Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.0T GDi ISG 2 5dr Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £20,405What Car? Target Price£19,231
Review

The Kia Ceed Sportswagon is competitive in lots of areas but, unlike the best rival estates, it fails to be outstanding anywhere and give us a compelling reason to recommend it over the better-handling Ford Focus, the more practical Skoda Octavia, the fuel-efficient Toyota Corolla or the more refined and comfortable Volkswagen Golf.

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This trim level comes with all of the essentials, including 16in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, air-con, cruise control, all-round electric windows, electrically adjusted and heated door mirrors, plus a reversing camera and 8.0in infotainment touchscreen with smartphone connectivity. It’s definitely worth adding the Advanced Driving Assistance Pack for improved safety features.

The cheapest petrol engine is the 118bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder (1.0 T-GDi) that provides the sort of pace most buyers will find adequate (0-60mph takes 10.9sec), even on the motorway. Just bear in mind that it does need plenty of revs to get up to speed and will struggle with heavier loads.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km

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