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Kia Magentis EX-L 2.7 V6 (2007)

by John Ewing,reviewed April 2007

It’s hard to argue with the value-for-money of the Magentis EX-Luxury.
Most major safety features are provided as standard – there’s dual front, front side and full curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability/traction control and active head restraints. Power driver’s seat, climate control and leather trim add a touch of luxury, plus Kia provides a five-year/130 000 km warranty.

The five-speed auto shifts smoothly, but a relatively small engine and largish body mean the 2.7-litre V6 can’t deliver much performance.

The comfy ride and mediocre dynamics will meet many buyers’ expectations. But more demanding drivers may find the steering and handling underdone. Braking distances for the Magentis are competitive, but the brakes don’t hold up well to heavier use.
Kia Magentis EX-L 2.7 v6 2007

For

Value, warranty, safety features

Against

Performance, dynamics, brakes

Car Details

Vehicle make Kia
Vehicle model Magentis EX-L 2.7 V6
Vehicle type Large Under $60,000
Year 2007
Price when new $31,490 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 2.7-litre, double overhead cam, V6
Max power 138 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max torque 247 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 10.2 secs
Braking from 80 km/h 25.7 m

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