It’s a long stretch of road - cobbled together with weeds and fallen branches, the gravel turned to dust. Dragging a trailer across it will prove no simple task, especially with your pick-up already gasping for power. It can’t conquer the incline; it can’t rev through the muck; and it gives a threatening whine as you press the pedal, shuddering beneath the weight of a load.
Seattle drivers, endure this no more. Choose a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty instead!
With the release of the 2017 F-450 Super Duty, Ford delivers exceptional power. According to Car and Driver, this pick-up features a turbocharged 32-valve V8 diesel engine - blending pushrod inter-cooling and direct-fuel injection to maximize performance. Rev up to 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque, taking advantage of the six-speed automatic transmission for seamless shifting. The 176-inch wheelbase is ruggedly designed, boasting a maximum tow rating of 21,000 pounds; and the 15-inch brake rotors allow for superior stoppage.
With this, the new F-450 can effortlessly haul every load - transitioning from the Seattle streets to the Washington backroads. 19.5-inch tires pummel the pavement, while the active steering system provides quick handling along those sudden turns. This is the ultimate pick-up option.
Want to test it for yourself? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2017 F-450 Super Duty!
The history of automotives is woven with partnerships - intertwining threads that create a high-performance tapestry. The decades have yielded alliances both expected and strange. Some (like the implosive joining of Citren and Maserati) fizzled to nothing more the footnotes; while others (like the long-lasting union of Honda and McLaren) have forged years of success.
None have made as strong of an impression, however, as the one between Ford and ROUSH. These brands have come together often, building supercharged pony-cars, pick-ups, and more. It’s only fitting, therefore, that they celebrate their partnership with a special gift.
In honor of Ford’s friendship with ROUSH, it’s gifting the company with one of the first 2017 GTs in the world! This platform - of which only 1,000 will be produced - is the ultimate performer, boasting a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine that yields 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Anchored by twin-turbo capabilities, it can achieve a top-speed of 216 MPH; and its active-adjustable suspension ensures peerless cornering on every track.
This (when combined with the hydraulic steering rack) makes the 2017 Mustang GT a perfect present for ROUSH - and a much-craved option for Seattle drivers. No official release date has been given for this platform, but we hope to secure it for our lot when it rolls off the assembly line.
From a single picture comes a thousand words - and a thousand thundering ponies. Ford will soon introduce Seattle drivers to its 2018 Mustang GT, letting this steed race from the corral to the highway.
Motor Authority recently revealed a glimpse of the new Mustang GT’s interior - with one of their quick-fingered reporters able to snap a photo of the gauge cluster. While drivers might furrow their brows at this choice (craving a look at the engine instead), they’ll soon see the value of a tachometer sneak-peek... because the RPM ratio promises record-breaking results. Prepare for a 7,500 redline!
We’ll spare you a moment to collect your thoughts - and your jaw from the floor.
The 2018 Mustang GT boasts a 7,500 redline, with its 5.0L V8 engine propelling it to new heights (its successor only achieved 7,000). While no HP specs have been released, critics are anticipating a power increase of, at least, 10%; and the addition of a 6-speed manual transmission and a dual-mass flywheel will further maximize performance. This will prove to be the ultimate pony-car.
No official production date has been given for the 2018 GT - but Ford has confirmed that it will arrive by the late fall. Be patient, Seattle drivers. Only a few months separate you from the V8 beast you crave.
To learn more about this and other Mustang models contact us today.
A new era of performance will soon begin in Seattle - with Ford redefining off-road capabilities and enhancing power with every mile. The 2018 F-150 is coming... and it’s bringing sport-tuned engines with it.
According to The Drive, Ford will soon conquer both the roads and the sales charts - with its 2018 F-150 promising a suite of new engines. While still anchored by a 3.5L V6, it will allow consumers to select powertrains that reflect their specific trailering demands, ensuring improved performance with every load. Choose: a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 (325 HP, 400 lb.-ft of torque); a 5.0L V8 (395 HP, 400 lb.-ft of torque); a 3.3L Naturally Aspirated V6 (290 HP, 265 lb.-ft of torque); or a 3.0L Diesel V6 (estimated 240 HP, estimated 420 lb.-ft of torque). Each of these options will be fused with a 10-speed automatic transmission and direct-injection capability.
This, The Drive explains, will enable F-Series fans to accommodate even the heaviest of hauls - with the 2018 F-150 believed to offer more than 12,000 pounds of trailering. There will be no challenge it can’t conquer.
The 2018 F-150 should arrive in Seattle by the early fall. To learn more about this platform - including specs or pricing - contact Sound Ford Renton today.
The payload proves heavy - a collection of timber and tools, all stacked neatly in a cargo bed. You’ve embraced the DIY philosophy, craving the feel of a hammer in your hand and the smell of paint in the air. A home transformation will soon occur... if your truck can handle the haul. You stare dubiously at the sagging rear and feel a surge of doubt. This will be a long, long ride.
Ford seeks to shorten it - connecting Seattle drivers to the 2017 F-250 Super Duty. With this pick-up, all projects can be achieved. There’s no load too heavy and no trailering demand too great.
According to Forbes, the new F-250 proves a powerhouse on the road. Anchored by a 6.7L diesel V8, this platform delivers 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission promises effortless all-terrain control, while the elongated body (21-feet) pairs aluminum paneling with high-strength steel framing. These elements combine to create an unstoppable pick-up, yielding 15,000 pounds of conventional towing and 4,400 pounds of payloads!
Through this, the 2017 Super Duty can easily adapt to every need - with its crew cab configuration offering maximum value with every mile. Build on, Seattle renovators and restorators. Build on!
In 2011 North American drivers wept - lamenting the passing of both the Ford Ranger and the compact pick-up market. This iconic platform (which debuted in 1982) had become the standard of mid-duty power, performance, and reliability. There was no worthy alternative; there was no all-wheel replacement.
This will, fortunately, soon change.
According to Motor Authority, Ford has recently been pitting its 2019 Ranger against the elements - sending the truck Down Under for some final powertrain tweaks. Spy photos (taken by eager cameramen) reveal a T6 frame, with a wide grille and short bed. Though heavily camouflaged, the headlamps should offer LED precision; while aluminum paneling is rumored to ensure a more efficient ride. Power-folding side-view mirrors, lean wheel-wells, and enlarged intake vents create a sporty effect.
What drivers truly crave, however, are specs about the Ranger’s all-terrain capabilities. While Motor Authority notes that no official details have been released, it does contend that a 3.2L inline-five engine is the most likely option for 2019 - ensuring 197 HP and 346 lb.-ft of torque. This should please Seattle pick-up fans, allowing them to easily adapt to every road and every mid-duty load.
What do you think about the 2019 Ranger? Does it meet your expectations? Let us know!
Mark your calendars, Seattle drivers! A new Ford Bronco is on the way - promising all-terrain power and timeless style.
In 1996 the Bronco met a swift (and all too undignified) end. Ford ceased production of this off-roader, citing dwindling sales and a new brand focus. The Explorer, Escape, and Edge would reign supreme at the Big Blue Oval; and there was simply no room left on the assembly line.
The reaction was both immediate and despairing. Throughout North America drivers sobbed in frustration. This platform had been woven into the cross-country tapestry for more than 30 years. Now it was... gone.
Rejoice, Seattle adventurers! TechMalak has just announced that a new SUV will soon arrive. In 2020 Ford will re-introduce its beloved Bronco to the public - once again defining the all-terrain market.
Though this model is shrouded in secrecy - with no official specs due for (at least) another year - critics have already begun to speculate what the 2020 Bronco will offer. Most anticipate a square body-on-frame design, rivaling the Jeep Compass or Toyota Cruiser. Removable doors would harken back to the original 1966 platform, while an optional soft-top roof would provide an all-weather value; and a 5.0L V8 Coyote motor would prove an ideal addition to the powertrain.
None of these rumors can be confirmed - but we certainly have our fingers crossed that they’ll all come true.
To learn more about the 2020 Bronco contact us today.
Down the Seattle streets it rumbles - a 2017 F-150 Raptor, tires spinning against the pavement and exhaust curling around its belt-lines. This Ford platform knows no equal. It’s instead a beast beyond measure.
Prepare for the next-generation of pick-up power.
According to The Washington Post, Ford has revealed its 2017 Raptor - the successor to the F-Series throne. This model (anchored by a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine) promises extraordinary performance in Seattle. Peerless four-wheel-drive allows it to conquer every terrain; the extended 145-inch wheelbase ensures 1500-pound payload capabilities; and EcoBoost technology yields best-in-class economy, with the truck earning 15 MPGs in the city and 18 MPGs on the highway.
To the further delight of pick-up fans, the new Raptor also boasts a suite of optional features - allowing drivers to customize their off-road experiences. Discover:
Blind Spot Monitoring With Cross Traffic Alerts.
A 360-Degree Split-View Rear Camera.
LED Cargo Box Lighting.
A Twin-Panel Moonroof.
Premium Leather Seats With 10-Way Power Adjusters.
... and much more!
The 2017 Raptor proves a worthy addition to the F-150 family - and we can’t wait to see our customers slip behind the wheel of this 450 HP performer.
To learn more about this platform contact us today.
In 2001 the sport utility market changed - with Ford introducing drivers to its Escape. This platform (bolstered by a 3.0L Duratec V6 engine and a five-speed manual transmission) redefined all-terrain power, delivering 4x4 traction on even the sharpest turns. It was an undeniable force on both the back-roads and the sales charts.
This tradition continues with the release of the 2017 Escape.
According to The Street, Ford has shattered all SUV records - with its latest Escape yielding an astounding 130,000 units in just five months! This offers a 6% year-to-year increase and has allowed the brand to rev pass the competition. No other utility platform boasts such high numbers.
We’re not surprised. The 2017 Escape has forged its own market niche, offering drivers a robust 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost engine, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, and AdvanceTrac Stability and Traction Control. These features allow each model (the S, SE, and Titanium) to roar down the lane, with 245-horses rumbling after. Turbocharged performance has come to Seattle.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford has left all sales records behind - and we anticipate these powerhouse results will continue as the months pass.
Some rules were meant to be broken - and others should instead be shattered. This is the driving force of the 2017 Fusion, with Ford wishing to transform the mid-size market. No longer will sedans prove dull. Expect high-performance instead.
The 2017 Fusion offers a new kind of power. During a series of comprehensive tests, the Consumer Reports team pitted this platform against downtown streets and crowded highways alike - trying to discover the limits of its twin-turbo 2.7L V6 engine. They failed. This sedan instead delighted the critics with its robust handling, yielding 325 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive paired with continuously controlled damping to ensure optimal traction; while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission adapted to each road with paddle-shifting ease. The 19-inch wheels revved through gravel, delivering pure fun with every mile.
To further impress the Consumer Reports crew, the 2017 Fusion also offered quick accelerations - blitzing from 0 to 60 in just 7.4 seconds. This allows it to compete with the (more expensive) Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Audi S4. Speed has come to the sedan market.
With the release of the 2017 Fusion, Ford has created a mid-size platform with no equal. Visit our dealership today to schedule a test-drive!