Great Starter Cars Don't Have to Be Plain. Just Look at the Kia Stonic
There's no denying that practicality is paramount when buying a car—and it's especially important these days given the economic downturn. But there's a common misconception about practical cars, which is that they're inherently bland. That's not necessarily so. Just look at the head-turning Kia Stonic.
As one of Kia's most affordable crossovers yet, the Kia Stonic handily keeps you at the wheel of your finances. The starting price of the basic Stonic LX MT is P735,000, while the higher-end variants Stonic LX AT and Stonic EX AT are priced at P835,000 and P925,000 respectively.
But at that price point, the Kia Stonic is an incredibly stylish subcompact crossover with a dynamic look, reminiscent of the youthful, sporty designs you see in exclusive showrooms. One look and you know this thing lives up to its tagline, “Style that’s iconic."
Going into detail, you’ll see how Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille completes its distinct look. There are also projector halogen headlights and LED daytime running lights—though the latter is exclusive to the EX variant—which help you drive in confidence.
The 16-inch alloy wheels, fin-type antenna, sleek roof rails, and increased ground clearance height of 185mm are some notable design points as well, all great for riding out in practical style. Even better: the EX variants come in two-tone colors, which have an upscale, sporty look about them.
Kia's cool new crossover also comes with modern interior styling and innovative features that complement the exteriors. Inside the Stonic, there’s a black interior with fabric seats and two climate control options: the LX variants have dial-type manual controls and the EX variant has a single-zone automatic system. Navigating through the key features is also a breeze, as its steering wheel has functional access buttons.
Driving is both an experience and a journey unto itself, so regardless of the price range you're batting at, it's worth getting a car that isn't only functional, but can look the part too. Why choose between practicality and style when you can have the best of both worlds?