Most people will have little difficulty finding a comfortable driving position, thanks to a wide range of adjustment for the steering wheel and the driver’s seat. The seat could do with offering more support, though. The basic dashboard layout is clear, and the sat-nav system on higher-spec versions is simple to use, with big buttons and a touch-screen.
Kia Ceed Sportswagon space & practicality
The Ceed’s cabin has plenty of leg and headroom for tall adults in the back seats. The 528-litre boot is bigger than a Ford Focus Estate’s, but smaller than a Skoda Octavia Estate’s. Drop the rear seats, and capacity grows to 1642 litres, which is almost on par with the Octavia.
Kia Ceed Sportswagon equipment
Trim levels range from basic 1 to generously equipped 4 Tech. All get air-con, front electric windows, central locking, an iPod-compatible CD stereo and Bluetooth. Reversing sensors are standard from 2 versions, while 3 and 4 have a reversing camera integrated into the navigation screen. 4 Tech adds a Parallel Park Assist System (PPAS), which automatically steers the car into kerbside spaces.