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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base
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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
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
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 SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
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 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.8 97.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 39.6
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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