Category Archives: Kia Rio

2021 Kia Forte kicking up dirt

What Are the Most Affordable Cars at Friendly Kia?

New 2021 Kia Vehicles Under $20,000 in Tampa Bay

Kia vehicles are known for many things, including safety, low maintenance costs, and great warranty coverage. What you might not know is that Kia is also praised as one of the most affordable mainstream brands on the modern market. This guide takes a closer look at some of the new 2021 Kia vehicles under $20,000 available here at the Friendly Kia dealership in Tampa Bay this summer.

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2021 Kia Niro on highway

Top Fuel-Efficient Cars and SUVs at Friendly Kia for Summer 2021

New Kia Models that Get 30 mpg in Tampa Bay

Are you shopping for a fuel-efficient new car or crossover near Tampa Bay? The modern Kia lineup is full of options that earn EPA-estimated scores of up to 30 mpg or higher. Here are some of those entries that you might find here on the Friendly Kia lot throughout the summer of 2021.

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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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Silver 2022 Kia K8 driving

Sedans are Here to Stay – Even as Crossover Demand Rises

Are Sedans on Their Way Out? 

These days it seems like more and more automakers are straying away from the sedan market as the demand for crossovers and SUVs continues to rise. Many drivers are turning towards larger vehicles for their daily travels, opting for mid-size SUVs and small crossovers in place of the once-booming sedan market. This isn’t the case for Kia. 

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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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Profile view of blue 2020 Kia Rio

Kia Rio Recognized for Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America

Certified Pre-Owned Kia Vehicle Checklist 

The fun and sporty Kia Rio has been recognized for its incredible value and named a 2021 Vincentric “Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America” in the Subcompact rankings. The Rio effortlessly outperformed the other seven competitors in the segment to take home the title. On average, ownership of the Rio costs 2.8% lower than expected among its segment, making the Rio an affordable CPO option for shoppers across Tampa Bay.  

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Front view of yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Kia Takes Home Four 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Titles

Did the Kia Brand Win Any Automotive Best Buy Awards?

This year the Kia brand took home not just one, not two, but four Consumer Guide Best Buy titles. During this year’s 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards the Kia Soul, Seltos, Rio, and Telluride all earned top spots among the winners. This is the seventh consecutive Automotive Best Buy win for the Soul, marking the longest Subcompact Crossover winning streak for this award.

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Profile view of 2020 Kia Rio

Interior Passenger and Cargo Space in 2020 Kia Rio

How Big is the 2020 Kia Rio? 

The compact 2020 Kia Rio is the smallest member of the Kia lineup, offering the perfect amount of space for daily drivers and commuters. Thanks to its small stature, the fun-to-drive Rio offers nimble handling on the road with incredible responsiveness and control. Shoppers around Tampa Bay who are considering hopping behind the wheel of this compact Kia may be curious to know just how big the 2020 Kia Rio is. This guide to the interior passenger and cargo space in the 2020 Rio is here to give you a glimpse inside this Kia sedan.  

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Blue 2020 Kia Rio and Blue 2021 Kia Forte

Kia vs Kia – Should I Get a Rio or a Forte?

2020 Kia Rio vs 2021 Kia Forte 

The smallest Kia sedan in the lineup continues to be the 2020 Kia Rio, followed by the next-in-line 2021 Kia Forte. Both Kia models have been staples in the lineup, offering their own unique blends of features and amenities. Shoppers from around Tampa Bay who are eager to get behind the wheel of a new Kia sedan often find themselves stuck and asking our team, “Should I get a Rio or a Forte?” 

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