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!
Wondering which Ford vehicle is the perfect fit for your lifestyle? The company's report of its first quarter revenue was just released, reinforcing the staying power of the Ford F-150 and Super Duty in tandem. Watch more below!
As stated in the report, revenue for the first quarter of 2017 was up 4 percent year over year; big contributors to that increase were customers eager to optimize their F-150 and Super Duty trucks for the road and beyond. Overall, average transaction prices domestically climbed up $1,971 since last year, proving that drivers across the nation appreciate both large and smaller trucks, so long as they're high-quality and able to lift heavy. On top of that, international business is also turning a profit. North America, Europe and Asia Pacific sales all performed strongly in the first quarter.
With the debut of the all-new Ford Ranger confirmed for 2019 and the new F-150 slated to go on sale this fall, the Blue Oval's truck performance in the first quarter is only a mere indicator of the success that lies on the horizon. Stay tuned to learn more, and visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive one of the revered trucks on our lot 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.
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!
Why settle for good when you can go home with great? Come by Sound ford in Seattle, Washington and drive off the lot with a new or used Ford F-150. The 2017 F-150, a towing powerhouse with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, recently took home Gold Hitch awards from The Fast Lane Truck, an online magazine for truck enthusiasts.
The awards acknowledge trucks that excel in high-altitude towing and performance testing, conquering the roads in Colorado and Utah to best other competitors in what The Fast Lane Truck calls the "world's toughest towing contest." Trucks of all shapes and sizes contest for the prizes, but the 2017 F-150 came out on top thanks to its top-of-the-line technologies and towing capabilities. The truck's second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 also gave it an edge, while tow/haul mode and trailer braking made descending down steep grades a breeze.
"The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best towing half-ton truck this year,” Andre Smirnov, an editor for TFLtruck.com, said, adding that its features "elevated the F-150 above all others.”
Bring home an award-winning F-150 of your own from Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
When you stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, you can drive off the lot in a multi-award-winning truck - without breaking the bank. Whether you buy new or used, the 2017 Ford F-150's reliability makes it timeless, while its upgraded features make it perfect for the modern driver. Case in point: the 2017 F-150 was just honored by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) with its Greener Choice award. The Greener Choices list reviews top widely available petroleum-fueled vehicles with automatic transmissions, identifying practical options in each vehicle class.
Notably, the F-150 was the sole full-sized truck on the council's Greener Choices list to receive the award.Its Green Score of 39 ranked the truck 12th overall in the ACEEE's Greener Choices for 2017 list. Specifically, the truck in judging was a F-150 4x2 with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which meets LEV-III ULEV70/Tier 2 Bin 4 on unleaded gasoline. It was rated by the EPA at 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway and 22 MPG combined, sealing its status as achieving all best-in-class gas fuel economy ratings.
Further validating the long-term popularity and reliability of the Ford F-150, J.D. Powers recently awarded the F-150 its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award. The award highlighting excellence amongst other large, light duty pickups. On top of that, Ford also took home J.D. Powers' second most-improved brand award in its Vehicle Dependability Study.
The truck's newest award piggybacks on its January milestone, when it became the nation's best-selling truck for 40 years running, as well as the best-selling vehicle for 35 years. Since 1977, the Blue Oval has sold over 26 million F-Series trucks. The ongoing success is primarily attributable to the F-150's dependability, toughness and capability, according to Ford's research.
There are plenty of F-150 trucks available on the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington - stop by and take a spin today!
If its reigning status as America's best-selling truck for 40 years running - and as the nation's best-selling vehicle for 35 - isn't enough to convince those who doubt the Ford F-150's capability and power, the influx of accolades that have made recent headlines on auto websites should be. Adding to the F-150's award list as of late is Edmunds, which recently dubbed the F-150 the Most Wanted Full-Size Truck.
The Edmunds Most Wanted award gives recognition where it's due to vehicles that are the hottest in their segment, an accolade determined by factors such as sales, editorial expertise, time spent on dealer lots, awareness and more.
“In the highly competitive full-size truck category, the Ford F-150 stood out, besting the competition with leading sales and shopper consideration,” Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds executive director of industry analysis, said in a Ford statement. “An Edmunds Most Wanted award gives shoppers confidence and assurance that the F-150 is a smart choice.”
Given its high standing amongst other trucks, it's obvious that Ford values continuous innovation when it comes to the F-Series family. Find out more and test-drive our selection of trucks at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.
You can't spell 'Ford' or 'first' without the letter 'F,' so it makes sense that the automaker's most revered truck - and the recent first-prize winner of the 2017 Autobytel Buyer's Choice Full-Size Truck award - is the F-150. The beloved truck snagged the aforementioned accolade, as well as Autobytel's top award for Choice Truck of the Year.
The Choice Truck of the Year award carries particular significance; it means that the greatest number of truck buyers shopped and submitted dealer contracts for F-150s on Autobytel.com, compared to other passenger trucks in the auto industry. With its new title, Ford is setting the bar high - the Buyer's Choice Award is new to Autobytel, covering 17 vehicle subcategories. According to a statement released by Ford, each category winner reflects "leadership in both Autobytel.com search traffic and dealer lead generation."
The award from Autobytel is one of many recently given to an F-Series truck. Namely, Ford's F-Series was dubbed the best-selling truck nationwide for 40 years consecutively, in addition to being America's best-selling vehicle for over 35 years. Since its inaugural year in 1977, over 26 million trucks have been sold. Learn more and test-drive our selection of F-150 trucks and more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!