Key Facts about the 2017 Ford Escape

The small Utility segment is a highly competitive! That’s why it’s especially important to be aware of some of the key details that set Ford Escape apart from the crowd. With a long list of conveniences and smart technologies, Escape is a standout against a crowded field of competitors. Some of those competitors include the Honda CR-V, the Nissan Rouge and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Toyota RAV4, the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Forester are also in the mix. Escape Key Facts The 2017 Escape has high-impact styling that communicates its Ford SUV capabilities while also delivering a roomy, comfortable cabin. The bold interior and exterior designs were updated for the 2017 model year. The range of models and powertrains allow customers to tailor their selection to meet their needs. Additional packages further allow owners to accentuate the vehicles exterior and interior. Escape’s front seats can be easily adapted to accommodate almost anyone. From exterior mirror designs to rec

Forty Years of Ford F-150: America’s Best Selling Trucks

Here at Port Orchard Ford, we’re celebrating forty years of F-Series.  The Ford F-Series (F-150 & Super Duty) is now America’s best-selling truck for forty straight years and the top-selling vehicle for thirty-five straight years. As part of the yearlong celebration of this unprecedented milestone, let's take a look back at the innovation and leadership that brought F-series this far and that will carry it into the future. In the Beginning 1903 – Henry Ford created Ford Motor Company. 1913 – The mass produced Model T sets a new standard for affordable transportation. Productions includes many cars, and also trucks which first sold as cabs and chassis. 1917 – The Model T is introduced, beginning heavy-duty truck production. 1925 – Ford introduces America’s first factory-built pickup truck. 1928 – The Model A replaces the long-running Model T. 1948 – The first F-Series, the F-1, is introduced and becomes a runaway hit with customers. Taking the Lead 1977 – Th

8 Ways the 2017 Nissan Altima Beats the 2017 Toyota Camry

Wow your passengers and start having fun driving during your daily commute with the Nissan Altima.  The 2017 Nissan Altima in Olympia, WA does just that and beats close competitors like the 2017 Toyota Camry.  Today Olympia Nissan looks forward to showing off how the Nissan Altima features make the Camry’s fall short: The Altima gets better MPG than the Camry. The 2.5 4 cylinder Altima gets 26 city/37 highway compared to the Camry’s 24 city/33 highway. * The Altima offers a larger fuel tank for a longer range between fill-ups. A standard continuously variable transmission comes in the Altima which increases fuel efficiency, keeps the engine at peak horsepower for maximum acceleration and offers no steps between gears.  The Camry goes not offer a CVT. Stop shorter in the Altima from 60-0 MPH in 123 feet compared to the Camry’s 127 feet. The front grille of the Altima 2.5 uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling i

Subaru Wins the 2017 5-Year Cost to Own Award

As an automotive manufacturer, Subaru is not new to awards that assess quality and industry-leading features. Our brand won the 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book, and followed that award with a second win in 2017. As has become clear, Subaru is once again receiving the recognition it deserves. We'd like to provide you with more information about this recent win and what it means for Subaru and car buyers everywhere. Subaru's Win Can Be Your Gain Kelley Blue Book is dedicated to bestowing an annual award that honors the best automotive brands and models. The 5-Year Cost to Own Award in particular is an important measure of a model's longevity and quality. Subaru won in two categories: "Best Brand" and "Best Compact SUV/Crossover" for the 2017 Crosstrek. While the recognition for the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek is impressive, the big win is the "Best Brand" award. An independent third-party company evaluated our 2017 lineup aga

Lease or Buy? Here's Your Answer.

You know you want to drive a Subaru—the only question is how? Leasing and buying are both great ways to drive off in a brand-new car, and each come with different benefits. Here are a few quick guidelines to use when deciding which option is best for you: If you want to pay less each month and leave your options open—lease Leasing generally means lower monthly payments. It makes driving the Subaru of your dreams more affordable. Depending on the model or lease, you may need to follow certain guidelines such as mileage restrictions. However, in most cases, all repair and maintenance is covered under a warranty. At the end of your lease, you'll have the choice to either renew your lease, purchase the car, or lease a new vehicle. If you want to go the distance and make it yours—buy When you buy a car, it's yours for the long haul. You can decide how many miles to put on it, how often you want to take it in for service, and which accessories you want to add. Whether

4×4 Trails Near Olympia for Every Experience Level

I f you’ve never been out in a four-wheeler before, Ryan Weisenfeld has some advice: go with someone who has. The sales representative for  Olympia Chrysler Jeep  is a member of the Capitol City Crawlers, a group of 4 x 4 enthusiasts that routinely takes beginners out for a spin. “We help people get used to it,” says Weisenfeld. “You really need to go with someone who has experience when it’s your first time.” The area surrounding Thurston County includes several great tracks for 4 x 4s, ranging from relatively easy to quite challenging. For those just starting out, he recommends Tuhuya ORV Park near Belfair. Comprised of 23,000 acres in Mason County, Tuhuya has 84 miles of trails available and makes an ideal place to learn. “That’s where we go when we take customers on runs,” says Weisenfeld. “There are bypasses for every obstacle and a lot of people go there just to observe.” All vehicles will require a Discover Pass. Located near Buckley, Evans Creek ORV  offers 45 miles of tra

Autumn Weather is Here—Keep Your Wiper Blades in Working Order

Time behind the wheel of a Subaru is more enjoyable when you have a clear view of the road. Knowing how to care for your wiper blades and when to replace them will give you the results you need in a variety of conditions. Windshield wipers wear down with time. If you hear odd noises or see streaks or jerky movements from your wiper blades, debris may be affecting their performance. Start by cleaning the blades with a soft cloth and a mixture of water and mild soap. Lift the wiper blade from the windshield and clear off the rubber with the cloth. If you have a rear windshield wiper, remember to clean it, too. Be careful when returning the wiper arms to their original position so you don't damage the blades or your windshield. If cleaning doesn't help, or if you notice excessive cracks or tears in the rubber, then you'll need to replace your wipers. For the best results on your vehicle, stick with genuine Subaru wiper blades. Our service professionals can recommend the