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.
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.
It’s a mountain of... things. You stare, baffled by the sudden collection of luggage and childrens’ toys. What was meant to be a weekend jaunt has turned into an expedition, and you fear that your crossover won’t prove ready for the storage challenge.
Ford suggests seeking a better - larger - alternative. Prepare to take advantage of the 2017 Edge.
According to Car and Driver, the 2017 Edge has been designed for everyday payloads. It boasts a muscular profile, delivering 188.1-inches of length, 75.9-inches of width, and 68.6-inches of height. This promises effortless hauling options, with the cabin hosting more than 115 cu.-ft of total storage space. Customize the five-seat configuration to utilize:
The 2017 Edge enables drivers to store groceries, sporting equipment, and more - with its raised roofline (40.3-inches) and flat-folding seats accommodating every item with ease. To further impress, it pairs this cargo capability with a twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost engine, allowing it to achieve 21 MPGs in the city and 29 MPGs on the highway. Storage and economy now combine.
Want to learn more about the 2017 Ford Edge? Visit our dealership today to schedule a test-drive!
It’s a crash of metal and glass - with a side-view mirror catching suddenly against a door, leaving a long line across the aluminum. You slam on the brake but it’s far too late. The damage has been done. A miscalculation has left you (and the poor soul parked next to you) in need of costly repairs. You let your forehead fall to the steering wheel and sigh.
Ford is all too familiar with this scenario - which is why it’s paired the 2017 F-150 Raptor with advanced driver-assistance technology, helping to eliminate those unexpected collisions. The Keep Out Zone system has arrived.
According to Forbes, Ford has reinvented parking. With the introduction of its Keep Out Zone option, it enables drivers to quickly determine whether spaces can accommodate their F-Series platforms. Bolstered by a 360-degree high-definition camera, this function scans the surrounding area and gauges height, width, and length. It then compares those dimensions to those of the 2017 Raptor and determines whether a reversal should be attempted:
Should a space prove too narrow, yellow gridlines will warn of impending collisions (either with surrounding cars or the curb).
Should a space prove adequately sized, the 2017 F-150 Raptor will then utilize sensors to automatically guide drivers inside.
With this, F-Series fans can avoid those unfortunate accidents. Parking is finally simple in Seattle.
To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor contact us today!
It’s been an agonizing series of months - with F-Series fans scrounging for the slightest hint of specs, trying to decipher cryptic critic clues. Official details for the 2018 F-150 have proven scarce, and this has left drivers struggling to fill the heavy-duty void.
Never fear, Seattle! Sound Ford Renton is pleased to announce that the full engine suite for the new F-150 has been revealed.
According to Equipment World, Ford will pair the 2018 F-150 with five new engine options - allowing drivers to customize their trailering needs:
With each engine option comes a promise of best-in-class power - with Ford enhancing all outputs through a new 10-speed automatic transmission and its innovative aluminum paneling (which eliminates more than 700 pounds from the chassis to enhance both economy and performance). Fluid handling now combines with pure torque.
Want to experience custom performance? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 F-150’s many available engines.
In a whirl of exhaust the 2018 Mustang will soon make its Seattle debut - roaring down the streets in a perfect pirouette. Embrace line-lock technology!
According to The Detroit News, Ford is redefining pony power. The 2018 Mustang - which should arrive by the late fall - will introduce drivers to the standardized line-lock, an electronic system that automatically disengages the front brakes. This allows all torque to rush to the rear, propelling the car into a burn-out. Generate up to 15 seconds of spin-time, leaving tire marks and smoke behind.
With the inclusion of line-lock technology, Ford enables drivers to experience the thrill of the track - without having to leave the safety of the suburbs. This controlled function maximizes every rev (whether cycled from the 2.3L EcoBoost or the 5.0L V8) and delivers pure fun.
Are you excited?
The Sound Ford team certainly is - which is why we’re already clearing space for the 2018 Mustang. We’ll be ready for this pony powerhouse.
To learn more about the new line-lock system contact us today - and don’t forget to schedule a test-drive in our extensive Mustang inventory!
Shadows lurk on the open road - disguising rough miles and hiding obstacles. They stretch across Washington, forcing drivers to remain vigilantly squinty-eyed. With the release of the 2017 Ford Super Duty, however, relief can be found.
According to the Green Bay Press, Ford emphasizes the need for safe passage. This is why it’s anchored its 2017 Super Duty with a suite of innovative features - each meant to spare drivers the frustration (and the potential pain) of an accident. Throughout the cabin dual-stage frontal, seat-mounted side-impact, and curtain airbags deliver protection. Electronic traction control ensures precise cornering; all-wheel anti-lock disc brakes promise immediate stoppage; and a tire monitoring system provides real-time warnings of tread failure or low air pressure.
This all combines with Ford’s signature AdvanceTrac technology - which prevents over-steerage and delivers controlled torque distribution through its automated stability sensors. This helps to maintain optimal driving conditions and promotes a balanced ride in all environments. Through this, the risk of sudden skids is eliminated.
The 2017 Super Duty proves an ideal option for Seattle families, adventurers, and laborers alike. To learn more about this Ford pick-up (as well as its many safety options) contact us today.
It’s a struggle of timing and turns - with you twisting a steering wheel again and again, needing to align your vehicle and your trailer. You fail, reverse, try once more; and the pattern becomes depressingly familiar.
Ford wishes to break this towing cycle - introducing drivers instead to the ease of its Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. The 2018 Expedition will soon receive an upgrade!
According to the New York Daily News, Ford will pair its signature SUV with advanced towing technology. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist (a feature originally found only on the F-Series) will enable drivers to more efficiently navigate - utilizing gridline tutorials and dozens of sensors to chart out reversals. It allows for seamless hitch-and-ball alignments; and it eliminates steerage frustration, with real-time data streamed to a high-definition LCD touchscreen. Simply follow the pixel path to success.
With the inclusion of Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the 2018 Expedition should prove a perfect addition to every adventure. This SUV - with its 9,300-pound towing capacity and Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive - will accommodate every off-road toy with ease; and consumers will waste no more time trying to master connector pins.
What could be better?
To learn more about the 2018 Expedition and its new trailer tech contact us today.