Kia Stonic vs SEAT Arona – Which is better?

This video is a continuation of the SEAT Arona FR review which you can check out here.

For the Kia Stonic review, do check it out here.

In this video, we’re gonna compare the Kia Stonic and the SEAT Arona to see which is better, and which you should go for!

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so how does this SEAT Arona compare
with a Kia Stonic – first of all let’s

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talk about the price because the most
expensive Stonic is actually about the

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same price as the base level SEAT
Arona and there’s like a $9,000

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difference between the most expensive
Kia Stonic SX and the SEAT Arona fr so

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pricing wise definitely will go to the
Kia Stonic because it’s just cheaper

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next looking at the exterior design this
is very individual is very subjective

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for me personally both are good-looking
cars but maybe the Arona just it stands

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out a little bit more on the road it’s
just slightly better looking than

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the Stonic that’s how I would put it so
the exterior wise I think there Arona

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is just slightly better looking than the Stonic but again this is individual okay

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this is a big one so the interior of
both cars in the Arona you get some

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cheap looking plastics but you do get
some Volkswagen looking buttons here and there

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and even the gear shifter really looks
like it came out straight from a

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Volkswagen Golf so uh yeah it’s a mix of
cheap looking materials and like average

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or slightly above average looking
materials whereas in the Stonic the

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materials all feel about average or
slightly above average quality it’s a

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bit more consistent in the Stonic so
interior-wise me personally I would

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prefer the interior of the stonic just
because it’s a bit more consistent in

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terms of the materials that they use
performance wise okay this one very

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clear no questions Arona takes this one
okay so let me explain in the Stonic

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review I mentioned that it has a lot of
low-end torque so like for example from a

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standstill at the traffic light if you
floor the Stonic it will pick up and go

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but it runs out of boost faster than the
Arona so low-end torque it will it really

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goes but then at about maybe 4000 rpm or something it will start to like

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taper off and then you get a regular
performance you don’t get the surge

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anymore but in the Arona I remember I
was in gear 5 or gear 6 and the car

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was really still pulling so that’s the
first thing second thing is both

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cars have a one-litre three-cylinder
engine and you know in 3 cylinder engines

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there’s this vibration at idle in the
Stonic it’s quite obvious really is

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really quite obvious but in the Arona i
didn’t really quite feel it that much

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even though i was more sensitive to the
vibrations because i knew it was a

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one-litre three-cylinder so in my mind I
already preempted myself that hey this

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car may vibrate at a traffic light or may
vibrate at idle but I really did not feel

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it that much so performance and the
engine I would have to give it to the Arona

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so features wise between the Kia Stonic and the SEAT Arona it goes to

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the SEAT Arona because it just has more
features even though both cars come with

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Android auto and apple carplay the SEAT Arona has more features like adaptive cruise

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control City emergency braking
pedestrian protection park pilot things

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like that but also remember that Arona
is more expensive than the Kia Stonic

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and the Arona is also technically a
continental car so you expect it to have

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more features as well so in terms of
features it goes to the Arona but it’s

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kind of expected because the Arona is
more expensive than the Sonic I wouldn’t

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talk so much about reliability because
both cars are still relatively new but

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support and warranty wise the SEAT
comes with three years warranty plus two

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years extended warranty for a total of
five years and the KIA Stonic comes with a

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five year unlimited mileage warranty and
ten years engine warranty so just

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based on the support and warranty it
goes to the Stonic but I think this one

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is something you may have to check with
them when you actually buy the car

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practicality wise both cars are
practical the Arona however feels a bit

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bigger than the Stonic interior wise
like in the rear seats I feel like I get

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more space in the Arona and also the
Arona’s boot space is bigger than the

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Stonic the Arona has a boot space of
400 litres where is the Kia Stonic has

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a boot space of about 352 liters so for that

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practicality I’ll give it an Arona
just because it feels bigger and also it

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has a bigger boot. so overall if you look at the score or the

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comparison that I’m doing the Arona just beats out the Stonic

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but the price of the Arona is higher
than the Stonic so you do expect a bit

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more from the car at the end of the day I
think both are good cars maybe if you

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have the budget you should give the Arona a chance

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anyway test-drive is free just go and
test it out see whether you like it or

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not but if the Arona is a bit too
expensive then I think the Stonic will

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do just fine however I think you should
get the highest variant of the Stonic

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which is the SX because it just has more
features than the regular Stonic and the

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price difference isn’t that big it’s
about six thousand dollars I think it’s

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worth it for the amount of features that
you get and also you are in a way future

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proofing your car let’s say like five
six years down the road you wanna sell

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your car, its still attractive to
potential buyers so yeah guys I hope

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this was helpful thank you guys so much
for watching and I’ll see you in the

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next video

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