Used Kia Magentis (2006 - 2010) Buying & Selling

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2013
Kia may have a strong reputation for making good value small hatchbacks and people carriers, but not many people consider the Korean make when it comes to larger saloons. The Magentis is just that - a four door car that's similar in size to the Volkswagen Passat, but unfortunately that's where the similarities end.

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

Depreciation is pretty steep for the first few years of any saloon cars life - especially so with a brand that's not associated with larger cars. Buying used means you won't lose as much money and you could get a good deal. There should be plenty of relatively low mileage examples around too, as the Kia is often bought by older drivers who don't cover long distances.

Facelifted models were introduced around March 2009 and have a much sharper look as well as improved handling. They're certainly worth seeking out.

See 5 used Kia Magentiss for sale, starting at £799

1.5 out of 5


The new Magentis is a much better car than the older model, but will only sell if the price is right. People will be expecting to pay less than for an equivalent European or Japanese model. Most buyers will want the CRDi.