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2009 Kia Rondo Trims

Base

Avg. Price: $10,081

Now in its third year of production, the Kia Rondo Base compact minivan receives a boost in power for 2009 and a minor interior update. The Rondo Base's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine now produces 175 hp, an increase of 13 hp over the previous year's powerplant. The four-cylinder engine manages 164 lb-ft of torque and links to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The EPA estimates fuel economy for the engine at 20/27 mpg. Four-wheel antilock brakes and Kia's Electronic Stability Control system come standard on the Rondo Base, along with six standard airbags, including front seat-mounted side and full-length side-curtain airbags.

Inside, the '09 Kia Rondo Base seats five passengers in two rows. New interior features for 2009 include Sirius satellite radio, as well as an auxiliary input jack and a USB port, which now come standard with the Rondo Base's six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. Other standard features for the 2009 Rondo Base include cloth seats, air conditioning, and power door locks and windows. Outside, standard features include a black front grille and roof rails. The front-wheel-drive Rondo Base rides on 16-inch steel wheels.

EX

Avg. Price: $11,392

The 2009 Kia Rondo EX receives a few new standard features for 2009, as well as a boost in power. It seats up to seven passengers in three rows, including a 50/50-split, fold-flat rear seat. For 2009, Kia adds Sirius satellite radio, an auxiliary input jack, and a USB port to the Rondo EX's six-speaker AM/FM audio system, which also includes a CD player. The Rondo EX offers passengers a touch of luxury, thanks to its leather upholstery, heated front seats, and leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and shift knob. Other standard features for the '09 Kia Rondo EX include air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and power door locks and windows. Options include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof and an eight-speaker Infinity AM/FM audio system with a 6-CD changer and a subwoofer.

The Rondo EX's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 175 hp for 2009, a boost of 13 hp over the previous year's powerplant. The engine generates 164 lb-ft of torque and links to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The EPA estimates fuel economy numbers for the four-cylinder at 20/27 mpg. Four-wheel antilock brakes and Kia's Electronic Stability Control system come standard. Outside, the Rondo EX includes such features as a chrome front grille, front foglights, power heated exterior mirrors, and roof rails. The front-wheel-drive Rondo EX rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

EX V6

Avg. Price: $11,356

As the top-of-the-line Rondo available for 2009, the Kia Rondo EX V6 comes well-equipped with a wide range of standard features. It also receives a few new standard features for 2009, as well as a slight boost in power. The Rondo EX V6 seats up to seven passengers in three rows, which include a 50/50-split, fold-flat third row. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel are among the EX V6's upscale amenities. Other standard features for 2009 include air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and power windows and door locks. Kia adds Sirius satellite radio, a USB port, and an auxiliary input jack to the Rondo EX V6's standard AM/FM/CD audio system for 2009. Owners can opt for such available features as a power tilt-and-slide sunroof and an eight-speaker Infinity AM/FM audio system with a 6-CD changer and a subwoofer.

The Rondo EX V6 receives a slight boost in power for 2009. Its 2.7-liter V6 engine now produces 192 hp, an increase of 10 hp over the previous year's engine. The V6 generates 184 lb-ft of torque and mates to a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The V6 posts fuel economy numbers of 18/26 mpg, according to EPA estimates. Antilock brakes and Kia's Electronic Stability Control system come standard for 2009. The Kia Rondo EX V6 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

LX

Avg. Price: $10,044

The 2009 Kia Rondo LX compact minivan comes equipped almost identically to the Rondo Base trim. However, the LX offers a few additional standard features, as well as a number of optional features not available on the Base. Cruise control and remote keyless entry both come standard on the Rondo LX but not on the Base trim. In addition, owners can add heated front seats and a fold-flat third-row seat, which are available as options on the LX. With the optional third-row seat, the LX can seat up to seven passengers. However, these options aren't available on the Rondo Base trim. Other standard features for the '09 Rondo LX include cloth seats, air conditioning, and power door locks and windows. In addition, the Rondo LX's six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system adds Sirius satellite radio, an auxiliary input jack, and a USB port as new standard features for '09. Six airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags, also come standard.

The Rondo LX's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine receives a slight boost in power for 2009. It now produces 175 hp, an increase of 13 hp over the previous year's powerplant. The four-cylinder engine generates 164 lb-ft of torque and links to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It posts fuel economy numbers of 20/27 mpg. Four-wheel antilock brakes and Kia's Electronic Stability Control system are both included on the standard equipment list. Outside, standard features for the Rondo LX include a black front grille and roof rails. The front-wheel-drive Rondo LX rides on 16-inch wheels.

LX V6

Avg. Price: $11,469

The 2009 Kia Rondo LX V6 compact minivan offers a boost in power and a few new standard features for 2009. Although the LX V6's 2.7-liter V6 engine essentially carries over from the previous year, it now produces 192 hp, an increase of 10 hp over the previous year's engine. The V6 develops 184 lb-ft of torque and links to a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The V6 posts fuel economy numbers of 18/26 mpg, according to EPA estimates. Standard performance- and safety-related features include antilock brakes and Kia's Electronic Stability Control program, as well as six standard airbags.

Inside, the Rondo LX V6 receives a few new standard features, including Sirius satellite radio, an auxiliary input jack, and a USB port, which are now included with the six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. Cloth seats, air conditioning, keyless entry, and power door locks and windows are among the Rondo LX V6's other standard features. Options include heated front seats and cruise control. The LX V6 seats five passengers in two rows, although owners can add an available fold-flat third-row seat, which expands seating capacity to seven. Outside, standard features include a black front grille and roof rails. The front-wheel-drive Rondo LX V6 rides on 16-inch steel wheels.