Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.4T GDi ISG 3 5dr Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £23,265What Car? Target Price£21,753
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. The option of a PHEV is great for company car drivers, but that's not as good as the similarly priced and much bigger Skoda Superb Estate iV.

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This trim is our pick, because it's still reasonably affordable, yet brings some very desirable features, including sat-nav with a 10.3in touchscreen, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, smarter dashboard trims and remote folding rear seats that split and fold 40/20/40 (60/40 for the PHEV). The PHEV adds LED headlights, an electronic parking brake, keyless entry and a front armrest.

If you’re regularly going to have your Ceed Sportswagon heavily loaded, the 138bhp turbocharged four-cylinder 1.4 T-GDi makes it easier to hang with the ebb and flow of traffic without the help of frequent gearchanges, and it will hit 60mph from zero in just 8.8sec.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

45.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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