Kia Rondo Reliability

Korean automotive manufacturer Kia Corporation, widely known as Kia, operates from its home base in Seoul, South Korea. In 2019, it sold over 2.8 million vehicles, making it the country’s second-largest automobile manufacturer after Hyundai Motor Company. Since 2008, the Kia Rondo has been available in Australia as a small people mover-slash-hatchback, but until the second generation was released in 2013, it had a four-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed automatic currently is available in all variants of the Rondo.


Base models come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 145 horsepower. Buyers upgrading to the LX or EX trim can choose between that engine or the more powerful 2.7-liter V6. Available as a five or optional seven-passenger vehicle with either a standard 175 hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine or an optional 192 hp 2.7-liter V6 engine in two trim levels. In Australia, it is only available as a seven-passenger vehicle with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a choice of an automatic or manual transmission, depending on trim level. The V6 was Kia’s last engine to use a timing belt instead of a timing chain.


Kia owners have reported 75 complaints over nine model years about the Rondo. According to the PageRank system, it is ranked 11th in reliability among 21 Kia models, with engine and steering problems getting the most attention.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has undertaken 0 recalls, 0 investigations into reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints against this vehicle.

Resale value

A 2010 Kia Rondo is expected to depreciate by approximately 9% in five years. This would mean that it will be worth $389 less than its current price of around $4,325 in five years.

Maintenance and Repair

To maintain and repair a Kia Rondo, the average cost is $275, but the price can range from $95 to $2002.


Is Kia Rondo a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The Kia Rondo is a Front Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the Kia Rondo?    

The Kia Rondo is a car with 7 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Midsize Station Wagons    

What is the horsepower in a Kia Rondo and does it have a turbo?    

The Kia Rondo has 175 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque. 

How much ground clearance does the Kia Rondo have?    

6.1 inches ( 15,49 cm )    

What type of wheels does it have?    

Kia Rondo has 16 x 6.5 inch Steel Front Wheels and 16 x 6.5 inch Steel Rear Wheels.

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Is there a Kia Rondo 2022?

It is probably a Kia Carens that people are talking about, if they mention a Kia Rondo 2022. 

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