(Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 03:00PM by Darby Riales)
If you are in the market for a powerful passenger van with infinite configurations, consider the 2016 Ford Transit T350. This heavy-duty wagon has a low-roof and can transport up to 15 people at once.
The XL trim level is the base and comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels and easy-to-clean vinyl seats. This model also features 60/40-split hinged passenger-side doors and air conditioning for comfort.
Equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 engine, the Ford Transit delivers 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, making it a perfect option for commercial and private use. The fuel economy is satisfactory at 16 mpg combined (14 city/19 highway).
Interior styling is somewhat reminiscent of an old-school truck with added electronic functions. The voice-activated infotainment system, Sync3, replaced the older version’s MyFord Touch and provides drivers with smartphone integration and Bluetooth connectivity. A USB port is also available in the center console for occupants to charge their devices.
According to the experts at Edmunds, steering is easy and the noise from the wind is muffled for a pleasant experience on the road.
Contact Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to schedule a test drive in a pre-owned Transit today.
(Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 10:46AM by Laurel Steele)
For the 2016 Strategic Vision Top Quality Impact awards, three vehicles in the Ford lineup took home awards. The F-150, Mustang, and C-MAX were all rated at the top of their segment based on the survey responses of over 39,000 car owners. Strategic Vision VP Christopher Chaney said, “We see time and again that for consumers, innovation does more to communicate quality than an absence of problems does”. Read on to see why you should consider a used model of these three Ford supercars.
The Ford F-150 dominated the competition, winning in the full-size truck segment. Our country’s best-selling vehicle has won the hearts of Americans for decades, thanks to its brawn, performance, and ability. In recent years, brains and safety have been added to that list. Customers participating in the survey lauded its quality workmanship and delivering power.
The Ford Mustang was the victor in the standard convertible segment. In its first year abroad, the pony car became the best-selling sports coupe in the world, so it’s no surprise that consumers at home love it as well. This iconic sports car was rated highly for its interior design, seductive image, and power.
Ford’s plug-in hybrid car, the C-MAX Energi, was at the top of the list in the small alternative powertrain car segment, outshining all other participating small hybrid and electric vehicles by over 150 points. Participants praised this gas/electric car for its engineering, comfort, and interior workmanship.
Want to see if one of these award-winning vehicles is right for you? Come visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take any of them for a test drive. You can also check out our used inventories for the F-150, Mustang, and C-MAX online now.
(Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 04:48PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2014 Ford Taurus Limited is the total package. A powerful engine, stunning exterior, and a treasure trove of tech features make it hard to find a flaw in this vehicle. Consider a pre-owned 2014 Taurus Limited for your next family sedan.
Under the sumptuous hood, you’ll find a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out an admirable 288 horsepower. The Taurus has a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The gorgeous exterior of the 2014 Taurus will have passersby doing double takes. Auto Blog describes the outside of the sedan as smooth, cool, and muscular. Active grille shutters reduce aerodynamic drag when you’ve got the pedal to the metal. Despite its unfettered pep, the Taurus is nearly silent on the highway due to high-tech sound insulation.
The ride itself is smooth and the suspension absorbs any bumps you may come across. Inside you’ll find luxurious leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview camera, and ambient lighting. Drivers can enjoy the convenience of the MyFord Touch system in an 8-inch display on the center stack, which includes navigation, voice recognition, Sirius Satellite Radio, and more.
Take a Taurus for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, WA or check out our online selection of other used Ford cars.
What a difference a year makes. That’s true in life, and it can also be true when it comes to car shopping.
Often, we come across buyers who have decided on a particular make and model but aren’t sure which model year is best. How has the car changed or improved from one year to the next, if at all? Do the improvements justify paying more?
Gas mileage - The 2013 model is actually more fuel efficient than its 2014 counterpart, although both are great on gas. The 2013 boasts an average of 33 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, while the 2014 claims 31. If gas mileage is your No. 1 concern, the scale tips toward 2013.
Shift quality - Ford refined its optional PowerShift transmission for 2014, improving the shift quality to address prior complaints. If you’re a person who prefers a smoother, more refined ride, the 2014 might be best. If you're not the type to notice much about handling, the difference might not matter.
Power - In 2014, Ford debuted a Fiesta ST model with a turbocharged 1.6 liter engine. The engine features Ford’s revolutionary EcoBoost technology, which improves fuel economy without sacrificing power. If you’re seeking a little more pep in your step, this upgrade might make the 2014 more appealing.
Technology - The 2014 wins again. Although the Fiesta has always been one of the most high-tech small cars on the market, the 2014 model offers touch-screen control features, a navigation system, and the revolutionary MyKey system, which allows you to control safety features remotely. Parents, for example, can use MyKey to limit their teenagers’ vehicle speed and cap audio volume.
When you’re comparing used vehicles, all of these factors and more are important to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. You’ll want to weigh the features along with the price to find a car that strikes the right balance.
If you need help or advice, ask the professionals at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington. We'll help you find a reliable used vehicle with all the features you desire for the best-possible price.
So you’re looking for a used car. You need something stylish and powerful, yet practical and modern. You don’t want to break the bank, so you need to take every precaution to be sure you avoid getting stuck with a mechanical (and budgetary) nightmare.
Let’s face it — buying used vehicles from private sellers can be a frustrating and fatiguing experience. On top of that, there’s no guarantee that in three months from the purchase date you won't end up stuck in an auto shop paying more money than you ever intended for your used vehicle.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take that hassle out of the experience?
Buying from a dealership can assuage all your worries.
With certified inspections, financing options, knowledgeable, attentive staff, and a variety of choices made available for you to peruse at your own pace, a visit to the dealership may be exactly what you need to take the stress out of shopping for a used vehicle — one that’s right for you.
Like the 2015 Explorer, for example; it was listed among the best seven-passenger sport-utility vehicles available by Car and Driver, delivering all the utility of a family-friendly vehicle while still maintaining the rugged appeal of an SUV.
Want to learn more? Visit the pre-owned vehicle lot at Sound Ford Renton, located at 101 SE Grady Way, Renton WA, to find the vehicle that suits your needs. We’ve got used Ford Explorers plus an assortment or other pre owned Ford vehicles in the lot and ready to drive away.
We've been the largest volume Ford dealer in the entire state of Washington for close to 40 years. We'd be happy to add you to our happy client community!
Four of those models - the Expedition, Edge, Explorer and Escape - have perfect five-star crash ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the Flex has not yet been rated.
Even if a crash does occur due to wintry conditions, road hazards, driver error or any other cause, Ford vehicles offer some of the most advanced safety features in the market, including:
2016 Ford Expedition – An electronic stability system that improves driver control in all conditions, including snow, ice and rain. This smart system, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, corrects the vehicle’s path if the driver loses control
2016 Ford Edge – A Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags for head protection during a rollover crash
2016 Ford Explorer – The SOS Post-Crash Alert System, which automatically honks the horn and activates emergency flashers after a crash to alert nearby drivers and emergency workers
2016 Ford Flex – Safety Cage Construction, which distributes the force of the crash around the vehicle, reducing the impact on occupants
Sound Ford - Your Premier Dealer of New and Used Cars
If safety is a priority in your search for a vehicle, let the experts at Sound Ford guide you. We’ll explain the safety features of various new and used models in detail, whether you decide to buy from us or not.
To learn more about Sound Ford, stop by our dealership in Renton, WA, or contact us to book a test drive. In addition to Ford vehicles, we carry a wide range of used cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers in a variety of makes.