What are the Latest Kia Models with Apple CarPlay?

By blogsadmin | Posted in General Information, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 9:38 PM
New Kia models with Apple CarPlay Sportage Optima Sorento and others

2018 and 2017 Kia Models with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is a feature that many automakers still do not offer in their vehicles, but Kia is one of the lucky manufacturers to provide this app that syncs up with your compatible iPhone so you can have access to your playlist, for example.

We’ll look at some of the recent 2018 and 2017 Kia models with Apple CarPlay – such as the Sorento SUV and the Optima sedan – and some of the things this great feature can do, so stick around!

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What Paint Colors Can You Choose for the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Rio on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 2:28 PM
2017 Kia Rio 5-Door exterior paint colors and interior fabrics

2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Exterior Paint Color and Interior Fabric Choices

What’s compact and fun, averages 31 combined miles per gallon and fits nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo in back?  If you said the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door, then a gold star for you!  While there’s plenty of aspects that we’re sure you will enjoy with this subcompact hatchback, we’re focusing here on one of the first things you’ll notice about any car you see on the street or in the parking lot – the colors!

Stay tuned, and we’ll show the colors you can pick from with the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door, and what trims they come in!

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What Colors Can You Expect from the 2018 Kia Sportage?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sportage on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 5:05 PM
2018 Kia Sportage exterior paint colors and interior fabric options

2018 Kia Sportage Exterior Paint and Interior Fabric Color Options

What color options can we expect from the 2018 Kia Sportage?  You might be wondering, is it even on the lot, as of mid-July 2017?  It isn’t quite yet, but we have the intel that tells us it will have 181 base horsepower and a maximum 240 horsepower in its SX Turbo trim, as well as 26 combined MPG in its base LX trim!  We also can tell you which exterior paint colors and interior fabrics you can select for this red-hot crossover!

Read on and see what paint color and fabric options you have for each of the 2018 Kia Sportage’s three trims!

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What are the Safety Features of the 2018 Kia Optima?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Optima, Tips and Tricks on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 3:34 PM
2018 Kia Optima safety features

2018 Kia Optima Driver-Assist and Safety Features

The 2018 Kia Optima midsize sedan is on the lot now, and it continues the model’s tradition of driveability, safety and style that makes it such a tough vehicle to beat.  Not only can you top out at 245 horsepower in the SX trim, you can average 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway in the LX 1.6T trim!

But while these are all fine features of the Official Vehicle of the NBA, we are going to hone in on the safety features you can expect with this sedan – read on!

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When Can You Watch “Hard Knocks” TV Show Starring the Buccaneers?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events, Sports on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 9:32 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers on HBO "Hard Knocks" TV show preseason football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hard Knocks on HBO 2017 Training Camp TV Schedule

“Hard Knocks” has become synonymous with raw, behind-the-scenes views of interesting and important NFL teams since the show debuted on HBO in 2001.  With former seasons focusing on teams like the Los Angeles Rams in 2016, the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, now it’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ turn in 2017, with a closer look at the behind the scenes of training camp, in all its sweaty and drama-filled glory.

So when will the episodes of the Bucs’ pre-season comings and goings air on TV, and what might be featured in the show?  Stay tuned to this post to see!

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Where Can You Find Water Parks in the Tampa Area?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local Events on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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Water Parks Rides and Slides Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

If you’re a resident of the Tampa area, you’re fortunate to be near the water and beaches, and all the good times that entails.  But with summer here and children in households all over the area who are looking for something to do, water parks are also a source of fun for all ages.

We have a guide to a variety of local water parks that you can take the whole family to – and in one case, where you can take your furry friend!

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Kia Dealers Get Gratitude for Highest-Ranked Overall Brand

By blogsadmin | Posted in General Information, Tips and Tricks on Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Kia thanks dealers for J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results

Kia Thanks Dealers for Highest Ranked Vehicles in 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Have you heard the news about Kia vehicles being awesome?  That’s no joke, as our brand was highest-ranked overall in the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the second straight year.

On a car-by-car level, five of our models were highest-ranked in their respective segments, with two others finishing second-ranked.  Read on for an update on the latest good news to arrive about Kia cars, SUVs and hybrids!

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The Tampa-St. Pete Area Can Rake in Savings on New Kia SUVs in Summer Clearance Event!

By blogsadmin | Posted in General Information, Local Events on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 9:26 PM
Kia Summer SUV Clearance Event at Friendly Kia Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Summer SUV Sale with 2017 Kia Soul Sportage and Niro New Port Richey FL

Kia models continue their hot streak in the hottest months, with the new Summer SUV Clearance Event, which offers savings up to $4,000 on the 2017 Sorento SUV, and low APR financing up to 66 months!  The featured models are the 2017 Kia Soul crossover, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, the 2017 Kia Sportage small SUV and the 2017 Kia Sorento midsize SUV, and we will break down the ways you can save, and how long you have to do so!

Read on for the savings you can find with the Summer SUV Clearance Event at Friendly Kia, serving the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area!

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Find the Perfect Back-to-School Car with Friendly Kia’s VIP Price!

By blogsadmin | Posted in General Information, Local Events on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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New Kia Model MSRP Discounts Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

We know it’s depressing to think about school in the middle of July, but now that the entire 2017 model year is on the lot, it’s the ideal time to buy or lease a new current model year car with discounts increasing already, thanks to incoming 2018 models and seasonal promotions.

So if you want to save a couple thousand dollars on a new ride, we have the vehicles for you at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, serving the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area!  We have discounts off MSRP that start at $4,500 for 2017 models and go as high as $10,500 as of July 13, 2017.  So read on to research more of our inventory and see how much you can save on models like the 2017 Optima sedan and the 2017 Sorento SUV!

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Find the 2017 Rio 5-Door in the Tampa Area!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Rio on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 10:46 AM
2017 Kia Rio 5-Door features specs and exterior colors

2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback Features Specs and Available Colors

We have the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback on the lot just in time for back-to-school season, where this versatile and power-packed hatchback can provide some serious value for students, or drivers of all ages!  Follow us after the page break to see the features, exterior color options, and additional benefits you can find with the 2017 Rio 5-Door!

If you’re in the Tampa, Clearwater or St. Petersburg FL area, or you just like saving money on cars, come visit us to take a look-see at Friendly Kia of New Port Richey, Florida!

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