Great customer service. Every single person who was involved in our new car purchase did a top notch job. Super professional and friendly team.Highly recommended this dealership. Allen was helping us to get the best deal possible on our purchase. Thank you again for all the help
I had a very good experience dealing with everyone involved at Key West Ford and would recommend them. They were very professional and made the whole process enjoyable!
My second deal with them.Excellent customer service.Very professional.They took care of everything.Even for finance not a single issue.Thamk you again guys.Enjoying my new ride😉
Above & Beyond
This fellow is one of a kind. In all my life I’ve never had a good experience at a car dealership until I went to Key West Ford. What an amazing group of people. My focus titanium(2017) is the second purchase that I’ve made off Michael both experiences were something to write home about.
Whether you’re in the market for a Ford or any other kind of vehicle please do yourself a favour and check out the great people at Key West Ford.
Helped me find the car I want
This is my first car purchase. When I came to here, I didn't have a clear idea on what car I shall buy. Allan showed me around on several probable ways to buy my first car. The next day, he also found another car that suit my current need.
As I am new to Canada, there are a lot of differences on law, rules and regulations from the country I was in. Allan provided useful information on all of them and helped me get to a purchase solution that can fit into my short term and long term plan.
Now I have used the car for some time and everything seems good :)
2017 F150 supercrew
Great pricing, very helpful. I'm from out of town and was on a tight schedule. Jag and the rest of the folks at key west were sensitive to my time constraints and had my truck ready for delivery with no hiccups.
We had a small car budget in mind and after talking it over and trying various model we settled for something newer than expected without breaking the bank.
Very happy with my purchase and recommend to anyone looking for a used or new car to start at key West Ford.
Great experience buying my 1st Ford
I knew I wanted an Escape and had been shopping online for a few months. I found the vehicle I wanted and made an appointment for a test drive. It happened to be a Key West Ford. I made the appointment online and Jag reached out to me very quickly to set it up.
Jag was very friendly and talkative but certainly not pushy or how you've been trained to think of a used car salesperson. He answered my questions and was generally a nice guy to chat with.
I mentioned very early on what I was looking for but that I wasn't going to making a purchase that day. Even though he knew I wasn't buying he still wanted to make sure I knew everything I could about the vehicle I'd driven as well as anything else I might be looking into a vehicle for. I took his card when I left and made darn sure to get in touch with him once I'd made my decision.
I got a great deal from Jag and Key West Ford and would recommend you going to talk to him if you're on the fence about a new Ford.
Best experience ever
From the moment I arrived I felt there was something different. All of the staff are amazing, and the best part is the manager agreed to donate to my favourite Charity.
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(Posted on May 16, 2018 at 09:36AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you drive an older model Leaf all-electric vehicle and are looking to replace the battery pack, you’ll be pleased to hear that Nissan will be offering rebuilt packs this month.
Currently, the refurbished power cells are only available in Japan; however, Nissan is investigating whether or not they can expand the program to the United States. Based on data from Green Car Reports, the cost for each rebuilt pack is $2,850 in Japan, which is more economical than replacing with a new battery at $6,500.
At the moment, Nissan’s program only covers 24-kWh batteries, but the automaker does have plans to begin recycling 30- and 40-kWh batteries, which are found in newer model year Leaf EVs and boast a longer range.
According to Nissan, their new battery recycling plant in Naime, Japan, is the first such factory recycling lithium-ion batteries. Naime is the region devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that melted down nuclear reactors in Fukushima. The plant will also recycle batteries from forklifts and large-scale storage systems and turn used electric car batteries into power plants for other industrial uses.
To learn more about how Nissan is changing how we power our daily lives, stop by to visit our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
Slow and steady wins the sales race - with the 2018 LEAF moving ever-closer toward the top of the charts. Despite entering a market defined by crossovers and half-ton monsters, this hatchback has managed to secure impressive gains in Seattle; and its performance has proven impossible for the critics to ignore.
As Electrek explains, the 2018 LEAF jumped from 895 units in February to 1,500 in March. While these tallies may at first seem underwhelming, critics are quick to remind that they represent a 10% year-to-year growth for Nissan; and they also follow the recent hybrid trend (global sales have been kind to this platform, with The Drive noting that it ranks among the top models in Japan and Europe).
What does this mean for the LEAF’s stateside future? The Kirkland team believes that drivers are beginning to appreciate its value - recognizing both its potent performance (147 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of a powerful 40-kWh lithium-ion battery) and superior efficiency (151-mile electric range). This hatchback proves perfect for everyday commuting, with its aerodynamic side panels and rear diffuser countering friction. This ensures a 0 to 60 run of 7.5-seconds, and it yields spirited CVT handling down every Seattle street.
To learn more about the 2018 LEAF contact our team today!
Competition dominates the hybrid market - with brands trying to earn consumer approval, battling each other with every mile. This is a niche vertical and each sale proves critical.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Nissan is celebrating its victory over Chevrolet.
AutoBlog reports that both the 2018 LEAF and the 2018 Bolt were recently pitted against one another in the ultimate safety showdown. The European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) tested each platform in a series of front, side, and rear collision scenarios - observing both their structural integrities and the response times of their automated technologies. When the dust cleared, there was one definitive winner: Nissan.
NCAP praised the LEAF and its innovative technologies - including its comprehensive airbag suite. Dual-stage supplementals line the front, utilizing integrated seat-belt sensors to ensure quicksilver deployment; while side-impact options shield all passengers. Rollover scanners control the rear-outboard inflatables, dropping down a curtain to reduce the chance of whiplash. When combined with three-point ALR tethers and active head restraints, this system delivers premium security.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership for further information about the award-winning LEAF!
It’s a dull design - punctuated by bulky lines and bland curves, with only the meagerest hint of chrome to sustain it. You scowl at a hybrid, wondering why you must sacrifice style for value.
Nissan believes you shouldn't have to - which is why it’s paired the 2018 LEAF with dynamic V-Motion design.
As The Detroit News explains, the 2018 LEAF defies style conventions - with Nissan delivering a bold V-Motion grille. This perfectly anchors the front, yielding a deep arch and fluid chrome lines. It rises from the flat-bodied chassis, melding directly into the hood; and it creates a bullet-like nose that redefines the hybrid market. Custom badging sits in its center, surrounded by three-dimensional paneling; while subtle blue accents contrast sharply to the monochromatic moldings. The result is an unforgettable profile, elevating this platform from EV to extraordinary.
The value of the V-Motion grille extends beyond design, however. It also bolsters the 2018 LEAF with aerodynamic performance, effortlessly diffusing air to reduce overall drag. This allows the platform to achieve a 0 to 60 run of just 7.6-seconds - proving that style and speed can finally combine.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today to request a peek at the 2018 LEAF and its V-Motion profile.
Economy may prove the driving force of every hybrid - but Seattle drivers remain unimpressed by MPG ratios and lithium power levels. The need for safety instead reigns supreme. These hatchbacks must impress on the highway, rather than at the pump.
Nissan agrees - which is why it’s bringing award-winning performance to Washington with its 2018 LEAF.
According to Automotive World, the 2018 LEAF has just secured a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme - an international organization that delivers independent safety protocols and procedures. This group evaluates each platform’s responses to a series of key crash scenarios; and it thoroughly examines both driver and passenger protection systems.
The success of the 2018 LEAF, therefore, is to be celebrated.
Automotive World notes that Nissan’s latest hatchback secured a top ranking from the Assessment Programme - scoring 94.3% (no car has ever earned 100%). The reason for this high number was the LEAF’s integrated ProPILOT system, an automated suite that yields superior control. Front-mounted scanners observe traffic patterns and lane alignments alike, streaming feeds into the central console. Should an obstacle be detected, these sensors will alert the appropriate vehicle function to ensure immediate action is taken (this may include the ABS brakes, the steering column, or the acceleration pedal). Speed is adjusted and distance is increased to provide drivers with more time to gauge the situations for themselves, bringing heightened security to every mile.
The 2018 LEAF proves a perfect option for families craving more than economy. To request further information about its available safety features contact us today!
(Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 07:38AM by Michelle Bogle)
Across the pond, the 2018 Nissan Leaf has added a new trophy to its growing list of awards. The EV scored a five-star result in the revised European New Car Assessment Programme (also known as Euro NCAP), which was recently amended to include a number of new assessments that address key crash scenarios involving vulnerable road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
This isn’t the Leaf’s first rodeo with the Euro NCAP. In 2011, it became the world’s first electric car to get a five-star rating from the safety organization. Seven years later and the Leaf continues to break ground – it is the first automobile to be examined under the Euro NCAP’s revised 2018 guidelines.
During the testing, it was found that adult occupant protection was particularly strong, earning the Leaf a 93 percent score, while its child occupant protection followed closely behind with 86 percent. In the pedestrian protection and safety assist areas, the 2018 Nissan Leaf scored 71 percent.
These high scores are a result of the Leaf’s standard safety features, which include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Lane Departure Warning. All systems can detect vulnerable road users and alert the driver of their proximity, thus mitigating a serious collision.
According to the Euro NCAP, the Leaf demonstrates that environmental friendliness does not need to come at the expense of improved safety – and we have to agree. Why choose one over the other when you can have both?
(Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 06:29PM by Michelle Bogle)
The future of driving has arrived in Seattle, Washington, with the availability of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. This next-generation all-electric vehicle incorporates e-Pedal, which is a revolutionary innovation that transforms the way we drive.
With the flip of a switch, the technology turns the accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing motorists to accelerate, decelerate and stop – all-in-one. Drivers can even come to a complete stop on hills, holding their position until they are ready to resume their course. Available as standard equipment on all 2018 Leaf EVs, e-Pedal promises to take care of 90% of drivers’ needs, making the on-road experience much more engaging, exciting and comfortable, especially in heavy traffic.
This video explains more, including the science behind it all:
Nissan’s e-Pedal technology represents another key milestone in the automaker’s strong commitment to delivering accessible, advanced driver assistance technologies to the masses. With innovations such as these, they are transforming how automobiles are driven, powered and integrated into society – the future of transportation is certainly here!
To experience e-Pedal technology for yourself, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle to take a 2018 Leaf EV for a spin.
(Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:42AM by Michelle Bogle)
Looking for an all-electric vehicle, but are concerned about car seats and how they will fit into the back row? Consider the 2018 Nissan Leaf as your next family vehicle. According to a recent test by Cars.com, the current generation Leaf offers ample room for booster seats, earning an A grade for optimum ease of use and fit.
During their evaluations, the car seat experts assessed a variety of factors, namely the latch system, as well as the fit of infant, rear-facing convertible, forward-facing convertible and booster seats. Based on their findings, the 2018 Leaf was best suited for two boosters in the back row. With this configuration, the experts found that the seats, which are typically used with children 40 lbs and higher, were straightforward to install after raising the rear head restraints. The buckles were also easy to connect and offered a stable base for the boosters.
Rear-facing and forward-facing convertible seats scored a B grade, along with the latch system, since they did require some muscle to connect and install. But, overall, the experts were able to fit two child safety seats in the back row, which many parents will find beneficial.
To learn more about the 2018 Leaf and its suitability as a zero-emissions family vehicle, visit us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington for a test drive. If you have concerns about the ease of use and fit of your child safety seats, bring them with you so that you can try installing them right here at our dealership.
(Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:35AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you’ve been considering a new vehicle purchase, but aren’t sure if you want to stick with a tried-and-true gas-powered motor or switch to an all-electric vehicle, we suggest that you broaden your horizons by test driving the 2018 Nissan Leaf. This plug-in performer is a global favorite for its emission-free 150-mile range and performance, but it was also recognized by Autotrader as one of their "Must Test Drive" Award winners at the 2018 New York International Auto Show in March.
This honor highlights 12 new vehicles across a variety of segments that offer drivers significant value for their price. The 2018 Nissan Leaf was adored for its advanced technology, greater range and roomy interior, resulting in a unanimous win as the sole electric vehicle winner in this year's Must Test Drive Awards. The judges also celebrated the next-gen Leaf for its updated interior, driver-focused tech and advanced safety features.
"The all-new 2018 Leaf features leading-edge Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, longer range and more horsepower with a starting price under $30,000," said Brian Maragno, Director of Nissan EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, in a press release. "Once consumers test drive the Leaf, they'll undoubtedly be delighted by the value it has to offer."
Redesigned for 2018, the Leaf now offers 40% greater range than the original, as well as more appealing exterior styling. It also incorporates Nissan's Intelligent Mobility suite, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, and Automatic Emergency Braking.
To learn more, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to schedule your test drive in this award-winning EV.
(Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 11:26AM by Michelle Bogle)
Nissan is known across the globe as a preeminent innovator and engineer of cutting-edge automotive technologies – and now, they are leading the world in a project that re-uses electric vehicle batteries. Dubbed "The Light Reborn," this initiative is utilizing old Nissan Leaf batteries in a new way by powering LED streetlights with no external electrical connections.
Nissan, along with their affiliate 4R Energy Corporation, is currently testing the technology in Namie, Japan, which is a city that was abandoned after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Once this pilot project gets underway, there are plans to do a full-scale installation in the town later this year.
According to an Engadget article, Nissan also has a strategy to convert batteries from old and destroyed EVs in residential homes and buildings that use solar or wind power. The batteries will be used to store energy during the day for use in the evening or during a failure. Another project is to use the recycled batteries in "smart booths" to power cellphones and other devices. Quite revolutionary!
To learn more about how Nissan is modernizing the way we live and enjoy our daily lives, including innovative ways to re-use Leaf batteries, stop by to visit our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.