(Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 05:00PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford has announced that ‘Performance Calibration’ is now available to customers in the United States with 2013-18 Focus ST hatchbacks. It’s a simple modification to the onboard computer which provides a noticeable increase in low-end torque when running 93 octane fuel up to 4,200 revs per minute - peaking at 90 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm for a whopping total of 360 lb-ft. It also revises the stock sound symposer software so you get an excellent engine noise enhancement.
Are you in the market for a new vehicle? If so, we recommend the 2017 Ford Focus ST because it’s an extraordinary pre-owned opportunity. The stylish interior is upholstered in a gorgeous cloth, and the tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel is draped in premium leather. Additionally, the cabin comes fully loaded with high-tech equipment; for example, the 4.2-inch screen on the center console grants you access to the intuitive voice-activated Sync infotainment system. It operates using Bluetooth capabilities and lets you make hands-free phone calls and stream your music through the stellar six-speaker stereo.
Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today and we’ll gladly any further questions you might have about this automobile or another in our inventory!
(Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 04:00PM by Kelsey McDonald)
According to Ford Authority, Ford and VW are going to have a meeting to discuss their future electric vehicles partnership. This news comes after their announcement in January of their new pick-up truck and van alliance. They also publicly released a memorandum of understanding to work together on autonomous cars, connected mobility services, and EVs. The collaboration has the potential to cut costs from production and boost pre-tax profit margins. However, it seems that they still need to iron out a few details so we’ll have to wait and see the outcome!
If you’re looking for an automobile that is environmentally friendly and possesses some pizazz, then you should check out the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Titanium! This beauty gets an exceptional fuel economy of 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway - so you’ll save a ton of money on gas. Additionally, under the hood rests a capable 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that cranks out a hearty 188 hp at 6,000 revs per minute and 129 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Lastly, it’s equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission.
Want to take a Fusion for a test spin around the block? Call our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 11:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Many people were disappointed when the Ford Mustang V6 was discontinued for the 2018 model year, even though the two engine choices - the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, and the 5.0 L Coyote V8 - are excellent options. Customers will be happy to hear that, according to Ford Authority, the company has filed a vehicle identification number with the NHTSA for 2020 which has three motor configurations in any mode (excluding the Shelby). The exact hp hasn’t been released for the alternate, but sources report that a higher-powered variant is coming!
In the meantime, why not take advantage of a tremendous pre-owned opportunity with the 2015 Mustang V6? Under the hood rests the boisterous 3.7 L V6 that we all love! It cranks out a whopping 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 mpg in just 5.9 seconds. It's equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and rear wheel drive. What’s more, this beauty gets an exceptional EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for a combined total of 26!
Want to take this mighty machine for a test spin? Call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 09:30PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford is using its advanced technology to solve everyday problems, no matter how small: that’s why the company has taken a gadget from their automobiles and developed a ‘smart bed.’ The brand has implemented its lane departure device to prevent individuals from always moving around, rolling over, or pushing their significant other off the mattress (you know who you are!). How does it work? It utilizes a conveyor belt to gently nudge someone back to their side if they stray. Watch the following video to learn more:
If you want a vehicle that is savvy, then you should check out the 2018 Ford EcoSport SE. It has Sync 3 which is the best infotainment system on the market as it does it all: navigation, audio, climate controls, and it’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can jam out to your favorite music whenever you want. This is all easy to access and displayed on a color 6.5-inch touchscreen.
Additionally, it’s a practical SUV that still gives owners that much-desired oomph. Under the hood rests a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine which cranks out 123 hp and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. Lastly, the quality which really makes this fine machine stand out is the exceptional fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway (28 combined).
(Posted on Feb 16, 2019 at 04:00PM by Kelsey McDonald)
In a promotional campaign for the Ranger Raptor, Ford shows the machine pulling 20 caravans in a short video. The pickup tows a 44,092-pound and 328-feet convoy of trailers in the UK in order to demonstrate the range-topping 2.0-liter EcoBlue twin-turbo diesel truck’s abilities. The vehicle won't be on sale until the second half of this year and only in Europe, but rumor has it that the company is considering releasing it in the United States but hasn’t decided yet. Check out the stunt below:
In the meantime, you can get your hands on a 2019 Ranger XLT. Under the hood rests a powerful turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine which cranks out 270 hp at 5,500 revs per minute and 310 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 rpm. It’s equipped with the brand’s famous ten-speed shiftable automatic transmission and 4WD that makes off-roading an attainable dream. It also has a lot of strength as it can tow up to 7,500 lbs, yet it still gets an impressive fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
Want to take this beauty for a test spin around the block? Call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 06:14PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Did you know that Ford’s award-winning program called "Driving Skills for Life" celebrates its 16th birthday this year? The 2019 national tour will start in Houston at the NRG Stadium where they’ll give free, hands-on training sessions for teens and parents. The event will take place in approximately 60 different locations and 14 cities in the United States with more than 6,000 people expected to participate. They'll get to work with professional motorists on a specially designed course to learn advanced maneuvers.
If you’re in the market for a car that is a haven and has a suite of safety features, then you should check out the 2015 Ford Focus SE. This beauty is an excellent pre-owned opportunity for many reasons but primarily because it earned a five-star NCAP Overall Score and IIHS Top Pick status. The cabin is equipped with side and front-impact, knees, and overhead airbags. The rearview camera feeds information to a 4.2-inch base screen which makes backing up a cinch. Additionally, Emergency Braking Assist helps your vehicle achieve maximum deceleration effectiveness in a panic stop and automatically activates the ABS system to prevent the wheels from jamming.
Want to take a Focus for a test spin? Give us a shout at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 10, 2019 at 07:23PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Are you a dog lover? If the answer is a resounding yes, then we have some excellent news for you: Ford is working on making driving with our furry friends as safe as possible. The company did this in response to a survey they commissioned which showed that a whopping 32 percent of pet owners don't secure their pets in the car - even though it’s a legal requirement in many countries. Ford engineer, Rene Berns, and his three-year-old Australian Shepherd conducted tests to make sure the Focus wagon was suitable by ensuring that the biggest crate could fit inside of the rear hatch through the maximization of the total volume. Berns did this by compressing the foam layer of the roof liner, altering the length of the hinge screws, and reshaping the opening.
Unfortunately, this model is only available in Europe, but if you’re looking for a good car for you and your animal companion then you should check out the 2017 Ford Focus Titanium. It’s perfect because it has 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space when the car is full, but you can also tumble down the seats to access up to 44.8 ft³ of room!
Do you want to try one out for a spin? Give us a call at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment.
(Posted on Feb 10, 2019 at 02:54PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid has the quietest cabin ever. The brand has introduced a dual-wall dashboard to pair with the acoustic glass and ‘Active Noise Control’ to help insulate the interior to reduce or eliminate any unwanted sounds. Additionally, the windshield is designed to combat engine, road, and wind racket. Let's look at what else this beauty has to offer!
The SUV has a host of cool technologies such as Ford Co-Pilot360 which has Traffic Sensing to avoid jams and driver-aid innovations. The latter includes automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection which alerts you if there’s potential for a collision and will use the maximum deceleration capacity. It also gives you a rear backup camera to make reversing a cinch and auto high beam lighting that temporarily decreases your headlights when it notes oncoming vehicles. Lastly, under the hood rests a 3.3-liter V-6 that cranks out an impressive 318 hp and 336 lb.-ft. of torque. It's combined with a 10-speed modular hybrid transmission which is composed of 90 percent of the same parts as normal transmissions.
Unfortunately, this model won’t be available until this summer, but if you have more questions regarding this car or another one in our inventory then call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington and our team will assist you!
(Posted on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:32PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? Ford has announced that it will be adding overtime shifts at its Michigan Assembly Plant next week to meet the consumer’s demand for the new Ranger - this comes shortly after the factory had to be shut down due to extreme cold temperatures.
Since the mid-size truck’s debut in January, there have been approximately 1,200 of the vehicles sold. This has exceeded the expectations of the manufacturer who now are stepping up to produce more of the desirable machine to keep up with the popularity. Fortunately, you can get your hands on a 2019 Ranger XLT today - and there’s plenty of reasons why you’d want to. Under the hood rests a boisterous turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that generates a potent 270 hp at 5,500 revs per minute and 310 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 RPM. It's equipped with a 10-speed Automatic transmission, rear wheel drive, and the EPA estimates an exceptional fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for a total of 23 mpg combined.
Do you want to try one out for yourself? Give us a call at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment for a test spin.
(Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 02:22PM by Kelsey McDonald)
How much would you pay for the first-ever model of the 2020 Shelby GT500? Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, spent $1.1 million. Why is this muscle car so desirable? It's the strongest on the market with more than 700 horsepower! The Mustang was sold on January 18, 2019, to the top bidder at the B-J Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale at a charity event where all the proceeds went to JDRF: the leading global organization for researching the cure for type 1 diabetes in children. Jackson is now the titleholder of this coveted beauty and the toughest decision he’ll have to make is which color and options he wants for his new vehicle.
If you’re looking for a new automobile and are interested in a great pre-owned opportunity, then the 2016 Ford Mustang GT is an excellent choice. Under the hood rests a boisterous 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 435 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. It also gets an extraordinary fuel economy of 16 MPGs in the city and 25 MPGs on the highway for a combined total of 19.
Want to take one for a spin? Give us a call at Sound Ford in Renton Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!