Kia Stonic GT-Line Urban SUV Review

Is the KIA Stonic GT-Line great for Urban streets

Kia Stonic joins the already impressive SUV line up for KIA in Australia. Do we really need yet another small urban SUV like the Stonic, Stick around for a minute and we will find out. 

M21 Kia Stonic GT Line Exterior 1A purely urban based front wheel drive the Stonic comes with a plethora of safety features, class leading multi Bluetooth connectivity as well as having its ride and handling retuned for the Australian market.

M21 Kia Stonic GT Line engine

Top of the range is the GT Line comes with a 1.0L Turbo petrol engine that produces 74kW and 172Nm and drives the front wheels through a 7 speed DCT.

In addition it gets

  • Sport suspension tuning
  • 17-inch alloys,
  • Different body package,
  • MFR LED headlights,
  • two tone colour or sunroof,
  • cloth and artificial leather seats,
  • climate control air conditioning,
  • Privacy glass and electrochromic mirror.

M21 Kia Stonic GT Line features

Driving the Stonic around town, you can see why it will be popular, it’s comfortable with lots of standard features and adequate ride around our bumpy suburban streets.

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KIA has entered an ultra-competitive segment, the urban 2WD SUV with a competitive model, and the GT Line priced at $29,990 drive away is a good price.

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M21 Kia Stonic GT Line interior

What is good?

  • Economy
  • Looks stylish
  • AWD safety

What is not so good?

  • Overpriced
  • Tacky interior
  • C-HR is better and cheaper

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M21 Kia Stonic GT Line rear

Model   

Kia Stonic GT Line

Model Price $29,990 Driveaway
Engine 1.0l 3 Cyl Turbo
Drivetrain 7 Speed DCT FWD
Power 172kW @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm @ 1500-4000rpm
Safety TBA
CO2 Emissions 125 g/km
Economy ADR 5.4 L/100km
Tow Capacity 900 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 75 kg
Servicing 7 years Capped Price
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with Conditional 8Yr. roadside assist

 

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

79/100

Behind the Wheel 8
Comfort 8
Equipment 8
Performance 7
Ride and Handling 7
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Urban Appeal 8
Styling 8
Value for Money 8

 

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Overall Rating
  • 8/10
    Behind the Wheel - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Equipment - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Performance - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Ride and Handling - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Urban Appeal - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Styling - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
7.9/10

Summary

Driving the Stonic around town, you can see why it will be popular, it’s comfortable with lots of standard features and adequate ride around our bumpy suburban streets.

KIA has entered an ultra-competitive segment, the urban 2WD SUV with a competitive model, and the GT Line priced at $29,990 drive away is a good price.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.