KIA Rio 2013 SX Review
When given the chance to review this lovely car I was jumping up and down and screaming. You would’ve thought I won it and keeping it. I told my husband and he didn’t believe me. Needless to say, he owed me an apology when it came. The Kia Rio 2013 has lots of amazing features and I’m telling you now I was EXTREMELY sad to see it go. My husband didn’t even want to be home when it got picked up, that’s how sad he was. I wanted to make a YouTube video that showcased all the amazing features. However, my camera kept dying on me through it. (Anyone want to buy me a camera for Christmas please do.)
KIA Rio 2013 SX DETAILS
Some of the Outdoor features: The mirrors can fold in automatically with the push of a button, blinkers are on the side mirrors, sunroof, and the trunk is a push button on the keychain.
Now that’s the easy stuff. Here’s the amazing features:
Heated front seats with the touch of a button, volume control on the steering wheel, along with phone call buttons, Sirius XM Radio 3, phone call capabilities, built in GPS, USB for Ipod and Aux for MP3s, not to mention the CD player. All controllable from the screen. You NEVER have to touch the Ipod or the phone and again can control these from the steering wheel. There’s also an adjustable arm rest and cup holders. BEST FEATURE EVER: BACK UP CAMERA!
I love that this car doesn’t have a real key. It’s a push start. I know that makes you think, “easier to steal”. Nope! The car recognizes when the key chain isn’t in the car and will alert you while it remains in park. No one will be going anywhere in it! Everything lights up and fuel economy shows in the gages. Also in the gages is the temperature it is outside. The rear view mirror shows what direction you are going too. I also love that the car has so much room in the back seat and the trunk. The trunk managed to fit my groceries, stroller, pack and play.
The Kia Rio and gas mileage is amazing. 36 Miles per Gallon on Highway! I took a trip to NJ to visit people just so I could compare this. In Eco Mode, I saved a quarter tank of gas. That’s right an 80 mile highway drive (1 1/2 hours), only used a quarter of a tank. In my Honda Civic, it uses half a tank.
Funny Fact: I got complimented on the RIMS more times than the actual car! Typical men! I ended up showing them the inside… I had EVERYONE wanting the KIA Rio 2013.
KIA Rio 2013 Compared to My Car?
Hands down, the KIA blows my car out of the water. My Honda Civic needs approximately $3,000 in repairs right now. (I can’t even use my trunk!) This car made my life amazing for a week. I felt safer in it. The front windshield is further up than in my Honda. To me, that made me feel like if it had crashed, less glass would have gotten on me. (I’ve been in enough accidents with other people driving for me to worry about this.) I also love the built in GPS, as I do not know my area. My husband works third shift, and that means he sleeps during the day. My daughter and I are home all the time. Having the KIA Rio allowed me to go shopping without him and allowed me to take my daughter to a park. I have also been known to back up into things I couldn’t see when I first started driving, so the other great feature for me was the back-up camera. The fun feature, the heated seats. A good thing to have if you are in an area that is cold. (KIA, it might be a good idea to add those in the backseat for the kiddos! Just a suggestion.)
The KIA Rio 2013 with all these features roughly costs $21,000. My husband is starting to look for a second job so we can have this awesome car! (Currently, this car is about 2 years worth of paychecks.) This car gave this mommy a less stressful, less worried, safe week of freedom.
Thank you KIA for giving me the amazing chance to review the KIA Rio and I look forward to the next one. (Can I keep it for 2 weeks next time? I’m in love with KIAS!)