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2007 Kia Rondo

At a Glance

Pricing $16,395 - $20,195
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.7l V6
Transmissions A4, A5
Fuel Economy 20-21 (city), 27-29 (highway)

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.

What Changed:

The new Kia Rondo (Carens in other markets) is a small crossover vehicle with three rows of seating and a tall profile. Both four-cylinder and V6 engines are offered.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Rondo LX 2.4l I4 (162-bhp) A4 FWD 21/29/25 $16,395
Rondo LX V6 2.7l V6 (182-bhp) A5 FWD 20/27/23 $18,895
Rondo EX V6 2.7l V6 (182-bhp) A5 FWD 20/27/23 $20,195
Rondo EX 2.4l I4 (162-bhp) A4 FWD 21/29/25 $19,195