Archive for May, 2019

Kia’s Lineup Has Plenty of Options for Families

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
happy family with children

Best New Cars for Families in 2019

Ever the iconoclasts and challengers, Kia have made a modern name for themselves by subverting expectations for the brand. It’s almost as if the bland-at-best personality the brand was known for in the late 1990s was a setup for the grand reveal of a brand that is leading automotive design and engineering trends. (more…)

Which 2020 Kia Models Do We Know About So Far?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
2020 Kia Stinger GTS in orange

2020 Kia Models that Have Been Announced or Released

We don’t want to freak you out to out too much, but we are almost halfway through 2019…yeah.

It seems like just yesterday, we were talking about how the bold-new 2019 Kia Forte was just around the corner and even how the 2018 Kia Stinger GT would be arriving at Friendly Kia shortly. Time flies when you’re having fun. (more…)

Is the Kia Niro EV the Perfect Electric Vehicle?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
2019 Kia Niro EV on cement in front of house

2019 Kia Niro EV Range, Features and Awards

Before we begin, if you’ve never seen the 1980s classic film, The Princess Bride, we’d advise you to dodge some spoilers by skipping ahead two paragraphs. In this fantasy tale, the Dread Pirate Roberts (who is secretly our hero Wesley) is going head to head with the maniacal Vizzini (played by Wallace Shawn) in a game of wits. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events May 25 and May 26 2019

As we come into Memorial Day, we approach the holiday with a reverence that calls us to both remember the lives of those who sacrificed to preserve our ideals and celebrate those ideals by spending time enjoying our liberties. While for many Americans, this will mean a cookout and a shopping trip without work on Monday. (more…)

Buck Tourist Traps With One of These Great Unknown Getaways

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
tropical beach with sand and trees

Hidden Vacation Destinations in Florida

Memorial Day is this weekend and that means it is unofficially summer – for better or worse. Beyond simply the out-of-state rush to popular spots like Disneyworld, Busch Gardens and the Friendly Kia Visitor’s Lounge, however, you yourself may be looking for a great place to kick back with your family. (more…)

Stay Cool in a Kia with Automatic Climate Control

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
kia automatic climate control unit in front of red to blue gradient

2019 Kia Models with Automatic Climate Control

As we all know, summer in West-Central Florida is the best time of year. No, wait…I read that wrong. Trying again: As well all know, summer in West-Central Florida may not be one of Dante’s circles of hell, but it’s the shower you take before diving into the actual circles. (more…)

Three Reasons to Consider the Departing Third-Generation Kia Soul over the New Model

Monday, May 20th, 2019
white 2019 kia soul in the woods

Why Buy a 2019 Kia Soul?

You’ve seen the Kia Soul everywhere. A simple trip across town typically means driving past handfuls of first-generation and second-generation iterations of the popular sports-box crossover. Although the Kia Soul wasn’t a guaranteed success for the on-the-up manufacturer when it was released in 2009. It’s gone on to sell over one-million models. It’s also arguably responsible for the rise of the subcompact crossover segment. (more…)

Keep All Four Wheels on the Road with the Proper Tire Pressure

Friday, May 17th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento driving

Kia Sorento Tire Pressure PSI Recommendation

Carrying the mantle as a strong contender for both a family SUV and an adventure-ready light-off-roader, the Kia Sorento is a model whose entire history is documented on the roads around us. Featuring modern Kia reliability, even the oldest Sorrento models have held up extraordinarily well. (more…)

What’s Going on in Tampa Bay This Weekend?

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Tampa Bay Events May 18 and May 19 2019

We were awestruck when it was almost Easter and even more so that we’re encroaching on Memorial Day. With this weekend being the last to get out and enjoy our region before the massive summer rush hits (and humidity peaks), we’d love to highlight some great ways to enjoy everything Tampa Bay has to offer this weekend. (more…)

Take a Road Trip in Comfort and Style This Summer

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
2020 kia telluride in front of a map

Best Cars for Road Trips 2019

Summer is almost here and, nationwide, that means one thing – road trips! With kids out of school, a lack of traction-reducing inclement weather for much of the nation and long days, summer is the season everybody waits for to get behind the wheel and put the miles behind you. (more…)