Compare 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2009 Kia Rondo

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2009 Kia Rondo
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser 2-Door Conv 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
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4-Door Wgn I4 EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rondo 4-Door Wgn I4 EX 20 27 $19,965 $21,295
Rondo 4-Door Wgn I4 LX 20 27 $17,465 $18,495
Rondo 4-Door Wgn I4 LX Base 20 27 $16,675 $17,495
Rondo 4-Door Wgn V6 EX 18 26 $20,865 $22,295
Rondo 4-Door Wgn V6 LX 18 26 $18,365 $19,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,346
$19,965
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,430
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. When looking at the 2009 Kia Rondo, don’t judge a book by its cover. Though it doesn’t flaunt svelte good looks or flashy trim and wheels, you’ll see it in a different light once you discover how Kia uses the space inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.3 107.8
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 54.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 179.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 31.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 35.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3303 3340
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 169 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.53
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.04
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Kia Rondo
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut Independent

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