Rides, Raps and the Kia Sportage

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A real review of the Kia Sportage from a military mom

I take pride in the fact that my kids are obsessed with rides and attractions. Whether we’re at a water park, playground, or even Disney, my brood loves a good time on a thrill ride. Yes, they get that from me. So, when I promised to take them to Bowcraft amusement park in a 2013 Kia Sportage, they were game. They really are my little gangsta boos.

A real review of the Kia Sportage from a military mom

We’ve become very familiar with Kia vehicles, having a great time in the Kia Optima just a few months ago. When we were asked to review the Kia Sportage, I was a little hesitant. The only issue we had with the Optima was the space. We’re a very active family of 4, so we need a good amount of cabin and cargo space. I had the Kia Sorento on our list to review for a while, but initially thought the Sportage would be too small. It turns out, the Sportage was a great choice for us. It even held a week’s worth of my military gear!

A real review of the Kia Sportage from a military mom

When you get down to the nuts and bolts of the Sportage, it shows as a great family vehicle. With 30 miles to the gallon on the highway and Eco driving system, I was able to drive the car two hours down to my base, around town for a week, in NJ shore traffic and then to the amusement park on one tank of gas. As a frugal gal, I really appreciated using the eco driving system to keep a constant speed and utilize the the gas efficiently.

A real review of the Kia Sportage from a military mom

While my daughter’s car seat can make it seem like any car has a small back seat, the Sportage had ample room. We could fit another person in the middle of the seat with no issues. Although, if we had another kiddo to put in that 3rd seat, our time with the Sportage really would have resembled a thrill ride.

A real review of the Kia Sportage from a military mom

Final thoughts on the 2013 Kia Sportage

As an option for a frugal family of 4, we give this car two thumbs up. The Eco-efficient mileage and the ample room, makes it worth the investment. Also, the fact that the Kia Sportage is ranked in the top 10 affordable compact SUVs makes in a must-test drive car for those of us in the frugal crew looking for a car that will last. If you’re down, sign up for a test-drive at your local dealership and see what your options are. It’s worth the look-see.

We liked it so much that I made a rap video about it. Yes, a rap video. Don’t judge me; I get excited about interesting things, like a cubby to place my sunglasses in a car.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review of the 2013 Kia Sportage. All opinions are my own.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 8.5.13
    Rachee said:

    When I was purchasing my first car Kia was still new and I was nervous about the company. I kinda regret not going for it. This makes me want to shop for something new.

  2. 8.5.13
    Rachee said:

    ANd I just watched the video.

    • 8.5.13
      Amiyrah said:

      By laughing, you have now officially encouraged my crazy. Glad you watched it!

  3. 8.5.13
    Margaret said:

    Im definately gonna check out the car. Oh and the video….LOVED IT!

  4. 8.6.13

    You are so funny! And your gangsta boos are amazing!

  5. 8.6.13
    Brett said:

    the gangsta boos pic is marvelous

    and this is a sweet ride!

  6. 8.6.13

    Great rap video 🙂

  7. 8.6.13
    Mariah said:

    Love the space in the back! I would definitely put that to good use!

  8. 8.6.13
    Alaina Bullock said:

    Love the pic and that video! Too cute! I have had my eye on this Kia for awhile now, and after reading this, I want one even more!

  9. 8.7.13
    lesa said:

    I was wondering how roomy this vehicle was. I don’t want to get a minivan, but I think it is time for a bigger vehicle. Also, the video was awesome!

    • 8.7.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Lesa! The Sportage is roomier than I thought it would be. It was plenty of room for our family of 4. My husband likes to push the chair all the way back to drive, and even with him doing that, the kids has plenty of room in the back. I’m hoping to test drive the Sorento soon, since it’s a bigger vehicle, so I can compare the two.

  10. 8.7.13
    Emily said:

    Video = awesome. Plus, your make up is awesome! 🙂

  11. 8.7.13

    Gangsta boos, lol. Love that pic! You are too adorable. And the kids… so sweet. My friend has the Kia Sportage. It’s a great car.

  12. 8.7.13

    Love the look of the Sportage and YOU…you are a nut…and I love it!!

  13. 8.7.13
    Dresden said:

    ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Awesome review of the sportage and the rap is brilliant! Sportin in my sportage! awww yeah!! COWBELL!!

    • 8.7.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Cowbell always brings all the bloggers to the yard!

  14. 8.7.13
    Gina B said:

    Seriously, Kia needs to hire you RIGHT NOW! That was awesome.

  15. 8.7.13
    Heather said:

    Wow, the Kia looks great and that photo with the sunglasses is AWESOME.

  16. 8.7.13

    LOL, love your post, pictures, video, everything!!!! You rock!

  17. 8.9.13

    I love this….very creative!