Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2003 review
Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
  • Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
  • Used Kia Magentis Saloon 2001 - 2003
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What's the used Kia Magentis saloon like?

It isn't a car for the style-conscious, but that's their loss because, for the money, the Magentis drives pretty well and is as practical as many dearer used saloons.

You're nicely cushioned from most lumps and bumps and the car feels composed in fast sweeping bends. Even quick changes of direction are executed tidily.

The engines are up to the job, too, especially on a steady high-speed cruise, where your only complaint will be the amount of wind noise around the mirrors and side windows.

However, it's not all good news, and the interior controls feel below-par in a cabin that has always looked dated. On the other hand, it's all well equipped, solidly screwed together and reasonably roomy. You can fit two adults comfortably in the back, although three may find it a bit of a squeeze. The boot is large and the rear bench splits and folds.