Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £21,145What Car? Target Price£19,776
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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No Ceed Sportswagon is poorly equipped. Even entry-level 2 cars get automatic headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, 16in alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and all-round electric windows.Plus you can add the 8.0in touchscreen with smartphone connectivity (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), a reversing camera and lots of safety kit. However, pricier Ceed Sportswagons offer greater versatility.

The 1.6-litre diesel pulls more eagerly from all but very low revs than the petrols. So, while it’s ultimately no faster than the 1.0-litre petrol (0-60mph takes 10.7sec), its extra low-end shove is worth having if you tow a trailer or caravan.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

123

g/km

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