Looking for a compact car that has an amazing price and gets great gas mileage? Then the 2013 Kia Rio just might be the car for you.
The 2013 Kia Rio has an estimated MPG of 28 city an 36 highway. You truly can't beat that MPG in a vehicle unless it's electric/hybrid.
This car might be tiny, but it sure packs a punch.
With a base price of just $13,600 this car is very affordable and has some wonderful features that you'd think would come at a higher price.
My favorite feature is of course the push start. You can leave your keys in your pocket or purse, push the brake pedal and then push the button to start your car. It truly doesn't get any easier than that. Your keys never have to leave your side and there's no fear of leaving them in the car. Plus with the button on the driver door you can't lock your keys in your car anyway, if the Smart Key is within a certain distance you can just push the button on the door handle and it unlocks the door with ease.
The radio dashboard is real slick and sleek looking. Definitely has a sporty look to it that any person could appreciate.
It has the touch screen on it and it makes tuning super easy.
The one I drove also has the Navigation Package with Sirius Traffic updates.
The steering wheel has all the right controls needed to make your ride as comfortable and easy as possible.
MPG is displayed right on your dashboard so it's right in front of you at all times.
This picture was taken in the beginning of the tank after only having it a couple days, so it wasn't to it's full potential yet. I think when we returned it, it was closer to 27 mpg. We do live in the city.
There was lots of leg room in the front for the passenger
But not a whole lot in the back.
My most favorite part of this whole car though was definitely the trunk. This was the biggest trunk I have ever seen in a car (I believe), even my husband's Chrysler 300.
This trunk could hold everything you need in it and then some.
It held my stroller, baby carrier and a week's worth of groceries with complete ease.
You can also fold down the back seat to make more room for items in your trunk.
And another great feature is the driver and passenger door have a cup holder in them
The Kia Rio that I drove had heated leather seats as well, which is definitely a nice feature to have in the cold winters.
The Kia Rio I think would be best for a single person or a couple, the back seat is pretty small and young children might have trouble fitting back there comfortably or easily.
The Kia Rio is definitely a safe car. It has Dual front advanced airbags and also full length curtain airbags on the sides. They go the full length of the vehicle protecting the sides of your head if you were to ever be in a crash.
The Kia Rio also received an award for the US EPA SmartWay Certification Mark. This means that it received a recognition for being one of the cleanest fuel efficient vehicles, based on it's greenhouse gas an air pollution scores.
Overall it's a great little car. It handled great and drove great, it was just small for our ever growing family!
The vehicle I received was the Kia Rio SX and had a price tag of $21,340. Still at their most expensive model, that is super affordable.
*Disclaimer, I received a Kia Rio for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle.