22 August 2020 · Kia Vehicle Reviews

Meet the all-new Kia Stonic | Phil Gilbert Kia

The highly-anticipated Kia Stonic is finally here, but what does it have to offer?

Kia has a long-running reputation for producing SUV crossovers, but the Kia Stonic takes this to the next level. Sister models such as the Sportage and Sorento deliver practical driving capabilities, while the Stonic features a more sporty look — offering engines, performance and drive.

Read on to learn more about the features, specifications and benefits of the all-new Kia Stonic.

Road performance

Boasting a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, the Stonic starts up smoothly and quickly and is the perfect vehicle for city-dwellers who find themselves making shorter journeys. Equipped with a turbocharger that boosts its power to 118bhp, the engine is ideal for riding around town, but has no problem reaching appropriate speeds on the freeway.

Well controlled, but firm, the Stonic’s suspension performs well and wheels move steadily along the road, offering a smoother ride at all speeds compared to the competition. As one of the most agile SUVs on the market, it responds well to steering, even in bumpy conditions. When driving in stop-start traffic, the six-speed manual gearbox, positive clutch and progressive breaks make for effortless driving. 

Interior comfort

Solidly made, the Stonic offers a tidy control layout, well-placed central screen that’s easy to operate, and a bright and airy interior that offers a more comfortable ride for passengers in the front and the back.

Customisation offers a major appeal for the Stonic, with the choice of interior colours: green, orange, bronze and grey. Each includes trim highlights for interior surfaces and a sporty steering wheel. 

Safety features

This vehicle definitely isn’t lacking in safety features. Equipped with six airbags, ISOFIX points for rear seats and hill-start assistance, you and your family can feel secure riding around in this vehicle. 

Offering clear visibility to see what’s in front of you thanks to slim windscreen panels and rear parking sensors, with the option to upgrade to rear-view cameras, there are plenty of things that make this Kia a reliable one.


More practical than similar SUV crossovers, the Stonic supports a larger boot and interior. With plenty of storage nooks situated around the interior, including shopping bag hooks, door packers, double cup-holders and a seven-litre glovebox, this car offers a practical solution for growing Sydney families. 

Offering 352-litres of boot space, the wide opening makes it easier to fit in awkward items. A two-step floor also opens up for hidden storage under the boot. With a folding standard that opens up nearly 1,155 litres of capacity, you can easily fill your boot with oversized cargo.

Meet the All-New Kia Stonic

Coming soon, if you’re interested in getting in first for the Kia Stonic, get in touch with the team at Phil Gilbert Kia. Located in Croydon and Lidcombe, our team can work with you every step of the way from ensuring your Stonic has all the features you want to choosing a finance solution

For more information call our Kia dealership on 9735 8400 or register your interest here.