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 Apr 9, 2018 at 09:10AM by Michelle Bogle)
Owning a vehicle comes with a lot of costs – there are the usual suspects like financing and insurance fees, as well as regular maintenance and repairs. Add in rising fuel prices and it can feel like your pay check disappears before it even hits your bank. And, if you are driving an older model year gas guzzler, it certainly might!
Instead, why not consider a preowned all-electric vehicle, like a 2015 Nissan Leaf SL? This battery-powered performer will not only excite you with its range and smooth performance, but it will also eradicate expensive gas station visits for as long as you own the car.
The 2015 Leaf runs on a 24-kWh lithium-ion battery, which sends electricity to the 80 kW AC synchronous motor that produces 107 horsepower and 187-lb.-ft. of torque. Charging is managed by a 6.6-kWh charger, which restores a fully depleted battery in four hours when a 240-volt Level 2 charging station is used. DC quick-charging is also optional, which lets you recharge the battery to 80 percent of capacity in about 30 minutes at more than 500 CHAdeMO sites nationwide. The range on the 2015 Leaf SL is rated at 84 miles and will only cost you a few dollars in electricity costs – less than your daily premium take-out coffee.
To learn more about the 2015 Leaf SL and how you can kiss traditional fossil fuels goodbye, contact us at Kirkland Nissan to schedule a test drive.
(Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 07:34AM by Michelle Bogle)
A distinctive design, silent operation and a roomy cabin make the 2017 Nissan Leaf SL unlike any other vehicle on Seattle’s roads. If you’ve been thinking of slipping into something more efficient, consider test driving a preowned model at Kirkland Nissan.
Powered by a 107-horsepower 80-kw electric motor, the 2017 Leaf produces 187 lb-ft of torque without a single drop of gasoline. This EV draws its energy from a 30-kwh battery, which is neatly tucked under the cabin’s floor, and can be recharged from a fully depleted status within five hours using a 240-volt plug. All told, this will net you 107 miles of range or about $3 in charging costs. Expensive gas station visits are history with this plug-in as your eco-friendly chariot.
The Leaf’s sleek body is aero-driven in order to maximize efficiency, while the hatchback design offers acres of rooms inside the cabin. The back seat offers ample stretch out space for two adults (or three in a pinch), thanks to its 106.3-inch wheelbase. Even the Leaf's cargo area is deeper than you might expect, boasting 30 cubic feet of haulage with the rear row folded down or 23.6 with it in place.
Range, efficiency and versatility are the hallmarks of the 2017 Leaf SL. To see if this EV might be the one for you, contact our dealership in Seattle, Washington, for a test drive.
(Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 07:31AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you’ve been wanting to switch from your traditional gas-powered vehicle, but have been wary about the range of an all-electric vehicle, allow us to turn your attention to the 2016 Nissan Leaf SV. This plug-in performer combines advanced battery technology with an aerodynamic design to achieve a 107-mile range on a single charge, which is considered the best in its class for the 2016 model year.
The Leaf zero-emissions EV is fuelled by a 107-horsepower 80-kw electric motor that powers the front wheels to produce a healthy 187 lb-ft of torque. It draws its energy from the lithium-ion battery pack, which is mounted under the cabin floor. This 30-kwh battery is where the Leaf gains its admirable range from. Previous model years were equipped with a 24-kwh battery that was only capable of offering double-digit range, which wasn’t practical for some drivers.
Efficiency on the SV model rings in at 112 MPGe or about $3 per charge, according to The Car Connection. With no need for gasoline, expensive fill-ups will be history and you’ll significantly reduce your carbon footprint as well.
Slip into something more enviro-conscious this spring. Schedule your test drive in a preowned 2016 Leaf at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 08:23AM by Michelle Bogle)
Seattle, in honor of Earth Day, which is less than a month away, why not consider slipping into something more eco-friendly, like a preowned 2015 Nissan Leaf SV? This all-electric vehicle is made for commuters in the PNW, boasting full plug-in performance and great range, allowing you to commute to work with zero emissions.
Under its sleek design, the Leaf is powered by an 80-kW electric motor, which draws power from its 24 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, this provides drivers with 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque, along with a range of 84 miles on a single charge.
And, speaking of charging, the 2015 Nissan Leaf SV is equipped with a 6.6 kW on-board charger that can be used with any 220V power source. It can juice up a fully depletedbattery in about five hours, which is faster than the base S trim.
Inside the EV, the mid-range SV model sports a 7-inch display, six-speaker audio system, navigation, and the CARWINGS app integration. Cruise control is also standard, which complements the Leaf’s whisper quiet operation, and the recycled cloth upholstery is a nice touch as well.
Ready to go for a spin? Call us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to schedule your test drive in a used 2015 Leaf.
(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.