This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Kia Magentis (06-10) review.

Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

SE is the safer, more secure bet with side airbags on top of the twin airbags of the LX. Not tested by Euro NCAP. Both models get alarm, immobiliser and window etching.

Boot is pretty big with a 60/40 split/folding rear seat for carrying longer loads. There is no hatchback or estate version available. Cupholders and a few boxes for small items.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Magentis (01-05).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Ice equipment

Ice standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Ice optional equipment
None available

L equipment

L standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
L optional equipment
None available

LE equipment

LE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
LE optional equipment
None available

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Remote locking
LX optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Side airbags

LX Sports equipment

LX Sports standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
LX Sports optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SE optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

SE Sports equipment

SE Sports standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SE Sports optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control