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Should You Buy or Lease a Kia Vehicle in Florida?

Differences Between Buying and Leasing a Kia New Port Richey FL 

Should you purchase your next Kia vehicle or lease it? This is a question everyone has to face when they plan to get their next vehicle. Our team at Friendly Kia has put together this guide that will walk you through the differences between buying and leasing a new Kia here in New Port Richey, FL.  

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Kia Soul Trade-In Value By Model Year in Tampa Bay

How Much is My Kia Soul Worth? 

For many Tampa Bay drivers, after a few years of owning and loving their Kia, it comes time to trade it in for the newest set of wheels on the lot. Many long-time Kia enthusiasts come out to Friendly Kia looking for a new 2021 Kia Sorento or all-new 2021 Kia K5 and want to know how much their current Kia Soul is worth as a trade-in. Our team makes estimating your vehicle’s trade-in value simple with our online and free-to-use Edmunds Trade-In Value tool. See how much you can get for your Kia in Tampa Bay as we break down the Kia Soul trade-in value by model year below.  

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Stress-Free Service Appointments at Friendly Kia

What Will Happen During My Kia Service Appointment? 

Whether you are gearing up for your very first Kia service appointment or it is your first time bringing your vehicle to the Friendly Kia service center, you might be feeling a little on edge wondering what will happen during the appointment. At Friendly Kia, we pride ourselves on providing stress-free service appointments and keeping our customers in the loop with everything going on with their Kia during its service.  

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What is the Best Kia Vehicle Engine?

2021 Kia Engine Lineup and Power Specs Overview 

As more and more vehicles join the Kia lineup, the range of available engine options grows. Performance-focused drivers and eco-minded shoppers alike often ask us – what is the best Kia vehicle engine? We have compiled a list of all of the gas-powered 2021 Kia engines in the brand’s lineup along with their power specs to give you an overview of how each powerplant performs.  

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Schedule Kia Vehicle Service and Repair with Friendly Kia

Automotive Service and Repair Near Clearwater FL 

Whether you’ve just purchased your new Kia Sorento or have had it for a few years, finding a reliable service center can help take some of the stress out of routine vehicle service and repair. Here at Friendly Kia our service team knows your Kia best, so your vehicle is always in the best hands here in Tampa. 

At the Friendly Kia service center near Clearwater, we can take care of all of your automotive service and repair needs, from routine maintenance to any major repair. When you schedule Kia vehicle service or repairs with Friendly Kia you can rest assured that your vehicle will be on its way back to like-new condition.  

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Friendly Kia Embraces Holidays On Us Mantra with Year-End Sales

Where Can I Get the Best Vehicle Sales in Tampa Bay? 

The holiday season is in full swing here at Friendly Kia and our year-end sales are bringing some of the best vehicle incentives to the Tampa Bay area. This year Kia has put a “Command the Season” mantra out there for this holiday season but given that we are in the heart of Florida, there isn’t much of a winter season we need to command here. Because of this, Friendly Kia is taking on last year’s “Holidays On Us” mantra and offering year-end sales that are sure to please.  

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Friendly Kia Offers New Vehicle Deals That are Sweet as Candy

New and Used Kia Vehicle Deals Near Me Tampa Bay 

Halloween season is nearly over but the sweet deals aren’t ending at Friendly Kia near Tampa Bay. Our Florida Kia dealership is offering new Kia vehicle deals that will appeal to your sweet tooth even once Halloween is over. We have deals and discounts on the latest new Kia vehicles, including the Kia K5, plus some major savings on our used inventory.  

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White 2021 Kia Telluride on manufacturing line

Are All Kia Cars Built in America?

Where are Kia Vehicles Made? 

Up until 2006, all Kia vehicles were made outside of North America, meaning any Kia vehicle you saw on the road was made overseas. These days, though, six of our beloved Kia vehicles are built in North America, with different models coming from two different manufacturing plants. Being a South Korean brand, many shoppers wonder if the vehicles themselves all come from South Korea. Get a look at exactly where your Kia vehicle was built in this Kia brand production location overview from Friendly Kia.  

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Where Can I Upgrade My Lease to a Kia Seltos Near Clearwater?

Kia Lease Trade-In and Buyouts Tampa Bay 

With so many new vehicles hitting the automotive scene this fall, many Tampa Bay-area shoppers have been asking our team about trading in their current Kia lease model to upgrade to the latest Kia vehicles, like the 2021 Kia Seltos. Our lease trade-in and lease buyout programs make getting yourself behind the wheel of a new Kia model near Clearwater simple.  

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