(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!
(Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 12:24PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? Motortrend raced a Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 against a Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE in a dry desert lake bed to see which one was faster. The result: the two vehicles achieved sensational velocities above 150 mph and, aseditor Johnny Lieberman reported, “[The Mustang] beat the Camaro over, and over, and over again.”
Do you want to harness some of this power for yourself? You can have a 2019 Mustang GT parked in your garage - although you won’t be able to keep it stationary for long because you'll want to put the spectacular 5.0-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual transmission to good use. The engine generates a whopping 460 hp at 7,000 revs per minute and 420 ft.-lb. at 4,600 rpm (at this rate, you won’t need to be on the track to be leaving other cars in the dust). Lastly, equipped with rear wheel drive, this beauty has a combined fuel economy of 19.50 MPG (15 city/25 highway).
Are you curious to take one out for a spin? Contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington to schedule a test run in this gorgeous coupe today.
(Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 12:16PM by Kelsey McDonald)
It seemed impossible that the legendaryFord Escapecould be any better, but then 2019 came along and we saw stellar updates! Let’s take a look at some of the big changes to the compact SUV.
First of all, roof crossbars are now available on all trim levels as a factory invoiced accessory. This gives immeasurable practicality to the vehicle by allowing you to transport large, bulky items such as adventure gear, luggage, or even furniture! What's more, the company has also made engine block heaters up for grabs in all states (previously, it was limited to only 7). These are useful in cold regions because it warms up the motor so it’ll start easier and increases the temperature of the cabin quicker! As for aesthetics, the following new vibrant colors were added to the palette: Agate Black, Baltic Sea Green, and Sedona Orange.
Regarding technology, the SE model gets SYNC 3 and 4G Wi-Fi as standard. The former is an intuitive infotainment system that boasts a cutting-edge navigation program with maps in plan and perspective views. Additionally, you can control the audio, climate, and make hands-free phone calls from the touchscreen monitor.
Does the new Escape deserve a spot in your garage? Give us a call at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment.
(Posted on Dec 30, 2018 at 07:49PM by Kelsey McDonald)
There’s a lot of talk about the new 2019 Ford Ranger, but have you heard about the detailed taillights? The distinctive design has the word RANGER in a bold script and, what’s more, at the bottom there’s a radar-like logo. The latter is a special touch the company added to indicate that the truck has a Blind Spot Information System to detect and alert you if objects or cars are at the end of the trailer. BLIS isn't the only cool gadget that comes standard in this vehicle because you get a myriad of active safety features included in the CoPilot-360. Let's take a look at some of the things you get!
First of all, it's equipped with Lane-Keeping which determines your position on the road between the lines and warns you if you begin to drift out of your path. You also get the nifty Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking that scans the proximity of other automobiles and pedestrians; if there’s a potential for a crash, it’ll signal you and if you don’t react then it will start to decelerate. Lastly, Adaptive Cruise Control keeps the steady pace you set and can ascertain if traffic has slowed down or stopped then adjust accordingly.
If you want to be the first among your friends to own this mighty machine then give Sound Ford in Renton, Washington a call today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment.
(Posted on Dec 28, 2018 at 05:03PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford has launched a new, free-to-use ridesharing pilot program to help the impoverished residents of Detroit get to and from two local food banks using the brand’s 2018 Transit Connect. It’s similar to the successful GoRide initiative which takes poverty-stricken citizens (predominantly seniors and individuals with disabilities) to their doctor's appointments.
Since the project began in November, the company has assisted over 100 people in just over a month. The goal is to address the underlying issue of the correlation between income inequality and transportation. According to studies, the latter needs to be reliable and affordable to ensure new and better economic opportunities.
The van has a standard seating capacity of two passengers (with optional add-ons available) and a maximum cargo volume of 128.6 cubic feet. This is perfect for commercial use when you have to haul a lot of goods or when you need a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible. What’s more, although it’s a big vehicle with a length of 189.7 inches and a width of 72.2 inches, you won’t need to stop and fill it up frequently because the EPA gave it an impressive estimated MPG of 20 in the city and 27 on the highway.
(Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 11:32PM by Kelsey McDonald)
We’ve got some excellent news for you: Ford Motor Co. has confirmed Thursday that the cutting-edge 2020 Ford Explorer will be unveiled on January 9th at the brand's domed stadium in downtown Detroit (unfortunately, it’s invitation-only). The reveal will take place before the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center where approximately 30 automobiles are going to be debuted. The famous vehicle manufacturer said, “[it’s] our most advanced and adventure-ready version ever.” Their newest addition is expected to be available on the market next year and share mechanical systems with the upcoming Lincoln Aviator.
If you’re looking for something awesome now then why not check out the 2019 Ford Explorer Base? This beauty has got it all - performance prowess and state-of-the-art technology! Under the hood rests a 3.5 L V6 engine that cranks out a substantial 288 horsepower at 6,500 revolutions per minute and 254 lb.-ft. Of torque at 4,000 rpm. It also has a 6-Speed SelectShift transmission which allows you to choose between two drive modes: conventional automatic shifting or semi-automatic shifting sport.
Does this SUV sound like your dream car? If the answer is yes, then give our dealership a call today, and we’ll schedule you a test spin!
(Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 04:55PM by Kelsey McDonald)
If you live in a major metropolis, then you know how much of a hassle it can be to find a parking spot. According toFordauthority, people all around the United States spend approximately 17 hours a year searching for a place to leave their car! The 2019 EcoSport is the solution to this problem. It’s a compact vehicle which has a length of only 161.3 inches and a width of 69.4 inches so it's perfect for squeezing into spaces along crowded streets.
The sleek crossover has a practical shape that affords it a bigger cargo area (20.9 cubic feet) than its competitors the Buick Encore or the Mazda CX-3 - it’s 7 inches shorter than both of them as well! Additionally, this beauty is proof that big things come in little packages as evidenced by the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. It cranks out an impressive 123 horsepower at 6,000 revolutions per minute and a whopping 125 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. It also has a six-speed automatic transmission for seamless shifting and front wheel drive to maintain traction. Lastly, the EPA estimates a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg (27 city/29 highway).
Give us a call at our dealership today, and we’ll gladly answer any more questions you might have about the new EcoSport!