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2017 ford mustang for sale seattle washingtonDon't idle too long - race on down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to find the best new or used Ford Mustang sports coupe for you. The selection of ponies on our lot offers the style, speed and power drivers across America crave, reaching horsepower number up to 435 and clocking in at 18 city/27 highway mpg.

2017's Mustang, in particular, brings some extra oomph to the table. It's highlighted by an 
integral link independent rear suspension that helps cut down on body roll and identify blips on the road, resulting in a significantly more responsive ride and greater handling accuracy. The pony also sports two times the amount of anti-squat and close to ten times the amount of anti-lift compared to its predecessor, ensuring greater pitch control regardless of acceleration and braking intensity.

Expect a hybrid version of the Mustang to trot onto lots as well, beginning in 2020. Starting in North America, the hybrid will provide V8 power and an upgraded level of 
low-end torque in addition to its energy-conserving qualities.

But for now, test-drive and discover the Ford Mustang that's right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
2017 ford mustang gt for sale seattle washingtonForget about the need for speed - do you strive to feel alive when you drive? Head down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today to test-drive our selection of 2017 Ford GT Mustangs, which bring the heat with a 5.0-liter V8 engine and 400 lb-ft of torque. The slick sports coupe is sure to turn heads, whether you buy new or used. 

The pony also packs some of the punch of its similarly named sibling, the all-new Ford GT, but is better equipped for the everyday driver. The latest model of the high-performance Ford GT highlights five modes for optimal performance, giving the 647 horsepower, carbon fiber supercar even more bells and whistles than before.

Ford's five modes for the GT are normal, wet, sport, track, and V-Max. 
“We focused on simplifying the experience,” Derek Bier, the manager of Ford GT, said. “Optimizing this car for just about any situation was critical, because ensuring owners always enjoy driving it was a top priority.”

Stay tuned to learn more about what makes the GT's modes stand out, and stop by Sound Ford to find your new Mustang GT in Seattle, Washington today!
2017 Ford Mustang for sale seattle washingtonThe latest addition to Ford's SYNC 3 technology, which makes its debut in the Mustang, puts the Blue Oval on the 'write' track to appeal to Chinese consumers on a whole new level.

Courtesy of engineers from Ford's Research and Engineering Center in Nanjing, the SYNC 3's touch screen now has the capability to interpret the country's traditional handwriting system. With taps and swipes of one's finger, a driver can write out Mandarin characters to provide navigation directions and more. It's certainly an upgrade from before, when inputting Chinese characters via touch screen was only possible by tediously typing in pinyin (phonetic spellings of Chinese words using the alphabet) and selecting the correct characters out of all the possible pronunciations.

Since the Mustang is Ford's top-selling sports coupe in China, it was a fitting option to pilot the new innovation. 


“The Chinese version of SYNC 3 is far more than just a translation of a global technology,” Fisher Xu, the SYNC Supervisor for Ford Asia Pacific, said. “It’s really been localized to respond to a Chinese driver’s needs with a local point of view, from the voice commands that understand our accents and our habits, to the way we structure our statements. For instance, when you talk to a friend in China and they ask where you are, they’re really looking for a building name or a point of interest, not a street number. That’s probably different to other parts of the world, and SYNC 3 is smart enough to know this local preference, seamlessly.”

Stay tuned to learn more about Ford's newest technology, and visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive our selection of Mustangs today!

2017 ford mustang for sale seattle washingtonConsumers in China are in for a treat with Ford's updated SYNC 3 technology, which makes writing commands via touch screen a breeze. The innovation, initially introduced in the Mustang, notably increases efficiency for drivers in China - a rapidly growing market for the Blue Oval.

Given that Mandarin characters have their nuances, the process to simplify touch screen input wasn't a walk in the park. But the payoff is worth the effort. The new multi-modal handwriting feature enables users to write characters by hand, immediately recognizing each character stroke in real-time and translating it into a typeface. Automatic association technology was the real MVP behind Ford's technology, making it possible for the system to accurately interpret any number of writing habits and styles.

And when a driver or front-seat passenger is in a rush, the technology doesn't falter. SYNC 3 is able to read Chinese characters even when they're scribbled in angles of up to 15 degrees. Details like this are what take the upgrade from good to great - Ford's engineers truly kept the consumer in mind when crafting the feature. Of course, the technology wouldn't be complete if it was only restricted to written commands. Using enhanced voice recognition technology, SYNC 3 is also able to recognize Mandarin Chinese voice commands.

Interested in the new Mustang and all it has to offer? Luckily, you don't need to book a flight to China. Simply drop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to check out the ponies on our lot today.


The Blue Oval's reboot of the short film "C’etait un Rendez-Vous" may only be nine minutes in length, but it features technological advances that were created out of decades of innovation. To celebrate the original clip's 40th anniversary, Ford's reboot is aptly named "Re-Rendez-Vous;" in addition to starring an all-new Mustang - complete with a 5.0-litre V8 fastback - the film also incorporates 360 views and virtual reality technology. Watch the video below to see for yourself:


The endeavor's payoff was worth the extra effort, but certainly came with its challenges. Notably, recreating the main components of the car's route in the film was difficult, since many of the roads used in the original film have long since become obsolete or have disappeared altogether. Despite the obstacles, the video is sure to delight viewers.

Learn more about the all-new Mustang at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
2017 Ford Mustang for sale seattle washingtonThe overwhelming desire to drop everything and go after one's beloved is timeless. But the means of doing so have changed over the decades - from on foot to horse, from early-model automobiles to the variety of vehicles that zip through the streets today. Paying homage to the perpetuating, classic virtues of romance as well as the forward-looking cars of the future, Ford recently gave the short film “C’était un Rendez-Vous” a reboot for the present day.

In the original film from 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch shot a lover's daring drive through the streets of Paris in a white Mustang. The Blue Oval's reboot, titled "Re-Rendez-Vous," puts the spotlight on the new Ford Mustang
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Stay tuned to learn how Ford incorporated innovative elements into the making of "Re-Rendez-Vous," and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle Washington to test-drive the Mustangs on our lot today.
2017 Ford MustangYou can find the word ‘stall’ in ‘stallion,’ but the wordplay contradicts reality. Rather than worrying about stalling on the streets, drivers of the all-new Ford Mustang will find themselves more concerned with the irresistible temptation to fly down the road. The sports coupe’s high-powered engines, manual transmission and other elements give the Mustang the horsepower necessary for and conducive to a thrill-ridden driving experience.

At its core, the Mustang is built for speed. Available for every model are new shock absorbers, a new rear suspension cross-axis 
joint and ground-breaking stabilizer bars, all of which contribute to better ride control and more efficient handling. Customization is also a key component of the new Mustang; with the Performance Package, MagneRide damper technology takes the optimization for handling and ride control up a notch.

Of course, no praise of a 
sports car’s speed capacity would be complete without a dedicated mention of its engine offerings. The new Mustang incorporates a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which lives up to its reputation for strong performance advantages – especially in comparison to the outgoing 3.7-liter V6 engine. Keeping torque in mind, Ford’s designers also incorporated transient overboost technology specifically calibrated for the Mustang to support wide-open throttle acceleration. Drivers interested in the 5.0-liter V8 engine will also be piqued by the direct injection and fuel injection upgrades for the Mustang, which give it increased fuel efficiency, high-rpm power and more. A revamped manual transmission and new 10-speed automatic transmission also lend hands to improving the overall efficiency of the vehicle.

Visit Sound Ford in
 Seattle, Washington to learn more about the new Mustang, and keep an eye out for a detailed overview of the Mustang’s notable, eye-catching design attributes.
Ford is broadening its outreach to customers - and potential Ford converts - with the debut of its FordHub interactive brand experience studio. The all-new promotion helps cement Ford's status as both an auto and a mobility company. 

Located in New York's Westfield World Trade Center, the FordHub is crafted to demonstrate Ford's pioneering vision for the future. Visitors will find inspiration through the Hub's innovative platform, which promotes imagination and interaction with the technology.

“Ford was founded on the promise of providing affordable transportation solutions to millions of customers, and this commitment still drives us today,” Stephen Odell, Ford's executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service, said. “As we expand our business to be both an auto and mobility company, we’re using new experiences like FordHub and our first Super Bowl ad that talks about the future to explain what we mean when we say ‘We Go Further so you can.’” Learn more in the video below:



Through the FordHub, participants will also glean a more refined idea of how Ford plans to reconcile mounting mobility challenges. A world map shows the harmonization of autonomous and electric vehicles, ride-sharing and more; a mobility app also displays traffic information in real-time for commuters. A 'Last Mile Challenge' also allows guests to balance on wobbleboards and explore a futuristic world, utilizing more modes of transportation than most people would ever fathom, while the 'Mustang in Manhattan' activity integrates virtual reality headshots to 'construct' a Ford Mustang on top of the Empire State Building.

With its brand new innovation, Ford's team strives to provide an outlet that can be updated with new programs and used to collaborate with other visionaries. Find out more about the FordHub at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!

2017 Ford Shelby GT350 MustangKelley Blue Book (kbb.com) recently gave out its award for Best Resale Value to the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang. The accolade specifically pertains to high-performance cars, which made the GT350 a shoo-in. With its 5.2-liter V8 engine with 526 horsepower, as well as an 8,250-rpm redline, the GT350 blows other cars in its category out of the water and blows past them on the streets with ease.

The Best Resale Value awards specifically acknowledge vehicles that maintain reputable, projected retained values for the duration of the standard five-year ownership period, based on trajectories from the 
Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide.

The Shelby GT350's high resale value is dominantly due to the exclusivity of its V8 engine. However, it also earns its larger resale price tag with help from its cockpit-adjustable MagneRide damping system, differential cooler and transmission cooler, all of which come standard with the vehicle. The GT350 also stands out with its carbon fiber wheels and assertive suspension tuning; those features, coupled with extreme aerodynamics, give it an intimidating presence on the race track.

Whether you dream of taking the Shelby GT350 to the road or admiring it from the sidelines, visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to learn more and test-drive the Mustangs on our lot today.
2018 Ford MustangRolling out of the shadows for its grand debut, the all-new Ford Mustang convertible recently kicked off its nationwide tour. America's best-selling sports car will be traveling across state lines and visiting over 50 regional auto shows, building anticipation to precede its appearance on lots in North America in fall 2017. 

The new Mustang is Ford's most advanced to date. The best-selling sports coupe shines with its array of upgrades, which includes new design and technology to offer more enhanced driver customization. Owners will have the options of three new paint colors, a dozen distinguishable wheel choices and even a unique digital instrument cluster. Overall vehicle performance gets a facelift as well, thanks to 
MagneRide™ suspension technology and more powerful engines.

A new front and rear design also give the Mustang an athletic aesthetic and improved aerodynamics, while a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and 5.0-liter V8 upgrade couple up with a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission to give the sports car greater performance. Additionally, MagneRide suspension ensures easier handling and an optional active valve exhaust offers total auditory control for the leaner, sleeker Mustang. Topping off the list of notable features is the suite of advanced technology, which includes a new 12-inch, all-digital instrument cluster and Pre-Collision driver-assist functions.

Before the new Mustang hits dealerships nationwide, test-drive our current selection of Ford stallions at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.


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