2007 Kia Rondo Long-Term Road Test


2007 Kia Rondo: Great storage nooks

November 13, 2007

The 2007 Kia Rondo is designed to be practical. Not glamorous, not fun, but practical. For a family wagon, an abundance of storage nooks is an important part of the practicality equation. The Rondo comes out with top marks in this area.

The car's interior was designed to make maximum use of every available square inch of space, and there's a bin or a nook everywhere you look.

Above, the photo to the left shows a nook by the steering wheel that would be great for sunglasses. The shot to the right shows a bin that resides above the glove compartment, which was a good home for my ancient cell phone.

Below, the pic to the left shows that the cupholders between the driver and front passenger seat are preceded by a couple of additional nooks. And right behind those cupholders is a really deep bin than can swallow all sorts of cargo.

These bins and nooks feel sturdily constructed, not flimsy and insubstantial like you'll find in some models in this price range. What's more, they're rubber- or felt-lined, which gives the wagon an upscale feel.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 3,110 miles

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