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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
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Equipment

3 out of 5 3.0
  • Two trims upon launch
  • Hardly any options

The Stonic’s trim structure is pretty simple – there’s the 2, which confusingly is the entry-level model for the UK market (other countries get a lower-spec 1), and the First Edition, which is the top of the range.

Standard Kia Stonic equipment

The Kia Stonic 2 gets:

Upgrading to the Kia Stonic First Edition also nets you:

  • Contrast-coloured roof option with corresponding interior trim
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Black cloth and false leather seat upholstery
  • Automatic air-con
  • LED rear lights
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-height boot floor

Kia Stonic: optional extras

As is usually the case with Kia cars, there aren’t many optional extras. The colour of paint is the main one – on First Edition cars you can have a contrasting-coloured roof too, whereas it’s black on the 2.

There are four interior colour packs to choose from too – Grey, Bronze, Orange and Green.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the .

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Safety

3 out of 5 3.0

There’s a barely acceptable amount of safety kit on the Kia Stonic, with more on offer as you move up to top-spec First Edition, but the 2 is expected to score just three stars from Euro NCAP. First Edition is likely to score one better.

Standard Kia Stonic safety kit

All Stonics get traction- and electronic stability-control systems and hill-descent control along with six airbags.

First Edition models get autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning (both options on 2 cars), driver fatigue detection, high-beam assist, blindspot detection and rear cross traffic alert.

Interior & boot space

3.6 out of 5 3.6

Because the boot isn’t as large as some rivals, the Stonic actually fares well when it comes to interior space. There’s ample room for four adults to travel in comfort (though the ride quality may suffer somewhat), while a 7.0-litre glovebox joins a 3.3-litre cubby hidden under the sliding armrest between the front seats.

The door pockets accommodate bottles of 1.5 litres in the front and 0.5 in the rear, while there’s a dedicated smartphone tray at the base of the centre console

Despite its bulging appearance, the Stonic is far smaller than the Sportage and as such should prove easy to park. We found the higher driving position helped to place the corners of the car, which helps a lot, but there aren’t any rear-view cameras, acoustic sensors or automatic parking systems on offer here. Rear parking sensors are standard though.

The Stonic’s boot isn’t the biggest in the class in outright capacity by quite some margin, but it’s still bigger than a Ford Focus’s. According to Kia it also boasts a class-leading opening width of 1,022mm, which helps when loading larger items.

A false floor adds functionality too, allowing for a flat boot from the loading lip with the rear seats up, or a flat surface from the higher lip step all the way to the back of the front seats when the seats are folded down.

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