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For The diesel engine pulls strongly, revs sweetly and is relaxed at motorway speeds.

Against This version costs a lot more to buy than the entry-level versions. The Ceed isn't as good to drive as rivals.

Kia Ceed Hatchback

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Kia Ceed 1.6D CRDi 128 1 ISG is the best Cee'd we've driven to date. Thoroughly recommended.

What Car? readers say

4


Key facts

0–60mph
11.5 secs
Top speed
122 mph
Average mpg
76.3
Tank range
miles
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Size

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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Our favourite engine in the Ceed is the 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel. It pulls strongly, revs sweetly and is relaxed at motorway speeds. The 1.6 petrol doesn’t feel nearly as punchy as its 133bhp would suggest, and even the 201bhp 1.6 turbo GT version is brisk rather than genuinely fast.

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.

Reader test team says:

Kia Ceed Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG 5dr

The car itself is a great car. Mpg is good, drives smooth enough, gadgets are great. A few small niggles though. 1. The suspension is way too soft,…

Daniel Marsh

4 out of 5 stars

Kia Ceed Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG 5dr

Bought a nearly new Kia Ceed CRDI 1.6 Auto in April 2014. I needed to get a car quickly and decided to go for a Ceed out of a shortlist made of a…

Eric Camier

3 out of 5 stars

Kia Ceed Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG 5dr

Cabin is premium. Included on this car are: leather seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel, dual climate control, sat nav, reversing camera,…

Daniel Lockey

5 out of 5 stars

Kia Ceed Hatchback 1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG 5dr

Before purchasing the Kia I also tried the Ford Focus as a comparison and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Ceed compared to the Ford.…

Philip Jones

5 out of 5 stars
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