(Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 04:28PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you on the lookout for a compact sedan that’s both brawny and efficient? No car better strikes the balance of practicality and power than the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Sport. Consider a used model for your next vehicle.
The Environmental Protection Agency rated this compact car at 25 mpg city/37 hwy. It seems unusual that a vehicle that’s fun to drive can be so efficient, but this VW proves that you deserve the best of both worlds. In addition to keeping your gas bill low on the way to the office, you may also enjoy some excitement.
Boasting 170 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque, the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is ready for action. This engine is strong, to say the least, and can catapult you from zero to 60 mph in a flashy 7.4 seconds. According to an Edmunds review, that makes this Volkswagen one of the fastest in the segment. This ferocity is most evident when ascending steep hills or traversing a particularly short on-ramp.
Experience the thrill and capability for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2015 VW Jetta Sport for a test drive and browse the rest of our pre-owned sedan inventory.
(Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 02:29PM by Laurel Steele)
The reviewers at KBB.com herald the Mercedes-Benz Metris as one of the best midsize commercial vans they’ve ever tested. Read on to see why discerning drivers are opting for a used 2016 model.
This passenger vehicle handles more like a crossover SUV than a clunky van. You’ll notice very little body-roll when cornering, giving you confidence around tight bends or through gridlock traffic. Hit the highway and the 7-speed automatic transmission changes gears smoothly and imperceptibly. The 2016 model also sets itself apart with its rear-wheel-drive layout. While its competitors operate in the front, the Metris provides you with enjoyable RWD dynamics.
But this van’s superstar performance doesn’t stop there. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivers 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and, boy, do those ponies go to work. In all its glory, this engine can pull a whopping 4,960 pounds and carry as much as 2,502 lbs. These towing and payload capacities far outrank rivals such as the RAM Promaster and Nissan NV200.
Find out for yourself what it’s like to drive a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. If it’s not the vehicle for you, check out our complete used Transit van inventory.
(Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 12:08PM by Laurel Steele)
If you have to face busy Seattle traffic everyday for work, consider a pre-owned 2013 Smart Car Fortwo.
This micro-automobile is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which produces 70 horsepower and 68 pound-feet of torque. But don’t be fooled by these two digit figures. While it may not look the part, this pint-sized car could serve as a getaway vehicle in a pinch. Hit the gas and the Smart Fortwo can go as fast as 90 mph.
It's also renowned for its exceptional fuel economy of 34 mpg city/38 highway. According to Edmunds, the 8.7 gallon tank allows you to drive over 300 miles before having to refuel.
Measuring just half the length of a full-size SUV, this car’s petite dimensions also enable you to fit into a number of tight spaces. The miniscule parallel parking spots which most drivers have to pass are now yours for the taking.
If you’re a city dweller whose mornings and evenings are spent battling rush hour traffic, this is the perfect vehicle for you. The Smart Fortwo allows you (and a passenger) to weave through a gridlock unlike any other car. This saves you time, stress, and having to come up with an excuse for why you’re late for work again.
See if a 2013 Smart Car can meet your expectations at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete pre-owned vehicle inventory online.
(Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 05:23PM by Laurel Steele)
If you have a penchant for turning a trip to the supermarket into an action movie caliber thrill ride, then a used 2015 Subaru WRX STI is unquestionably the sports car for you.
The turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine boasts a whopping 305 horsepower. When the coast is clear, shift into gear, hit the gas, and let those ponies catapult you from zero to 60 mph in an ephemeral 5.3 seconds.
Even when you’re zooming down the street (a little faster than you should) this vehicle gives you a sense of absolute control. According to a glowing review by Car and Driver, the steering precision in so outstanding in the STI, that you could literally turn on a dime. Gear changes are brief, crisp, and efficient. Treat yourself to a bit of mischief and see if you can achieve the 0.98 g of lateral grip promised by Subaru.
What are you waiting for? Take a Subaru WRX STI for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Just no drag races on our watch, please. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our pre-owned vehicle inventory online.
(Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:49PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a truck with advanced safety features and proven crash test scores, choosing a used 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is a no-brainer.
Thankfully, OnStar is included in every configuration of this truck. Should an accident occur and you’re unable to contact emergency services, this system will do it for you. Even if it’s a less serious problem like locking your keys inside the car, GMC can open the vehicle remotely no matter where you are.
KBB.com lauds the Sierra’s optional Driver-Alert Seat. This safety feature works through the forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems to notify you whenever you’re approaching potential danger. For example, if you’re drifting too far right, the same side of the driver’s chair will vibrate. That way, in the heat of the moment you don’t have to wonder what you’re doing wrong.
Not surprisingly, the Sierra received top marks from both the government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The first awarded the 2015 model a perfect five-star overall rating, while the latter gave it the best possible score for its moderate-overlap frontal offset crash test.
Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and take a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 for a test drive and check out the rest of our pre-owned truck inventory.
(Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 03:23PM by Laurel Steele)
If you need a family vehicle that functions as both a people and a cargo hauler, look no further than the 2014 Toyota RAV4. With ample space for four full-sized adults and a whole lot of stuff, a used model of this crossover SUV might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Segment average backseat volume may be sufficient for children under 12, but eventually your kids are going to hit a growth spurt and their gangly frames will need lots of space. Thankfully, the second row of the 2014 RAV4 boasts a generous 38.9 inches of headroom, a nearly equal amount for legs, and 55.4-in for shoulders.
While anything with a pulse will have plenty of breathing room inside the 2014 model, what about inanimate objects? Behind the two rows of seating, this crossover comes with an impressive 38.4 cubic-feet of space, which should be more than enough for your youngest’s cello, the elder child’s hockey equipment, and a week’s worth of groceries.
Is your teenager ready for a new bedroom set? According to Motor Trend, when the back seats are folded down, the RAV4 yields a class-leading 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space eager to swallow up the spoils of an epic IKEA adventure.
Experience the RAV4’s exceptional space for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. If it isn’t the right vehicle for you, explore the rest of our pre-owned SUV inventory online now.
(Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:36PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a small ride that isn't afraid of hectic traffic, consider a used 2013 Dodge Dart. One Edmunds review says that this vehicle is “legitimately fun to drive”, which is not something you often hear about an economy car.
While the 2013 model is American made, it gets its underpinnings from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which means you’re treated to responsive European handling in an affordable package. This car also offers you well weighted steering, allowing you to tackle turns with poise.
In addition to its Italian influence, the Dart sits on a wider than average frame, giving you the impression that you’re wielding something more robust than an compact car.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers a dynamic 160 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. This eager powertrain is more than ready to get you from Point A to Point B in a timely and affordable fashion. The EPA gave this speedy compact car an enviable rating of 24 mpg city/34 highway, proving that you don’t need to trade in driving dynamics for a low gas bill.
Get behind the wheel of a 2013 Dodge Dart at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also browse our complete pre-owned sedan inventory online now.
(Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 04:57PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS is an ideal option for drivers seeking an all around great ride. Consider a used model for your next sedan.
According to New Car Test Drive, the Sonata’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder is the most powerful base engine in the segment. With 200 hp and 186 pound-feet of torque, you’ll have no trouble merging onto highway traffic or, heck, doing a few donuts in an abandoned parking lot if you’re feeling mischievous.
Performing neck and neck with its main competitors the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the EPA gave the 2013 Sonata an impressive rating of 24 mpg city/35 hwy. Whether you’re using this sedan as a daily commuter or family vehicle, those figures are hard to disregard.
The Sonata’s balanced driving manners set this mid-size car apart from the competition. Smooth gear changes are imperceptible, whether in automatic or Shiftronic manual mode. You’ll also find the braking to be even and responsive. There’s no guesswork or whiplash involved when stopping this vehicle.
Take a 2013 Hyundai Sonata for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. If it isn’t the car for you, try any of the other models from our used sedan inventory.
(Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:55AM by Laurel Steele)
For the ultimate cockpit experience, consider a pre-owned 2014 Chrysler 200.
AutoGuide describes this sedan’s interior as “avant-garde” and, indeed, it’s made many innovations since the previous model. The former 200’s drab interior has been replaced by gentle surfaces and sloping edges. Inside materials have also been improved, with soft puffy plastic covering the dashboard and doors.
Chrysler has provided you with a number of special storage areas. There’s a large center console located between the driver and passenger’s seat. Beneath that, you’ll find an additional cubby situated near your ankles, which is the perfect hiding place for valuables.
The conventional shift lever has been swapped for a rotary gear-selector. Changing to reverse or drive is now as simple as raising the radio volume by a click or two.
Moving on to entertainment, this Chrysler includes the Uconnect system with built-in 3G connectivity. You and your passengers are able to use various apps right on the easy-to-use touchscreen. Find a nearby restaurant through Yelp, listen to an intuitive playlist on Pandora, and more.
Get behind the wheel of a 2015 Chrysler 200 at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take it or any of our other used vehicles for a test drive. Browse our complete inventory now.
(Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:38AM by Laurel Steele)
For a luxury sedan that doesn’t skimp on details, consider a pre-owned 2013 Audi A5 in Premium Plus trim.
KBB.com says that when your eight-way power adjustable seat with advanced lumbar support meets your precise comfort requirements, you don’t want anyone messing with it. Fear not. Should someone alter the settings, the A5 realigns the sitting position back to your exact specifications with the touch of a button.
If you self-identify as a world explorer, you’ll go gaga for Audi Connect. This feature enables you to use Google Earth to search for destinations all over the globe, while providing realistic imagery on the 7-inch touchscreen. Using the browser of your choice, you’re able to send specific coordinates right to the A5.
The Premium Plus trim level can also transform your car into a concert hall with its 10-speaker sound system, which can blast your favorite tunes at 180 watts. If you’re not the playlist type, leave it to Sirius satellite radio to find some moving and grooving beats to parade you to your terminus.
Discover this lavish trim level for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also test drive any of the cars in our used vehicle inventory. Check out our selection here.