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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
4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.0
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 18.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA TNC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3333 3070
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 5800 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Small Station Wagon
Vehicle Name Kia Rondo Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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