Kia Ceed Sportswagon 1.6 CRDi ISG 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £25,180What Car? Target Price£23,561
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.

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
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

625

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

131

g/km

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