Our family recently took the ultimate test drive of the new 2013 Kia Sportage, and went a whopping 2,400 miles roundtrip from Las Vegas to Dallas and back! We were wowed with all the luxury features, but was it comfortable enough to fit five people on a 22-hour long drive? Kia's new line of redesigns do not go unnoticed – especially with the Sportage! They offered spacious SUV interiors with sleek and sporty exteriors. I enjoyed the roomy space and the trunk was my all-time favorite feature! Who would've thought including compartments for groceries in your trunk design would be so remarkable?! And if you're wondering whether we were able to fit one week's worth of luggage for five people and a box filled with Christmas gifts – YES! We got creative and vacuum sealed 3 large bags full of clothes flat – and once we stacked it all up, it fit like a glove!
As a mommy of four, it's the little details like those that never fail to satisfy. I also appreciate Kia's focus on safety, and because of all the preventative measures they've put in place for the Kia Sportage, it was recently named IIHS' 2012 Top Safety Pick. The price is so good, that Consumer Digest named the 2013 Kia Sportage a Best Buy in value with a starting MSRP of $19,000.
Here is my Video Review of the really cool interior features of the Kia Sportage:
- A keyless system that allows you to press a button to start a super quiet engine (so quiet that I literally had to turn it back on and off just to make sure the car was on!).
- The rear camera display
- Microsoft Infotainment System plays all of your songs on your playlist on your phone or MP3 and eliminates the need to plug into a car outlet!
- The interactive visual design on the dashboard that gives you an overview of how your overall vehicle is performing
- The ability to “command” your SUV to play a specific song or programmed station with the touch of a button on your steering wheel.
The list goes on and on, but those were particularly my favorites! I loved the easy to clean leather, and all the organizational functions and compartments!
If you're looking for an affordable and tastefully designed SUV that comes with a ton of great features – the 2013 Kia Sportage is definitely the way to go! There are packages and options you can choose from that can work based on the needs of your own personal lifestyle, but you'll find pretty quickly that the Sportage already offers some great specs!
This post brought to you by Kia Motors. All opinions are 100% mine.