Kia

With Hyundai as its majority shareholder, it makes sense that Korean brand Kia has followed the upward curve in quality and success of its parent company.

The Cee’d takes Kia into Ford Focus territory, where it does a convincing job of providing an alternative to fiercely capable competitors in the segment. Elsewhere in the range, the brand has enjoyed success with its Picanto city car, Sportage SUV and the Soul, which is also available as an electric vehicle.

At least part of that sales increase can be attributed to Kia's warranty; at seven years, it trumps the cover offered by rivals.

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All Kia cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

PRO Ceed

£10,830£13,916 Rated 3 out of 5
Kia PRO Ceed

Sportage

£13,740£15,973 Rated 4 out of 5
Kia Sportage

Ceed

£10,420£13,663 Rated 3 out of 5
Kia Ceed

Picanto

£5,757£7,895 Rated 2 out of 5
Kia Picanto

Optima

£19,540£20,661 Rated 2 out of 5
Kia Optima

RIO

£5,845£9,054 Rated 3 out of 5
Kia RIO

Soul

£11,910£12,800 Rated 4 out of 5
Kia Soul

Venga

£11,740£10,570 Rated 2 out of 5
Kia Venga

Carens

£17,995£16,773 Rated 3 out of 5
Kia Carens

Sorento

£17,762£26,905 Rated 4 out of 5
Kia Sorento

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