Used Kia Stonic 2017 - present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Kia Stonic estate?

Aside from the usual checks for parking dents and dings and kerbed alloy wheels, there isn’t much to look out for. The interior is pretty tough, too, but uses lots of hard and scratchy plastics that might show scratches if it's been abused.

If you are looking at a Stonic that's less than 18 months old from an approved used Kia dealership, then make sure they top the warranty back up to the full seven years as part of the brand's approved used scheme.

The suite of driver assistance technology fitted to 3 models and above was improved in the latter half of 2018 to include lane keep assistance, so if you're after all the latest safety tech, you'll need to keep this in mind.

 

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What are the most common problems with a used Kia Stonic estate?

There aren't any major issues with the Stonic so far, but if anything untoward were to happen, it should be covered under the seven-year manufacturer's warranty.  

If you’re buying a diesel, make sure that the diesel particulate filter (DPF) light isn’t permanently on because, if it is, there might be a problem with a blocked filter or the sensor for it.

Is a used Kia Stonic estate reliable?

Kia as a brand achieved a highly impressive seventh-place result in our latest reliability survey, plus every Stonic comes with a seven-year manufacturer's warranty when new, so all examples will still have cover left.