Compare 2008 Kia Rondo vs 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2008 Kia Rondo
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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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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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,625
$15,033
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
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 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.8 98.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 53.8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 49.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.0 168.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.97 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3333 3070
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/148
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rondo Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style
4 Door Small Station Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
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 Twist beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Macpherson Strut

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