Although classified by the EPA as a wagon, Kia is clearly aiming at the new crossover market with the Rondo. The car can hold a lot of passengers or cargo, although it doesn't have the tech amenities offered in other crossovers. Read full review
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Kia borrows some design ideas from Subaru for the front of this car, with its tightly defined grille bookended by headlight casings. Read full review
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From the side, the shape of the Rondo reminds us of a duck, with the low hood butting up against the high-roofline body. Read full review
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The large windows on the Rondo are a nice feature, allowing good visibility all the way around. Read full review
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The Rondo isn't any longer than a compact sedan, but its optional third row allows seating for six, comfortably. The third-row seats can also be folded down to create a fairly large cargo area. Read full review
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The cabin of the Rondo feels well built, but large areas of hard plastic covering the dashboard don't suggest luxury. Read full review
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The optional Infinity stereo system includes a six-disc changer but no satellite radio capability or auxiliary inputs. Read full review
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The car's 10-speaker stereo system includes a centerfill speaker on the dashboard and a subwoofer in the cargo area. Read full review
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The doors hold tweeters and midrange speakers. The triangle window in the A pillar is an interesting architectural detail. Read full review
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Although the steering feels responsive in the Rondo, the car's high center-of-gravity gives it a teetering feel in corners. Read full review
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The five-speed automatic, included in the V-6 version, has a manual-gear-selection mode. Read full review
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Besides the Infinity stereo, the other bright spot on this car is its engine. The 2.7-liter V-6 gives the car plenty of power. Read full review
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