Professional service and a good purchasing experience
I had an excellent experience dealing with Robert Antoniak on my recent F150 purchase. After my initial test drive, I took some time to think about the purchase. Robert followed up with me but was not at all "pushy" which is something I value when dealing with a seller. I found him friendly and very easy to deal with. Robert really knows his products and had an answer for every question I had. I would recommend Robert and Key West Ford to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle.
I also had an excellent experience setting up my financing with Michelle Kellough. Michelle went through all of the options and set me up with a finance plan that worked perfectly for me. Michelle is also very friendly and professional and I was quite happy with the service.
Allan was extremely patient and professional with me , showing me the best match to my needs . I am really happy with my choice so I do recommend you ask for him.
Very Happy With My Purchase
Robert Antoniak was professional, courteous, and answered all of my questions honestly. After having researched a few suitable vehicles on AutoTrader, I found a great car at Key West. Robert was eager to have me test-drive the vehicle, and I walked out with new (lightly used) car that afternoon. Very pleased with my purchase. Thanks to Michelle too!
Easy, breezy and pleasant experience re purchase of a 201...
Nothing but praise for the car; the service and the dealership and its culture. I have never had so painless and enjoyable experience at purchasing a car. Typically, it has been a somewhat anxiety-laden, somewhat pressured experience. Utterly different at Key West. Best experience ever in a car dealership. This will sound odd, but they seemed like friends.
JDF and ALA - New West
Thanks for your help!
Had great deal with you ,thanks for your help. I’m highly recommend this dealership because for the great service. Hope deal with u agin !
A very friendly and welcoming dealership!
This dealership was very friendly and welcoming. All the associates were very helpful. We selected a vehicle and left a deposit and returned the next day and drive away as very happy car owners! Definitely recommend key west ford to anyone looking into buying a new or used vehicle!
Found Allan and rest of ground very good to deal with. He wasn't pushing and prepared to what was needed to get the sale. thanks
First time working with Key West - really enjoyed it
I came to Key West Ford looking at a very specific vehicle, hoping to trade out of a sedan into a small SUV. Ian was the sales guy on deck, and was very friendly and helpful. He understood that although a deal was possible, it wasn't guaranteed as I had appointments to see other vehicles.
We test drove the vehicle I was there to see (2017 Nissan Rogue), and he was very patient with the bad traffic on a Friday afternoon. He wasn't pushy or in a rush to get out of the car. We talked trade in potential on my old car, and about a possibility of a deal. I reviewed what he offered, and said I'd keep him in mind as I finished my other test drives.
Once those were done the next day, I selected the Key West Rogue as my car of choice. Ian was kind enough to come in on his Saturday off to help secure the offer he'd made me the day before, prepare the paperwork, and walk me through the process. I was never left alone, and never felt lost in the shuffle.
He also went to work scrambling to find me replacement floor mats (which had gone missing from the car) and a gas card to make up for the partially emptied tank.
It's worth mentioning too, every other employee I dealt with - every single one - was friendly. Whether it was another sales person taking two seconds to tell me where Ian was, the ladies at the front desk giving me directions, or dealing with the finance (Michelle was also awesome!), I didn't meet a single person at Key West that gave me a bad feeling.
Ian was a pro - dealt well, listened well, showed patience in asking for and landing the deal, and made me feel valued as a customer before moving on to any other business. I had a great experience dealing with him, and would do so again.
This has been the easiest car purchase I've ever made. Thanks Ian!
Thanks Allan for helping me find my next family vehicle.
I came in to the dealership looking to move up from a five seater sedan into a 7 seater SUV. Allan greeted me shortly after arriving and I let him know what I was looking for. I'm glad I didn't have to search all over for someone to help me like I've run in to at a few other dealerships. He fought through the cold weather to show me vehicle after vehicle till we found one that worked. We didn't end up doing the deal that day since it was a little more than what I had budgeted. Allan being the great guy that he is, called me a couple days later to let me know of more options that would be available for me from a new shipment that was coming in. I was happy that he kept working to help me well after I had left that day. Not every sales guy would go above and beyond like that. That's why I think he deserves 5 stars. The dealership did a great job making their vehicles available and did a fantastic detailing job on the slighty used vehicle that i purchased. I would have given Key West Ford 5 stars but I only received a half tank of gas when I left. I figured after giving them tens of thousands of dollars in business a full tank would have left a nice impression on their customer. It would have been completely empty if it wasn't for Allan seeing it before I left and he was quick to get it up to at least half for me. Overall a pretty good experience.
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Recently, fast-fingered critics snagged images of an unnamed Escape variant - with Ford testing the wide-bodied frame around the streets of Detroit. While the proving grounds were familiar, the car was decidedly not. It bore no badging and featured no model markers, giving no hint of either trim or year. This has led to much speculation about the Big Blue Oval’s fleet plans.
Allow us to share our own ideas.
As Ford Authority notes, this new Escape is considerably larger than its predecessors - boasting an extended rear, lengthened C-Pillars, and a widened wheelbase (its current dimensions are unknown but many suspect an increase of up to four inches). This provides a more aggressive profile, with crossover influences keenly felt within the sharp fender flares and square fascia.
What does this mean for the Escape? We suspect that Ford is creating an all new trim line - one that will emphasize passenger volume and cargo space. While no spec sheets are available to support this, we (along with the Authority team) believe that this model will arrive in the 2019 or 2020 seasons, delivering a crossover-inspired option for the North American market. This should reinvigorate flagging SUV sales and provide drivers with improved performance.
What do you think about this new Escape? Share your opinions with us today!
The compromise proves old as time - with automotive engineers weighing the values of power and efficiency, choosing to trade one for the other. These elements can’t, it’s argued, exist within the same car. It’s simply impossible.
The 2017 Escape Titanium turns that impossibility into a much sweeter reality.
According to the Mount Desert Islander, Ford has crafted an SUV like no other - with its 2017 Escape Titanium demanding no driver sacrifices. This platform boasts a 2.0L twin-scroll four-cylinder engine, pairing turbocharged performance with a six-speed automatic transmission. This yields an impressive 245 HP; and, when coupled with the available AWD, it promises easy all-terrain adventures.
These adventures won’t require constant visits to the pump, however. The Mount Desert Islander notes that the Escape embraces economy, generating a class-leading 20 MPGs in the city and 27 MPGs on the highway. It achieves this through EcoBoost technology and direct-injection distribution, which maximizes all resources. No drop of fuel is wasted.
Through this, the 2017 Escape Titanium enables drivers to seek out every road - providing them with high-performance and undeniable value.
Want to take this platform for a B.C. ride? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the new Escape.
Virtuality defines us. Consumers are perpetually connected to their devices - seeking information and entertainment with the press of a button. Smartphones prove essential, and high-definition screens remain crucial to the most mundane of tasks... including driving.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford embraces the digital movement. This SUV (despite its off-road origins and Duratec powertrain) has been engineered for tech-devotees. Within its newly revised SYNC 3 console drivers will discover:
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Software.
Full Google Access (including search functions, 3D mapping, and music streaming).
Siri Eyes Free Functionality.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
With every mile the 2017 Escape impresses - delivering a full suite of infotainment possibilities. The SYNC 3 console (which has been recently transformed, with Ford drawing inspiration from more than 22,000 critical comments to ensure a smooth interface) allows drivers to quickly engage with their devices. Through intuitive voice commands, the eight-inch LCD touchscreen can be navigated with ease; and integrated Bluetooth links provide seamless connectivity.
Through this, Ford allows adventurers to maintain their social feeds - with the 2017 Escape enabling them to upload, download, and more on even the wildest back-roads.
Want to learn more about the new Escape’s entertainment options? Visit our dealership today!
B.C. adventurers, prepare! A new kind of all-terrain performance could soon arrive.
According to The Australian, Ford has just launched a new sport utility vehicle - the 2017 Kuga. This Escape-variant promises peerless off-road power, fusing a rugged all-wheel-drivetrain with a six-speed automatic transmission. A suite of engine options (including a 147 HP 1.5L V6 and a 177 HP 2.5L V6) accommodates every environment; while the 3,968-pound trailering capacity delivers effortless ATV hauling. To further delight explorers, this platform also boasts 19-inch wheels to pummel the pavement.
The Kuga - which debuted in 2012 - has become a staple of Australia’s back-roads. What should excite B.C. drivers, however, is this SUV’s possible international expansion. Ford is currently realigning its fleet, and it may decide to bring foreign powertrains to the Lower Mainland. This would provide access to turbocharged performance and Intelligent AWD.
It will also connect consumers to the technology they crave. Ford has bolstered the Kuga with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. This - when paired with the eight-inch touchscreen and voice-activated interface - will ensure effortless downloads, uploads, and more. Blend suburban needs with all-wheel fun.
Curious about the Kuga? Visit our dealership today for further specs about this and other Ford SUVs.
Growth defines the sport utility market - with critics anticipating a surge of more than 21 million global sales by 2020. Bolstered by rising populations in the Asia-Pacific region and tumbling gas prices in North America, this vertical is defying all expectations. Consumers are craving all-terrain options.
To accommodate those cravings, Ford is launching a new Escape - one that delivers exceptional performance and undeniable comfort.
According to the Courier Times, the 2017 Escape delivers a bevy of upgrades. Ford has redefined the entire platform, creating an adaptable option for families, adventurers, and all travelers in between.
Engine: 2.5L i-VCT four-cylinder.
Torque: 170 lb.-ft.
Acceleration: 0 to 60 in just 7.3 seconds.
LED headlights and taillights.
Available SYNC Connect.
Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfacing.
Through these features, the 2017 Escape has been transformed into a powerhouse performer - providing drivers with the off-road capabilities they need and the convenience they deserve. We anticipate that this platform will soon dominate the charts.
To learn more about the 2017 Ford Escape contact us today!
Efficiency proves uncommon within the sport utility market - with wide-bodied giants siphoning fuel and spitting emissions. They leave long trails of exhaust in their wakes, and the air along the highway is permanently stained.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford is breaking this carbon cycle.
The Lowell Sun reports that the new Escape will deliver class-leading efficiency. This platform now features standardized Auto Start-Stop technology - which helps to counter resource consumption and emissions alike by shutting down the engine during instances of idling. Through this, no excess fuel is needed to power the platform; and no carbon is leaked during lengthy traffic stops.
This, we’re certain, will help to combat exhaust levels on the highway. The 2017 Escape will more efficiently utilize gasoline, ensuring cleaner air and sustainable performance. It is the first vehicle within the Ford fleet to integrate an Auto Start-Stop system (rather than just offering it as an option) and this signals a new era of smart mobility.
To more quickly usher in this era, Ford has also fused the Escape with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and a suite of technologies (including adaptive cruise control and enhance parking assistance) to optimize the driving experience. This is the SUV for the eco-conscious.
To learn more about the 2017 Escape contact us today!
The season is dreary - a series of slick days and cold nights, with high winds greeting every hour. Winter leaves B.C. residents shivering in their homes, huddled under blankets and clutching cups of hot cocoa. They hide from the world.
As the Forbes team recently discovered, however, that isn’t always a possibility.
On January 9th, the noted magazine sent its writers to the icy spans of Estes Park. There - surrounded by white roads and thermometers that ominously proclaimed the temperature to be -31 degrees Celsius - they were told to test the capabilities of the 2017 Ford Escape. How would this vehicle fare against the winter wilderness?
The answer proved quite positive.
During their (unwanted and unwelcome) adventure, the Forbes team discovered the true power of the 2017 Escape - relying on its turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which yields 179 HP and 177 lb.-ft of torque. The available all-wheel-drive allowed the SUV to seamlessly power through snow and sleet, while a 6-speed automatic transmission delivered precision.
To further impress these plucky journalists, the 2017 Escape also offered a bevy of award-winning safety features - including adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera with dynamic gridlines, and park assistance. This ensured greater protection on the road, countering changing terrains with ease.
Through strength and stability, the 2017 Escape conquered Estes Park - and it allowed the Forbes team to navigate the perils of winter.
We still think we’ll wait for spring.
To learn more about the 2017 Escape contact us today!
With the end of the year comes the promise of trophies. To celebrate 2016’s most memorable platforms, Motor Trend recently announced its contenders for the best SUVs - connecting drivers to all-terrain performance and superior comfort.
It’s no surprise that the 2017 Ford Escape has made the list, earning recognition for its power, back-road adaptability, and endless options.
According to Motor Trend, the 2017 Escape is revving toward the finish line. When launching an extensive comparison of the year’s best SUVs and crossovers, the automotive site noted that this Ford platform pulls ahead of the pack, delivering a responsive 2.0L turbo-four engine and an adaptive cruise control (which allows for more precise all-terrain adventures). This pairs with a slew of available safety features - such as lane-keeping assistance and lane departure warnings - to ensure smooth rides on every road.
It also ensures acclaim, with the 2017 Escape joining fellow contenders: the BMW X1, the Infiniti QX30, the Kia Sportage, the Lexus LX 570, and the Toyota Land Cruiser. Each offers dynamic driving, keeping Ford’s popular platform in good company.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, drivers were introduced to classic Ford performance - and we know that this performance will continue to improve, expand, and redefine all expectations.
It’s a series of black lines - roads painted on a map, their destinations distant and unknown. You trace them with your finger, feeling the promise of adventure in the ink. With every twist across the page they spark your excitement.
Ford thinks they should also spark an escape.
Summer has come - offering hot days, long nights, and endless possibilities. Ford wishes to help drivers experience those possibilities, offering them the all-terrain performance of the 2017 Escape. Travel from New York to L.A., Vancouver to Toronto, and all of the miles in between.
Ford believes that every road should be explored, which is why it’s launched the 2017 Escape. This SUV has been redesigned for the season, offering drivers a series of new innovations - all intended to forge paths and create memories. They include:
Efficiency: Ford pairs an EcoBoost engine with Auto Start/Stop technology, delivering greater economy with every mile.
Safety: The Escape now features Enhanced Active Park Assistance and Adaptive Cruise Control, allowing drivers to more effectively navigate the roads.
Technology: The SYNC 3 system anchors the Escape, boasting voice-activated interfacing and seamless smartphone connectivity.
The 2017 Escape has been designed for everyday excitement - and Key West Ford wonders where it will lead our customers.
The road proves dark. You stare into the night, squinting at the passing shadows, trying to anticipate the impending curves. Your headlights offer no relief - scattering pale beams across the pavement and brightening only the scarcest of inches. You can’t see beyond your car’s hood, and worry soon defines the miles.
This worry is all too common for SUV owners.
According to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), leading SUV platforms are unable to accommodate changing light conditions - with their headlamps offering insufficient illumination. High-beams, low-beams, and curve-adaptive systems deliver weak results throughout North America.
These results were obtained during an exhaustive 21-vehicle assessment, with the IIHS comparing the market’s top-selling platforms. It created a series of lighting challenges (such as straightaways, sharp left curves, gradual right curves, and glare responses) to gauge the effectiveness of LED and HID systems. Most of these failed spectacularly, with 12 of the chosen vehicles earning a Poor Rating and only 5 earning a Marginal Rating:
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Outlander (Base)
These vehicles offered less than optimal responses on the road, with the IIHS noting excessive glare issues and improper headlamp placement. The 2017 Ford Escape, however, suffered from none of these problems.
The Escape - along with the Honda CRV, the Hyundai Tucson, and the Mazda CX-3 - earned an Acceptable Rating (the equivalent of four stars) from the IIHS. It was noted as the best SUV option, with much acclaim given to its high-beam assistance technology. This provides protection against glares and allows for seamless curve lighting.
This, Key West Ford knows, will become a crucial factor for every driver - offering them the safety they deserve.
To learn more about the 2017 Escape contact us today.