2008 Kia Rondo consumer reviews

$16,395–$18,895 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Rondo Kia
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 4.3
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Perfect in town vehicles.

It has a small footprint but a huge interior. It’s economic al to own and drive. One of the most user friendly at this price point.


Can't figure out what's killing my battery

I bought mine used. She said it hadn't been driven in a while ("her daughter didn't want it") so she had to jump it that morning. I needed the 3rd row (which i think it's awesome for my kids) so i bought it. 4 batteries later the newest 4 days old (it's not starting again and stalled out) I've been driving around with a jumper machine to jump out everywhere i go and stop. Had someone try to figure out what's draining the battery but he couldn't find anything


I couldn't be happier

I bought a used 08 Rondo LX with the 2.7 This car is amazing. The style is Ok not great but this car will get up and go quick. Turns on a dime . needs little maintenance. It looks small but the inside is plenty roomy. Hidden storage under the back cargo floor. eats fold down for plenty of hauling room. Up will seat 6 with plenty of room for the dog. I like the passenger rear air feature as well as independent power plugs, hidden rear compartment for a backup fuel door opening. The engine compartment has easy access to fluid ports Dash easy access door to instrument panel,Interior air filter. two compartment console, and overhead console for sunglasses. Power windows, alarm system as well as key-less door locks.


It is the most reliable car I have ever owned. N

Never had a repair. Would buy another if being made. Good gas mileage. It’s zippy when merging into traffic. Good headroom for tall people. wonderful car.


Over 100,000 miles, almost 0 repairs, fun to drive

Great car - I wish Kia was still making them. Lots of head and leg room and the 6 cylinder has a lot of power. Drives like a sports car.


Great car!

Affordable and lasted a long time! Ran well with minimal repair costs. Would have bought another if they still made them! Room for my 4 kids but not a lot of trunk space with 3rd row seating.


Good car

Good car, gas millage could be better (around 22 highway) ESC doesn't like snow going up hills, computer can't figure out what to do when the tires spin is unequal, so the car just bogs down ( you can shut it off), wish it had a timing chain instead of a belt, If you want to put up with some of the quarks (like most cars have) it's not a bad car, plenty of room (seats 8) over all I would give it 4 out of 5


I have that car just 1 month ago. Working good

This car is running good, so smooth and really have a lot space & confortable. No really happy about the gas miles. But is an awesome car.


Perfect all around family vehicle

Smaller than a minivan, larger than a hatchback, the Rondo is the right size for a family of 4. Plenty of space seats up, massive capacity when folded down. I even tow a small trailer with mine with no issues. I am at 100,000 miles with no major issues. Injectors were replaced under warranty a while back, but that was painless and free. Due to the salt around here, I am seeing some rust pop up, especially on the front subframe. Not bad for the year and mileage in PA though.


Excellent value for money

This is a reliable family car if you're looking to downsize from a minivan. We were looking for a 7-seater that doesn't look like a bus and burns less gas. This car fitted the bill perfectly. In fact, there wasn't anything comparable, because Mazda 5 had only 6 seats. We've had it for 8 years and had no major issues with it. The only things I would highlight: - Fuel efficiency isn't nearly as good as they advertised, although it was still much better than our previous Dodge Caravan. In the hilly Vancouver it averaged around 12l/100km - We had to replace the front rotors twice and rear ones once. Plus both front and rear rotors had to be resurfaced once. This could be because we live on a hill and it rains a lot (the rotors buckle in such conditions, I was told) - In the last few years the engine has developed a faint ping/knock when going uphill. It largely goes away with premium gas, but I fear after 8 years and 140,000 km it's a sign it's time to look for a new car.