Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 Kia Rio sx Part 1

2013 Kia Rio sx
Let me tell you about this cute little car.  This is a 2013 Kia Rio sx.

First, this little car has some pick up and go! The Rio sx is a smooth ride!! The Rio sx is a 1.6L Gas Direct Injection 4 cylinder engine. 6 speed automatic with Active Eco System. Sport tuned Suspension. Electric Power Steering.  Drives like a dream!!

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The Kia Rio sx is a safe ride!!  Look at all these airbags!!  Seriously!!  That is a lot of safety in a little car.
2013 Kia Rio sx 2

Today's post is from the drivers seat. There are too many perks for one post.... besides... if I write really slow... do smaller posts maybe they'll leave this little beauty with me longer??
I mean really .... just a week!?!?!


Did you know that the little tiny arrow on the gas pump icon shows you which side of the car the gas tank is on??  Kia... you are brilliant!!  (okay, yes I know that other cars have that too... but... Kia was the first car I noticed it on, so don't mock me. For those of you that are like me.... I'll wait here while you go see if your car has the arrow. But, hurry back please.) Can't see the arrow in the photo?  Click on the photo to enlarge. See?? I think of everything!

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GREAT gas mileage too!!  28 city and 36 highway! That sounds mighty good to me with gas hitting $4.49 a gallon in California.

Big display area.  The speedometer lights up in red which would not photograph for me.  Hummmm note to self..... try to take photo at night.

Ohhhh and the lights?  You can set your car lights to come on when the car is turned on!! Brilliant!! So now I do what my daughter is always telling me to do..... drive with your lights on even in the daytime for safety.  Now it's a no brainer!!
2013 Kia Rio sx 4I truly love that the two cars I've reviewed for Kia have the side mirrors that fold in.  GREATEST. INVENTION. EVER!!!

Not only do the mirrors fold in... but they are heated!!  Another major WOW factor for me is the turn signal is on the mirror. I truly wish that was on all cars!

The steering wheel has everything! Audio controls, bluetooth! All of it!! Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

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The rear view mirror has a compass and the homelink.  LOVE the homelink!!! Homelink can open the remote gates and garage doors.  LOVE!

The 2013 Kia Rio sx has leather seating and the  front seats are heated. Ahhhhhhhh heaven!!

Check back tomorrow for more on the Kia Rio sx.
Did you know if you click the link I have on my page the dealers in your area will send you more information!!  Yup... I know... I'm a keeper!!

$20,640.00 MSRP!!   Check back tomorrow 'cause I have much more to share!!

BTW.... I did remember to take a nigh time picture.
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Sweet huh??  Also ..... this car is so polite! When you turn off the car the screen says Goodbye! Cute huh?




Disclosure I received a complimentary week driving the Kia Rio sx for the purpose of my review. (They aren't letting me keep it.... right?  Yea... I checked.  They aren't) No other compensation was provided. The opinions are mine and 100% honest. I have not been influenced in any way.

84 comments:

  1. I am just sold one the air bags alone! That is just so cool! I also love the heated mirrors. Here isn Michigan we get so much snow and I always forget about the mirrors. When I can finally get the windows to roll down so I can scrape the snow off with my hand, not a good thing! Heated mirrors gets another plus!!

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    1. Ohhhhh Michigan winters...... soooooo cold!! The heated seats and heated mirrors you would be SET! I WILL NOT tell you we are having a Santa Anna here is California and I had to use the air conditioner in the Rio.... (it works AWESOME!!) Nope... not tell you... cause that would be just mean!!

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    2. The Kia's are pretty nifty to drive and they get really good gas mileage.

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  2. Wow~ Kia is really doing it big and with every new model they keep wowing me and pushing the bar higher! I love the desin inside and out!

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  3. I think that THE PRICE IS RIGHT!

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  4. I like this car especially since it is red with black trim and not a bad price, either!

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  5. ya this would be nice..in my dreams

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  6. sherry butcherMarch 01, 2013

    I have a 2009 Kia and would look at this to upgrade. I have not heard all the details of this Kia. Thanks for the information.

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  7. Kyla ClarkMarch 01, 2013

    looks like a good car

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  8. Thanks for the comprehensive review

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  9. Kia is a much better car than when they first came out!! This looks really nice!!

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  10. Charlotte RaynorMarch 01, 2013

    This sounds like a really kewl car. I like that way so many air bags. And yes the little arrow for where the gas tank is definitely cute. I like that it has great gas mileage too. Plus it's a cute little car. Thanks for the great review! :-)

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  11. This looks like a great car for ladies. I love the homelink button, so cool! Does it have GPS?

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  12. This is a really cute car. I love all the features about it. I like all the air bags it has. It would make me feel more safe! :)

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  13. Alyson LawrenceMarch 01, 2013

    Seems like a great car, and I've heard good things about Kias in the past. I will definitely look into this one when I'm ready to buy a new car!

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  14. YES!! MAN do I miss the GPS!! I miss the Homelink too. That was a fun car to drive!!

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  15. I think this Kia car will fit me and my daughter, how i wish to own one.

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  16. Vanessa Rose PalacioMarch 02, 2013

    I wish to have a car like kia rio! <3

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  17. going to pass on to my sister...she is looking into kias. thanks!

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  18. That thing about the gas pump? I had no idea! Heated side view mirrors! Amazing! I love the full airbag safety measures and the fuel efficiency! And then obviously all the other small perks like the homelink, the internal GPS, the heated front seats and the voice activation. I'm sure there's more to love but just going by this post: what a great car! Thanks for the review!

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  19. I would like to drive that care some day :)

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  20. Lynnae Parrish-SchlonegerMarch 03, 2013

    What a very cool looking car!

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  21. i also live in michigan so you sold me with heated seats!

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  22. I like the car, maybe we will own one one day.

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  23. THIS IS THE CAR FOR THE MONEY--NEXT TIME I BUY A NEW CAR IT WILL BE A 2013 Kia Rio sx. I HAVE A CLOSE FRIEND WHO OWNES ONE..

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  24. I hate driving big cars and vans, small cars are where it's at!

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  25. I love the color, but I don't think it would be big enough for me.

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  26. I think Kia has come a long way since first being introduced. I actually quite like them, and there warranties are very comparable to the other major 3

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  27. Cool car love the red color. Hope to have this car soon.

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  28. wow im really impressed,total airbag coverage, and a decent price!

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  29. Kia Rio sx is so cool! Hoping to have this cool car.

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  30. I almost bought one of these a few weeks ago...but the reviews online were awful.

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  31. This car seems so awesome, I wish I owned one. I so need a new car and to have one like this would be a dream. Thanks for sharing about this kia.

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  32. Looks nice, I'm going to have to test drive one when we go to hunt me a new car!

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  33. I really like how Kia is evolving and their cars are so much better and nicer

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  34. I've heard they are great cars. I would love to have one for the gas mileage :)

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  35. Wow, Kia's car design improves through the years. The back seat looks roomy and good as a small family car.

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  36. Waw..
    Really a good car.. Nice car and cool car..
    I want it..

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  37. I'm sold on the airbags alone!

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  38. Thank you very much for the info. We will be looking to buy a vehicle in the near future and it is nice to learn about as many vehicles as possible.

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  39. KIA is one of our top choice when it comes to choosing a car. I'm looking forward to owning one in the near future. :)

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  40. Love that it had great gas mileage!

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  41. It's so cute! And you've got to love that gas mileage.

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  43. these cars are so nice, i want a kia

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  44. my boyfriend was going to trade the car up to this but decide to keep the car we got but the feacutre a re great

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  45. I'm not much for cars but this is very stylish and high tech!

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  46. I think all cars should have those side airbags. When we got our son a car, that's what we looked for. I want one of these. Thanks for the review.

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  47. Oh My I have been wanting a new car for a while and you just made me want it even more. Kia is a up and coming brand, I am really sold on the safety features.

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  48. Thanks for the information. I really like the brand Kia. I have not owned one but we have driven them one vacation and have really liked them.

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  49. Looks like a nice economical car.

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  50. How much fun it must be to review a car.That's great gas mileage. I can't believe the current prices.

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  51. I love the heated seats.

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  52. I've always been a fan of small vehicles and this one has caught my attention! I love all the awesome features and great gas mileage! Now all I need is the extra cash :)

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  53. Gosh, reading about this car makes me realize how much I need that $300... B/c my SUV has such TERRIBLE gas mileage!!! This car seems amazing!

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  54. I would love to have one for the gas mileage

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  55. I would love to own one just for the gas mileage. They aren't ugly, I think they're rather cute :)

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  56. Great Price and I to would love better gas mileage!

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  57. good car features. very user friendly.i would love to have one.

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  58. This seems like a great car. I lived in Korea for a year, so I know how popular Kias are over there as well as in the U.S. I'd love to have one since I always drive compact cars.

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  59. it must have been awesome to have this to review you are so enthusiastic about this car. And you let me know why! /The airbags are impressive as is the heated folding side mirrors and heated front seats. Nice that you can programe your home garage door controls into your car too. Looking forward to the next part of your review and yes I hope they let you keep it too!

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  60. This is the kind of car that I would love for my kiddo to drive, but they refuse to learn how. Maybe someday...

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  61. I'd love to have something with better MPG and this looks really safe for a midsize.

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  62. Kia has come a long way. when they first came out they did no have the best reputation, but that has all changed. Love the car!!

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  63. So cute. Sometimes you just need a safe reasonably priced car.

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  64. I love all the airbags! It's nice to feel safe when I have my kids in the car!!

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  65. I really like the details like the side mirrors folding in. That is great for tight spots. That is not a bad price at all for such a nice car!!

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  66. This is a beautiful car! I love all the features and the body style. It looks like it should be much more expensive than it reall is!

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  67. seems like a sweet car I want a new one so bad it could be a used new one...lol this looks so stylist and sleek

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  68. I love your review! As for the Kia the features are great (folding/heated mirror, Homelink) though unfortunate for me this car would not hold my family :(

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  69. This is a great review. You had me smiling and the photos are brilliant. Great that it has all those air bags. It's a pretty neat car. I love the night time picture that you took.

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  70. Ooooohhh! Do want! I've always loved Kia cars, and this review makes me want to go out and get one even more now!

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  71. thischickwins said:
    love it! i especially like the big display area. i used to think red sedans were for 30-40 somethings who were trying to be cool but were just slightly missing the mark, but i honestly like this.
    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  72. Jessica Aldridge jmaldridge@ymail.comMarch 19, 2013

    Love the car! Great gas mileage! Sporty and compact! Not a fan of red though. Would love love love it in black!

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  73. Umm... uhhh... I don't have anything good to say about the Kia Rio :( I'm sorry! This comment is for a contest entry.. and I'm a guy so..

    My Honda Civic is $16,000 MSRP with a 1.8L engine and 28/39 mpg w/ an eco button. It's better w/ a better deal o.o Sorry idk what else to say lol. Um... but oh I know! The Kia is more widely available. Honda Civics aren't too common in a lot of states. I live in Hawaii (39% Asian) so it's quite prominent. And our gas is also around the $4.49 mark, so I feel your pain o.O

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  74. Very cute car! I've never driven a Kia. I know I'll need a new car in the next couple of years. The gas mileage is good, but I've seen better out there. A friend is getting 36/40 on his new ride. Gas in California is through the roof, so when I get a new car it's a pretty important consideration.

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  75. Hmmmm well it's cute enough I suppose. Personally I have had a truly horrible experience with kia's and would never buy one again:(

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  76. Robert KabirClarkMarch 19, 2013

    That is actually a very reasonable price compared to other cars in its class!

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  77. I never really thought highly of Kia's. I never researched them either. Reading this review made me have a better opinion of them that's for sure.

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  78. The Kia Rio sx looks very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

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  79. WOW! this Kia Rio sx looks so nice! its looks elegant too! the price is reasonable as well :)

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