Category Archives: Kia Technology

Kia Highway Driving Assist Feature

How Highway Driving Assist Brings Us One Step Closer to Self-Driving Kias

What is Kia’s Highway Driving Assist Feature?

The Highway Driving Assist featured on select new Kia models coordinates all of your favorite driver assistance systems to reduce driver fatigue and offer heightened peace of mind on the road ahead. This short guide takes a closer look at Kia’s Highway Driving Assist feature, what it does, and how to enable/disable the feature.

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2022 Kia Telluride 10.25-Inch Touchscreen

2022 Kia Telluride Adds 10.25-Inch Touchscreen to Standard Features

2022 Kia Telluride Infotainment and Connectivity Features

New this year, the larger 10.25-inch touchscreen now becomes standard on every 2022 Kia Telluride model in the lineup. The display replaces the standard 8-inch touchscreen previously offered on the LX and S trim levels. You can keep reading to learn more about the infotainment system and connectivity features provided on the 2022 Kia Telluride in this guide from the team at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

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2022 Kia Telluride side view

2022 Kia Telluride Gains Enhanced Cruise Control Technology

What Is Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve?

The 2022 Kia Telluride rolls into the latest model year mostly unchanged, but owners who have been waiting to buy will reap the benefits of enhanced cruise control and driving assist functions that do more to reduce strain on the driver. Here we take a closer look at the new Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve feature in the 2022 Kia Telluride, including what it does and how it works. Drivers in the Tampa Bay area can find it here at Friendly Kia.

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Gray 2021 Kia Carnival

2022 Kia Carnival Offers Segment-Exclusive Blind-Spot View Monitor

What Is the Blind-Spot View Monitor in the Kia Carnival?

We trust that you’re a vigilant driver, but even 20/20 vision and quick reflexes won’t guarantee protection against all the unexpected hazards you might encounter on the road. That’s why Kia has remained dedicated to providing a broad range of standard and available driver assists on every vehicle in the lineup. This year, the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival arrives at Friendly Kia with a segment-exclusive Blind-Spot View Monitor feature that makes it easier to keep tabs on your surroundings. Here’s how it works:

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Red 2022 Kia Sportage

Does the 2022 Kia Sportage Have Wireless Charging?

2022 Kia Sportage Entertainment and Safety Technology 

The Kia Sportage is easily one of the most popular vehicles here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay, thanks to its lineup of stellar entertainment and safety technology. The Sportage hits a home run in every category when it comes to infotainment and no features are left behind in this model lineup. The automotive industry has been gradually expanding its offerings of in-car technology, which has many shoppers asking – does the 2022 Kia Sportage have wireless charging? 

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UVO navigation screen

What Does the Kia UVO System Do?

2021 Kia Sorento UVO Features 

The UVO system is just one of the many high-tech connectivity features found in the next-generation 2021 Kia Sorento. The Kia Sorento received a complete overhaul for 2021, from a facelift to a new lineup of tech and safety features. The UVO system adds daily convenience to your workday drives and up-to-date info for your weekend date nights. UVO offers remote features, emergency help, vehicle information, and more.  

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Green 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line driving

Fully Loaded 2021 Kia Sorento Lineup Brings 16 Driver-Assistance Features

2021 Kia Sorento Entertainment and Safety Technology 

The capable and unparalleled 2021 Kia Sorento has just made its way out of the gates and it has already proven itself better than any expectations put in place. Available with a new turbo-hybrid powertrain along with a plug-in hybrid option, the auto market is getting more versions of the Kia Sorento than we have ever seen before.  

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Side view of white 2021 Kia Sorento

What Technology Features are in the 2021 Kia Sorento?

2021 Kia Sorento Technology 

With the continued release of information surrounding the 2021 Kia Sorento and the positive responses to the vehicle, we can already expect that this Kia SUV is going to be a complete knockout. From what we’ve seen already, and what we’ve been told is set to come, this Sorento is set to be the best yet. 

Not only has the 2021 Sorento undergone a total facelift and redesign, but it is bringing with it a new lineup of technology that will have any driver jumping at the chance to get behind the wheel. Here’s a look at what technology features we can expect in the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento.  

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2018 Kia Sportage with Surround View Monitor shown up close as sportage is backing up into parking space

Backin’ Up Isn’t Hard to Do with Kia’s Brilliant Surround-View Monitor

2018 Kia Models with 360-Degree Cameras

Reversing ain’t quite how it used to be. In our days, you had a mirror if you were lucky. In any case, you’d want to firmly grip the back of the passenger seat, crane your neck 180 degrees behind you and try and see through your rear window to make sure you weren’t hitting anything. Was it awful? No. Could it be improved? Yes! Read the rest of this entry >>

interior of 2018 kia stinger gt2 from back seat

New Kia Model Adds Interior-Minded Distinction to Crowded Trophy Cabinet

Which Car Has the Best Interior?

We talk a lot on this blog about how Kia cars are something special. Gone are the days when the early Kia Optima was a guaranteed rental car when you selected “Toyota Camry or similar” on the form. Modern Kia vehicles display some of the best features, highest reliability and most prolific design available in cars, SUVs and vans today. Read the rest of this entry >>