(Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 10:35AM by Kelsey McDonald)
It’s tradition to ring in the new year with fireworks and most people love the colorful spectacle. However, it can be a stressful experience for our canine friends as they possess much better hearing than us and the big bangs scare them. That’s why Ford is using the noise-canceling insulation found in their vehicles to create kennels for pooches to put them at ease during the festivities. How does it work? Microphones inside the doghouse will be able to detect the commotion and transmit opposing frequencies from speakers. The concept of utilizing automotive technology to solve everyday problems is part of a Ford initiative called “Interventions.”
Of course, you don’t need an animal to benefit from state-of-the-art gadgets - you just need the 2019 Fusion V6 Sport. Under the hood rests an impressive 2.7L EcoBoost that cranks out a whopping 325 HP and 380 lb.-ft of torque. And you don’t have to think twice about tearing down the highway because it's got a ton of safety features. For example, blind spot monitoring is designed to identify other cars flanking you, and in the case that one is, an indicator light on the side-view mirrors illuminates to help prevent an accident!
(Posted on Dec 16, 2018 at 09:45PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard about the Ford Police Interceptor Utility? it's a vehicle specifically built to protect officers on duty. It has a set of unique features that differentiate it from normal cars, such as livery, lights, steel wheels, and a divider between the two seating rows. However, its greatest asset is the high-tech ballistic panels (bulletproof doors) that are used to shield the occupants from gunfire. What's more, they can easily make a clean getaway because this crossover is a sprinter: it can go from 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds and up to 100 in just 16 seconds.
The SUV isn’t available for civilians but you can get your hands on a 2018 Ford Explorer XLT, which is the unmodified version. Its 3.5L V6 engine cranks out 290 horsepower at 6,500 revs per minute and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. As for top-notch safety features, it’s got Advancetrac with Roll Stability and ESC. This improves handling to maintain control and reduces the chance of skidding on all dangerous driving surfaces (especially snow, ice, gravel, and rain-covered roads).
(Posted on Dec 16, 2018 at 12:11PM by Kelsey McDonald)
The results are in: the 2019 Ford Ranger is the most fuel-efficient midsize pickup (that isn’t an EV) in the United States. Tests were conducted by the EPA, who gave it an estimated gas economy of 23 mpg combined (21 city/26 highway) for 4×2 trucks. The other factor that makes this vehicle a first-class industry leader is the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. It cranks out 280 HP at 5,600 revs per minute and produces 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm (the best within its category!)
Of course, those numbers mean nothing if this beauty doesn’t have some cool technology to back it up; fortunately, it does. The magnificent machine has the option of a Tech Pack, which adds many nifty tools designed to assist you. For example, the inter-urban AEB with pedestrian detection uses radars and cameras to advise you if cars, objects, or people are too close so you can avoid collisions; traffic sign recognition notices things like “speed limit" or "turn ahead” and acts accordingly; and the driver attention monitor continually assesses your behavior to aid in determining whether you’re becoming inattentive and should take a break.
Give our dealership a call today, and our team will gladly answer any questions you might have about the Ford Ranger.
(Posted on Dec 15, 2018 at 12:44PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Winter driving is known to be treacherous - but is it any easier in the fall? Ford engineers took it upon themselves to figure out which season causes a more hazardous surface: is it slush or layers of wet leaves? Let's dive into their findings!
In Belgium, an experiment was conducted using a device which analyzes friction to show how slippery the ground becomes when it's covered in lots of damp foliage. The results were compared to data retrieved from similar tests done with vehicles in snowy Scandinavian locations. The conclusion is that in certain situations, autumn can be equally perilous as the worst day in January. The research will assist in improving designs for future automobile safety features.
If you'd like to put your mind at ease while operating your car in dangerous circumstances, then check out the 2018 Ford Focus SEL! It has many great security accessories created to help you navigate nature at any time. It comes equipped with fog lamps which shine downwards and illuminate the road under low-lying clouds. It also has an anti-lock braking system and traction control to adjust the torque (power) to the wheels to maximize grip and reduce the chance of skidding.
(Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 01:32PM by Kelsey McDonald)
The brand new 2019 Ford Focus is one of the first vehicles to receive a perfect five-star safety rating in Europe. The prestigious ranking comes from their $17.6 million crash sled facility in Cologne, Germany, where they’ve developed a new and rigorous testing protocol designed to enhance the security of everyone within the car. It was found that the intelligent technologies are intuitive and straightforward, creating a balance between supporting the user and giving them a feeling of full control over their experience.
Unfortunately, this model won’t be available here in the United States until next year — but don’t fret because you can still get the fantastic 2018 Ford Focus SE! This sedan has similar upper-tier features to ensure total protection. It's equipped with a Back-Up Camera which assists you when reversing by allowing you to see what you normally can’t. This beauty aced its side and front collision subtests (which we can attribute to the standardized steel door beams). Moreover, it hosts a multitude of airbags: curtain 1st and 2nd row, dual stage driver and passenger, and side-impact.
Does the Ford Focus SE sound like the right fit for you and your family? Call our dealership today and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 04:45PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Many people say we’re living in the golden-age of technological progress, with a shiny future ahead of us. If this is true, then Ford is taking the lead on the voyage to the new world. This couldn’t be more evident than in the announcement that the company will be using 3D-printed brake parts in the Shelby GT500. That’s right: it truly is an exciting time to be alive!
The vehicle will be unveiled in January at the Detroit Auto Show. It comes out of the Advanced Manufacturing Center, where 23 machines are making three-dimensional car components. The goal is to once again revolutionize production — as the brand did one-hundred years ago when they created the moving assembly line.
In the meantime, why not check out the 2019 Ford Mustang GT? Under the hood rests a robust 5.0 liter V8 that cranks out a generous 460 horsepower at 7,000 revs per minute and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. It’s equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission which allows you to seamlessly shift, while also giving you optimal performance and a stellar fuel economy (estimated by the EPA as 16 in the city and 25 on the highway for a combined 19 mpg).
(Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 02:41PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford has always been a leader in innovation - so it comes as no surprise that they’re at the forefront of capitalizing on futuristic tools. At the brand’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., they’ve begun using new technologies, with the goal of eventually implementing the specialized equipment at all of their auto plants worldwide.
The company has invested $45 million in the project to bring valued customers first-class vehicles. Some of the exciting ventures being undertaken are the utilization of things like 3D printing to make advanced car parts, virtual reality to design and simulate production lines, robots to increase safety, and much more.
You can participate in this software revolution now with the 2019 Ford Fusion SE. It has the SYNC 3 infotainment console, which is an intuitive, high-resolution touchscreen monitor full of fabulous features. You can use the system hands-free with enhanced voice recognition to search for music or adjust the cabin's climate. It’s also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa for step-by-step navigation and to control your Smart Home devices. Additionally, you have the option to get FordPass, which allows you to track and remotely access your sedan to start, unlock, and check its fuel level status.
Embrace every adventure with full confidence - trusting the 2019 Escape Titanium to deliver robust performance on even the roughest backroads. This Ford crossover allows Federal Way drivers to push themselves to the limits.
According to CNET, the new Escape boasts a potent powerpoint. Beneath its hood roars a 2.0L twin-scroll engine - which generates 245 HP (at 5,550 RPMs) and 275 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,000 RPMs). A 10.1:1 compression ratio promises enhanced intake performance, while direct-acting mechanical bucket valves respond seamlessly to every turn of the ignition. The induction system offers turbocharged capabilities; injection technology anchors the fuel port; and a six-speed automatic transmission enhances the drivetrain, yielding SelectShift gear changes and seamless all-terrain adaptability.
The Escape Titanium further thrills with its available Intelligent 4WD. This system continuously scans the roadways, noting both lane trajectories and vehicle pitch. Should a loss of traction be detected, its intuitive sensors will immediately alert the torque transfer case - sending power throughout the platform at a rapid pace. Stability is achieved and off-road performance is enhanced.
The 2019 Titanium proves a perfect addition to every adventure. To learn more about this Ford crossover contact us today!
The year is slowly winding toward an end - and across Tacoma critics are already marking their calendars for 2019, circling the third quarter with gleeful intent. The 2020 Explorer is coming, and they can’t wait to experience its custom-tuned capabilities.
According to Motor One, Ford has just unveiled its 2020 Explorer. The platform - which should arrive to Tacoma by late next fall - will deliver robust performance, with a 3.0L V6 engine anticipated. This will allow it generate 400 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque, and towing ratios are expected to exceed 5,000 pounds. Anchoring the chassis will be an Intelligent AWD, which will smoothly transfer traction between the wheels to ensure stable responses; and a 10-speed automatic transmission will bring electronic precision to every mile. The inclusion of a supplemental turbocharger will further impress, enabling drivers to take full advantage of each rev.
To ensure drivers have the variety they crave, Ford also intends to pair this platform with an optional RWD. This will prove ideal for those craving stable highway experiences, with all power distributed to the rear tires and handling enhanced. This feature will allow for custom rides in Tacoma.
Want to learn more about the 2020 Explorer? Contact our dealership today to request further specs about this Ford model - and don’t hesitate to ask about our available financing opportunities as well.
The crossover experience will never be the same - with Ford introducing Everett drivers to its 2018 Expedition Platinum. This platform delivers premium comfort, with its cabin fused with top-tier features. Expect more with every mile.
According to Herald Net, the 2018 Expedition is tailored for ease. Approach the massive eight-passenger body and discover power-deployable running boards. These ensure quick entry into the spacious cabin (210-inches long, 84-inches wide, and 74-inches high) and provide a stable step while maneuvering onto the leather seats. One-touch technology anchors the second and third rows, yielding custom configurations; and integrated heating functions defy even the coldest days. A panoramic sunroof affords striking views; a hands-free interface defines the SYNC infotainment console; and the B&O audio system boasts voice-activated functionality, allowing drivers to access their favorite digital content.
Further enhancing each adventure is the inclusion of trailer sway control technology. The Platinum proves perfect for families, offering up to 6,000 pounds of conventional towing. To ensure that these hauls don’t undermine the stability of the platform, however, Ford has fused it with automated braking functionality - with rear sensors monitoring the pitch of every payload. Should an imbalance be detected, the ABS will be engaged and speed will smoothly slow. This will maintain a refined ride in the cabin and keep the Expedition at an optimal alignment.
The 2018 Platinum offers a series of upgrades to Everett. To test these features contact our team today!