(Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 02:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? Ford has been working with Argo AI to test how autonomous vehicles can benefit small businesses. Last summer, the innovative companies approached local enterprises - such as florists, dry cleaning services, and a boutique pet care shop - to find out if a program to transport goods utilizing self-driving automobiles would be useful to them and the answer was yes! They then simulated a trial using an application where the participants could request or schedule deliveries. It wasn't AV but had graphics and sensor attachments throughout it to gain insight on how people would use the technology.
Are you in the market for a new car? Unfortunately, you can’t buy an AV yet, but you can get a 2018 Ford EcoSport SE which makes running errands easy and convenient. The compact crossover (161.3” L and 69.5” W) is perfect for squeezing into tiny parking spots, yet it still has a mighty motor to help you jet around town in a hurry. Under the hood is a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that generates 123 hp and 125 lb.-ft. of torque and can haul up to 2,000 lbs. Additionally, it gets an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy of 27 in the city and 29 on the highway (28 combined).
Want to take an Ecosport for a spin? Give us a call at our dealership in Renton Washington today, and we’ll make you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 11:00PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Want to take your new Mustang GT to the next level? Ford wants to help you! That’s why the brand has teamed up with the company Rousch to develop a supercharger kit from Ford Performance Parts. It’ll increase the output of your muscle car to a fiery 700 hp and 610 lb.-ft. of torque with Boost set at 12 psi. Additionally, if you get it installed at their dealership or an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technician, the blower will be backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
First things first, you need to own or upgrade to a 2019 Mustang GT, and there’s plenty of reason why you’d want to. Under the hood rests a 5.0L V8 that cranks out 460 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s equipped with a six-speed manual transmission which adds a rev-matching feature that automatically coordinates engine and road velocity for smoother shifting up and down. Lastly, the EPA estimates that this beauty has quite an exceptional fuel economy for its class with 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway (18 combined)
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(Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 04:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Are you an adventure-seeker? If so, you need a vehicle that suits your lifestyle which is why you’ll adore the all-new Explorer. It's now extra customizable with almost two-dozen Yakima accessories in Ford's showrooms. Owners can now get convenient in-dealership access to top-notch racks for bikes, kayaks, canoes, skis, paddleboards and much more. The catalog includes things like a single-key system that allows you to unlock various pieces of equipment and easy-to-use heavy-duty hook straps.
Is it time to upgrade your automobile? The 2019 Explorer XLT is the perfect SUV for people who love to have fun in the great outdoors as its luxurious cabin and handling makes the long journeys out of the city comfortable. The wide and flat front seats are cushy and coupled with the padded armrests offer good support. It rides smoothly because the unique suspension settings are firm and flattens out any bumps on the road. Lastly, you’ll be able to fit all your gear and luggage in the cargo with a total of 21 cubic-feet when all rows are in place, or 43.8 ft³ if you tumble down the third bench.
Want to go for a test spin? Give us a shout at our location in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 02:51AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard about the latest and coolest toy on the market? The LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang is a new playset that will be released at the beginning of March. It’s said to be the best and most authentic replica you can get if you want to build and customize your very own 1960s Mustang GT Fastback. It’ll feature dark blue bodywork with sharp white racing stripes, a hood scoop, grille badging and emblems, five-spoke wheels with ‘road gripping’ tires, a detailed interior, and much more! Watch the following video to see the real thing in action:
You can get your own 2019 Ford Mustang GT, and it’s a must-have for any car lover. This beauty is powered by a ferocious 5.0-liter V8 engine which cranks out a thrilling 460 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush then this is the machine for you as it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. It’s also worth noting that in a panic stop from 60 mph it came to a halt within 118 feet.
Does this sound like the right automobile for your garage? Give us a call at our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 25, 2019 at 01:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford has announced that ‘Performance Calibration’ is now available to customers in the United States with 2013-18 Focus ST hatchbacks. It’s a simple modification to the onboard computer which provides a noticeable increase in low-end torque when running 93 octane fuel up to 4,200 revs per minute - peaking at 90 lb-ft at 2,800 rpm for a whopping total of 360 lb-ft. It also revises the stock sound symposer software so you get an excellent engine noise enhancement.
Are you in the market for a new vehicle? If so, we recommend the 2017 Ford Focus ST because it’s an extraordinary pre-owned opportunity. The stylish interior is upholstered in a gorgeous cloth, and the tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel is draped in premium leather. Additionally, the cabin comes fully loaded with high-tech equipment; for example, the 4.2-inch screen on the center console grants you access to the intuitive voice-activated Sync infotainment system. It operates using Bluetooth capabilities and lets you make hands-free phone calls and stream your music through the stellar six-speaker stereo.
Give us a shout at our dealership in Renton, Washington today and we’ll gladly any further questions you might have about this automobile or another in our inventory!
(Posted on Feb 22, 2019 at 12:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
According to Ford Authority, Ford and VW are going to have a meeting to discuss their future electric vehicles partnership. This news comes after their announcement in January of their new pick-up truck and van alliance. They also publicly released a memorandum of understanding to work together on autonomous cars, connected mobility services, and EVs. The collaboration has the potential to cut costs from production and boost pre-tax profit margins. However, it seems that they still need to iron out a few details so we’ll have to wait and see the outcome!
If you’re looking for an automobile that is environmentally friendly and possesses some pizazz, then you should check out the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Titanium! This beauty gets an exceptional fuel economy of 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway - so you’ll save a ton of money on gas. Additionally, under the hood rests a capable 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that cranks out a hearty 188 hp at 6,000 revs per minute and 129 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Lastly, it’s equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission.
Want to take a Fusion for a test spin around the block? Call our dealership in Renton, Washington today, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 07:00PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Many people were disappointed when the Ford Mustang V6 was discontinued for the 2018 model year, even though the two engine choices - the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, and the 5.0 L Coyote V8 - are excellent options. Customers will be happy to hear that, according to Ford Authority, the company has filed a vehicle identification number with the NHTSA for 2020 which has three motor configurations in any mode (excluding the Shelby). The exact hp hasn’t been released for the alternate, but sources report that a higher-powered variant is coming!
In the meantime, why not take advantage of a tremendous pre-owned opportunity with the 2015 Mustang V6? Under the hood rests the boisterous 3.7 L V6 that we all love! It cranks out a whopping 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 mpg in just 5.9 seconds. It's equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and rear wheel drive. What’s more, this beauty gets an exceptional EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for a combined total of 26!
Want to take this mighty machine for a test spin? Call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 18, 2019 at 05:30AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Ford is using its advanced technology to solve everyday problems, no matter how small: that’s why the company has taken a gadget from their automobiles and developed a ‘smart bed.’ The brand has implemented its lane departure device to prevent individuals from always moving around, rolling over, or pushing their significant other off the mattress (you know who you are!). How does it work? It utilizes a conveyor belt to gently nudge someone back to their side if they stray. Watch the following video to learn more:
If you want a vehicle that is savvy, then you should check out the 2018 Ford EcoSport SE. It has Sync 3 which is the best infotainment system on the market as it does it all: navigation, audio, climate controls, and it’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can jam out to your favorite music whenever you want. This is all easy to access and displayed on a color 6.5-inch touchscreen.
Additionally, it’s a practical SUV that still gives owners that much-desired oomph. Under the hood rests a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine which cranks out 123 hp and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. Lastly, the quality which really makes this fine machine stand out is the exceptional fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway (28 combined).
(Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 12:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
In a promotional campaign for the Ranger Raptor, Ford shows the machine pulling 20 caravans in a short video. The pickup tows a 44,092-pound and 328-feet convoy of trailers in the UK in order to demonstrate the range-topping 2.0-liter EcoBlue twin-turbo diesel truck’s abilities. The vehicle won't be on sale until the second half of this year and only in Europe, but rumor has it that the company is considering releasing it in the United States but hasn’t decided yet. Check out the stunt below:
In the meantime, you can get your hands on a 2019 Ranger XLT. Under the hood rests a powerful turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine which cranks out 270 hp at 5,500 revs per minute and 310 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 rpm. It’s equipped with the brand’s famous ten-speed shiftable automatic transmission and 4WD that makes off-roading an attainable dream. It also has a lot of strength as it can tow up to 7,500 lbs, yet it still gets an impressive fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
Want to take this beauty for a test spin around the block? Call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
(Posted on Feb 16, 2019 at 02:14AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Did you know that Ford’s award-winning program called "Driving Skills for Life" celebrates its 16th birthday this year? The 2019 national tour will start in Houston at the NRG Stadium where they’ll give free, hands-on training sessions for teens and parents. The event will take place in approximately 60 different locations and 14 cities in the United States with more than 6,000 people expected to participate. They'll get to work with professional motorists on a specially designed course to learn advanced maneuvers.
If you’re in the market for a car that is a haven and has a suite of safety features, then you should check out the 2015 Ford Focus SE. This beauty is an excellent pre-owned opportunity for many reasons but primarily because it earned a five-star NCAP Overall Score and IIHS Top Pick status. The cabin is equipped with side and front-impact, knees, and overhead airbags. The rearview camera feeds information to a 4.2-inch base screen which makes backing up a cinch. Additionally, Emergency Braking Assist helps your vehicle achieve maximum deceleration effectiveness in a panic stop and automatically activates the ABS system to prevent the wheels from jamming.
Want to take a Focus for a test spin? Give us a shout at Sound Ford in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!