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KIA STONIC ESTATE

1.0T GDi 99 2 5dr DCT

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1.0T GDi 99 2 5dr DCT KIA STONIC ESTATE
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Key Information

Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Top Speed
Top Speed 109mph
Emissions
Co2 125.00g/km
Stopwatch
0 - 62mph 11.70s
Engine Size
Engine Size 1.0litres

Data provided by CAP-HPI database - Ref# 95015

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

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Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Driver Convenience

  • 4.2" supervision colour cluster display
  • 8" Touchscreen display with DAB radio
  • Android auto with voice control
  • Apple car play with voice control
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Drive mode selector
  • Electric power steering
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • External temperature display
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian/Cyclist
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Lane keeping assist system (LKAS), Driver attention warning (DAW) and High beam assist (HBA)
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • Audio system with 6 speakers
  • Bluetooth with music streaming
  • Front USB port
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel mounted controls

Exterior Features

  • Aero blade type windshield wipers
  • All round electric windows with drivers auto up/down function
  • Automatic headlights control
  • Bi-function projection headlights with static bending
  • Black side sill, door garnish and wheel arch trims
  • Black/body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured door mirrors with matt black lower housing
  • Body coloured exterior door handles
  • Body coloured rear spoiler with high mounted braking light
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with LED indicators
  • Front and rear silver skid plates
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight levelling device
  • Heated rear window
  • High gloss black and satin radiator grille
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED position light
  • Rear combination lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Roof rails
  • Speed variable front wipers
  • Tinted glass
  • Welcome and follow-me home light functionality
  • Windscreen Washer Level Warning

Interior Features

  • 12V power point front
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Air filter
  • All-round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre armrest storage box
  • Centre console with cupholders
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Dash illumination dimmer switch
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Front and centre cabin lights
  • Front and rear door map pockets with bottle holder
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox illumination
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings outer rear seats
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Luggage net hooks
  • Overhead console lamp
  • Overhead console with sunglasses cases
  • Passenger front seatback pockets
  • Silver interior door handles
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirror illumination (Driver and front passenger)
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Safety

  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • All round 3-point seatbelts
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
  • Rear seat Occupancy alert
  • Seatbelt reminder warning
  • Twin Curtain Airbags
  • Twin front airbags
  • Twin front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm system
  • Door deadlocks
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking with fold away key
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Visible vehicle identification number

Technical

  • Intelligent Stop and Go

Wheels

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.145
  • HC
    0.024
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.027
  • Particles
    0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    131
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    120

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    998
  • Compression Ratio
    10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    84
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    4.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    57.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    40.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    55.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    99
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    T-GDi
  • Coin Series
    2
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    8E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    5
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    85
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    62
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    25
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    99
  • Engine Power - KW
    74
  • Engine Power - RPM
    6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    127
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    17.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    172
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    109

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1485
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1520
  • Length
    4140
  • Wheelbase
    2580
  • Width
    1760
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    45
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1680
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1155
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    352
  • Max. Loading Weight
    450
  • Max. Roof Load
    70
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    900
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1230
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4

KIA STONIC 1.0T GDi 99 2 5dr DCT

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    6
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    8
  • Styling
    8
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    6
  • Equipment
    8
  • Economy
    7
  • Depreciation
    6
  • Insurance
    6

The Kia Stonic 'B'-segment small SUV will be at its most popular in 1.0 T-GDI petrol turbo guise. Jonathan Crouch looks at the 118bhp 48V mild hybrid version.

Background

In recent years, Kia has become a very significant player on the market for compact crossover SUVs. But the company's never really had a product of this sort to directly target the smallest section of this segment. That's the brief assigned to this Stonic model and, on paper at least, it seems to be almost everything you might want a car of this kind to be. The name's interesting isn't it? (apparently a combination of the words 'speedy' and 'tonic'). A little surprisingly, this car doesn't share those same underpinnings with sister company Hyundai's rival Kona model, though the two manufacturers do use the same engineware, most notably in this case the 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol unit which Kia now insists that Stonic folk should choose. These people will be buying into a car that gives Kia one of the widest crossover SUV product selections available from any current brand.

Driving Experience

This Stonic is 70mm taller than the Rio model it's based upon and to compensate, has lengthened springs and dampers. At the wheel, you don't get a particularly commanding driving position but what is on offer, rather surprisingly, is a slightly sharper driving experience than is available in the Rio. That's down to a standard torque vectoring system that gives you extra traction at speed through tight corners. Plus there's a stiff body shell and fairly firm suspension that acquaints you with small bumps and tarmac tears a little more keenly than is the case with some rivals. It's nothing you couldn't live with though and suspension smoothness improves the faster you go. Thanks to this and very reasonable levels of refinement, the Stonic is a surprisingly able partner for longer trips. Engine-wise, there's a two-way choice. Many buyers will opt for the 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo petrol powerplant in conventional 99bhp form, available with either manual or 7-speed DCT auto transmission. The alternative is the gutsier 118bhp version of this same engine, which has been paired with the brand's latest 48-volt mild hybrid tech. Again, there are manual or auto options. Across the range, predictably, there's no 4WD system or traction-enhancing set-up on offer, but a 42mm ride height increase that this model enjoys over its Rio supermini donor design suggests that reasonable progress could be made in slippery car parks or on light field tracks if you were to equip this car with a decent set of Winter tyres.

Design and Build

This improved Stonic looks much the same as before, the only change being the addition of re-styled full-LED headlights. This design has aged well and incorporates several of the brand's key recognisable signature design elements, such as the 'tiger-nose' grille. Styled in Europe, in collaboration with Kia's Korean design studio, the body aims to blend sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces. The brand knows that individuality is important to many customers in the B-SUV segment and the Stonic's 'Targa'-style roof enables buyers to choose a two-tone paint finish. The idea has been to distance this Crossover from the Rio hatchback on which it's based. Hence also the sharp creases and kinks near the door sills and the way that the window line kinks upwards too. Rugged-looking black plastic cladding runs in a ring around the bottom edge of the car and around the wheel arches, plus there are brushed metal skidplates front and rear. Inside, it's all much more Rio-like. The fascia is basically the same as is the switchgear, though Kia has tried o disguise this with a range of customisable colour schemes. The key changes in the cabin include the addition of a larger 8-inch centre-dash touchscreen and a higher-resolution 4.2-inch digital display in the instrument cluster. Space inside is slightly better than you'd expect from a car of this class, with decent leg and headroom, plus class-leading shoulder room. In the back, a two-step floor allows owners to expand or shrink the 352-litre boot to suit their needs.

Market and Model

So, what will it cost to buy a Stonic and what will you get for the money? Well, let's see. Many buyers choose this car with Kia's popular mid-level '2'-spec trim, which features the 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp engine, list pricing for which starts from just under £19,000 (or £1,000 more with 7DCT auto transmission). The other trim levels - 'GT-Line', 'Connect' and 'GT-Line S' - all use the upgraded 118bhp version of this same powerplant, which gets the brand's latest 48-volt mild hybrid tech. Again, there's an auto option for an extra £1,000. If you're wondering how much extra it costs to trade up from the Kia Rio supermini this car is based upon, well, where direct comparisons between the two models can be made, the premium to move up to this little SUV is between £1,500 to £2,000. Kia claims that the Stonc is an intrinsically very safe car thanks to a strong lightweight platform and bodyshell, 51% of which is fashioned from Advanced High Strength Steel. Thanks to a clever fusion camera system, a wide range of camera-driven safety features are available and buyers can choose from a selection of Kia's 'DRiVE WISE' 'ADAS' 'Advanced Driver Assistance Systems'. These technologies include 'Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition and Forward Collision Alert', plus there's also 'Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert', a 'Lane Departure Warning System', 'High Beam Assist' and 'Driver Attention Warning' to further satisfy the safety needs of customers.

Cost of Ownership

One thing that designers of B-segment SUVs have lately got very good at is restricting the size of the weight penalty that would ordinarily be a major drawback of a car of this kind. With this 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo petrol-powered Stonic model, the weight increase over an equivalent version of the Rio supermini it's based upon can be as little as 25kgs. It's no surprise then, to find that that the running costs of this little SUV are only around 8% down on the fuel and CO2 returns of its more conventional showroom stablemate. Specifically, that means a 1.0-litre T-GDI 99bhp manual derivative can return 49.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and manage 129g/km of CO2. It wasn't very long ago that you'd have needed a diesel to get figures like these in a small SUV. For the 118bhp 48v mild hybrid version of this engine, the figures are 50.4mpg and 127g/km. As with all Kias, the Stonic is covered by a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty that's longer than any other car in the same class. Servicing should be affordable and the various pre-paid servicing packages you can buy will further help manage costs in this regard, with 'Care-3' or 'Care-3 Plus' packages offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for either three or five years. Should you sell the car in this period, the remaining scheduled maintenance allocation can be passed on to the next owner.

Summary

Here's yet another Kia that should change the way you think about this ambitious Korean brand. Not only is it well built and decent value but it also manages to be cute and characterful in a way that potential buyers will like. Plus the mild hybrid tech keeps running costs affordable. All of which is just as well, because it faces a growing army of increasingly accomplished rivals also targeted at buyers in the small SUV segment. True to its name, this car sets out to offer a 'speedy tonic' to Juke and Captur-class models of that sort - a more complete little Crossover than you might have expected this kind of money would buy you. Kia dealers would surely love to have had this car years ago. But they must be pretty pleased they've got it now.

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