Archive for May, 2017

With Father’s Day Coming, Celebrate Niro-Driving Dads from the 2017 Dad 2.0 Summit 

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Dad 2.0 annual summit 2017 Kia Niro test drives with fathers

2017 Dad 2.0 Summit Kia Niro Hybrid Test Drive Videos

Dad 2.0 is an annual conference where fathers converge and share their ideas and experiences about what it’s like to be a modern dad, with at-home fathers and dads from the fields of blogging and marketing among the groups that contribute to this event.

We have three new videos featuring some of the men who participated in the Dad 2.0 conference back in February, who also took the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover for a test drive and shared insights about what it’s like to be a modern dad, and what they hope to see from vehicles in the future.  Read on for the videos!

Features of the 2017 Kia Niro

Kia Niro Blog: Updates and News

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Father’s Day Ideas for the Tampa Area

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Father's Day 2017 Tampa FL Rays baseball live music with U2 Chance the Rapper

What to do for Father’s Day 2017 Near Tampa St. Petersburg FL

June 18, 2017 is Father’s Day.  Don’t panic, there’s still time to figure out what to do for dad.  And if he’s like a lot of fathers, he probably won’t make a huge fuss about the holiday in his honor.  But whether you’re looking for something to do for your dad, or you’d like to share ideas for Father’s Day with someone to help you celebrate your own fatherhood, we have sports, food and live entertainment among the offerings in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area to enjoy for Father’s Day!

Find Golf Courses in the Tampa Area!

See Famous MLB Players from Tampa!

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Which Kia Model Has Been Named the Most Consecutive IIHS Top Safety Picks?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Kia Optima and Kia Soul IIHS Top Safety Picks historical and current models

Kia Model IIHS Top Safety Picks Historically Optima Sedan and Soul Crossover

Safety is a priority for automobile owners, whether you’re part of a growing family, in a relationship, or a young driver with a first vehicle.

Which is why it’s nice that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does impact and crash testing on a large portion of the major production models we see on the road today.  When one of the vehicles achieves at least good ratings in five crashworthiness tests of the vehicle, or does even better than that and gets a superior rating for front crash prevention, among other factors, then you’ve got one of the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class!

Kia vehicles are among the safest on the road, with five current 2017 model year vehicles given an IIHS Top Safety Pick, including the 2017 Kia Optima sedan, the 2017 Kia Cadenza large sedan, the 2017 Kia Sportage small SUV, the 2017 Kia Sorento midsize SUV and the 2017 Kia Sedona minivan.  But which of these models, or which Kia model historically, has strung together the most consecutive years or being named an IIHS Top Safety Pick?  We’ve got the information, below!

More: 2017 IIHS Pick, Kia Sportage

More: 2017 IIHS Pick, Kia Cadenza

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2017 Kia Soul’s Latest Honor Only Confirms How Cool this Crossover Is!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
2017 Kia Soul crossover KBB.com 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list

Kelly Blue Book KBB.com 10 Coolest New Cars Under 18,000 2017 Kia Soul

A lot of us know that the Kia Soul is a cool car, thanks to its versatility, fun colors, style and value.  But with new recognition from KBB.com, it’s official: The 2017 Kia Soul is one of the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.”

This isn’t the first time the Soul has made this prestigious list; it’s six in a row now, and likely counting!  Read on for reasons why the Kia Soul is such a cool car!

Specs, Test Drive a 2017 Kia Soul

Color Options for the 2017 Kia Soul

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See the Library of Kia Concept Vehicles, Including the Telluride Hybrid SUV!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Kia concept vehicles Telluride SUV Pop electric car Track'Ster crossover

Kia Concept Vehicles Telluride Pop KV7 Track‘Ster

When we say there is a library of Kia concept vehicles, we don’t mean you need to remain quiet when you see these far-out concepts.  On the contrary, let out a scream.  They’re delightful, from the compact futurism of the Pop concept to the versatility and power of the popular Telluride hybrid SUV, and including such models as the KV7 van and the Track’Ster variant of the Kia Soul.

Read on for a gallery of these vehicles, and for details and news about them!

Kia’s Newest Vehicle: The Stinger

Blog: Kia Concept Vehicle News

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What is the Kia Stonic?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Kia Stonic electric car release details and features

Kia Stonic Electric Crossover Vehicle Features and Potential Release Date

Have you heard of the Kia Stonic?  It’s okay if you haven’t, since a lot is going on with Kia vehicles and we have the upcoming debut of the 2018 Kia Stinger sports car, as well as the recent release of the new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, to enjoy, among other highlights.

What sets the Stonic apart, besides the features we will look at a little while later, is it will likely be another electrically-powered vehicle offered by Kia, after models like the Kia Soul EV and the upcoming 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid.  Read on for some specs and features of this next-level vehicle!

Blog for Kia’s Newest: The Stinger

More on the 2018 Niro Plug-In

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What Rhymes with Optima? Summertime Poems for Kia Models

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Poems about the Kia Optima and other popular Kia models

Odes to Kia Poems About Popular Models

Have you ever wondered how to rhyme with Optima?  Or how the Kia Soul inspires a Haiku poem, with its 5-7-5 syllable scheme?

We thought so, which is why we’re glad to demonstrate how Kia models serve as our muse for some poems with popular Kia models as the inspiration, including the Sorento SUV and Forte compact!

See the Christina Hendricks Kia Ad

Kia Sportage’s Dog-Friendly Features

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Enjoy the Friendly Kia Memorial Day Sale!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Memorial Day 2017 Kia models specials and leases Friendly Kia New Port Richey FL

Kia Memorial Day Sale VIP Price Lease Specials 2017 Models New Port Richey FL

At Friendly Kia, we strive to bring you the lowest prices in the Tampa FL area on our Kia models, including the 2017 Optima sedan, 2017 Soul crossover, and more.  So it’s with great pride that we are holding a special Memorial Day sale with a variety of ways to save that you won’t find on our competitors’ lots.

For starters, we have lease specials, low purchase prices and an available VIP Price with thousands of dollars discounted off of MSRP.  Read on for the models we have available with these great prices and when the sale takes place on our New Port Richey lot!

Research all New Kia Models Here

More About Our Lease Specials

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Who are the Most Famous Baseball Players from the Tampa Area?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Best baseball players from Tampa FL area Dwight "Doc" Gooden Gary Sheffield Chris Sale

Famous Major League Baseball Players from Tampa Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Florida is quite the incubator for professional athletes and talented performers in many leagues like the NFL, Major League Baseball, WNBA, and others.  This post will focus on the MLB players who were born in our fair state, which not only produces great players but has the ideal climate for outdoor practices and games in the early season when athletes in colder regions are still dealing with freezing temperatures and possibly even snow.

That said, the list of players who have come from Florida all-time is massive, so we’ll focus on the area closest to home for us, the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL region, and some of the best ballplayers from these parts!  We think you’ll be surprised – or amazed at – how many players you recognize.

Pleasant Surprises (So Far): 2017 Rays

Who Wins 2017 NBA Player Awards?

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Friendly Kia Has the Top Lease Specials in Town for Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Friendly Kia lease specials 2017 models Optima Soul Sorento Tampa St. Petersburg F:L

2017 Kia Optima Soul Sportage Sorento Lease Specials Tampa St. Petersburg FL

At Friendly Kia, we often talk about how we have the best prices in the Tampa area, and it’s no surprise when you consider our VIP Price with at least $2,000 off all new models, and often much more, as well as other sales and incentives.

You can find a model with no payments for five months in the Summer’s On Us sales event through July 2017, but you can also find low lease prices only at Friendly Kia, for models like the 2017 Optima sedan, 2017 Soul crossover, 2017 Sportage crossover, 2017 Sorento SUV and others!

Stop in and visit us today, or during Memorial Day weekend, for supreme savings!

Research, Save on New Kia Models

See the Kia Uber Driver Discount

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