14 reviews
2009 Kia Rondo
2009 Kia Rondo
Available Price Range $2,853-$9,969 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Kia Rondo

Our Take

Breaking with segment trends, the Rondo is much smaller than most other vehicles with three rows of seats. It slots below Kia's larger Sedona and competes with the other mini-minivan on the market, the Mazda5. With the optional third-row bench, the Rondo can seat seven. The Rondo is availabl... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

3.4

Average based on 14 reviews

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Great Car, Great Value!

by Dave from Iowa on December 1, 2009

I purchased 4 cyl. LX without the 3rd row seat a week ago. Got it used with 12,500 miles on it. I can't gauge reliability based on one week, but our family took the Rondo on a 600 mile trip (each way)... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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