(Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 06:10AM by Michelle Bogle)
Repetitive tasks not only decrease productivity, but they can also feel mind-numbing. When on the job site, you need to be as efficient as possible and self-sufficient too. Ford understands this fact, which is why they designed the industry’s first Remote Tailgate Release.
Available on Lariat and Raptor trims as optional equipment and standard on the King Ranch, Platinum and Limited, the F-150’s Remote Tailgate Release makes accessing the bed of the truck simply effortless. To activate this feature, all you need is your keyfob, which can lock, unlock and lower the tailgate of the bed in seconds. Don’t have your keys on you? No problem – there is also a button inside the vehicle or the exterior keypad can be customized with a personal code to activate it. When you have finished loading and are ready to secure your equipment, just manually lift the tailgate, press the lock button and you’ll be on your way.
This feature comes in handy around the job site or even during the off-hours – loading groceries and sporting equipment has never been easier! To learn more about this convenience feature, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, to go for a test drive in a 2019 F-150 today!
(Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 07:59AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are in the market for a crossover SUV offering incredible capability and utility, be sure to check out the 2019 Ford Edge SEL. Since this platform isn’t equipped with a third row, the trunk does boast a larger cargo area, making it an ideal choice for busy families that need to haul gear and larger items.
The second row of the 2019 Edge is comprised of a 60/40 split seat that can fold down flat, essentially turning the crossover SUV into a cargo carrier. This rear bench, that also reclines, is equipped with a convenient EasyFold seat release, allowing you to open up the cargo area with the touch of a button.
You have options, as well, in how you configure your set-up – fold both sides down to accommodate larger objects or leave one side up to carry both cargo and passengers, side by side. If you upgrade to the Titanium trim, this model also boasts a practical hands-free foot-activated liftgate, which makes accessing the trunk completely effortless, even when bogged down with groceries or sporting equipment. With a maximum of 73.4 cubic feet of cargo room, you’ll never feel short on space with the 2019 Edge.
To learn more about this vehicle’s features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 31, 2019 at 06:47AM by Michelle Bogle)
Even the most confident driver can experience anxiety when having to parallel park. However, it’s a good skill to have, especially when visiting downtown areas or congested cities. Rather than loop around your destination searching for an easier spot to leave your vehicle, parallel park with confidence using the 2019 Ford Escape’s Enhanced Active Park Assist feature.
Available as standard equipment on the Titanium trim level, this driver assist feature takes the pressure out of difficult parking maneuvers. To activate the Enhanced Active Park Assist feature, simply press the button on the center console and use your signal to indicate which side of the Escape you'd like the system to search. From there, an information screen will pop up on the center display and the system will begin to scan for available parking spots. Once a suitable spot is found, an audible chime and touchscreen message will alert you and provide additional prompts to follow. As Enhanced Active Park Assist does its magic, you'll be responsible for driver controls, such as accelerating, shifting and braking, as well as watching your mirrors for any objects that might fall in your path.
To test drive the 2019 Escape and learn more about its features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 23, 2019 at 06:40AM by Michelle Bogle)
The hills prove steep and rocks litter your path. You fear that your truck will get stuck – and a tow would be a few hours wait. You crave adventure on the off-beaten path and the idea of turning around makes you uncomfortable in your seat. With a 2019 Ford Ranger, you won’t ever have to abandon your plans. When equipped with the FX4 Off-Road Package, the pickup’s Electronic-Locking Rear Differential will provide the traction you need to continue chasing your thrills and chills.
Also known as E-Locker, the 2019 Ranger makes travelling on tough, off-road terrain predictable. By activating the Electronic-Locking Rear Differential button, the system simultaneously locks the axle completely at both wheels, transferring equal power to provide the traction you require to propel the truck forward. This feature is also complemented by the FX4 Off-Road Package’s Terrain Management System and Trail Control for inspired confidence each time you get behind the wheel.
To learn more about the 2019 Ranger and its special off-road features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, to book a test drive today!
(Posted on May 20, 2019 at 09:51AM by Michelle Bogle)
If your summer plans involving time at the beach, trails or mountains, you’ll need an SUV that’s well-suited for the conditions. For active families, the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT is an ideal choice. This platform offers three rows of comfortable seating, as well as a Terrain Management System, allowing you to customize your performance to suit a range of conditions.
What is Ford’s Terrain Management System?
When equipped with the available 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and Intelligent 4WD, the Terrain Management System is included on the 2019 Explorer. It offers four types of setting that you can tap into to suit your driving conditions:
Mud/Ruts: Provides a more aggressive throttle response, limits upshifting and desensitizes the stability control to allow for more tire spin in muddy conditions.
Sand: Ensures maximum torque to the wheels, so that they can spin freely to regain traction, and holds the gears longer for a more aggressive throttle progression.
Snow/Grass/Gravel: Limits torque to prevent wheel slippage and provides earlier gear upshifts for improved traction.
Hills: Maintains a consistent speed while travelling downhill without stressing the braking system.
Say “Yes!” to summertime adventures behind the wheel of a 2019 Explorer XLT! To go for a test drive or to learn more about this SUV’s features, contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington.
(Posted on May 12, 2019 at 03:46PM by Michelle Bogle)
With gas prices on a steep incline, you might be looking for ways to slash your monthly vehicle costs. One way is to choose a small car offering good fuel economy – but, you can also take that one step further by choosing a vehicle with gas-saving technologies, like the 2018 Focus SE. When equipped with the 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 engine, you’ll benefit from Ford’s Auto Start-Stop Technology, which helps the sedan achieve an EPA rating of up to 30/40 mpg city/highway, when paired to the six-speed manual transmission.
How Does Auto Start-Stop Technology Work?
Let’s say you are approaching a red light – as soon as you engage the brake, the Focus’ Auto Start-Stop Technology will automatically turn off the engine. It will stay this way until you take your foot off the brake pedal to accelerate once the light turns green. Drivers love this feature because there is literally no delay since the engine re-engages immediately. This technology also comes in handy for commuters who often experience slowdowns or traffic jams while on the road.
Ford’s innovative Auto Start-Stop Technology is available on 2018 Focus SE trims. To experience this fuel-saving phenomenon for yourself, contact our dealership in Renton, Washington, to book a test drive today.
(Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 10:00AM by Darby Riales)
The new 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is better than ever before! Designed for peak performance, this muscle car will not disappoint. If you are looking for a thrill ride, this is your best bet.
Rumbling under the hood is a hand-crafted 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft. This naturally-aspirated motor pumps out 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Rolling on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, this beast was built for the racetrack.
For a smoother experience on the roads, this model has been fitted with the MagneRide Dampening System. This function provided lightning-quick responses to the changing road conditions. Each damper adjusts automatically one thousand times per second. Combined with the TREMEC six-speed manual transmission, you will maintain complete control.
The Shelby GT350 trim level includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, LED signature lighting, and stylish hood vents for an aggressive exterior look. The cabin boasts RECARO Miko cloth seats with dark slate accents. For optimal entertainment, the nine-speaker stereo comes with an amplifier.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Mustang today!
(Posted on Apr 19, 2019 at 09:00AM by Darby Riales)
If you are considering purchasing a new 2019 Ford SuperDuty F-350 Lariat, that most likely means that you want a powerful work truck. Rumbling under the hood is a turbocharged 6.7L V8 diesel engine that pushes out 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and 4WD, this beast can perform almost any task.
The Lariat trim level includes lighting in the bed for optimal visibility and a locking tailgate to secure the payload. The BoxLink system is another class-exclusive feature that has been added. The sides have been structurally reinforced with four interface plates that can be configured to accommodate storage bins, loading ramps, and other aftermarket accessories. Removable cleats provide extra spots to tie-down cargo.
Stylish design elements like the two-bar chrome grille and front/rear bumpers give this vehicle an aggressive exterior appearance. Body-colored door handles and 20-inch wheels complete the sleek look. A WIFI hotspot enables you to stay connected anywhere you go as well.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 09:22AM by Darby Riales)
As the very first SUV to be inducted into the Ford Performance Lineup, the all-new 2019 Edge ST is better than ever before. Powered by a turbocharged 2.7L V6 Ecoboost engine, this compact crossover delivers a thrilling ride with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. It even comes with wireless charging for your smartphone and a dizzying array of driving aids.
A quicker response time is thanks to the revised electronic throttle and sharp braking at the start of a corner or hard turn. The Sport mode transmission provides an aggressive shift schedule that maximizes acceleration by allowing fast gear changes and rev-matching to accommodate road conditions. Intelligent AWD reduces drag by disconnecting the rear driveline, which enables the front wheels to propel the vehicle forward. For more control over steering, this five-seater has been built with a lower center of gravity.
Rolling on 20-inch aluminum wheels with glossy black-painted pockets, the Edge ST is loaded with safety systems to help prevent accidents. Co-Pilot360 includes lane-keeping, blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and so much more.
Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Edge today!
(Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 09:00AM by Darby Riales)
If you are in the market for an affordable sedan that doesn’t look cheap, consider the 2018 Ford Focus SE. Powered by a turbocharged 1.0L Ecoboost engine, this five-seater generates 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Using direct injection technology, this motor maximizes the vehicle’s overall performance by utilizing every last drop of fuel. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and FWD, it gets 31 mpg combined (27 city/38 highway).
The SE trim level may include the Appearance Package. This adds stylish 16-inch aluminum wheels with rear disc brakes and dark-painted pockets. Other attractive exterior design elements are a glossy black grille, LED signature lighting, and foglamps for optimal visibility.
This model can also be outfitted with SiriusXM Radio. You can enjoy commercial-free music, news, sports, comedy, and more with over 150 channels. The upgraded four-speaker stereo offers speed-sensitive volume control so that you don’t miss anything. A smart-charging USB port is also available to keep your mobile device fully juiced.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a new Focus today!