[VIDEO] 2013 Kia Rio Review Fuel Economy

I drive a Buick Park Avenue, a large car that’s far from fuel-efficient. I recently finished a 2013 Kia Rio review and was impressed with the full efficiency and style. I put it to the test when I had several events to attend around Atlanta. Check out the 2013 Kia Rio video reviews I created of my experience and three year old A.J.’s hilarious comparison of the Rio to the Soul.

For day-to-day driving, I usually stay within the Atlanta Perimeter or even closer. With Atlanta traffic it’s a big deal when I travel more than 20 miles from our home. I take A.J. to preschool twice a week, go to the grocery store, a play date or two and Starbucks. When I’m headed downtown or to the airport, I’ll hop on Marta to avoid the parking hassles.

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But I was excited to take the 2013 Kia Rio on a few spins that involved highway driving since I had a few events in attend. I was invited to speak to journalism students at Kennesaw State University, which is about 25 miles from my home. I also attended a do-it-herself workshop at the Home Depot near Cumberland Mall, which is about 15 miles from my home.

kia rio, 2013 kia rio review, kia rio miles per gallon, kia rio MPGThank goodness for the 2013 Kia Rio’s navigation system. I dropped A.J. off at our friend’s home in Smyrna so I could head to Home Depot. Nine out of 10 times that I go to their home I get confused about how to exit off of 285 and onto Cobb Parkway to get to their neighborhood. This time, I didn’t get lost!

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2013 Kia Rio Fuel Efficiency

I drove more than 250 miles on one tank of gas the week of my review. Here’s a look at the official MPG.

  • 28 miles per gallon city
  • 36 miles per gallon highway
  • 31 miles per gallon combined city/highway

It’s usually just A.J. & I in the car together during the week. So the 2013 Kia Rio has enough space for us. It’s perfect for getting around town and saving gas. When we take a weekend drive as a family, we usually drive my husband’s car that has a lot more space.

How important is fuel efficiency when you’re shopping for a new car?

What features of the Kia Rio do you like the most?

Toddler Compares Kia Rio to Kia Soul

Disclosure: I received the 2013 Kia Rio to review for one week and share my honest opinion.

No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I’d love to do that!

  2. I love the fuel efficiency of the Rio. You are rocking these Kia reviews!

  3. That’s awesome about the gas!!!

  4. I’ve seen great reviews about this car. We need something bigger but this does look like a nice car.

  5. We will soon be in the market for a new vehicle and fuel efficiency is high on our “must have” list.. This seems like a great vehicle with many of the bells and whistles we are looking for.

  6. I don’t know how I survived without GPS!

  7. I have a Kia Sedona now that I am pretty happy with, but your review is making me take a look at a Kia cousin!

  8. Great information! The nav system looks really useful!!

  9. I absolutely love my GPS and would give up my cell phone before that!! love the toddler review!! he’s a cutey!! thanks for sharing

  10. Gas mileage is the first thing I look at when I’m shopping for a new car. Thanks for the info!

  11. Ooh now that seems like a great option and very attractive too. With this economy, fuel efficient cars are definitely a necessity!

  12. How cool was that?! You showcased some great features in your video. I especially liked the power folding mirrors. The trunk space looked pretty good too, especially for a compact car. Before you opened it up, I was thinking that you couldn’t fit a postage stamp back there. Call it the compact car trade off, but I was plesantly surprised. And the gas mileage?! Amazeballs!!!

    AJ is soooo cute and I definitely appreciated his review of the Kia Rio as well. This post was very informative and well put together. 🙂

  13. Very useful review Joyce. I like the navigation tools. Your little guy is adorable too!

  14. I love that navigation system! Cute kid, too. 😉