(Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 09:58PM by Kelsey McDonald)
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Ford since Mike Levine, the brand’s North American product communications manager, announced via Twitter that a ton of new vehicles will be debuted this year; such as the Explorer, Escape, Mustang GT500, and much more!
One of the models we’re particularly excited about is the F-Series Super Duty which will be unveiled at either the Chicago or New York International Auto Show. The updated truck is rumored to be undergoing some special changes to its mechanics, for example, the V10 engine might be replaced by a new 7.0-liter V8 with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In the meantime, you can get a 2019 Ford F-350 Lariat. This beautiful beast will tide you over with its gorgeous cabin and top-notch features. The seats are upholstered in a premium leather trim and accented by color-coordinated floor coverings and headliner. It’s also full of gear created with your convenience in mind, like a lockable storage box under the front row for your valuables and power door locks and windows. Additionally, you get Sync 3 which is an intuitive, voice-activated technology you can use to easily connect to your smartphone and make phone calls, dictate texts, and listen to music.
Want to take one for a spin? Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
Size does matter in Seattle - with unwieldy frames demanding an excess of fuel. Their bulky weights strain engines and patience alike, forcing consumers to constantly seek out station pumps. The bigger is better philosophy proves less than budget-friendly.
This is why Ford wishes to deliver a more efficient highway experience - by shedding crucial pounds from its 2017 Super Duty.
As US News reports, the 2017 Super Duty offers a trim new look for winter. Boasting slim aluminum panels, this truck has reduced its overall weight by 350 pounds. While this number seems (at first glance) to be less than impressive, Ford reminds drivers that the loss ensures maximum performance. No longer is the V8 engine burdened by bulky steel components and cast-iron coverings. Instead the entire chassis has been streamlined, providing more effective power distribution.
By reducing its heft - and simultaneously extending its wheelbase to 164.2-inches - the 2017 Super Duty proves ready for every challenge. Its new svelte profile promises increased performance, allowing the engine to achieve up to 400 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque (a feat that was once impossible when the truck offered a traditional steel construction).
Less truly is more!
For further information about the 2017 Super Duty contact our team today.
Bigger sometimes truly is better - as the 2018 Super Duty proves. This is no meek platform, trying to please both the half-ton and crossover markets. Instead this is a full-throttle beast, capable of shattering records and the competition in equal measure.
Prepare for a new kind of pick-up.
According to Seeking Alpha, Ford has redefined its Super Duty - fusing it with class-leading specs. Beneath the hood sits a 6.7L V8 diesel engine, promising 450 HP and 935 lb.-ft of torque (a 10% increase from 2016). High-strength steel shapes the fully-boxed frame, while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission delivers crisp responses. The enhanced twin I-beam axles can accommodate every incline, offering coil-spring support with each mile; and power steering proves deft with every load.
These elements allow the 2018 Super Duty to impress on the highways and backroads alike, yielding the segment’s highest towing ratios:
The hill stretches toward forever - a dizzying incline that leaves your breaths short and your knuckles white. You edge toward it, already feeling the grind of gears beneath you. Your truck isn’t ready for this new terrain, and its protests can be heard with every press of the pedal. It won’t make it.
Washington’s roadways prove all too fickle - which is why Ford has launched the 2017 F-250 Super Duty. This powerful pick-up effortlessly adapts to every mile, delivering seamless shifting and best-in-class performance. Discover the value of ESOF.
The Drive reports that Ford has redefined the Super Duty, fusing it with ESOF (Electronic-Shift-on-the-Fly) functionality. This system optimizes all-terrain travel, allowing the truck to quickly transition to 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD Hi ratios. Instantly sensing new conditions, the F-250 can engage its rear differential, change gears, and adjust torque distribution as needed. This ensures a smooth ride over even the roughest roads.
It also maximizes performance. ESOF technology promotes fluidity, sparing drivers the constant struggle of gear selection. Through this, speeds can be maintained - eliminating the stop-and-start rhythm that too often devours fuel. This ensures superior economy, with the F-250 earning a class-leading 15 MPGs on the highway.
ESOF proves a perfect option for drivers on-the-go in Seattle. To learn more about how this system impacts the Super Duty’s capabilities contact us today.
Shadows lurk on the open road - disguising rough miles and hiding obstacles. They stretch across Washington, forcing drivers to remain vigilantly squinty-eyed. With the release of the 2017 Ford Super Duty, however, relief can be found.
According to the Green Bay Press, Ford emphasizes the need for safe passage. This is why it’s anchored its 2017 Super Duty with a suite of innovative features - each meant to spare drivers the frustration (and the potential pain) of an accident. Throughout the cabin dual-stage frontal, seat-mounted side-impact, and curtain airbags deliver protection. Electronic traction control ensures precise cornering; all-wheel anti-lock disc brakes promise immediate stoppage; and a tire monitoring system provides real-time warnings of tread failure or low air pressure.
This all combines with Ford’s signature AdvanceTrac technology - which prevents over-steerage and delivers controlled torque distribution through its automated stability sensors. This helps to maintain optimal driving conditions and promotes a balanced ride in all environments. Through this, the risk of sudden skids is eliminated.
The 2017 Super Duty proves an ideal option for Seattle families, adventurers, and laborers alike. To learn more about this Ford pick-up (as well as its many safety options) contact us today.
The payload proves heavy - a collection of timber and tools, all stacked neatly in a cargo bed. You’ve embraced the DIY philosophy, craving the feel of a hammer in your hand and the smell of paint in the air. A home transformation will soon occur... if your truck can handle the haul. You stare dubiously at the sagging rear and feel a surge of doubt. This will be a long, long ride.
Ford seeks to shorten it - connecting Seattle drivers to the 2017 F-250 Super Duty. With this pick-up, all projects can be achieved. There’s no load too heavy and no trailering demand too great.
According to Forbes, the new F-250 proves a powerhouse on the road. Anchored by a 6.7L diesel V8, this platform delivers 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission promises effortless all-terrain control, while the elongated body (21-feet) pairs aluminum paneling with high-strength steel framing. These elements combine to create an unstoppable pick-up, yielding 15,000 pounds of conventional towing and 4,400 pounds of payloads!
Through this, the 2017 Super Duty can easily adapt to every need - with its crew cab configuration offering maximum value with every mile. Build on, Seattle renovators and restorators. Build on!
The roads beyond Seattle offer adventure - leading drivers down the Pacific coast and toward distant horizons. There are states to explore and experiences to have; and the 2018 Ford F-550 Super Duty will now fulfill the Go Further promise.
According to Ford Authority, this F-Series pick-up has been transformed into a recreational powerhouse - courtesy of a partnership with EarthRoamer, an aftermarket company. The F-550 has become the XL-LTS, a 90-gallon super diesel that can travel across every highway. Prepare for a new generation of RV capability:
Performance: the XL-LTS boasts a 6.7L PowerStroke engine, allowing it to generate 330 HP and 750 lb.-ft of torque. Through the use of a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and a turbocharger, it can also haul up to 10,000 pounds.
Sustainability: to embrace off-the-grid living, the F-550 has been fitted with a 12,000-watt solar battery and a 90-gallon water tank.
Drive Range: this platform yields a staggering 990 miles per full tank, providing best-in-class travel capabilities.
The partnership between EarthRoamer and Ford has redefined the RV market - enabling drivers to seek out the roughest roads and longest miles. To learn more about the XL-LTS (as well as other Super Duty models) contact us today.
Thanks for dropping by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, where we have the best selection of new and used trucks available on our lot to lease and buy. On the hunt for a truck that brings the heat and heft? Look no further than the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty - in particular, the F-250 Super Duty XL 4x2. Its 6.2-liter flex-fuel V8 engine, paired with a six-speed SelectShift-G automatic transmission, helped propel the F-250 to the top of PickupTrucks.com's ranking in its recent three-quarter-ton work truck challenge.
The F-250 left contenders from Nissan, Ram and Chevrolet in the dust during the challenge, taking the lead with ease for challenge categories like 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration, maximum horsepower, 60-0 braking and measured fuel economy. Editors from PickupTrucks.com also noted its “numerous large and small storage spaces, top-notch acceleration and braking feel, more bed tie-downs and lighting features than the others.”
If you're shopping for a truck in Bellevue, Renton or Seattle, Washington, put Sound Ford on the top of your list and test-drive the Super Duty trucks on our lot today!
They say there's safety in numbers. With the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2, the number five - which represents the truck's crash star rating - holds especially true. Thanks to the Blue Oval's expert engineering, the F-250 recently earned the notable rating; five stars is the government's highest score possible. The accolade reinforces the F-250's reputation within the Super Duty family as the most capable, smart and tough truck yet.
Not feeling starry-eyed about the F-250 just yet? Consider that the 2017 F-Series Super Duty stands alone as the only heavy-duty pickup truck to claim ownership of the highest safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With its sturdy design, innovative materials and top-of-the-line safety features, the 2017 model also picked up five-star overall vehicle scores in the agency's New Car Assessment Program and for frontal driver crash tests. It also maintained its five-star ratings for both the front and rear. Catch a SEMA preview of the F-250 in the video below:
Contrary to assumption, the Super Duty's superiority against potential road threats isn't due to a weight advantage. In fact, Ford improved the Super Duty's performance by enabling up to 350 pounds of weight savings, thanks to high-strength aluminum alloy that's incorporated in the box and body. The material decreases weight without sacrificing effectiveness; if anything, it improves the truck's protective capacity.
There's no need to 'weight' - come by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and take a spin in the Super Duty trucks currently available.
No job is too big for the 2017 Ford Super Duty, a truck capable of handling jobs ranging from forestry to manufacturing and beyond. Drivers in heavy-duty industries can rest assured knowing that the Super Duty is best in class with regard to towing and hauling; muscles aside, it offers a plethora of smart driver-assist features for safety and efficiency on the road as well.
Although the standard Super Duty is more than sufficient for most towing needs, Ford also offers the opportunity for truck enthusiasts to customize pickups and chassis cabs; this special option guarantees that there is a Ford-friendly solution for every hauling or towing demand. In efforts to validate this claim, the Blue Oval recently let a handful of real-world truck drivers put it to the test, designing their idealized pickups and chassis cabs with all the configurations, engines, smart technology features and more.
Stacey Nelson, a senior fleet manager at Black Hills Energy in South Dakota, was one of the lucky drivers. For her driving needs - she oversees a fleet of 3,200 trucks - durability and value were key components she considered when building her dream Ford F-250 Super Duty. She selected the roomy SuperCab model with 4x4 and added extra features to emphasize comfort in challenging terrain and environmental conditions, such as a medium-duty battery and a rear wheel well liner.
“The weight Ford saved and reinvested into strengthening the Super Duty frame should result in a truck that lasts longer and is more durable,” Nelson said in a statement released by Ford. “A more durable truck translates into lower costs for us – which we can pass on to our customers.”
For Jack Mills, the owner of Pum Contracting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he wanted a truck with heavy hauling capacity that could still maneuver well. Due to the range of projects he manages, such as building bridges and culverts, moving large loads efficiently is essential.
“My trucks are always loaded to capacity with the crew, their tools and equipment for any situation that might develop at a job site that could be as far as 300 miles from home base,” Mills shared in the same release. “Plus, they always are towing a trailer or piece of equipment.” To make his vision a reality, Mills picked a F-350 XL work truck with 4,340 pounds of payload capacity and a towing capacity of 18,000 pounds. The latter number confirms the Ford Super Duty as the top choice among fleets in the heavy-duty construction industry, given its market share of 48 percent.
And over in Rochester, New York, Tim Pope crafted a F-350 Super Duty that is fully equipped to serve the needs of Terry Tree Service, of which he is the CEO. The truck notably features factory-installed amber LED warning strobe lights for the fleet, which serves the residential tree care, commercial land clearing, storm disaster reclamation and wood resource recovery projects that Pope oversees.
“We need the 11,400-pound GVWR rating to transport tools and equipment for our job sites, and we chose the transfer case and fuel tank skid plates for our off-road, right-of-way work,” Pope says in the same release. Thanks to the variety of features that Ford offers for its Super Duty trucks and beyond, it's no wonder that Ford Super Duty is the top pickup choice among fleets in the forestry industry.
Learn more and see how you can customize your own Super Duty at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.