We got the car thinking it would be great as we got the model with the third row for our Grandchildren. It worked great as they are all under 80 pounds. However it would never work for an adult. The problem is that the car is falling apart. Three or four weeks into having the car the roof rail fell off. Don't know where, it was just was gone when we got home. Now another problem is happening. The emergency brake is not working. I'm hoping that it is under warranty, but since it is a brake I am not sure. The power is pretty good for a four cylinder, the gas mileage is just so so. The gas cap door doesn't shut well unless you really push it well. Ether that or this car is really a target for gas stealing.
LOVE THIS CAR MY WIFE AND MYSELF WAS IN A HIT AND RUN WRECK.THE FRONT END OF OUR RANDO WAS SMASHED IN BAD WINDSHIELD TO FRONT BUMBER CAVED IN.WE HAD OUR SEAT BELTS ON AND NEVER GOT A SCRATCH.THIS KIA HAS THE UNIBODY BUILD IF IT HAD BEEN ANY OTHER AMERICAN CAR WE WOULD PROBABLY BEEN HURT BAD OR EVEN KILLED.LIBERTY MUTIAL OFERED TO TOTAL MY CAR BUT I HAD IT REPAIRED LOOK,S BRAND NEW BODY SHOP DID A GREAT JOB FIXING THIS CAR.ALL THE PART,S COME FROM CANADA BRAND NEW FRONT CLIP.COULD NOT FIND PARTS IN USA WILL KEEP THIS CAR TILL WHEEL,S LOCK UP.WOULD RECOMEND THIS RANDO TO ANY ONE. THANK,S RICK
My Kia Rondo has the 3rd row seating which I love. I have 6 grandchildren so now if I want to take them somewhere, I can do it. And when I don't need the space for them, I can fold the 3rd row down for extra cargo space. The gas mileage is excellent, it fits in my garage just like my 4 door Honda Accord did and the ride is smooth. What's pleasantly surprising is the head and leg room. The car looks small from the outside but the head and leg room is awesome! I even rode in the 3rd row seat myself and it was perfectly comfortable for an adult. Although I would say it is best suited for children. Overall, I did my homework and I'm extremely satisfied with the Kia Rondo LX. It is a great bang for your buck.