(Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 05:30PM by Laurel Steele)
When investing in a family car, it’s important to think of the future. Will your brood grow in number or, at the very least, in height? Whatever the expansion, a used 2017 Buick Enclave is ready to accommodate.
According to a Car and Driver review, this 7-person luxury SUV feels spacious no matter where you’re sitting. Two adjustable captain’s chairs make up the second row, offering a generous 39.4” of headroom and 36.8” for legs.
The middle seats also slide fore and aft, allowing easy access to the third row, which is prime real estate in the Enclave. In fact, the way back can comfortably fit three post-growth spurt individuals for long journeys, thanks to an airy 37.8” for their crowns and 33.2” to stretch out their toes.
When the big day comes to move your eldest child into his or her first college dorm room, the Enclave is there to help. Fold down the back two rows of seating and the standard 23 cubic-feet expands to a voluminous 115 cu-ft of cargo space for all of your kid’s belongings, including a semester’s worth of instant noodles.
Bring the whole family down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test drive a used Buick Enclave. You and the kids can also check out the rest of our used SUV inventory.
(Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 07:29PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a car that delivers a driving experience unlike any other, invest in a pre-owned 2016 BMW 328i.
The secret to the 3-Series’ performance lies under the hood in its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This powertrain wields a monstrous 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. This BMW also received an outstanding EPA rating of 35 mpg hwy. But these aren’t the only impressive figures offered by this vehicle.
According to a review by The Car Connection, the 328i readily produces boost and seamless acceleration, hitting 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Put it all together and you’ve got a ride that’s ready for some highway thrill rides.
You can even customize your handling experience with the Driving Dynamics Control system. A rocker switch located by your knee allows you to toggle between modes like Eco Pro, Comfort, and more. For a bit of fun, choose the Sport setting and enjoy delayed shift points and sharper steering response.
See what all the fuss is about at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Take a BMW 328i for a test drive and check out the rest of our used sedan inventory.
(Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 04:25PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2016 Kia Cadenza Premium is an outstanding option for drivers who accept nothing but the best in technology. Read on to find out what makes this sedan so special.
Autotrader praises the Cadenza for the easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen. This colorful display is your gateway to a top notch navigation system, which provides a crisp visual and audio guide to get you to your destination on time. You can also keep things hands free with the UVO voice recognition feature, which enables you to make calls or stream music without taking your attention off the road.
The 2015 Cadenza lives up to its music-inspired name with a 12-speaker surround sound audio system and powered subwoofer. Whether you’re a metalhead or Mozart fan, this 550-watt Infinity stereo will turn your morning commute into a private concert.
While safety technology might not inspire any air guitar solos at stoplights, it is very important. In addition to a standard rearview camera, this Kia comes with a very useful backup warning system. If it detects an approaching or stationary obstruction, it will notify you immediately through the stereo.
Take a 2016 Kia Cadenza for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and browse the rest of our pre-owned sedan inventory.
(Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 04:13PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a budget-friendly sedan that’s impressive both inside and out, then consider a used 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE.
While this model is classified as a compact car, the interior has been labeled as a midsize vehicle. Passengers up front get a generous 40-inches of headroom, with 53.5" and 43.6" for hips and legs respectively. The lucky captain and copilot also get comfortable well-supported chairs that are great for both casual or aggressive driving. Not to be forgotten, those seated in the rear get a roomy 54.8 inches of shoulder room, so you'll hear no sibling complaints over personal space violations.
According to KBB.com, Hyundai calls the Elantra’s exterior a “fluidic sculpture” as it imitates water cascading around stones. While those words don’t exactly roll of the tongue, it’s the perfect description of this gorgeous exterior. The swooping silhouette and graceful curves definitely set this sedan apart from the pack. The head and taillights are encompassed by smooth outlines, giving the impression that this is a luxury vehicle rather than an economy sedan.
Get familiar with the ins and outs of a 2016 Elantra at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete used sedan inventory online.
(Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 04:12PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a sedan that delivers a commanding and tranquil ride, invest in a pre-owned 2017 Lincoln MKZ.
This luxury car runs on a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces a startling 245 hp. While that might not sound like the makings of a peaceful ride, that’s exactly what you’ll get. According to an AutoGuide review, the MKZ is a smooth operator with silky dynamics.
Indeed, this Lincoln is the embodiment of grace and control, even when traversing bumpy roads or slick pavement. A lot of that refinement is due to the continuously controlled damping system, which processes minute parameters regarding the driver and car inputs. This enables it to readjust within milliseconds presenting you with the smoothest ride possible.
Another key component is the AWD. Whenever the MKZ is in motion, this system is monitoring the level of available traction. The vehicle will redistribute the power between the front and rear wheels to maximize grip. That means you can be confident that this sedan will do its job, no matter the surface.
Take the 2017 Lincoln MKZ for a test drive today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or browse our complete used sedan inventory online now.
(Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 06:16PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a sports car that adds ultimate finesse and unfettered joy to your driving experience, consider a used 2013 Scion FR-S. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a coupe novice, you’ll fall in love with this vehicle.
Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the FR-S produces 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It delivers a respectable fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which means you can double the distance of your joy ride guilt-free.
Reaching 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds, there’s no question that the FR-S has got a whole lot of kick. Shift your foot from the gas to the brake, and the Scion will stop from 60 mph in a short 117 feet without overheating.
One review gushes over the FR-S, calling it a “true sports car” thanks in part to its balanced and nimble ride. Whether you’re tackling sinuous roads for fun or simply trying to not miss your turn, you’ll appreciate the graceful and evenly weighted handling.
Get behind the wheel of a 2013 Scion FR-S at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and check out the rest of our pre-owned coupe inventory.
(Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 04:07PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want an economy car that packs a punch, consider a used 2014 Dodge Dart GT.
The Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder under the hood lives up to its name, producing a ferocious184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. In addition to its wild side, the engine also yields an admirable fuel economy of 22 mpg city/33 hwy.
Feeling mischievous? Execute a few figure eights on a skidpad and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that the Dart GT can achieve an astounding 0.85 average g of lateral grip.
Highway driving can be nerve wracking, especially when you’re behind the wheel of an economy car. However, a KBB.com review says that the GT’s European-inspired sports suspension delivers a controlled and confident feel. You'll effortlessly pass semi trucks and merge into rush hour traffic.
Speaking of making an entrance on the highway, the Dart GT can go from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 8.7 seconds. You’ll have to slow down at some point, no matter how much fun you’re having. Luckily, this compact car will reach a full stop from 60 mph in an exceedingly short 117 feet.
Take a Dodge Dart GT for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today or check out the rest of our pre-owned vehicle inventory online.
(Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 04:12PM by Laurel Steele)
When you need a small SUV that’s ready for off-road shenanigans as well as tight maneuvering around town, there’s no better option than a used 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
Running on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, this vehicle produces an energetic 148 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. With a fuel economy of 25 mpg city/33 highway, you can go ahead and extend your off-roading adventures without spending a fortune at the pump.
Speaking of having some fun (literally) off the beaten path, this Subaru is prepared for action. According to KBB.com, it’s well-equipped for unforgiving terrain thanks in part to its 8.7-inch ground clearance. Additionally, rugged plastic coated body panels provide extra protection from any rough edges you may encounter on inhospitable surfaces.
Whether you’re on a winding highway or bounding through the wilderness, the XV Crosstrek is up for the challenge. Whatever the surface, this SUV delivers a stable and balanced ride. In addition to your all-terrain escapades, the 2013 model also excels at everyday driving due to its responsive handling. When it’s time to stop, upgraded brakes will bring you to a halt in just 126 feet.
Don’t take our word for it. Find out if a Subaru XV Crosstrek is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete pre-owned SUV inventory online.
(Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:22PM by Laurel Steele)
Most crossovers offer a high level of comfort and interior space, but many fall short when it comes to road manners. That is, until the 2015 Toyota Highlander hit the scene. If you value performance and control, consider a used model for your next vehicle.
The Highlander’s 3.5-liter V6 is a crowd-favorite with its 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. According to KBB.com, the engine delivers some of the smoothest acceleration in the segment. Plus, this crossover is no slow-poke and can reach 60 mph in a swift 7.6 seconds.
There’s no arguing that the 2015 Highlander is a great deal bigger than an economy car. But you might be surprised to discover that it handles like one. A hefty three-spoke steering wheel responds quickly to your commands, allowing you to maneuver easily through crowded streets and parking lots. This vehicle even excels at tackling tight turns and maintaining a firm grip.
Toyota hasn’t forgotten your travel companions. Thanks to a finely-tuned suspension, passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride over smooth and rough surfaces alike. Even at highway speeds the interior is library quiet, which means no more shouting conversations across the cabin.
Don’t take our word for it. Test drive a 2015 Highlander today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and check out our complete pre-owned SUV inventory.
(Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 02:23PM by Laurel Steele)
If keeping you and your passengers safe is paramount, then consider a used 2014 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg.
The Car Connection praises this particular model for its outstanding crash test scores, including a perfect five-star rating from the government. The International Institute for Highway Safety was also quite happy with the sedan, giving it top marks for side-impact, roof-strength, and moderate-overlap.
But what really sets the Passat apart from the competition is its Car-Net telematics, which comes with a long list of high-tech safety features. In the event of a collision, the system will immediately cut off the fuel supply, unlock the doors, and flash the hazard lights. It will, furthermore, automatically contact emergency services.
A special Car-Net app allows you to control a number of the system’s functions from your smartphone when the Passat is out of sight. For example, you can get remote vehicle access and, in the case of a theft, locate this VW in an instant. Nervous parents can even use geo-fencing to program speed parameters for teenage drivers.
Take a 2014 VW Passat for a spin at Sound Ford today or check out our complete used sedan inventory online now.