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Mazda MAZDA5, Kia Rondo, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Wagon
#840 of 859 Where are the '10 Rondos?
Apr 14, 2010 (10:50 am)
Did KIA even produce a 2010 Rondo? My local dealers all have only '09s. I have a Sedona minivan which is just too large for my current needs, so I've been looking at the M5 and the Rondo. I've been extremely pleased with the Sedona and would buy a new KIA again without hesitation, though I'm not nuts about the front end appearance of the Rondo - it looks like a Pixar car. <---- or like that icon. I find it funny that CR gave the Mazda5 the most points for large wagons, and yet the reliability rating they gave it is just average - and is worse than the Rondo's.
Apr 14, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Kia doesn't make a 2010 Rondo. They stopped and several have pointed to the 2011 Kia Sorento as a likely replacement for it.
#842 of 859 Re: Where are the '10 Rondos? [irritatrix]
Apr 14, 2010 (8:33 pm)
Yup, if you live in the US it seems that the '10 Rondo model never made it. Only Canadians got it for North America.
Brand new '09 Rondos are still for sale I believe, run while they last
#843 of 859 sorento vs Mazda 5 Cost
Apr 15, 2010 (8:50 am)
The Sorento can cost between $22-29K depending on options. That seems too high compared to a Mazda 5.
#844 of 859 Re: sorento vs Mazda 5 Cost [bobw3]
Apr 15, 2010 (9:53 am)
Apart from the cost, the Sorento is an SUV, completely different type of car IMO (I never looked at the Mazda CX-7 nor the Mazda CX-9 when comparing with the Mazda5 as an example)...
#845 of 859 Re: sorento vs Mazda 5 Cost [bobw3]
Apr 15, 2010 (3:02 pm)
can't see the comparison between the Sorento and a Mazda 5 (or even a Rondo), they are totally different vehicles, if you were comparing Mazda products to the Sorento, like coolmazda said you would compare the CX-7 and 9 and I would also add the Tribute.
#846 of 859 Re: sorento vs Mazda 5 Cost [bobw3]
Apr 15, 2010 (5:48 pm)
the only change was the wheels everything else is as it was in 2009
#847 of 859 2010 Rondo additions
Apr 15, 2010 (8:44 pm)
as well as a new design alloy wheels, they added the ECO-minder indicator, that's all I could find when I checked out a 2010 model at my local dealer. Still selling well for them, they ran out of 2009 models late last year.
#848 of 859 Re: sorento vs Mazda 5 Cost [conwelpic]
Apr 20, 2010 (7:16 am)
I guess I was looking at the basic size and interior dimensions, which are about the same between the sorento and mazda5. The label of "SUV" or "micro-minivan" doesn't mean too much too me...just what they're capable of doing.