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!
Utility will soon receive an upgrade - with Ford introducing a suite of high-performance functions on its 2018 Expedition. No longer will strength solely define the crossover. Instead Seattle families will experience seamless connectivity with every mile, with all smartphone needs embraced.
Auto Week explains that Ford has transformed its latest Expedition, tailoring it for the modern consumer. Integrated Wi-Fi hotspots will support up to 10 devices, allowing users to effortlessly connect with their tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles; smart-charging USB ports will pair with 12-volt outlets to ensure tri-row convenience; and a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen system will yield high-definition sound, flooding the cabin with sharp bass lines.
All of this will combine with Ford’s signature SYNC console - ensuring exceptional virtuality in Seattle, Bellevue, and beyond. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibilities will bolster this system, allowing for smooth smartphone syncing. Custom apps (such as Facebook and Pandora) will enable drivers to better define their experience, while the LCD display screen will provide clear pixels. Access the Internet with ease!
The 2018 Expedition will soon arrive in Washington. To learn more about this SUV contact our dealership today.
(Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 03:49PM by Laurel Steele)
If you’re a Seattle commuter who lives in a public transportation desert or is tired of sitting behind the wheel in gridlock traffic, we have good news for you. Chariot, the on-demand shuttle startup owned by Ford, is bringing its app-based crowdsourced transit service to the congested streets of Seattle.
Crowd-sourced information is gathered through the Chariot app. As people share their desired pickup points, an algorithm will create routes for where the service is most needed.
The shuttle is none other than North America’s best selling van the Ford Transit. This full-size passenger wagon can comfortably fit 14 people. Assuming each of these commuters would alternatively be driving their own car, this vehicle now brings the carbon footprint of over a dozen exhaust pipes down to one.
John Kwant, the vice president of Ford’s city project, calls Chariot a “fast, reliable, and affordable transportation alternative”. At only $4 per ride, this system is significantly cheaper than options like Lyft and Uber. At the moment, Chariot is only available for employees of participating Seattle businesses, but Ford plans to make the service city-wide soon.
Want to learn more about this efficient people-hauler? Check out our complete inventory of full-size Ford Transit passenger vans on our website or at our dealership.
(Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 03:33PM by Laurel Steele)
When the neighbor of Steve von Foerster, Ford’s former Head of Engineering, called the cops on him for the early-morning rumbles of his Mustang GT, he knew he had to find a solution for the ongoing disturbance.
The growl of the V8 powertrain is almost as iconic as the pony car itself, so the thought of silencing it completely is blaspheming. But Von Foerster developed a solution that will keep you and everyone on your block happy. The industry-first Quiet Start feature - AKA “Good Neighbor Mode” - enables drivers to set specific times of day for when their Mustang GT should roar and when it should simply meow. See how it works in the video below.
In league with lawn mowers, howling dogs, and garage bands, revving engines rank among the most bothersome neighborhood noises. While Ford can’t silence the yappy chihuahua next door, it can help you be considerate to those living around you.
Using an active performance exhaust system, Quiet Start closes valves to dampen the sound of the 5.0-liter 435 hp engine at your command. Through smart technology, you can manually schedule low-volume time, so that early morning departures and light night arrivals won’t rouse your cul-de-sac mates from their slumber.
Learn more about the Mustang at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or check out our current inventory online, which includes both new and used models.
Recently, we offered a roundup of the incredible power advantages the new Ford Expedition is set to bring to Seattle consumers. Now, we have more information on the wondrous technological improvements the 2018 model has in store.
Autoweek details how the 2018 Expedition is made for long trips. The Wi-Fi hot spot supports up to ten total devices connected simultaneously, both in the car and within 50 feet of the exterior. The sound has received a huge upgrade—upper trim models come stocked with the performance of a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system. You’re going to have no problem keeping your electronics charged, either, as each row of the SUV provides two USB charging ports and a 12-volt outlet (for a total of 6 and 3, respectively). Dual rear screens also support video playback to keep the kids enthralled.
There’s more on offer, however. While cool tech tricks are nice, your family’s security is of paramount importance. That’s why the 2018 Ford Expedition is loaded with adaptive cruise control that senses cars ahead of you and intelligently adjusts your speed. Also, an audio and wheel vibration-oriented lane departure warning system is featured.
Ford’s F-150 is already at the apex of the truck world, so it’d be understandable if the company were to rest on its laurels heading into the 2018 model year. But not so—instead, their acclaimed pick-up is set to get even better due to substantive powertrain and fuel efficiency improvements.
Left Lane details the changes. Firstly, the new base engine is a spectacular 3.3L direct-injection V6 that replaces 2017’s 3.5L. Despite the shrink in size, it gains 8 HP and 12 lb.-ft. of torque (a total of 290 and 265, respectively). “Pinch at the pump” is further minimized, with 4x4 models hitting 20 MPG highway and 4x2 iterations receiving 22.
While horsepower on the 2.7L EcoBoost remains the same at 325, there’s now an additional 25 lb.-ft. of torque for a total of 400. Thanks in part to the new 10-speed automatic transmission, you’ll receive 24 and 26 MPG highway for 4x4 and 4x2 F-150s, respectively.
Finally, the 5.0L V8 ups the ante by gaining spray-on bore liner tech and direct injection design. This yanks horsepower output up to 395 (a gain of 10) and torque to 400 lb.-ft. (a gain of 13). The 10-speed also makes its mark here, improving efficiency to 22 and 23 MPG highway on the 4X4 and 4x2 trucks, respectively.
With a burst of power the 2018 Mustang gallops from the Ford corral - revving its way toward Seattle and promising class-shattering performance. This pony-platform (anchored by a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine) generates 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. Its custom Launch Control allows it to blaze down the highway, achieving 0 to 60 in less then four seconds; and its 10-speed automatic transmission nimbly adapts to changing inclines. This is a true track beast.
It’s also fully customizable.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Mustang will connect consumers to an exclusive Performance Package - allowing them to increase the convertible’s overall capabilities and enhance accelerations. Among the included features will be:
19-Inch Aluminum Wheels - an upgrade from the standard 18-inch.
A 3.55:1 Torsen Limited Slip Differential - to improve torque and stabilize the rear.
An Enlarged Radiator - to increase air intake and reduce engine strain.
New Brembo Brakes - ensuring precise stoppage through four-caliper technology.
Sport-Tuned Handling - to promote better curve control.
These features transform the 2018 Mustang from fast to ferocious, allowing it to conquer the competition with ease. Seattle drivers seeking track glory will quickly earn a place among the podiums.
To learn more about the Performance Package - as well as other available Mustang options - contact us today.