Big enuf for 6'1''driver, lots of comfort (door post not in way to get in, driver seat pumps up, lots of head/leg room, back seats have real room, fast AC), small enuf to park downtown (no longer than my old camry), easy to drive (enuf power with 6 cyl to merge/scoot, tighter turning radius than camry), room to haul lots of stuff in back with easy fold down seats. No digital control screen (could care less). Plugs in - yup, front & back. Looks like every other crossover - Lexus, Rav,etc but no head turner. Negs? Listed as a station wagon (ignor that, its a crossover and sits up higher than sedans), roof rack but no crossbars, gas mileage normal 22/28 but wish it were better, no cargo bay liner, floor matts cheap and ill fitting, no window tinting.
All of which is easy to live with/fix. Overall, a best price car in its category. Yea Kia!
Great family car
2008 Kia RondoCameron - Greensboro, NC10/07/2014
I brought this car for my wife. She needed a reliable vehicle since she is a stay at home mom to our young son. This car is easy to handle, and has airbags all around the car's interior. Which is a plus when driving with a small child in the car. This car also has enough space for a growing family.
Kia Rondo +++
2008 Kia RondoSchoolbus Driver - Orange County , CA04/23/2011
The Rondo isn't being made anymore, and I can only wonder why. It is a very perky little SUV a bit smaller than the Sonoma but still quite roomy. I have the six cylinder and it easily keeps up with freeway speeds (more actually :) ) and moves even while climbing steep grades. The visibility is exceptional, you can easily see everything around you. It is a bit noisy on the road so it is difficult to hear music unless it is turned louder than I would wish, but I like the car on the whole, and I hear it has a great safety rating.