(Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 09:19AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you’ve got a hankering for a high-performance vehicle, but also need the utility of a midsize crossover SUV, consider the 2019 Ford Edge ST as the ultimate compromise. This platform blends a sporty on-road experience with a family-friendly interior designed with comfort and convenience in mind.
Powering the 2019 Edge ST is a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that pounds the pavement to make 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It comes well-paired to an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive for the utmost in capability, while the suspension has been finely tuned for a more athletic feel. You’ll love the crisp handling on this vehicle, especially as it bends into corners and cascades effortlessly over rough terrain.
Riding on 20-inch blacked-out wheels, the ST trim also boasts unique front and rear styling for the slickest appearance. Inside the cabin, there are comfortable accommodations for five with luxury appointments throughout, like perforated leather and simulated suede upholstery and sport-themed interior trim. Around back, the power hands-free liftgate reveals a roomy, deep and wide cargo area that boasts 39.2 cubic feet of storage behind the second row. A premium 12-speaker B&O audio system with HD radio is also standard on the ST.
To go for a spin, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, today!
(Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 09:15AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are thinking of dipping your toes into the plug-in hybrid segment, but aren’t ready to invest in a new model, a preowned 2015 Ford C-Max Energi SEL is a consumer favorite, well-liked for its desirable mix of fuel economy, electric-only range and overall utility.
Anchoring the 2015 C-Max Energi is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. It's matched to an electric motor that’s fed by a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack to send a total output of 188 hp to the front wheels. When tapping into electric-only power, the C-Max can travel up to 19 miles. When it’s time to recharge, a 240-volt charging station can refresh the battery pack in about 2.5 hours, which is speedy performance for most drivers. Overall, the 2015 C-Max Energi provides a combined fuel economy rating of 38 mpg, which is exceptional.
Whether commuting to the office or running errands around Renton, the hatchback/wagon design of the C-Max is extremely utilitarian. The supportive, high-mounted driver's seat provides great visibility and comfort, while the trunk boasts 19.2 cubic feet of storage volume behind the rear seats – that’s more than the Chevy Volt. However, if that’s not enough room, lowering the rear seats expands capacity to 42.8 cubic feet, which is similar to a small crossover SUV.
Intrigued? The best way to experience this best-seller is by booking a test drive at Sound Ford. Call or visit us today!
(Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 09:11AM by Michelle Bogle)
When the 2018 EcoSport SE was released last year, it took the subcompact crossover segment by storm with its nimble handling and strong feature set. If you’ve been looking for a utilitarian urban commuter, stop into Sound Ford to take this new best-seller for a spin!
Powering the 2018 EcoSport is a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that throws 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive, fuel economy on this platform is thrifty with an EPA rating of 27/29 mpg city/highway. On the road, the EcoSport is agile and ready for action, providing sharp handling with minimal body roll. With an overall length of 161.3 inches, this subcompact is well-sized for city driving – drivers especially love how easy the EcoSport is to park or maneuver about.
According to Edmunds, the SE trim offers consumers the best bang for their buck in terms of value. This model is equipped with LED running lights, foglights, body-colored exterior accents and handy roof rails on the exterior, while rear parking sensors and a rearview camera make reverse moves a breeze. Natural light filters through the cabin from the standard sunroof, plus the dash is anchored by a 6.5-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. You’ll love the six-way power-adjustable driver seat too, plus the front seats are heated for your comfort. Keyless entry and ignition are standard on the SE as well.
To go for a test drive, visit our Renton Ford dealership today!
(Posted on May 31, 2019 at 08:14AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are in the market for a new commercial vehicle for your Renton area business, check out the best-selling 2019 Ford Transit Connect Van XL. This compact platform is easy to maneuver through busy cities and is efficient to keep on the road, making it a solid choice for both small and large operations.
Anchored by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the 2019 Transit Connect produces peppy performance with 162 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. It’s also incredibly thrifty to keep fueled up with an EPA rating of 24/27 mpg city/highway. Equipped with a front-wheel drivetrain, you’ll love this van’s agile handling and maneuverability thanks to its tidy 40-foot turning radius that literally slips through narrow alleyways and crammed loading docks. It can easily venture where larger vans fear to go!
With 127.4 cu.ft. of cargo volume and a max payload capacity of 1,570 lbs, you’ll never feel short on space either. The XL trim level is also nicely outfitted for your comfort and convenience with air conditioning and power windows, along with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and emergency braking for your safety. On the exterior, the van is appointed with practical black bumpers and steel wheels as well.
(Posted on May 31, 2019 at 07:36AM by Michelle Bogle)
Well-liked for its poised handling and easy-to-fold third row, the 2013 Expedition Limited is a popular minivan alternative for families in need of passenger room. If you’ve been looking to add a preowned SUV to your personal fleet, stop into Sound Ford to take this best-selling option for a spin.
Anchored by a potent 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2013 Expedition throws down incredible power with 310 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. Outfitted with all-wheel drive, this SUV isn’t shy when it comes to incremental weather or rough terrain – it pulverizes tough conditions to deliver a confident and capable ride quality. Properly equipped, the Expedition can also pull a max tow rating of 9,200 lbs, while returning a fuel economy rating of 13/18 mpg city/highway.
With its three-row design, the Limited trim boasts comfortable seating for eight passengers with ample stretch-out space, even for third-row occupants. The standard 40/20/40-split second-row seat slides and reclines for added versatility, plus there is a center section that can be pulled forward to keep smaller kids within reach to the front row. A sunroof, power liftgate and a touchscreen navigation system with a rearview camera are standard as well.
(Posted on May 31, 2019 at 07:18AM by Michelle Bogle)
A staple in the North American full-size sedan segment, the 2013 Ford Taurus SEL is well-loved for its comfortable interior and large trunk. If you are in the market for a nice-riding family vehicle, this preowned model is an excellent choice.
Powering the 2013 Taurus is a 3.5-liter V6 engine the commands the road with 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, which also boasts a manual shift button on the console shifter, this sedan returns 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway when equipped with front-wheel drive. On the road, the Taurus is well-suited for commuting and boasts a supple ride quality with responsive handling due to the standard electric-assist power steering system.
According to Edmunds, the Taurus offers a classy-looking passenger cabin with comfortable cloth upholstered seating no matter where you sit. The backseat also offers generous head- and legroom, even for taller adults. At 20.1 cubic feet, the trunk is one of the largest you'll find on any sedan, but folding down the rear seats expands its capacity even further. Other standard features on the SEL trim include 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors and remote ignition, as well as dual-zone automatic climate controls and a sophisticated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
To go for a test drive in a used Taurus, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 24, 2019 at 01:15PM by Michelle Bogle)
Commuters, rejoice! Fuel efficient transportation has arrived in Seattle with the 2019 Ford Fiesta SE. Drivers from across the PNW love this compact platform for its low operating costs and affordable price tag. If you’ve been thinking about getting into a new Fiesta, visit us at Sound Ford for a test drive.
Under the hood, the 2019 Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired to a five-speed manual transmission for an engaging driving experience, along with a front-wheel drivetrain that helps keep gas usage down. With this set-up, fuel economy comes in at 27/35 mpg city/highway, which is sure to keep you happy at the pumps.
With a turning circle of only 34.4 feet and an overall body length of 159.7 inches, the Fiesta is well-suited for urban environment. Parking is effortless with the standard rearview camera, plus the SE trim boasts power mirrors with secondary blind-spot mirrors for greater visibility. With upgraded cloth upholstery and a front center console with armrest, you’ll always feel comfortable when behind the wheel. The Fiesta is also equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and a rear spoiler, which add to its good looks.
Intrigued? Visit our Renton, Washington, dealership to go for a test drive today.
(Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:44PM by Michelle Bogle)
If you’re seeking a slick and roomy hybrid, the 2018 Ford C-Max SE has a lot to offer. Despite its tidy exterior dimensions, the hybrid’s interior is large and seats five, while its on-road performance is sporty and inspiring compared to the Prius or Ioniq.
Powering the 2018 C-Max Hybrid is a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that’s matched to an electric motor to produce 188 horsepower. With the gearless continuously variable automatic transmission, you’ll enjoy incredible fuel economy with an EPA rating of 42/38 mpg city/highway. According to KBB.com, the C-Max also delivers fairly quick responses and passing power, plus it’s fun to toss around winding roads and tight curves. With its confident demeanor, this platform certainly stands out as a performer in its class.
It’s wonderfully spacious too with large doors and seat heights somewhere between those of a compact SUV or a tall wagon. The SE trim comes well-equipped off the lot with high-end features that include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate controls and a power-adjustable driver seat. Anchoring the dash is a 4.2-inch central display screen, boasting smartphone app integration and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB interface and satellite radio. Bluetooth and voice commands are standard as well.
To go for a test drive in a used C-Max Hybrid, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 24, 2019 at 12:15PM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are looking to add sporty on-road performance to your summer days, head into Sound Ford to take a best-selling 2016 Mustang EcoBoost Premium for a spin. This preowned model comes packed with aggressive power under the hood, along with iconic pony car style that’s sure to turn heads.
Ignite the ignition and your senses will awaken to the 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. As you shift the coupe into gear, you’ll fly from zero to 60 mph in only 5.9 seconds and grin from ear-to-ear as you feel your body being pushed into the leather Recaro sport seats. On the road, the EcoBoost Premium delivers well-behaved muscle with solid handling and great cornering. This performance won’t cost you at the pumps, though, since the four-cylinder returns 25 mpg combined with the automatic transmission.
Inside the cabin, the EcoBoost Premium trim is luxurious, boasting ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate controls, and heated and ventilated front seats. Premium sound is directed from a nine-speaker audio system with a satellite radio, while the dash is anchored by a SYNC 3 infotainment system, including an 8-inch touchscreen and enhanced voice controls. With selectable drive modes, you’ll love customizing your on-road performance too, whether on the street or the track.
Drive into summer is a stylish used Mustang! To go for a test drive, visit our Renton, Washington, dealership today.
(Posted on May 19, 2019 at 11:19AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are in the market for a quality family sedan with a reputation for dependability, consider the 2019 Ford Fusion S as your next vehicle. This four-door is ideal for every day commuting and weekend road trips, plus it boasts solid safety scores for your peace of mind.
Under the hood, the 2019 Fusion is bolstered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, you won't feel the pinch at the pumps either with an EPA rating of 21/32 mpg city/highway. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety also awarded this model top 'Good' scores in its side impact, roof strength, small overlap front and moderate overlap front tests. The S trim’s blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist systems certainly help when it comes to safety.
Riding on 16-inch steel wheels, the Fusion is practically appointed with automatic headlights, a rearview camera and cruise control. Your passengers will appreciate the standard air conditioning, along with the four-speaker sound system with a 4.2-inch center screen, a CD player and a USB port. The trunk’s cargo capacity is notable too, ringing in at 16 cubic feet of volume, which is more than the Camry, Malibu and Mazda 6.
Intrigued? Contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, to learn more about the top-selling 2019 Fusion.