2015 Kia Rondo

Buyer's Guide

The Kia Rondo is one of the quickly disappearing class of mini-vans that are still mini. It's Mazda 5 size, which puts it at about the same size as the original Chrysler magic wagons. The current crop of mini-vans looks positively gargantuan in comparison. The Rondo tries to avoid the look of a van by keeping regular swing-out rear doors instead of sliders, but however they slice it, it's still more van than CUV.

That's not a bad thing, because vans have more usable space than CUV's. The Rondo has 1,840 L of room for stuff behind the first row. That compares to 1,580 for Hyundai Tuscon, or 1,803 from the much larger Chevrolet Equinox. The Rondo is a box, but there's a lot of space in a box. Seating for five is standard, with a third row and room for two more seats optional on LX and EX Value trims. The box is even well equipped, with even cooled seats available. That's a very rare feature in this price class.

For 2015 the Kia Rondo gains some new trim levels, but it's mostly some shuffling around. The standard engine for the Rondo is a 2.0L direct injected four-cylinder that puts out 165 hp and 156 lb-ft. The transmission most will have is a six-speed automatic, but there is a six-speed manual on the LX MT trim. That model gets 16-inch steel wheels, projector headlights, heated mirrors, AC, and a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio. There are even bluetooth, USB and aux inputs. The windows and locks are powered, and there is cruise control.

The next level is LX Value AT (and all the trims from here up are automatic only), which adds fog lights, a convex mirror to see in the back, wiper-de-icer, a cooled glovebox, and heated front seats. Automatic headlights and back-up sensors are optional, as are 17-inch alloys, a third row and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. After that is EX Value which gets 17-inch alloys, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, power folding mirrors, and a backup camera. There is also dual-zone climate control, UVO infotainment with touchscreen, push button start, automatic wipers, and a heated and leather wrapped steering wheel. Available options include power adjustable and leather seats.

The top trim is EX Luxury and that gets front parking sensors, leather seats with heat in the first two rows, cooled driver's seat, and rear door sunshades. Optional are 18-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, and navigation with premium stereo.

The Kia Rondo is rated for 10.8 L/100 km city, 7.4 highway with the manual transmission and 10.6/7.6 with the auto.

2015 Kia Rondo Specifications

There are 14 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $21,295 MSRP
9.1
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
164 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Wagon
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Wgn Man LX $21,295 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Man LX 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Man LX 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Man LX
4dr Wgn Man LX Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Man LX
4dr Wgn Man LX
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value $23,395 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value
4dr Wgn Auto LX $24,095 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX
4dr Wgn Auto LX Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX
4dr Wgn Auto LX
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row $24,595 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row $25,295 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition $25,395 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value $25,995 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row $26,595 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto LX Winter Edition w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX $27,095 5 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX
4dr Wgn Auto EX Leather Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX
4dr Wgn Auto EX
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row $27,195 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row Cloth Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX Value w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row $28,295 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row Leather Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX w/3rd Row
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury $29,295 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury Leather Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels $31,995 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels Leather Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/17 Wheels
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels $32,295 7 Wagon
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels 164 hp @6500 rpm 156 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels 178.1" 71.1" 63.4" 108.3"
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels Leather Seats
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels
4dr Wgn Auto EX Luxury w/Nav/18 Wheels

Owner Reviews: 2015 Kia / Rondo

Average Rating

2008 Kia Rondo

Trim: LX
by 1234_456 on 10-27-2012
Spacious car
I love my kia... I do everything. With my car from groceries shopping. Bring my little one to go anywhere whit her big stroller but i. Still have a lot of room for my shopping bags,plants.My cakes....
Very great car for someone Who has a lot of activity
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2009 Kia Rondo

Trim: EX
by Corey04si on 10-25-2012
Not bad for a Kiiiiiiiiiaaaa!
Only bought the car because the wife liked it for the size and the price. We were looking for a 4cyl cross-over due to my commute for work and for the amount of driving we do. This car keeps up. Got it with 76k in March 2012 and is at 95k October 2012. Space in the back is decent but i would not look at the 7 seater model because the back could fit kids but not adults. But for a family of 4 and a dog your set. Sips gas like my civic did but with more room. Well worth looking at.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
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2009 Kia Rondo

Trim: EX-V6
by mikeautos on 10-14-2012
Good, Cheap Family Vehicle
We have owned this vehicle since new and recently surpassed 100,000 km. So far there has been one recall, but no other repairs other than new tires.

The ride is comfortable if not a bit firm. The payoff is surprisingly lively handling for a 'mini-minivan'. Combined with the 2.7 L V6, the Rondo is not a snore to drive as its exterior looks would have you believe.

We own the 5 seat versions which leaves a very generous cargo area complete with under floor storage.

Fuel economy has been decent during our time with the vehicle.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
2/5
Reliability
4/5
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