The new 2018 Stonic is a compact crossover from Kia. It belongs to the category of cars that tend more towards the looks and style aspect over being a vehicle of substance with a more expensive price tag than all those base models of this class. But the price is not for being good in utility, but only for scaling up the level in the metrics of cosmetic value.
When we visited the Temecula Kia dealer, the first glance we got of the 2018 Kia Stonic caught our attention at once with its spoiler-capped rear window that was raked quite dramatically, and the three-dimensional LED rear combination lamps that was dazzling like jewels. The Stonic is based on a feature-rich platform caged within a strong and safe frame that is surprisingly lightweight even after consisting a high-strength steel of 51 percent. The fenders and the bumper look muscular, while lot of airflow entering the skid plate gives it the required strength and practicality, that finally makes it a utility car.
Interior Looks and Cargo Space
The 2018 Kia Stonic has a cleanly sculpted contour that has a soothing effect for the eye. The steering wheel gets the perfect shape and mounting angle that stays clear of the legs while the shift knob and other important controls are logically placed according to their frequency of usage. All this is purposely done to help the driver focus more on the road rather than getting distracted.
The spacious interior provides an unexpectedly good cargo flexibility that keeps all your belongings in an accessible distance. The body of Kia Stonic exhibits a neat packaging that can afford a class-leading shoulder room while the cargo storage in the trunk is 12.4 of cubic feet.
In the cabin of the 2018 Kia Stonic, there is a clean, uncluttered instrument console with plenty of options for custom usage. The tech features in Kia Stonic has added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration while a chic touchscreen-based infotainment system is on board in every Stonic trim.
The engine options in the 2018 Kia Stonic includes a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine that spools up fast and glides on smooth. The fuel efficiency of this powertrain is diesel-like with an impressive emission figure. The other one is the 1.4-litre petrol engine matches better with the powerful stance of the Stonic according to many.
As gathered from the Temecula Kia dealer, to make all the rides safe in the 2018 Kia Stonic, there are options made available for the buyers to get them, like an electronic driver aid like an adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, blind spot warning, collision warning, lane departure warning and a rear cross traffic warning.
So finally we can certainly say, that the 2018 Kia Stonic is one such small crossovers that combines a fun drive with a kind of performance that is better than its segment. Whether you drive it around the city roads or on highways, it feels right from almost every angle.