Compare 2010 Kia Rondo vs 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2010 Kia Rondo
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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4-Door Wagon LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon LX 20 27 $18,550 $19,195
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4-Door Wagon
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
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
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagons Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.9 98.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 49.6
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
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)
66.9 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
6.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3406 3070
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.3 - 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
169 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 150 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rondo Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style
4 Door Small Station Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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