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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 20 27 $18,550 $19,195
4-Door Wagon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,550
$16,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$18,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line You likely won’t be drawn to the 2010 Kia Rondo because of its looks, but you’re likely to see it in a different light if you do your research first. There's no more convertible, but if you want to be seen, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser still lends some novelty to everyday driving.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Station Wagons Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 155.9 98.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 49.6
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) 66.9 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 6.5 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
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) 15.9 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) 2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TNC
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3406 3070
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.48 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.96
Trans Order Code NA DD5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.04 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Small Station Wagon
Vehicle Name Kia Rondo Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Twist beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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