Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Compact Stonic is easy to park
  • Fares well for passenger space
  • Boot isn’t the largest

How much space is there?

The Stonic actually offers a fair amount of space for passengers in its rear seats. There’s ample space for two six-foot adults to sit behind each other, with plenty of head, leg, and shoulder room. It’s not the widest of cabins, though, so sitting three abreast across the rear bench may be too tight a squeeze.

There’s also loads of adjustment in the front seats, making it easy for drivers of all sizes to get comfortable. Yet the Skoda Kamiq offers more space still – it’s by far the Stonic’s most practical rival.

Boot space and storage

The Stonic’s boot is cramped by the standards of the class. At just 352 litres it pales in comparison to the 456-litre Ford Puma or 400-litre Skoda Kamiq. In fact, in terms of outright capacity it’s bested by quite a few superminis.

It’s not all bad news, as the Stonic offers a really wide boot opening and a false floor to add functionality.

Interior stowage, meanwhile, is just about average. There’s a usefully-sized glovebox and a couple of cubbies in front of the gearlever, including a shelf that’s very useful for keeping your smartphone safe. The centre armrest storage is a bit cramped, though, and rear passengers don’t get anything beyond map pockets and dinky door bins.

Is it easy to park?

The Stonic’s bulging appearance means the corners aren’t all that visible from the driver’s seat, but it’s quite a small car, so there should be no trouble fitting it into most parking spaces. Rear parking sensors do come as standard, while GT-Line cars add a reversing camera. You’ll need GT-Line S for front sensors, though.

Safety

  • Tested in 2017
  • Five stars from Euro NCAP
  • All cars now get autonomous emergency braking

The Stonic was tested by Euro NCAP back in 2017 and scored three stars for the basic model or a full five stars for models equipped with additional safety kit. Since all cars now come with autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, the higher rating applies.

For more safety kit you’ll need to go right up to GT-Line S trim, which adds blind-spot monitoring and, on automatic models, adaptive cruise control.

Isofix points for securely mounting child seats are installed in both outer rear seats.

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
2 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Traction control

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
3 optional equipment
None available

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
4 optional equipment
None available

Connect equipment

Connect standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Connect optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control
First Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim

GT-Line equipment

GT-Line standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GT-Line optional equipment
None available

GT-Line S equipment

GT-Line S standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GT-Line S optional equipment
None available

Maxx equipment

Maxx standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control
Maxx optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Mixx equipment

Mixx standard equipment
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control
Mixx optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Kia Stonic SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 71%
Safety Assist: 59%

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.