWD, allowing the platform to roll forward with ease; and, to further enhance performance, an electric power steering column smoothly connects with every gear.
This lets the 2018 Expedition to rev past the competition - achieving 375 HP and 470 lb.-ft of torque. This best-in-class beast promises peerless capability on every street.
Want to take it for a ride? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Expedition (as well as Ford’s other 10-speed platforms).
Change has come to the crossover market - with Ford revealing its 2018 Escape to Seattle. This platform has been revised for the new year, ensuring best-in-class performance and undeniable comfort with every mile.
As Digital Trends explains, the Big Blue Oval has enhanced its popular Escape. Each trim has been carefully tweaked, ensuring that every highway experience proves worthwhile:
The SEL: this all-new model will delight drivers, connecting them to unprecedented SUV style. Leather seats offer contrast stitching and supple textures; an eight-inch touchscreen anchors the soft-touch dash; and LED lighting adds custom ambiance, pairing perfectly with the available dual-panel moonroof.
The SE: convenience defines the option Multi-level heating functions bolster the cloth seats, offering relief from cold Washington mornings; while roof side rails ensure easy off-road storage. A newly added perimeter alarm improves security, releasing a series of chirps when engaged.
The Titanium: economy has just receiveed an upgrade. Ford fuses this platform with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine, allowing drivers to achieve 21 MPGs in the city and 28 MPGs on the highway. A standardized navigation system plots the most efficient routes, while enhanced Park Assist improves mobility (sparing the engine the constant stop-start-stop rhythm that leads to increased fuel consumption).
Each of these trims promises superior performance in Seattle - with the 2018 Escape tailored for today’s busy market. To learn more about this SUV contact us today.