(Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 05:14PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want comfort, value, and a generous portion of adventure, consider a pre-owned 2008 Pontiac G6. The elegant exterior gives off a deceptively tame vibe, while the V6 engine is ready to catapult you around the next bend. Read on to see what makes this sedan so special.
Opt for the 3.5-liter V6 engine and you’ll get a feisty 219 horsepower with the same figure of torque. You can expect a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which Edmunds agrees is typical for this segment. Feeling mischievous? Hit the gas and you’ll go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds.
Inside this Pontiac, you’ll feel cozy and supported in the stylish driver’s seat, which keeps you firmly in place when you hit those sharp turns. The interior is lined with elegant chrome accents, which elevate the ambiance by a few pegs. Thanks to the long wheelbase, this cabin provides ample room for both front and backseat passengers, even in the coupe.
The 2008 Pontiac G6 performed well in crash tests, with both the coupe and sedan receiving five out of five stars from the government for driver protection frontal impact, with the sedan earning a five-star score for side-impact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the sedan their “Good” seal of approval, which is the top possible score.
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(Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 05:16AM by Laurel Steele)
Though commonplace, sedans are some of the most versatile vehicles there are. In recent years, they’ve also become some of the most diverse. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family car, something to make the neighbors green with envy, or a set of wheels that rarely meets a gas station, a used sedan is your best bet.
In a recent article, Autobytel listed their top 10 choices for used sedans. While compiling their list, they examined standard features like engine type, airbags, transmission, and traction control. Check out their picks below and see if there’s one that catches your eye.
Are you looking for the used car of your dreams? At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington we have a constantly expanding inventory of high-quality used sedans produced by a diverse number of automakers. Visit us today to take one for a test drive or browse our complete used inventory online now.
(Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 05:41PM by Laurel Steele)
For decades, luxury car connoisseurs have turned to overseas automakers for vehicles, citing their superior quality and driving experience. However, there’s a new car in town that combines American brawn with European elegance to create a luxury sedan that demands a second look. Read on to see why you should consider a pre-owned 2014 Cadillac ATS for your next car.
This American car drives like a lot of its European competitors, with responsive steering and adept handling. The 2014 ATS comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers an intimidating 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. You can expect a fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The full leather interior sets the luxurious tone for the ATS, while leather, wood, and metal accents elevate the aesthetic even further. The driver and co-pilot will fit snugly and comfortably into their sport bucket seats. Head, elbow, and legroom are ample, which means drivers of every shape and size will be happy. There are plenty of small storage cubbies peppered throughout the cabin for all of your personal items.
The ATS received top marks in crash tests, garnering a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to a slew of airbags, optional safety features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning system.
This Caddy comes with a host of advanced tech features including Bose audio, power accessories, and climate control, with the option to add on a navigation system and expanded media connectivity. A review by The Car Connection lauds the CUE infotainment system, which they describe as having a unique combination of haptic feedback and capacitive touch.
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(Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 05:22AM by Laurel Steele)
According to The Car Connection, the Honda Accord has long been one of America’s top-10 bestselling cars. In fact, it’s been a popular family vehicle since the 1980s with competing automakers doing their best to keep up. If you spent a lot of your childhood in the backseat of a Honda and want the same safe and comfortable experience for your kids, consider a pre-owned 2014 Accord for your next family car.
Doubtless, this Honda has been given some serious upgrades since the days of your youth. A recent redesign to the exterior and cabin make it a sleek and attractive option. MacPherson struts ensure great handling and a quiet ride for you and your passengers. Honda has also optimized the interior space to ensure that people in the front and back enjoy maximum comfort. Your sulky 6-foot teenager will be just as comfortable in back as your fidgety toddler.
The Accord comes with a base four-cylinder engine, which uses direct injection technology to deliver an enhanced ride. You can opt for the V6 engine, which cranks out a feisty 278 horsepower. Drivers can expect a satisfying fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the four-cylinder and 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway with the V6.
Stuffed to the gills with safety features, this sedan comes with high-tech options normally reserved for pricier vehicles. Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning render highway driving stress-free. Hit the turn signal and the new LaneWatch Blind Spot Display feature will show you a wide view of the passenger side of the car on the touchscreen display.
Take a pre-owned Honda Accord for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our full inventory of used Honda vehicles online.
(Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 04:44AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want to experience heart-racing power every time you leave your driveway, consider a used 2013 BMW 328i for your next luxury car. This vehicle is perfect for thrill seekers who also value comfort and practicality. It delivers a good fuel-economy, top-notch safety features, and a serious adrenaline rush.
This car is sure to turn heads, although it may appear as a blur to stationary onlookers. The 328i is fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out a generous 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It comes with twin-scroll turbocharging, which delivers a boost of power in an instant. Using manual transmission, you’ll be catapulted from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.7 seconds. Drivers can expect a fuel economy as high as 34 mpg on the highway.
A review by The Car Connection says that the ride quality comes with satisfying and crisp control. You’ll also get Driving Dynamics Control which allows you to toggle between Comfort, Eco Pro, Sport, and Sport+ modes using a rocker switch located next to your knee. Sport mode enhances steering response, whereas Sport+ gives increased slip from the stability control. Drivers can opt for the Adaptive M Sport suspension package, which comes with electronically controlled damping.
Inside the BMW 328i, the driver and co-pilot’s chairs are expertly designed with maximum adjustability for people of every shape and size. If you find yourself living in a cold or drizzly climate for a good portion of the year, consider the Cold Weather Package which comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front and back seats, and retractable headlight washers.
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(Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 03:55AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a car that’s beautiful inside and out, then consider a used 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. This sedan provides not only class and refinement, but also offers top-notch comfort, technology, and safety. Read on to discover why it could be the right choice for your next vehicle.
An Edmunds review says that the 2011 Malibu strikes the precarious balance between ride and handling, along with confident cornering and a peaceful ride. With an endorsement like that, it’s hard not to give this super sedan a second look. This Chevy comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 169 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. Drivers can expect a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The cabin is sophisticated to match the sleek exterior. Seating is comfortable and there’s ample legroom for passengers in the back. The Malibu comes standard with keyless entry, a six-speaker stereo, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and automatic headlights. Optional tech features include Bluetooth, heated front seats, remote engine start, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Malibu is fitted with great safety features like stability and traction control, front side airbags, and curtain airbags, as well as the trusty OnStar telematics. It performed well in crash tests, receiving a five-star rating for overall side crash protection from the government. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a “Good” rating (the top possible rating) in side-impact and frontal-offset tests.
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(Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 05:46PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2011 Audi S4 is an absolute showstopper. The luxurious materials, ferocious engine, and thrilling ride make it an option too good to pass over. Consider a used model for your next luxury sedan.
An Edmunds review hails the S4's excellent response and compliant transmission, saying that the car “offers the purest driver’s experience”. The 3.0-liter V6 engine is a force to be reckoned with, cranking out 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. There’s a 40% front/60% back torque split through the AWD system. Hit the gas and you’ll go from zero to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Inspired by the A4 sedan, the S4 adds a sumptuous cabin with top-quality materials, leather upholstery, and an expertly designed dashboard. The above average navigation system will make your journey stress free and the Bang & Olufsen audio system will provide the soundtrack.
The heated eight-way power sports seats in the front ensure that you and your co-pilot will be supremely comfortable. Back seat passengers are not forgotten and are treated to plenty of head and legroom, plus seating that remains supportive even on longer drives.
The SR is overflowing with amazing tech features that will make all of your friends green with envy. The standard sedan comes with a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and eight-way power sports seats. With the Prestige trim level, you’ll get a 14-speaker stereo system, driver memory functions, an MMI controller, along with real-time traffic and HD radio. The optional Audi Drive Select Package provides a sport rear differential, an enhanced steering system, and adaptive suspension dampers to enhance your driving experience.
Experience the thrill of an Audi S4 at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our full pre-owned Audi inventory here.
(Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 03:33AM by Laurel Steele)
Whether you’re looking for your first luxury sedan or are a seasoned enthusiast, make sure that a pre-owned 2015 Hyundai Genesis is at the top of your short list. This unlikely frontrunner is guaranteed to impress.
A review by The Car Connection found that the 2015 Genesis delivered a strong performance and nuanced driving demeanor. This Hyundai is fitted with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that boasts a hefty 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. Drivers will enjoy the four-mode system which includes Normal, Sport, Snow and Eco. Each mode adapts throttle response, stability control, and shift quality depending on the setting.
Front seats offer superior and customizable comfort with four-way lumbar and 12-direction power adjustments, as well as heating and ventilation. Passengers in the back have by no means been neglected. Space is ample, the comfy seats are heated, and your taller friends will have no trouble getting in and out. Plus, a hushed ride means there’s no need to shout conversations between the two rows.
The Genesis received top-notch safety ratings from both the government and the IIHS, with the latter naming it a Top Safety Pick+. This car comes with front and rear parking assistance, a rearview camera, and high-beam assist. Additional high-tech safety features include blind spot and lane keep assist, as well as steering correction. There’s even haptic feedback which vibrates your steering wheel when a hazard is detected.
Hyundai has pulled out all the stops for technology features, making big updates to the BlueLink telematics system. Drivers can now use remote start, Google Glass, and Google Destination Search right inside their car. There’s also a new notification system, which provides recommended departure times and alerts to cool your car on sweltering days.
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(Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 04:21PM by Laurel Steele)
When the Hyundai Elantra first graced the auto scene nearly three decades ago, it received no standing ovations. At the time, no one wrote home about the stunning lines and features of this mid-size sedan. Today, it’s one of the top compact cars in the business, outshining competitors like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. If you want a finely tuned car that delivers exceptional value, consider a pre-owned 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
This Hyundai comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 148 horsepower and131 pound-feet of torque. A review by The Car Connection comments that the Elantra delivers a smooth ride and accelerates well through both a manual and automatic transmission. It also laud’s the car nearly silent cabin, which employs cutting-edge sound insulation to guarantee a quiet ride for you and your passengers.
Safety is always a concern and the Elantra’s crash test scores will put anyone’s mind at ease. It received a perfect five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It also garnered a Top Safety Pick from the sticklers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, receiving a “Good” score (the top possible rating) in all but one category.
Inside the Elantra, front seat passengers will be able to spread out, while back seat passengers are treated to ample head and legroom. The interior is fitted with copious storage cubbies, including a covered bin located in front of the shift lever. Inside, you’ll also find a power point, USB port, and aux jack.
Take a Hyundai Elantra for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete inventory of pre-owned Hyundai vehicles online now.
(Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 06:21AM by Laurel Steele)
Since 2010, the Nissan LEAF has been making a name for itself in the competitive world of electric cars. The Japanese automaker made some big changes for the 2014 model, including an increased electric range of 84 miles. Big updates were also made to the interior, which may surprise people expecting the bare bones cabin typically found in an economy car. Consider a pre-owned Nissan LEAF for your first electric car.
Have a seat in the LEAF and the first thing you’ll notice is the modern center stack, which is home to a large 7-inch screen. The user-friendly infotainment system includes navigation, entertainment options, and smartphone pairing for making hands-free calls. A cutting-edge split-level instrument panel display allows you to stay in the know about your car’s inner workings.
Edmunds explains that since the LEAF was built as an electric car from the get-go, Nissan designers conveniently placed the battery pack beneath the floor of the cabin, which makes for a reasonably spacious interior. Head and legroom is top-notch and will keep extra tall drivers happy.
The LEAF doesn’t shy away from epic shopping adventures or warehouse spending sprees. Behind the back row, there’s a surprising 24 cubic-feet of cargo room, which expands to 30 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.
See the inside of a Nissan LEAF for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our complete inventory of pre-owned Nissan vehicles online.