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The latest Ford News in the Pacific Northwest.
Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
There’s a roar on the horizon - coming down the Pacific Coast, shaking dunes and pavement alike. You feel the road tremble beneath you and and smile, knowing that the 2018 F-150 Platinum is coming.


Kelley Blue Book reports that Ford will soon release its new F-Series models - with revised powertrains promised for the F-250, F-350, and (of course) F-150. The entire fleet has been fused with the latest in 10-speed capabilities and all-terrain performance; and the 2018 Platinum proves to be no exception.

This pick-up will invigorate the North American market, offering drivers the robust responses they crave. Beneath the hood sits a massive 5.0L V8 engine, capable of generating 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. This pairs with direct injection technology and signature variable cam timing to ensure best-in-class power (a staggering 11,400 pounds of conventional towing). The fully boxed frame rests on a two-stage spring suspension to deliver a refined ride; while custom transmission modes afford greater precision on Washington’s backroads:


Tow/Haul - to accommodate heavy loads.
Wet/Snow - to adapt to changing weather patterns.
EcoSelect - to maximize economy.
Sport - to deliver Baja-style thrills.

When these features combine, they propel the 2018 F-150 Platinum past the pick-up pack - making it truly one-of-a-kind.

To learn more about this and other F-Series models contact us today.

It’s dark along the Pacific. A series of shadows falls across the road, broken only by the stray flicker of a passing car; and an ever-present layer of fog lingers in the air. You can’t… see and you give a frustrated sigh, squinting into the evening and hoping no sudden obstacles arise.

Ford suggests a more proactive solution - offering Seattle drivers advanced safety with its 2018 Fiesta.




According to Automotive World, the new Fiesta proves adept at every turn. This hot hatch has been painstakingly engineered, with Ford emphasizing both prevention and protection. Fused with boron steel, it delivers a strong T-Pillar construction, minimizing impact energy and reducing the chance of structural failures. Integrated intrusion sensors monitor the cabin, activating inflatable seat-belts and side-curtain airbags within milliseconds of a crash; and the intuitive SYNC 3 infotainment system automatically releases SOS alerts in the wake of an accident (notifying emergency personnel, including 911-dispatchers or the police).

Most impressive, however, is the suite of assistance programs - each meant to improve driver responses and ensure more efficient roadside monitoring. The 2018 Fiesta blends Cross-Traffic Alerts, Blind Spot Warnings, and Pedestrian Detection Technology to provide smart collision negation solutions. Information (gleaned from a 360-degree exterior camera) is fed into a high-definition screen, providing real-time support for every mile.

Through this, Ford promises safety in Seattle.

To learn more about the new Fiesta - as well as other hatchbacks - contact us today!

Size truly does matter - with Seattle families too often trapped within the claustrophobic confines of their sedans. The roofs slope; the seats prove narrow; and there are scant inches available for knobbly knees and elbows, leaving all passengers frustrated.

With the release of the 2018 Expedition, Ford will change this. Prepare for ample interior space!



According to Wards Auto, the new Expedition has been redesigned for the modern market - delivering a cavernous cabin and superior comfort. No longer will families sit stiffly in their seats, straight-backed and scowling. Instead they’ll be greeted by 221-inches of premium space. The extended wheelbase now offers:

First Row

Head Room: 40.7-inches.
Leg Room: 41-inches.

Second Row

Head Room: 40-inches.
Leg Room: 42.6-inches.

Third Row

Head Room: 37.4-inches.
Leg Room: 36.1-inches.

The 2018 Expedition has been lengthened by more than 11 inches to accommodate its tri-tow interior - and this ensures that every passenger can experience a comfortable ride. Within the cabin expect supple leather materials, automatic temperature controls, and 6-way adjusting seats. No compromise is needed.

To learn more about the new Ford Expedition visit our dealership today. We’ll gladly provide further specs and pricing information.

It’s a grim sight - with a fuel pump spinning ever onward, demanding dollar after dollar. You scowl, knowing your wallet will soon feel (considerably) lighter. A simple downtown adventure has turned into an unexpected expense, and you vow to never leave the free span of your driveway again.

Ford has a far less drastic option - with its 2018 Fusion delivering best-in-class economy.



According to Car and Driver, the new Fusion is ideal for Seattle escapes. Boasting both a 2.0L inline-four engine and a continuously variable transmission, this sedan generates 43 MPGs in the city and 41 MPGs on the highway. This ensures class-defining responses, with the FWD providing seamless accelerations, instant stoppage, and improved cornering (all of which help to reduce fuel demands). No other platform comes close:

Toyota Camry: 22 MPGs in the city, 33 MPGs on the highway.
Honda Accord Touring: 21 MPGs in the city, 33 MPGs on the highway.
Volkswagen Passat: 20 MPGs in the city, 28 MPGs on the highway.

The 2018 Fusion is meticulously crafted, with Ford anchoring its chassis with a variety of efficient technologies - including paddle shifters, turbochargers, and custom drive modes. These all combine to enhance performance and create a more fluid ride. Suffer no more at the pump.

Want to learn more about the new Fusion? Visit Sound Ford Renton today!

The season will soon end - bringing gray mornings to Seattle, the crisp slap of fog against the pavement. The temperatures will fall; the sun will retreat; and the desire to blaze down the highway will fade, with drivers preferring to tuck themselves inside their warm homes.

Before the summer ends, however, Sound Ford Renton recommends one last lap around the city - in the 2017 Focus RS.



As Car and Driver explains, the new Focus RS is a seasonal powerhouse. This turbocharged hatch - which boasts a 2.3L inline-4 engine - generates 350 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque, allowing Seattle consumers to roar down the track. A fluid six-speed manual transmission provides optimal control, while the AWD nimbly accommodates sharp inclines and sudden corners alike. Fitted with exclusive launch control, this platform can blitz from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.3 seconds.

This, as Car and Driver notes, places it well above the competition - with the 2017 Honda Civic Type R (4.9 seconds), the Volkswagen Golf R (5.2 seconds), and the Subaru WRX STI (5.3 seconds) all lagging behind. The Focus RS revs to a top speed of 104 MPH, leaving all other hatchbacks in the dust.

Want to sample this full-throttle performance? Visit our dealership today to plan the ultimate summer ride.

There are only three certainties in life - death, taxes, and the popularity of the F-Series. This collection of pick-up powerhouses has led the market for more than 30 years, and now it’s extending its sales reign beyond the United States. Prepare for Ford’s global domination.


Fox News reports that the 2017 F-Series - which features the F-150, F-250, and F-350 - ranks supreme among the automotive world. Ford has secured an astonishing 519,000 total units for the year, revving past the competition with ease:

Toyota Corolla: 472,000 Units.
VW Golf: 430,00 Units.
Nissan X-Trail: 410,00 Units.
Honda Civic: 387,00 Units.

The F-Series defies all expectations - bringing its big-bodied performance to countries that traditionally favored only sedans and hatchbacks (such as China, Japan, and Germany). With this surge of sales, Ford is racing toward a record-breaking year.

We’re not surprised. The F-Series boasts the industry’s leading all-terrain capability, delivering more than 32,500 pounds of conventional trailering and a payload capacity that exceeds 5,410 pounds. No other platform promises such power; and drivers across the globe now crave the value of a V8.

Want to experience the high-performance of the 2017 F-Series? Visit our dealership today!
Change is coming to the half-ton market - with Ford continuing an old partnership to launch a new vehicle. Prepare for the 2017 ROUSH F-150 Raptor!


With the fall comes a promise of all-terrain power. The 2017 Raptor - which will soon arrive in select dealerships across North America - should prove the ultimate pick-up beast. This platform has been fused with the latest in V6 performance, with Ford and ROUSH coming together to create something truly unforgettable:

20-Inch Wheels: which blend reinforced grips with nylon rim constructions to ensure smooth handling.

A FOX Suspension System: which delivers sport-tuned shocks and position-sensitive damping technology to create a refined cabin experience.

Adjustable Bypass Circuitry - which increases overall spring compression to promote precise curve control and hill ascension.

A 3.5L V6 Engine - which achieves 450 HP and up to 8,000 pounds of conventional trailering.

The 2017 Raptor is primed for the Washington roads, with ROUSH and Ford working tirelessly to improve every response. This pick-up can race from 0 to 60 in a mere 6.1 seconds - with its EcoBoost-infused motor roaring over every trail with ease.

Want to test it for yourself? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this and other F-Series models.
No word proves more frustrating than unknown. It presents far too many questions and far too few answers - with critics and consumers stumbling for some sort of resolution.

Never has this been more evident than with the sudden reveal of a new Escape.



Ford Authority has just released a tantalizing glimpse of a uni-bodied crossover - one that bears Escape badging but none of the expected style. This platform offers a wide frame, with (at least) four inches added to both the overall wheelbase and fender flares. The C-Pillar construction has been heightened, with reinforced aluminum placed along the seams; and even the tail-gate boasts an elongated design, further highlighting the sleek rear.

This, Ford Authority notes, is no traditional Escape. It’s instead a crossover-inspired model, emphasizing ample passenger space and a sporty all-terrain design; and its recent reveal in Detroit comes as a surprise (the Big Blue Oval has made no announcements of a full platform refresh, nor has it provided production dates for the upcoming 2019 or 2020 models). There is no current spec-sheet that matches this particular vehicle.

The dreaded unknown has, therefore, arrived - and Seattle drivers are trying to unravel the mystery of the Escape. Is this a new breed of SUV?

We wish we knew.

No official details have been provided for the Escape. We’ll be certain, however, to keep our customers abreast of any developments. Stay tuned!
Numbers often prove dull - a series of percentages and unwieldily statistics, all crowded into tight little rows. They turn specs into tediums, and Seattle drivers find themselves unable to do more than yawn when presented with the latest pick-up platforms.

The 2018 F-150, however, should reinvigorate both the market and consumers - with Ford delivering best-in-class numbers to the Pacific Northwest.



 
According to Torque News, the 2018 F-150 is engineered to impress. This half-ton beast promises record-breaking performance on the highway, with its 5.0L V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission optimizing every press of the pedal. Prepare for class-leading responses, with Ford offering up to 13,200 pounds of trailering and 3,270 pounds of payload capabilities! This represents a 10% strength increase from the previous model and leaves the competition decimated.

To further delight drivers, the 2018 F-150 should also yield segment-shattering economy - with its available 3.0L PowerStroke diesel engine rumored to achieve 30 MPGs on the highway (more than any other full-size truck). Performance and economy now combine.

Numbers have never been so exciting.

The 2018 F-150 will soon arrive in Seattle. To learn more about this pick-up visit our dealership today.
An unfortunate truth shapes the pick-up market - with heavy-duty powertrains demanding endless fuel. Drivers find themselves constantly pulling into stations, watching as their trucks devour gasoline and dollars alike; and every mile brings a new (costly) frustration.

With the release of the 2018 F-150, Ford is offering a far more economical alternative. This pick-up powerhouse has been fused with sustainability!



According to MotorTrend, the new F-150 will shatter expectations - with its diverse engine suite allowing consumers to achieve both best-in-class towing (up to 13,200 pounds) and exceptional efficiency. Discover value with mile:

A Naturally Aspirated 3.3L V6.
MPGs: 19, City; 25, Highway.

A 2.7 EcoBoost V6.
MPGs: 20, City; 26, Highway.

A 5.0L V8.
MPGs: 17, City; 23, Highway.

A 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
MPGs: 18, City; 25, Highway.

To deliver such strong ratios, Ford has paired its 2018 F-150 with a series of fuel-saving technologies - including start-stop systems, Intelligent AWD, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. These elements work in tandem to maximize performance and lessen resource demands. Through this, Seattle drivers can easily Go Further.

To learn more about the 2018 F-150 contact us today!