Compare 2008 Kia Rondo vs 2009 Chevrolet HHR

2008 Kia Rondo
2009 Chevrolet HHR
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4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base 19 26 $15,625 $16,395
4-Door Wagon I4 LX 19 26 $16,895 $17,895
4-Door Wagon V6 LX 18 26 $17,795 $18,895
4-Door Wagon I4 EX 19 26 $17,995 $19,195
4-Door Wagon V6 EX 18 26 $18,895 $20,195
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,625
$17,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$18,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Take a look at the family-friendly Rondo inside out. Though it's not that attractive from the outside, once you see how Kia uses the space inside, you'll see it in a different light. The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 50.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.8 97.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 53.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.0 176.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 62.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 57.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.7 25.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QDB
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QDB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3333 3155
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 150 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LE8
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.35
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Rondo Chevrolet HHR
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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