It’s a crash of metal and glass - with a side-view mirror catching suddenly against a door, leaving a long line across the aluminum. You slam on the brake but it’s far too late. The damage has been done. A miscalculation has left you (and the poor soul parked next to you) in need of costly repairs. You let your forehead fall to the steering wheel and sigh.
Ford is all too familiar with this scenario - which is why it’s paired the 2017 F-150 Raptor with advanced driver-assistance technology, helping to eliminate those unexpected collisions. The Keep Out Zone system has arrived.
According to Forbes, Ford has reinvented parking. With the introduction of its Keep Out Zone option, it enables drivers to quickly determine whether spaces can accommodate their F-Series platforms. Bolstered by a 360-degree high-definition camera, this function scans the surrounding area and gauges height, width, and length. It then compares those dimensions to those of the 2017 Raptor and determines whether a reversal should be attempted:
Should a space prove too narrow, yellow gridlines will warn of impending collisions (either with surrounding cars or the curb).
Should a space prove adequately sized, the 2017 F-150 Raptor will then utilize sensors to automatically guide drivers inside.
With this, F-Series fans can avoid those unfortunate accidents. Parking is finally simple in Seattle.
To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor contact us today!
It’s been an agonizing series of months - with F-Series fans scrounging for the slightest hint of specs, trying to decipher cryptic critic clues. Official details for the 2018 F-150 have proven scarce, and this has left drivers struggling to fill the heavy-duty void.
Never fear, Seattle! Sound Ford Renton is pleased to announce that the full engine suite for the new F-150 has been revealed.
According to Equipment World, Ford will pair the 2018 F-150 with five new engine options - allowing drivers to customize their trailering needs:
With each engine option comes a promise of best-in-class power - with Ford enhancing all outputs through a new 10-speed automatic transmission and its innovative aluminum paneling (which eliminates more than 700 pounds from the chassis to enhance both economy and performance). Fluid handling now combines with pure torque.
Want to experience custom performance? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 F-150’s many available engines.
In a whirl of exhaust the 2018 Mustang will soon make its Seattle debut - roaring down the streets in a perfect pirouette. Embrace line-lock technology!
According to The Detroit News, Ford is redefining pony power. The 2018 Mustang - which should arrive by the late fall - will introduce drivers to the standardized line-lock, an electronic system that automatically disengages the front brakes. This allows all torque to rush to the rear, propelling the car into a burn-out. Generate up to 15 seconds of spin-time, leaving tire marks and smoke behind.
With the inclusion of line-lock technology, Ford enables drivers to experience the thrill of the track - without having to leave the safety of the suburbs. This controlled function maximizes every rev (whether cycled from the 2.3L EcoBoost or the 5.0L V8) and delivers pure fun.
Are you excited?
The Sound Ford team certainly is - which is why we’re already clearing space for the 2018 Mustang. We’ll be ready for this pony powerhouse.
To learn more about the new line-lock system contact us today - and don’t forget to schedule a test-drive in our extensive Mustang inventory!
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.
It’s a struggle of timing and turns - with you twisting a steering wheel again and again, needing to align your vehicle and your trailer. You fail, reverse, try once more; and the pattern becomes depressingly familiar.
Ford wishes to break this towing cycle - introducing drivers instead to the ease of its Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. The 2018 Expedition will soon receive an upgrade!
According to the New York Daily News, Ford will pair its signature SUV with advanced towing technology. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist (a feature originally found only on the F-Series) will enable drivers to more efficiently navigate - utilizing gridline tutorials and dozens of sensors to chart out reversals. It allows for seamless hitch-and-ball alignments; and it eliminates steerage frustration, with real-time data streamed to a high-definition LCD touchscreen. Simply follow the pixel path to success.
With the inclusion of Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the 2018 Expedition should prove a perfect addition to every adventure. This SUV - with its 9,300-pound towing capacity and Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive - will accommodate every off-road toy with ease; and consumers will waste no more time trying to master connector pins.
What could be better?
To learn more about the 2018 Expedition and its new trailer tech contact us today.
The commute proves tedious - an endless stretch of traffic and dull scenery, looped together through a series of interstate demands. Every day is the same and every mile is a chore. With the release of the 2017 Fusion Sport, however, Ford can offer Seattle drivers some (much-deserved) relief.
Shed every sedan expectation. This mid-size platform delivers exceptional performance, with AutoWeek highlighting its newly revised drivetrain. Ford has rebuilt the Fusion, pairing it with a higher suspension spring rate and anti-roll bars. This promotes a balanced ride on Washington’s sharp curves. The wide 19-inch wheels provide superior traction; a stiff undercarriage ensures precision; and the inclusion of continuously controlled dampers allows for improved torque distribution.
Through this, the 2017 Fusion Sport can achieve 325 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque - with its 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine purring along the Seattle streets. This is a peerless sedan, blending economical styling with bold performance.
No longer settle for dull. Pair your daily commute instead with a punch of Ford power!
To learn more about the 2017 Sport visit our dealership today. We’ll gladly connect you to our available Fusion models, as well as provide financing aid.
Old-school performance will soon pair with new-school style. The 2018 Mustang is revving toward Seattle - and with it comes a promise of fastback design.
The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Ford has redefined its signature pony-car. Though this platform still boasts its beloved 2.3L EcoBoost engine and magnetic damping system, its fascia has been transformed - with the brand emphasizing an aggressive aesthetic. The sloped hood delivers bullet-like precision; LED headlamps pair with projector high-beams; and the enlarged intake vents ensure a rally effect. Available features (including a quad-tip exhaust and a performance spoiler) energize the Mustang’s profile.
Craving a bold look on the highway? Ford now allows Seattle drivers to customize their cars, delivering new paint colors (including Orange Fury, Royal Crimson, and Kona Blue) and racing stripes. Tailor the exterior to pony perfection.
With the impending release of the 2018 Mustang (it should arrive to dealerships by the late fall), Ford is revitalizing the fastback market - offering a platform that yields quick speeds, smooth handling, and undeniable design.
Curious about the Mustang’s fascia options? Visit Sound Ford Renton today for further information about available appearance packages, as well as specs, financing, and more.
Along the Pacific Coast mountains stand - shadowed bits of stone and sand, looming always in the distance. They beg to be conquered... and the 2018 Fiesta Evo is willing to try.
According to The Drive, Ford has unveiled its latest hot hatch - a compact option that proves the most unlikely of hill-climbers. The Evo is engineered for inclines, with its 1.3L three-cylinder motor growling out 650 HP and 590 lb.-ft of torque. While its lean body (it weighs a mere 2,100 pounds) and aggressive styling seems more suited to the track, this Fiesta variant recently stunned critics by earning a top position at the Engine Car Swap. This event challenges drivers to overcome Europe's highest peaks.
The 2018 Fiesta Evo passed that challenge with flying (chrome) colors.
The success of Ford’s petite powerhouse abroad has led many to wonder whether it will make its way across the pond - and we’re excited to report that it will! The Drive confirms that the Evo will soon participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, which will prove its value stateside. This should inspire considerable consumer interest and expedite production.
Are you as excited as we are?
To learn more about the 2018 Fiesta Evo contact us today!
It’s a rumbling sound - with the 2017 Focus RS revving down the Washington highway, leaving a trail of chrome-colored smoke in its wake. This is no mere hatchback. This is instead the future of performance, with Ford emphasizing power with every mile.
According to New Atlas, the 2017 Focus RS is a beastly platform. Bolstered by a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, this hot hatch revs to 350 HP. It pairs twin-scroll performance with a high-tensile cast iron design, optimizing every revolution; and its FWD system ensures precise handling, intuitively distributing the 450 lb.-ft of torque as needed to eliminate under-steerage. This pairs with custom drive modes (including Drift and Sport) to allow for seamless track-to-pavement transitions.
With the release of its new RS, Ford is offering drivers the chance to experience pure exhilaration - introducing them to electric line-lock capabilities and launch control tech. Roar down the lane with the press of a button, pushing the sport-tuned suspension to the limits. This platform is a speedster’s delight.
Want to test it out? Come to Sound Ford Renton today to learn more about the 2017 Focus RS (as well as our other hot hatch options).
It’s a long stretch of road - cobbled together with weeds and fallen branches, the gravel turned to dust. Dragging a trailer across it will prove no simple task, especially with your pick-up already gasping for power. It can’t conquer the incline; it can’t rev through the muck; and it gives a threatening whine as you press the pedal, shuddering beneath the weight of a load.
Seattle drivers, endure this no more. Choose a 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty instead!
With the release of the 2017 F-450 Super Duty, Ford delivers exceptional power. According to Car and Driver, this pick-up features a turbocharged 32-valve V8 diesel engine - blending pushrod inter-cooling and direct-fuel injection to maximize performance. Rev up to 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque, taking advantage of the six-speed automatic transmission for seamless shifting. The 176-inch wheelbase is ruggedly designed, boasting a maximum tow rating of 21,000 pounds; and the 15-inch brake rotors allow for superior stoppage.
With this, the new F-450 can effortlessly haul every load - transitioning from the Seattle streets to the Washington backroads. 19.5-inch tires pummel the pavement, while the active steering system provides quick handling along those sudden turns. This is the ultimate pick-up option.
Want to test it for yourself? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2017 F-450 Super Duty!