Archive for July, 2017

Take Your Pick from the 2018 Kia Optima’s Colors!

Friday, July 28th, 2017
2018 Kia Optima exterior paint color options

2018 Kia Optima Exterior Paint Color Options and Interior Fabric Choices 

The 2018 Kia Optima arrived on our lot in July 2017, and we’ve been enjoying its elegant style, durable construction and sweet performance ever since!   

But if you’re already aware of the 2018 Optima’s available 245 HP in the SX trim, and its top fuel economy of 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway in the LX 1.6T trim, then you might want to feast your eyes on its sweet paint color options for the exterior and its interior fabric choices – continue and we’ll detail it all for you! 

Specs: 2018 Kia Optima

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New Car Buyers, Young Drivers, Rejoice: The 2017 Rio is a Money-Saver!

Friday, July 28th, 2017
2017 Kia Rio CNBC 10 New Cars You Can Buy for Under $300

2017 Kia Rio CNBC 10 New Cars You Can Buy for Under $300 a Month

At a minimum, it’s imperative for most of us to have a set of wheels.  Many of us like to have fun while we’re driving, too, and if you can save money in the process?  Well, then, you have a nice ride that will give you money back compared to other models. 

Which brings us to the 2017 Kia Rio, the best-selling Kia nameplate globally, and which made the CNBC list of “10 New Cars You Can Buy for Under $300 a Month.”  If you’re seeking a nice value, or if you’re a young driver in need of a first car, then check out the benefits and specs of the 2017 Rio! 

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Check Out the 2017 Kia Forte5’s Color Options!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
2017 Kia Forte5 exterior color options and interior fabric choices

2017 Kia Forte5 Hatchback Exterior Paint Color Options 

The 2017 Kia Forte5 continues the proud tradition of Kia hatchbacks with superb performance and versatility, thanks to the 2017 Forte5’s peak performance of 201 HP, and available cargo room of 23.2 cubic feet.  Also included with the 2017 Forte5 is sublime fuel economy, with 28 combined miles per gallon.  

While these are all nice attributes of this sporty hatchback, that’s not really what we’re here to talk about.  No, we’re going to consider the 10 exterior color options for the 2017 Forte5, as well as its interior fabric options.  Read on for images of these colors, and more information, after the page break! 

Research, Test Drive the 2017 Forte5!

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Kia Optima and Sportage Most-Awarded Vehicles for 2017 by KBB.com!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Kelley Blue Book KBB.com and 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Sportage awards

Kelley Blue Book 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017 Kia Optima and Kia Sportage 

What do a sedan with a sleek, sporty style and a crossover with expanded cargo room have in common?  If you’re talking about the 2017 Kia Optima and the 2017 Kia Sportage, then it’s that they are among the 10 most-awarded vehicles of 2017, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com!  

Read on for the reasons behind this praise for both of these stylish, power-packed vehicles! 

Specs of the 2017 Kia Optima

Specs of the 2017 Kia Sportage

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What are the Latest Kia Models with Apple CarPlay?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
New Kia models with Apple CarPlay Sportage Optima Sorento and others

2018 and 2017 Kia Models with Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is a feature that many automakers still do not offer in their vehicles, but Kia is one of the lucky manufacturers to provide this app that syncs up with your compatible iPhone so you can have access to your playlist, for example.

We’ll look at some of the recent 2018 and 2017 Kia models with Apple CarPlay – such as the Sorento SUV and the Optima sedan – and some of the things this great feature can do, so stick around!

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What Paint Colors Can You Choose for the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
2017 Kia Rio 5-Door exterior paint colors and interior fabrics

2017 Kia Rio 5-Door Exterior Paint Color and Interior Fabric Choices

What’s compact and fun, averages 31 combined miles per gallon and fits nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo in back?  If you said the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door, then a gold star for you!  While there’s plenty of aspects that we’re sure you will enjoy with this subcompact hatchback, we’re focusing here on one of the first things you’ll notice about any car you see on the street or in the parking lot – the colors!

Stay tuned, and we’ll show the colors you can pick from with the 2017 Kia Rio 5-Door, and what trims they come in!

Test Drive a 2017 Rio 5-Door!

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What Colors Can You Expect from the 2018 Kia Sportage?

Friday, July 21st, 2017
2018 Kia Sportage exterior paint colors and interior fabric options

What are the 2018 Kia Sportage’s Exterior Paint and Interior Fabric Color Options?

What color options can we expect from the 2018 Kia Sportage?  You might be wondering, is it even on the lot, as of mid-July 2017?  It isn’t quite yet, but we have the intel that tells us it will have 181 base horsepower and a maximum 240 horsepower in its SX Turbo trim, as well as 26 combined MPG in its base LX trim!  We also can tell you which exterior paint colors and interior fabrics you can select for this red-hot crossover!

Read on and see what paint color and fabric options you have for each of the 2018 Kia Sportage’s three trims!

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What are the Safety Features of the 2018 Kia Optima?

Friday, July 21st, 2017
2018 Kia Optima safety features

What are the 2018 Kia Optima’s Driver-Assist and Safety Features?

The 2018 Kia Optima midsize sedan is on the lot now, and it continues the model’s tradition of driveability, safety and style that makes it such a tough vehicle to beat.  Not only can you top out at 245 horsepower in the SX trim, you can average 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway in the LX 1.6T trim!

But while these are all fine features of the Official Vehicle of the NBA, we are going to hone in on the safety features you can expect with this sedan – read on!

Specs: 2018 Kia Optima

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When Can You Watch “Hard Knocks” TV Show Starring the Buccaneers?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers on HBO "Hard Knocks" TV show preseason football

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hard Knocks on HBO 2017 Training Camp TV Schedule

“Hard Knocks” has become synonymous with raw, behind-the-scenes views of interesting and important NFL teams since the show debuted on HBO in 2001.  With former seasons focusing on teams like the Los Angeles Rams in 2016, the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, now it’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ turn in 2017, with a closer look at the behind the scenes of training camp, in all its sweaty and drama-filled glory.

So when will the episodes of the Bucs’ pre-season comings and goings air on TV, and what might be featured in the show?  Stay tuned to this post to see!

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Where Can You Find Water Parks in the Tampa Area?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Water parks slides and rides Tampa FL Highland Family Aquatic Center Love My Dog Resort

Water Parks Rides and Slides Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

If you’re a resident of the Tampa area, you’re fortunate to be near the water and beaches, and all the good times that entails.  But with summer here and children in households all over the area who are looking for something to do, water parks are also a source of fun for all ages.

We have a guide to a variety of local water parks that you can take the whole family to – and in one case, where you can take your furry friend!

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