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
(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 Jan 3, 2019 at 08:48AM by Michelle Bogle)
Earlier last year, the racy Nissan Leaf NISMO RC was unveiled at the annual NISMO Festival at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan – and now, North Americans will finally get a taste of the car's glory with its first appearance overseas. Next week, Nissan will have the Leaf NISMO RC on display at CES 2019, along with other all-electric platforms as part of their new vehicle introduction.
The first-generation Leaf NISMO RC was initially released in 2011, but this latest rendition builds upon the vehicle’s electric powertrain to provide even more power and torque. The second-gen model now boasts a motor on both the front and rear axle for all-wheel drive capabilities that create 322 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Power is generated from a high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack, which is mounted in the middle of the car. Weighing in at only 2690 lbs, the Leaf NISMO RC sports a multitude of lightweight components and a carbon fiber body for 50 percent faster performance than the previous model. In just 3.4 seconds, this track star can reach speeds of 62 mph, which is incredible.
Only days remain until CES 2019 kicks off in Las Vegas! To follow the excitement, be sure to check back to our blog as more details are revealed.
(Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 08:40AM by Michelle Bogle)
World’s best-selling. Earth-loving. Electric-driving. All three terms are ways to describe the 2019 Nissan Leaf. But, we can add another phrase to the list as well – and that’s award-winning. Drive.com.au recently announced its winners for their Car of the Year Awards and the Leaf zipped off with the coveted Car of the Year Green Innovation honor.
Comprised of a panel of seven expert judges, Drive.com.au acknowledged the Leaf for its abilities beyond its plug and play capabilities – specifically, the capacity for the EV’s battery to deliver energy back into the household grid.
"There are significant advantages in driving an electric car, but the Nissan Leaf takes those benefits beyond the driving experience with the ability to save money when it's in the driveway," said Andrew Maclean, editor in chief of the Drive Network in a press release. "The Nissan Leaf-to-Home function makes the electric car more appealing than ever."
Leaf-to-Home technology makes it possible to store surplus solar power in the battery during the daytime and then use it to power the home in the evening. Drivers can also recharge the battery in the middle of the night, when prices are typically more affordable, then use the electricity during the day to reduce energy costs. Leaf-to-Home also enables the EV to meet typical household electricity needs for up to two days if the power is disrupted. In emergency situations, this could prove very useful.
Aside from its uses off the road, the 2019 Leaf certainly provides a top-shelf driving experience. The powertrain boasts a 110 kW electric motor and a 40 kWh Lithium-ion battery for a 150-mile range. With its dynamic design and advanced technologies, including ProPILOT Assist and ePedal, the Leaf continues to give Seattle drivers even more compelling reasons to make the switch to plug-in power for greater efficiency and zero-emission performance.
To go for a spin in this award-winning model, contact Kirkland Nissan to book a test drive today.
(Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 09:32AM by Michelle Bogle)
If you’ve been following news about the 2019 Leaf all-electric vehicle, you may remember hearing speculation earlier this year about the plug-in receiving a larger battery and range at some point in the near future. The Drive recently published an article about this topic this week and according to their sources, a German publication has reportedly attained the new larger battery’s specifications.
At the moment, the 2019 Leaf is equipped with a 40-kWh battery for a range of 150 miles. Based on The Drive’s research, this is on the shorter side when it comes to all-electric range distances, but not for long. According to the German site, Electrive, a Leaf E-Plus is expected for 2019 and will include a 60-kWh battery for a total range of approximately 220 miles. Charging times should be comparable with the current model too.
The enhanced powertrain is reportedly a $6,580 USD premium over the base 40-kWh Leaf, bring the total cost of the vehicle to around $36,500 USD.
More details about the Leaf E-Plus are expected to be announced at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Be sure to check back to our blog in the New Year, as our team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle is paying close attention to this developing story.
(Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 12:15PM by Michelle Bogle)
Recently, Nissan announced a new pilot program that’s generating a lot of buzz. The company is using the battery-powered Leaf EV to act as a power source for its Franklin, Tennessee, headquarters and San Diego, California, design center. The purpose is to help cut electricity costs during peak power demands.
Coined the Nissan Energy Share, the program aims to demonstrate the vast potential of electric vehicles to serve as energy storage systems that can power external electric loads in buildings and homes. Nissan is partnering with Fermata Energy on the project, combining Fermata's chargers and software and the Leaf's ability to feed power back into the grid or buildings.
The system is designed to continuously monitor a building's electrical load and look for opportunities to draw energy from the Leaf batteries during high-demand and costlier periods. Nissan says the program is well-suited for companies with fleet vehicles and that the automaker has already begun programs in the U.S., Japan and Europe aimed at creating an "ecosystem" around its range of electric vehicles.
If the pilot proves successful, Nissan and Fermata Energy will work towards commercializing the technology. It could join other "second-life battery" initiatives for Leaf batteries, including new recycling methods for lithium ion packs and the installation of second-life batteries in North American facilities.
To learn more about the Leaf EV and how it is revolutionizing how we drive, live and work, contactour team at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to discuss.
(Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 07:18AM by Michelle Bogle)
One year ago, the Nissan Leaf made its way across the pond to the European market – and to say that it has been a sales success is an understatement. Since its release, the Leaf has gone on to sell 26,000 units, topping the charts for the first eight months. According to the automaker, that equates to one unit sold every minute across the continent!
The 2018 Leaf has been most popular in markets, such as Austria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. But, in Norway, the Leaf has become the top-selling passenger car of the year, outclassing all electric and combustion-powered models alike. Talk about an achievement!
Many European commercial operations have also been buying up the EV to fill the need for eco-friendly, low-cost fleet vehicles. Not only will this save businesses a considerable amount on fuel with the Leaf’s zero-emission performance, but the plug-in is also affordable to maintain and keep on the road with no need for oil changes or spark plug replacements.
If you’ve been considering the Leaf as your next vehicle, now has never been a better time to get behind the wheel. At Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, our inventory is stocked with many 2018 models – and we are also eagerly awaiting 2019 models. To learn more about this best-selling EV, contact our team to discuss pricing and specs.
(Posted on Sep 16, 2018 at 10:54AM by Michelle Bogle)
Great news, Seattle EV enthusiasts; we have more pricing news for you! Nissan has just released the MSRP for the 2019 Leaf and it is unchanged from the current 2018 model despite some new features being added to the forthcoming platform.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf starts at $29,990 for the base model, $32,490 for the mid-range SV trim, and $36,200 for the top-of-the-line SL grade. Destination and handling fees for all three ringing in at $895.
New for the 2019 model year is the addition of standard Rear Door Alert, which is an important safety feature that is designed to remind drivers to check their back seats for small children and pets to reduce potential heatstroke accidents.
Range on the 2019 Leaf still sits at 150 miles. In their press release, Nissan did note that a longer-range version will be available in the future, but little else is known for now. Some automotive journalists are speculating that news of a Leaf E-Plus will be released soon. According to the Torque Report, the E-Plus will have a driving range of around 225 miles, as well as a more powerful motor. As soon as we have concrete details, we’ll be sure to share them on our news blog.
In the meantime, our team at Kirkland Nissan is eagerly awaiting the release of the 2019 Leaf. Our inventory is stocked full of 2018 models – we’d love for you to stop in for a test drive to see why Seattle commuters love this EV!
(Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 05:21AM by Michelle Bogle)
Commuting into the city comes with its perils – congestion, accidents, road closures and detours. By the time you make it to the office, your nerves are shot. You just want to park your vehicle and leave your bad drive behind you. But, what if your nightmare has just begun? Tight underground garages and parallel parking spots can be downright frightful in Seattle.
Allow the 2018 Nissan Leaf to deliver some solace. The top-of-the-line SL trim comes equipped with an Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM), which acts as a second set of eyes to help you navigate the most difficult maneuvers.
This four-camera system works by creating a virtual composite 360-degree bird's-eye view of the Leaf and its surrounding environment. To see what and where you need to see, the display automatically shows front, rear and curbside split-screen views.
For example, when you shift into reverse to start backing in, the split-screen display provides images of the rear view and the overhead. Colored lines also help guide you into the spot and gauge the distance between the Leaf and other obstacles. When you shift the car back into drive, the display automatically switches to the front view image.
Make your commute stress-free in the 2018 Leaf. To schedule your test drive in an SL model, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan to book an appointment.
(Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 08:54AM by Michelle Bogle)
Switching from a gas-powered vehicle to an all-electric one can come with an accompanying list of worries. Drivers often wonder if they will feel hindered by range limitations or inconvenienced with regular chargings.
But in a 2018 Nissan Leaf, you can set these concerns aside. Not only does this model deliver incredible range and battery power, but it was also voted a top mainstream EV car in the AutoPacific 2018 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).
Hosted annually, the VSAs identify the most satisfying automobiles available on the market. The results are based on survey responses from over 58,000 owners of new 2017 and 2018 model year cars and light trucks in a range of segments.
This was the first win for the Nissan Leaf in the mainstream EV category, which just so happens to coincide with the vehicle’s latest enhancements that help it drive farther, better and smarter than ever before.
Now available on all 2018 Leaf models is ProPilot Assist, which aids in stop-and-go traffic by allowing the vehicle to control the acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving. The EV also delivers an increased range of up to 150 miles and incorporates standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking and e-Pedal technology. All of these enhancements provide a more satisfying ownership experience, making the Leaf a solid new vehicle choice for Seattle shoppers.
What more assurance do you need? Contact our team at Kirkland Nissan to schedule your test drive in the award-winning 2018 Leaf today!
(Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 06:44AM by Michelle Bogle)
The all-new Nissan Leaf NISMO launched in Japan yesterday and industry insiders and EV fans have been buzzing with chatter about the vehicle’s sporty looks and higher performance. It has many hoping to see one on North American soil soon; but, that hope is far-fetched since Nissan doesn’t have plans to roll-out the Leaf NISMO to international markets.
However, the automaker has released more footage of the all-electric supercar, giving fans a closer glimpse at its artful design and on-road performance. Have a look here:
The Leaf NISMO rides on sparkling 18-inch aluminum wheels, which have been custom-designed to limit air resistance, while the characteristic layered double wings improve the vehicle’s downforce without compromising drag coefficient. Inside, slick red accents and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel give the Leaf an athletic feel, along with the custom carbon and chrome finishes on the instrument panel.
Nissan also updated the Leaf NISMO’s ride quality with a custom suspension system, which has been tuned for comfort. An internal computer also allows for stronger acceleration responses, which is supported by an electric power steering system and Intelligent Trace Control for better stabilization while cornering.
Wish you could test drive the Leaf NISMO? We wish you could too. Alas, the closest experience you can get on Seattle ground is the 2018 Leaf. To schedule your test drive, contact our team at Kirkland Nissan today.