Category Archives: Kia Sedona

2016 Kia Sedona vs. Kia Grand Sedona concept minivan

What is the Kia Grand Sedona, and How is it Different than the Kia Sedona?

Kia Sedona vs. Kia Grand Sedona Minivan Specs and Features

Ain’t it grand?  That’s a phrase you often hear when something nice has happened, and we have something even better than nice, as we look at the Kia Sedona and its concept model cousin, the Kia Grand Sedona.  So what is so “grand” about this minivan, and how is it different than the Sedona we have available domestically?   Excellent questions.  We’ll pit them head-to-head in our Kia Sedona vs. Kia Grand Sedona “tale of the tape” and see what the specs and features of each are.

See the Sedona Take On All Automakers

Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Total Quality Impact 2016 Kia Sorento 2016 Sedona Friendly Kia

Kia Works its Mojo, Takes First in TQI Study

Kia 2016 Best Under $26,000 Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact

We have a clear vision with the Kia automobiles that we sell, and that is to find the best vehicle for you at the best price.  When Kias are assembled, they are also done so with a clear vision of what is to be accomplished: quality craftsmanship and fun style.  Quite simply, we know where we want to go today and in the future, and we’re glad you’re with us.

So when Strategic Vision released the results of their survey that showed Kia tied for first in total quality among automakers under $26,000, we weren’t surprised.  This isn’t your father’s Kia, we’re better than ever, and Strategic Vision isn’t the first to notice this, and they definitely won’t be the last.  Please stay with us and we’ll see why two Kia vehicles, the 2016 Sorento and the 2016 Sedona, took first place in their class as we look at how Kia is the 2016 best automaker under $26,000 according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Impact study.

Kia Aces AutoPacific’s Ratings

Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Optima vs. 200 Chrysler 200 and Soul Hamsters vs. Jim Gaffigan

Thank You, Hamsters and Christopher Walken: Kia Clashes with Chrysler, Comes Out On Top

Kia Soul Hamster Ads vs. Jim Gaffigan 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Building is a massive 1,000-foot structure with an unmistakable look to it, with rounded-off top accents in the Art Deco art style that was popular when it was first built in 1930.  Chrysler vehicles have been around even longer, with the first model rolling off the assembly line in the 1920s.  The brand is an American classic, but our Kia vehicles dispatch their model offerings with ease.  How is this so?  When you look at the matchups of our 2017 and 2016 Kia vehicles vs. the 2017 and 2016 Chrysler vehicles, you’ll see what we mean.  Then we’ll take a lighthearted look at how the Kia spokespeople fare against Chrysler’s as we put the Kia Soul Hamster commercials vs. comedian Jim Gaffigan and his ads for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. 

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Chrysler 200

2016 Kia Cadenza vs. 2016 Chrysler 300

2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2016 Chrysler Town & Country

2016 Kia Sedona vs. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Read the rest of this entry >>

Autopacific Kia models first among popular brands fifth overall Friendly Kia Tampa FL

Not a Shock: Kia Vehicles Top All Popular Cars

2016 Autopacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards Kia Rankings

Perhaps you’ve heard of Michael Caine’s somewhat-famous line “what a shock” in the dark comedy “A Shock to the System.”  His character’s actually not shocked at all when he hears a particular slice of news, just like how we’re not shocked when we hear that automobile shoppers love Kias.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Kias, the stylish, young-at-heart vehicles that are winning over the hearts and mind of fun-loving drivers everywhere. If you haven’t, it’s time to start, and there’s no time like the present to see why our cars are so beloved.  If it’s not praise like J.D. Power ranking Kia at the very top of its 2015 Initial Quality Study among all automakers, then we have other compelling evidence to show the courtroom.  The latest example is Autopacific ranking Kia vehicles number one among all popular automakers in its 2016 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, and fifth overall, ahead of luxury brands like BMW, Porsche and Audi.

Find a New Kia Soul

Find a New Kia Optima

Find a New Kia Sedona

Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Sedona Autotrader.com Must Test Drive List

Kia Sedona Test Drive is All Class, Luxury

2016 Kia Sedona Autotrader.com Must Test Drive

It’s time to stop bagging on the minivan.  Though the vehicle class has long been associated with clunky designs and “being uncool,” there’s a ton of benefits to the minivan.  A few include comfort, room for a large group, and lots of cargo options for moves and long trips.

Autotrader.com is aware of the stigma that follows the minivan around like a bad cold, but its editors rave about the 2016 Kia Sedona, which exceeds the norm and provides a comfortable, stylish ride.  So let’s take a look at why Autotrader.com called the Sedona a Must Test DriveRead the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Optima 2016 Kia Sedona KBB Best Family Cars 2016 safety child seats spaciousness Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa St. Petersburg Clearwater FL

Kia Optima, Kia Sedona Named Top Family Cars

Kia Optima Kelley Blue Book Best Family Cars

You think we’d get tired using superlatives to describe the 2016 Kia Optima midsize sedan, but it never gets old.  And it’s still fresh to the experts, too, as the Kia Optima garnered another award, this time making the list of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 16 Best Family Cars of 2016.

The 2016 Kia Sedona minivan joined the party, too, and made the list as well, which means whether you have a small, medium or large family, Kia has the ideal vehicle for you and your loved ones. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Sedona seating options Slide-N-Stow lounge seating Friendly Kia of New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity FL

What are the Available Seating Options for the Kia Sedona?

2016 Kia Sedona Lounge Seating and Slide-N-Stow Seats 

The 2016 Kia Sedona is ideal to take you on the ultimate road trip.  Whether you’re taking the whole family on a trip to see relatives or your buddies to a weekend getaway, there’s space and features that put other minivans to shame.

Plus, the Sedona just looks better than other minivans, with a sleek, low-to-the-ground exterior design that helped it win J.D. Power’s APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) award in 2015.  But if you’re still on the fence about the 2016 Kia Sedona, what you may not know is it has lounge seating and Slide-N-Stow seats that can transform this minivan into a party bus.    Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 IIHS Top Safety Picks Kia Soul Sorento Sedona

The Results are In…Your Kias are Safe

IIHS Top Safety Picks Kia Soul Sorento Sedona

Smash, bash and crash: No, that’s not a law firm.  It’s what members of the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety do to vehicles to see how impact-resistant they are.  Kia models are part of this: The IIHS took everything from the Kia Optima to the Kia Rio and put the vehicles through their paces to see which were the best at keeping occupants safe from an impact in their particular vehicle classes.

We’re here to celebrate a number of models we sell on the lot that are distinguished members of the “IIHS Class of 2016” by celebrating Top Safety Picks like the Kia Soul, the Kia Sorento and the Kia SedonaRead the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Sedona JD Power award winner New Port Richey Tampa Clearwater Spring Hill Trinity FL

Award-Winning Sedona Takes Cargo, Not Prisoners

2016 Kia Sedona Features and Benefits

The 2016 Kia Sedona is burning up the sales charts like they were doused in ethyl alcohol.  The total number of new Sedonas sold through midyear 2015 is nearly 500 percent greater than at the same point last year.  The reason why?  It’s a quality vehicle.

To add to this winning streak, the 2015 Sedona won the J.D. Power Apeal (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Award in July, and the hits keep on coming in the 2016 edition of the sporty minivan.  In case you need more convincing, let’s review some of the 2016 Kia Sedona’s features. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Kia Sedona meaning name Nicolas Cage Lucille Ball Madonna

What’s the Inspiration for the Kia Sedona’s Name?

Meaning of Kia Sedona Name

This one’s a puzzler. For starters, Sedona is a city in Arizona which is renowned for its beauty and peacefulness. It’s also considered to be a sacred, holy place by Native Americans. The Urban Dictionary says Sedona is “a woman who will steal your heart,” but we’re not going to trust that source at all.

There’s stories that celebrities as diverse as Lucille Ball, Madonna, and Nicolas Cage have lived in the southwestern city. But where, exactly, did Kia get the inspiration for its minivan: What is the meaning of the Kia Sedona’s name? Read the rest of this entry >>