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Kia Offers Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Many New Models

How Do Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Work in a Kia? 

Kia offers standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in many new models. So, how do these two features work in a Kia? We have a video guide below for your convenience, and we’ve transcribed the main points of the video for you as well. Come to Friendly Kia to find a Kia vehicle with wireless phone connectivity. We are located in New Port Richey, FL, and serve the Tampa Bay area. 

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Watch This Kia Blind-Spot View Monitor Video Demo

How Does Kia Blind-Spot View Monitor Work? 

How does the Kia Blind-Spot View Monitor work to prevent crashes and help you safely change lanes? It uses sensors to know if a vehicle is in your blind spot, then it warns you when you go to change lanes at a bad time. Watch the video below for a demo and guide to using this Kia safety assist feature. You can find Kia vehicles with this feature here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. 

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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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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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Kia Sorento backing into parking spot

Does Kia Offer a Smart Park Safety Feature?

Kia Driver Assistance Smart Park Features 

Many automotive brands these days are expanding their lineups of driver assistance and safety features to make daily driving that much easier. One area of driver assistance many are working towards is smart parking and parking assistance. The Kia brand’s Kia Drive Wise suite of safety systems comes with a variety of parking assistance features, including Parking Distance Warning and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, but so far no smart park options in the U.S.  

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Lineup of three 2021 Kia Sorento models

Kia Sorento Wins a Top Spot on PARENTS’ List of Best Family Cars 2021

2021 Kia Sorento Safety and Convenience Features 

The 2021 Kia Sorento has earned a winning spot among the PARENTS Magazine Best Family Cars 2021 winners. A hit source for moms and families on the go, PARENTS Magazine chose this year’s winners based on the family-friendly cabin features, performance, and safety options in more than 50 competing new model vehicles. The 2021 model year welcomed an outstanding lineup of safety and convenience features for the Kia Sorento, which is just one area of updates that earned this overhauled family SUV the title of “Best Redesign” in the three-row SUV category.   

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Touchscreen in 2022 Kia Stinger

How Big is the 2022 Kia Stinger Touchscreen?

2022 Kia Stinger Technology and Driver Assistance Features 

The 2022 model year is bringing in welcomed updates for the Kia Stinger lineup, most notably in the realm of technology and driver assistance features. The Kia brand’s latest range of Advanced Driver Assistance systems is now standard in the 2022 Kia Stinger from Friendly Kia, offering a new arrangement of base features for Tampa Bay drivers.  

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