Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.5T GDi ISG 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£26,295
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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Upgrade to 3 trim and you'll get dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers and larger alloy wheels – on top of everything that's standard on entry-level 2 trim. Worth a look, especially if you can get a good discount, but we reckon 2 trim is the pick of the range.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

134

g/km

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