- Small SUV is relatively cheap to run
- Think carefully whether you need diesel
When it comes to fuel economy, the cheapest on paper is the 1.6-litre diesel with its claimed 67.3mpg. The petrol 1.4 returns 51.4mpg and the 1.0-litre 56.5mpg.
Insurance groups will range between 10 and 14 depending on specification.
Residual values haven’t been worked out yet at time of publication, so it’s difficult to comment on PCP rates, but it’s looking like the Kia Stonic’s running costs should be low enough to be competitive.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||116p||£942 - £1,034 *|
|Diesel||118p||£801 - £801 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Warranty||Standard Kia seven-year warranty|
|Road tax (12 months)||£140|
10 - 14
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
While the diesel has the lowest CO2 output on paper at 109g/km, the turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol is cleaner in every other respect, and there’s only 6g/km in it in CO2 terms too.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.6 CRDi Diesel||109 g/km (Min)||£140|
|1.4 Mpi Petrol||125 g/km (Max)||£140|
While it’s a new car, the Kia Stonic should prove a safe bet when it comes to reliability. The carmaker has forged an exemplary reputation for solidly built vehicles over recent years, and since this new model is based on the proven Rio platform with no new engines or gearboxes, all the indications are there that you can rely on your Stonic.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|