The Kia Magentis is remarkably good value for money especially if you want a new car on your driveway.
- Stereo radio / in dash single slot CD player
- Daewoo Nubira and Hyundai Sonata
What We Liked
- Remarkably good value for money
What We Disliked
- Lack of remote central locking
- Dated image
What We'd Like To See
- An all new flagship Magentis in keeping with the Sorento and soon to be released Picanto.
The Magentis feels like an early nineties car albeit a very good nineties car. Bearing in mind the price build quality is good but it does lack the sophistication of its modern competitors. The metal/plastics used are on the cheaper side but money has to be saved somewhere and this does not detract from the Magentis' all round appeal as a budget car.
Value For Money
The Kia Magentis is remarkably good value for money especially if you want a new car on your driveway. A quick search via our search engine found a Kia dealer selling the car at a very attractive £8888 - which is an excellent price for a car of this size and specification. The only thing lacking is the 5-year warranty of its parent company Hyundai.
In our opinion the Magentis is a well put together saloon capable of carrying a family of five in relative comfort for very little money. You won’t find anything wrong with the car if you are the kind of person who expects only to drive from A to B with the minimum amount of fuss. Definitely worth a look if you are on a budget or looking for a bargain.25 February 2004
Kia Magentis Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Kia Magentis ICE|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||11.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||129 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||42.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||No Data|
|Warranty||3-year unlimited mileage warranty|
3-year roadside assistance covering the UK and mainland Europe
6-year anti-perforation warranty
|Price (when tested on the 25/02/04)||£ 9,995|