2008 Kia Rondo  -  $17,045


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,045
Base Invoice: $16,275
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Wgn I4 LX Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Wgn I4 LX Base
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Space-efficient design; versatile interior; fuel efficiency; maneuverability; strong warranty.


Model Highlights

Kia's 2008 Rondo crossover SUV, new last year, is shorter than most mid-size sedans, while it's roomier inside than many vehicles with much larger exterior dimensions. The second row of seating provides 40.2 inches of headroom and 38.2 inches of legroom, and can adjust forward or backward up to a foot to help balance out legroom between the second and third rows. The optional third row brings up to 35.1 inches of headroom and 31.3 inches of legroom. There's also a handy under-floor storage compartment for keeping valuables out of sight.

Rondo comes with two engine choices, both available on frugal LX or upscale EX trims. A 2.4L four-cylinder engine, making 162 horsepower and 164 lb-ft of torque, is standard, while the available 2.7L V6 makes 182 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 gets a five-speed automatic; both transmissions get the Sportmatic feature, which has a separate shift gate allowing the driver to control shifts. All Rondos have front-wheel drive.

Built on the same platform as Kia's Optima mid-size sedan and sharing some components, the Rondo has a very car-like ride, with a suspension layout featuring MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup in back. Anti-roll bars front and rear aid handling and responsiveness.

All Rondos come with front active headrests and six standard air bags, including dual front seat-mounted side bags and full-length side curtain bags. Electronic stability control and a four-channel anti-lock braking system are also standard.

The LX Base four-cylinder starts at only $16,395 and comes with five-passenger seating, alloy wheels, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. The LX adds air conditioning and roof rails. At the top is the EX, which brings larger 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, and chrome trim on the outside, along with upgraded seat fabric, cruise control, keyless entry, an MP3-compatible CD system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and metal-finish interior door handles on the outside. The V6 is available for a $1,000 premium on both the LX and EX.

Heated leather seats and a power sunroof can be added to the EX, while cruise control, remote keyless entry, and an alarm system are available options on the LX. Air conditioning can be added to the LX Base.

As with the entire Kia line, the Rondo includes one of the best standard warranties, with coverage including a five-year or 60,000-mile basic warranty, ten years or 100,000 miles on powertrain components, and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.


Model News

The Kia Rondo, an all-new model for the U.S. market for 2007, has minimal changes for 2008. It swaps its cassette player for an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players and other audio devices. In addition, wheel locks are optional for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Kia Rondo is similar in size to most compact sport utility vehicles, yet offers a roomier and more versatile interior than most. Rondo's closest competitor, the Mazda5, offers seating for six while the Rondo can be equipped with seating for seven. The affordably priced Rondo offers either a four-cylinder engine or available V6 and has more standard features than many of its competitors, including six air bags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
300.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
410.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/146

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.1 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
107.8 ft³

Front Head Room
41.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
40.2 in

Second Leg Room
38.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
53.9 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
179.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
65.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3333 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P205/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V459000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 08, 2008

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected
6680

Summary
KIA IS RECALLING 6,680 MY 2008-2009 RONDO LX AND EX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.4 LITER ENGINE. THE FUEL PUMP MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY RESULTING IN NOT ENOUGH FUEL GETTING TO THE ENGINE. POOR ENGINE STARTING, ENGINE HESITATION, AND OTHER IMPAIRMENT MAY RESULT, AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence
UNUSUALLY SEVERE IMPAIRMENT WHILE DRIVING COULD EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUB-ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED PART. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 16, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA RECALL NO. SC074. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V114000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
623,658

Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

4-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Electronic stability control

Front wheel drive

Independent Macpherson strut front suspension w/coil springs

Multi-link independent rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/60R16 all-season tires

16" alloy wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Body-color side moldings

Black grille crossbars

Projector beam auto-off headlamps

Black pwr mirrors

Tinted front windshield w/sunband

Variable intermittent wipers

Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

6-way driver/4-way passenger bucket seat-inc: driver height adjust, height adjustable active headrests

60/40 multi-fold 2nd row seat, height adjustable headrests

Flat-woven cloth seat trim

Center console w/armrest & dual storage

Tilt steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto-down

Pwr door locks w/2-turn entry system

AM/FM stereo w/CD player

Rear window defogger

Front/rear cupholders

Front/rear 12V pwr outlet

Overhead console sunglass holder

Cargo hooks

Under rear cargo floor storage compartment

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags

Front seat side mounted airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioner, force limiter

3-point seat belts, all rows

Rear child safety door locks

Fixed child seat anchors (LATCH system)

Electronic stability control

Impact-absorbing steering column

Side-impact door beams

Front crumple zones

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING
$900

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
BODY KIT
$995

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$65

 
2-ROW CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$85

 
CARGO TRAY
$75

 
REAR UPPER SPOILER
$350

 
REAR LOWER SPOILER
$200

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$29

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