Kia Rio Review & Road Trip to Sedona

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by on April 4, 2013

IMG_2485I mentioned last month that my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We were also lucky enough to get to review a new Kia Rio (in red!) and take a fun little weekend getaway to Sedona, AZ. It was a blast to have some one-on-one time, without the kids and enjoy the beautiful weather in Northern Arizona.


IMG_2488Before I tell you more about our trip, I wanted to tell you about the fun car that I was able to review for a week. I was pleasantly surprised how sporty the Kia Rio was, and in the red color, it made it a very fun car for just my hubbie and I to venture off with.

IMG_2494Similar to other Kia models, the Rio had a push button start, a rear-camera display (this is an optional feature), Bluetooth and Sirius (also optional), leather seats, and great gas mileage, which was my favorite part! The estimated MPG of the Kia Rio is 28/36, but we were able to average around 33, which had a combination of highway and street driving. If you are looking for a compact car with great gas mileage, I recommend that you check out the Rio. Of course, there are different models that come with various features, so you’ll want to research all your options before purchasing.

IMG_2490I loved having the sunroof (also optional), so that we could enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. It would be hard to have a car without this option because I love the fresh air. This compact car was perfect for driving along smaller roads because it has a nice turning radius. It had plenty of room for our travel bags, ice chest and snacks (who doesn’t take snacks on a road trip!).


As you can see, we had some beautiful scenery to enjoy, and the nice cool Spring air was such a welcome treat. It was pretty chilly at night and in the early morning, but being from Phoenix, we really enjoyed the change of pace.


I did try out the car with our entire family and it was a snug fit with the three kids in the back (1 carseat and 2 boosters), however we all fit comfortably, so the Rio can also be a nice family vehicle, especially if you are looking for something with good gas mileage.

Disclosure: I was given a Kia Rio for a week to test drive and review. No compensation was given for this post, it was written 100% by me and not edited by Kia. Read more on my Disclosure page.


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