BASE PRICE RANGE: $18,300-$23,200*
WHAT'S NEW: Falling somewhere in function between a minivan and a small SUV, the Rondo is still offered with I-4 and V-6 engines, and LX and EX trim levels. The side mirrors now have integrated turn-signal indicators, and there are new wheel designs for 2010. An EcoMinder indicator is standard and a rear backup camera and trip computer are new options.
BEST BUY: Opting for the third row and the V-6 will provide efficient power and the ability to carry seven people at a bargain price.
SUM UP: bargain people-mover.
| 2010 Kia Rondo |
| Base engine || 2.4L/167-175-hp DOHC I-4 |
| Optional engine || 2.7L/192-hp DOHC V-6 |
| Drivetrain || Front engine, FWD, 4A/5A |
| 0-60 mph || 8.7-9.7 sec* |
| Seats/foldaway || 5-7/3rd row |
| EPA city/hwy fuel econ || 18-20/26-27 mpg |
| Basic warranty || 5 yrs/60,000 miles |
| Safety || ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6 |
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