With the 1980s Back in Full Swing, Will Kia Be Making a Convertible?

By Product Expert | Posted in Concept Vehicles, General Information on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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Kia Convertible Models: Past, Present and Future

If you go by the way its portrayed through the romantic lens of nostalgia, the 1980s was a wild time of neon, synth-driven music and self-expression. It was referred to as “morning in America” in a now-iconic presidential campaign ad and was marked by its extremity and ambition. Read the rest of this entry »

How Can Your Favorite Kia Models Help the Best Car Scenes of All Time?

By Product Expert | Posted in General Information on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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Best Car Chases and How Kia Models Could Have Helped

The routine of our daily drives has made us, in many ways, forget about how insane driving can actually be. Rules of the road, infrastructure and crowded urban areas make driving feel like second nature for most of us, something we can do without really thinking about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Does the Kia Stinger Have Heated Seats?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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2019 Kia Stinger Heated Seats and Comfort Features

A luxury grand touring sedan that starts around the same price as a mid-trim Toyota Camry, Kia has turned both the mass-market midsize sedan and the entry-luxury segments on their heads. The Kia Stinger is more than just an award-winning car, after all. It’s a symbol of intent for a brand that is working to make thrill and comfort more attainable.  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay this Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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Tampa Bay Events November 16 and November 17, 2019

The middle of the month is upon us – not the middle of August or even the middle of September. No, we’re in November and about a week out from Thanksgiving. If that was wild to read out, it was even more so to read. 

Despite time’s ceaseless march forward with no regards for the speed at which it is perceived, one thing is constant – Tampa Bay being a fun place to hang out, socialize and experience life! 

Don’t believe us? Check out these events which prove it!  Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Compare Kia’s Surprising Sedans – the Kia Stinger and the Kia Cadenza

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Cadenza, Kia Stinger on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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Kia Stinger Vs. Kia Cadenza Luxury and Performance Comparison 

When Kia debuted the Kia Telluride at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year, they also debuted a new slogan. The brand would now get behind “Give it Everything,” which perfectly exemplifies the commitment seemingly inherent for Kia to stock even their most basic models with a ton of great technology that bests the classes in which they compete. 

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How Much Can the 2020 Kia Sorento Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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2020 Kia Sorento Towing Capacity and Interior Space

Every new model-year iteration and release is a treat from Kia. After all, Kia are renegades in the industry, continuously asking us to expect more from the vehicles other manufacturers and brands just take for granted that we’ll buy. While every single vehicle on the Kia lineup has a different approach to drumming up these expectations and making us more excited, the Kia Sorento is uniquely fascinating. 

After all, the Kia Sorento is a model that existed for years as Kia’s largest SUV and only recently has been freed by the Telluride to realize its fullest potential as a luxurious step in-between the fun and sporty Kia Sportage and the massive Telluride.  Read the rest of this entry »

Kias You Can’t Buy in the U.S.: The Kia KX Cross

By Product Expert | Posted in Kias You Can't Buy on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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Kia KX Cross U.S. Release Date and Availability

We’ve written a few times on our Kias You Can’t Buy featurette about the unique models that have come out of Kia’s joint manufacturing partnership in China. The Kia KX5 is like a special Chinese version of the Kia Sportage. The Kia K3 on the other hand is similar to the Kia Forte with a very unique style. The Kia K4 slots between the Kia Forte (K3) and Kia Optima (Kia K5) with a focus on sporty style.

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Save Big with the Black Friday Sale at Friendly Kia 

By Product Expert | Posted in Friendly Kia News on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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Black Friday 2019 Deals on Cars from Kia

Black Friday has earned a reputation for bringing about the worst in the collective consumer. After all, every year, it’s harder to avoid the stories and videos of employees being over-run by crazed shoppers trying to buy one of three TVs that has been discounted by 50% or more.  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay this Weekend?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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Tampa Bay Events November 9 and November 10, 2019 

We’ve come to the second full weekend of November and that means we’re only a few weeks from Thanksgiving and about six from the Christmas and late winter holidays. We can hardly believe that 2019 has blazed past us this fast. It’s like it’s got the Kia Stinger’s twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 under the hood.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Trim Levels Are Available for the 2020 Kia Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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2020 Kia Sorento Trim Level Comparison

The Kia Sorento is a high-value third-row crossover which allows drivers to experience the best that a family-friendly SUV has to offer. In its latest iteration for the 2020 model year, the Kia Sorento has upgraded plenty of its functionality and features, focusing on streamlined trim levels.

With more value being offered than ever before by the 2020 Kia Sorento, families everywhere are rethinking the segment in which it competes and discarding the staid and uncompetitive former class leaders in favor of the bold and uncompromising approach Kia has taken. Read the rest of this entry »