Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

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.

Kia Stonic 2017 rear 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.

Kia Stonic 2017 boot folded seats

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.

Standard safety kit

There’s a barely acceptable amount of safety kit on the Kia Stonic, with more on offer as you move up the specification ladder. Stonics fitted with the additional safety kit scored five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test programme, but those without only scored three when tested at the end of 2017.

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

Kia Stonic 2017 blind spot monitor

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.

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
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Traction control

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
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
2 optional equipment
  • CD

3 equipment

3 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav
3 optional equipment
None available

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
4 optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
First Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim

Maxx equipment

Maxx standard equipment
  • CD
Maxx optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Mixx equipment

Mixx standard equipment
  • CD
Mixx optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The Kia Stonic SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 85%
Child Occupant: 84%
Vulnerable Road Users: 62%
Safety Assist: 25%

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.