(Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 01:45AM by Laurel Steele)
Greetings from Sound Ford! We have a growing inventory of pre-owned luxury vehicles, including the 2016 Lincoln MKZ. This exceptional sedan is fitted with cutting-edge technology, unbeatable handling, and outstanding safety ratings.
Opt for the 3.7-liter V6 engine and you’ll get a whopping 300 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain delivers a respectable fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. An Edmunds road test found that the MKZ could reach 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds.
The MKZ comes with a generous list of standard tech features like an 8-inch touchscreen, SYNC voice commands, MyLincoln Touch infotainment system, and configurable gauge cluster displays.
This Lincoln was an all-star in crash tests, receiving a full five stars for overall safety from the government. It also earned a top “Good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in whiplash protection, side-impact, roof-strength, and moderate-overlap frontal-offset.
With enviable power and top-of-the-line features, who could resist the Lincoln MKZ? If you’re living in the Seattle, Bellevue, or Renton areas, come take a used model for a test drive at Sound Ford. Don’t forget to check out our complete Lincoln inventory online.
(Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:49AM by Laurel Steele)
Welcome to Sound Ford! We’re here to help you find the perfect used car. We have an ever expanding inventory of pre-owned vehicles, including most of the models KBB.com recently listed as the top 10 best-selling cars in America for 2016. See the top five below and vehicles 6-10 here.
The #1 best-selling vehicle in America is the Ford F-Series. Whether it’s an F-150 or Super Duty, you can depend on this unstoppable and unparalleled pickup truck.
Experience the benefits of each of these used vehicles at Sound Ford. You can take any of these models for a spin to find the one that works for you. Don’t forget to browse our complete used vehicle inventory online.
(Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 02:12AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want to find the top used cars in the Seattle, Washington area, look no further than Sound Ford. In addition to used Ford vehicles, we also sell major nameplates like Honda, Toyota, and Nissan. When looking over KBB.com’s list of 2016’s best-selling vehicles, it’s no surprise that the following models were some of America's favorites last year.
Available as a 5-door hatchback, sports coupe, or sedan, the Honda Civic offers different options for different drivers.
If you want to try any of these models out for yourself, visit us at Sound Ford. We’re sure that you’ll find the used car that’s right for you. Don’t forget to check out our complete pre-owned car inventory and Part II of this article.
(Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 03:15AM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2015 Nissan Altima for your next vehicle. Not only does this family favorite offer exemplary comfort, but it also comes with a myriad of safety and infotainment features that will make all of your nearest and dearest very happy.
The Altima’s base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers a healthy 182 horsepower. This powertrain has an impressive EPA rating of 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. If you want a bit more power, The Car Connection suggests opting for the 3.5-liter V6.
When you’ve got loved ones in the front and back seats, safety is always a priority. You can rest easy in the 2015 Altima, as it was named a Top Safety Pick by the ultra-picky Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also comes with a long list of standard and optional safety features like blind-spot monitors, a lane-departure warning system, and a rearview camera.
The Altima’s cutting-edge technology doesn’t end with safety features. Drivers and passengers will also enjoy the car’s new and improved infotainment system, which allows you to use Google Maps for navigation and stream music from Pandora. Incoming text-to-voice translation, audio streaming, and an auxiliary jack are also included.
If you think a used Altima could be the right choice for your family, bring everyone down to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take one for a spin. You can also browse our complete pre-owned Nissan inventory online now.
(Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 08:14PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want exceptional safety, superior features, and a comfortable interior in your car, then look no further than a pre-owned BMW 328i. This sedan combines the unwavering quality of a German classic with a healthy dose of luxury. Consider a used 2012 model for your next sedan.
The 328i comes with a long list of standard comfort features like automatic dual-zone climate control, eight-way manual front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leatherette premium vinyl seats. Tech features include a premium sound system, HD radio, and the iDrive electronics infotainment interface.
The sedan runs on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which cranks out a generous 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Both the automatic and manual transmissions are set with an automatic start/stop function, which cuts the engine when you’re at a full stop in order to save on gas. Drivers will be pleased with the outstanding estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
This BMW was a safety all-star, receiving a top “Good” rating for side and roof strength as well as frontal-offset tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. An Edmunds braking test revealed that the 328i was able to reach a complete stop from 60 mph in just 115 feet.
This car also comes standard with a traction and stability control system, which uses a number of innovative features to enhance braking. For example, if you suddenly lift off the throttle, it will automatically snug the brake pads to the car’s rotors. It also regularly dries the brake rotors when your windshield wipers are turned on.
Experience the thrill of a BMW 328i for yourself. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington you can take a used model for a test drive. You can also browse our complete pre-owned BMW inventory online.
(Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 05:02PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want the ultimate used SUV, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t consider the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban. This sports utility vehicle can tow as much as 8,300 pounds and haul up to nine passengers. Foldable seats give you an expansive cargo space to safely bring your most precious belongings.
This gargantuan SUV runs on a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which delivers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to its brawny powertrain, the Suburban tackles acceleration for mountain climbs, highway mergers, and passing traffic with aplomb. Given its sheer size, it received a respectable EPA rating of 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel drive model gets 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
The Suburban is loaded with safety features like the class-exclusive front-center airbag. You can also opt for a lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision alerts. The Car Connection explains that the high-tech head-up display delivers essential information right to your line of sight.
Optional infotainment features include an 8.0-inch LCD touchscreen display, Blue-ray DVD entertainment system, and Chevy MyLink connectivity. You can also add keyless ignition, a cargo-management system, and a power tailgate. If you need to be plugged in at all times, you have the option to include as many as six power outlets and six USB ports.
Try out a pre-owned Chevy Suburban for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our complete used SUV inventory online, which includes top of the line models by Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and more.
(Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 04:47PM by Laurel Steele)
Inspecting a used car can be pretty overwhelming. You don’t want to invest your hard-earned money only to discover pre-existing problems down the road. Don’t worry. There are some easy inspection steps you can follow when checking out your potential new-to-you ride. Watch the video below to see some helpful tips for inspecting a used vehicle.
Make sure you bring a few handy materials with you on your test driving adventure. Simple items like paper for notetaking, an MP3 player/smartphone to test syncing capabilities, and a flashlight to check darker corners can make a big difference. It also helps to view the car when the sun is shining, as you’ll be able to spot paint chipping, rust, and minor dents much more easily.
Now, it’s time to look at the vehicle’s underbelly to check for dents and rust. Even though you wouldn’t see it on a daily basis, these things can cause problems for you in the future. Pop the hood and keep an eye out for color and metallic differences. Inspect the belt to make sure it doesn’t have any major defects or extreme wear. Also, check fluid levels for the coolant, engine oil, and brake fluid.
Give the driver’s seat a thorough look over for surface damage. Sit down and assess your comfort level, as well as the seat’s maneuverability. Once you’re nice and cozy, test out all of the equipment within arm’s reach. That includes the lights, steering wheel, stereo, AC, and horn. You should also make sure to double check the meter reading.
(Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:40AM by Laurel Steele)
If you’re on the prowl for a fuel efficient, powerful, and reliable small car, look no further than a used 2010 Honda Civic. This stylish hatchback was ahead of its time, even back in 2006, and its futuristic exterior has been imitated by several automakers over the years. Consider a pre-owned Honda Civic for your next vehicle.
The base engine is a surprisingly peppy 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 140 horsepower, which delivers an impressive 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. This seemingly modest engine performs well and isn’t afraid of acceleration. If you want to get more vroom out of your car, opt for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and you’ll get 197 horsepower, along with a six-speed manual gearbox.
A review by The Car Connection found that the Honda Civic provided responsive steering and exceptional handling, thanks to its finely tuned suspension. The Civic performed well in safety tests earning top “good” ratings from the sticklers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who also named the car a “Top Safety Pick”. This Honda comes standard with anti-lock brakes, as well as driver’s side and side curtain airbags.
Do you think a Honda Civic could be the right car for you? Take a pre-owned model for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our complete inventory of used Honda vehicles online.
(Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 04:41PM by Laurel Steele)
Has your family outgrown its vehicle? Perhaps your teenagers have reached their unavoidable growth spurts and now the trusty family minivan is getting a bit too cramped for everyone. If this is the case, consider a pre-owned 2012 Honda Pilot for your next family vehicle.
This boxy sports utility vehicle comes with oodles of space. Even the third row can comfortably fit adults. The pilot and captain’s chairs are exceptionally roomy and supportive. Move back a row and you’ll get adjustable second row seating that can be maneuvered to allow access to the back row or to maximize legroom. The last two rows can both fold forward and are split 60/40 to create ample cargo space when you need it.
This Honda runs on a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine which wields a brawny 250 horsepower. It gets a respectable 25 mpg on the highway, which makes this eight-passenger vehicle one of the most efficient in its segment.
According to The Car Connection, the Pilot delivers a smooth and responsive ride. The driver is given both a high vantage point and easy maneuverability thanks to the car-like unibody design. If you spend part or most of your year driving through snow or mud, consider the four-wheel-drive models, which can also tow as much as 4,500 pounds.
Take a Honda Pilot for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete used SUV inventory online now.
This SUV is equally happy in the city and in the country. The tall ride height and AWD make snowy and bumpy roads a breeze, while the narrower frame makes navigating crowded city streets a cinch. The Forester comes with seating for five passengers and 69 cubic-feet of cargo space.
The Ford Escape Hybrid is quite the exception to the gas-guzzling SUV stereotype. This eco-friendly vehicle gets 34 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. It runs on an electric motor and a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine. There’s comfortable seating for five and a respectable 65 cubic-feet of cargo space.
If you do a lot of your driving in wet or cold weather, consider this crossover. The Honda CR-V performs exceptionally well under slick circumstances. Seating for all five passengers is ample and well supported. You’ll get a generous 73 cubic-feet of storage space for all of your odds and ends.
If you want an SUV that’s fun to drive, try the Nissan Murano. It runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which cranks out 240 horsepower and 244 pound-feet of torque. Want to tow a heavy load? No problem. The Murano can tow as much as 3,500 pounds of trailer weight.
Arguably the original crossover, the Outback promises exceptional stability and control thanks to its low center of gravity and all-wheel drive. Look for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and you’ll be rewarded with a feisty 243 horsepower. This SUV fits five people and 66 cubic-feet of your stuff.
Do you want to try some of these SUVs out for yourself? Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take any one of them for a test drive. You can also browse our complete pre-owned SUV inventory online now.