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Rear view of green 2021 Kia Telluride

What Makes the Kia Telluride Great for Families?

Kia Telluride Earns Second-Consecutive Best 3-Row SUV for Families Award 

If you are in the Tampa area and are in the market for a new SUV, the best 3-row SUV for your family is just a short drive away at Friendly Kia. Now you’re probably wondering, what is the best 3-row SUV for families? The U.S. News & World Report has awarded the Kia Telluride with the Best 3-Row SUV for Families for the second consecutive year. 

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Kia Sorento and K5 Rank in Top 10 Among 2021 World Car of the Year Rankings

Award-Winning 2021 Kia K5 and Kia Sorento in Tampa Bay 

The 2021 Kia K5 and Sorento have found their way to the Top 10 for this year’s World Car of the Year Awards. The top-10 selection for the two models follows last year’s win for the 2021 Kia Telluride as the World Car of the Year and the World Urban Car win for the Kia Soul EV.  

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Green 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line

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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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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Blue 2021 Kia K5

Kia K5 and Sorento Deemed “Best New Cars for 2021” By Autotrader

What is the Best New Kia to Get? 

Two of the Kia brand’s newest models have quickly skyrocketed to success at the top of the brand’s lineup. The popularity of the Kia K5 and all-new Kia Sorento continues to rise and now Autotrader has awarded both of these vehicles with a spot in its “Best New Cars for 2021” ranking. These awards are just two of the latest titles earned by the world-class Kia vehicle lineup.  

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White 2020 Kia Niro EV

J.D. Power Awards Kia Niro EV Category Winner in Electric Vehicle Ownership Study

Which Electric Vehicle is the Best to Own? 

For many, the switch to an electric vehicle can feel daunting and unfamiliar. Often times we get customers in at Friendly Kia who are interested in an electric model but aren’t sure how easy it is to make the switch. When these customers come in to see us, we often get questions such as, “Which electric vehicle is best to own?” and, “How different are electric and traditional vehicles?” 

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Red 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door

Vincentric Awards Kia Rio 5-Door with Best Value in America Title

What Hatchback Vehicle Offers the Best Value? 

The 2021 Kia Rio 5-Door has taken home a 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award after earning the top spot in the Subcompact Hatchback segment. After earning this award title, the answer to the question of “What hatchback vehicle offers the best value?” is simple – it’s the 2021 Rio 5-Door.  

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Popular Kia Telluride SUV Maintains Top Spot Among the Competition

2021 Kia Telluride is the Best Family Car to Buy

If Smash Mouth were to write a song about the Kia Telluride it would go a little something like, “The awards start coming and they don’t stop coming” in true “All Star” fashion. The Kia Telluride has taken home yet another award this year, celebrating its second consecutive win from The Car Connections (TCC).

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