(Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 12:22PM by Kelsey McDonald)
If the numbers could talk, they would say that the Ford Transit is America’s favorite van. The vehicle continues to outsell the competition (by about 30 percent) and made up a whopping 35 percent share of the full-size segment during the quarter; in Q4 of 2018, a total of 31,331 were sold! Why do people love this automobile so much? Let’s look at some of the 2018 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon 350 XLT highlights!
It’s the perfect transport for large families, community programs, or commercial buyers who need to shuttle around goods and the best word you can use to describe it is functional. That's because, aside from being useful in many different aspects, it's also very pleasurable to pilot with handling similar to an SUV and all the perks you deserve. The ergonomic dashboard has an infotainment system which comes equipped with the Sync 3 interface. This savvy technology is as easy as using your smartphone as you can access information just by pressing the screen, pinch-to-zoom and swiping gestures. The driver’s seat is completely adjustable, has a telescopic steering wheel, and big mirrors so you can position yourself comfortably on long hauls.
Do you want to try one out? Give our dealership a call today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment for a test spin!
(Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 09:31PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? The Speciality Equipment Market Association has released the 2019 Ford Ranger's computer-aided design and 3D scan data. This means that the automotive aftermarket (which is responsible for the manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, and installation of all vehicle parts and accessories after the sale by the original producer) can begin to create the various custom apparatus'. The useful information can be accessed through SEMA’s Tech Transfer program. Initially, the only material attainable at this time will be the 4×4 and 4×2 suspension, brakes, exhaust, frame, engine, air intake, front and back fascias, and the cargo bed.
For those of us not in the business, we can get our hands on an actual Ranger XLT. It’s a mid-size pickup that’s a cut above the rest - literally and figuratively. The truck sits tall and mighty with a wheelbase of 126.8 inches and all-season 17-inch tires. Further, it also comes standard with such perks as privacy glass and a rear defogger. The latter is an electrical heating grid that helps maintain visibility by clearing snow, ice, humidity, etc. so you can drive safely no matter what the temperature is.
Want to take one for a spin around the block? Give us a call at Sound Ford today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 02:44PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? The 2019 Ford Ranger XLT isn’t just tough - it’s undergone rigorous tests like never before to earn the label as the strongest vehicle on the market.
The brand’s engineers set up a formidable, multi-terrain course to evaluate the truck’s capabilities and, naturally, it passed with flying colors. The roads were so difficult that (like something from a sci-fi movie) they had to use robots to drive. Further, the durability trials consisted of towing heavy loads up steep grades at 100° Fahrenheit at its maximum capacity of 7,500 pounds for hours. Additionally, they spent days in the lab shaking the pick-up in order to find and reduce unwanted noise and to tune the suspension.
The results show that the Ranger is the best and will out-last and out-perform its competition. This is also partly due to its much coveted turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder a motor that packs a lot of muscle. It generates a hearty 270 HP at 5,500 revs per minute and 310 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 RPM.
Do you want to see what all the fuss is about for yourself? Give our dealership a call, and we’ll schedule you an appointment to take this beauty for a spin around the block.
(Posted on Jan 16, 2019 at 01:27PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Fuel prices can put a strain on consumers wallet, and it doesn’t look like it will get any better in the near future. For this reason, people are looking for alternatives and the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is the best option as it's reported to get an impressive 500 miles of range between hitting gas stations! However, this isn't the only thing that makes it exceptional, let's dive into the details.
The SUV was officially unveiled on January 14th at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle cut a stunning image and, besides, left bystanders in awe due to the superb 3.3-liter V6 engine with a built-in electric motor under the hood. It comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the battery has been described as “a specially designed liquid-cooled lithium-ion.” The capacity of the unit is unknown but it’s positioned in the chassis in order to preserve space for cargo and passengers.
Ford Authority has suggested that, at first, the Explorer Hybrid will only be available in the Limited trim. This model has a myriad of standard features to make the car a luxurious masterpiece. It has Active Noise Cancellation to ensure the cabin is insulated against any unwanted sounds. You also get heated seats that are upholstered in lush, premium leather.
Give our dealership a call or stop by our location in Renton, Washington today!
(Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 09:20PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? Ford retains its title as the king of muscle cars with a total of 75,842 Mustangs being purchased in 2018. It’s an impressive number that creates a wide girth between the company and its main competitors. In fact, the annual figures for the legendary automobile show that it easily outsold both the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet’s Camaro!
It’s clear to see why the masses prefer this type of vehicle when you sit inside and drive the 2019 Mustang GT. The base model seats are upholstered in a gorgeous cloth that can be positioned in 4 ways - and if you splurge on the premium option then you'll get luxuriously leather-covered chairs with plush padding that are power-adjustable. But what really sets this beauty apart is its strength and performance. Under the hood purrs a 5.0-liter V-8 that thrills with 460 HP at 7,00 revs per minutes and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 RPM. Further, it’s equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and can get up to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. It's the oomph we all crave.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment call us at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington today!
(Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 12:23PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford is tallying up their annual numbers, and it’s clear to see that the company is the number one choice for SUVs with a total of almost 800,000 being sold this year - a record figure! It's believed that this is partly due to the popularity of the new EcoSport and Expedition. Let’s take a look at why the latter has had so much success since its introduction.
The fully-loaded 2019 Ford Expedition Max Platinum comes equipped with an EcoBoost V6 which is anything but humble. The 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged motor cranks out a hearty 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque - that kind of ferocity teamed with a 10-speed transmission makes an unbeatable combo.
This supersized vehicle earns its “max” prefix. It’s a monster with an exterior length of 221.9 inches and a height of 76.4 inches. What’s more, you’ll have all the space you want for luggage or groceries because it has an enormous cargo area of 34.3 cubic feet, and you can tumble-down the last row to increase storage capacity to 73.3 cubic feet. Despite its size, you still get an impressive fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway (18 combined).
Want to take one for a spin? Call our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 01:22PM by Kelsey McDonald)
The results are in for 2018, and if this were a competition then we could easily say that Ford won! The car manufacturer preserves its supreme title as the best-selling brand in the United States for the ninth year in a row. Additionally, the F-series celebrates forty-two years as America’s favorite pickup with approximately 900,000 sold overall. Wow!
Why not jump on the bandwagon and see why everyone is crazy about the 2019 Ford F-150 XL? It comes equipped with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine and an electronic 6-speed transmission boasting intuitive tow/haul and sport modes. The magnificent motor cranks out 290 HP at 6,500 revs per minutes and 265 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM. However, what really sets it apart from the others is its handling which allows you to experience the thrill of dynamism while quickly mastering this glorious machine. That’s because the 4x2 truck has independent front suspension, a fully-boxed and high-strength steel frame, and trailer sway control (an advanced feature that reduces unwanted movement in order to maintain stability).
Want to take one for a spin? Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:27PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? Ford has released photos and information of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility and it's spectacular! It comes standard with a stellar 3.3-liter hybrid equipped with a 10-speed transmission and all-wheel-drive. It’s speculated that the motor can save between $3,500 and $5,700 annually in fuel costs due to its EPA rating of 24 mpg (a 41-percent improvement over the 3.7 L engine figure). It’s also going to be faster, according to the car manufacturer, with a top velocity of 137 mph. What’s more, the lithium-ion battery allows for extra available loading or passenger compartment space!
Essentially, this is the non-commercial cruiser version of the new Explorer coming out this year but, in the meantime, you can get your hands on the 2019 Limited model. The SUV boasts a superb suite of advanced lighting options that’ll keep you safe in every weather condition. Halogen reflector lamps ensure illumination on the darkest of nights while automatic LED low-beams are able to sense ambient levels and engage wide-beam support when necessary. If it’s a particularly foggy evening, you'll maintain the utmost visibility with the rear-mounted diodes.
Want to try one out for yourself? Stop by our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment and answer any questions you might have.
(Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 01:58PM by Kelsey McDonald)
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Ford since Mike Levine, the brand’s North American product communications manager, announced via Twitter that a ton of new vehicles will be debuted this year; such as the Explorer, Escape, Mustang GT500, and much more!
One of the models we’re particularly excited about is the F-Series Super Duty which will be unveiled at either the Chicago or New York International Auto Show. The updated truck is rumored to be undergoing some special changes to its mechanics, for example, the V10 engine might be replaced by a new 7.0-liter V8 with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In the meantime, you can get a 2019 Ford F-350 Lariat. This beautiful beast will tide you over with its gorgeous cabin and top-notch features. The seats are upholstered in a premium leather trim and accented by color-coordinated floor coverings and headliner. It’s also full of gear created with your convenience in mind, like a lockable storage box under the front row for your valuables and power door locks and windows. Additionally, you get Sync 3 which is an intuitive, voice-activated technology you can use to easily connect to your smartphone and make phone calls, dictate texts, and listen to music.
Want to take one for a spin? Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Jan 5, 2019 at 12:47PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Be sure to keep an eye on your favorite car manufacturer this year, because they’re going to be delivering a lot of changes in 2019 - and the classics we’ve come to love and adore are not impervious to these transformations. On that note, let’s take a look at what’s in store for the new Ford Fiesta.
First of all, the 5-door Hatch in the S trim is no longer available at the retail level (although fleet customers can still purchase it) and the SE Appearance Package now includes the 12-volt rear powerpoint and Ambient Lighting feature. Lastly, the Engine Block Heater doesn't come standard in cold regions anymore but can be added on as an optional asset. However, the exterior, mechanics, safety and security, and driver assist, will remain the same quality we’ve always been a fan of.
Unfortunately, after this year, the subcompact vehicle won't be for sale in the United States market - so hurry down and get your hands on one! We recommend opting for the 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 because you deserve to have some fun with your sedan. The powerful motor is capable of generating 197 HP and 202 lb-ft. of torque. What’s more, it gets up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Give us a shout at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you a test run!