If you’ve never experienced a Ride & Drive at an auto show, it’s actually a pretty easy process. You register with your driver’s license and a quick breathalyzer test, answer a few pre-drive survey questions, and await your turn with the vehicle(s) of your choice.
As was to be expected, there was a bit of a wait to drive one of the Stingers (everyone wanted to drive a Stinger!), so I decided to drive the Kia Cadenza first. I had already been eyeing the Cadenza as a candidate for my next vehicle due to it’s lux look and feel, but I hadn’t had the chance to drive one until this moment. Let me tell you, it was everything I expected and more. Soooo stylish. So much of the tech I am coveting for my next vehicle (including the smart cruise control I fancied in the Optima PHEV).
Next was my turn with the Stinger. I decided to be a passenger this time, because I wanted to let Nancy from Kia open it up for me. Want to know what it was like? Come along for the ride in this live video I did in the Stinger at the Ride & Drive:
Like Katy Perry, this tiger RAWRed! Plus, the Stinger has all the luxury features I’ve been looking for in a car. The trunk is also a good size… essential for the #FabFam’s road trip or camping gear when needed. Like I said, I want function and style.
After the Ride & Drive, I answered a few post-drive survey questions, and was thanked with a gift card (woohoo!).
I am so glad I had the chance to get up-close-and-personal with more Kia cars at the DFW Auto Show. While I love the eco-dynamic vehicles (including the Optima plug-in hybrid), I think I am leaning towards one of the luxury models like the Cadenza or Stinger. I still haven’t had the chance to drive the Kia K900 (which I have a feeling may totally be my jam), so I think my decision will have to await some further research. Stay tuned for more on this journey!
Read more about my journey getting to know #TheNewKia in these articles: