We haven't yet driven the Kia Cee'd 1.4D CRDi 90 1, but as soon as we do, our verdict will appear here.
So far, we’ve only tried two of the engines available in the Kia Cee'd. The 126bhp 1.6 diesel is the better of the pair - it pulls strongly, revs sweetly and is relaxed at motorway speeds. The 133bhp 1.6 petrol doesn’t feel nearly as punchy as its 9.9sec 0-62mph sprint time would suggest.
There’s a wide range of trims available, so you can spec your car to be basic and cheap or fully tooled-up, with various degrees in between. Whichever model you go for, though, you’ll get air-con, front electric windows, central locking, an iPod-compatible CD stereo and Bluetooth connectivity at the very least.
Another quick word to the wise. Some of the early cars will come on Hankook tyres and some will come on Continentals depending on trim and wheel size. Experience tells us that the Contis are much better for grip, compliancy and noise. Before your order, make sure you ask your dealer which tyres your chosen variant will come on, and arrange to get them changed if necessary.
Took one of these (1.4 petrol) out for the day whilst my own Mk2 Cee'd Diesel was in for a service. There's no doubting that this is a substantial…
Sorry Kia you have disappointed me. And yes I own a 2010 Kia Ceed. And Kia should know why and some car reviewers? I hear that Kia keeps watching Ford…
The Kia Cee'd 1.6D CRDi 128 1 ISG is the best Cee'd we've driven to date. Thoroughly recommended.