Archive for July, 2016
2017 Kia Sorento Available Exterior Colors and Interior Colors
Like the character Hansel in “Zoolander,” the Kia Sorento is so hot right now. And the midsize SUV comes in colors that are equally in demand and popular. So if you’re looking to see what the 2017 Kia Sorento’s available exterior and interior colors are, then you’ve come to the right place. Knowledge is a mere click away!
2017 2016 Kia Sportage Optima vs. Ford Escape Fusion
There’s a meme that’s popular about Harrison Ford that compares him with Ford models, where various images show him in different situations with captions that link him to a specific model. For example, a picture of him holding a camera says “Ford Focus.” Another with him running from a villain says “Ford Escape.” It shows how popular the actor and the automaker are – plus, it’s pretty darn funny.
Kia models haven’t been as fortunate to be compared with Harrison Ford in a viral web sense, but that should change any day now, with the results in of our comparison pages with Kia models vs. Ford models. We compare the entire lines against one another, so that you can almost imagine they’re lined up like superheroes do before a big fight scene in the movies. For example, we have the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2016 Kia Optima vs. The 2016 Ford Fusion.
2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics are a big deal, as always, and run August 5-21 this time around in Rio de Janeiro. But did the organizers of this massive global event ever stop to consider how this will impact our beloved Kia Rio?
We’re sure the 2016 Kia Rio will recover just fine, and continue to provide nice fuel economy and next-level handling to drivers like yourself, but still, we’re going to compare the two, just to be sure there are no hard feelings.
Even better, if you get into the driver’s seat of a Kia Rio it’s a guarantee you won’t have to worry about the potential of contracting Zika Virus like the commentators are talking about for the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics.
Apple CarPlay Android Auto Kia Model Compatibility
Just a few months back, the 2017 Kia Sorento SUV became the first of our models to be compatible with Apple CarPlay, a development that was long-awaited by us at Friendly Kia. At the time the plans for the near future were that the 2016 Optima sedan and the 2017 Sportage crossover would be the additional models that would be able to sync up with Apple CarPlay, but that has been expanded to include several other models, opening up this enhanced driving experience to more of you.
Better yet, this upgrade is free for Kias that have the compatible navigation system or UVO3 eServices. Please stay with us to see which vehicles meet these requirements, and how you can get your free tech upgrade as we look at the Kia models that are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2016 Kia Model Year-End Clearance Tampa St. Petersburg FL
It’s time to make like a pirate and swab the decks clear of 2016 models to make way for all the new vehicles that will be coming our way soon at Friendly Kia.
To that end, we have a variety of incentives available for you on our New Port Richey, Florida lot that will save you money on a 2016 Kia model like the Optima sedan or the Soul crossover. So whether you’re in nearby Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL or you’re planning a pilgrimage to our lot this summer, we have a deal or two for you with our Year-End Clearance incentives.
2017 Kia Sorento IIHS Top Safety Pick
Apologies to electro-pop group Capital Cities’ 2013 hit, “Safe and Sound,” but the 2017 Kia Sorento does a better job keeping you secure than the Ryan Merchant-Sebu Simonian song, which we’re fans of, by the way.
The proof is in the pudding; the “pudding” is that the 2017 Sorento was just named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the third consecutive model year. This distinction means the midsize SUV has undergone thorough crash and impact tests by the well-respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and performed well enough to be considered among the safest in its class.
Kia Cadenza Hybrid Sedan Global Debut Details
The Kia Cadenza is already well-established as a luxury sedan with style and grace. Think Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in “Singing in the Rain,” and you’re almost there. While we’re eagerly looking forward to the upcoming 2017 Kia Cadenza, which has already seen time at the NY Auto Show and has new features like Head Up Display and a new hexagonal front fascia design, there’s a hybrid Cadenza in the works. We’ll give you the details about the Kia Cadenza hybrid sedan, which recently made its global debut.
Kia Reduced Environmental Impact Lowered Emissions
Kia dealerships are fast becoming the primary destination for any eco-friendly hybrid vehicle lover, thanks to our expanded selection of these green vehicles for the 2017 model year. Whether you crave the smooth, high-octane style of the 2017 Kia Optima hybrid, the supreme savings of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, or the next-level versatility of the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, we have just the thing for you, as all of these models are slated to arrive in the coming months.
But in the meantime, we wanted to update you on how our commitment to reducing environmental impact extends to our assembly of the very vehicles that also lower tailpipe emissions. We’ll also fill you in on the release of the 2017 Kia hybrid lineup.
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Kia Optima Aerodynamics
When you hear the phrase aerodynamics, you might be tempted to think of airplanes and the formation of wings. But the principles that apply to the look, handling and fuel economy of airplanes also apply to the more earthbound vehicles, like the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid or the 2016 Kia Optima gas engine model. Ready to take flight with a Kia Optima? We thought so!
2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV
If you’re familiar with the McGruff commercials, he was a popular cartoon dog who urged all civilians to raise awareness of wrongdoing and “take a bite out of crime.”
The latest Kia Sorento is just as eager to use its “jaws,” as the 2017 Kia Sorento not only takes a bite out of the streets with a top power output of 290 HP, it also takes a bite out of its midsize SUV competition, with more interior room and a vastly better price.
So if you’re interested in this battle of popular midsize SUVs, then kick back for a minute and see how the 2017 Kia Sorento does vs. the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (Sport and standard models).