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Kia Rondo - Welcome to an exciting new vehicle for your active lifestyle.


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The 2008 Kia Rondo.

Welcome to an exciting new vehicle for your active lifestyle. The 2008 Rondo gives you the bold style, comfort, flexibility and spaciousness of an SUV, along with the precise handling and fuel efficiency of a sedan, all at an affordable price.

With features like a 4-cylinder engine that delivers more standard horsepower than competitors Mazda5, Chevy HHR or Toyota Matrix*** or the available V6 engine, the Rondo is fun to drive and functional.

Flexible seating capabilities include available third-row seats which allow up to seven passengers to join in on the fun. Generous cargo space and multiple storage areas throughout the cabin, keep your environment clutter-free and more enjoyable.

Stylish details surround you inside the Rondo. Available soft-leather trim, heated seats power sunroof, and premium Infinity® 315-watt digital audio system treat your senses, while sporty handling provides a smooth ride you'll be sure to enjoy.

The Rondo's long list of class-leading standard safety features including six airbags, ABS and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), helped it earn the five-star crash safety rating in frontal driver and passenger crash tests, from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)**. All this, plus an unbeatable 10 year/100,000-mile warranty program adds up to one unique vehicle that is the perfect blend of fun, function and peace of mind.

*** Based on comparison of 2008 models. ** Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (safercar.gov). Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs). Some features described are available only as optional equipment.

2008 KIA RONDO SPECS

ENGINE 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Type 4-cylinder, aluminum block & heads 6-cylinder, aluminum block & heads
Valve gear DOHC, four valves/cylinder DOHC, four valves/cylinder
Displacement 2,359 cc 2,656 cc
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.4:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 162 hp @ 5,800 rpm 182 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 164 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm 182 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 4-speed automatic, overdrive 5-speed automatic, overdrive

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 106.3 in.
Track (front/rear) 62.0 in./61.8 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 71.7 in.
Height 65 in. (67.7 in. w/roof rack)
Ground clearance 6.1 in.
Headroom (front/middle/rear) 41.6 in./40.2 in./35.1 in.
Legroom (front/middle/rear) 41.3 in./38.2 in./31.3 in.
Hip room (front/middle/rear) 54.6 in./53.9 in./40.3 in.
Passenger volume (5-seat) 107.8 cu. ft.
Cargo volume (behind 2nd row) 31.7 cu. ft. (5-seat)
(behind 3rd row) 6.5 cu. ft. (7-seat)

CURB WEIGHT 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
5-seat 3,333 lbs. 3,443 lbs.
7-seat 3,399 lbs. 3,511 lbs.

CAPACITIES LX and EX
Towing capacity 1,000 lbs. (see Owner’s Manual)

BODY AND CHASSIS
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive
Body type Steel unibody
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Independent, multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering Rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Turns, lock-to-lock
(16" wheels/17" wheels)
2.86/2.77
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb
(16" wheels/17" wheels)
35.4 ft./36.1 ft.

BRAKES
Type Hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum (ABS standard)
Front 11.0 in. vented discs
Rear 10.8 in. solid discs

TIRES LX EX
Tires P205/60R16 P225/50R17

EPA FUEL ECONOMY 2.4L I4 2.7L V6
Automatic transmission
(City / Highway MPG)
19/26 18/26
Fuel tank capacity
(gallons)
15.8 15.8

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