The 2017 Kia Sportage is going to ROCK you! #DiscoverSportage

Music has this uncanny ability to take a few familiar chords and instantly transport you to another place and time or solidify a new memory forever. This month, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to San Diego to discover the new 2017 Kia Sportage to create a soundtrack of epic new memories.


Our tour began at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.  I walked into a suite that had already set the stage for rockstar status.

Hard Rock Hotel Sam Diego

That evening we took pedicabs through the Gaslamp District, arriving for dinner on the rooftop and great music from several live bands.

Pedicab San Diego


While we may have wanted to rock and roll all night, our next gig was scheduled bright and early the next day. Even rock stars need a few hours of beauty sleep. We met for a presentation covering the impressive design and performance features of the 2017 Kia Sportage we would be driving.
(Check out all that the new 2017 Kia Sportage offers here). We each picked a band member aka drive partner and headed out on tour.


As we approached the Sportage we would be driving, there were a few elements of this vehicle that really stood out and made me take notice.
Kia Sportage lights

Kia Sportage Ice Cube Lights

I love a multi-tone interior.

2017 Kia Sportage interior

It was a really fun drive with plenty of twists and turns right in the beginning. The Kia Sportage handled every curve with ease.
Kia Sportage turns

2017 Kia Sportage handles with ease

We also had plenty of musical fun on this drive. I mean, what’s a road trip without a great playlist…..? You can checkout my playlist selection for this drive on Spotify – with 100 of the best rock songs spanning the decades you’ll be set to drive wherever the road may take you. 😉

Halfway through our drive we stopped for some “Sweet Cherry Pie”at Julian Pie Company and it was soooooo good!  (okay, so really the flavor I chose was boysenberry/apple pie but you see where I was going with that one, right??? ) 
Julian Pie Company

We said “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie” and headed out for a little off roading in Borrego Springs. AMAZING art here. If you have never visited, put it on your bucket list. While we were there this guy stopped us to compare trunk space. He was pretty impressed with what we had going on. Sportage Trunk Space (1)

2017 Kia Sportage SX SX Turbo 2WD

2017 Kia Sportage SX

We had driven all types of terrain that day but we couldn’t let the band break up just yet. That night we had a farewell show of karaoke accompanied by a live band. Kia made rockstars of everyone this trip. It was a performance of epic proportions, I assure you.


Whether we are talking music, cars or friends, always ALWAYS surround yourself with those who choose to stand out rather than fit in. They are the ones reinventing and innovating. They are the ones with a great story to tell and the ones you’ll most certainly want to be part of. Kia has chosen to do just that and it’s one storyline I’m paying close attention to.

“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”- John Denver