2007 Kia Rondo Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Kia Rondo - Road Test Specs

2007 Kia Rondo Wagon

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
StyleEX 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$20,795
As-tested MSRP$22,495


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2656cc (162 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)182 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)182 @ 4,000
Transmission type5-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs, and integrated stabilizer bar
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelEnergy MXV4 S8
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP225/50R17 93V
Tire size, rearP225/50R17 93V
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph (sec.)13.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.8 @ 82.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.6
@ Full throttle (dB)71
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrake torqued to about 2,500 rpm produced the best launch. The transmission upshifts at redline even in manual mode. Those upshifts are smooth and don't flare at all. Does this engine have variable valve timing? I think I detected a little more urgency in the upper revs.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsReally decent, linear pedal feel and admirable stopping power. No bucking or swerving at all and average stopping distances.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsWith ESC off, understeer creeps in subtly, but resolutely on the skid pad. Yet the Rondo remains reasonably flat and poised at the limit of tire grip. In the slalom test, the limiting element is the tires which give up before the chassis does. Steering is a little light but still sporty-accurate.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)53
Wind (mph, direction)3.4

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 City/27 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,443 (3,709 as tested)
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,709
Length (in.)179
Width (in.)71.7
Height (in.)67.7
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)62.0
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.2
Headroom, front (in.)41.6
Headroom, rear (in.)40.2
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)6.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)31.7


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear4 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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