Kia Stonic review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Interior

Kia Stonic 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front
  • Kia Stonic 2021 rear right tracking
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Stonic 2021 right panning
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front right static
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front cornering
  • Kia Stonic 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 rear lights detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia Stonic 2021 boot open
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front
  • Kia Stonic 2021 rear right tracking
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Stonic 2021 right panning
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front right static
  • Kia Stonic 2021 front cornering
  • Kia Stonic 2021 headlight detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 rear lights detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Kia Stonic 2021 interior front seats
  • Kia Stonic 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Kia Stonic’s driving position feels a little odd at first but you quickly get used to it. You sit low down with your legs stretched out, which feels natural in a small hatchback, but might disappoint SUV fans who prefer to be higher up.

Still, there’s no doubt that you’ll find a comfortable posture because there’s standard seat-height adjustment and plenty of in-and-out steering wheel adjustment to suit drivers of most sizes.

Kia Stonic 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The Stonic’s infotainment system is really rather good, and compares well with the ones in rival cars. For a start, you get a sharp 8.0in touchscreen display, plus there's a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring as standard.

That system allows you to connect your phone and use Google Maps and other apps on the infotainment screen. That's good news if you go for entry-level 2 trim because it doesn't have built-in sat nav.

The touchscreen is positioned high on the dashboard and is easy to see, with large icons that are simple to hit on the move. It’s responsive to commands, although the Seat Arona gives you menus that are easier to navigate.

Quality

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