Kia Rondo
aka Kia Carens
Production 1999-present
Class Crossover MPV
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat MPV
Length 179 in
Width 71 in
Height 65 in
Wheelbase 106 in
Weight 3333 lb (5 seats, I4)
3399 lb (7 seats, I4)
3443 lb (5 seats, V6)
3511 lb (7 seats, V6)
Transmission 4-speed automatic (I4)
5-speed automatic (V6)
Engine 2.4 litre Inline-4
2.7 litre V6
Power I4:
162 hp @ 5800 rpm
164 lb-ft. @ 4250 rpm
182 hp @ 6000 rpm
182 lb-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

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Reliability[edit | edit source]

  • RECALL ALERT: On September 24, 2008, Kia issued a recall alert affecting 7,000 2008-'09 Rondo EX and LX equipped with the 2.4 litre four cylinder engine due to a fuel pump issue that could lead to fuel starvation and possible crash. Both Kia and the NHTSA urge owners take their cars to the nearest dealer or to call Kia at 800-333-4542. [1]

Safety[edit | edit source]

Safety features on the Rondo include:

  • Dual front advanced airbags
  • Dual front seat mounted airbags
  • Side Curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Four-wheel disc braks
  • Anti-lock brakes

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Exterior Colors

  • Black Cherry
  • Clear White
  • Fine Silver
  • Light Almond Beige
  • Urban Grey
  • Velvet Blue
  • Volcanic Red

Interior Colors

  • Beige
  • Grey

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File:Kia Carens.jpg

The Kia Carens.

The Kia Rondo has been marketed in Europe under a different name since 1999. Known in Europe as the Carens it took 7 years for Kia to bring their offering in the Compact MPV segment stateside. The Carens/Rondo is identified here instead as a crossover vehicle (A cross between a car, van, wagon whatever suits you).

In Australia, the Rondo came with a 2.0 litre engine. The Rondo7 comes with Electronic Stability Control, ABS brakes with EBD, 7 seats and CD player with iPod compatiblity and costs $24,990 AUD.

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Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2008 Drive Car Of The Year - best people mover

See Also[edit | edit source]


Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai | Kia

Current: Sedona · Sorento · Sportage · Rondo · Optima · Rio · Borrego · Forte · Forte Koup · Soul · Cadenza · Ray · K9

Current (Europe and Asia): Picanto · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Cerato · Venga · Magentis

Historic: Pride · Spectra · Amanti

Concept: KCV-III · KCD-I Slice · Sport · KCV4 Mojave · Soul Concept · Multi-S Crossover · KCD-II · Kue · Cee'd · Pro cee'd · Kia Rondo SX · Ex cee'd Cabrio · KND-4 4x4 · Kee Sports Coupe Concept · Eco cee'd Concept · SOUL Concepts · SOUL Burner Concept · SOUL Diva Concept · SOUL Searcher Concept · Koup Concept · Soul Hybrid Concept · Borrego Limited Concept · SOULster Concept · MPV Concept · №3 Concept · KND-5 Concept · Ray PHEV Concept · Venga EV Concept · POP EV Concept · Sportage Antenna "Work" Concept · Sportage Antenna "Play" Concept · Forte Koup Type R Concept · KV7 Concept

Racing: Forte Koup Grand-Am Koni Challenge

Kia Motors Europe · Doongpung Ywieda Kia · Kia Motors America · Asia Motors, Ltd · Dongfeng Yueda Kia Automobile Company

Kia Corporate website A subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Company

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