Archive for July, 2020

What Safety Systems Come in the 2020 Kia Niro?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Red 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia Niro Safety and Driver-Assistance Features 

Safety and driver-assistance features are becoming one of the biggest selling points in vehicles these days. Shoppers are now looking for vehicles that not only look good and perform well on the road but ones that offer top-of-the-line safety features to help keep them and their passengers safe. The 2020 Kia Niro from Friendly Kia offers drivers around Tampa Bay an exciting array of safety systems that will instill confidence in anyone who gets behind the wheel.  


When Does My Sorento Need Maintenance?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Muddy 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sorento Maintenance Schedule 

Sticking to a routine automotive maintenance schedule can help keep your vehicle running as good as the day you drove it off the Friendly Kia lot. If you’ve recently purchased a new 2020 Kia Sorento and are curious to know how often it will need maintenance, this guide is here to help. Sticking to this 2020 Kia Sorento maintenance schedule will keep your vehicle running as good as new around Tampa Bay.  


Common Automotive Lease and Finance Terms

Monday, July 27th, 2020
Man and woman walking into car dealership

What is a Well-Qualified Buyer? 

When you start on your car-buying journey, one step along the way will be deciding between leasing the vehicle or financing it. No matter which purchase option you choose, you will be faced with many phrases or terms that you may be unfamiliar with, such as “equity”, “well-qualified buyer”, “principal”, and more. All of these unfamiliar phrases can become confusing, which is why we at Friendly Kia have put together this guide to common automotive lease and finance terms. Continue reading to give yourself a head start when it comes to leasing or financing your next Kia.  


Kia Telluride and Stinger Earn Segment Titles in J.D. Power Study

Friday, July 24th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Stinger

J.D. Power Names Two Kia Vehicles Among Top APEAL Study Rankings 

J.D. Power has announced the rankings for another one of its 2020 automotive studies, this time it’s the 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. Two of the Kia brand’s top-selling models earned winning rankings in their respective segments during the APEAL Study. Coming in just after Kia took home the #1 ranking in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, the Kia Telluride and Stinger have won APEAL segment titles.  


2021 Kia Telluride Lineup Offers Over 20 Option Groups

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Black 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

2021 Kia Telluride Option Groups Overview 

The 2021 Kia Telluride has made its way to Friendly Kia and has brought with it not one, not two, not three, but 24 different option groups for buyers to choose from. If that 24 number has your eyes popping, we are right there with you. The 2021 Telluride lineup includes the LX, S, EX, and SX trim grades, each of with offers its own lineup of features and options. This 2021 Kia Telluride option groups overview guide is giving you a closer look at what different options the Telluride has to offer.  


How Can I Lower My Vehicle Insurance?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
closeup of salesman talking to individual

5 Tips to Lowering Your Car Insurance Payment 

Automotive insurance is one thing that drivers can’t go without. Not only is car insurance helpful in case of an accident, but in many states drivers are legally required to carry some amount of vehicle insurance. For many, car insurance is a monthly bill that comes and goes without much notice – that is until your rate goes up. If you’ve found yourself seeing a recent spike in your insurance bill, you are likely wondering how you can lower the cost of your vehicle insurance. Here are Friendly Kia’s 5 tips to lowering your monthly car insurance payment.  


Expressive Paint Palette and Upholstery Lineup Available for 2021 Telluride

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
Side view of black 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

Guide to 2021 Kia Telluride Exterior Colors 

The 2021 Kia Telluride is here and it has brought with it a new exclusive model option as well as a crisp new exterior color option. The 2021 Telluride is set to follow in the success of last year’s model and with the addition of the new Nightfall Edition variant, there’s no question about the Telluride maintaining its status as a fan favorite here in Tampa.  


Kia Motors Unveils 13-Part Film on YouTube Channel

Monday, July 20th, 2020
The Features Film title card with "The Features Film" written in red

Kia Motors Releases The Features Film 

The Kia brand has been known for its eye-catching commercials throughout the years – remember the dancing hamsters? Now in 2020, the brand is releasing a 13-part film on YouTube that is the perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping action and star-studded automobiles. The Features Film follows a young man who gets the help of eight Kia vehicles throughout one action-packed night. 


How Much Will Each 2021 Kia Soul Model Cost?

Friday, July 17th, 2020
Red 2021 Kia Soul driving

2021 Kia Soul MSRP by Trim Level

The Kia Soul is back for another model year, entering 2021 largely as a carryover model after last year’s redesign. A few minor enhancements will be found throughout the lineup, including trim name changes, revised badging, and a few changes to key features. As you shop for a new Soul, you may be wondering how much each 2021 Kia Soul model will cost. This 2021 Kia Soul trim pricing guide is here to give you all the answers. Dive in below to see what the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is for each trim level in the 2021 Soul lineup.  


2021 Kia Soul Delivers Exceptional Performance and Range

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
Green 2021 Kia Soul

2021 Kia Soul Specs and Fuel Economy 

The 2021 Kia Soul is, for the most part, a carryover model from 2020. The vehicle’s trim lineup has changed slightly, dropping the GT-Line Turbo trim name in favor of the simplified Turbo name. This name change brings revisions to the vehicle’s interior and exterior badging on Turbo models.