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2009 Kia Rondo

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

179.0” x 65.0”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Manageable dimensions
  • Seating and cargo capacity
  • Tons of safety features
  • 10-year powertrain warranty

The bad:

  • Uninspired styling
  • Dowdy interior
  • Base model not as well-equipped as Mazda5

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX


  • EX


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2009 Kia Rondo trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Compact minivan
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Optional third-row seat

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 3.6
  • Reliability 3.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Best car ever

Bought my first Rondo new in 2008. Drove it for 297,000 miles over 14 years! Best car ever for both short and long distance driving. It was still running when I gave it away and bought another one (2009 this time) with 87,000 miles on it. I have every expectation to drive this one for years to come as well. I only wish KIA still imported them to the US.


I would grade this car a four + star

Absolutely no serious problems in my 10 years of ownership, best car I ever owned..I hesitate to let it go..I would recommend it to anyone...never unhappy with it...


Extreme Reliable

163K miles and Counting. I’m the second owner of a 2009. Bought in 2012 for Under $8K (flood car from Florida) I’ve put over 110k miles on it. Only issue was a Crack in the master cylinder I got one on eBay from a Junk yard for $70 two years ago. Mine is the 2.4. Has plenty of power still gets 27MPG highway. ZERO Rust and Zero Oil burn for me. I have heard that is some issues. Keep in mode I live in South GA so we don’t use salt on the roads etc…. Great car. My 17 year old daughter drives it now(says it’s ugly). We will drive it till the wheels come off. Prob the best value car I’ve ever owned. Only maintenance. We ever do is Oil changes. Every 4K miles.

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Based on the 2009 Kia Rondo base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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