(Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 09:00PM by Laurel Steele)
Looking for an upscale sedan that can meet your basic needs as well as your style and tech standards? Try a pre-owned 2014 Kia Cadenza Premium for all of the above.
On the interior, you’ll find exquisite White Nappa Leather seats throughout, with the front two being heated. Passengers in the back can enjoy ample space for both their feet and shoulders. Everyone can glance up at the stunning view from the panoramic sunroof.
The instrument panel comes with an easy to read 8-inch digital display, which can be used for navigation, search, and other useful features. The Kia also includes nifty radar-based ASCC, which automatically adjusts the Cadenza's speed to maintain a safe distance between other cars. This can eliminate a lot of the stress drivers face on the highway.
With its 3.3-liter V6 engine, the Cadenza delivers a hearty 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Don’t let the lack of racing stripes fool you, the Cadenza can reach 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and hit the quarter-mile mark in just under 15 seconds.
An Auto Blog review found that the 2014 Kia Cadenza was great for daily activities, like carpooling, commuting, and running errands and performed admirably on road trips. The EPA gives the Cadenza 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Browse our online selection of used cars or visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take one for a test drive.
(Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 08:55PM by Laurel Steele)
The Camry graced the auto scene in 1983 and Toyota has since sold 10.2 million units. One thing that’s irrefutable is that since its inception, the Camry has made exponential improvements with each model. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned sedan with high-ratings and a low price tag, consider a pre-owned 2015 Toyota Camry.
An Auto Blog review describes the 2015 Camry as a huge reinvention from previous models and more upscale than its predecessors. The new body is both chiseled and smooth, giving it an air of poise.
The 2015 Camry delivers a smooth and quiet journey for drivers and passengers alike. Recent upgrades to the springs and shocks provide responsive steering and maneuvering without compromising the easy ride that the Camry is known for.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to get you around town. With a fuel economy estimate of 25 mph in the city and 35 mph on the highway, the Camry is a good option for longer trips as well. Safety options include rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, and a pre-collision system.
(Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 10:25PM by Laurel Steele)
We all need balance in our lives and that extends to the car we choose. Do you want a minivan that can shuttle your family safely from one destination to the next and also fit adults easily in the back seats? Do you want both elegance and comfort? You can have all of this and more in a used 2015 Chrysler Town & Country.
The 2015 Town & Country strikes the perfect balance between style and functionality. The Car Connection explains that the model is the perfect vehicle for someone who wants the amenities of a luxury car with the utility of a van.
Power sliding doors, rearview camera, a power liftgate, and Stow N’Go seating come standard in the 2015 Town & Country. The Stow N’Go seating easily allows the two back rows of seats to be folded flat into the floor quickly and smoothly, transforming the seven-seat vehicle into a versatile cargo van.
Under the hood, the Town & Country is powered by a 283-horsepower V6 engine. You’ll get a respectable 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. With responsive steering and easy handling, the Town & Country promises a smooth ride. You can sleep easy knowing that the 2015 Town & Country received a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA.
(Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 09:41PM by Laurel Steele)
If you want a crossover that will deliver value, quality, and power, then a used 2015 Dodge Journey is the vehicle for you. A review by The Car Connection found that the Journey struck the tricky balance between wagon and SUV.
One glance at the Journey and you know it isn’t a typical minivan. The exterior is sleek, innovative, and described as refreshingly different. On the inside, it comes with an LCD touchscreen which includes easy navigation, satellite radio, TravelLink and other features. The Journey also comes fitted with an impressive sound system that’s perfect for rocking out, whether it's to kid-friendly songs or the latest hits.
The Journey might come with the price tag of a compact crossover, but with two rows of back seating and ample storage space, it can comfortably fit seven passengers. This is good news for larger families who also want to be fuel conscious. There’s also plenty of small storage spaces for small items like toys and accessories.
The 2015 Journey wastes no time with its 3.6-liter V6 engine with 283 horsepower. It handles well and has responsive shocks, which make for a smooth and easy ride.
Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take a Dodge Journey for a test drive or browse our online inventory of pre-owned SUVs and minivans.
All-terrain adventures demand all-wheel performance. Those wishing to explore the Pacific Northwest often find themselves greeted by twisting turns and sudden inclines - with the roads ever-shifting. Standard front-wheel power is simply not enough to accommodate the endless changes.
This is why Sound Ford Renton is pleased to share a list of the top ten used all-wheel cars (as compiled by Kelley Blue Book). These vehicles deliver superior responses, allowing drivers to seek out even the most precarious paths:
Each of these platforms delivers all-wheel performance, allowing drivers to seamlessly transition from Seattle’s busy city streets to the rocky Pacific coast. The 2008 Ford Explorer, in particular, offers superior handling - blending AdvanceTrac Control, Roll Stability Control, and an Independent Trailing Blade Suspension. This ensures smooth responses.
Want to test those responses for yourself? Come to Sound Ford Renton and discover our wide selection of used all-wheel options.
With exceptional luxury comes exceptional costs. Too often do drivers slip into plush cabins, only to feel their stomachs lurch at the price-tags littering the windshield. Trying to afford a premium platform demands a budget-budgeting commitment.
Sound Ford Renton wishes to change this. As the premier used automotive dealer in the Pacific Northwest, we connect our customers to the savings they deserve - emphasizing quality vehicles and flexible financing. We also host a wide selection of options, delivering luxury styling to those who seek it.
A recent list from Kelley Blue Book proves that this styling doesn’t have to demand a crippling cost. Discover the ten best used models in Seattle, all pairing exquisite design with affordability:
2013 Lexus ES.
2013 Infiniti G37.
2013 Cadillac CTS.
2013 BMW X3.
2013 Acura MDX.
2013 Audi Q5.
2013 Lexus GS.
2013 Audi A5
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2013 BMW 3 Series.
These platforms deliver sophisticated designs and innovative options - such as bespoke interiors, Nappa leathers, ambient lighting, customizable LCD touchscreens, and more. This makes them ideal for those wishing to enhance every mile.
Want to test them out? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to discover our selection of luxury vehicles, with our team happily connecting every driver to the next-generation elegance they crave.
Preparation proves the key to success. This is the philosophy you embrace, with every day meticulously analyzed, organized, and planned. You don’t believe in surprises. You instead believe in contingencies - which is why you’ll fuse your search for used cars with an inspection checklist.
To ensure that you find the perfect pre-owned platform, Sound Ford Renton recommends creating a comprehensive checklist - one that will allow you to examine every vehicle, noting advantages and potential disadvantages with ease. Observe the condition of each model’s:
Exterior - windshield and wipers, body panels, trunk and hood seam alignments, headlight functionality.
Tires - tread patterns, alignments.
Engine - battery terminal appearance, signs of leakage or spillage, presence of unexpected odors.
Suspension - body alignment, responses while cornering.
Interior - cabin and seat materials, condition of all mechanicals (including air conditioning, heating, stereo, and power windows), functionality of gauges and lights, alignment of doors.
Timing is everything - with an imperfectly planned second leading to missed opportunities and wasted effort. You want to combat this, carefully scheduling every hour, trying to ensure success; but that success often proves elusive, especially as you seek out used cars in Seattle. You crave a bargain but never seem to find one.
Sound Ford Renton believes you may be searching on the wrong day. According to Cheat Sheet, there are certain holidays that deliver poor value for drivers - with used car prices rising and available incentives disappearing:
The 4th of July (28.0% Fewer Deals).
Mother’s Day (27.5% Fewer Deals).
Easter (22.2% Fewer Deals).
Good Friday (21.6% Fewer Deals).
Memorial Day (18.3% Fewer Deals).
Father’s Day (18.3% Fewer Deals).
These holidays - along with the months of April, May, June, and July - represent the worst times to buy a used car. Most dealerships have stabilized their inventories for the year and don’t require excess lot space. They can afford, therefore, to raise prices and limit their overall rebates. This leads to ever-climbing costs. While we strive to eliminate those costs, we recognize that many of our competitors embrace them, which creates a challenge for drivers.
This is why we recommend that Seattle residents seek out used cars during the fall and winter, bolstering their chances for superior savings.
To learn more about when to buy a used car (or to schedule a test-drive in our available models) contact us today.
Winter is coming. This statement sends waves of despair through Seattle, with residents dreading the long months of wet weather and ever-plummeting temperatures. The days will be long; the nights will be longer; and the sun will be but a distant memory.
Sound Ford Renton suggests making new memories... with used cars.
With the approach of winter, those seeking used cars can discover exceptional value - with Investopedia reporting that off-season months (December, January, and February) deliver between 10% to 15% in total savings. Prices drop, with peak spending dwindling as consumers keep themselves in their cozy homes. Unpredictable weather leaves drivers reluctant to visit lots, and this creates a unique opportunity for those brave enough to face the sleet and snow.
Searching for a used car? Come to Sound Ford Renton this winter! We boast a premier selection of platforms - including models from Jeep, Dodge, Cadillac, and (of course) Ford. Allow us to pair you with the perfect powertrain, with our team happily comparing specs, available incentives, and more.
With the arrival of winter comes the possibility for staggering savings. Visit our lot to secure the year’s best prices.
To learn more about our available used cars (as well as our upcoming promotions) contact us today.
It’s proven a good year for used cars - with Popular Mechanics estimating a staggering 2.2 million units sold between January and May alone. This promises record-shattering results, with drivers hurrying to dealerships to secure the perfect platforms. They crave steady economy, responsive handling, and respected brand names.
Those cravings are reflected in the top-selling marques.
Popular Mechanics recently revealed to most popular used cars of 2016, showcasing driver preferences for plug-in performance and reliability:
Car: Toyota Prius Hybrid
Average Days on Market: 19.7
Car: Nissan Leaf
Average Days on Market: 24.3
Car: Tesla S Electric
Average Days on Market: 26.1
Car: Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Average Days on Market: 27.8
Car: Infiniti QX60
Average Days on Market: 29.0
These cars - along with the remaining top ten platforms, which include the Infiniti QX56, the Lexus CT 200H, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus RX 250, and the Mazda 2 - boast exceptional power, effortlessly adapting to everyday demands. This is why they all quickly roll away from dealer lots, with drivers snatching off their MSRPs. They’re popular across North America.
Want to see why? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to request a test-drive in the top-selling used cars of 2016! We’ll happily pair you with the dependability, durability, and style you need.