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Five Kia Models Named 2021 Editors’ Choice Award Winners by Car and Driver

Which Kia Vehicles Won Car and Driver Awards?  

Car and Driver has released its 2021 Editors’ Choice Award list of vehicles that represent 2021’s standard of excellence. The organization chose winners from over 400 tested models and five Kia vehicles took home the top spot in their segments.  

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What’s Going On In Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Tampa Bay Events February 27 and 28, 2021 

Even as the shortest month in the year, somehow February just keeps on trucking along, but we’re nearly at the finish line. This weekend is full of outdoor fun in Tampa Bay to give you a way to get out and enjoy the fresh air around town. From balloon festivals to farmer’s markets to art shows, there’s plenty going on in Tampa Bay this weekend.  

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2022 Kia Carnival: Minivan or Something Else?

Why is the Kia Carnival Called a Multi-Purpose Vehicle? 

Kia has finally shared the 2022 Kia Carnival with the world and instead of calling it a minivan like its Sedona predecessor, it’s calling the Carnival a multi-purpose vehicle. The van-like, SUV-inspired vehicle is easy on the eyes and offers a perfect combination of space, style, and agility on the road – but why isn’t Kia calling the minivan-esque vehicle a minivan? It is because the 2022 Kia Carnival is so much more than your traditional minivan family hauler.  

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What is the Kia Carnival MPV?

2022 Kia Carnival MPV Specs and Design 

Is it an SUV, minivan, van, or – what is it? The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival MPV is more than a minivan and more than an SUV – it’s an MPV! The Carnival MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) is Tampa Bay’s dream combination of SUV style and minivan convenience. The Carnival MPV is taking place of the long-standing Kia Sedona in the Kia lineup to offer drivers a more modern take on today’s minivan.  

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Sedans are Here to Stay – Even as Crossover Demand Rises

Are Sedans on Their Way Out? 

These days it seems like more and more automakers are straying away from the sedan market as the demand for crossovers and SUVs continues to rise. Many drivers are turning towards larger vehicles for their daily travels, opting for mid-size SUVs and small crossovers in place of the once-booming sedan market. This isn’t the case for Kia. 

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J.D. Power Awards Kia With Top Dependability Brand Award

Is Kia a Dependable Car Brand? 

The results are in and it’s just as we expected: Kia owners reported the fewest problems in their new vehicles after owning their vehicles for three years. In this year’s J.D. Power Brand Dependability study, the Kia brand leaped over six spots to take home the top position among mass-market brands. Not only did the Kia brand take home the top spot overall, but the Kia Sorento, Sportage, and Optima also ranked number one in each of their respective segments.  

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What’s Going On In Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Tampa Bay Events February 20 and 21 2021 

Valentine’s Day is over and the end-of-February lull is here. The awkward break between February and March holidays always brings up the question of – what’s going on in Tampa Bay this weekend? If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you’re sure to find something to do in Tampa to pass the time. So, whether you are looking to add a pup to your family or dive head-first into decadent chocolates, you can do it here in Tampa Bay.  

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Stress-Free Service Appointments at Friendly Kia

What Will Happen During My Kia Service Appointment? 

Whether you are gearing up for your very first Kia service appointment or it is your first time bringing your vehicle to the Friendly Kia service center, you might be feeling a little on edge wondering what will happen during the appointment. At Friendly Kia, we pride ourselves on providing stress-free service appointments and keeping our customers in the loop with everything going on with their Kia during its service.  

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2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Kia Sportage Deals in Tampa Bay

2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Kia Sportage Deals in Tampa Bay 

The Kia lineup of crossovers available at Friendly Kia is sure to fit the needs of any Tampa Bay driver. Whether it’s the style of crossovers that you love or their spaciousness and versatility, the Kia range of crossovers will check all the boxes on your list of must-haves. 

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