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Kia Stonic

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Kia Stonic



Running costs and reliability

Kia Stonic rear

Given Kia’s reputation for reliability, and that now-expected seven-year warranty, owning a Stonic should be painless. Prices start at £16,295 for the most basic 1.4-litre petrol in ‘2’ trim, which isn’t too bad for a car with a standard seven-inch touchscreen and 17-inch wheels, and it undercuts the Nissan Juke, model-for-model, by a few hundred pounds.

Mind you, that’s pricier than the cheapest Renault Captur, which isn’t the most exciting car itself, but does at least come in its cheapest form with its best 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Kia hasn’t released a full UK price list as yet, but our First Edition 1.0 T-GDI test car will likely clock in at around the £18-19,000 mark. That looks, initially, reasonable, but there are devils in the detail, which we’ll come to in a moment.

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