Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

2021 Kia Telluride Expands Trophy Case with Car and Driver Win

Friday, November 20th, 2020
2021 Kia Telluride driving through dirt

2021 Kia Telluride Earns Second Consecutive 10Best Title 

The Kia Telluride has earned a spot on the Car and Driver 10Best list for 2021. This marks the second consecutive year that the Telluride earned a place among the 10Best list. Car and Driver recognizes top-performing vehicles every year with its 10Best list, awarding spots to the most enjoyable and intelligent vehicles on the market. Continue reading to see what helped the 2021 Kia Telluride earn its second consecutive 10Best title.  


Kia Sorento Expands its Trophy Case in 2020

Monday, November 9th, 2020
Cartoon trophy next to 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento Earns Golden Steering Award 

Across the globe, the 2021 Kia Sorento has been drawing attention and now it has added another award to its trophy case in 2020. The Sorento has earned the “Das Goldene Lenkrad 2020” award – the Golden Steering Award – from the German AUTO BILD magazine and BILD am SONNTAG newspaper. The Sorento rounded up the most points in the Large SUV category, taking home the final title after the new Sorento hybrid model gained the attention of the editors. Learn more about the 2021 Sorento and the Golden Steering Award below.  


2020 Kia Soul Receives a Stamp of Approval from Tampa Bay Dogs

Monday, August 31st, 2020
Front view of red 2020 Kia Soul and happy dog in vehicle

Is the 2020 Kia Soul a Good Car for Pet Owners? 

For some of us our pets are our at-home companions, someone to come home to for unconditional love after a long day at work. For others, our pets are our ride-or-die, best buds for life who we just can’t imagine going on any adventure without.  


2021 Kia Seltos Earns Best User Experience Title

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
exterior of 2021 Kia Seltos driving

2021 Kia Seltos Named Best UX By Wards 

Wards has announced its 10 Best UX list for 2020 and has recognized the 2021 Kia Seltos. This year’s list recognizes the overall user-friendliness of vehicles and their high-quality infotainment centers, ease of use, driver-assistance technology, and more. This user experience award is a major step for the 2021 Kia Seltos in its first year, showcasing its commitment to providing the best possible experience on the road.  


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.  


J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study Ranks Kia Number One

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Blue 2020 Kia Forte

What Brand Did J.D. Power Rank Number One? 

J.D. Power announced its rankings for the 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study and for the sixth consecutive year the Kia brand was named the number one mass-market automotive brand. Not only was Kia ranked number one by J.D. Power, but it had multiple frontrunners that led the way for various segments, and it had two vehicles among the top 10 vehicles in the industry.  


2020 Kia Telluride Adds Two More Awards to Its Trophy Case

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
Green 2020 Kia Telluride driving

2020 Wards 10 Best Interiors List Announced 

The 2020 Kia Telluride hasn’t been able to stop winning awards since it first joined the automotive scene. Already holding over 60 awards and titles since its debut, the Telluride is adding two more awards to its trophy case. This time around the Telluride has been named a part of the 2020 Wards 10 Best Interiors List and it has been named the New England Motor Press Association Winter SUV of the Year.  


How Safe are Kia Vehicles?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
Kia safety diagram with black "2020 Kia Safety" text

IIHS Names 2020 Kia Vehicles as Top Safety Picks 

No other vehicle brand does safety quite like Kia. The vehicles that Kia has produced over the years are known for snagging awards left and right for things like safety, being a best fit for families or graduates, interior design, and more. One area that Kia shines in is safety and a big reason for that is the implementation of Kia Drive Wise in all of its vehicles. This suite of safety and driver assistance features changes the way drivers experience their time on the road and it helps instill confidence in drivers and passengers.  


What Vehicle is the Best for College Grads?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
Yellow 2021 Kia Seltos at sunset

Autotrader Announces 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates 

At Friendly Kia, we are proud to offer a full lineup of award-winning cars and SUVs. The Kia brand has won award after award, with some vehicles like the 2020 Kia Telluride earning more than 60 awards since its debut. Kia is now adding another top title to its trophy closet, this time for the Kia Seltos.  


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.