2013 Kia Rio
My Favorite Features
The Kia Rio has so many great features that I decided to pick my 5 favorite features to tell you about. I was given a Kia Rio to use for one week in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours. The week flew by so quickly and I was sad to see it go. It was a pleasure to drive.
It is a sporty looking car with plenty of passenger room and cargo space. The Kia Rio also comes standard with USB/Auxiliary Jack Input, Side Impact Door Beams, Front and Rear Crumple Zones, Rear Child Safety Door Locks and so much more. It has a 1.6L Engine, 6 Speed Automatic and 17 inch Tires with Alloy Wheels. It gets 28 City and 36 Highway miles per gallon which is great in this economy.
One of my favorite features was the sunroof. It can either slide back or tilt up. It has a wind deflector that I didn’t think would matter that much, but it does. It has a shade that you can pull closed to keep the sun out of your eyes.
My next favorite feature is definitely the back up camera. We have a lot of little kids on our street and they don’t watch for cars when riding their bikes. I always look before I get in the car, but they can appear in a heartbeat. Once you put the car in reverse, the backup camera comes on the screen. It shows you three areas, the green box means it’s safe, the yellow box means caution and the red box means the person or thing is right behind you and you will hit them if you move. I love that you can back up with confidence.
Next up is the trunk space. The back seat is a 60/40 split seat, so if you have something long to put in your trunk and it won’t fit, you can put either the entire back seat down or just part of it. It folds down quickly too. You can even do it with one hand, just pull the button up and push the seat and it’s down.
My 4th favorite feature is all the airbags to keep you safe in case of an accident. It has front airbags, front seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. You never know when an accident is going to occur but you can know that your passengers and yourself will be protected just in case.
My fifth favorite feature is the Bluetooth Wireless Technology with Steering Wheel Mounted Control Buttons. Our state isn’t a hands free state, but I think it’s very important to stay hands free while driving. If more people did, I believe there would be a lot less accidents.
It comes with a 10 Year/100,000 Mile Limited Power train Warranty, 5 Year/60,000 Mile Limited Basic Warranty and 5 Year/60,000 Mile Roadside Assistance.
You can read my previous reviews on the 2013 Kia Soul, 2013 Kia Sorrento SX and the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. The Kia Rio starts at a very affordable price of $13,600. Stop by your neighborhood Kia Dealer today to take one for a test drive.
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DISCLOSURE: Kia Motors who provided me with this vehicle for an honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review if I so chose. Regardless all opinions expressed are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I only recommend items I would personally use and would benefit my readers.