Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Erick, Ian, Gurj, and Kal were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
I would definitely refer family and friends to shop here for a vehicle.
Competitive price and great service
We did our online research first before we went into the dealer. The sales were very attentive and friendly. We made the purchase on the same day!
So comfortable and easy!
These guys are the BEST! My Salesman, Peter was very helpful and not pushy, made my experience so great and easy. 20/10 recommend them to anyone!
2015 Ford Mustang
Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Peter Olson, Wes Upton & Nicholas Terezakis were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
My New Favourite Dealership!
My boyfriend and I were on the hunt for a new SUV, and we ended up being helped by Rob Vanoverschot. I was nervous about going to a dealership as I'd never purchased off of a lot before - and Rob made the process a breeze! He answered all of our questions and never made us feel pressured at all! We test drove about 6 different makes and models and fell in love with a 2019 Ford Escape. I would highly recommend Rob and Key West Ford, even the financing department and insurance department made this process enjoyable!
Not to mention they had the best prices around - and we came all the way out from Abbotsford!
Great Kai and jag were awesome
Great. Worked with my schedual, very helpful. Got back to me fast about all my questions. And even went out a got a keepsake i forgot in my grade in.
Michael and Monina
The most seamless car buying experience with Peter Olson!
It was an awesome experience from the time we walked on the dealer lot to the time we drove home our car. Super friendly Ivan, super helpful Gurj and super salesman Peter!
Erick was very friendly and personable and it was a pleasure to do business with him. I would recommend him and Key West if you’re looking for a vehicle.
Happy with the Flex
Patient and Kind
I was extremely happy with most of the folks I spoke with during my time at Key West. It took me 3 days of visiting the dealership to make sure I was making the right decision on the vehicle for my needs and my budget. All staff but one understood that this purchase wasn't an easy one to make within my budget. Peter Olsen, Michael Nokes and Robert Klaus really understood why I needed to take my time and research all my options. I appreciated their kindness and patience and didn't feel at all pressured into the sale.
Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
The Altima is exceptional… and we’re not the only ones saying it! The 2019 iteration of Nissan’s machine has been selected as one of Autotrader’s “12 Best New Cars.”
Autotrader is impressed by many aspects of the 2019 Altima, although three particularly stand out. The car supplies all-wheel drive with wondrous traction, as well as an upscale interior that the editors said felt like it belonged in a much more expensive car. Further, there’s the VC-Turbo variable compression engine. It offers superior power or enhanced efficiency depending on what the moment requires—and is the first production engine of its kind.
Autotrader said the following: “Every car on this list is completely redesigned or an all-new model for this year. They all bring something fresh and innovative compared to their competitors and all have some combination of impressive tech, surprisingly good driving dynamics, strong value or just getting the details exactly right.”
Keep in mind that the 2019 Altima is available now for only $24,000 and comes packed with Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and more.
There’s some serious tech packed into the 2019 Nissan Altima. Take, for instance, its engine. The 2.5-liter unit is something special in that it benefits from a special manufacturing process that usually only finds its way into the engines of supercars.
The engine block of the 2019 Nissan Altima benefits from a cutting-edge mirror bore process that serves to enhance efficiency and reduce friction. Overall, the elimination of bulky cylinder liners allows the motor to operate more smoothly. The treatment was first used in the Nissan GT-R and now, thanks to the Decherd assembly line, it’s made its way to the Altima. As a result, it’s now the highest volume application of the tech at Nissan—Decherd’s team assembles a motor every 19 seconds and can pump out as many as 1.4 million units a year.
"Advanced technology like the mirror bore process only makes sense for Nissan if we can offer it to as many customers as possible," said Jay Boyte, director of engineering at Decherd Powertrain Plant, Nissan North America. "The end result is an innovative and efficient engine made with manufacturing technology usually not available at this volume or price point," added Boyte.
The accolades for Nissan’s fleet of vehicles keep rolling in! Now, it’s the Good Housekeeping Institute piping up alongside “Car and Driver” magazine. After testing 50 vehicles, the two selected a small range of their favorites within different categories. In the competitive subcompact crossover segment, the 2019 Nissan Kicks came out the victor!
Using industry protocols, the team of testers examined all the cars and ranked them on value, design, technology, handling, and safety. The Kicks performed beautifully across the board. The testing editors noted the following about the 2019 Nissan Kicks: "When it comes to the Kicks, it's all about value. You won't find a more solid car at this great of a price.”
All three models of the 2019 Kicks (S, SV, and SR) come with a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with a Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). As a result, drivers can expect 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque as well as an average combined MPG of 33.
This year’s Altima was a wonderful choice by Autotrader (if we may say so). The publication explains that they were impressed by the upscale interior, which gave the feeling that they were driving a more expensive car. Also notable was the traction offered by all-wheel drive, as well as the VC-Turbo variable compression engine. The first production engine of its kind, it intelligently provides more power on demand or scales back and improves efficiency when you move to cruising speeds.
The Autotrader editors had this to say: “Every car on this list is completely redesigned or an all-new model for this year. They all bring something fresh and innovative compared to their competitors and all have some combination of impressive tech, surprisingly good driving dynamics, strong value or just getting the details exactly right.”
Bear in mind that the standard 2019 Altima—starting at just $24,000—comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an eight-inch color display. Further, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat makes it easy to slide into the optimal driving position, and features such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning keep you safe.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 07:32AM by Michelle Bogle)
According to an online article by Automotive News, a next-generation Nissan Frontier will debut in the fall of 2020 as a 2021 model, boasting a redesign that hasn’t seen a major update since it was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model.
Based on their sources, the new Frontier will sport “futuristic” styling that will “still look like a truck.” It will continue to ride on its F-Alpha truck platform due to cost and size issues and not adopt the global Navara platform, which is sold overseas and is not well-suited to the needs of North American drivers. Under the hood, the optional 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engine will be replaced by a new 3.0-liter engine rated at approximately 300 horsepower, thus placing the Frontier near the top of its class. The automatic transmission will also be refreshed with the addition of two extra gears for a total of seven.
The Frontier is popular with midsize truck enthusiasts due to its long-standing heritage and competitive pricing. It’s the only pickup that sells, on average, for less than $30,000 in a segment where the average transaction price last year was $32,800, according to J.D. Power.
As more details are released about the forthcoming Frontier, we’ll be sure to share the news right here on our blog. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to discuss the Frontier’s specs, trim levels and pricing.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 07:05AM by Michelle Bogle)
With Nissan releasing the 2020 Versa sedan today at the "Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival" in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the automaker has also announced changes to the Versa line-up – specifically, Nissan will discontinue production of the Versa Note compact hatchback at the end of the 2019 model year.
Nissan hasn’t provided an official reason for ceasing the Versa Note; however, a recent article by AutoBlog shows that the Versa's sales dropped 29 percent last year, selling only 75,809 models. Since the automaker doesn’t segment sales by variant, it’s hard to know where the Versa Note falls within those numbers. But, with the launch of the new Versa sedan, there is great hope that the nameplate will rebound back to its former sales glory by focusing on the singular platform.
In the meantime, consumers wanting to get into a new Versa Note will have to act quick – there are reportedly only 300 units available across the country. At Kirkland Nissan, we do have preowned models in our used inventory, which are available for test driving today.
To learn more, contact us in Seattle, Washington, to go for a spin!
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 07:01AM by Michelle Bogle)
A few weeks ago, we shared news about 2020 Nissan Juke spy images floating around the internet in full camo. But, now, thanks to the folks at Kolesa.ru, professional renderings of the compact crossover have been released. You can view them here.
One quick glance at the next-gen Juke and it’s clear that Nissan has taken an evolutionary approach, rather than revolutionary. The vehicle’s quirky exterior is still a focal point; however, some of the front- and back-end lines have been refined for a softer, less bulging appearance. The fascia also features a stacked three-row LED lighting configuration, along with a larger radiator grille.
Since this next-gen Juke is slated for release within the European market, automotive journalists are expecting that Renault Nissan’s 1.5-liter dCi engine will be popular with consumers, followed by a compact hybrid powertrain. The model will also be based on the CMF-B platform, which also underpins other models from the Alliance, including the Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail and the Renault Kadjar and Koleos.
As mentioned, there are no plans to re-release the 2020 Nissan Juke to the North American market since it was removed from the line-up and replaced with the new Kicks. However, if you want to add some of the Juke’s eccentricity to your life, our dealership does carry a range of preowned models.
To learn more, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to schedule a test drive.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 06:56AM by Michelle Bogle)
This week in Detroit, the 2018 Nissan Leaf was recognized as the highest rated redesign at the inaugural J.D. Power Engineering Awards, which were presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2019 WCX World Congress Experience.
"This award is a credit to [the] hundreds of Nissan technical professionals here in the U.S., as well as in Japan," said Chris Reed, Senior VP of Engineering at Nissan North America, in a press release. "Any vehicle redesign requires a massive amount of coordination across many functional teams, and I am very proud of the excellent vehicle this effort produced, which has been recognized by J.D. Power."
Within the automotive industry, J.D. Power has cemented itself as the authority for benchmarking quality. With their new Engineering Awards, they are able to recognize the achievements of innovators who turn concept vehicles into practical modes of transportation. The Leaf is a prime example – since its release in 2010, the all-electric car’s engineers have been able to utilize the lessons learned from each generation and apply that education to the Leaf’s latest redesign, which will see the release of a PLUS version later this year.
To learn more about the Leaf’s engineering excellence or to inquire about the forthcoming Leaf PLUS, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, today.
(Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 08:11AM by Michelle Bogle)
Great news, vintage GT-R fans! Nissan’s 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6, known as the RB26DETT, is back in production and can be bought as individual parts. This engine is famous for powering three generations of the Skyline GT-R and is hailed for its ability to punch high above its weight.
RB26 engines are available for purchase through Nissan’s Nismo Heritage Parts Program, allowing tuners the ability to build their dream car using customized components. Currently, the list includes the cylinder block and head, crankshaft, gaskets, pistons, connecting rods, exhaust assembly, fuel pump assembly, wiring harness, and more. Nissan is also offering two versions of the engine block – a standard unit for $1,500, which can be fitted to the R32, R33 and R34 GT-R generations, and a $3,800 N1 block for the R33 and R34.
According to AutoBlog, these parts are only available through local dealers in the Japanese domestic market and other foreign markets. However, since the R32 is eligible for import, they figure that shrewd Skyline enthusiasts will have no trouble bringing these parts into North America.
To learn more about the Nismo Heritage Parts Program, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington.
(Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 08:06AM by Michelle Bogle)
After unveiling the Nissan IMs concept car at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January, the “elevated sports sedan” will make its second appearance at the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition later this month. The automaker will have the vehicle on display to show attendees how the company’s technologies and design embody Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is their vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
Using a fully electric powertrain comprised of dual electric motors (front and rear) and a fast charging 115 kWh battery, the IMs generates enough power (483 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque) to compete with most contemporary sports cars. On a single charge, the concept can travel a full 380 miles, plus it features all-wheel drive for better weight balance, traction and cornering. Offering the choice of an autonomous or a manual driving mode, the IMs connects hands-free operation with exciting high-performance – it truly is the future of mobility.
Inside the cabin, the vehicle boasts a “2+1+2" design with pivoting front seats and a rear seat that can fit three across or converted into an indulgent "Premier Seat" when the rear outboards are folded. Since the sedan’s battery is located under the body of the electric vehicle, the IMs provides a higher driving position for greater visibility.
To learn more about the IMs concept car and its technologies, contact Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, for details.