Thank you For giving me a great deal on this used vehicle. In addition, all of the staff was very polite and well mannered. Dealership worth looking at!
Jag answered for every question I asked, was polite and really helped in choosing the right options. Thanks to him and the rest of the staff of Key West Ford I can finally enjoy a new truck.
Jag was extremely helpful and worked hard to get us the car we wanted for the budget we had. He was flexible and didn’t pressure us to buy. We had a great experience at the dealership and appreciated the honesty. Next time we need a car we will be back!
Excellent sales customer service experience
Lino Corcuera is very helpful and kind. This is the second time Lino help us to find a car that suitable for my family. We always received an excellent sales customer service from Lino. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for Lino and Nicholas Terezakis is very accommodating and kind too.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
If I could rate higher than 5 stars, I would! Excellence all around. Informative, friendly and accommodating. Thank you Allan and the Key West team!
Great service in new suv in 3 dys from trade in
Highly recommend Key West Ford as your next trip to getting a new /used vehicle, fast efficient and very helpfull , Thanks personnally to Jag, Ivan,Michelle and Nicholas I will be back for future service to KEY WEST FORD 10/10 :-)
Best car buying experience I’ve had
We just purchased a new F350 from Key West Ford, I’ve bought a lot of vehicles in the past and they were by far the best dealership I’ve dealt with. Our salesman Pete Olson went out of his way to make the experience hassle free. Can’t say enough. Thanks Pete, Wes, Gurj and Kelvin. Job well done.
Quick and easy
We purchased an 07 Navigator Through Jag Dhillon.
Dealing with Jag was a pleasure and he hepled us get a great deal on our vehicle.
I will definetly recommend Jag and Keywest to all my friends and family.
Easiest transition into a new vehicle ever!!
Allan made the experience seamless. Was friendly and very efficient. Kept the process moving smoothly when dealing with the financial department and the insurance department. Will definitely be recommending Key West Ford and Allan to any friends I know who are looking to get themselves into a new vehicle.
Thank you team Key West Ford
Step into the future of sedans, Seattle! The 2018 Fusion SEL brings the goods to consumers everywhere, offering a myriad of enjoyable features. Chief among these comes via its sensational engine: Auto Start-Stop technology.
First, let’s set the background for this feature. The Fusion SEL comes stocked with a 1.5L four-cylinder motor that creates 181 horses at 6,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This is paired up with a SelectShift six-speed automatic complete with paddle shifters—together, it all results in a powertrain that is capable of producing an EPA-estimated MPG average of 23 city / 34 highway.
Now, one of the standout parts of this system is the included Auto Start-Stop functionality. This enables the 2018 Fusion SEL to ferry you through high traffic situations without losing out on fuel efficiency. It works by intelligently and automatically shutting off your engine each time you reach a full stop. However, it also has the presence of mind, so to speak, to deactivate itself when you don’t want it in use—such as in four-wheel drive situations.
You’ve all seen it referenced before, most often when reading spec sheets (including while browsing our Sound Ford blog here). You know it refers to engines, but just what the heck does RPM refer to?
This mysterious moniker need no longer be shrouded in ambiguity. RPM refers to “revolutions per minute.” It’s the measurement of how fast your car is running—more directly, it is the count of how many times in one minute the engine’s crankshaft finishes a full rotation. It also measures how often the piston glides up and down in its cylinder. When you accelerate, the amount of revolutions per minute is increased, although don’t assume that peak performance is always attained at the highest RPM—that isn’t the case.
In the case of a car with an automatic transmission, it shifts at the most efficient RPM that also offers the least abrupt transition. But this is actually where understanding RPM is more than academic… it can be vital to the future health of your machine. Specifically, if you are driving a manual, you have to use the tachometer to determine when to shift in order to avoid the redline. Revving beyond that point can actually damage the motor.
If you’re interested in learning more about RPM, give us a ring at Sound Ford in Seattle now!
We get a lot of questions from inquisitive consumers and one of the most frequent is in regards to the meaning of the “GT” moniker as seen in the Ford Mustang line. This week in our Features Glossary, we’re going to provide some illumination as to the abbreviation’s background and why it’s a perfect fit for the pony car.
Quite simply, “GT” stands for “Gran Turismo.” This refers to classic Italian cars that were grand touring vehicles constructed expressly for both power and luxury. Performance is a huge part of the DNA of these autos, although catering to and pampering passengers is also a big deal. That’s why GT vehicles traditionally boast large dimensions (so occupants can stretch out), softer suspensions, and supple leather seats.
Gran Turismo cars were initially popular in North America but particularly Europe, with early manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Lancia. Capitalizing on their renown, Ford created a performance package for the pony car in 1965. The GT ‘Stang was born!
The F-150 is a beast on the road—it always has been and it always will be. And although Ford recognizes its venerable legacy, they’re always looking for ways to raise the bar even further. Toward that end, the Big Blue Oval brand has introduced the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) and off-road package to take their 2018 line of trucks to new heights.
ESOF ensures that you and your truck are geared up for whatever the roads toss at you—whether that’s on the asphalt of the highways or the gravel of the trails. With this system in place, your F-150 will be able to tap into the utility of two separate 4WD modes (low and high). Also, a two-wheel-drive setting can be selected as necessary when you’re cruising along smooth tarmac during fine weather conditions. No matter the mode, you can select it at the drop of a hat thanks to the dial controller in the cabin. It’s that simple!
The 2018 F-150 also rocks out with its available Off-Road Package. This comes complete with skid plates, Hill Descent Control, shock absorbers, and even an electronic-locking rear differential, which improves traction by fixing the rear axle in place. All told, you’re getting enhanced safety on both straight streets and inclines.
Fixed steering ratios? Psh, forget about it. That’s legacy technology and Ford understands that. It’s an old system that is full of compromise—it either sacrifices low-speed nimbleness for responsiveness during acceleration or vice versa. Thus, the Big Blue Oval brand turned to adaptive steering in the 2018 Edge to lead us into the future.
Adaptive steering measures and responds on the fly to driver input and vehicle traveling speed. The utilization of a computer, small electric motor, and gear unit enable the gear ratio system to add or subtract rotations during driving, providing for maximum responsiveness in a wide gamut of conditions.
There’s a lot to take away from the aforementioned adaptive steering setup. Benefits include enhanced low-speed maneuverability, superior driver comfort, and a 30-percent steering ratio flexibility in both directions. If you’re towing something, there’s greater driver feedback, as well, boosting your confidence as you barrel down Seattle and Tacoma’s roads.
We’re back! In case you aren’t familiar with this blog section, each week we deliver a selection of articles that each zero in on a specific feature inherent to Ford’s amazing lineup of vehicles. We break down what makes each “tick” and how it benefits the driver—and today, we want to kick things off with the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).
Autos in the Big Blue Oval’s lineup—including the 2018 Ford Mustang—make use of a sterling new safety feature: BLIS. This technology works by leaning on the power of dual multiple-beam radar modules positioned to either side of the car or truck’s rear quarter panels. These components scan for other vehicles that may enter the zone that comprises your blind spot. If (or rather, when) this occurs, an indicator light housed within the corresponding side view mirror grabs your attention.
This smart warning system is even more robust than what we described above. BLIS also can be utilized to promote cross-traffic detection; the technology notes if there is a car traveling at 5 MPH or more within 45-feet of the back of your automobile. As described before, you’ll be alerted if this condition occurs.
We’re wrapping our special coverage of Ford vehicles today by examining the high-tech lane-keeping system inside the 2018 F-150 and similar modern vehicles in the Big Blue Oval’s line. Like the Emergency Brake Assist feature we spoke of in our previous entry, this is functionality that provides for the safety of you and your occupants.
The 2018 Ford F-150 is a truck that’s well-suited for the 21st century and part of the reason for that is the aforementioned lane-keeping system. It’s mounted directly behind the rearview mirror on the windshield and operates by monitoring road markings as you drive. If the camera notices that you’re straying from your path and drifting beyond those lines, it takes over, flashing lights on the instrument cluster or assuming control of the wheel to correct the issue itself.
Notably, there are three lane-keeping modes you can choose from. The “alert only” mode merely vibrates the steering wheel if you stray from your designated path, while “aid only” eschews vibrations to instead assist with steering torque input. It automatically provides course correction for you! Finally, the last option offers both active and alert aids.
Nothing’s more important than safety and, as a consumer, it’s only natural that you wish for you and your passengers to remain secure at all times. Part of that equation is ensuring that there is always maximum stopping power available—and that’s what Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) in the 2017 Ford Explorer is for.
Here’s the skinny on this delightful safety feature: Emergency Brake Assist helps determine if you are attempting to make an emergency stop when out and about. It does this by constantly measuring the force you apply to the pedal and the quickness in which you do so. If it ascertains that it is an emergency situation and that a collision may be imminent, it will automatically jump in on your behalf, braking your wheels to their greatest extent even if you haven’t managed to mash the pedal all the way down.
The benefit of Emergency Brake Assist on the 2017 Explorer is enormous. After all, most drivers aren’t always prepared to apply maximum braking without warning. Because of this slow reaction time, a stopping situation can turn injurious or even deadly. However, EBA can achieve total stoppage in just milliseconds, mitigating the possibility of a bad crash.
Oh, boy, Seattle. Do we have a treat for you today—a 2018 Mustang features breakdown that focuses on the driving force behind all the power and performance those machines muster up. We’re going to break down the specifications behind both the EcoBoost and V8 motors on the four-cylinder and GT models of the pony car, while also talking about the “how” behind it all. Let’s go!
The 2018 Mustang EcoBoost comes with a 2.3L engine. While it may be a four-cylinder, this is probably unlike any I4 you’ve ever experienced. It’s beyond zippy, drumming up a tremendous 310 HP as well as more torque than ever before—350-lb.-ft. Additionally, fuel efficiency somehow remains insane at 32 MPG highway on the automatic and 31 highway on the manual. So, what’s its trick? The torque bump and overall peppy performance of this motor are predicated upon the brilliant transient overboost function, which manages to lift outputs on each and every gear change. What a rush!
There’s also the Mustang GT. This model is packed with a ferocious 5.0L V8 that pushes out a ridiculous 460 horses and 420-lb.-ft. of torque. These numbers are hard to comprehend—how is it possible? Well, Ford’s added a fresh dual-fuel, low-pressure port fuel injection and high-pressure direct injection system. It even manages a 25 MPG highway average on both the automatic and manual transmissions!
Seattle, take note! The 2018 Explorer Sport is imbued with Intelligent AWD, enabling you to handle the trails and backroads of Tacoma, Seattle, and Bellevue with incredible ease. Let’s take an in-depth look at what makes this feature so special below.
Intelligent AWD makes your Ford crossover more capable than ever before. None of the elements—rain, mud, snow, ice—can stand up to this incredible technology. It works by monitoring road conditions in real-time and sensing vehicle factors that include the current turning rate, wheel speed, acceleration, steering angle, and pedal position.
While Intelligent AWD helps keep you safe in the above situations, it also works under normal, non-inclement weather conditions. It’s more than a safety feature—it’s a boon for your pocketbook, too. It serves to improve fuel efficiency by distributing power to the front wheels when situations are optimal, although it can also shoot it to the rear tires to boost acceleration and overall performance. No manual input from the user is necessary!