Kia Stonic 1.0T GDi 99 2 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £20,760What Car? Target Price£19,426
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Kia Stonic handles tidily, is well equipped and gets a great warranty, but there are plenty of other areas where it doesn’t shine. Many other small SUVs offer more space in the rear seats and in the boot, and are more refined, too.

While this is the entry-level model, it still comes with plenty of equipment. That includes 16in alloys, power-folding door mirrors, automatic lights and wipers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, cruise control and rear parking sensors. It also includes an 8.0in infotainment screen with a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. You'll need to pay extra for automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance, though.

The 99bhp 1.0 T-GDi engine is a punchy performer, and the manual’s 0-60mph time of 10.7sec isn’t too far off that of the 10.4sec time you’ll get from the more powerful engine. There’s a fair amount of shove but it can struggle from low revs.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

352

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

122

g/km