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.
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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.
Helpful and honest dealers. Car was well inspected and in advertised good condition. Overall the service was good and the sale was fair. Dean was great!
I saw an ad for a F350 at the lot. The truck was not on the lot due to construction. It took a day to get the truck so I could see it. I made a deal and drove it away that afternoon. Happy with the vehicle. Sales person was new to Key West and lacked knowledge of all the options on the truck.
Latest Nissan News For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
(Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 06:08PM by Michelle Bogle)
We're just two months into 2018 and the all-new next-gen Nissan Leaf keeps raking in the hardware!
Last week at the Chicago Auto Show, it was announced that the best-selling EV in the world is now a winner of Kelley Blue Book's Five-Year Cost to Own Award in the electric vehicle category. For cost-conscious, enviro-aware Seattle area drivers, this is excellent news!
According to KBB, the Five-Year Cost to Own Awards honors new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on data for new cars for the initial five-years of ownership. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models within that time period.
Redesigned for 2018, the Leaf now offers a 40% greater range than the original, as well as a more appealing exterior styling. It also incorporates Nissan's Intelligent Mobility suite, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more.
"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is about applying the latest technology to set a new benchmark for exciting and safe driving and the all-new Nissan Leaf delivers on that in every way," said Brian Maragno, Head of Nissan's EV Marketing and Sales Team. "In addition to the exhilarating drive, EVs are inherently less expensive to operate than gas-powered cars and the 2018 Nissan Leaf provides more range, content and technology at a lower MSRP than the previous generation, offering customers more value at a lower price."
To learn more about the 2018 Leaf and its low cost of ownership, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to compare pricing and specs.
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 07:17AM by Michelle Bogle)
2018 has been a big year for Nissan. Just in the last month, accolades and awards have been rolling in for the automaker, highlighting excellence in all areas of their product line-up. The Nissan Xmotion concept car recently drove off with a 2018 EyesOn Award, while the Leaf EV took high honors in the electric car category of What Car? Car of the Year Awards. And now, Nissan is gearing up once again for another win; the Leaf was just named a finalist in the World Car of the Year Awards!
Representing the electric vehicle category, the Nissan Leaf is up against three other models: the BMW 530e iPerformance, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. A panel of 82 automotive journalists will evaluate the vehicles and the field of finalists will be narrowed down even further at the Geneva Motor Show. The winner for the World Car of the Year Awards will be officially announced at the New York Auto Show on March 28, 2018.
At Kirkland Nissan, we are expecting our Leaf EV to come out on top, especially since the next-gen model brings new enhancements and innovations to the masses. This includes Nissan's all-new ProPilot Assist technology, which is the future of semi-autonomous driving. The 2018 model also boasts an increased range of up to 150 miles, which is considered a huge gain in the plug-in electric world.
And, the Leaf is no stranger to this award. The EV took home the win back in 2011 and we are confident that it can do it again.
Are you excited for the winners to be announced? We are too! Stay tuned; we hope to deliver news of the Leaf's victory later this spring!
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 07:03AM by Michelle Bogle)
The all-new next-gen Nissan Leaf isn't available for purchase at our dealership in Seattle, Washington, but that hasn't stopped the world's most popular EV from raking in the hardware from across the pond. Most recently, the 2018 Leaf was named the "Best Electric Car" in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, which is one of the UK's biggest car-buying media brands, widely regarded as a trusted source for new car advice.
Steve Huntingford, Editor of What Car?, praised the award-winning model for its year-round range and performance. "The electric car market has never been more competitive, yet the Leaf saw off all its rivals because it makes the most sense to most buyers," he said in a statement. "It combines excellent performance with generous standard equipment and low running costs. And even in winter weather, its real-world range is good."
This is thanks to a host of new innovations found on the 2018 Leaf, which allow the EV to drive farther, better and smarter than ever before. This includes available ProPilot Assist, which helps motorists navigate stop-and-go traffic by assisting control of acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving. The 2018 Leaf also delivers an increased range of up to 150 miles and incorporates standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and e-Pedal technology.
When the all-new Leaf descends upon our dealership, it will signal the future of transportation in Seattle, Washington. To pre-book your test drive, contact us today or browse our online inventory to see many other great in-stock models.
(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 06:57AM by Michelle Bogle)
The folks over at Nissan have been up to a little fun. This week, they unveiled how their semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist technology isn't just for cars.
Set in a traditional Japanese inn known as a ryokan, the automaker previewed self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions much to the surprise of the hotel's visitors. As you can see in the video below, when these items are not in use, they automatically return to their designated spots with the push of the button. This is similar to how Nissan's ProPilot Assist is capable of using the steering, brakes, and throttle to maneuver a vehicle into a space without the brain power or physical input of a driver.
This isn't the first time that Nissan has applied their technology to inanimate objects. Just last year, they innovated an autonomous chair to help alleviate the strain of waiting in line. When the person at the front of the line stands up to be served, the now-vacant chair moves to the back of the line, so another person can sit down and wait in the queue. Imagine having these chairs at the DMV? Talk about a game-changer!
From automated slippers and pillows to self-parking vehicles, ProPilot Assist strives to take the tedium out of daily life. To experience this technology for yourself, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington, to schedule a test drive in a 2018 Rogue or Leaf all-electric vehicle.
For years, the high cost of parts and development associated with large electric vehicles has stagnated that field. However, beginning in Japan, Nissan is now working to use LEAF technology to jumpstart an EV bus project that may eventually bring affordable zero-emission public transit worldwide.
Part of a Kumamoto University joint project with the local Ministry of Environment, the endeavor hopes to reduce or eliminate CO2 emissions from large vehicles. The “Yoka ECO Bus” is slated for real-world testing in western Japan beginning in February and will use an inverter pulled straight from the Nissan LEAF. A specialized gearbox is also being developed by the automaker.
Of course, the implementation of LEAF technology into this ambitious project is a no-brainer. Nissan’s car has shipped more than 300,000 units worldwide since its inception and is renowned for its progressive design. The upcoming 2018 model will bring consumers a 150-mile driving range, as well as 147 horses and 236-lb.-ft. of torque. Further, the zero-emissions EV will be run by a 40-kilowatt lithium-ion battery that’s capable of a tremendous 124 city / 101 highway MPGe.
With such technology under its belt, it seems that the EV bus project is bound for great success not only in Japan but, eventually, globally. Call us at Kirkland Nissan today to discuss the manufacturer’s all-electric endeavors, including the upcoming 2018 LEAF!
What a huge week it’s been for Nissan. The Japanese manufacturer just revealed their tremendous Xmotion crossover concept yesterday, and now their all-electric LEAF EV has been named the “2018 FIPA Green Car of the Year” at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.
The distinction comes courtesy of the Inter-American Federation of Automobile Journalists (FIPA) and puts the 2018 LEAF in high regard, scoring the zero-emissions vehicle higher than all nine other award candidates. The announcement comes on the heels of the "2016 4-Wheel Drive Electric Car of the Year” honor that the previous generation EV secured.
Nissan’s LEAF recently reached the 300,000-units-sold milestone and the 2018 version seems poised to add tremendously to that number. The next-generation car, due for North American release in mere months, offers a new battery that provides a 150-mile driving range. This increases the outgoing capacity by 43. Further, the motor generates 147 HP and 236-lb.-ft. of torque, while fuel efficiency is outstanding at an MPGe of 124 city / 101 highway.
(Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 08:00AM by Michelle Bogle)
Yesterday, Nissan unveiled a brand new concept vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, called the Xmotion (pronounced “cross-motion”). And just 24 hours later, the six-passenger three-row crossover SUV is already receiving rave reviews for its sleek exterior lines and sharp angles, as well as its unique interior, which blends touchscreen displays, innovative control mechanisms, and a futuristic look that’s clean, modern, and expressive.
According to Nissan, the Xmotion concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-styling and next-generation Intelligent Mobility technology. The exterior features a dynamic presence with an understated sculptural body, which includes prominently flared fenders, wedge-shaped headlights, and a bold evolution of Nissan’s iconic V-motion grille. It’s an expression of dramatic simplicity, which is wonderfully contrasted by the rugged metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design. Some automotive journalists have likened the concept vehicle to that of a futuristic version of the cult-classic Nissan Xterra, which they claim is a good thing.
And while the exterior of the Xmotion is incredibly interesting, the interior of this concept vehicle is what’s truly astounding. Inside, it features a crafted design that pays homage to Nissan’s roots by combining a symbolic representation of a Japanese landscape with an advanced user interface and autonomous driving technologies.
This includes a digital assistant that’s personified as a virtual koi fish on the in-car displays. It swims between the console and a middle-mounted armrest touchscreen, and can intelligently program interior cabin conditions based on the destination and user preferences. The virtual koi also assists the Xmotion when in autonomous mode, providing key information about the current route and potential slowdowns, while also handling driving duties.
As for what’s under the hood, Nissan didn’t specify powertrain specs since the Xmotion is an expression of design and technology, versus power and performance. And seeing that it is a concept vehicle, it isn’t intended for production, however, many industry watchers expect that the Xmotion's design cues may find their way to future Nissan SUVs, like the rumored Xterra. Time will be the judge of that.
To learn more about Nissan concept vehicles and how the automaker is bridging the future with its Intelligent Mobility technology, contact our dealership today in Seattle, Washington to speak with a sales associate.
Nissan is set to compete in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E racing championship later this year as it heads into its fifth season. And now, they know which of their drivers will be taking part.
NISMO driver Mitsunori Takaboshi will represent the brand at the Formula E rookie test. Winner of the 2017 Japan F3 Championship, he won a total of seven contests last year and held the fastest lap record in 11 of the 20 competitions he participated in. The celebrated professional fills the seat afforded to Nissan by Renault in order to help with race preparations.
The next year proves to be an exciting time for enthusiast all-electric fans in more ways than one. It also will bring the release of the 2019 LEAF NISMO, initially unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show 2017. Although details on its engine are scant, we know it’s likely to feature a highly aerodynamic red, black, and white body that’s enhanced by performance-based Continental summer tires. Its battery is also slated to be a 60 kWh variety that offers a whopping 225 miles of range.
(Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 07:49AM by Michelle Bogle)
The 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicks off tomorrow in Detroit with The Gallery. This exclusive event gives attendees an up-close look at the most exquisite and acclaimed collection of automobiles in the world, totaling $10 million.
In preparation for the 2018 NAIAS, Nissan has released a subtle teaser, which is generating a great deal of buzz. Speculation is growing amongst industry insiders as many wonder if Nissan will be unveiling an autonomous concept car at the motor show.
The 42-second video features modernistic artwork, which demonstrates how Nissan is using tradition to bridge to the future of mobility. The message is rather cryptic, but automotive watchers have suggested that the automaker is hinting at an upcoming concept car that combines Nissan’s familiar design cues with all-new self-driving safety technologies.
Many suspect that the concept car will also feature a hybrid or all-electric powertrain, given Nissan’s recent launch of the next-gen Leaf EV, as well as other electric concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. At the recent 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the automaker also showcased its “Brain-to-Vehicle” autonomous technology, which uses brainpower to perform maneuvers quicker than the human body can react.
Needless to say, Nissan has been cooking up an amazing array of innovative technologies that have the automotive industry buzzing with excitement. To learn more, be sure to follow our blog as we cover news and highlights from the 2018 NAIAS or stop into Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington to speak with a product advisor.
(Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 08:07AM by Michelle Bogle)
This week, the Nissan Leaf reached a major milestone. In just seven short years of production, the EV hit the 300,000 mark for global sales. Unsurprisingly, this news cements the Leaf’s position as the world’s best-selling electric vehicle and a favorite here on North American soil.
"These numbers prove that the Nissan Leaf remains the most advanced car in the world, with the widest reach and the greatest availability,” said Nissan’s Executive VP Daniele Schillaci in a company statement. “The new Nissan Leaf is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility because it delivers an even more exciting drive and enhanced ownership experience. It will take Nissan's EV leadership even further."
Over the last seven years, sales for the Leaf have been incredibly strong, but we expect to see numbers climb even higher as EV enthusiasts eagerly await the next-gen model, which will feature an all-new range of 150 miles and an enhanced 40 kilowatt-hour battery pack. The 2018 Leaf will also come equipped with ProPILOT Assist, ProPILOT Park, and e-Pedal, offering drivers even more refinement, comfort and convenience when behind the wheel.
To learn more about the Leaf EV and its strong sales history and reputation, contact us at Kirkland Nissan in Seattle, Washington. Next-gen models are expected to arrive this month – be sure to pre-schedule your test drive by calling us today.