'Wagon' Size Comparison - 2007 Kia Rondo Long-Term Road Test

2007 Kia Rondo Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Kia Rondo: 'Wagon' Size Comparison

October 23, 2007

Kia Rondo with Mazda 3

Forgive the craptacular photo, but when coming down to my parking garage last week, I was struck by how jumbo our Kia Rondo looked next to a Mazda 3 5-door. According to Edmunds' vehicle classification, both of these are wagons, yet obviously, they couldn't be more different. The Rondo's shape sort of looks like someone stuck an air hose into the 3 and inflated it to bulbous proportions. I like the idea of mini minivans like the Rondo, but I think the Mazda 5 and other small MPVs from Europe (Ford S-Max, Opel/Vauxhall Vafira,Renault Grand Scenic) are much better realizations.

James Riswick, Associate Editor @ 2,303 miles

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