Analysts were skeptical at first, but maintaining strength while reducing mass has allowed the Ford to claim the best fuel efficiency in its category; and, with positive feedback from dealerships worldwide, the change to lighter metals has proven its mettle through increased acceleration and improved towing capabilities.
This short video breaks it down nicely:
The EPA-confirmed 26 Highway MPG is a game changer. The 3.5-Liter V6 Ti-VCT and the 5.0-Liter V8 boast 25 and 22 MPG highway respectively. But the biggest surprise is that the smaller 2.7-Liter EcoBoost® engine easily outperforms the 3.5-Liter and encroaches upon the horsepower and torque ratings of the larger V8 with:
375 ft-lbs of torque
Max towing of 8,500 lbs
Max payloads of 2,250 lbs
For anyone who’s looking for a full-sized workhorse with best-in-class towing that gets better gas mileage than most SUVs of the same year, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the only truck to consider. Schedule your test drive today.
(Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 08:11PM by Laurel Steele)
According to The Car Connection, between its amazing features and crash test scores, the 2017 Ford F-150 is the safest pick in its class. Keep reading to see why you should consider a used model of this pickup truck.
For starters, the discerning folks at the IIHS have given the 2017 their best score of “Good” in every crash test category, leading to the F-150 being named one of their Top Safety Picks. The government also rated this truck highly, awarding it a perfect five-stars for overall, front, and side protection.
This Ford comes with a myriad of standard safety features that are sure to put your mind at ease. A plethora of airbags and the usual stability control systems keep you and your loved ones protected, even when you encounter slippery roads. The F-150 is further fitted with inflatable seat belts in the second row.
You can also opt for a surround-view camera system, which gives you a live video feed of your surroundings on the 8-inch touchscreen up front. This is especially useful when you’re maneuvering the F-150 through congested parking lots and fast paced highway traffic.
Find out if this safety superstar is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Explore our complete used F-150 inventory online now for various engine options and cab configurations.
(Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:09AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a full-size pickup truck that’s safe for people and payloads alike, consider a used 2015 Ford F-150.
Passengers are exceptionally secure inside this vehicle, thanks to side-curtain airbags and an ABS. Everyone is further protected by electronic stability control, which is quite useful on rough terrain or during perilous weather conditions. You can also add on a Trailer Sway feature, which will take over engine speed and braking in order to keep you and your rig on course.
If you frequently use your pickup for hauling heavy loads, you know that starting the engine on a steep incline can be a dangerous task. Not anymore with Ford’s Hill Descent Assist. This feature increases traction and takes some control of the brakes, so you don’t go zooming down a slippery slope willy-nilly.
The 2014 F-150 was highly lauded by the IIHS in crash tests, receiving perfect scores for frontal, rear, and side protection. The organization even named it a Top Safety Pick. The Car Connection notes that this Ford was the only domestic full-size truck to achieve a “Good” score for the very hard to pass rollover-related roof-strength trial.
Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and take this truck for a test drive. Don’t forget to explore our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online before your visit.
(Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 10:13AM by Laurel Steele)
For a pickup truck that offers exemplary space to both passengers and their personal items, there’s no better option than a used 2013 Ford F-150 SuperCrew.
The biggest selling point is the outstanding - and evenly distributed - cabin. Sprawl out space is nearly identical for each passenger, with 41 airy inches of headroom up front and 40.3 inches in back. All four sets of shoulders get 65.5 inches to shimmy around. Best of all - and perhaps the hardest to believe - there’s 41.4-in for the captain and copilot’s lower halves, while the lucky duo in the second row get a slightly more generous 43.5-in.
But the 2013 F-150 isn’t just good at fitting people. The folks at the Blue Oval have also designed special storage compartments throughout the interior. Between the two from seats, you’ll find a lockable center console, which The Car Connection says is great for important items like laptops and briefcases. You can even use it to hang file folders, if you use the F-150 as your mobile office.
Bring three of your tallest friends down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and put this pickup to the test. You can also check out our complete used F-150 inventory online now.
(Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 07:58AM by Laurel Steele)
If you're looking for a pickup that offers exceptional technology features that will make your life easier, check out a used 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat.
With a wingspan of 96.8 inches and a length of 243.7 inches, this F-150 isn’t exactly dainty, which can make visibility tough. That's where the 360-degree top-down camera display comes in. This very useful feature films every angle around the truck, so you know what’s happening at any given moment.
Do you want to put the 11,1000 pound towing capacity to the test? Now, attaching a trailer to the F-150 is simpler than ever, thanks to Dynamic Hitch Assist. This feature uses the rearview camera and advanced technology to help you align the truck with the rig, without a second person directing you.
The F-150 Lariat is also well-equipped for highway driving. Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the speed of the truck in small increments, which eliminates a lot of driver fatigue on longer hauls. This truck is also fitted with the Forward Collision Warning System. Edmunds says that this feature will alert you through audio cues, should it detect that you’re approaching the vehicle in front of you at an alarming rate.
Take a used Lariat model for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online now.
(Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 08:53AM by Laurel Steele)
When you invest in a pre-owned 2015 Ford F-150, you get the best technology to facilitate your time behind the wheel of this larger-than-life truck.
With a width of 96.8 inches and a minimum length of 209.3 inches, it’s no secret that this truck is big. That’s why you need all the help you can get to be aware of your surroundings. With technology like Blind Spot Assist and rear sensors, you’ll have no trouble maneuvering the F-150, whether you’re in a cramped space or on the open highway.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find small conveniences like a 110 volt outlet. You can use this energy source to charge everything from cell phones and smart devices to work essentials such as laptops and electric tools. Another useful feature are the power adjustable pedals, which ensure that your driving position is absolutely perfect, allowing you complete control.
If you intend to use your F-150 as a beast of burden, The Car Connection highly recommends adding on the Trailer-Hitch Assist Package. Using the rearview camera and parking sensors, this system will guide you with projected lines on the LCD display. This removes all the guesswork of aligning a 4,100 pound vehicle to an important piece of cargo.
Ready to see this truck in action? Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and take a used model for a spin. You can also view our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online now.
(Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 03:17PM by Laurel Steele)
If you’re looking for a pickup truck that delivers a standout driving performance, consider a used 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCab.
This American bestseller runs on a 5.0-liter V8 engine, which packs a whopping 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Those astounding figures generate enough power to carry you and the F-150 from a full stop to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. The 4WD version also received an admirable EPA rating of 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
According to a glowing KBB.com review, this pickup drives more like a luxury vehicle than a work horse. The electric power-assisted steering is responsive and communicative, so you don’t have to worry about this Ford straying from your intended path.
But we all know that the F-150 is built for action. Not surprisingly, the 2014 model is ready to rise to the occasion, starting with its impressive 2,710-pound payload capacity. But this truck is just getting started. Hook up a rig and you’ll be able to pull a further 9,500 pounds. Plus, thanks to newly developed towing accessories and features (including a rearview camera and an integrated trailer-brake controller) hauling heavy loads has never been easier.
Get behind the wheel of a 2014 model at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also browse our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online now.
(Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 11:00AM by Laurel Steele)
Between its standard safety features and stand out crash test scores, the 2013 Ford F-150 is the perfect option for drivers who value security above all else. Read on to see why you should consider a pre-owned model.
Chances are you’ll be using this beast of burden for some heavy duty work. As you’re probably well aware, safety is paramount when dealing with extra-big loads. That’s why the F-150 comes standard with both stability and trailer sway control.
According to The Car Connection, the latter feature employs anti-lock brakes to mitigate the motion of your rig, keeping you and your cargo right side up. Useful tools like hill-start assist and a rearview camera offer further aide whenever you’re maneuvering precarious goods.
The 2013 model got some wow-worthy crash tests scores. In fact, it was the only full-size truck within the Big 3 to be named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The panel even gave the vehicle its highest rating of “Good” in the hard-to-pass rollover-related roof-strength category. The government was also impressed, giving the F-150 five stars for side protection.
Get inside this pickup at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete used F-150 inventory online now to see other cab configurations and powertrain options.
(Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:14PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want the best in safety technology, check out a used 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat. In addition to being America’s bestselling vehicle, this pickup boasts cutting edge security features that are too good to pass up.
Chances are you’ll be using your F-150 to tow some heavy loads. With the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can hook up your rig simply and safely. This system uses sensors and the rearview camera to guide the truck to the hitch. Autoblog says that all you need to do is operate the gas and brakes.
Measuring 227.9" from nose to tail and 79.9" ear to ear, the F-150 isn’t exactly dainty. Because of the truck’s size, it can be difficult to keep track of everything happening around you. Luckily, Ford has created a 360 degree camera system that will monitor your surroundings and display them on an 8-inch touchscreen. This is especially useful when maneuvering into a tight parking spot or changing lanes on the highway.
Speaking of fast paced driving, the Blue Oval has also fitted this F-150 with a Forward Collision Warning System. This feature will pre-charge your brakes if it detects that you are approaching another car too quickly.
Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and take a 2016 Lariat for a test drive. You can also browse our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online.
(Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:33PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a pickup that defies utilitarian work truck stereotypes, consider a used 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat. This sumptuous trim level is the perfect choice for those who expect the very best in comfort and class.
A Motor Trend review describes the cabin as upscale and refined. With leather interior throughout, including the steering wheel, it’s easy to see why. Ambient lighting and wood grain trims also elevate this truck to the upper echelons of sophistication.
As the chilly Pacific Northwest winter swiftly approaches, you want to consider how you’ll stay nice and toasty whenever you’re on the road. Luckily, the Lariat comes with heated seats (standard in the front, optional in the back). Dual-zone automatic climate controls keep everyone on board happy, even when there are conflicting opinions on the exact temperature for ‘cozy’.
But the best thing about the Lariat trim is its ample cabin space. In fact, all four passengers get a lofty 40.5 inches of headroom and a generous 43.8 inches for their legs. Both rows receive nearly the same amount of shoulder and hip wiggle room, averaging 66.3” and 63.6” respectively.
Get inside a 2015 Lariat at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete pre-owned F-150 inventory online now, which includes everything from regular cab to Raptor models.