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2007 Kia Rondo

At a Glance

Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.7l V6
Transmissions A4, A5
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 26-27 (highway)

Overview Information

The Rondo is a best described as a tall station wagon designed to haul up to 7 passengers in a smaller package than a minivan. Kia offers a choice of a 2.4L inline-4 or a 2.7L V-6, although the larger engine is only slightly more powerful. However, the 5-speed automatic available on the V-6 allows it to achieve the same highway mileage as the smaller 2.4L engine. The base Rondo undercuts its direct rival, the Mazda5 by several thousand dollars, but the V-6 EX model is priced comparably to the Mazda. The Rondo can be loaded up with options such as heated leather seats, 315-watt audio system, sunroof, body kit, and folding 3rd row seats. Kia has positioned the Rondo as an affordable and compact alternative to minivans. For under $20K, the Rondo is a fine value as a family hauler.

Official Word:

Named a "Best Bet" by The Car Book 2009 and a top pick for Best Family Cars for Downsizing by MSN Autos, the 2010 Kia Rondo crossover utility vehicle (CUV) returns to the Kia Motors line-up featuring a handsome five-door hatchback design, excellent stability and responsive handling characteristics while combining comfort, convenience and utility. New for 2010, Rondo benefits from upgrades, including standard seating for seven passengers with three rows of seating, offering the same variety...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Rondo LX 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 TBD
Rondo LX 2.7l V6 (192-bhp) A5 FWD 18/26/22 TBD
Rondo LX Plus 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 TBD
Rondo LX Plus 2.7l V6 (192-bhp) A5 FWD 18/26/22 TBD
Rondo EX 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 TBD
Rondo EX 2.7l V6 (192-bhp) A5 FWD 18/26/22 TBD
Rondo EX Premium 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A4 FWD 20/27/23 TBD
Rondo EX Premium 2.7l V6 (192-bhp) A5 FWD 18/26/22 TBD