Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Magentis scored a reasonable four stars in official Euro NCAP crash tests, but many similar sized family cars like the Renault Laguna, Citroen C5 and Toyota Avensis achieved the maximum five star rating. There's a good level of safety kit though, including front, side and curtain airbags and active head restraints to reduce whiplash injuries. There are also Isofix child seat mounts in the back.

The Magentis has a decent boot with 452 litres of space - that's bigger, for example, than a Peugeot 407, but smaller than saloon versions of the Ford Mondeo or Mazda6, both of which offer at least 500 litres. The Kia suffers as it's not a hatchback and there's no estate version available either, so buyers after practicality will have to look elsewhere - Kia's own Ceed SW is a good place to start.

Up front there are a few useful storage areas but nothing exceptionally practical.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Magentis (06-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

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

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

GS equipment

GS standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
GS optional equipment
None available

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
LS optional equipment
  • Cruise control

TR equipment

TR standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
TR optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Kia Magentis (06-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.