2009 Kia Rondo  -  $18,145


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,145
Base Invoice: $17,325
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Wgn I4 LX Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Wgn I4 LX Base
Transmission: 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Very roomy, versatile interior; smooth ride; safety features; affordable price; long warranty


Model Highlights

Buyers have a choice of two engines in the Rondo; a 175-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, or a 192-hp, 2.7-liter V6. Both engines are only offered with an automatic transmission; with the V-6 it's a 5-speed, but 4-cylinder versions have just four gears. In either case, the transmission has Sportmatic manual control.

The Rondo shares some components with the mid-size Optima sedan, so it's more of a tall wagon than an SUV. That means the Rondo handles with no tipsy feeling; a 4-wheel independent suspension includes anti-roll bars front and back to keep body lean under control. Real-world performance doesn't feel much faster with the V6, so the 4-cylinder is a good choice, with EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 27 highway.

Kia has clearly designed the Rondo around creating the most interior space possible; its interior is surprisingly huge given its compact exterior. The second-row seats have plenty of headroom and legroom for full-size adults, and the optional third-row seat can comfortably seat smaller occupants, expanding the Rondo's seating capacity to seven. The seats all fold to expand cargo space when needed, and the second row slides fore and aft to adjust either the legroom or the amount of cargo space in back. The interior has cup holders for each row, plus a number of storage cubbies.

A total of six airbags, including seat-mounted side bags and full-length side-curtain bags, help protect occupants of the Rondo; active head restraints help reduce the chance of whiplash injury in a crash, while electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes might help prevent one.

The Rondo is offered in LX Base, LX, or EX models; LX Base models are still quite well equipped, with air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a four-speaker CD sound system. LX models add keyless entry, cruise control, and roof rails, while EX models add leather upholstery, fog lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels and get a more dressed up appearance with chrome accents.

Options on the Rondo include a new Plus Package, which brings alloy wheels, Michelin tires, heated seats and floor mats. A Premium Package on the EX pairs a navigation system with a sunroof and upgraded Infinity sound system.


Model News

New for 2009 is a Plus Package, which upgrades the LX model with alloy wheels and heated seats.


Value Writeup

The Rondo is shorter than most mid-size sedans yet has an incredible amount of interior space; it's an ideal alternative to those who want something a little smaller than a minivan. Rondo also offers more standard safety features--including electronic stability controls--than some vehicles in its class. And Kia's warranty adds a lot of value; it covers powertrain components for up to ten years or 100,000 miles.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
318.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
429.30 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4000

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
2.3 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 1
35.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3340 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
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

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
15.9 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

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

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

Front wheel drive

Independent Macpherson strut front suspension w/coil springs

Multi-link independent rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

16" steel wheels w/covers

P205/60R16 all-season tires

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

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: USB port, auxiliary input jack, front speakers

Sirius satellite radio

6-way driver/4-way passenger bucket seats -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

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto-down

Pwr door locks w/2-turn entry system

Air conditioning

Rear window defogger

Front/rear cupholders

Front/rear 12V pwr outlets

Overhead console sunglass holder

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Cargo hooks

Under rear cargo floor storage compartment

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Electronic stability control

Side-impact door beams

Front crumple zones

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat side mounted airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Height-adjustable front seat belts w/pretensioners, force limiters

3-point seat belts, all rows

Rear child safety door locks

Fixed child seat anchors (LATCH system)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Impact-absorbing steering column

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
SHADOW
$0

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
MOLTEN
$0

 
TITANIUM
$0

 
JAVA
$0

 
DENIM
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

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

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$45

 
BODY KIT
$995

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$65

 
REAR UPPER SPOILER
$350

 
REAR LOWER SPOILER
$200

 
2-ROW CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$95

 
CARGO TRAY
$95

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