Shopping a used sporty SUV for my wife met with Robert Klaus who did a great job on intro and test drive. Came back next day and completed the deal with Micheal and Michelle in finance. Peter Olson worked with Robert behind the scenes coordinating the whole adventure. Painless process, friendly low pressure easy to deal with folks. the whole team came out to see my wife off in her new car including all the management team and the owner himself, all stood there in the pouring rain to watch her drive away! Highly recommend Robert and Peter if youre out car shopping. old fashioned personal service gets it done.
Great service and price
Jeff spent a long time with us and was very friendly and patient without being pushy. We purchased a used car, and on delivery he noticed a warning light in the dash. The dealership took care of it promptly. After driving for a few weeks we’re very happy with our car. Highly recommended!
Friendly, honest and fast.
Sasha was great to deal with. He was informative, friendly and fun to deal with. He wasnt pushy at all. They were fair about pricing and the whole process was easy and quick. Nicholas who did my fianancing was a pleasure to deal with and I would have to say overall this was the best experience buying a new vehicle I have had.
Outstanding Customer Service & Popcorn
From the second I pulled into the parking lot the experience started... I was greeted as soon as I exit my vehicle and was shown vehicles that I was interested in... Customer Service is key for me and when I didn't received it to my standards at another dealership which was closer to home, I decided to try Key West Ford... I am happy to say that I made a smart decision and needless to say I left with a new vehicle that I'm very happy with... If you are looking for a new vehicle I highly recommend Key West Ford...
Organized and Quick
Second time buying a new truck with the guys at Key West Ford. I'm a busy person and they worked hard while I was unavailable to finalize my truck purchase. Peter Olson worked especially hard for me and I received what I asked for. Thank you!
The salesman was nice
I was so pleased with my experience here. I had my kids with me and it could have been worse. Arash was lovely to deal with. I didn’t feel like the manager really got us.
Great Better then before. Keep the good work up.
It was a great pleasure to have a sales person care about me as a client. The other workers at Keywest Ford were very present to deal with too. In the past the after care service was not good. Keywest has change for the the better. Sales people like Peter Olson are need in the car sales industry. Peter went above and beyond to make my experience to be a great one. I would recommend if you are look for a vehicle to go see Peter at Keywest ford. The team members At Keywest ford were very different to deal with compared to my last few experiences. The new team were great. Keep the good work up.
Excellent customer service!
Highly recommend Peter Olsen for sales. Super helpful and very authentic. Definitely one of my best experiences thus far.
Thank You, Peter!
very good service
I bought the truck by phone after finding it on line. Everyone there was very helpful once I got there. Robert Klaus is excellent and does great follow up to answer any questions.
Nissan Electric News
Nissan Electric Vehicle News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:10AM by Michelle Bogle)
2016 marked the sixth year for the Nissan Leaf, making the EV an elder of plug-in performance in the mass-produced electric market. Yet, despite its mature age, this model remains a popular choice for Seattle area drivers who choose the Leaf for its longer range, quick charging and affordable price tag.
Take the SV trim, for example. This EV is powered by an 80-kW electric motor that produces 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. The system draws power from a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is a step-up from the base S model’s 24 kWh battery. This allows for 27 percent more range for the SV model, fetching an impressive 107 miles on a single charge.
Upgrading to the SV trim also gets you a standard 6.6-kW charger and a quick-charge port for less downtime, along with 17-inch alloy wheels for a more aggressive stance. Heated power side mirrors, a more efficient heating system for better range in cold weather, and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel are sure to add to your comfort, while the standard Nissan Connect EV telematics system, 7-inch touchscreen, and navigation offer great convenience on the road. You get a lot of bang for your buck with this 2016 Nissan Leaf SV!
To learn more about this preowned EV or to schedule a test drive, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington today.
(Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:04AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are craving something different as your daily driver – something more fuel efficient and high-tech – a used 2017 Nissan Leaf SL is sure to fit the bill. Unlike its gas-powered counterparts, this plug-in performer relies purely on electricity to get you from A to B. And inside? Well, it’s absolutely loaded to the gills with cutting-edge tech that’s sure to add to your comfort and convenience on Seattle roads.
The core of the 2017 Leaf SL is a 30 kWh lithium-ion battery, which drives power to the 80-kW electric motor that produces 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque. After juicing up the EV’s standard 6.6 kW onboard charger via a 240-volt outlet for approximately six hours, the SL promises to return a range of 107 miles, which is plenty of distance for commuting or errand running within Seattle.
The Leaf SL’s cabin is also outfitted with some fantastic tech features, including NissanConnectSM with Navigation, which includes a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, as well as SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. What’s more, the charging screen information is automatically updated every time the ignition is turned on and with every 12 miles of driving, so you never have to suffer from range anxiety.
To learn more about the 2017 Leaf, its available options and pricing, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, for a test drive.
(Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 05:45AM by Michelle Bogle)
The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric vehicle that has won the world over with its zero-emissions performance, affordable purchase price and comfortable interior. It's the vehicle that made EV powertrains accessible to the masses, allowing Seattle drivers to go farther on less. With no gas costs to worry about or range anxieties to quell, it remains a popular option in the preowned market - here and around the globe.
Take the 2016 Nissan Leaf SV as an example. This model is powered by a 30-kWh lithium-ion battery that sends electricity to an 80-kw electric motor, producing 107 horses and 187 lb-ft of torque. On a single charge, you can expect a 107-mile range at a jaw-dropping 112 MPGe. According to The Car Connection, that works out to just $3 based on the average U.S. electricity rate of 12 cents per kilowatt-hour. And it won't take you a long time to juice up the Leaf SV. It comes equipped with a 6.6-kw onboard charger that can refresh a fully depleted battery in about four hours from a 240-volt level two charging station.
What's more, the 2016 Leaf also comes very well-outfitted for the price. The SV trim boasts heated front seats, as well as comfortable upholstery made from recycled soda bottles. It also includes power door mirrors, chrome door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a tailgate air deflector to reduce energy use at higher speeds. The central touchscreen on the SV is also larger (7.0 inches), and it includes navigation as standard along with Nissan Connect.
Ready for a test drive? Contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to take a preowned Leaf for a spin.
(Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 05:40AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you've had your eye on a Nissan Leaf, but haven't been able to pull the plug (so to speak), now is a great time to own this all-electric vehicle. For 2018, the next generation Leaf has been improved every way over previous models - it's better looking, offers more power and battery range, and it boasts a lower purchase price compared to last year.
Let's start with the styling. New for its next-gen design, the Leaf now sports a more conventional look akin to its gas-powered counterparts. The curvaceous shape and bug-eyed front lights of yesteryear have been replaced with sleeker lines, which are more reminiscent of Nissan's traditional design cues. The only indication of its electric powertrain is the wide charging port door, which remains centered on the nose of the vehicle, just above the grille.
Hidden under the cabin floor is a 40-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, which powers the 110-kilowatt motor, producing 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. This ups the Leaf's performance by leaps and bounds, delivering 40 more horses and 49 more lb-ft of torque compared to the 2017 model. Plus, the 2018 Leaf now boasts a range of 150 miles and an energy-efficiency rating of 112 mpge, which is another gain from previous generations.
But, one thing the 2018 Leaf didn't inflate is its price. According to The Car Connection, the cost of the EV fell as its range rose, which isn't something we often see in the automotive industry. It's also $7,000 cheaper than the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Now that's something to celebrate!
To learn more about owning a 2018 Leaf S, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle to schedule a test drive.
(Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 04:31PM by Michelle Bogle)
In 2011, Nissan shook the automotive industry with the unveiling of the Leaf - an all-electric vehicle powered by laminated compact lithium-ion batteries designed for mass-market appeal. Since then, popularity has grown, spawning several generations and earning the title of best-selling EV.
And today, we're taking a look back to the first-gen 2011 Leaf SL-e, which is available for sale on our preowned lot. Just think - you could own a piece of history!
Under its sleek design, which has been aerodynamically engineered to reduce drag, the 2011 Leaf SL-e is powered by a 24kWh Lithium-ion-manganese-graphite battery pack, which powers the 80kW motor and produces 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Recharging at home with a 220-volt charger will take 4-8 hours, but, according to Edmunds, a commercial quick-charge station can drop that time down to 30 minutes. Fully juiced, the Leaf promises a range of 100 miles, which is about a third of the cruising range available in a conventional car, but that compromise comes with zero gas costs.
And even though this is a 2011 model, it still comes well-equipped with some cool features that aren't always found on current model year vehicles. That's because the Leaf has always been ahead of its time, bringing innovations to the masses. This includes a standard spoiler-mounted solar panel, which stores the sun's energy for future use, and a rearview camera that makes maneuvering through parking lots a breeze. What's more, every Leaf comes standard with Nissan Connection, which is a remote vehicle access system that reports battery recharging data and can activate the climate control via a smartphone.
To schedule your test drive, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 05:18PM by Michelle Bogle)
Student loans, rent, basic necessities, like clothing and food, and the guilt of not saving enough for retirement - these are just some of the financial woes that young people face. It's hard to get ahead, let alone start out. Add in the need for your own transportation and one can feel very overwhelmed.
Allow the 2017 Nissan Leaf SL to usher you into adulthood without stressing your budget. This preowned plug-in vehicle is not only affordable to finance each month, but it will also slash your gas costs to $0 since it runs exclusively on electricity.
Under its sleek, aerodynamic body, the Leaf SL is powered by a 30 kWh, 360-volt lithium-ion battery, which fuels the 80 kW AC synchronous motor to generate 107 horsepower and 187-lb.-ft. of torque. This trim level also comes equipped with an upgraded 6.6-kWh on-board charger, which can refresh a dead battery within six hours. From there, it promises to deliver an extensive 107-mile range - just enough distance to get from school to work and your social commitments without the need to plug-in along the way.
The Leaf SL also impresses when it comes to features. Young drivers love its plush, high-tech cabin, which includes standard heated leather seating, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, as well as an available Around View Monitor and seven-speaker Bose premium audio system. The exterior is a head-turner too with upgraded 17" aluminum alloy wheels and fog lights.
The 2017 Leaf SL is made for budget-conscious drivers in Seattle. To learn more about its cost of ownership and specs, contact us at Kirkland Nissan.
(Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 01:00PM by Michelle Bogle)
At Kirkland Nissan, there is one thing that we believe about the 2018 Leaf - it's a winner! Since its release at the start of the year, the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle has been stashing away accolades and awards.
To date, all have honored the plug-in for its supreme efficiency, range and high-tech offerings. And they keep rolling in! Earlier this month, the 2018 Leaf was given Kelley Blue Book's Five-Year Cost to Own Award, which celebrates new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership expenses.
The award takes a number of considerations into account, such as depreciation, anticipated fuel costs, financing/insurance fees, maintenance/repair costs, as well as any state fees for new models within the first five years. Even with its advanced engineering, innovative technologies and plug-in power, the Leaf rises to the top and we're not surprised. With zero need for gasoline, this EV slashes a huge expense from drivers' budgets, saving them big dollars over time.
Want to know what all the buzz is about? The 2018 Leaf is currently available for test drives at our dealership in Seattle, Washington. Choose from three well-equipped trim levels (S, SV and SL) and enjoy greater range (up to 150 miles), plus a dynamic new design that also incorporates Nissan's latest technology, such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more.
We're sure that you'll consider the 2018 Leaf a winner too.
(Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 12:18PM by Michelle Bogle)
If you are looking for an affordable all-electric vehicle, but are scratching your head as to where to start, skip ahead to the top of the category's list and consider test driving a 2017 Nissan Leaf.
Kelley Blue Book recently named this plug-in performer one of the 5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000. The editors hailed the EV for its exceptional value, impressive MPGe ratings and long range, making it a well-suited choice for eco- and cost-conscious drivers in Seattle.
Available in three trim levels (S, SV and SL), all 2017 Leafs are energized by a 30 kWh laminated lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, which powers the high-response 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor. Together, the Leaf throws down an impressive 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, which is great performance for a vehicle not reliant on fossil fuels. Base models are equipped with a 3.6 kW onboard charger, which can fully juice up a dead battery within 7 hours, when using 220V. As you climb to the SV and SL trims, a 6.6 kW onboard charger is standard and can refresh a battery within 6 hours with 220V.
And the range of this EV? Well, that's what is truly impressive. On a single charge, you can enjoy more than 100 miles on all trim levels before having to plug-in. Gas station visits will also be a thing of the past since this all-electric fetches an MPGe rating of 124 city, 101 highway and 112 combined fuel economy.
Why settle for so-so performance and range when you can have the best? To learn more about owning a 2017 Leaf, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan to discuss pricing and specs.
(Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 04:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you're in the market for a new-to-you vehicle, but want to give plug-in power a whirl, the Nissan Leaf is most likely on your must-see list. After all, this EV is tantamount to all-electric power, known for its emission-free driving and enviro-friendliness.
But that's not all the Leaf is regarded for. It's also acknowledged as one of the automotive industry's best plug-ins with driving dynamics that are akin to gasoline-powered vehicles. What's more, the Leaf is economical to buy and own, plus it's a pleasure to drive too.
And speaking of economical, our preowned inventory at Kirkland Nissan is stocked with many Leaf EVs offering exceptional deals - like these 2014 Leaf SV models, which are all priced under $15,000.
This trim comes standard with a 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, which energizes the 80-kilowatt electric motor. It fetches 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, which is quite admirable considering it's not run on traditional fossil fuels. When you are ready to charge the battery, the 6.6 kW onboard charger with 220-volt line will get you juiced up within just five hours. You won't experience long periods of downtime with this EV.
The 2014 Leaf SV is also equipped with some really great features that add to its already favorable value. This includes a 7-inch display, six-speaker audio system and navigation, as well as a rearview camera, Bluetooth wireless communication, and heated front and rear seats. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are also standard for smooth and safe handling.
Want to learn more? Contact our team in Seattle, Washington to schedule your test drive in one of our in-stock Nissan Leafs.
(Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 05:38PM by Michelle Bogle)
There are a number of all-electric vehicles available on the market today, but none are as celebrated or as accessible as the Nissan Leaf. Drivers across Seattle hail this EV for its reasonable purchase price, affordable cost of ownership and zero-emissions performance - and for good reason!
If you've been thinking of joining the ranks of other happy plug-in owners, consider test driving a preowned 2013 Leaf S from our dealership.
This all-electric vehicle is energized by a 24kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which powers the 80kW/107-horsepower motor. It outputs an impressive 187 lb-ft of torque, helping the Leaf go head-to-head with its gas-powered counterparts - both on the road and highway. In 10 seconds flat, this EV can reach cruising speeds of 60 mph and can top out at a max speed of 90 mph. If you are a range worry-wart, you can put your fears aside. On a single charge, the 2013 Leaf can achieve up to 84 miles.
Inside, the S trim comes nicely appointed with automatic climate controls, keyless access with push-button start, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB port for portable music players. It also features seat upholstery crafted from recycled materials, thus further cementing the Leaf's eco-friendly appeal.
Curious to learn more or to see how it drives? Contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to go for a spin!