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The latest Ford News in the Pacific Northwest.
Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
With the release of the 2018 Edge Ford sheds the less is more convention - delivering a bevy of engine options to the Sumner market. No longer will drivers endure limited performance selections. Instead variety will dominate.


According to AutoGuide, the 2018 Edge boasts a dynamic engine suite - with drivers able to customize their power needs. Choose from three distinct options (each of which is tailored for specific performance ratios).

Everyday Capability

The base-level engine for the Edge is a spirited 2.0L four-cylinder. It yields 245 HP and 275 lb.-ft of torque to ensure steady power. The inclusion of EcoBoost technology, however, brands this option ideal for the budget-conscious - with 21 MPGs in the city and 29 MPGs on the highway achieved. No longer waste time (or dollars) at the pump.

Off-Road Performance

For those craving all-terrain thrills Ford recommends its second-level engine - a robust 3.6L V6. This promises 280 HP and 250 lb.-ft of torque, and it enables the Edge to achieve superior towing (with up to 2,000 pounds of conventional trailering available and a payload capacity of 1,145 pounds).

High Speeds

To maximize every mile choose the Edge’s third-tier engine. The 2.7L V6 generates 315 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque, utilizing twin-scroll technology to optimize the power-band and raise the redline (5,550 RPM). This delivers a 0 to 60 run of 5.6 seconds and a quarter-mile blitz of 14.2 seconds.

The 2018 Edge enables drivers to take control of their performance needs. To learn more about this SUV contact our team today!
On the Ford shelf sits a series of trophies - all polished to a high shine, each promising exceptional performance. The 2018 Expedition has garnered countless awards, with critics and consumers alike celebrating its redesigned powertrain and ample eight-passenger frame. Recognitions have come from across the market.

None are more valued, however, than the recent five-star rating bestowed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).



As Torque News explains, the 2018 Expedition has secured a bevy of awards - but Ford considers the Top Pick status from the NHTSA to be the most important. The Big Blue Oval was recently pitted against a slew of simulations, with its crossover experiencing frontal, rear, and side collisions. The impact of each crash was carefully measured at multiple speeds (including: 0 to 20 MPH, 40 to 60 MPH, and 60 to 80 MPH) to assess potential concerns with both the framework and the integrated technologies.

No concerns were found.

The new Expedition earned five stars from the NHTSA - with the organization praising both its reinforced chassis (military-grade aluminum-alloy was used to ensure improved strength, and the center of gravity was lowered by two inches to enhance stability and reduce body-roll) and advanced tech. Pre-collision assistance utilizes precise sensors to assess the surrounding environment, quickly identifying potential concerns and reducing speed to provide drivers with better response times. Automatic high-beams engage when visibility lessens, while cross-traffic alerts promote superior blind-spot monitoring through their wide lenses. Pedestrian detection capabilities further enhance performance, delivering radar scans and real-time notifications of approaching obstacles.

The 2018 Expedition was the only full-size SUV to receive a five-star rating - and we’re not surprised. To learn more about this platform contact our team today!

Enhance the off-road experience. While the 2018 Escape S delivers dynamic performance - blending a 2.5L engine with a spirited FWD - drivers may want to expand their spec sheets beyond the standard. This is why Ford delivers the SE to Kirkland, fusing its beloved crossover with a series of next-gen upgrades.


As CNET explains, the 2018 Escape SE is ready to impress. It trades the base-level 2.5L engine for a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder, pushing its performance ratios from 168 HP to 179 HP. The FWD is replaced with a rugged all-wheel option, ensuring smooth handling on the toughest terrains; while the standard LED tail-lights are joined by high-definition fog lamps to promote precise illumination. To further improve every driver experience, this model also boasts a suite of advanced safety features - including pre-collision braking (which automatically engages the ABS system when an obstacle is detected), blind-spot monitoring (which utilizes wide-lens mirrors and intuitive sensors to scan all surrounding angles), and lane-keeping assistance (which stabilizes trajectory and speed, maintaining optimal vehicle positioning on the highway).

The 2018 Escape SE elevates every mile, ensuring superior backroad adventures. Take advantage of its ample features - such as dual-zone climate controls and leather seating - this summer.

Want to learn more about the new Escape? Contact our dealership today for further spec details!

Conquering the circuit is no easy feat. It demands a beastly engine, a sport-tuned suspension, and… strong-walled tires. Trying to tame the twists and turns of the track will prove impossible with frayed interlocks and fragile rubber.

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Ford has elevated its 2018 Mustang GT from highway cruiser to fastback champion - fusing it with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.



According to Automobile Magazine, the new GT boasts a track-ready stance - resting on four 350/30 R19 tires. Measuring 19-inches x 10.5-inches in the front and 19-inches x 11-inches in the rear, these options promise superior traction. Their wide interlocks grip the pavement, while their reinforced sidewalls can endure every 4-second 0 to 60 run. Aluminum rims deliver sturdy bases, while the six-spoke designs promote enhanced aerodynamics (slicing through the air with greater precision to reduce drag).

The 2018 Mustang delivers extraordinary power - with its 5.0L V8 engine generating 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. The necessity of sport-rated tires, therefore, proves undeniable. These Michelin options (which feature specially-treated summer-rated rubber) can endure every rev.

Want to test their limits? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the new Mustang and its track capabilities.
June has just begun - but already Tacoma critics are surrounding themselves with calendars and clocks, determined not to miss a single second. They’re counting down the days until August.

Why such interest in this faraway month? The Sound Ford team thinks we have the answer.

According to TFL Truck, Ford is readying its assembly plants for the arrival of the 2019 Ranger - and August 13th will serve as the official ordering day. Washington drivers will be allowed to examine every spec sheet, deciphering horsepower and torque ratios as they create the ultimate compact platforms. Mere months separate the market from class-leading performance.



We can’t fault local critics for obsessing over every instant. They’re just as anxious as we are to see the 2019 Ranger in action - wanting to sample its 2.3L EcoBoost inline-four engine (which will, reportedly, offer up to 350 HP) and 10-speed automatic transmission. The inclusion of magnetic dampers promises a smooth ride, bolstering the two-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains; while all-terrain tires will sail through every mile with ease. Skid plates will line the undercarriage, protecting the suspension against debris; and an exclusive Grass/Gravel mode will deliver precise torque distribution and enhanced traction on the backroads.

The 2019 Ranger will prove perfect for every adventure - and drivers (and critics) have mere months to wait before the ordering process can begin. To learn more about this pick-up contact our team today.

Sanity is measured in inches. This is the truth you’ve learned - with a confined cabin and a miniscule cargo bay wreaking havoc on your patience. You can’t bear another day cloistered in that too-tiny car.... and neither can your family.

Ford understands - which is why it’s fused the 2018 Explorer with ample space.



As Kelley Blue Book explains, the new Explorer proves a balm for the weary. Within its expansive seven-passenger cabin waits a bevy of space to sprawl in:

First Row Head Room: 41.4 inches.
First Row Leg Room: 42.9 inches.

Second Row Head Room: 40.6 inches.
Second Row Leg Room: 39.5 inches

Third Row Head Room 37.8 inches.
Third Row Leg Room: 33.3 inches.

The massive cabin - which boasts a 112.5-inch wheelbase - delivers superior comfort, blending split-folding leather seats with plush soft-touch materials. The 151.7 cu.-ft of passenger volume ensures premium space for Auburn families, while the massive rear bay boasts 81.7 cu.-ft of storage (easily accommodating every off-road toy). According to Kelley Blue Book, these numbers leave the Explorer’s competition in the dust - with even the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee unable to keep pace.

Want to experience the true value of space? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the new Explorer!
What is the limit of perfection? With the release of the 2018 Mustang GT Ford wishes to find out - fusing this already best-in-class pony with a Level 2 Performance Pack. Prepare, Renton, for a circuit experience like no other.


As the NY Daily News explains, the 2018 Mustang GT has been paired with a Performance Pack. This advanced suite (dubbed Level 2 by Ford)  promises staggering capability - pushing the 5.0L V8 engine beyond all expectations. Anchoring the platform are 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (an upgrade from the standard 18-inch rims) and 305/30R19 Michelin Pilot Sport tires (these boast wider interlocks than the base 235/50R18 Pirelli options and lower the overall stance to improve aerodynamics). Electric power steering yields a deft ride; while a CPU-tuned electronic stability control system provides superior cornering, utilizing gyroscopic technology to maintain optimum balance. Enlarged front splitters pair with a rear spoiler to decrease friction; and magnetic damping delivers precise responses from the suspension, allowing the pony to smoothly respond to every straightaway.

This all pairs with 15-inch Brembo brake rotors - which ably support the engine, smoothly decelerating from each 460 HP rev. Drivers will never feel overwhelmed by the GT’s power.

With the introduction of the Level 2 Performance Pack Ford unleashes a true track beast on Washington - and we can’t wait to slip behind the wheel. To learn more about this platform contact our team today!

With the release of the 2018 Expedition Platinum MAX Ford redefines the crossover market - introducing drivers to sleek styling and dynamic detailing. This is no ordinary platform. Instead it’s a boldly designed family-hauler that shatters all expectations.


As CNBC explains the Platinum MAX proves unforgettable. Boasting an aggressive frame (which measures 222-inches long, 84-inches wide, and 76-inches high), this crossover demands attention. Body-colored bumpers cling to the fascia, emphasizing the sleek curve of the fenders; while an aluminum grille delivers a chic satin finish. Roof-rails showcase the body’s sharp rise, and a center-mounted stop-lamp yields a brilliant burst of light. At the rear the hands-free lift-gate provides tinted glass, while LED tail-lights flank the sides.

All of this is complemented by power-deployable running boards - which line the panels and deliver stainless steel accents. These are polished to a high shine and catch the light from every angle.

The 2018 Expedition Platinum MAX has been painstakingly tailored for the modern market; and Burien drivers will find themselves enchanted by its bold new design.

To learn more about this Ford crossover - or to schedule a test-drive in one of our current models - contact our team today.
Variety is no longer a luxury within the crossover market. It’s instead the cornerstone upon which decisions lay - with drivers seeking custom performance options and bespoke power. The one-size-fits-all philosophy simply won’t suffice.

Ford agrees - which is why it’s paired the 2018 Explorer with a dynamic engine suite.



According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2018 Explorer delivers superior power - allowing drivers to choose the right engines for their off-roading needs. Unlike its competitors (which include the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Armada), this crossover offers custom performance through:

Standard Engine: 3.5L V6
Horsepower: 290
Torque: 255 lb.-ft.

Secondary Engine: 2.3L Inline Four
Horsepower: 280
Torque: 319 lb.-ft.

Secondary Engine: 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6.
Horsepower: 365
Torque: 350 lb.-ft.

Each Explorer engine yields superior capability - enabling drivers to define their experiences. The standard powerpoint proves best for everyday adventures, emphasizing a steady performance-band; while the inline-four option promotes economy (expect up to 19 MPGs in the city and 27 MPGs on the highway). The twin-turbo strength of the V6 brands it ideal for all-terrain fun, with its towering redline (5,500 RPM) easily accommodating each mile.

Want to see which engine is right for you? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Explorer!

The sport coupe market has just received a V8 upgrade - with Ford unveiling its 2018 Mustang GT to Kirkland. This platform promises class-leading power with every mile, boasting a newly tuned engine that will decimate the competition.

Get ready for the ultimate pony ride.



According the Road and Track, the 2018 Mustang GT dominates every rev - with its 5.0L V8 yielding 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. This leaves all competitors in the dust, including its 2017 predecessor (which generated only 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque). The redline has been raised to 7,500 RPM to ensure sport-tuned thrills.

How did Ford achieve such a powerful output? It carefully calibrated the GT’s engine, fusing it with a series of advanced technologies to increase intake levels and optimize fuel. Direct and port injection systems combine to precisely balance resource distribution, creating a steady performance-band; while the valves have been enlarged to promote increased air-flow. Plasma-coated cylinders move smoothly with every rev, effortlessly enduring the intense friction of the redline; and aluminum parts deliver a lightweight design to lessen overall strain. This pony was engineered to run.

Want to slip behind the wheel? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Mustang GT - including specs, financing options, and test-drive schedules.