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My Kia Sorento Summer Road Trip [Giveaway]

I pride myself on making summer fun for my kids, but the combination of moving and being in my third trimester has made this summer a little B-O-R-I-N-G! It was definitely time to do something fun, so when I got the chance to test-drive the Kia Sorento for a week I knew a road trip was necessary.

We headed down to San Antonio to stay in one of our favorite hotels, take advantage of some of the theme parks, and enjoy a ride in the Kia Sorento. One of the features I loved most were the folding seats. They allow you to come up with all sorts of seating and storage arrangements, great for everyday errands and road trips. The second row of seating has a 60/40-split folding design and the optional third row has a 50/50-split. My three kids sat comfortably in the middle row, which allowed for a lot of storage room in the back.

But when they wanted a little extra space (also known as when mom needed them to sit apart) that was an easy option as well.

And you don't have to worry about anyone back there getting too hot because of the dual A/C. I love that you can control the temperature in the front and back separately. I didn't have to listen to my youngest tell me she was cold for the entire drive.

We had some crazy fluctuating weather on this trip. The car handled well both on the hot pavement and in the pouring rain -- and I do mean POURING! The kids enjoyed observing the weather through the panoramic sunroof. And the gas mileage was great! We got from North Austin to South San Antonio on less than a quarter of a tank of gas!

As far as I'm concerned, when you're in the car for a long stretch of time it's the technology that makes all the difference. The Kia Sorento is loaded with some great technology. The audio system controls your GPS, radio, Sirius satellite radio, back-up camera and Bluetooth connection for hands-free cell-phone use and your iPod all on one screen. And the best part is that it can all be controlled by voice command!

The GPS helped get us there, especially when the weather got crazy, and the fun stations on the satellite radio got us all the way to San Antonio without a single complaint about the music. The back-up camera came in handy in all of the parking garages and crazy theme-park parking lots. The power-folding side-mirrors are another cool feature -- they give you a little more wiggle-room when parking in tricky places. The list of features we enjoyed on this road trip could go on and on. I think the only complaint about the trip was that it ended too soon.

BlogHer is giving away another fun piece of technology that is handy for keeping your little ones entertained during a road trip. Leave a comment letting me know which of the Kia Sorento features was most unexpected to you and you will be entered to win an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android Tablet.

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Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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This sweepstakes runs from 7/26/12-8/5/12.

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I received compensation from Kia Motors America, Inc., but the opinions and statements are my own.

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