(Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 09:56PM by Laurel Steele)
If you love the look and driving experience you get with a MINI Cooper, but can’t stand the cramped feeling, consider a used 2016 Clubman model for your next ride.
This iteration of the iconic mini-hatch is 17.2 inches longer and 2.9 inches wider and than the traditional two-door Cooper Hardtop. At just 168.3 inches in length, it’s still very much a small car, but the the expanded dimensions will be much appreciated once you get inside the cabin.
For starters, the MINI Cooper Clubman can comfortably fit four fully-grown adults. Seating up front is spacious with 40.2 inches of headroom and 41.4 inches for legs. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel ensures that the driver will be comfortable, even a longer journeys. Your friends in back also get plenty of space with 38-in for their top halves and 34-in for their lower appendages.
Furthermore, the MINI Cooper Clubman is very accomodating for luggage or a set of golfing gear. Car and Driver says that it boasts a cargo capacity of 18 cubic-feet, which is twice the amount of space you’d find in the much smaller Hardtop.
Find out this special car is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete used vehicle inventory online now.
(Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 09:55PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a brawny pickup that can get the job done and handle with finesse, consider a used 2015 pre-owned GMC Sierra 1500.
This truck is offered in a trio of powertrains, but we recommend the 5.3-liter V8, which seamlessly uses direct injection and continuously variable valve timing. This engine produces a meaty 365 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The Sierra also delivers a very impressive fuel economy of 23 mpg on the highway, which should be happy news for people who haul loads long distances. Speaking of towing, this GMC is capable of pulling up to 11,200 pounds in its wake.
You’ll find that the electric steering is crisp and responsive to your touch. According to The Car Connection, this is what sets the Sierra apart from competitors. This system gives drivers and passengers a grounded feel, no matter the terrain or path. A tight suspension with springs in front and back also instills confidence that you’re going to stay firmly on the ground at all times, even while making a last minute turn.
Get behind the wheel of a 2015 Sierra 1500 at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also check out our complete GMC inventory online now.
Gone are the days of grunting and sweating whenever you have to muscle a cabin chair into a desired position. The Car Connection says that the 2017 Pacifica now includes a pair of power-assist buttons located on the sliding door frames, which will move the second row out of the way for passengers in the way back. This simple but welcome tool will help ease the stress of busy parents with young children who can’t handle moving the seats themselves.
Other tech advancements include parking sensors and surround-view cameras. The latter enables you to keep track of all 360 degrees of the Pacifica’s milieu. This comes in handy when you’ve got a van full of rowdy youngsters and need all the help you can get.
While a vacuum might not sound like the most exciting bit of technology, it is when it's integrated into your vehicle. How often do bits of food and debris wind up forgotten on the van floor? And, more importantly, how often do they get neglected because of their hard to reach locations? The Stow ‘n Vac system inside the Pacifica comes with a hose that can effortlessly stretch to every corner of the cabin.
Find out if a 2017 Pacifica is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete Chrysler inventory online.
(Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 04:08PM by Laurel Steele)
For a vehicle that combines the best of practicalities and entertainment, consider a used 2012 Scion xB. This cube shaped car is guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
If you like your time behind the wheel to be an entertaining event, you’re in luck. An Edmunds review says that the xB comes with both Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. This means that you can pair your smart device to the car and play music right through the six-speaker Pioneer sound system.
Do you need a bit more boom with your bassline? The vehicle also includes an RCA output for a subwoofer. For the folks who aren’t the playlist type, there’s HD radio, as well as a CD player.
One of the xB’s strongest selling points is its vast amount of storage space. Pop the liftgate and you already have a 21.7 cubic-foot area for groceries, shopping, and other sundry. When you fold down the second row of seating, that figure swells to a jaw-dropping 69.9 cubic-feet. This versatile cargo hold is perfect for camping trips, home improvement supplies, and sports equipment.
Get inside a Scion xB at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also check out our complete used vehicle inventory online now.
(Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 06:04PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2015 Volvo V60 if you want a wagon that adds some thrill to your weekly errands.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is eager to please, supplying a whopping 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The newly minted eight-speed automatic transmission pushes power to the front wheels. This wagon further provides you with a brag-worthy fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
Don’t be misled by the V60’s tranquil exterior, as this vehicle can sprint with the best of them. With 10 seconds of wide open throttle, it reaches nearly 80 mph from a complete standstill. Plus, with Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires and a tested 0.85g on the skidpad, you can rest assured that you’ll stay firmly on the ground.
A review by Car and Driver describes the V60 as agile and responsive. Whenever body roll occurs, it is quickly muted by an electric rack-and-pinion power-steering system. This way, you and your passengers enjoy an even and smooth ride, even if you’re making a very last minute turn.
Find out if a Volvo V60 T5 is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also view our complete used car inventory online or in person.
(Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 04:29AM by Laurel Steele)
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a triple threat, providing consumers with a powerful engine, excellent road manners, and jaw-dropping capacities. Read on to see why you need a used model of this pickup.
The 5.3-liter V8 engine cranks out a monstrous 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. When you choose the four-wheel drive model, you’ll be rewarded with a respectable fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
A KBB.com review describes the steering as light and precise, which perfectly counters the Silverado’s large frame. Brakes are responsive to your touch, without giving you and your passengers whiplash.
Let’s not forget about this Chevy’s performance capacities. While this truck is hospitable to humans, it’s also quite accommodating to heavy loads. For starters, you can carry 1,800 pounds worth of cargo into the bed. If you want to bring absolutely everything you own on the road, no problem. The Silverado is brawny enough to tow up to 11,200 pounds of your precious belongings.
Get inside this truck at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can take it or any of the other vehicles in our used Chevrolet inventory for a test drive.
(Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 03:28AM by Laurel Steele)
The 2017 Hyundai Sante Fe is the perfect option for consumers who want a vehicle that is both powerful and easy to drive. Keep reading to discover why you should consider a used model of this crossover.
This vehicle is powered by a meaty 3.3-liter V6 which cranks out a very pleasing 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Let’s just say that the Sante Fe likes to be in motion. Four wheel drive coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission earned it an EPA rating of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
In a test by Edmunds, the 2017 model was able to reach 60 mph from zero in 7.7 seconds, which is respectable within the crossover segment. This Hyundai also delivers an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which should be welcome news for camping and boating enthusiasts.
While the Sante Fe has the strength of a large SUV, it offers the composure of a midsize sedan. The handling is controlled thanks to precise steering that allows you to traverse both city streets and highways with confidence. A finely tuned suspension guarantees that you and your passengers will have a comfortable and balanced ride.
Like what you see? Get behind the wheel of a Hyundai Sante Fe at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also browse our complete used SUV inventory online now.
(Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 04:05AM by Laurel Steele)
If you’re on the prowl for a crossover that offers the very best in technology, then the 2013 Honda CR-V with EX-L trim is perfect for you. According to The Car Connection, it boasts connectivity features that rival what you’d find in a luxury vehicle.
This is the ideal car for drivers who have a tough time putting down their mobiles. The infotainment system enables you to receive and reply to SMS texts, without having to take your eyes off the road. You can even customize the 7-inch touchscreen to display a personal photo from your phone as wallpaper for the home screen.
If you love nothing more than to rock out to your favorite jams, however offkey, then you’ll go gaga over the high-power 328-watt stereo and its subwoofer. If you aren’t the best DJ, simply turn on satellite radio or Pandora and let the professionals deliver a concert right inside the CR-V.
When you invest in the EX-L trim level, you also gain practicalities like a navigation system. This allows you to set a destination on the touchscreen and then receive visual and audio cues.
Get behind the wheel of a Honda CR-V at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also test drive any of the other cars in our used SUV inventory.
(Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 01:51AM by Laurel Steele)
The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is an excellent choice for consumers who want an SUV that offers unparalleled smartphone connectivity. Keep reading to see why you and your cellular device should consider a used model.
If you can’t stand to be away from your coveted playlist, then the 4Runner is the sports utility vehicle for you. Using the Entune Audio Plus system, you’re able pair your smartphone via Bluetooth and pump your favorite jams.
Or if you want someone to do the song selecting for you, one review recommends turning up the satellite radio. Your mobile can also be used to access apps like Pandora and Bing, which keep you connected to the outside world. There’s even a USB port for charging your devices while on the road.
While driving is all about the journey, it does help when it’s an efficient one. Fortunately, the 4Runner comes with a connected navigation system, which you can use through a paired smartphone. Visual cues on the touchscreen and audio alerts over the stereo ensure that you won’t miss any important turns or exits. If you need to make a pitstop, simply use Siri Eyes Free to find the nearest gas station or restaurant.
Get inside this super vehicle at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also explore our complete used SUV inventory online now.
(Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 03:40AM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a used 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan if you want a crossover that delivers a knockout driving experience.
This vehicle runs on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that isn’t here to mess around. It cranks out a lively 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The Tiguan is fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but comes with Tiptronic manual control for driving-enthusiasts who want to be in responsible for every gear change.
Thanks to its eager powertrain and athletic driving dynamics, the 2017 model has often been compared to the sporty Volkswagen GTI. Indeed, this compact-SUV is ready for action. However, KBB.com says that the Tiguan has a height advantages over its smaller sibling, granting you a higher ride position.
This VW is well equipped for when you want to take your time behind the wheel to the next level. Shift into Sport mode and the Tiguan will hold gears a bit longer, giving you a spicier ride. The 2017 model also boasts a Haldex-based 4Motion AWD system, which increases traction in unpleasant weather conditions.
Take a Volkswagen Tiguan for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can view our complete SUV and crossover inventory here.