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How Far Can I Drive My Kia Optima Hybrid on One Tank of Gas?

Friday, June 5th, 2020
White and black 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid models

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Driving Range and Fuel Efficiency 

Tampa Bay-area shoppers who are thinking of making the switch to a Kia Optima Hybrid might be curious about what kind of driving range the vehicle offers. Specifically, they may want to find out how far they can drive the Optima Hybrid on just one tank of gas. This 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid driving range and fuel efficiency guide is here to help.  


Are the Hybrid Kia Optima Models Offered in the Same Colors as the Optima?

Monday, April 20th, 2020
White 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Model Color Options 

When vehicles are offered in gas-powered and hybrid model options it is easy to assume that all of the variants will offer the same features aside from the powertrain. One common misconception is also that the color palette for the vehicles will be the same across the board. That isn’t the case for the 2020 Kia Optima, Optima Hybrid, and Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Get a look at all of the different 2020 Kia Optima hybrid model color options below to see the unique colors each Optima vehicle offers.  


Which Kia Sedan Is Right for Me?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Red 2020 Kia Forte and white 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima 

Shopping for a new sedan can be tricky. Do you go for the turbocharged and sporty model or do you opt for the lineup with a hybrid option? A compact model or a mid-size option? No matter which way your heart is pulling you, the Kia brand is here to deliver. With the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Kia Optima, there’s no wrong answer when it comes to choosing a Kia sedan. But which one is right for you? We’re here to find that out.  


Go on an Epic Road Trip This Summer in the 2018 Kia Optima!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
2018 kia optima phev whimsically overlaid on a map of florida and the gulf coast

2018 Kia Optima Gas Tank Size and Fuel Range

Often when a vehicle is attempting to make a case for its efficiency, it relies on talking about the fuel economy. This number is helpful as it tells you how many miles you’re going to be getting for every gallon. (more…)

A Quartet of Kias Makes an Eco-Friendly List!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
2017 Kia Niro Optima Plug-In Hybrid Best Hybrids for Under $40,000 lists 2017 Kia Niro Optima Hybrid Best Hybrids Under $40,000

Earth Day 2017 falls on April 22, and to mark this occasion Kelly Blue Book’s has named some of the top eco-friendly vehicles on the market that are less than $40,000, four of which are Kia models.

Thanks to a pledge to bring more alternate-fuel vehicles to the market, Kia vehicles are reaping the praise of the editors who named the 2017 Optima Hybrid and 2017 Niro, as well as the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid and 2017 Soul EV among the most affordable hybrids on any lot!  Read on for details of their category honors, and for specs of each of these eco-friendly rides!

Facts, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

Facts, Features: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid


Come and Get It: 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is on the Lot!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid eco-friendly Friendly Kia Tampa FL

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Release Date Features and Specs

The 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid has just arrived at dealerships!  It’s been approximately a year since the environmentally-conscious sedan made its global debut at the Chicago Auto Show, and now the triumvirate of Kia hybrid vehicles that are set to usher in a new period of eco-friendly driving is complete, with the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover and 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid also seeing a release earlier this year.

We have the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid on the lot at Friendly Kia in the Tampa area, and are one of the few dealers to have it in stock in the area.  Read on to see its benefits, and what some of its cool eco-friendly features are!

See Our Optima Plug-In Hybrid Inventory

Keep Up with Kia Hybrid Vehicle News!


Test Drive an Optima or Optima Hybrid, and Go to the Movies for Free!

Monday, September 12th, 2016
2016 Optima and Optima Hybrid test drive gift card Friendly Kia Tampa FL

2016 Kia Optima and 2017 Optima Hybrid Test Drive Incentive

The Kia Optima is a next-level sedan with nearly 40 mpg highway in base trim levels and the prestige that comes with a Red Dot Design award and a notice from as a “Best Buy for 2016.”  The Kia Optima Hybrid is the “un-hybrid” as it shares the style of the gas engine Optima but also has the fuel economy of an eco-friendly sedan, with 2017 renditions of both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid set to hit the lot towards the end of 2016.  In the meantime, if you take either a 2016 Optima or a 2016 (or 2017) Optima Hybrid for a test drive, you’ll get hooked up with a $25 gift as an added incentive!

When you see how sleek-yet-spacious the Optima is, and with all the latest audio tech, you’ll discover taking it for a spin is well worth your while.

Updates: Kia Optima, Optima Hybrid

How to Generate Your $25 Gift


Top Four Upcoming or Concept Kia Models

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Kia Telluride concept SUV 400 HP release date pending Friendly Kia Tampa FL

Model Previews 2017 Kia Niro Telluride Hybrid SUV

The 2017 model year has already brought some amazing vehicles to Kia lots, but we’re just getting started, as there are several all-new or revamped 2017 models set for a debut in the near future.  We’ll look at some of them, as well as a model that is not scheduled for production but we hope soon will be, as we share our list of the top four upcoming or concept Kia models in this model preview, which includes the 2017 Kia Niro and the Kia Telluride hybrid SUV, among others.

Updates on Kia Concept Models

Kia Hybrid Vehicle News


How Do Aerodynamics for 2017 Optima Hybrids Differ from Gas Engine Optimas?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
2016 Kia Optima 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid aerodynamics

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Kia Optima Aerodynamics

When you hear the phrase aerodynamics, you might be tempted to think of airplanes and the formation of wings.  But the principles that apply to the look, handling and fuel economy of airplanes also apply to the more earthbound vehicles, like the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid or the 2016 Kia Optima gas engine model.  Ready to take flight with a Kia Optima?  We thought so!

2016 Kia Optima Trim Level Comparison

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What are the Advantages of a Hybrid vs. a Plug-In Hybrid?

Friday, March 25th, 2016
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Friendly Kia New Port Richey FL

Advantages of 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Napoleon Dynamite,” then you’re familiar with the “Liger,” a lion-tiger hybrid that the main character Napoleon drew.  You might think it’s a pipe dream that the Liger even exists, as well as exotic breeds like the “Zonkey,” a zebra-donkey mix, and you would probably be right, but the good news is there are plenty of hybrids that naturally occur in the wild, and we have tamed them and brought them to the dealership lot where they can do the most good.  Two such exotic beasts are the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, both due on lots in 2016.  We’ll line them up and see what the advantages of each style of hybrid are.  (more…)