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.
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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

  • Holly M Uhler

    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:(

  • LAMusing

    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.

  • Bobby Tarumi

    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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Lettie Easton

    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 🙁

  • Mai

    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.

  • Ruth Reynolds

    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

  • Alaina Bullock

    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!

  • lgothard

    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!!

  • tstasko

    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!!

  • cp

    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!

  • Zipfelmütze

    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.

  • Amanda Greene-Lebeck

    I would love to own one just for the gas mileage. They aren’t ugly, I think they’re rather cute 🙂

  • DanielleF1983

    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!