Kia Rondo: A Minivan That Can

The Kia Rondo minivan is a great buy for large families on a budget

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Rebates, available V6 engine, seven-passenger capacity, excellent warranty

The Bad: Quality doubts, fuel economy could be better, scant luggage space behind third-row seats

The Bottom Line: A compact people-hauler for families on a tight budget

Up Front

I never thought I'd say this about a Kia (KIMTY), let alone a Kia minivan, but the 2008 Rondo is a terrific vehicle. It's a small minivan that's far roomier than a compact car and can seat up to seven, yet it gets decent (if not great) mileage and has five-star government crash test ratings. Even better, through Sept. 2, Kia is offering big cash discounts off the Rondo's already low list price.

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