Kia Ceed Sportswagon review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, diesel, petrol
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RRP £19,855What Car? Target Price from£18,618

Introduction

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While SUV sales have grown rapidly in recent years, that's come in part at the expense of more traditional markets, such as estates like this, the Kia Ceed Sportswagon. So, while at first glance, Kia’s decision to offer not one but two estate versions of its latest Ceed family hatch looks bonkers: the equivalent of buying a fleet of ice cream vans just as winter sets in.

There’s a method to this apparent madness, though. These two estates share most of their parts, yet are likely to appeal to very different buyers. The Sportswagon is the more functional and traditional of the pair, and is the one that faces much greater competition in the broader estate car class. The Kia Proceed, on the other hand, sacrifices some of the Sportswagon's ultimate practicality for slinkier, coupé-like looks. You can read all about the Proceed if you click the link and head on over to our dedicated review. 

Back to the Sportswagon, then, and not only does it go head to head with the i30 Tourer, from sister brand Hyundai, but estate versions of almost every family car on sale. Those include the fine-handling Ford Focus, the classy Volkswagen Golf and simply massive Skoda Octavia.

So, does the Kia Ceed Sportswagon have what it takes to stand out? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review. And when you've finished hoovering up all the facts, check out our New Car Buying pages to see what amazing discounts we have for you; not just on the Ceed Sportswagon but on pretty much every new car on sale.

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions217.3 - 60.1
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty7 years / 100000 miles

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