(Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:22PM by Laurel Steele)
Most crossovers offer a high level of comfort and interior space, but many fall short when it comes to road manners. That is, until the 2015 Toyota Highlander hit the scene. If you value performance and control, consider a used model for your next vehicle.
The Highlander’s 3.5-liter V6 is a crowd-favorite with its 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. According to KBB.com, the engine delivers some of the smoothest acceleration in the segment. Plus, this crossover is no slow-poke and can reach 60 mph in a swift 7.6 seconds.
There’s no arguing that the 2015 Highlander is a great deal bigger than an economy car. But you might be surprised to discover that it handles like one. A hefty three-spoke steering wheel responds quickly to your commands, allowing you to maneuver easily through crowded streets and parking lots. This vehicle even excels at tackling tight turns and maintaining a firm grip.
Toyota hasn’t forgotten your travel companions. Thanks to a finely-tuned suspension, passengers will enjoy a comfortable ride over smooth and rough surfaces alike. Even at highway speeds the interior is library quiet, which means no more shouting conversations across the cabin.
Don’t take our word for it. Test drive a 2015 Highlander today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and check out our complete pre-owned SUV inventory.
(Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 05:06PM by Laurel Steele)
The Toyota Corolla has long been lauded as a practical and reliable option for everyday use. But what if you could add some excitement to your commute? Invest in a pre-owned 2016 S-Plus model and you’ll get exactly that.
This peppy trim level beefs up your driving experience with fast throttle response, paddle shifters, and firm steering. Sport-bolstered seats also add to the sense that you’re nearing the quarter-mile mark on a race track rather than running errands.
The S-Plus is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which packs a punch with its lively 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gave it a fuel-economy of 29 mpg city and 47 mpg highway, which is impressive for any vehicle, let alone one with a sport-tuned suspension.
Speaking of this trim level’s athletic undertones, an Autoblog review lauds its authentically rewarding handling, describing it as taut and controlled. Such responsive road manners should give you added confidence during fast paced highway driving. Once you take the exit ramp onto serpentine rural streets, the Corolla S-Plus will continue to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride.
Take this Toyota for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and check out the rest of our used sedan inventory.
(Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 04:53PM by Laurel Steele)
On the prowl for an opulent sedan? Consider a used 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, this Avalon produces 268 hp and 248 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rated it at 21 mpg city/30 highway. While the ferocious engine may be purring away, the cabin is nearly silent due to sound-absorbing materials and an acoustic windshield. These measures also deaden wind and road noise.
Driving the Avalon is an absolute pleasure, thanks to its MacPherson struts and dual-link rear suspension. Pillow ball joints in back and anti-roll bars also play an important part. The steering is smooth at higher speeds and responsive around tight corners. According to a review by J.D. Power, this sedan’s performance is agile, yet refined.
The XLE trim level comes with a cornucopia of cabin features including a Display Audio sound system and 7-inch touchscreen. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and lavish woodgrain accents give the Avalon a luxury-level ambiance.
Does it sound too good to be true? Find out for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can take a 2016 Toyota Avalon for a test drive and check out the rest of our used sedan inventory.
(Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 04:17PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you in the market for an affordable economy car with fantastic tech features? Consider the 2015 Toyota Yaris. This liftback gets great mileage, includes an impressive infotainment system, and is a total steal. If you need to get from Point A to Point B, this vehicle is a fantastic option.
Standard features include Toyota’s Entune which KBB.com describes as sophisticated. This infotainment system, which comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, allows you to make hands-free calls, navigate to your destination, and listen to SiriusXM radio. Air conditioning and a tilt steering wheel will keep you comfortable on longer drives.
The 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. If you’ve got a long commute to work, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Yaris gets 30 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. This liftback handles well and delivers a smooth ride over not so friendly surfaces. You’ll have no trouble maneuvering through crowded parking lots or navigating busy streets.
Take a pre-owned Yaris for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our complete used vehicle inventory, which includes nearly 200 cars.
(Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:35AM by Laurel Steele)
Looking for the perfect used sedan in Seattle, Bellevue, or Renton? At Sound Ford, we have an expansive collection of pre-owned sedans, ready for you to test drive. If you want the best in safety, along with a cornucopia of special features, try a 2011 Toyota Camry.
KBB.com says that the 2011 Camry offers consumers reliability and outstanding quality. When features like two 12-volt outlets, darkness sensing halogen headlamps, and a pollen filter (for those dreading springtime allergies) are included, it’s hard to disagree. The interior is fitted with a myriad of cubby holes that are perfect for storing documents and electronics, among other odds and ends.
The Camry truly shines when it comes to safety. Base features include Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). You also get vehicle stability control with traction control, along with a whopping seven airbags throughout the cabin. Toyota’s Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) system also comes standard.
For exceptional safety and a long list of modern conveniences, choose a Toyota Camry. You can take a used model for a spin at Sound Ford today. Don’t forget to check out our full inventory of pre-owned sedans 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 2, 2017 at 12:46AM by Laurel Steele)
Pre-owned hatchbacks are all the rage and it's easy to see why. These pint-sized vehicles offer not just a slender frame, but also a wealth of power, technology, value, and cabin features. With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Luckily, Autobytel made it easy with their recent top 10 used hatchback list.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine comes with a peppy 158-horsepower and much appreciated all-wheel drive. The 1.8-liter engine delivers an enviable 32 mpg on the highway. With 61.5 cubic feet of cargo space, you're guaranteed to have more than enough room for shopping sprees or airport runs.
2.) Honda Fit
If you want a subcompact car with a whole lot of space on the inside, this is the hatchback for you. The Honda Fit comes with a generous 57.3 cubic-feet of extra space for all of your belongings. The modest 1.5-liter 117-horsepower engine has an impressive fuel-economy of 35 mpg on the highway.
3.) MINI Cooper
Fun meets function in the MINI Cooper. This UK original comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which packs 121 horsepower. Thanks to its light curb weight, that's more than enough ponies to put a little pep in your step. Consumers will appreciate the connected driving experience with the front-wheel drive.
4.) Chevrolet Sonic
The Chevy Sonic comes with an optional turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which wields 138 horsepower and an inspiring 40 mpg fuel economy on the highway. Fold the back seats forward and you'll be granted an acceptable 30.9 cubic-feet of cargo space for your recent purchases.
5.) Volkswagen GTI
If you want your car to come with a bit of thrill, consider this hot hatch. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine presents you with a peppy 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. You're also treated to a mature exterior and cabin.
Find the pre-owned hatchback that's right for you at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. Our current used hatchback inventory includes models by Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, and more.
(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 Feb 15, 2017 at 10:56PM by Laurel Steele)
In recent years, the Toyota Camry has been one of the best-selling cars in America. A review by The Car Connection claims that this compact car is a practical choice for consumers who prioritize comfort, value, and frugality above everything else. If you match this description, consider a used 2014 Camry for your next vehicle.
Under the hood, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine delivers 178 horsepower and170 pound-feet of torque. You'll get a respectable fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which is convenient if you divide your driving between the two.
Toyota always makes safety a priority and it’s very apparent in the 2014 Camry. This sedan comes standard with no fewer than ten airbags. It earned a coveted Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, along with a “Good” rating (the top possible score). The Camry also performed well in government crash tests, receiving a five-star overall rating as well as five stars for side impact.
The base model for the 2014 Camry is far from bare-bones, with its standard Bluetooth, USB, and iPod connectivity. Upgrade to Toyota’s Entune system and you’ll be given access to Pandora streaming audio and other connected services. Seating inside the Camry is comfortable for both front and backseat passengers, thanks to a recent redesign. But you don't have to take our word for it.
Take a pre-owned Toyota Camry for a spin at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also peruse our complete used Toyota inventory online now.
(Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 04:50PM by Laurel Steele)
The Toyota Corolla has long been a beacon of value in the realm of sedans and the 2016 model is no exception. If you’re looking for a safe and reliable car that won’t break the bank, consider a used 2016 Corolla.
For average commutes and day-to-day errands, the Corolla will meet all of your expectations. This sedan comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that wields 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. The Corolla gets a considerable EPA rating of 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
A review by The Car Connection describes the dashboard as expertly laid out and covered in soft-touch materials. It comes fitted with Entune, Toyota’s cutting-edge infotainment system. The interface allows you to use navigation, an app suite, and premium audio for your perfectly curated driving soundtrack.
The interior is unexpectedly spacious and four 6-foot adults can fit inside without anyone having to sit with their knees against their chest. The trunk can easily accommodate a few suitcases and the rear seats fold down for when you need to transport bulkier loads.
Safety is always a concern, but not with the Corolla. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2016 model with a perfect five-star rating. All cars include Toyota’s Star Safety system, which comes with brake assist, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, and vehicle stability control. The Corolla is also fitted with eight standard airbags throughout the cabin.
You can take a 2016 Toyota Corolla for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also check out our inventory of pre-owned Toyota vehicles here.