What Car? says
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
- 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.