What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

For Good value; good to drive and comfortable; long warranty

Against Rarer than rivals; questionable cabin materials; road noise

Verdict It's not the most exciting of hatchbacks, but is capable and affordable.

Go for… 1.6GS/2

Avoid… 2.0 CRDI Sport

Kia Ceed Hatchback
  • 1. There's good passenger space in the front and back, with only the middle rear seat a little cramped. The boot is a good size and usable shape.
  • 2. The Cee'd isn't as refined as the class leaders, but wind and road noise aren't intrusive. Even though the cabin materials aren't the highest quality, the Cee'd feels well built.
  • 3. Low CO2 emissions keep road tax down, with only the 1.6-litre petrol models producing more than 150g/km. Both 1.6-litre diesels manage an impressive 119g/km.
  • 4. Kia's seven-year warranty on the Cee'd will save you repair bills if anything fails, although you're not covered for items such as brakes, clutches and exhausts.
  • 5. The Cee'd was originally supplied with Michelin Energy tyres, which are designed to improve fuel economy, but these can wear out in under 20,000 miles, so check them carefully.
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