To put it simply, the 2016 Explorer looks great. If you search back to the roots of the Explorer, you'll find a truck-like, almost boxy design. Any notion of that has been completely forgotten with the latest models. These vehicles are now built with a clean, sophisticated crossover-inspired body, sharp corners, and bold finishes.
Premium performance is achieved through an intelligent design and effective technology. Base 3.5-liter V-6 engines reach 290 horsepower and 255 ft-lbs. of torque. The 2016 model also introduces a new 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine, which rates at 280 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs. of torque. While the engines are enough to gaze over, the driving performance is equally impressive. Responsive electronic power steering, effective re-tooled braking systems, and technology such as active park assistance and multi-traction drive system that tailors to different road conditions make for a seamless and simple ride.
Versatile Cargo Space
The Explorer's cargo capacity exceeds the requirements for most families. Foldable seating arrangements give you more than enough room to haul a small or large family and everything that your passengers need to take with them. When all the rear seats are folded down, the maximum cargo capacity of the Explorer is 80.7 cubic feet. Additionally, the Explorer can haul up to 5000lbs. behind the trailer hitch, giving you more versatility if you need to haul a large or heavy amount of cargo.
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Unpredictable road conditions of rain, sleet, ice, snow and wind cause many drivers to explore the option of purchasing a 4x4 vehicle. Drivers in the pacific northwest want something that they can rely on to get them safely to and from their destinations, no matter what the weather decides to do.
On the other hand, some drivers require the services that only a 4x4 vehicle can offer. The power and toughness to haul a heavy load, or the rugged performance that can tackle back-country roads in search of mountainous destinations. No matter what reason your reason, choosing the right 4x4 SUV is an important decision.
Check out a pre-owned 2014 Ford Explorer. This SUV brings performance, reliability, and safety to the equation in a way that no other vehicle can match.
The standard engine on the 4x4 Explorer is a 3.5-liter V-6 that reaches 290 horsepower and 255 ft-lbs. of torque. That's more than enough driving power to help you navigate through any weather condition or back-country road. There's also a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 270 ft-lbs. of torque that brings a more gas-friendly version to the table for the economic drivers out there.
Moving up the trim scale, you’ll find a 350-horsepower, twin-turbo-V-6 Explorer Sport model. This remains as the top performer for the drivers out there that want a little more oomph out of their experience, or simply need something with the ability to haul some heavy cargo. These versions are rated to haul up to 5000 lbs.
When you’re looking at used SUVs, finding something with simple and reliable performance is a vital piece of the puzzle. No one wants to get behind the wheel of something that’s out of their control, but looking for best-in-class handling can be a confusing task.
Check out a pre-owned 2014 Ford Escape. This SUV has been built to maximize performance no matter how much experience you have with larger-bodied vehicles.
The Escape comes with a front-wheel drive or AWD option, depending on what conditions you routinely drive in. When an AWD option isn’t available, sophisticated design such as torque vectoring — which uses anti-lock braking to clamp an inside front wheel to tighten corners when slippery conditions are detected — can help you drive confidently on harsher road conditions.
The Escape doesn’t lend itself to boxy or stiff motions and handling. It offers a tighter more sharp driving experience, with quick steering and responsive braking systems.
The 2014 model doesn’t sacrifice power either. Base model 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines maximize a six-speed automatic transmission to make 168 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs. of torque. Moving up the trim spectrum, the SE version includes a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, reaching 178 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs. of torque. Top-tier models offer a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder, pushing 240 hp and 270 ft-lbs. of torque.
Ford also designed this SUV with technology to help carry you safely down the streets, such as electric power steering, standard curve control, a backup camera system, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts.
Finding a vehicle with best-in-class handling doesn’t have to be hard. Visit Sound Ford Renton, Seattle, today and we’ll set you up to test drive a pre-owned Ford Escape.
If you spend long periods of time behind the wheel of your SUV, comfort and technology are crucial to your driving experience. Whether you’re commuting to and from work, taking the kids to school or soccer practice, driving to meet friends for dinner, or taking road trips with the family, a car that’s been designed with comfort and technology at the forefront can make all the difference.
That’s what Ford owners love so much about the 2014 Escape. This SUV was built to make sure that anyone behind the wheel enjoys a comfortable and hassle-free drive.
The Escape sits high up on a 106-inch wheelbase, giving you great visibility of the road in front. It's designed with an overall length of 178 inches so that you can take advantage of an impressively large cargo area. 34.3 cubic feet of space is available when all the seats are folded up, and that area increases to 67.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. Though large on the inside, the Escape retains a slim profile on the outside so that you don't feel like some sort of a bulky tank pounding down the asphalt of your neighborhood.
The interior is spacious and comfortable. Manually adjustable cloth seats are available on standard models, while top-tier trims offer firmer leather and 10-way passenger seating.
The Escape is also built with plenty of technology to help you ride seamlessly down the streets and highways for long distances. Tech options for 2014 models include air conditioning; AM/FM/CD player; auxiliary jack; power windows; satellite radio; keypad entry on the door frame; Ford’s voice-controlled SYNC controller with 4.0-inch colour screen; heated front seats; ambient lighting; power converter; dual-zone climate control; media hub with USB ports; RCA jacks; push-button start; and fog lamps.
Top tier tech options also include a panoramic sunroof; navigation systems; upgraded Sony sound system; remote start; hands-free liftgate; active parking assistance; a blind-spot system and rain-sensing wipers.
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There's nothing quite like that feeling of freedom that you get when you're soaring down the highway in a sports car — the smell of the asphalt, the sensation of the breeze, the sharp and accurate movements of your hands gripping the wheel.
It's really too bad that most modern families are forced to opt for something a little more practical. They need something with a large cargo area, good gas mileage, and high safety ratings.
What if there was a way for you to have both the sensation of a sports car and the practicality of a family friendly vehicle?
Take a look at a used 2015 Ford Edge Sport. This vehicle resonates with both families and sports car enthusiasts. That’s because the Sport model takes many of its design cues from the Ford Mustang. The sharp curves, the low-profile headlights, and the stiff body structure are all reminiscent of Ford’s most popular sports car. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The Edge Sport comes with standard all-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6. This performance-oriented powertrain reaches 315 horsepower and 350 ft-lbs. of torque. It’s rapid acceleration and tight suspension gives the Edge exceptional control, allowing you to make precise movements on the road.
What makes the Edge Sport so unique; however, is that it also caters to the growing family. With 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down or 39.2 cubic feet with the seats up, the Edge’s cargo capacity is both large and versatile.
18/26 mpg city/highway is certainly not the most efficient gas mileage available in the CUV class, but for a vehicle with the power of the Edge Sport, it's clearly a cut above the competition.
The Edge Sport also comes loaded with optional safety features such as a rearview camera system, a 180-degree front camera system with washer, adaptive cruise control, a BLIS blind-spot system with cross-traffic alert, collision warning with brake support, and Ford's lane-keeping system. With an emphasis on safety in the design, it's easy to see why independent car reviewers from The Car Connection give the Edge a 9 out of 10 safety rating.
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For many buyers in the used car market, technology is an essential component when deciding on the right vehicle. Today’s motor vehicle technology isn’t just about high definition speaker systems and touch-screen navigation consoles (even though that stuff is pretty cool), it’s about ease of use, comfort, reliability, and safety.
If you’re looking for an affordable vehicle with the technology features that can match today’s standards, trends, and exceed the norms of most modern cars, check out a used 2015 Ford Edge. This crossover style vehicle is built with an extremely impressive array of standard and optional high-tech components.
Every model of the 2015 Edge comes standard with full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, Ford Sync connectivity system, tilt/telescoping steering adjustment, and smartly designed overhead console and cubby space.
If you move up just one trim level, you can access tech features such as dual-zone climate control, reverse sensors, heated mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, bright exhaust tips, steering-wheel toggle systems, heated leather seats, and MyFord Touch.
But wait. There’s much more.
A Titanium model Edge brings a 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD Radio, a hands-free tailgate system, a heated steering wheel, panoramic Vista Roof, 180-degree front camera with washer, remote start, rain-sensing wipers, second-row inflatable seat belts, heated rear seats, HID headlamps, and Ford's Active Park Assist feature so that your car can analyze and then steer itself into open spots while you manage the accelerator and brake. You can also add adaptive cruise control with collision warning, one of the latest safety tech developments in the motor vehicle industry.
If technology features get you excited, a used Ford Edge from Sound Ford Renton in Seattle, Washington, could be the perfect way for you to get ahead of the curve.
If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you’ve likely created a list of features that you’re looking for. For many people, power, performance, and fuel economy are chief amongst the vital aspects in purchasing a pre-owned SUV. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find all of these aspects in one complete package.
That’s because wanting the performance and power given by a 4x4 vehicle usually means sacrificing fuel economy. Fortunately, there is one vehicle where it all comes together.
Base-trim models offer a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that reaches up to 168 horsepower. Moving up the scale slightly, you can also find the 178 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Leading the pack; however, is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder version which confidently powers out 245 horsepower. Whatever option attracts you most is personal, but the Ford design team covered all bases when they built this machine.
The intuitive driving performance of a Ford Escape is hard to match. Responsive steering, exceptional handling, upgraded braking systems, and easy control make this a perfect ride for drivers with any experience. There’s also loads of technology to make your driving experience more comfortable. Some of the options included are a push-button starter; HD sound system; remote starter; hands-free liftgate; Ford’s active park assist; HID Headlamps, a blind-spot system, park assist, and rain-sensing wipers
Once you step inside the vehicle, you are immediately greeted with enticing state-of-the-art technology features. Options include a navigation system; HD radio; panoramic sunroof; push-button start; a top-tier Sony sound system; remote starter; hands-free liftgate; Ford’s active park assist; 18-inch wheels; and a towing package that allows drivers to haul up to 2,000 lbs. HID Headlamps, a blind-spot system, park assist, and rain-sensing wipers are also available in higher trim Escapes.
Next, you'll notice the comfortable and spacious seating options. A generous amount of space gives up to five passengers enough head and knee room to remain cozy through long trips. The rear of the vehicle is built to store plenty of luggage, groceries, electronics, and more, with 34.3 cubic feet of space available.
One of the biggest bonuses of this family-friendly option is that the Escape receives an EPA-estimated 22/30 mpg city/highway. That means big savings at the pumps, instead of constantly draining your bank account by driving to and from your many destinations.
Doesn’t it always seem like the winter season drives up fuel prices? Or, maybe they just continually rise and it’s more noticeable during the poor weather conditions when you're stuck outside pumping gas in the cold weather.
Whatever the reason for it, fuel economy is becoming much more important to drivers as gas prices continually reach new heights. The smartest buyers in the used-vehicle sector today will always consider what miles per gallon an engine is rated at.
That’s what makes a used 2015 Ford Edge such an attractive option (and we’re not just talking about the sleek designed frame and top-tier interior). This vehicle receives exceptional fuel economy ratings for cars of its class, especially when you see the performance specifications.
Even with that exceptional fuel economy rating, the Edge still packs a lot of horsepower under the hood. Standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines reach an impressive 245 horsepower. Up one level of trim, a 3.5-liter V-6 automatic (front or all-wheel drive) raises the horsepower output to 280. Even better, the top Sport model has standard all-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 that boasts a whopping 315 horsepower.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to not have to pump gas all the time?
If you share this sentiment, visit Sound Ford Renton in Seattle, Washington today. We’ll help you find a fuel-efficient vehicle that you’ll also love to drive.
For some drivers today, looking at used SUVs can be a disheartening experience. These people believe that a big boxy frame, a small and powerless engine, and a shell of an interior are all they can expect to get when they start searching around the SUV marketplace.
It’s only after they take a look at a pre-owned 2014 Ford Edge that they realize that exceptional speed and stunning style are still obtainable within this vehicle class.
A used Ford Edge packs an extremely powerful punch at first sight. This five-seater crossover-style vehicle makes an impression on pedestrians who see it coming, as Ford put great effort into making the exterior attractive to any car enthusiast. The bold front grill, rounded exterior curves, and thin-profile headlamps and rear lights look like something out of a sports car magazine. And that's just the outside.
Inside the Edge, style and technology join in unison. Mock carbon-fiber trim, LCD screens, softer-touch plastics and a finer aesthetic appeal, as well as less blocky shapes than previous models, are all immediately noticeable when you enter the doors. Technology includes power mirrors; an AM/FM/CD player with an auxiliary jack; tilt/telescoping steering; air conditioning; optional satellite radio; rear parking sensors; power front seats; and SYNC Bluetooth system.
Moving up the trim scale, you’ll find options, such as a glass Vista Roof, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitors, a power tailgate, standard rearview camera; Sony sound system; HD radio; a rearview camera; and MyFord Touch.
More than just style, the Edge also brings plenty of power to the equation. Base model 3.5-liter V-6 engines push out an impressive 285 horsepower, while the Edge Sport ups the ante with a 3.7-liter V-6 with 305 horsepower.
If you’re feeling discouraged by the SUV market, it’s time to discover where speed and style come together.
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