Blustery days, dark nights, and miles slick with snow - winter has come to Washington. Now every journey demands your full attention, with the weather undermining each turn of the steering wheel. It’s a struggle to keep your car centered on the road.
Ford wants to offer some relief.
This is why it’s paired the 2019 Escape with class-leading safety - affording Kirkland drivers the intuitive (and automated) support they need to battle winter weather.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2019 Escape delivers class-leading technology. Bi-xenon headlamps anchor the front, cutting through even the darkest of days; while the side-view mirrors boast integrated puddle lamps to improve visibility. A rearview camera affords high-definition support, utilizing real-time streaming and color-coded gridlines to guide drivers as they reverse; and a tire pressure monitoring system notes every fluctuation, ensuring that compromised air levels are immediately detected.
What truly makes the 2019 Escape a favorite of the NHTSA, however, is its torque vectoring technology. This feature seamlessly adjusts traction ratios, allowing the wheels to remain balanced on changing inclines and slick terrains. Gyroscopic sensors monitor both positioning and steerage angles, instantly correcting trajectory as needed to assure precise control.
This is a five-star option for every Washington family.
Want to learn more about the new Ford Escape? Visit our dealership today to request further specs and financing information.
With the introduction of the 2019 Explorer Platinum Ford embraces its Go Further philosophy - offering Mill Creek drivers segment-leading capability. Let this SUV lead you on endless adventures, with its 3.5L EcoBoost engine delivering the all-terrain strength needed to conquer Washington’s toughest trails.
Ford has tailored the new Explorer Platinum for backroad fun. Beneath its hood sits a turbocharged V6, which generates up to 365 HP and 350 lb.ft of torque. Direct-injection technology maximizes performance, while a six-speed automatic SelectShift transmission affords nimble responses. Mechanical buckets improve valve sequencing, and the cast aluminum design assures durability (even as the redline soars to 5,500 RPMs).
This promotes dynamic handling on Washington roads - with the 2019 Explorer Platinum pitting its Intelligent 4WD against sharp curves and sudden hills alike. To further impress, this engine suite is bolstered by exclusive Terrain Management Technology, which allows drivers to seamlessly control the power-band and select unique shift-on-the-fly settings: Normal, Mud, Sand, and Grass/Gravel/Snow. Adjust the V6’s output with the press of a button, instantly controlling torque ratios and upshift capabilities.
The 2019 Explorer Platinum is ready to dominate any challenge. To request a test-drive in this Ford SUV contact our team today.
Enhance the sport coupe experience. With the arrival of the 2019 Mustang Ford offers more than mere power (though its available 480 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque will still delight). Instead the Big Blue Oval brings superior styling to Renton, fusing its top-selling platform with the Premium Plus Package.
Discover a new kind of show-pony. The 2019 Mustang now provides exclusive interior options, with its Premium Plus Package elevating every mile. Slide inside the four-passenger cabin and discover luxury materials - with color-accented leather wrapped around both the seats and door inserts. Plush knee bolsters boast contrast stitching, while the center console features a soft-touch lid. The steering wheel offers aluminum inserts and heated technology; and the instrument panel has been punctuated with bursts of Linked Graphite metal, assuring a sophisticated effect.
Ford then pairs these options with innovative tech. The Premium Plus Package boasts memory features, allowing drivers to automatically adjust their seats, side-view mirrors, and ambient lighting foot-wells. With a press of button the perfect positions can be achieved, and this transforms the pony-car experience.
Curious about the 2019 Mustang and its Premium Plus Package? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this suite - and don’t hesitate to schedule a test-drive in one of our available EcoBoost or GT models.
Don’t let the numbers frighten you. Despite its all-terrain dimensions - 244-inches in length, 86-inches in width, and 79-inches in height - the 2019 F-150 Limited proves a showroom stunner. Ford fuses every tow hook, fender flare, and BoxLink accessory with dynamic style, allowing Tacoma drivers to stay trendy on the trail.
According to CNBC, the new F-150 Limited offers far more than 10-speed precision. It also injects high-style into every Washington mile. A satin-finished grille anchors the front, flanked by a metallic surround and silver inserts; while quad-beam headlamps complement the strong sweep of the fenders. Wheel-lip moldings draw attention to the rugged all-season tires, and power-deployable running boards help to emphasize the truck’s aggressive form. Chrome door handles punctate the sides; and LED mirror-mounted spotlights assure a sporty effect.
Variety is the spice of automotive life - which is why Ford has paired the 2019 F-150 Limited with 13 exclusive color options. Choose from Ruby Red, Silver Spruce, Velocity Blue, and more to create a custom look in Tacoma.
The new F-150 Limited proves ready to impress. To learn more about this F-150 model (including further specs and financing information) contact our team today.
It’s an expectation of power - with Seattle drivers certain that the 2019 Edge ST will yield the full-throttle performance they crave. Their faith is well deserved. After all, this crossover promises class-shattering capability, generating up to 335 HP and 380 lb.-ft of torque; and none can deny its 0 to 60 blitz of 5.6 seconds.
None can also deny, however, its exceptional comfort - with Ford fusing this platform with both the space and luxury Seattle drivers deserve.
Slide into the 2019 Edge ST and discover a passenger-centric design. The cavernous cabin - which provides ample headroom (40.2-inches, 40.3-inches) and legroom (42.6-inches, 40.6-inches) - can accommodate five riders with ease. 113.9 cu.-ft of cargo volume assures effortless storage, while the high curve of the roofline is accented by an available Panoramic Vista glass panel. Dual-zone automatic temperature controls adapt to Washington’s ever-changing weather demands, and leather-trimmed cushions promote comfort on even the roughest trails.
To further impress, the new Edge ST allows Seattle drivers to customize their seating experiences - blending 10-way power adjusters with integrated heating functions. Adjust each chair to a precise position and temperature with the press of a button.
The 2019 Edge ST elevates the track experience. To learn more about this Ford crossover - or to schedule a test-drive in one of our available models - contact us today.
In our previous post, we spoke on how Ford is helping to improve the quality of life domestically. However, the company is also making its impact abroad, too. The Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, and the Bill Ford Better World Challenge are funding World Vision South Africa’s upcoming water generation project.
The Better World Challenge gives employees and non-profit organizations (NPOs) across the globe the chance to handle crucial concerns in their communities, whether related to mobility, shelter, or food and water. Accordingly, as the winner of the 2018 Bill Ford Better World Challenge, World Vision South Africa has been using its $200,000 grant to respond to the drought that’s deeply impacting the Eastern Cape. Since then, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering have provided an additional $130,000 in funding. The money is now being used to acquire a Watergen water-from-air solution that will be utilized to extract clean drinking water from the air in an energy-efficient way.
"The Eastern Cape has been severely impacted by drought in recent years, and the poorest communities are the hardest hit. Accordingly, the project will primarily focus on assisting schools, clinics and Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), as well as households where the need is greatest," says Chikondi Phiri, Officer in Charge, World Vision South Africa.
Ford’s big on philanthropy and that’s never been more clear. This week, it was announced that as part of its Celebrating Culture and Community Grants Program, the Big Blue Oval company has awarded $250,000 this year alone to bolster nonprofit projects in the neighborhoods that surround Michigan Central Station. Specifically, the grants are part of Ford’s renovation of the 105-year-old Michigan Central Station train depot, which itself will act as a mobility and innovation hub in the city. All told, the company will invest $2 million total over the next four years to support nonprofit projects to benefit community residents.
“We want to thank everyone who submitted creative and thoughtful ideas for celebrating the vibrant culture of our neighborhoods,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “With help from the community, we determined these four proposals represent a diversity of talent and topics. We look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in the neighborhoods surrounding Michigan Central Station for years to come.”
Click here to see the full list of grant recipients in this round. Each recipient is expected to finish their project in 2020; the train station is slated to be fully renovated by 2022.
As Peter Rander, President of Argo AI (now owned by Ford) writes in his Medium blog post, Ford has now expanded testing of their upcoming self-driving vehicle technology, encompassing five total cities—Miami, Washington D.C., Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Moreover, their new third-generation test vehicle—based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid—brings new equipment to further elevate the technology.
The third-generation machines offer a new sensor suite with cameras and radar sets that sport higher dynamic range and better resolution. Due to these improvements in conjunction with more advanced software, the autonomous machine can now see farther ahead and more easily classify objects. Further, there’s a wholly new computer system onboard that boasts both greater processing power and enhanced thermal management systems, the latter of which reduce heat and noise inside the cabin.
Just as impressive as the above is the fact that the third-generation vehicle now provides redundant braking and steering systems that can maintain appropriate motion control even if one of the units fails. Impressive stuff!
Ford gets it—long trips can be rough, as can daily commutes. That’s why the team at the Big Blue Oval has banded together to ensure that the seats in the new 2020 Ford Explorer are the best yet for ride comfort.
The new seats have been crafted by Ford’s global seating team, including Mike Kolich. Mike’s Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and overall obsession with seat comfort has led to him being dubbed “Dr. Derriere”—and it shows in the design of the Explorer’s new cushions. They meet more than 100 engineering metrics for optimal comfort, supply support for a wider range of body types than ever before, and include a new ventilation feature as well as eight and 10-way power-adjustable front-row functionality.
“Road trips can be largely defined by how comfortable people are – and when you get down to it, how comfortable our seats allow them to be,” said Kolich. “As engineers, we’re thrilled with this new seat, but really it’s what our customers say and think that matters.”
Notably, the Explorer ST and Platinum trims also come with a multi-contour system that boasts sophisticated massage patterns.
(Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:36AM by Danielle Smyth)
At its May 9, 2019, shareholder meeting, Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed a hybrid Bronco is in the works and will be available in 2020, two years after it was first announced. Whether the first hybrid Bronco is the small, Escape-based off-roader known affectionately as the “baby Bronco” or the full-size version is still up in the air.
Recently filed Ford trademark applications have requested both the Scout and Bronco Scout names—one could be for the off-roader, which is being designed to take on the Jeep Renegade.
The new full-size Bronco will have to compete with the Jeep Wrangler’s removable hardtop and doors, and it will do that with doors that can be stored in the trunk and mirrors mounted to the A-pillars—you’ll still have mirrors when the doors are off. The new Bronco’s EcoBoost engine should have at least 325 horsepower.
So we’re afraid you’re just going to have to wait a while longer for the Bronco family. But if you’d like to stop by Sound Ford just outside Seattle, Washington, to talk about what we’ve got to offer when it comes to off-roading options, we’d love to take you for a test ride in one of our new or pre-owned vehicles like the 2019 Ford Escape SE. You’re sure to be impressed!