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Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
It’s a constant evolution - with every year revealing a new engine, a redefined chassis. Each automotive brand tries to inspire interest through a series of upgrades, options, and aftermarket add-ons. Change is deemed essential.

The 2019 Ford F-450, however, seems to follow a different path.



According to Four Wheeler, the new F-450 will remain almost entirely unchanged - maintaining both its 2017 fascia and powertrain. While consumers may find this surprising, critics are quick to note that the current version of this pick-up delivers segment-leading performance, easily besting its competitors (the Dodge Ram and the Toyota Tundra). Why, therefore, would Ford try to improve perfection?

We agree. The 2019 F-450 will continue a tradition of PowerStroke capability, boasting a 6.7L diesel V8 (performance ratios should exceed 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque). A six-speed automatic transmission will also pair with available all-wheel-drive, providing class-shattering towing:


Conventional Trailering: Estimated 21,000 Pounds.
Fifth Wheel Trailering: Estimated 27,500 Pounds.
Gooseneck Trailering: Estimated 32,500 Pounds.
Payloads: Estimated 7,630 Pounds.

These numbers showcase why Ford is embracing the designs of the past - allowing the 2019 F-450 to follow in the tire-tracks of its predecessors. This platform needs no improvement.

Want to learn more about the new F-450? Visit our dealership today for further information.

Something wickedly sweet this way comes. To celebrate the impending release of its 2018 Mustang, Ford is launching a marketing campaign like no other - delivering ice cream fun to the United States!


According to CNET, the Big Blue Oval is shifting gears, transitioning from the assembly line to the ice cream parlor. In honor of its new Mustang, it’s introducing drivers in California and New York to a delicious dessert - Orange Fury. Named after the latest pony-car color option, this sherbet concoction will prove ideal for the summer. A massive single scoop is nestled between two vanilla cookies, while an edible potato wrapper keeps everything perfectly pressed. A drizzle of icing adds a final layer of goodness.

Want to sample that goodness for yourself? The Sound Ford Renton team is sad to report that no plans have been announced to send Orange Fury on a nationwide tour - but we have our fingers crossed that this Mustang-inspired flavor will find its way to Seattle.

Until then we’ll content ourselves with images of ice cream... and spec sheets of the upcoming pony-car. This 5.0L V8 powerhouse will soon roar downtown, promising more than 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque!

What do you think about the Orange Fury dessert? Share your thoughts with us today.
Fingers fly across a keyboard, sending hasty searches throughout the web. A screen flickers, trying to pluck the wanted information from its endless sources - and you groan as your efforts ultimately prove futile, with no resolution to your query available. There’s nothing to be found on the 2019 Ford Ranger’s interior.

The nation’s leading automotive critics share your frustration. They too have spent weeks seeking out any scrap of content, any half-formed photo. No data has been released, however, and it’s caused quite the commotion.

Perhaps the writers at Top Speed can provide some relief? These Ranger fans have come together to speculate about the truck’s interior design - and we can only hope they are correct. They anticipate:


Leather-Trimmed Seats With Raptor-Inspired Bolsters.

Quilted Door Inserts.

Contrast Stitching Along the Cushions and Steering Wheel.

Column-Mounted Paddle Shifters.

A Red Digital Display Center (Which Includes the Clock, Temperature Gauge, and Tachometer).

While none of these details have been confirmed, the Top Speed team predictions do have merit. They’re based upon the 2017 Raptor, which the new Ranger is meant to emulate. Each of these cabin choices are currently available in the F-Series and may soon shift across the Ford line-up.


Do these Ranger speculations impress you? Share your thoughts with our team today!
Great power is no longer defined by equally great responsibility. It instead embraces ease, with the 2017 F-150 King Ranch delivering best-in-class performance with every push of the pedal.


According to CNET, Ford has re-entered the full-size market with a roar - introducing Seattle drivers to its new King Ranch. This F-Series platform shakes the highway, with its 5.0L V8 engine yielding 385 HP and 387 lb.-ft of torque. An electronic six-speed automatic transmission ensures dynamic handling, while rack-and-pinion steering maximizes turning radiuses and reversals alike. An available 4x4 powertrain pairs with two-stage springs and a locking rear differential; while integrated Trailer Sway Control promises seamless hauls.

The 2017 King Ranch is a performance masterpiece - with its Ti-VCT engine providing class-shattering results. Take advantage of sequential multi-port power and discover 10,000 pounds of conventional trailering and 3,720 pounds of payload capabilities. No other platform offers more.

With the release of the 2017 F-150 King Ranch, Ford (once again) earns a place atop the sales charts. To learn more about this pick-up contact us today!
Within each driver is a pioneer spirit - the remnants of days long since past, the never-quite-quenchable thirst for adventure. They crave the unfamiliar; they want to seek the unknown; and they often find their restless feet guiding them toward the garage, where their sedans and SUVs await. The summer has begun and the desire for a Route 66 expedition has never been greater.

Let the 2017 Ford Flex serve as your traveling companion.



According to the Highlander News, this crossover proves perfect for summer fun - allowing Seattle drivers to trek down the byways with ease. Its expansive seven-passenger cabin accommodates families and cargo alike (boasting 155. cu.-ft of total storage space); while its integrated tech features, such as the SYNC infotainment system and available DVD player, provide relief during those empty miles. Premium cloth seating delivers comfort; dual-zone climate controls counter the heat; and laminated glass helps to reduce both ultraviolet rays and exterior noise, creating a more refined experience.

What truly impresses the Highlander News team, however, is the Flex’s powerful engine. Ford pairs this platform with a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6, generating 287 HP and 254 lb.-ft of torque. This allows drivers to conquer every road, with natural aspiration and sequential multi-port technology promising robust responses.

Rev on, Seattle explorers.

Planning your summer escape? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2017 Flex!
A tradition of driving defines Washington - with families seeking out Pacific fun, trekking always down the unfamiliar byways. Go far and explore, they say with a rev of their engines. The summer was made for adventure.

It’s now also made for economy.

With the release of the 2017 Escape Titanium, Ford is providing Seattle drivers with the rarest of values: power, performance, and efficiency. This SUV impresses both on the highway and at the pump, demanding no sacrifice from families. It’s an all-terrain contender that can’t disappoint.



According to the Mount Desert Islander, the 2017 Escape Titanium promises spectacular savings - with its 2.0L twin-scroll four-cylinder engine generating 20 MPGs in the city and 27 MPGs on the highway. Bolstered by both EcoBoost technology and Auto Start-Stop functionality, this powertrain optimizes every mile. It utilizes a two-chamber exhaust to increase air intake and reduce overall energy needs, shattering all SUV expectations. Smooth FWD further enhances results, meticulously balancing every burst of torque.

Never fear, Seattle drivers. Economy doesn’t compromise performance. The 2017 Titanium yields a robust 245 HP, with its six-speed automatic transmission offering fluid handling on every road. This proves an ideal option for every summer adventure.

Want to take it for a spin? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to learn more about the new Escape!
Christmas is months away - but Seattle drivers are already crafting their letters to Santa, hoping that he has enough room in his sleigh for the next-generation of pick-up performance. The 2017 F-150 Raptor F-22 has arrived... and it’s revving to the top of every holiday wish list.


Automobile Magazine reports that Ford has launched a new F-Series platform - the F-22. This Raptor variant promises spectacular Baja responses, boasting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. When paired with twin-turbochargers and Whipple intercooler, this allows the truck to accelerate to 545 HP! A sport-tuned suspension accommodates every mile; Brembo brakes promote smooth stoppage; and the electric steering column delivers precise power.

Are you impressed? Our team certainly is - even if they’re also worried that the 2017 Raptor will never be released to the national market. Automobile Magazine notes that the F-22 has been made to raise funds for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). This organization provides youths with introductions to flight and engineering, and it helps to ensure that the spirit of exploration lives on. Each year Ford creates a vehicle for the Gathering of the Eagles auction, hoping to inspire interest.

We can only hope that this interest will lead to a wide-scale F-22 campaign. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the Raptor’s Seattle debut!


To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor contact us today.

Economy once proved the dullest of words - with automotive engineers pairing it with sedate performance and uninspired fascias. Drivers were burdened with engines that did not impress and speeds that never thrilled.

The 2018 Mustang EcoBoost will change that.



According to Auto Week, Ford will soon bring its Mustang EcoBoost to Seattle - promising a full-throttle experience for consumers. This pony-car (which delivers an estimated 21 MPGs in the city and 30 MPGs on the highway) has been tailored for fun. 19-inch wheels cling to the pavement, maximizing every Line Lock burn-out; the enlarged rear sway bar promotes crisp handling; and a new 10-speed automatic transmission utilizes direct-acting hydraulic movements to propel the platform past the competition.

Need a moment to collect yourself? We’ll wait.

Anchored by a 2.3L engine (which utilizes transient overboot technology to enhance output), the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost is the ultimate pony-car - combining quick accelerations with best-in-class efficiency. The Sound Ford Renton team knows, therefore, that it will rev to the top of the charts. Be sure to hurry to our dealership this fall to snag one!

To learn more about the new Mustang EcoBoost contact us today.
Speed rarely pairs with utility - with Seattle families sacrificing off-road thrills for crossover comfort. They trade engine revolutions for cargo capacity; they compromise performance for leather-trimmed seating; and they resign themselves to the cumbersome pull of a transmission. This is the way of things.

That way will soon change - with the 2018 Ford Expedition promising exceptional power. The SUV market is receiving an EcoBoost upgrade.



 
According to The News Wheel, Ford is transforming the 2018 Expedition into a off-road beast. Its two engine options will impress every speedster, delivering sport-tuned precision and direct-injection power. 

The 3.5L V6 - boasting 375 HP and 470 lb.-ft of torque, this V6 will soon rumble down every Washington road. It’s mated to both a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and an available all-wheel-drivetrain, ensuring high-output handling on every turn.

The 3.5L EcoBoost - offering a robust 400 HP and 480 lb.-ft of torque, this motor will delight adventurers and budgeters alike (with its Auto Start-Stop technology providing best-in-class economy, a rumored 21 MPGs on the highway).

The 2018 Expedition promises dynamic performance, making it the perfect platform for Seattle drivers. Expect more and Go Further.

To learn more about this Ford SUV contact us today.
The hill stretches toward forever - a dizzying incline that leaves your breaths short and your knuckles white. You edge toward it, already feeling the grind of gears beneath you. Your truck isn’t ready for this new terrain, and its protests can be heard with every press of the pedal. It won’t make it.

Washington’s roadways prove all too fickle - which is why Ford has launched the 2017 F-250 Super Duty. This powerful pick-up effortlessly adapts to every mile, delivering seamless shifting and best-in-class performance. Discover the value of ESOF.



The Drive reports that Ford has redefined the Super Duty, fusing it with ESOF (Electronic-Shift-on-the-Fly) functionality. This system optimizes all-terrain travel, allowing the truck to quickly transition to 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD Hi ratios. Instantly sensing new conditions, the F-250 can engage its rear differential, change gears, and adjust torque distribution as needed. This ensures a smooth ride over even the roughest roads.

It also maximizes performance. ESOF technology promotes fluidity, sparing drivers the constant struggle of gear selection. Through this, speeds can be maintained - eliminating the stop-and-start rhythm that too often devours fuel. This ensures superior economy, with the F-250 earning a class-leading 15 MPGs on the highway.

ESOF proves a perfect option for drivers on-the-go in Seattle. To learn more about how this system impacts the Super Duty’s capabilities contact us today.