Archive for April, 2020

What Are the Best Movies from the 90s?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Remote pointing at TV with "Top 15 Movies from the 90s" white text

Top 15 Movies from the 90s 

So far, we’ve covered the top 15 movies from the 70s and the 80s, and this week we’ve decided to jump forward in time to the 90s. Comedies and dramas were hitting the big screen left and right in the 90s, so we thought we’d put together a list of the top 15 movies from the decade. Don’t forget to check out the Friendly Kia online inventory during your popcorn breaks to search for a brand-new Kia! 


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Mazda

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Kia logo and Mazda logo

Kia vs Mazda Lineup Comparison 

When shoppers are looking to purchase a new Kia vehicle but want to scope out the competition first, one of the brands that shoppers most commonly turn to is Mazda. Since the beginning, shoppers and automotive experts have been putting Kia and Mazda vehicles head-to-head to see which one lands on top – we have too! Both of these automotive brands offer competitive pricing, sporty looks, and incredible performances. But what makes Kia the brand shoppers turn to most? 


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Volkswagen

Monday, April 27th, 2020
Kia logo and Volkswagen Logo

Kia vs Volkswagen Lineup Comparison  

Kia has long been a competitor of the Volkswagen brand, with both auto manufacturers offering a lineup of affordably priced midsize vehicles. Neither brand includes any pickup trucks or more than one performance vehicle in their lineups and both have instead put a focus on midsize cars and SUVs.  


Family Tree: The Kia Forte

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Evolution of Man graphic with 2020 Kia Forte

Kia Forte Model History and Generations  

The 2020 Kia Forte is a sight to behold, with styling cues from the fast-paced Kia Stinger and a refined overall feel that gives drivers a sense of luxury. The Forte has been around for three generations now, originating in 2010 with three different model variations. The history of this Kia model has been nothing but impressive and we wanted to take you through that history in this edition of Friendly Kia’s Family Tree.  


Friendly Kia is a Five-Time Kia Motors’ President’s Club Member

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Couple walking towards salesman at dealership

Local Kia Motors’ President’s Club Winner in Tampa Bay  

For the fifth time now John Gilliss of Friendly Kia has earned a spot in the Kia Motors’ prestigious President’s Club. This nomination into the club signifies Friendly Kia’s position among other Kia dealerships and its dedication to outstanding customer service and sales drive. Keep reading to learn more about what helped Friendly Kia become a Kia Motors’ President’s Club winner in Tampa Bay.  


What Are the Best Movies From the 70s?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
TV remote pointed at TV with "Top 15 Movies from the 70s" white text

Top 15 Movies from the 70s 

Last week we covered the top 15 movies from the 80s and this week we’re turning back the calendars to the 1970s. The 70s were a time when horror movies and dramas were all the rage, scaring viewers left and right. So, pop in one of these classic 70s films, grab some popcorn, and get ready to be spooked. If you find you need a bit of a distraction from all the scares, head over to our online inventory and do some shopping while you’re watching! 


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Chevrolet

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
Closeup of Kia and Chevrolet logos

Kia vs Chevrolet Lineup Comparison  

In the second round of Friendly Kia’s Battle of the Brands we are putting Kia head to head with Chevrolet. Kia is known for its affordable and spunky lineup of cars and crossovers, while Chevrolet is best known for its muscle cars and pickup trucks.  


Are the Hybrid Kia Optima Models Offered in the Same Colors as the Optima?

Monday, April 20th, 2020
White 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Model Color Options 

When vehicles are offered in gas-powered and hybrid model options it is easy to assume that all of the variants will offer the same features aside from the powertrain. One common misconception is also that the color palette for the vehicles will be the same across the board. That isn’t the case for the 2020 Kia Optima, Optima Hybrid, and Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Get a look at all of the different 2020 Kia Optima hybrid model color options below to see the unique colors each Optima vehicle offers.  


How Can My Family Stay Busy This Weekend?

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Family playing board game

Top 10 Board Games for the Family 

As the weekend approaches many parents are wondering how they will keep their family busy after a week at home. While normally weekends are a time of excitement for many after a long week of commuting to work or school, with social distancing in place many of us are spending every day at home. So how can we mix it up and bring excitement to the weekend? 


Battle of the Brands: Kia vs Ford

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Closeup of Kia and Ford emblems

Kia vs Ford Lineup Comparison 

While the opportunities to watch competitions these days are dwindling, we’re bringing one to you on the Friendly Kia Blog. The Kia brand continues to accelerate its position in the automotive world and after having introduced two more award-winning vehicles to its lineup, the Telluride and Seltos, it has only gained more popularity.