(Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 05:48PM by Laurel Steele)
The Car Connection says that the 2014 Subaru Outback is one of the most secure family vehicles around, thanks to its top ratings from both the government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition to its exemplary crash test scores, this crossover also boasts some very impressive features that set it apart from the competition. Keep reading to see why you should consider a pre-owned model.
The Outback is one of the only mid-size crossovers in its price range to offer all-wheel drive. This Subaru is also noteworthy for its hill-holder feature, which keeps the vehicle on the straight and narrow on inclines higher than 5 percent.
The 2014 model also comes with Subaru’s newly improved EyeSight. This feature is composed of stereo cameras mounted on the windshield, that can detect potential accidents ahead of you. These recording devices send data to other systems like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane-departure warning.
Take a Subaru Outback for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. If it isn’t the car of your dreams, you can test drive any of the other vehicles in our crossover and SUV inventory.
(Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 04:43PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you on the lookout for a comfortable sedan that offers luxury level technology features? Then consider a used 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited.
This trim level treats everyone inside the car to sumptuous leather upholstery, with the driver and copilot enjoying heated seats on cold mornings. Automatic climate control is sure to keep all passengers cool or cozy depending on the season.
Now that everyone is comfortable, it’s time to be entertained! Do you have separation anxiety from your music collection? Now you don’t have to. The Car Connection says that Chrysler 200 Limited comes with an amazing hard-drive sound system with 28 GB of storage. With that sort of space, you could travel across the country with every song imaginable and still have plenty of room for audio books.
If you prefer to have someone else choose your tunes for you, simply turn on the satellite radio. Whatever way you like to acquire your driving playlist, you’ll get to listen to it through the incredible Boston Acoustics speakers.
Find out if a Chrysler 200 is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also check out our complete used sedan inventory online now.
(Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:16PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a used 2015 Lexus IS250 Sport, if you want a performance sedan that’s stylish, comfortable, and ready for action.
This vehicle comes with a number of appearance enhancements both inside and outside of the car. The exterior of this set of wheels boasts a full-mesh grille and more pointed front bumper. Edmunds says that the equally exciting interior gets stainless steel door-sill inserts and aluminium pedals.
This iteration of the IS250 doesn’t skimp on comfort features, starting with perforated leather trim throughout the cabin. The driver and front seat passenger each get heated and ventilated sport chairs. These premium seats also come with additional bolstering, to keep you firmly in place as you push this Lexus to the limits.
But the IS250 Sport isn’t just fancy trim and comfort add-ons. This vehicle also comes with some features to enhance your driving experience. Eighteen-inch rims with all-season tires give you extra grip, while a sport-tuned suspension allows you to tackle turns with enthusiasm. You also get upgraded brake pads, which are perfect for when you need to make an abrupt stop from a high speed thrill ride.
Don’t take our word for it. Test an IS250 Sport for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also explore our complete pre-owned Lexus inventory online before your visit.
(Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 06:09PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2016 Nissan Rogue is a fantastic option for drivers who want power and performance, along with efficiency and comfort. Keep reading to see why you should consider a used model of this capable crossover.
The energetic 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque cranked out by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more than enough zip to whisk you and four other passengers across town. This powertrain is matched with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission, which is ideal for day-to-day driving. The CVT is responsible for the Rogue’s exemplary fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Adept electric-assist power steering paired with this compact-crossover’s modest measurements, provide you with the control and agility you need for weaving through fast paced traffic. But overall, the maneuvering is - thankfully - relaxed. The suspension is tuned so that no one on board gets jostled about the cabin, even when traversing gravel streets or serpentine roads. KBB.com says that this type of handling is becoming increasingly rare.
Take a Nissan Rogue for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete pre-owned SUV and crossover inventory online now.
(Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:05PM by Laurel Steele)
Boasting exceptional crash test scores and top-of-the-line safety technology, a used 2016 Toyota RAV4 is a great option for drivers who want to feel secure in every situation.
The IIHS is notorious for being complete sticklers. However, the RAV4 won the picky panel over in crash scores, garnering a Top Pick+ award. While this Toyota originally had trouble with the small-overlap frontal test, the 2016 model received a top label of “Good” in the hard-to-pass trial. The government was also quite pleased with this crossover, awarding it a perfect five-star rating.
As previously mentioned, this version of the RAV4 boasts some very impressive safety technology. The Forward Collision warning feature can detect if you’re approaching another car too quickly. If the driver doesn’t immediately respond to the alert, the vehicle will automatically apply emergency braking.
Another advanced feature is a 360 degree camera system, which uses four cameras mounted on the two side mirrors, front, and back of the RAV4. The Car Connection says that they each monitor your surroundings and will display video on the LCD touchscreen as needed.
Take a super secure RAV4 for a test drive today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also explore our complete used SUV and crossover inventory online.
(Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 08:59PM by Laurel Steele)
With its outstanding EPA rating and lively road manners, a used Chevrolet Sonic RS should be at the top of your list when considering a new-to-you car.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood is ready for adventure, cranking out 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This eager powertrain presents a stellar fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
Sitting on a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Sonic RS delivers quick responses, even during intense acceleration. According to an Edmunds review, merging and passing in highway traffic is both fun and stress-free.
Amongst its subcompact competitors, the Sonic RS offers superior driving manners that you would expect to find in European cars. Steering is evenly weighted, even around hairpin turns. The RS also comes with a firmly tuned suspension, which tightens up handling, creating a sporty feel that all driving enthusiasts will enjoy. Even with the crisper maneuvering, this compact car provides a comfortable and smooth ride for all those on board.
What are you waiting for? Take a Chevy Sonic for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Don’t forget to explore our complete used sedan inventory online, before your visit.
(Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 08:10PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited, if you want a small SUV that provides you with the best in interior upgrades, technology, and safety options.
Step inside the vehicle and have a seat on the luxurious leather upholstery. The upgraded instrumentation on the dash is stylish and easier to read. Passengers also enjoy ambient interior lighting, which can elevate the experience of something as mundane as running to the supermarket.
The Limited trim level comes with some very convenient tech features, such as dual USB ports, which are perfect for charging tablets, mobiles, and the like. Several inches above, you’ll find the 7.0-inch touchscreen display, which can be used to access the Crosstrek’s navigation system and satellite radio.
Edmunds says that you also have the option to add on Subaru’s EyeSight package. This set of safety features helps you stay aware of your surroundings at all times, using tools like lane-departure warning and a forward collision mitigation system. The latter will automatically apply the brakes, if it detects that you’re getting too close to the vehicle in front of you.
Get behind the wheel of this Subaru at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Don’t forget to explore our complete used SUV and crossover inventories online before your visit.
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 05:07PM by Laurel Steele)
The Car Connection describes the 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid as the best handling vehicle the automaker has ever produced. When you take into account its finely-tuned suspension, driving manners, and efficient drivetrain, it’s hard to disagree. Read on to see why you should consider a used model for your next sedan.
Pop the hood and you’ll find a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, working in tandem with a lithium-ion battery pack and continuously variable transmission. Through their combined efforts, you get an eager 188 hp to play with. Plus, with a fuel economy of 41 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, you can have a lot of fun without spending a ton of money at the gas pump.
The MKZ Hybrid comes with a multi-link suspension with adaptive shocks, which can make for some lively time on the road. Throw in three driver-selectable settings and you’ve got a diverse ride for all occasions. For example, with Sport mode, you get slightly delayed steering responses and athletic handling that you’d expect to find in a coupe rather than a sedan.
Take a Lincoln MKZ for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Don’t forget to explore our complete used hybrid vehicle inventory online, which includes hatchbacks, sedans, and crossovers.
(Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 06:08PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2014 Mazda6 i Grand Touring, if you want a midsize sedan that delivers an unparalleled performance both in the city and on the highway.
This set of wheels runs on a 2.5-liter direct-injected 16-valve aluminum four-cylinder, cranking out 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. According to Car and Driver, the Mazda6 comes with the i-ELOOP system, which uses regenerative braking a capacitors to cut down on alternator drag, resulting in a better fuel economy. Speaking of which, the EPA gave this mid-size sedan an exemplary rating of 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
This Mazda is eager to please and happiest when it’s on the open road. In fact, in can zoom from zero to 60 mph in a startling 7.4 seconds. Quite the show off, it excels on serpentine roads thanks to a recently retuned suspension.The electric rack-and-pinion steering is equally at home making hairpin turns.
The 2014 model is also a pleasure to drive around town. It performs well in the Seattle stop-and-go traffic, traversing uneven pavement with ease. The chassis is firm and balanced, so no one gets jostled about in competitive parking lots.
Find out if a Mazda6 i is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can take a used model for a test drive and explore our comprehensive used sedan inventory.
(Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 07:03PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a used 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI, if you want an affordable car with a neverending list of technology, comfort, and safety features.
According to one review, the 2016 Golf has made great strides with its LCD display, which now measures 8.0-inches. Drivers and passengers get capacitive-touch control, which allows you to navigate the screen using the same motions you would use on your smartphone, such as swiping or pinching. The new system furthermore adds on App-Connect capability, so you can integrate your favorite mobile functions.
We hope you like leather, because the inside of the VW Golf is covered in it - from the sumptuous upholstery to the steering-wheel and even the shift knob. The lucky driver and front seat passenger also enjoy heated seats, which will be much appreciated on chilly mornings.
But where Volkswagen really shines is safety technology. Automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control help you avoid any front collisions. Whereas blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert watch your sides and hindquarters.
Take a Volkswagen Golf for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Don’t forget to check out our complete used hatchback inventory online.