Archive for February, 2016

Don’t Feel Blue: Get Berry Excited for the Florida Blueberry Festival!

Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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2016 Florida Blueberry Festival Ad Campaign Pasco County FL  

We’ve given you a taste of the Florida Blueberry Festival already.  And the excitement continues to mount, as ads for the festival, featuring yours truly at Friendly Kia, have been rolling into town on buses, thanks to the 2016 Florida Blueberry Festival ad campaign in Pasco County FL.

It’s a given that blueberries will be at the fest, but aren’t you curious about what else is in store?  Like what the 1,000-foot slide that we are sponsoring is all about?  Stay with us and find out. (more…)

Come See Friendly Kia Take On Honda in New Model Information Pages

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Kia Models Forte Optima Sorento Sedona Soul Sportage Optima Hybrid vs. Honda models Friendly Kia New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Kia vs. Honda New Port Richey St. Petersburg Clearwater FL

We’ve been hard at work providing information to you so you can make a better, more-informed car buying decision.  When you’ve taken vehicle design, features and performance into account, all roads should lead to Kia and the available inventory at Friendly Kia, because our cars are priced very aggressively to save you money and come with top-notch features and a warranty package that is the envy of the automotive industry.

Check out our links to the Kia vs. Honda model comparison pages for Friendly Kia in New Port Richey FL, also serving the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas.

2016 Kia Forte vs. 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Honda Accord

2015 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

2016 Kia Rio 5-Door vs. 2016 Honda Fit

2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Honda CR-V

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Tax Time is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Friendly Kia! 

Friday, February 26th, 2016
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Six New Cars You Can Lease for Less Than $250 Tampa FL

Taxes can be a major drag, with the preparation they take and the worry they can cause.  Especially if you’re not getting a refund.  But for those of you who are getting or who plan on getting a refund this year, it’s the perfect time to take that money and use it as a down payment for a nice, new car.

And we have plenty of models on the Friendly Kia lot which could have your name all over them this tax season.  So good luck with your forms, get them in by the deadline (April 18 this year), and we’ll see you in New Port Richey FL, also serving the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa FL areas, where we have six new cars you can lease for less than $250 a month(more…)

Industry-Leading Warranty Means You Can Buy a Kia with Confidence

Friday, February 26th, 2016
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Kia Warranty Coverage 10 Years 100,000 miles

Kia makes great, long-lasting cars.  If you don’t believe us, then check out the warranty coverage you get with any Kia you buy.  It tops all competitors’ coverage plans and demonstrates what we already know at Friendly Kia: When you see us, you can buy with confidence, knowing you have us and the manufacturer backing you up.  That comes from Kia’s 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.  Read on to see how the competition does and what this coverage means for you.  (more…)

Kia Beats Hyundai, Honda, Nissan in Consumer Reports Rankings

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Consumer Reports Best Brand rankings Kia beats Honda Nissan Hyundai Friendly Kia New Port Richey St. Petersburg Tampa Clearwater Trinity Spring Hill FL

Consumer Reports Which Brands Make the Best Cars 2016

Best car.  You might have a different definition of what makes one the best than the person next to you – so when a respected independent group weights in with what they think are the best cars, their opinion carries a lot of weight.

Consumer Reports recently released a list titled “Which Brands Make the Best Cars?”  Kia models did very well, especially considering we were up against every automaker.  Read on to see how Kia finished in our recap of Consumer Reports’ Which Brands Make the Best Cars 2016. (more…)

Will Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant Win the Kia NBA MVP?

Friday, February 26th, 2016
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2016 Kia NBA MVP Award Stephen Curry Kevin Durant

If you want to be an immortal in pro basketball, it’s amazing how little scoring 25 points per game will do to help your cause.  You need to also rebound, pass, typically play good defense, and probably win a lot of games.  Which is why players like Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson have been chiseled on the Mt. Rushmore of basketball – they did it all.  Now that the 2015-16 NBA season is about two-thirds done, we’re starting to get some clarity on who is the best player in the world this year and deserves to win the 2016 Kia NBA MVP award.

Two of the frontrunners are Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant – and since we’re big hoops fans at Friendly Kia, we’ll size up their chances, as well as the remainder of the field, and pick a winner.  Stay tuned.  (more…)

2017 Kia Sportage Pricing is Set, Release on the Lot is Imminent

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Kia Sportage Pricing Availability

The wait is nearly over, as the 2017 Kia Sportage’s pricing has been released.  That means we’re not far away from the the small SUV’s availability on the dealership lot!

So why should you get excited?  The Sportage is just a lot of fun to drive, with new tech and a nice-looking exterior with “ice cube” fog lights among the revamps.  Plus, it has the ability to tow loads, carry a lot of cargo, and provide an overall feature-packed ride for your passengers.  Read on to see what the suggested retail values are, when you can find one, and how it compares with the 2016 Kia Sportage(more…)

Start Your Engines: The 2016 Forte Koup is Here!

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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2016 Kia Forte Koup Friendly Kia St. Petersburg Clearwater FL

The 2016 Kia Forte is a fun, speedy compact, and it has all the items you wouldn’t expect (cooling glove box, heated seats) to go along with those you probably would with a Kia, like a fun design and superb fuel economy.

So what sets the 2016 Forte Koup apart?  It’s a sporty two-door (hence the “Koup” designation), not the four-door compact you’re perhaps more familiar with.  It shares many similarities with the Forte, but read on to see what sets it apart, and where you can find this beauty and go on an epic spring drive, such as Friendly Kia of New Port Richey which also serves the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL areas.  (more…)

Get Charged Up for the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In Auto Show Debut and Features

We’ve already gotten you up to speed on the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid utility vehicle.  But now we’ll finish the picture for Kia’s aggressive, smart move toward a more fuel-efficient, environmentally-conscious line in the coming years with news and images from the global debut of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

Read on to see exclusive images we’ve taken from the Chicago Auto Show and learn about features of this spacious, feature-filled, eco-friendly sedan.  (more…)

Kia Optima, Kia Sedona Named Top Family Cars

Monday, February 15th, 2016
2016 Kia Optima 2016 Kia Sedona KBB Best Family Cars 2016 safety child seats spaciousness Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater FL

Kia Optima Kelley Blue Book Best Family Cars

You think we’d get tired using superlatives to describe the 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan, but it never gets old.  And it’s still fresh to the experts, too, as the Kia Optima garnered another award, this time making the list of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 16 Best Family Cars of 2016.

The 2016 Kia Sedona minivan joined the party, too, and made the list as well, which means whether you have a small, medium or large family, Kia has the ideal vehicle for you and your loved ones. (more…)