Owning a sports car is good. One that bears the insignia of a popular brand is better. But driving around in the most popular coupe in the world is a qualifier only Ford Mustang owners can claim. Watch more below!
According to a Ford analysis of IHS Markit new registration data in the sports car category, the Mustang is truly the most popular coupe, thanks to growth around the globe in 2016. The increase broadened its sales lead with over 150,000 ponies sold; internationally, market growth went up 101 percent. Sleek features and sheer power will continue to define the sports car going into 2018, off the heels of a successful year. Fans of the coupe will notice a heightened athletic look and an all-new front and rear design. It will also feature upgraded technologies like a 12-inch all-digital instrument panel, as well as an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, active valve performance exhaust system and MagneRide™ damping system.
“The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” Mark Schaller, Ford Mustang's marketing manager, said. “We continue to make it available in new markets, and drivers in those markets continue to respond with resounding approval.” Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
Looking for a fleet vehicle that is truly worth its weight in gold (or any currency)? Take your pick from seven of Ford Motor Company's cars, trucks and vans. The spectacular seven recently won Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2017, which acknowledge vehicles that offer fleet customers ownership at the lowest, most optimal costs.
The seven winners that don the Blue Oval logo are veterans to the award, having taken them home in years past. They include:
Ford F-150 XL: full-size half-ton pickup winner (five times)
Ford F-250 Super Duty XL: full-size three-quarter-ton pickup winner (two times)
Ford Transit Connect XLT: small commercial passenger van winner (five times)
Ford Transit 150 XL low-roof van: full-size half-ton passenger van winner (three times)
Watch the F-Series in action below:
The Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards are handed out based on eight primary criteria: depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity costs and maintenance. Their winning titles mean that the aforementioned Ford vehicles boast the lowest lifecycle expenditures across 28 ownership and mileage scenarios. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
Not sure which truck is the right fit for you? The Ford F-150 is a classic for a reason. It's reliable, durable and can haul quite a load without slowing you down. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, we have a 2017 Ford F-150 XL on the lot right now with your name on it. Why wait to pick up this perennial pickup?
Not to mention, it's award-winning, too. The 2017 Ford F-150 recently earned a Top Green Vehicle Award from AAA Green Car Guide, taking top honors for best-in-class gas fuel economy for the pickup category. The 4x2, in particular, stands out with its 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6, which provides 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Watch the 2017 F-150 in action in Ford's recent video below!
Such an award is notable, given the continuously rising interest in fuel-efficient vehicles that is defining modern times. According to a surveyfrom AAA, 70 percent of U.S. drivers consider fuel efficiency a major purchase factor.
Your tough, capable and fuel-efficient 2017 Ford F-150 is hot on the lot at Sound Ford. Come by and take it home today!
Need a truck that can tow heavy? Set your sights on one from the Ford F-Series. The award-winning truck brand, available at Sound Ford, features a lineup that's adept for any number of towing scenarios, no matter how unconventional. Class-leading features like Trailer Reverse Guidance and a 360-degree camera system with trailer view - exclusive to the brand - make it a standout option.
Petite Retreats, a company providing unique accommodations, took those features to heart when they selected the F-Series as the truck of choice to tow the latest tiny houses in their selection. The houses will be towed across the nation using a 2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 F-250 Super Duty.
Todd Eckert, Ford's truck group marketing manager, believes that the respective trucks are perfect for the nationwide tour. “With Super Duty’s best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 32,500 pounds of towing, plus F-150 with its segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission mated to an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that helps deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated gas fuel efficiency, F-Series trucks own towing,” he said. And it's a good thing, since the two Petite Retreats are over 9,000 and 12,000 pounds.
Even if your daily drives don't require you to hit the gas pedal hard, you'll still enjoy cruising around in any of the Mustangs on the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Our selection of new and used vehicles include a variety of ponies for every driver - and as of late, the Shelby® GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustangs are confirmed for showrooms nationwide.
According to a recent Ford statement, both Mustangs will be available for 2018; they'll parallel the current 2017 versions, although three new colors will be included in the selection: Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray. Watch more in the video below!
Standard to the 2018 models will be a 5.2-liter V8 FPC engine, putting forth 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft of torque; engine oil, transmission and differential coolers will be available as well. The Shelbys will also feature a no-compromise braking system, sporting 15.5-inch two-piece front rotors. Rounding out the highlights are six-piston Brembo® calipers and a MagneRide™ damping system.
For more technically minded drivers, the Blue Oval is also offering an Electronics Package for both models. The package includes SYNC® 3, voice-activated navigation and a nine-speaker audio system.
Don't hesitate to test-drive the Mustangs on our lot - visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
When it comes to car shopping, you'd be hard-pressed to find a driver who doesn't value safety. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, we offer a variety of new and used SUVs that are engineered to keep your loved ones safe. The 2018 Ford Explorer, in particular, boasts an all-new Safe and Smart Package that fuses high-demand driver-assist features. The best part? The features are available for a great value.
The Explorer's spotlighted package includes the following and much more:
A combination of brake support, adaptive cruise control and collision warning that detects vehicles in motion via radar; it can change the car's cruising speed if need be.
Blind Spot Information System, which also engages a radar to alert drivers when another motorist drifts into their blind spot.
Cross-traffic alert, a radar-based feature that helps alert drivers to oncoming traffic as they back out of a parking space.
Windshield wipers that can sense the presence of rain.
Although the all-new Explorer doesn't debut until fall 2017, you can get a feel for the vehicle by test-driving any of the Explorers at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Check back soon for more information on the 2018 Explorer!
Functionality and reliability are king, but aesthetic isn't something to disregard when it comes to buying a new or used car. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, we offer a variety of vehicles that are crafted for purpose and style. The 2018 Ford Explorer, which arrives on lots later this year, is a prime example.
With the all-new Explorer, drivers can select between five different series that feature a trio of engines, including a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder that boasts 280 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Looking for an SUV more along the lines of the Explorer Sport or Platinum? They're decked out with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that highlights new quad exhaust tips. The engine puts out 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm.
Power also manifests itself in the options for personalization. The 2018 Explorer comes with four new exterior color choices – Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat, Cinnamon Glaze, Platinum Dune Tricoat and Blue Metallic. The SUV comes with five variants of wheel choices, too.
Hear that? It's a Ford SUV, calling your name from the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Come down to the lot and buy or lease one today - according to new statistics, you won't be the only one. Enhanced active park assist, which utilizes ultrasonic sensors, and electric power-assisted steering are only a couple of the standout features that make the newest Ford Explorer an SUV to watch, putting the SUV class as a whole on the up-and-up amongst buyers.
According to Ford, the SUV segment is anticipated to grow by over 45 percent of the non-premium U.S. retail auto industry in the next five to seven years, especially amongst millennials and baby boomers. By that time, the Blue Oval will have rolled out five brand new SUVs to its domestic lineup.
Although the 2018 Explorer isn't part of that debut, it's sure to dazzle even after its time in the spotlight. The SUV sports upgraded front and rear styling embellishments, more options all around and advanced technology, which includes an available 4G embedded modem that can support up to 10 devices simultaneously.
Don't wait until they're all sold out. Claim your Ford SUV at Sound Ford today!
Take a drive to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to bring home a new or used Ford F-150 Raptor today. The purpose-built Raptor is crafted with performance upgrades and all-new technology that overshadow its predecessor and make it stand out amongst other trucks in its class. For that reason, the all-new Raptor was recently named "Pickup Truck of the Year" in the 2017 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence awards.
According to Popular Mechanics' editors, the 2017 F-150 Raptor was the "vehicle that transcends the competition" after a yearlong evaluation, one that compared it across every class of trucks. Thanks to its purpose-built design, the Raptor shines with its high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and its six-mode Terrain Management System™. The cherry on top? Its military-grade, aluminum-alloy body shaves 500 pounds off of its total weight, compared to the previous model. Watch more in the video below:
“The Raptor is to a standard F-150 what Bruce Banner is to the Incredible Hulk," Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics automotive editor, said. "You can do 60 mph across terrain that would have most trucks smashing their oil pans at 30.”
Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
The Blue Oval's F-Series trucks are on the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and ready to go. Come by and find the perfect new or used truck for you today - from F-150 classics to Super Duty behemoths, you can't go wrong with the Series. For that reason, Kelley Blue Book recently awarded the Ford F-Series its 2017 Brand Image award for the fourth consecutive year.
KBB Brand Image Award recipients are based on annual perception data aggregated from new-car buyers. The Ford F-150 truck, in particular, skewed the Blue Book judges' favor with its best-in-class towing, purpose-built cab, state-of-the-art technology, payload capacity and more. Watch more below!
“Superior product lineups and compelling marketing communications from automakers continue to influence consumer opinion, driving interest in particular brands, and, most importantly, positively affecting vehicle consideration,” Rick Wainschel, the vice president of customer analytics and insights for Kelley Blue Book, said. Ford's truck group marketing manager, Tom Eckert, also added that the recognition is indicative of the brand's dedication to providing what customers truly need and want: strong, capable and smart trucks.
Bring home your next Ford F-Series truck from Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!