(Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 07:58PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you on the lookout for a compact performance car? Consider a used 2011 Audi S4, which comes with a powerful engine that’s guaranteed to catapult you from Point A to Point B. Although this car has remote engine start, we’ll bet that you want to be behind the wheel when it purrs to life.
The driver and copilot both get eight-way power adjustable seats, which are both styled appropriately with sports trim. Brushed aluminum trim and a black headliner give the accurate impression that this is a very fast car- you go 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, to be precise. Optional features include a navigation system, leather upholstery, and an Olufsen premium audio system.
This high performance car is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine which wields a muscular 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The S4 delivers a fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
With great power comes great safety features. According to Cars.com, the Audi S4 has a slew of airbags including frontal, side curtain, and torso protection. Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control are standard.
Ready to experience thrill in the lap of luxury? Visit us at Sound Ford and take a pre-owned Audi S4 for a spin. You can also browse our complete used car inventory online, which is comprised of more than 200 vehicles.
(Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 08:47PM by Laurel Steele)
A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 83% of cars bought by parents for teenagers were pre-owned. For this reason, the association compiled a list of their top safety picks for used vehicles for young drivers. IIHS President Adrian Lund President says, "[These] used vehicles can help consumers factor in safety, in addition to affordability."
To make the cut, each of the vehicles listed below had to receive an overall four or five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They were also required to have a “Good” score for the moderate overlap front test from the IIHS.
(Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 04:47PM by Laurel Steele)
The day your son or daughter blows out the candles on their 16th birthday cake is bittersweet. Your child is well on the way to adulthood, but also ready to head to the DMV to get his or her first driver’s license. While you may be feeling your blood pressure increase, there is a way to put your mind at ease.
The hard-to-please panel at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently compiled a comprehensive list of the safest pre-owned vehicles for teen drivers. To make the cut, each of them had to come with ESC. This feature helps your child stay in control of the car on slippery or winding surfaces. Check out some of their top suggestions for the used midsize segment below.
(Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 06:20PM by Laurel Steele)
The Infiniti Q50 is a sleek luxury sedan, which comes with a powerful motor and cutting edge tech features that are sure to make drivers and passengers alike quite happy. According to a review by KBB.com, this car brings the best in speed and comfort. Consider a used 2014 model for your next vehicle.
The 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers a powerful 328 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The Q50 with all-wheel drive received an EPA rating of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Tech gurus will love the dual LCD touchscreen panels located in the center stack. The larger 8-inch display allows you to control audio and navigation, while the lower one provides additional information. For example, if you’ve routed yourself to a destination, the top will show an aerial map, while the bottom will notify you of nearby points of interest.
Music aficionados should consider upgrading to the Studio on Wheels by Bose. Whether you’re listening to a Top-40 station on HD radio or jamming out to your Beethoven playlist, this 14-speaker sound system is guaranteed to impress.
Take a pre-owned 2014 Infiniti Q50 for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also browse our complete used car inventory, which includes more than 200 vehicles.
(Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 06:05PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2014 Lexus CT 200h is the perfect option for those in need of excellent mileage and cutting-edge safety features. Plus, with leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an eight-way power driver seat, you also know you’re getting a healthy dose of opulence.
Edmunds lauds the Safety Connect telematics system, which includes high-tech features like stolen-vehicle location, automatic collision notification, and emergency assistance. Antilock disc brakes and a slew of airbags come standard.
The CT 200h gave an outstanding performance in crash tests receiving a top rating of “Good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for side-impact and roof strength, as well as moderate-overlap frontal-offset.
This hybrid runs on a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, along with a pair of electric motors and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Through their combined efforts, the CT 200h produces 134 horsepower. Drivers will enjoy a noteworthy fuel economy of 43 miles per gallon in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
Ready to experience true luxury? Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and take a 2014 CT 200h for a test drive. You can also check out our complete used Lexus inventory online now.
(Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 05:55PM by Laurel Steele)
Is your family on the lookout for a used vehicle with great mileage and top-notch tech features? Consider a pre-owned 2014 Subaru Impreza Limited. This hatchback also comes with ample cargo space for summer trips and epic shopping adventures.
Special features for the Limited trim level include automatic climate control, a touchscreen audio interface, and luxurious leather upholstery. Edmunds recommends the navigation package, which comes with a larger interface and rearview camera. This system also allows you to use Aha, a smartphone-based streaming Internet radio.
This Subaru runs on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 148 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. Impreza owners will enjoy a praise-worthy fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
The Impreza is a great car for family vacations thanks to the generous cargo space, starting at 22.5 cubic-feet. If it’s a romantic camping trip for two, fold down the rear seats and you get a cavernous 52.4 cu-ft of room for luggage, supplies, and a massive tent.
Take a used 2014 Subaru Impreza for a test drive today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete used hatchback inventory online now.
(Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:42AM by Laurel Steele)
If you need a reliable car that gets great mileage for long commutes but is also a blast to take on the road for the weekends, consider a pre-owned 2016 Mazda6. This sports sedan is where fun meets function.
The Mazda6 comes with an impressive infotainment system, along with a 7-inch touchscreen for navigating different features like HD radio, Internet apps, and text messaging. This sedan will even automatically alert emergency services in the case of a collision.
You can rest assured that the inside of the Mazda6 will keep you happy, but what about what’s under the hood? The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces a feisty 184 hp and 185 pound-feet of torque. Drivers will enjoy a fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
According to a review by Edmunds, the 6 accelerates with ease and delivers a smooth and quiet ride. Thanks to its sporty tuning and responsive steering, this Mazda is fun to drive, but also practical for day-to-day use.
Take a pre-owned Mazda6 for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can also browse our complete used car inventory, which includes over 200 vehicles.
(Posted on May 28, 2017 at 10:12PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you on the lookout for a crossover that delivers the comfort of a full-size SUV with the drivability of a midsize sedan? Consider a used 2014 Kia Sorento, which KBB.com calls an amazing deal for any budget.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in this crossover gets a peppy 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. You can expect a fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Thanks to its slightly shorter wheelbase, the Sorento is easy to maneuver, especially in crowded parking lots. Plus, with an impressive turning radius of just 17.2’, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in cramped areas.
So often, backseat passengers are neglected by car designers, but that isn’t the case in this Kia. Those seated in the second row can enjoy sliding and reclining chairs, which fold down into a 40/20/40 split. Standard conveniences include steering-wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. Subtle touches like a leather transmission selector boot and an LCD speedometer elevate the ambiance in the cabin.
Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. You can take a used Kia Sorento for a test drive or check out our complete pre-owned SUV inventory.
(Posted on May 26, 2017 at 10:59PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you looking for an upgrade in mileage, comfort, technology, and every other conceivable category? Consider a pre-owned 2016 Volkswagen Passat for your next luxury sedan.
The 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers an eager 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. You’ll enjoy an outstanding fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
This Passat comes with a long list of standard features like dual-zone climate control, USB connectivity, and a rearview camera. You even get an infotainment system, which can be navigated through a 5.1-inch display.
Optional safety features include Rear Traffic Alert with Braking and Forward Collision Warning, which come in handy in crowded parking lots and on busy highways. If you want to eliminate some daily driving stress, consider upgrading to the semi-automatic parallel parking and radar-based smart cruise control.
According a KBB.com review, the Passat comes with enough rear seating space to keep NBA players happy. In fact, with 39.1 inches of legroom, you can rest assured that any extra tall passengers in back will be comfortable.
(Posted on May 26, 2017 at 10:50PM by Laurel Steele)
If you spend a lot of your day on the road, you need a vehicle that delivers great mileage and a host of tech features to keep you entertained. Luckily, a 2016 Toyota Corolla does exactly that. Consider a used model for your next compact car.
The Corolla comes with a surprising amount of rear legroom in back, thanks to a recent 3-inch increase in the wheelbase. This extra space will be much appreciated by your carpooling coworkers. Speaking of the commute, you’ll be pleased to learn that this Toyota received an outstanding EPA rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
When you’re stuck in gridlock traffic, sometimes Top 40 radio just won’t cut it. In the 2016 Corolla, however, you get a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen to keep you connected and entertained. The optional Entune App Suite lets you use Yelp, Pandora, Bing, and Facebook from behind the wheel. According to an Edmunds review, this infotainment system also gives you real-time stock, sports, and traffic data.
Are you ready to see if a used Corolla could be your commuting companion? Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take a 2016 model for a test drive. You can also check out our complete pre-owned inventory online, which includes more than 200 vehicles.