Running Costs

One thing that never changes at Kia is the focus on keeping operating costs to a minimum. Fuel efficiency, repairability and ease of maintenance are at the heart of everything the company does, and it is all backed up by the best after-sales care in the business – a seven-year or 100,000-mile no-quibble warranty on all but routine wear and tear items, transferable to subsequent owners if the car is sold before the age or mileage limit has been reached.

With highly efficient engines, Stonic keeps fuel bills and taxation costs low for both private and fleet owners, while the tough body has been designed with ease of repair in mind to minimise insurance costs. Servicing costs are also low and helped by the Care 3 and Care 3 Plus packages for retail customers.

Fuel consumption (mpg) and CO2 (g/km)

Model
Comb. mpg
CO2 g/km
'2' 1.4 MPi 98bhp 6-speed manual ISG
51.4
125
'2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
56.5
115
'2' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
67.3
109
'First Edition' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
56.5
115
'First Edition' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
67.3
109

Benefit-in-kind taxation rates and VED Band (2017-18)

Model
Tax rate
VED first year/thereafter
'2' 1.4 MPi 98bhp 6-speed manual ISG
24%
£160/£140
'2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
22%
£160/£140
'2' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
23%
£140/£140
'First Edition' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
22%
£160/£140
'First Edition' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
23%
£140/£140

Insurance groups

Model
'2' 1.4 MPi 98bhp 6-speed manual ISG
10
'2' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
14
'2' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
14
'First Edition' 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 6-speed manual ISG
12
'First Edition' 1.6 CRDi 108bhp 6-speed manual ISG
12

Servicing

10,000 miles or every 12 months (petrol)

20,000 miles or every 12 months (diesel)

Care-3 and Care-3 Plus – Kia’s service packages for retail customers – are available and offer fixed-cost and inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years. All work is carried out by trained technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. Both packages cover the car, not the owner, so are transferable should the vehicle be sold.  If a vehicle with a Care-3 package is sold on then the next owner may upgrade to the five-year service package.  The cost of the first MoT test can also be included.

Warranty and support

Kia set a new benchmark in 2007 when it launched the cee'd with an industry-best seven-year warranty.  That demonstration of faith in the quality and reliability of Kia products has subsequently been extended to every model.

A major benefit is that it is transferable to subsequent owners at no charge as long as the seven-year time limit has not been reached and the mileage is below 100,000.

The mechanical warranty is supported by a 12-year anti-perforation warranty and a five-year paint warranty plus one-year Europe-wide roadside assistance through KIAssist.