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2017 ford f-150 raptor for sale seattle washingtonThe Ford F-150 pickup is one of the most popular trucks - new and used - flying off the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, thanks to its 3.5L EcoBoost® engine with a 10-speed transmission and a 12,200-lb. maximum tow rating. The F-150 Raptor builds upon the fundamentals of its predecessor, cutting hundreds of pounds of weight and dominating off-road terrain with its purpose-built features that can take a beating.

According to a recently released Ford statement, the Raptor will soon be available in China as well.

“The F-150 Raptor has created a lot of buzz among Chinese customers since it was revealed for the first time last year and we are extremely excited to have it arriving in our showrooms in China, ready to be delivered to customers,” Peter Fleet, the vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford Asia Pacific, said.

Even for truck owners with high standards, the second-generation Raptor delivers. For buyers in China, it'll be exported as a four-door SuperCrew model that's integrated with an advanced six-mode Terrain Management System™ that includes  Baja 1000.

Check out the F-150 trucks on our lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
The brand-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, which boasts 450 horsepower and a towing capacity of up to 8,000 pounds, is available now at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. But you can also find it on "Born to Baja," the newest FordVR story from the Blue Oval team. 

The virtual reality video puts the spotlight on the Raptor as it swerves through swirls of dust and bounds over rocky terrain over 36 hours. The route is relentless, but ultimately no match for the 2017 Raptor. Watch it in the video below:


 
“We are excited to debut this virtual reality story, a first for the all-new Raptor,” Henry Ford III, Ford Performance's Global Marketing Manager, said of the video. “’Born to Baja’ showcases the Built Ford Tough attitude that is at the heart of this performance monster. This grueling race proves once again that we have the most-capable, production off-road truck in the industry.”
 
The F-150 Raptor is on the lot today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Test-drive it today and stay tuned to learn more about the "Born to Baja" feature!

2017 ford f-150 raptor for sale seattle washingtonThe all-new Ford F-150 Raptor, available at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, clawed past the competition recently to earn the 2017 Gold Hitch best off-road truck award from The Fast Lane Truck. The online truck enthusiast magazine deemed the Raptor, which boasts up to 8,000 pounds of towing capacity and 450 horsepower, the winner after a series of tests against other trucks in Colorado and Utah - including its sibling, the 2017 Ford F-150.

The Raptor's domination on the testing course (and off the roads) is attributable to its purpose-built performance chassis, high-powered engine and adaptability to nearly any terrain.

“The 2017 Raptor is a complete package that combines a powerful engine, speed and off-road components to tackle nearly every kind of terrain, and do it in comfort,” Andre Smirnov, an editor for TFLtruck.com, said. It's no surprise, then, that The Fast Lane Truck award is the latest in a stream of wins for the Raptor, following awards from FOUR WHEELER, Cars.com, Autoguide.com and Autotrader.

Bring home an award-winning new or used F-150 of your own from Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today!
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for sale seattle washingtonNow featured in Ford's latest virtual reality video, "Born to Baja," the F-150 Raptor - available at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington - takes center stage to show off its 3.5-liter V6 engine, lightweight body and hefty towing capacity, all wrapped up in a package that can take on any terrain. 

The video, narrated by Ford brand ambassador Denis Leary, walks viewers from the Raptor assembly line to the finish line of a race in the Baja peninsula. The video alludes to the stock Raptor's completion of the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 in November 2016, which was a true test of the truck's toughness.
 
“The race’s exotic setting and exciting visual elements made it a perfect fit for our FordVR app,” Darci Gurney, the Digital Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company, said. “Our virtual reality platform allows us to tell dramatic and impactful stories, showing the surprising side of the Ford brand. ‘Born to Baja’ does just that.”
 
Download FordVR for iOS and Android devices in the United States today, and learn more about the Raptor at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
2017 ford f-150 raptor for sale seattle washingtonTruck drivers, take note: new and used Ford F-150 trucks are available at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. The F-150 Raptor, in particular, is sure to fly off of the lots even faster than usual, thanks to its recently earned "Must Test Drive" award from Autotrader.

Autotrader's accolade is one of many that the Raptor's picked up in a short span of time - the truck was named 
Truck of the Year from FOUR WHEELER, AutoGuide.com and Cars.com not long before. The recognition is aptly earned; the F-150 Raptor is purpose-built, adding to its predecessor's highlights with all-new technology and gains across the board. The Raptor also stands out with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that puts out 510 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as a six-mode Terrain Management System™. And what the Raptor gains in upgrades, it loses in weight. The truck is crafted with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that shaves off 500 pounds compared to the previous model.

There's no time like the present to buy or lease your F-150 Raptor from Sound Ford. Stop by today for a test-drive!


2017 Ford Raptor for sale seattle washingtonThird time's the charm for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, although one would argue that the first and second instances were pretty charmed as well. AutoGuide.com recently awarded the Raptor its Pickup Truck of the Year title, adding to the Raptor's Best Pickup Truck of 2017 and Pickup Truck of the Year accolades from Cars.com and Four Wheeler, respectively. 

“The 2017 Raptor is the whole package. It’s not just suspension or just appearance. Ford left no stone unturned with this purpose-built Baja runner, and it shows,” Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com's trucks editor, said in a statement.

The F-150 Raptor proved itself during testing in Barstow, California, earning high praise from Autoguide.com's judges. In particular, the truck was noted for its innovation, dollar value and overall driving experience.


Visit Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive the Raptors on our lot today!
The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is officially en route to China, where soon-to-be owners are waiting with anticipation. According to a recent Ford release, the Blue Oval just began processing shipments of the high-performance, off-road pickup - the first noted instance of any U.S.-built F-Series truck being exported to China.

Domestic and international fans of the Raptor will appreciate its strong engine, suspension and chassis, all of which enable it to dominate a wide spectrum of terrain challenges. Watch it in action in the video below:



“Ford is one of America’s top exporters, and F-150 Raptor’s appeal and unmatched off-road performance has earned the truck a loyal following around the globe,” Joe Hinrichs, For'ds president of The Americas, said in a Ford statement. “Export to China enables us to bring a new group of enthusiasts into the Ford family.”

The exported Raptor is a four-door Supercrew model, equipped with updated technologies that will appeal to forward-looking drivers. The F-150 Raptor is also characterized by its military-grade, aluminum-alloy cab, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission.

“Raptor’s unique looks and capability have generated amazing buzz at every auto show we’ve brought it to around China,” David Schoch, Ford group vice president and president for Ford Asia Pacific, said in the same release. “F-150 Raptor is another example of our commitment to offer a wide range of vehicles for customers in China – everything from SUVs to high-performance cars and trucks.”

Learn more about the Raptor at Sound Ford in Seattle Washington and test-drive the trucks on our lot!
Call it lucky number seven. Out of a vehicle field of that number, the all-new Ford Raptor recently took away the trophy and title of 2017 FOUR WHEELER Pickup Truck of the Year, adding to its growing library of accolades. Prior to that, it also scored Cars.com's Best Pickup Truck of 2017 award.

“The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the truck equivalent of an amusement park thrill ride,” Ken Brubaker, the editor of FOUR WHEELER, said in a statement. “Compared to its predecessor, which also had a very commanding stance, the new Raptor has more ground clearance and a significantly wider track that makes it look incredibly aggressive.” Watch the Raptor prove its worth in the video below:



To come out above the rest, the Raptor had to earn high points in tests that took place over the span of a week. Included in the tests were challenges related to harsh conditions, such as driving over 1,000 off-road miles through rocky roads, sand and snow. Around the Southern California area, the Raptor also took to the track for additional testing, giving a strong performance with best-in-field 0-to-60-mph and quarter-mile times with the help of its high-output EcoBoost® V6.

Compared to its older sibling, the new Raptor has updated performance gains and technology that caught the eyes of FOUR WHEELER judges. In addition to its powerful engine, the truck also has a six-mode Terrain Management System™ and a military-grade, aluminum-alloy body that shaves off a notable 500 pounds of weight compared to the previous model. Raptor die-hards will also appreciate the truck's upgraded FOX Shocks, which enables suspension travel to increase to 13 inches at the front and 13.9 at the rear.

The brand-new Raptor is sure to impress any off-road driver. Take a test-drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
2017 Ford F-150 RaptorLast month's auction of a one-of-one 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor surpassed expectations at the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, drawing in an unexpected $50,000 donation on top of the $157,000 fetched for the Raptor. The donation, made anonymously, was added to the auction earnings for a grand total of $207,000; all of the proceeds benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

Though the auction's location was in Arizona, the winning bidder was Sam Pack, the CEO of Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Carrollton, Texas. As part of his prize, he will have the unique opportunity to select a custom color for his all-new Raptor. Onstage to participate in the auction and generate excitement was Ford's president and CEO, Mark Fields, along with executives from JDRF.

Ford's support of JDRF is long-standing - the Blue Oval has stood behind JDRF since 1983. 
Henry Ford III, Ford Performance's global marketing manager, spoke to the importance of Ford's relationship with JDRF in a statement.

“Providing support to JDRF in its fight against diabetes is extremely important to my family and everyone at Ford Motor Company,” he said. “The auction of this one-of-a-kind Raptor is a true testament to Ford’s commitment to JDRF and a great way to raise awareness for this extremely worthy cause. We’re thrilled that the winning bidder chose to support such a wonderful organization. I’m confident this truly unique Raptor will put a smile on their face every time they get behind the wheel.”

Our team at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington can speak further to Ford's relationship with JDRF and provide additional information on how Ford gives back. Drop by today to learn more!
2017 Ford F-150 RaptorSchool's in session, and there's one class you won't want to miss. Ford and Ford Performance recently announced that complimentary, all-new Ford Raptor Assault instruction will be provided to initial buyers of the 2017 F-150 Raptor. The Utah-based program is a unique chance for Raptor drivers to learn about the truck's defining features in greater detail, providing training from Ford Performance Racing School instructors that goes beyond books and off roads. 

Ford's new initiative joins the GT350 Track Attack, ST Octane Academy and RS Adrenaline Academy enthusiast programs already provided by the school. It also builds upon off-road courses previously used for older-generation Raptor owners. The program in question will fully immerse drivers in the Raptor's performance- and handling-related attributes, as well as dig into its impressive ability to traverse over virtually any type of terrain. Participants can expect plenty of Baja runs, side-hilling, rock crawling and more, which all serve to highlight the Raptor's range of driving modes. 


“The all-new F-150 Raptor was designed to be the ultimate, no-compromise off-road pickup with its cutting edge internal bypass suspension, six-mode Terrain Management System™ and 450 horsepower EcoBoost engine with massive amounts of torque,” Henry Ford III, Ford Performance's marketing manager, said. “The off-road terrain near Ford Performance Racing School offers a diversity of challenges and is perfectly suited to showcase the high-performance capabilities of Raptor. The Ford Performance owner programs that have come before are a strong indication that this experience will be outstanding – a big hit with Raptor owners."

Raptor enthusiasts can learn more about the new program at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.
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