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The latest Ford News in the Pacific Northwest.
Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
Travel on, adventurers. Travel on! With the release of the 2018 Expedition, Ford is offering a new way to explore the back-roads - delivering best-in-class towing capabilities and superior power.


According to Kelley Blue Book, Ford recently offered its 2018 Expedition to SAE International (the automotive industry’s leading independent authority, setting strict third-party benchmarks and certifying platform specs). After a series of exhaustive tests - in which the SUV was pitted against unique environments and payload demands - a tow rating was revealed: 9,300 pounds!

This should impress every Seattle driver, with the new Expedition promising exceptional power. Bolstered by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine - along with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an advanced Terrain Management System - this platform can accommodate every load. This makes it an ideal addition to the highway, providing seamless cargo solutions; and the potential for 365 HP further enhances each mile, ensuring segment-leading results.

No longer struggle with heavy hauls. Allow the 2018 Expedition to instead simplify every journey, with its high-strength aluminum body tailored for all off-road equipment, luggage, and more. No model offers greater payload performance.

For further information about the Expedition - as well as other Ford SUVs - contact our dealership today.

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.
Can perfection be improved? Ford is certainly willing to try - connecting Seattle drivers to a new pony experience. The 2018 Mustang is coming!



US News reports that the Big Blue Oval is no longer content with what’s resting in its V6 stables. Instead it wants to create a new breed of performance - fusing the 2018 Mustang will a series of upgrades, including:

Transmission Options: this platform will feature both a six-speed manual and a ten-speed automatic transmission. Both will utilize a revised flywheel, as well as paddle shifters, to improve fiction and allow for smooth accelerations.

Engine Choices: a 2.3L EcoBoost will now serve as the base powertrain for the Mustang, replacing the previous V6. Additionally, a 5.0L V8 will also be available to provide direct-injection capability.

Suspension Enhancements: Ford will improve all cornering through an optional MagneRide damper system. This will ensure crisp handling, with integrated shock absorbers and sport-tuned axles adapting to all environmental changes.

With every mile the 2018 Mustang should delight Seattle drivers - offering them a new generation of power, speed, and precision. Open the gates and let this pony run.

To learn more about the upcoming Mustang contact us today!
Customize your off-road experience - with Ford introducing a bevy of heavy-duty options for the new year. The 2018 F-150 will embrace the Go Further philosophy, delivering cargo management solutions for work or play.


According to Equipment World, Ford’s latest F-Series platform will prove unstoppable with every mile. Within its extended bed discover optional: LED work lights, ensuring more efficient nighttime hauling; an integrated tailgate step, allowing for easier payload access; stowable ramps, creating a streamlined loading process; and the BoxLink system, which blends cast-zinc tie-down cleats with a class-exclusive shiftable interface. Through this, Seattle drivers can redefine their pick-ups, adapting to all storage needs with ease.

The value of any truck extends beyond the bed, however. Instead towing capabilities are essential - and Ford ensures that consumers can quickly connect with every trailer. Dynamic Assistance is now standard on the 2018 F-150. This system (which pairs guided sensor technology with integrated gridline panel displays) allows users to effortlessly navigate every road. Attach the receiver to any hitch ball, utilizing a high-definition real-time feed to chart a seamless path. Hauling has never been so simple.

With the impending release of the 2018 F-150, Ford is transforming Seattle’s heavy-duty market - and we can’t wait to see this truck in action. To learn more contact us today!
Is this the future of utility? Along the Michigan streets critics and drivers have gathered - trying to catch a glimpse of the 2019 Ford Explorer. They’re peeking around every corner, and they have their cameras poised for a picture-perfect reveal.

They won’t have to wait long.



According to Auto World News, the 2019 Explorer has made its debut. This platform was recently spotted darting from highway to highway, delivering a bold new style. The wheelbase has been extended to ensure a rally-profile; while the grille features a more prominent crosshair insert, emphasizing the widened fenders and industry-leading headlamps. Camouflage was draped across the entire frame - but keen-eyed critics were able to decipher the use of aluminum paneling. This should provide superior efficiency, reducing overall weight and yielding greater mileage outputs (no official specs have yet been released).

To further impress SUV fans, the 2019 Explorer also offered a throaty rumble on the road - suggesting an enhanced powertrain. The possibility of a 3.5L V6 proves very high, and EcoBoost technology is anticipated to strengthen the FWD.

No production date has been provided for the new Explorer - but, with the prototype already finding its way onto the U.S. streets, we know that Ford is gearing up for a major campaign. Expect to see it soon.

To learn more about this and other SUVs contact us today.
Uncertainty looms beyond Seattle - with steady straightaways slowly turning treacherous, replaced by back-road inclines and coastal trails. The miles demand much from adventurers and SUVs alike; and this is why the 2017 Ford Escape proves to be the perfect traveling companion, delivering award-winning safety with every push of the pedal.


According to U.S. News, the 2017 Escape promises both protection and prevention on the Washington byways. A comprehensive suite of safety technologies - including electronic stability control, lane departure warnings, and dual side-curtain airbags - anchors this SUV, garnering acclaim from the nation’s leading industry authorities:

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Overall Rating: 4 Stars - Highest Score.
Moderate Overlap Responses: Good.
Side Impact Responses: Good.
Rear Crash Responses: Good.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Overall Rating: 5 Stars - Highest Score.
Frontal Crash Responses: Superior.
Side Crash Responses: Superior.
Rollover Responses: Good.

The results are undeniable - with the 2017 Escape leaving the critics impressed. This utility platform connects drivers to the collision technologies they crave, helping to both negate and lessen every impact. No longer fear the miles ahead. Embrace them instead.

Want to sample the 2017 Escape’s collection of safety features? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this and other Ford SUVs.

The present and the past will soon collide in Seattle. In 1967 Ford introduced drivers to the Mustang Shelby Super Snake - a GT500 platform that crushed every mile, with its 427 FE powertrain delivering a then-staggering 170 MPH. Fifty years have passed since this fastback ruled the circuit.

Now it’s time for a new era of performance.



According to The Drive, Ford will soon premier its 2017 Shelby Super Snake - a pony-powerhouse that will shake the highway. Prepare for class-shattering capability, with a supercharged V8 engine yielding up to 750 HP. A coil-over suspension will pair spindle controls with fully-adjustable links, creating a fluid chassis; while 16-inch frontal rotors will promise precise stoppage on every terrain.

To the further delight of Seattle speed-fans, the new Super Snake will also boast an elongated frame - with 4-inches added to the rear track. This will create a profile that is both aggressive and aerodynamic, with the arched wheel-wells more efficiently diverting air. This will reduce resistance and allow the platform to sail from 0 to 60 in a mere 3.5 seconds.

Prepare for the next-generation of exhilaration.

To learn more about the 2017 Shelby Super Snake - as well as other Mustang platforms - contact us today.
The brand new F-150's fenders and chamfered nose are only a couple of the enticing features that make their debut in Ford's latest model. The truck is already making waves, although its introduction isn't until later this year.

At its core, reliability
 and capability - two traits that epitomize the F-Series brand in general - are king for the 2018 F-150.

“Form and function 
matters to Ford truck customers,” Gordon Platto, a Ford truck designer, said. “...Ford trucks need to be purpose-built for work and instill confidence among those who use them.” Watch more below:


In our previous article, we touched upon some of the front- and profile-view features that stand out; the rear side, though, is not something to overlook. Mirroring the other end, it sports a billet-milled treatment around the tailgate and fenders for enhanced illumination; however, nameplates to go with given trucks' trim levels replace the F-150 badge. Elements like that serve to upgrade the buying experience. After all, the customers are truly right at the end of the day.

“When we are designing F-150, we really look at the truck through the eyes of our customers,” Sean Tant, Ford truck studio's design manager, said.

Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
Want the insider's scoop on what to expect for the 2018 F-150? Keep reading - and then visit our team at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive the current model for yourself.

At a glance, the all-new truck's exterior is impressive in itself. A billet-milled body sets the F-150 apart from previous models, while a horizontal twin-bar grille highlights its width, muscularity and power. The grille is also illuminated by LED C-clamp headlamps, a feature that is only one of many Blue Oval innovations.

“F-150 needs to look solid, confident and capable,” Sean Tant, Ford's truck studio design manager, said. “All design elements need to have individual as well as collective strength. We wanted to continue with the billet-milled style introduced in 2015 while visually making the truck look wide and planted.” Watch more below:



A side view, though, brings to mind visual recognition of other trucks from the F-Series. Front door drop-downs, tire proportions and wheel openings hint at borrowed elements, while traditional frame-mounted bumpers and limited fascias allude to customers' consistent desire for genuine and practical vehicles.

The details don't stop there. Stay tuned to learn more about the F-150!
After two days of harsh off-road conditions and on-road handling, the 2017 F-150 Raptor came out on top, scoring the highest truck honors in the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Mudfest.

The awards weren't handed out lightly; nearly thirty members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington, tested the contenders to determine which deserved accolades. In total, 27 crossover and sport utility vehicles participated in the Mudfest in premium compact, family, pickups, premium, compact and extreme capability segments. With its 3.5L V6 engine, 450 horsepower and 8,000-pound towing capacity, it's no surprise that the Raptor performed as well as it did.

“The pickups category was extremely tough this year,” Tuan Huynh, the event chair of the NWAPA Mudfest, Northwest Automotive Press Association, said. “Ford F-150 Raptor won the hearts of our members for its prowess both on-road and off over two days of rigorous testing.” Watch more in the video below!



This win is one of many the Raptor's picked up this year; recently, it was dubbed Pickup Truck of the Year by FOUR WHEELER and Best Pickup for 2017 by Cars.com.

The F-150 Raptor and its more classic sibling are available for you to test-drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Stop on by!