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2021 Kia Stonic
EXPERT RATING
7.5
/ 10
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2021 Kia Stonic Pricing and Specs

From
$21,490*

The Kia Stonic 2021 prices range from $21,490 for the basic trim level Wagon Stonic S to $29,990 for the top of the range Wagon Stonic GT Line (two-Tone).

The Kia Stonic 2021 is available in Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Wagon 1.4L 6 SP Manual to the Wagon 1.0L 7 SP Auto Dual Clutch.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Stonic 2021, Richard Berry gave it a rating of 8 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Wagon

Kia Stonic Models SPECS PRICE
GT Line 1.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $29,990
GT Line (two-Tone) 1.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $29,990
S 1.4LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $22,990
S 1.4LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $21,490
Sport 1.4LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $25,990
Sport 1.4LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $24,490

Kia Stonic 2021 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Are caps to stop petrol being used in diesel vehicles reliable?

    This is a real problem and many road service call-outs are, in fact, caused by this very problem. It’s vastly more common for petrol to be put into a diesel vehicle than the other way around, simply because a petrol bowser nozzle will fit into the diesel car’s filler neck, but not the other way around. But should you mistakenly put petrol into a modern, common-rail diesel engine, the entire fuel system needs to be cleaned as a result. And that’s the best-case scenario, because if you drive any distance with petrol in the system, repairs can top $10,000 in some cases.

    The devices you have listed usually work in the same way; they replace the car’s standard filler neck and act as a physical barrier to an unleaded petrol nozzle being inserted into the car. Unless the nozzle being presented is a diesel-sized nozzle, you won’t be able to put anything into the tank. Installed correctly, they should present no problems, but as with any part of a car’s fuel system, the installer needs to know what they’re doing. But they’re popular with fleet vehicles (which are driven by a variety of people who may or may not know the vehicle is diesel-powered) and families with a fleet that uses more than one type of fuel.

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  • Why did the engine in my 2012 Kia Sportage seize without warning?

    The Kia Sportage sold in the US certainly did have its share of problems. In some cases, the engine failures were traced to a faulty batch of engine bearings, in others, a leaking oil sump was blamed for allowing too much oil to escape, leading to oil starvation which destroyed the whole engine. Kia’s fix for the latter condition was to fit an oil-pressure warning light with a more proactive trigger-point.

    But it’s dangerous to assume that the same make and model sold in the USA (or anywhere else) will have the same problems as Australian delivered cars. Often, even though they share a brand and badge, the cars from different markets are built in different factories and use parts from different suppliers. Sometimes there are major mechanical changes to cope with local conditions and tastes which can lead to very different reliability outcomes.

    That said, however, the Theta engines used in local Kias have been problematic for some owners and catastrophic engine failures are part of those. You could talk with Kia Australia’s customer service division about financial assistance with the cost of repairs, but at nine years old – even with relatively low kilometres – there would be no guarantee of that happening. 

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  • Why does my 2017 Kia Sorento randomly lose power?

    It sounds like something electronic is randomly playing up and that’s causing the intermittent problem. Modern engines like these use a raft of sensors to keep the on-board computer informed of what’s going on and keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. If just one of those sensors stops working properly, all sorts of havoc can result.

    It’s a bit strange that the on-board diagnostics of the vehicle aren’t throwing up a relevant fault code when your mechanic interrogates the computer but, again, some of these modern electronic systems require some pretty specific software. Which means a trip to a Kia dealership might provide a more in-depth answer to what’s going on.

    The good news is that since 2014, Kias sold new in Australia have been covered by a seven-year warranty, so your Sorento is well and truly still under that factory cover. Which means it shouldn’t cost you anything to have the problem sorted out by Kia.

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