(Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 02:42AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want an SUV that combines power and performance, check out a used 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. This 7-person sports utility vehicle could be exactly what you’re looking for.
The Pathfinder is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which cranks out a meaty 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. All of that muscle provides you with a respectable fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which isn’t half bad for a car weighing 4,168 pounds. Thanks to its continuously variable transmission (CVT), acceleration is smooth, carrying you from zero to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.
According to a KBB.com review, the Pathfinder’s car-like handling is owed to its modern suspension, which delivers a steady and controlled ride. Steering is weighted and responsive, allowing you to execute a tight turning radius of 19.35'. There’s also no need to worry about body-roll, even when making sharp turns with a full cabin.
Find out if a Nissan Pathfinder is right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2016 for a test drive and discover the rest of our pre-owned SUV inventory.
(Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 02:27PM by Laurel Steele)
An innovator in the crossover market, the contemporary exterior and functional interior make the 2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL a worthy contender for your next vehicle. Keep reading to see why you should consider a pre-owned model.
A Car and Driver review says that the Rendezvous strikes a flawless balance between minivan practicality and a sports utility vehicle image. Indeed, the latter is evident on the outside. The commanding frame is unmistakably SUV-esque with a stylish sloping silhouette that gives this crossover a sleek aesthetic.
But upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that its measurements are more similar to a minivan. With a wheelbase of 112.2” and a length of 186.5”, the Rendezvous is slightly smaller than a hulking SUV, which means you get maneuverability that's typically reserved for traditional family haulers.
The passenger experience inside this Buick is full-on minivan. Starting with the spacious six-person seating arrangement across three rows, the Rendezvous serves as a comfortable ride for adults and children alike. Head further back and it’s an SUV once more, offering an impressive 109 cubic-feet of cargo space, which can swallow up everything you could possibly need for an epic vacation with the kids.
Take a 2002 GMC Rendezvous for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and check out our complete used SUV inventory.
(Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 01:14AM by Laurel Steele)
The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a spectacular option for families who expect the best in comfort and performance. Consider a pre-owned model of this five-passenger crossover for your next set of wheels.
This vehicle runs on a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which cranks out 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can expect a fuel economy of 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. According to Edmunds, the Santa Fe Sport delivers a luxuriously compliant ride and almost silent cabin. It lives up to its athletic name, tackling twisty mountain roads with aplomb.
The Technology Package is a must for the panoramic sunroof alone. Of course, features like the Dimension premium audio system and 8-inch touchscreen don’t go unappreciated. The driver’s seat even has memory settings, which means that you don’t have to go through the headache of readjusting your captain’s chair every time your extra short (or tall) spouse borrows the car.
See what all the fuss is about at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a used 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport for a test drive and explore the rest of our pre-owned SUV inventory.
(Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:05PM by Laurel Steele)
It’s hard to put a label on the 2015 Toyota Venza. It’s not quite an SUV and far from being branded a station wagon. A review by The Car Connection describes the Venza as a highly functional grown-up hatchback. One thing that everyone can agree on is that this Toyota is practical, comfortable, and a whole lot of fun. Consider a used Venza for your next vehicle.
This crossover gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is good for its class. The V6 engine cranks out a ferocious 268 horsepower, which adds more than a little zip to your morning carpool. Need to move some heavy stuff? No problem. The V6 engine comes with a standard Towing Prep Package, which can haul up to 3.5 tons.
The Venza got a standing ovation for its crash test performance, receiving a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was also pleased with this Toyota, awarding it a top “Good” rating in every test.
The Venza comes with a comprehensive infotainment system, which includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, HD traffic and weather information, HD radio, satellite radio, and a cash radio function. Basically, if you depend on the radio, this is the car for you. Other features include a reversing camera, USB 2.0 port, and iTunes tagging capability. Tech gurus should opt for the XLE trim, which adds Entune App Suite technology, navigation, and Doppler weather map overlap functionality.
Take a used Venza for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Don’t forget to check out our complete pre-owned Toyota inventory online.
(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 Nov 27, 2016 at 03:04AM by Laurel Steele)
Life can be a bit overwhelming, especially when it involves shuttling your loved ones from place to place. You need a vehicle that can tackle life’s little emergencies. Consider a pre-owned 2015 Mazda5 for your next family car. It’s the perfect combination of fun, class, and function.
It might seem unusual for a family car, but the Mazda5 is genuinely fun to drive. A review by Car and Driver said that the 2015 Mazda 5 presents the flexibility of a full-size fan, in an easy to maneuver package.
Consumers will notice a major style revamp from previous models, which focuses on the stunning Kodo design. Its sleek and aerodynamic exterior proves that the Mazda5 is by no means a typical minivan. It seats six people in three rows, which means less sibling squabbles over elbow space. The back two rows of seats are stowable, yielding 90 cubic feet of cargo space.
Under the hood of this MPV, you’ll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which delivers 157 horsepower. Given its size, it has an impressive fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Your next family road trip just got a lot more affordable.
Handy technology features include rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, a USB port, and rain-sensing wipers. It even has two 12-volt standard power outlets. Family members with springtime allergies can breathe easy, thanks to the standard pollen filters in the heating and cooling system.
Try a Mazda5 for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or browse our online inventory of pre-owned vehicles.