(Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 04:24PM by Laurel Steele)
Drivers in search of a crossover with exceptional fuel economy, superior comfort, and innovative storage options need look no further than a pre-owned 2016 Nissan Rogue.
A review by KBB.com explains that while the Rogue may look quick, it delivers a relaxed drive that doesn't feel jittery over rough surfaces. The electric-assist power-steering is responsive and easy to control.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.5-liter engine wielding 170-horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This far from small crossover puts out an outstanding fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Perhaps it’s time to turn the family vacation into a family road trip.
The tech feature that everyone is geeking out over is the 360-degree Around View Monitor which simultaneously films the four exterior zones. This helps you do small things like maneuver into a narrow parking spot or big things like avoiding a major collision.
Another great feature in the 2016 Rogue is the Divide-n-Hide Cargo System, which is a configurable storage system that allows 18 different variations for organizing your stuff. This is perfect for keeping smaller and more precarious items, like groceries or a gym bag, in the right place. There’s even an option that includes folding back the passenger seat to create the perfect space for cumbersome items.
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(Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 02:15AM by Laurel Steele)
Searching for the very best in luxury, technology, and class? Look no further than a pre-owned 2016 Lincoln MKZ.
A review by The Car Connection suggests that the 2016 MKZ has a more subtle take on luxury, adding that the cabin has a European look thanks to the modest branding and elegant contouring throughout. With an LCD touchscreen display and push-button transmission, Lincoln has made it clear that it can keep up with the techy features of its competitors.
When it comes to performance, the sporty MKZ is ready for anything. Opt for the 3.7-liter V6 engine and you’re treated to 300-horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. With the Lincoln Drive Control feature, you can adjust the settings for active noise cancellation, steering, stability and traction control, and shocks. This powertrain delivers a smooth and fast-paced experience that will inspire joy rides for years to come. With an EPA rating of 27 mpg on the highway, you can afford to hit the road whenever the mood strikes you.
Safety features like adaptive cruise control, inflatable rear seatbelts, and lane-keeping assist will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. If you ever find yourself passing a potential space just to avoid the headache of parallel parking, you're in luck. The MKZ comes with parking assist, which takes control of the steering wheel and guides the vehicle into the parking space, while the driver controls the braking.
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(Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 04:08PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade is the definition of luxury, class, and style. Read on to discover why you should consider a used model for your next car.
Safety features are always a priority and luckily the Escalade comes with a lot of them. For starters, drivers and passengers are treated to thorax airbags, front side airbags, as well as head-curtain side airbags across all three rows. The StabiliTrak system helps to keep the car on the road and avoid rollovers. It earned a five out of five-star rating in side and frontal crash protection tests.
The 6.2-liter V8 engine wields an amazing 403 horsepower and delivers a fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. A review by The Car Connection asserts that the Escalade provides more than enough perky power, even with a full load on a steep hill. Thanks to high-tech insulation, the interior is nearly silent, apart from the gentle melodic rumble of the V8.
The cabin is spacious, with plenty of head, leg, and elbow room for all three rows. Seats are supportive, roomy, and designed with adult passengers in mind. There will be no arguing over the thermostat in the Escalade, as the 2010 model comes with tri-zone climate control. It's also fitted with an eight-inch LCD screen with navigation, a Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system, and cooled front seats. If the cavernous trunk space isn’t enough for you, attach a rig and the Escalade can tow up to 7,800 pounds.
Take a used Escalade for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our full inventory of used SUVS online now.
(Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 07:54PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2014 Lincoln MKX for your next crossover vehicle. Its luxury features, eye-catching details, and infotainment system outshine its competitors.
The MKX can reach 60mph in 8 seconds, which is good for a car this size. The 3.7-liter V6 engine (shared by the Ford Mustang) cranks out 305-horsepower. Despite the fleet of ponies under the hood, this crossover provides a smooth and quiet ride.
A review by The Car Connection describes the interior of the cabin as “First Class”, with well-tailored details. High-grade wood, metallic trim, and leather accentuate the modern dashboard. This Lincoln can also comfortably seat five strapping adults and comes with respectable trunk space.
The crown technological jewel of the MKX is the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system, which is prominently displayed on an LCD touch screen. The system allows you to do hands-free calling, make entertainment selections, adjust climate controls, and alter the customizable gauge cluster.
Safety features for the 2013 MKX include a rearview camera, curtain airbags, blind-spot monitors, and stability control. Optional upgrades include collision warning and adaptive cruise control. This Lincoln was also named a Top Safety Pick by the hard-to-please IIHS.
Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and test drive a 2014 Lincoln MKX. You can also browse our full inventory of used Lincoln vehicles online now.
(Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 08:52PM by Laurel Steele)
When it comes to heavy duty driving, hauling, and towing, there's a myriad of truck choices. But if you want to add comfort, tech specs, and safety to your vehicle, the list of potential candidates gets shorter. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t put the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado on your short list for your next used truck.
According to a review by The Car Connection, the 2013 Silverado appeals to truck traditionalists and provides a straightforward package. Indeed, this Chevy will make truck lovers very happy with its impressive handling and towing capability. The 6.6-liter V8 diesel engine has the potential to unleash 397 horsepower and a whopping 765 pound-feet of torque. For people serious about transporting a lot of stuff, the 2500HD model can pull a 10,000-pound trailer with ease.
The Silverado is even a great option for those outside of your stereotypical work truck owner. This Chevrolet has become increasingly popular with business professionals seeking a luxury commuter, as well as people looking for a comfortable ride when doing long distance towing. GM’s OnStar system comes standard and provides very handy emergency services and navigation assistance. Optional tech features include multiple power outlets and the ability to become a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Take a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or browse our selection of used trucks online now.
(Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 07:09PM by Laurel Steele)
The Chevrolet Suburban has been making waves since 1935 and, eighty years later, the 2015 model is no exception. Its amazing towing capability and carrying capacity set it apart from its competitors and garner it a top choice for your next used SUV.
Tech features abound in this Chevy, with a sizeable eight-inch touch screen mounted high on the dashboard. The clearly displayed infotainment and navigation features are easy to use. Optional features include a heated steering wheel, onboard 4G connectivity, and video players for passengers.
With the third row of seating removed, the Suburban provides an impressive 137 cubic feet of cargo, which means you can bring everything and the kitchen sink on your next adventure. This super SUV still provides 39 cubic feet of cargo with all the seats in place, making it ready to take on any shopping sprees or epic supermarket runs.
The 5.3-liter V8 engine is a force to be reckoned with wielding 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Given its size, the Suburban delivers an admirable 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
A review by Car and Driver says that the exceptionally quiet interior makes the Suburban a great choice for a highway cruiser. It performs surprisingly well on back roads and at top speeds. Maneuvering through busy parking lots is a breeze with the SUV’s improved electric power steering.
Get behind the wheel of a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our full inventory of pre-owned SUVS online.
(Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 12:55AM by Laurel Steele)
If you shy away from unnecessary tech features or monstrous gas guzzlers, don’t worry; Hyundai made a car with you in mind. With its exceptional value, superior comfort, and noteworthy performance, the 2014 Accent deserves consideration for your next pre-owned car.
This Hyundai subcompact boasts an elegant exterior, with gentle curves and stylish contours. A review by The Car Connection states that the Accent has one of the best interiors in its class, calling it spacious and comfortable.
Inside, you’ll find a simple, well laid out controls made from low-gloss plastics. Extra tall front seat passengers can get in and out of the car with ease and are treated to plenty of legroom and headroom. Drivers will appreciate the well-placed storage spaces for phones, drinks, and change.
The Accent handles well and accelerates with ease, thanks to its 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which can crank out 138 horsepower. It's equipped with standard features like power accessories and air conditioning. This updated model also received an improved base audio system, a driver’s blind-spot mirror, and a one-touch turn signal.
Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and take a Hyundai Accent for a test drive. You can also browse our complete used car inventory online.
(Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 07:39PM by Laurel Steele)
The 2013 Dodge Dart has established itself as a high-quality option in the competitive economy car segment. Its amazing fuel economy, admirable comfort, and outstanding safety ratings make it a worthy contender for your next used vehicle.
While the Dart is technically considered an economy car, the roomy interior is edging in on being branded a mid-size sedan. The spacious back seats can comfortably fit taller adults, which is a rarity in compact vehicles.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine cranks out an admirable 160 horsepower. This particular powertrain delivers plenty of torque, easy acceleration, a touch of sportiness, and smooth handling. Drivers will fawn over the Dart’s exceptional fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. With this car, a gas bill is one less thing to worry about.
This Dodge is equipped with 10 airbags, as well as blind-spot alert, cross-traffic detection, and a myriad of other electronic safety systems. Not surprisingly, the 2013 Dart was a superstar in U.S. crash-test ratings, earning a five-star overall rating from the federal government, as well as the coveted Top Safety Pick+ status by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A review by The Car Connection points out that such prestige makes it one of the highest-rated cars in the compact segment.
Take a Dodge Dart for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our extensive inventory of used cars online now.
(Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:58PM by Laurel Steele)
No matter our age, we all feel a bit of nostalgia when we see a Volkswagen Beetle. The first model was released over seven decades ago in 1945 and today it’s better than ever. Consider a pre-owned 2013 model for your next car.
A review by The Car Connection says that the 2013 Beetle, “is both its own car and at the same time, tied solidly to its past.” Indeed, the exterior still has the distinct VW Bug contours and aesthetics, but it also comes with a sleek 21st-century silhouette that’s guaranteed to impress.
While the interior has been fitted with all the modern comforts we’ve come to expect, it still has a vintage element that all Beetle enthusiasts will adore. It doesn't hurt to have spacious front seating with ample foot and leg room.
The 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine cranks out 170-horsepower, which is more than enough zip to get you around town. It has a respectable fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The 2013 Bug also does well on road trips and the already spacious 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, nearly doubles to 29.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.
Take a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our full inventory of pre-owned vehicles online.
(Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:25PM by Laurel Steele)
According to an article by The Car Connection, the 2014 Nissan LEAF is both the greenest and most popular battery electric car in the world. Consider this practical, stylish, money-saving vehicle for your next eco-friendly car.
The Japanese vehicle has become particularly popular in energy conscious regions like California and the Pacific Northwest. With an astounding 84 mile electric range, it’s easy to see why. The 2014 model's smooth and nearly silent ride don't hurt either.
But what has most consumers raving is the exceptionally low cost to run the LEAF. In fact, drivers report spending one-fifth to one-third of what they would have spent on running a gasoline car. You'll ultimately spend just pennies per mile, which is drastically less than similar gasoline-run vehicles.
The LEAF runs on a 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack located within the floor pan and under the rear seat. This battery powers the 80-kilowatt 107-horsepower electric motor, which drives the front two wheels. Pump the breaks and the motor acts as a generator for the battery.
With a 240-volt Level 2 charging station, the LEAF can be recharged in as little as 4 hours. You can track its progress, as well as pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin, all from an app on your smartphone.
Take a Nissan LEAF for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also browse our extensive inventory of pre-owned electric and hybrid cars online.