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£20,755
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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Our favourite 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.

This 118bhp turbocharged three-cylinder engine provides the kind of performance that most buyers will find quite adequate, even on a motorway. It's worth pointing out, though, that similar 1.0-litre turbocharged engines in rivals have a bit more low-down shove, so you need to rev the Ceed's harder to get the best out of it. It’s still the one to go for in the line-up. It’s only available with a manual transmission.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km

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