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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2019 Kia Sorento – Highest Ranked Midsize SUV

With awards for quality and safety, the Kia Sorento has made its mark. The 2019 model is sure to continue this winning streak.
The 2019 Kia Sorento has these impressive features to welcome you to the family of happy Kia owners:

Lane Keeping Assist
Wireless charging
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 or 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Electronically controlled 6 or 8-speed Automatic Transmission
Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
3 row, 7 passenger seating
Front Wheel Drive or Dynamix™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Torque Vectoring Cornering            Control (TVCC)
Locking Center Differential
Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
Smart Power Liftgate
Solar Control Glass
Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
Automatic Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
UVO eServices w/ Voice-Command Navigation System, 8" Color Touch-Screen Display,                    SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay™
6 speakers or upgrade to Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Surround Sound Audio w/ Clari-              Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer

And much more. Have we welcomed you yet? We certainly hope so. In fact, we invite you to test drive this amazing mid-size SUV. The personal welcome this vehicle offers is sure to convince you. Visit us at the Olympia Auto Mall, Hanson Motors Kia, and take the 2019 Kia Sorento out for a spin!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2019 Ford F-250 Pick-up Truck

As it has been for many years, the Ford F Series truck remains the top selling pick-up truck in the country. After a complete re-design in 2017, Ford has added many new options to keep the series fresh for 2019. This series is a staff favorite at Consumer Reports for good reason.

With an all-aluminum alloy body and a frame consisting of mostly steel, the 2019 F-250 remains strong and lighter weight than previous years.  The F-250 boasts four best in class ratings including: GCWR (gross combination weight rating), best in class payload, best in class conventional towing, and best in class gooseneck towing.

Two engine packages are available in the 2019 version of the F-250. The first is a gas powered 6.6L flex fuel V8. This engine produces 430lb-ft of torque. Couple this with a Ford TorqShift G 6-speed transmission, and you will not want for towing or hauling capabilities. The next power option comes in the form of a 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel. This engine produces another best in class output with 450hp and an amazing 935lb-ft of torque. You can literally pull the world with this truck. Ford also offers their FX4 off-road package for added traction.

Power is not all a modern truck needs to be. Comfort, technology, and the most modern safety features can be found in the F-250. Here are just a few of the creature comforts this truck has to offer:
  •         Rear View Camera - Tailgate Mounted
  •        Steering Wheel - Audio Controls
  •        Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  •        Trailer Reverse Guidance
  •        BLIS® (Blind Spot Monitoring System)  Cross-Traffic Alert & Trailer Tow
  •        Rearview Mirror - Electrochromic Self Dimming

A variety of seating configurations are available in a variety of materials with optional 8-way lumbar support. Front heated seats are a nice added touch as well.

Premium sound systems and navigation are 2 very popular features not found on trucks that long ago. Once inside the F-250, the feel is more like a luxury car than a powerful truck.

When you combine all the power, technology, and comfort options Ford has offered up with the 2019 F-250, the choices are vast. The best way to experience all it has to offer is to make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and get behind the wheel to take a test drive. The good folks at Mullinax Ford will be happy to help you choose the best version for your towing, hauling, and driving requirements. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

2019 Winnebago Intent

The all-new Winnebago® Intent™ is a re-imagined Class A motorhome that gives you the lifestyle you have been longing for at a price that meets your budget. From the moment you step inside, you’ll realize the Intent is different. Narrow corner pillars in the cab offer incredible views and enhance safety, thanks to better visibility while driving. Complete with an abundance of storage space and an attractive dining and lounge area, the Intent is available in four fresh floorplans. Step outside and enjoy the well-appointed Tailgate Package under an easy-to-use powered patio awning. Refill or exchange LP cylinders without driving the motorhome to a filling station. 

The Intent is available in four lengths, 26’, 29’, 30’ and 31’ versions. Built on a Ford F53 chassis and powered by a 3-valve Triton® V10 engine SEFI, TorqShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul, 175-amp. Alternator the Intent has enough space and power to satisfy any RV buyer. Other chassis features include:
  •         Hydraulic brakes with ABS
  •          Trailer Hitch6 5,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight
  •          7-pin connector
  •          Stainless steel wheel liners
  •          Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks
  •          Rear valve stem extensions

Once inside the Intent, a massive list of amenities and creature comforts can be found.

Check these out:

  •          Pivoting Radio/Rearview Monitor System 6.2" WVGA color touch screen, iPod®/iPhone® compatibility, rear color camera, Bluetooth®
  •          Cab seats w/two-position armrests, fixed lumbar support, and multi-adjustable slide/recline/swivel
  •          3-point seat belts
  •          Chassis/house battery radio power switch
  •         Power steering w/tilt wheel
  •          Power mirrors w/defrost
  •          Powered MCD blackout front shade
  •          Dash workstation w/USB and 12-volt power supply
  •          Motor cover
  •         Instrument panel w/rotating radio display
  •          Removable pedestal table
  •          Dual-mode heater/air conditioning
  •          Sideview video camera system

More goodies like an optional 39” HDTV, satellite ready, pleated blinds, and LED lighting make the Intent truly a world class RV.

The Olympia Auto Mall and Awesome RV welcome you to step inside the Winnebago Intent to see these and all the other features this Class A coach has to offer. See you and your traveling friends soon.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

2019 Honda Fit

For 2019, Honda presents its newest hatchback…The 2019 Fit. With four models in the line-up, LX, the Sport, the EX, and the EX-L, there is an option for everyone’s requirements, driving needs, and lifestyle.
The LX model has standard features like:

  • Multi angle rear view mirror
  • Six-speed Manual transmission
  • 2nd row “Magic Seat”
  • Available Honda Sensing

With the Sport model you get all that plus:
  • Front, side, and rear underbody spoilers
  • 16” allow wheels
  • 7” audio display
  • Optional paddle shifters

The EX adds to that with:
  • Honda Sensing
  • One touch power moonroof
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

When you chose the EX-L model you will get:
  • CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • Leather trimmed interior
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation

All models feature the latest in safety measures and a fit and finish usually associated with more expensive vehicles. If you are in the market for a convenient, fun to drive hatchback, the 2019 Fit has all the features and options to “Fit” your driving needs and requirements.
Make the short trip to Capital City Honda in the Olympia Auto Mall and see why the 2019 Honda Fit earned Car and Drivers Editors Choice Award. We can set up a test drive to get you behind the wheel to see why it is earning awards and praise in a very competitive hatchback market.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Used Trucks at The Olympia Auto Mall

When you find yourself in the market for a used truck, consider the Olympia Auto Mall. You can save time driving all around town by searching for your used truck in one convenient location.

Trucks have evolved from a work only vehicle to well appointed “family vehicles” that feature 4 doors and comfortable seating for up to six.

There are many factors that enter the decision-making process when deciding which type of truck is right for your requirements and lifestyle. Ask yourself questions like:

  1. Will I be towing a trailer?
  2. How much hauling capacity will I need?
  3. Is fuel mileage a concern?
  4. Do I need 4-wheel drive?
  5. Two doors or four?
  6. Gas or diesel?
  7. How long do I plan on keeping this truck?
  8. What was the truck I’m looking at previously used for?

Considering all these questions can help narrow your search and make sure you choose just the right truck that will satisfy all your requirements.

The Olympia Auto Mall is proud to have 9 dealers including South Sound Trucks that would be happy to find the right used truck for you regardless if it going to be used to haul construction materials and towing equipment to toting the family on a camping trip. Save yourself time and money by making the short drive and seeing all the used trucks we have to offer in one great location.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

2019 Subaru Ascent

Subaru has made a return to the 3-row seat SUV market by introducing the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. The Ascent offers a simple, functional, and practical approach that is well suited for families looking for convenience in a well-appointed vehicle.

In a market dominated by 6-cylinder engines, the Ascent offers an amply powered 260-hp, 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a continuously variable transmission. The Ascent Base and Premium are EPA-rated at 23 mpg overall, and the more lavishly equipped, heavier Limited and Touring are rated at 22 mpg overall.

The Base model can tow 2,000 pounds, and the other trim levels can pull up to 5,000 pounds.

Typical for a Subaru, the Ascent is all-wheel drive, and offers enough ground clearance to head out for some minor off-roading excursions. Assisting when off-road is hill-descent mode which helps downhill control, and X-Mode to boost traction.

Once inside the Ascent, you will see nicely appointed trim and styling. The Ascent Base comes with a second-row bench seat, but all other trims offer a no-cost choice of bench or captain’s chairs. There’s plenty of legroom. The controls for adjusting rear climate settings are simple and convenient. There are USB ports for plugging in chargers, and even a 110-volt outlet. A panoramic moonroof is available on the Premium and Limited, and it comes standard on the Touring.

The foldaway third row is slightly elevated, creating theater-style seating. Third-row space is limited (common to the segment), but it can be useful for tweens and teens in a pinch. Passengers will find that the grab handles mounted on top of the second-row captain’s chairs make getting out of the third row easier.


The Ascent is loaded with many modern safety features like:

  • Forward-collision warning
  •  Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking


Combined with the performance and safety features, is some very cool technology. WiFi that can support up to eight devices can keep all your passengers happy on long trips. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are 2 more cool options that allow you to play all your favorite music. A navigation system that features over the air updates to make sure your maps are always current.

We invite you to the Olympia Auto Mall to test drive the newest offering from Subaru…The 2019 Ascent is the largest SUV (larger than the Toyota Highlander) the manufacturer has produced and is a winner right out of the gate. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 Volkswagen Passat

With seven different trim packages available, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat has something for anyone in the market for a smooth and powerful mid-sized sedan.  Starting with the base S model to the sporty and sleek V6 GT with 280 hp the Passat offers models and options that can fit a wide range of driving needs and lifestyles.

The smooth and responsive 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 2017 model provided readily available power and achieved 28 mpg overall -- very commendable for such a large sedan. It has been replaced by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for 2018. The six-speed automatic transmission couples well with this engine package. Buyers willing to sacrifice fuel economy for speed can go for the 3.6-liter V6; acceleration is swift, and it returns 23 mpg.

On the road, the Passat feels solid and satisfying, with agile handling, a comfortable ride, and a very quiet cabin. Inside, drivers will find plenty of space, simple controls, good outward visibility, and a comfortable driving position. The seats are large and supportive, even over the long haul. Rear-seat and trunk room are supremely generous, equaling some large sedans. And the Passat's upright stance provides easy cabin access and a good view out.

Technology and safety is evident in the Passat with innovative options like:
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • MirrorLink®
  • Rear View Camera System
  •  Blind Spot Monitor
  • VW Car-Net®

We invite you to the Olympia Auto Mall to see and drive the 2018 Passat at Volkswagen of Olympia. Their qualified staff is ready to answer any questions you have and help you decide which model is best for you.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 Mazda6

The 2018 Mazda6 lineup includes 3 models that will attract anyone looking for a sporty sedan that handles well, is fun to drive, gets good mileage, and is safe as well.  The Sport, Touring, and the super fun Grand Touring…long for GT, offer something any driving enthusiast can get excited about.

The Sport Model

The Sport model features a 2.5 liter 184hp 16 valve 4-cylinder engine with available 6 speed automatic transmission or a 6 speed manual version for even more fun. Beautiful interior styling including 6-way lumbar seats, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls. Gadget technology is plentiful with text message delivery, USB audio input, 7” full color display panel and much more.

The Touring Model
In addition to all the features in the Sport model, the Touring version adds upgrades like: 19” alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers, heated front seats, premium 6 speaker sound system, and HD radio.

The Grand Touring Model
This ultimate Mazda6 model offers in addition to the other great features: Bose sound system with 11 state of the art speakers, 8-way power driver’s seat, full color active driving display and much more.
Besides all the creature comforts and technology features these three models offer, safety remains a priority at Mazda. Some of the measures in place to keep you and your passengers safe are:
  •      Advanced blind spot monitoring
  •     Full complement of air bags
  •      Rear view camera
  •      Cross traffic alert
  •     Tire pressure monitoring

One new safety option is traffic sign recognition. That is an amazing new feature from Mazda for the 2018 Mazda6.

Come check out all the models and the features offered at the Olympia Auto Mall. Stop by and talk to the qualified staff at Mazda of Olympia and get behind the wheel of the Mazda6 that suits you best.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Lincoln Navigator

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is an amazing luxury SUV. Power and uncompromising comfort…that’s the best way to describe the new Lincoln Navigator. Command the road with the Navigator’s twin-turbocharged 3.5L engine. The 10-speed transmission, 450 horsepower engine, and seating for seven will take you away in style. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator remains one of the top SUVs on the market.
It has an impressive list of available options that will satisfy the needs of anyone looking for a luxury SUV regardless of lifestyle and driving requirements.

Here are just a few of the tech and safety features the Navigator has available:
  • Power fold second and third row seats
  • Best in class cargo space
  • 10 speed transmission
  • 30-way adjustable seats
  • Pre-collision assist
  • Blind-spot information system
  • Navigation system
  • Turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry

With the interior room to seat eight and power enough to tow up to nearly 4 tons, thanks to the 3.5-liter V6 turbo that produces 411 horsepower on regular fuel, this SUV can do it all…in style. There is also a four-wheel drive option which is well suited for making the trips to the snow much easier and safer.

We encourage you to bring seven of your family or friends and come check out the 2018 Lincoln Navigator. There will be plenty of room for all during the test drive. The nice people at Lincoln of Olympia are looking forward to seeing all of you soon.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

The Olympia Auto Mall Credit Union Summer Sale

Four credit unions have teamed up with the Olympia Auto Mall for an inventory liquidation sale. Huge credit union rate reductions and no payment for up to 90 days.

Friday, July 20th –  Monday, July 23rd

Enter to win a summer getaway to Quinault Beach Resort & Casino.

Your new ride is at the Olympia Auto Mall !!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Kia Sorento

Somewhere between a small crossover and a mid-sized SUV lies the 2018 Kia Sorento. This right sized vehicle allows it to be city friendly while offering storage, features, and accommodations reserved for much larger SUVs.

The base model Sorento is equipped with a 185-hp 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine and front wheel drive. Available options for power are a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder, or a 3.3-liter V6. The 3.3-liter V6 is punchy and polished, delivering smooth, unobtrusive, and effortless power. The six-speed automatic is slick, providing timely and smooth shifting.

The Sorento provides responsive and secure handling, and the steering is well weighted with an appropriate effort and response. A decent turning circle aids parking lot maneuverability, and the available AWD system is unobtrusive. A comfortable ride, quiet cabin, and optional 3rd row seating makes this a smart choice for hauling the kids around or packing up for a camping trip.

Once inside you will notice many technology features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone pairing, and voice controls that command a myriad of functions. The UVO infotainment system teams with your phone to make hands-free calls and manage music. You can download apps for diagnostic capabilities, speed and curfew alerts, Yelp, Pandora, and iHeart Radio. 
The system also includes Siri Eyes Free and local search for finding addresses and various points of interest. With a two-tone design for the dashboard and doors, leather seats with decorative cross-stitching, and plenty of wood and chrome trim, the Sorento's cabin looks more stylish and upscale than many of its rivals.

Kia takes safety seriously with features like forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert help earn the Sorento the Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS.

Test driving a 2018 Sorento is a short drive away at the Olympia Auto Mall. Stop by Hanson Motors Kia let them show you all the great features this car has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Honda has made wholesale changes to the 2018 Accord. The Accord has been the flagship of Honda for many years and the re-design has made it one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated sedans.

The Accord strikes a happy compromise between sporty driving and family-friendly ride comfort. A hushed cabin hasn't historically been a Honda trademark, but the new car is nicely muted. Once behind the wheel you will feel an Accord that has a wider, lower, and more hunkered down stance. Comfortable seats that feature four-way lumbar supports and plenty of legroom.

Honda offers six versions of the Accord, from the LX to the Touring and even three Hybrid models.

Next generation features and options include comfort, technology, performance, and safety innovations such as:
  • Heads up display
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Multi-angle awareness sensing
  • Blind spot information
  • Premium audio system featuring 8” display and a 10-speaker system
  • Apple Play and Android Auto integration
  • Wireless charging
  • HondaLink with remote starting and door lock features

These are just a few of the available options for all the Accord models, and with all the choices 

Honda offers, you can build the Accord that fits your driving needs and lifestyle requirements.
Honda has never been a manufacturer to rest on it’s laurels, and the completely re-designed 2018 Accord is proof of that. They took an already successful car and made it even better. We invite you to test drive the all-new Accord at Capitol City Honda in the Olympia Auto Mall and see what the continuous innovation Honda has done for the Accord in 2018.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Ford Focus

Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact. With a four-cylinder, a three-cylinder, the sporty St, and an all-electric version, the 2018 Focus has something to offer to everyone.

The electric version Focus has all the underlying qualities of the regular versions: taut handling, good ride, and nicely finished interior. And it also provides the benefits of its electric powertrain -- silent running, cheap operation, and effortless-feeling acceleration. It is one of the most useful and efficient electric cars on the road. 80 miles per charge (5 miles more than the Nissan Leaf) and takes half the time to charge…about 4 hours on a dedicated 240v charger.

The Focus ST is the model to get if you love the sports car feel. Tons of power and sharp cornering abilities, and amazing braking power, make the ST a car that appeals to the serious drivers. Equipped with a manual transmission, Recaro seats, 350 hp, and available all-wheel drive, this is not a car to give to your newly licensed teen ager.

More in the mainstream are the S sedan, Titanium sedan, and the SEL hatchback. These models all feature a 2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a 5-speed manual as an option.

Once inside, you will find seating for 5, and an amazing number of comfort, convenience, safety, and technology features Ford is known for, like:
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC)
  • PowerCode™ Remote Start System
  •  Heated Steering Wheel
  •  Driver Configurable 4.2" Color LCD Display Cluster
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-traffic Alert
  • SYNC® 3 – Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 8" LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket with 8-way power driver (up/down, fore/aft, tilt/recline and power lumbar)
  • Safety Canopy® System (First- and Second-Row Side-Curtain Airbags)
  • LATCH, Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Child – Two

When you combine all the performance, comfort, technology, and safety options the 2018 Ford Focus has to offer, you will be able to find a model that fits your driving needs and lifestyle. Make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and visit the good folks at Mullinax Ford to take a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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