The awards weren't handed out lightly; nearly thirty members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, tested the contenders to determine which deserved accolades. In total, 27 crossover and sport utility vehicles participated in the Mudfest in premium compact, family, pickups, premium, compact and extreme capability segments. With its 3.5L V6 engine, 450 horsepower and 8,000-pound towing capacity, it's no surprise that the Raptor performed as well as it did.
“The pickups category was extremely tough this year,” Tuan Huynh, the event chair of the NWAPA Mudfest, Northwest Automotive Press Association, said. “Ford F-150 Raptor won the hearts of our members for its prowess both on-road and off over two days of rigorous testing.” Watch more in the video below!
This win is one of many the Raptor's picked up this year; recently, it was dubbed Pickup Truck of the Year by FOUR WHEELER and Best Pickup for 2017 by Cars.com.
The F-150 Raptor and its more classic sibling are available for you to test-drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Stop on by!
Wondering which Ford vehicle is the perfect fit for your lifestyle? The company's report of its first quarter revenue was just released, reinforcing the staying power of the Ford F-150 and Super Duty in tandem. Watch more below!
As stated in the report, revenue for the first quarter of 2017 was up 4 percent year over year; big contributors to that increase were customers eager to optimize their F-150 and Super Duty trucks for the road and beyond. Overall, average transaction prices domestically climbed up $1,971 since last year, proving that drivers across the nation appreciate both large and smaller trucks, so long as they're high-quality and able to lift heavy. On top of that, international business is also turning a profit. North America, Europe and Asia Pacific sales all performed strongly in the first quarter.
With the debut of the all-new Ford Ranger confirmed for 2019 and the new F-150 slated to go on sale this fall, the Blue Oval's truck performance in the first quarter is only a mere indicator of the success that lies on the horizon. Stay tuned to learn more, and visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive one of the revered trucks on our lot today.
Looking for a fleet vehicle that is truly worth its weight in gold (or any currency)? Take your pick from seven of Ford Motor Company's cars, trucks and vans. The spectacular seven recently won Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2017, which acknowledge vehicles that offer fleet customers ownership at the lowest, most optimal costs.
The seven winners that don the Blue Oval logo are veterans to the award, having taken them home in years past. They include:
Ford F-150 XL: full-size half-ton pickup winner (five times)
Ford F-250 Super Duty XL: full-size three-quarter-ton pickup winner (two times)
Ford Transit Connect XLT: small commercial passenger van winner (five times)
Ford Transit 150 XL low-roof van: full-size half-ton passenger van winner (three times)
Watch the F-Series in action below:
The Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards are handed out based on eight primary criteria: depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity costs and maintenance. Their winning titles mean that the aforementioned Ford vehicles boast the lowest lifecycle expenditures across 28 ownership and mileage scenarios. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
Not sure which truck is the right fit for you? The Ford F-150 is a classic for a reason. It's reliable, durable and can haul quite a load without slowing you down. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, we have a 2017 Ford F-150 XL on the lot right now with your name on it. Why wait to pick up this perennial pickup?
Not to mention, it's award-winning, too. The 2017 Ford F-150 recently earned a Top Green Vehicle Award from AAA Green Car Guide, taking top honors for best-in-class gas fuel economy for the pickup category. The 4x2, in particular, stands out with its 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6, which provides 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Watch the 2017 F-150 in action in Ford's recent video below!
Such an award is notable, given the continuously rising interest in fuel-efficient vehicles that is defining modern times. According to a surveyfrom AAA, 70 percent of U.S. drivers consider fuel efficiency a major purchase factor.
Your tough, capable and fuel-efficient 2017 Ford F-150 is hot on the lot at Sound Ford. Come by and take it home today!
Need a truck that can tow heavy? Set your sights on one from the Ford F-Series. The award-winning truck brand, available at Sound Ford, features a lineup that's adept for any number of towing scenarios, no matter how unconventional. Class-leading features like Trailer Reverse Guidance and a 360-degree camera system with trailer view - exclusive to the brand - make it a standout option.
Petite Retreats, a company providing unique accommodations, took those features to heart when they selected the F-Series as the truck of choice to tow the latest tiny houses in their selection. The houses will be towed across the nation using a 2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 F-250 Super Duty.
Todd Eckert, Ford's truck group marketing manager, believes that the respective trucks are perfect for the nationwide tour. “With Super Duty’s best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 32,500 pounds of towing, plus F-150 with its segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission mated to an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that helps deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated gas fuel efficiency, F-Series trucks own towing,” he said. And it's a good thing, since the two Petite Retreats are over 9,000 and 12,000 pounds.
The Blue Oval's F-Series trucks are on the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and ready to go. Come by and find the perfect new or used truck for you today - from F-150 classics to Super Duty behemoths, you can't go wrong with the Series. For that reason, Kelley Blue Book recently awarded the Ford F-Series its 2017 Brand Image award for the fourth consecutive year.
KBB Brand Image Award recipients are based on annual perception data aggregated from new-car buyers. The Ford F-150 truck, in particular, skewed the Blue Book judges' favor with its best-in-class towing, purpose-built cab, state-of-the-art technology, payload capacity and more. Watch more below!
“Superior product lineups and compelling marketing communications from automakers continue to influence consumer opinion, driving interest in particular brands, and, most importantly, positively affecting vehicle consideration,” Rick Wainschel, the vice president of customer analytics and insights for Kelley Blue Book, said. Ford's truck group marketing manager, Tom Eckert, also added that the recognition is indicative of the brand's dedication to providing what customers truly need and want: strong, capable and smart trucks.
Bring home your next Ford F-Series truck from Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
Make plans to swing by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, where we offer plenty of top-of-the-line F-150 trucks to appeal to any budget. The popular truck gets 19 mpg city/26 highway and has a towing capacity of up to 10,500 pounds, providing drivers across America with the power and drive necessary for life's daily demands and tough jobs.
As of late, representatives from the Blue Oval announced that a hybrid version of the best-selling pickup will be on the market by 2020, available in both the United States and the Middle East. In addition to the hefty towing and payload capacity that it's famous for, the F-150 hybrid will also function as a mobile generator - one strong enough to power an entire job site.
The decision echoes Ford's ongoing mission to emerge on the forefront of the automotive and mobility industry, as well as its prediction that sales of fully electric and hybrid vehicles will increase by large margins over the next decade.
Until its hybrid cousin rolls onto our lot, the standard F-150 still offers plenty for the modern truck driver. Stop by Sound Ford and find the perfect one for you today!
The Ford F-150 pickup is one of the most popular trucks - new and used - flying off the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, thanks to its 3.5L EcoBoost® engine with a 10-speed transmission and a 12,200-lb. maximum tow rating. The F-150 Raptor builds upon the fundamentals of its predecessor, cutting hundreds of pounds of weight and dominating off-road terrain with its purpose-built features that can take a beating.
According to a recently released Ford statement, the Raptor will soon be available in China as well.
“The F-150 Raptor has created a lot of buzz among Chinese customers since it was revealed for the first time last year and we are extremely excited to have it arriving in our showrooms in China, ready to be delivered to customers,” Peter Fleet, the vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford Asia Pacific, said.
Even for truck owners with high standards, the second-generation Raptor delivers. For buyers in China, it'll be exported as a four-door SuperCrew model that's integrated with an advanced six-mode Terrain Management System™ that includes Baja 1000.
The brand-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, which boasts 450 horsepower and a towing capacity of up to 8,000 pounds, is available now at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. But you can also find it on "Born to Baja," the newest FordVR story from the Blue Oval team.
The virtual reality video puts the spotlight on the Raptor as it swerves through swirls of dust and bounds over rocky terrain over 36 hours. The route is relentless, but ultimately no match for the 2017 Raptor. Watch it in the video below:
“We are excited to debut this virtual reality story, a first for the all-new Raptor,” Henry Ford III, Ford Performance's Global Marketing Manager, said of the video. “’Born to Baja’ showcases the Built Ford Tough attitude that is at the heart of this performance monster. This grueling race proves once again that we have the most-capable, production off-road truck in the industry.”
The F-150 Raptor is on the lot today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Test-drive it today and stay tuned to learn more about the "Born to Baja" feature!
Why settle for good when you can go home with great? Come by Sound ford in Seattle, Washington and drive off the lot with a new or used Ford F-150. The 2017 F-150, a towing powerhouse with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, recently took home Gold Hitch awards from The Fast Lane Truck, an online magazine for truck enthusiasts.
The awards acknowledge trucks that excel in high-altitude towing and performance testing, conquering the roads in Colorado and Utah to best other competitors in what The Fast Lane Truck calls the "world's toughest towing contest." Trucks of all shapes and sizes contest for the prizes, but the 2017 F-150 came out on top thanks to its top-of-the-line technologies and towing capabilities. The truck's second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 also gave it an edge, while tow/haul mode and trailer braking made descending down steep grades a breeze.
"The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best towing half-ton truck this year,” Andre Smirnov, an editor for TFLtruck.com, said, adding that its features "elevated the F-150 above all others.”
Bring home an award-winning F-150 of your own from Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!