The modelRead full 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 trimSee full equipment
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.
The engineSee full engine specs
With 158bhp and a 0-60mph time of 8.1sec, this 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol strikes a good balance between price, running costs and performance, rarely feeling malnourished - provided you’re prepared to rev it out.
Estate has bland handling and average performance, but majors...
Competitive in lots of areas but not outstanding